Summer Festivals




Summer festivals are known for their outdoor cultural celebrations, food, fun, games and music. Despite the hot summer weather, people discard the shining sun and get into the streets where all the celebrations are on. So, check out some of the popular festivals that can help you have a great experience during this summer.

Popular Summer Festivals 2017

Just read on to know about popular festivals that will be celebrated during summer 2017.

U.S. Summer Festivals 2017

Get an idea about the festivals that will be celebrated in United States during the summer.

  • Summerfest:

  • This is one of the popular Milwaukee summer festivals you'd love to watch out for. The Summerfest is the world's largest music festival. It is held in Lake Michigan shore. The festival usually starts from late June and goes on for 11 days including the American Independence Day (July 4). The date for Summerfest 2017 is June 29.

    The exact venue for the Summerfest festival is the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are live musical performances by renowned musicians. There are 10 stage areas and a huge amphitheater known as the Marcus Amphitheater which can accommodate around 23000 visitors. So, gear up for one of the best summer music festivals that includes exciting food, parties, and other activities which add to the festive spirit.

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  • Bastille Day celebrations in NY:

  • The Bastille Day celebrations organized by the Alliance Française in New York City reflect the historic friendship between France and the United States.

    The exact venue of this festive celebration is the 60th Street that lies between the Fifth and Lexington Avenues. There's a lot of fun and entertainment that include mimes, a car show, live music and performances by cancan dancers. You can taste beer and cheese, and participate in arts, crafts and games as well.

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  • Chicago summer festivals 2017:

  • One of the most exciting Chicago summer festivals is the Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party. In 2017, the events will be held on July 15 and July 16. From 5.30p.m. to 10.30p.m., there'll be live musical performances in front of around 18000 people.

    While you watch the events, you'll get to enjoy some of Chicago's tastiest treats like Nicholas Quality Meats and Susie's Fun Foods. There'll be burgers and good quality wine as well.

    The Chinatown Summer Fair is one of the most popular summer festivals which will be held on July 17, 2017 at Wentworth Avenue, Chicago. The celebrations will start at 10.00a.m. and end at 8p.m. There's a lion dance procession that will start from 1.00p.m. at the Main Stage (23rd St and Wentworth Avenue). There'll be events that'll reflect the Asian culture and tradition. You'll get a taste of Chinese food, arts and craft when you explore this summer festival.

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  • California Wine Festival:

  • Every year, Santa Barbara in California celebrates the California Wine Festival during the summertime. In 2017, this festival will start on July 14 and continue up to July 16. The festival gives you the chance to taste Spanish cuisine and wine. There are events on cooking held by top chefs followed by a beachside wine party.

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    Summer Festivals in UK

  • More London Free Festival:

  • The More London Free Festival runs from June 1 to - September 30, 2017. The events can be attended free of cost! There's live music, arts activities, theatrical performances, and free film screenings as well. You may love watching live performance by the famous Chickenshed theatre. There'll also be a fresh take on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. You'll also get to watch a family play - 'Around the World in Eighty Days'.

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  • Great British Beer Festival:

  • One of the most popular summer festivals in UK is the Great British Beer Festival. In 2017, this event will be celebrated at Earls Court, London. The festival will start on August 2 and end on August 6. When you attend this festival, you'll find that it is aptly known as the “biggest pub in the world”. You'll have delicious food, live music and exciting games to try out and enjoy the Great British Beer Festival.

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  • Notting Hill Carnival:

  • This is one of the largest summer festivals in UK. It is also considered to be Europe's biggest street festival. The Notting Hill Carnival is celebrated every year in Notting Hill area in West London. People dressed in colorful costumes gather on the streets and enjoy the food, music, and dance. In 2017, the Carnival will be celebrated on August 28 and August 29. This festival was initially celebrated by the West Indian community, but it has gradually transformed into a full-fledged Caribbean carnival. When you participate in this festival, you'll enjoy being among thousands of people singing and beating drums!

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    These are some of the popular summer festivals you can explore and enjoy the fun and excitement they bring into your life.

    Last Updated: 15th April, 2017