Amazing Festivals presents more than 200 of North America s longest running, most popular, and quirkiest festivals. The 320-page hardcover book uses colorful photography and informative text to showcase festivals that celebrate cultures from all over the globe, music from every genre, art of every style, foods, holidays, and just about everything imaginable. All 50 states in the United States are represented.
From the tasteful and refined (think the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada) to the weird and wacky (such as Raleigh, North Carolina s BugFest and Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado), the book celebrates fun and fascinating festivals found across North America.
Amazing Festivals is organized by region into eight chapters, from New England to the Southwest and Canada to the Deep South. Here is a sampling of the festivals spotlighted:
Music: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Indio, California) and Bonnaroo (Manchester, Tennessee)
Winter festivals: Quebec Winter Carnival (Quebec City, Canada) and St. Paul Winter Carnival (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Harvest festivals: Julian Grape Stomp Fiesta (California) and Hatch Chile Festival (New Mexico)
Springtime celebrations: National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, DC) and Tulip Time Festival (Holland, Michigan)
Food: Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, Maine) and Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival (Little Chute, Wisconsin)