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What's the best festivals you've ever been to?
7 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 1 Msg: #168854  
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What's the best festivals you've ever attended? Did you blog about them? Reply to this

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7 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 3 Msg: #168857  
One of my favorite festivals (if not the best) is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival held in Mt. Vernon, Washington USA each spring. Acres and acres of beautiful flowers in bloom - in fact, it's going on right now and I'm not there, which makes me somewhat sad.

Tip-Toeing Through the Tulips



The Colorado Brewers Festival also tops my list. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 10th 2013 No: 4 Msg: #168899  
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What a beautiful festival, and blog. I saw a concentrated blast of southern culture, including lots and lots of flowers, during the Azalea Festival in Wilmington NC: Flowers and Queens Reply to this

7 years ago, April 10th 2013 No: 5 Msg: #168930  
There are three festivals that are highlights for me:

Ghost Festival in Keelung, Taiwan - When Ghosts Walk the Earth

Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain - The Day I Became A Man

Diwali in India (also known as Festival of Lights) - No blog Reply to this

7 years ago, April 10th 2013 No: 6 Msg: #168953  
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Running with the bulls, oh my! Great blog. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 10th 2013 No: 7 Msg: #168954  
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Another favorite: The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest balloon festival. A photographers' paradise, for those willing to get up early enough: Is Ballooning Just a Bunch of Hot Air?
[Edited: 2013 Apr 11 01:15 - Roosta:95057 - Typos]
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7 years ago, April 11th 2013 No: 8 Msg: #168976  
We loved the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Philippines when we went.

Music, drums & colourful costumes were all included and we had a brilliant time. Everyone is pulled into the processions and each evening there are big parties.. then the next day it's back to the processions for a whole weekend. Brilliant fun and it took a while to get the drum beat out your head.

Bang Bang to the Beat of the Drum...

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7 years ago, April 12th 2013 No: 9 Msg: #169038  
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What a party! The blog has 200 photos too. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 12th 2013 No: 10 Msg: #169039  
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A different sort of ethnic celebration: St. Patrick's Day in the most Irish city in the US, Savannah When Irish Eyes are Smiling Reply to this

7 years ago, April 17th 2013 No: 11 Msg: #169299  
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Songkran, thai vegetable festival and the byron bay blues and roots festival is awesome. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 12 Msg: #169549  
There is a festival named as Diwali in India. That is great. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 13 Msg: #169571  

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Ezra, we have not been to the world famous Albuquerque balloon festival yet. It is still on our bucket list but we have been to the Reno Balloon festival and it was grand.


Brillant Balloons Above Reno Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 14 Msg: #169572  
All music lovers head to Key West for the Trop Rock Festival. Early November a few thousand Buffet fans head to Key West to hear beach music. Colorful people of all ages (many baby boomers). Jimmie Buffet has never made an appearance at this gather but that does not stop these people from being hopeful. We found many, many good bands and no one really needed Jimmie Buffet to be among them.

Here is a tune from one of our favorites.




Parrot Heads, Jell-O Shots and the Conch Republic Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 15 Msg: #169573  
Reykjavik is a hot bed of musicians and they have several music fest throughout the year. Last year while we were visiting Iceland we managed to be present for a big event. We really enjoyed it and recommend that all music lovers go.

This blog is not just about the music festival but that information is incorporated into this Icelandic blog.



Blowing off some steam in Reykjavik Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 16 Msg: #169574  
We agree with Stephanie that the Skagit Valley tulip festival is one of the best. Although we also love the Sequim Lavendar Festival. When we lived in the Seattle we went most years. We prefer to go the week before the actual festival as the crowds are smaller.


Add this one to your list if you have not been.
Lazy Days and Lovely Lavender in Sequim, Washington Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 17 Msg: #169578  
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Great balloon blog. Awake at 3 AM..I barely managed to get up at 6 for Albuquerque. As I'm sure you still remember from Reno, it was completely worth it. Reply to this

7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 18 Msg: #169579  
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Most people know the Kentucky Derby as a horse race. It's merely the last event of a two week smorgasboard of events. I went to several of them:
Luminescent Visions
Joyful Noise
Saving the best for last, the legendary Louisville Derby Bed Race:
Racing Insanity
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7 years ago, April 21st 2013 No: 19 Msg: #169580  

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Ezra, since we are in the medical field we have been getting up at 5am for years to go to work. The 3am thing was not too much of a problem. Since we are morning people it would be harder for us to stay up until midnight but we do it a few times a year.
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7 years ago, May 11th 2013 No: 20 Msg: #170482  

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