What's the best festivals you've ever attended? Did you blog about them?
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.
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
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?
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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...
Songkran, thai vegetable festival and the byron bay blues and roots festival is awesome.
There is a festival named as Diwali in India. That is great.
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
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
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
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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.
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:
Saving the best for last, the legendary Louisville Derby Bed Race:
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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.