With more than 50 states, and people of different origin, cultural background, and race living together, the United States of America is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. It has a unique and rich cultural heritage. All these cultures are celebrated on a grand scale through various festivals and events that occur throughout the year at different locations in the US.  

While many tourists from all over the world visit the United States to explore its various natural landscapes, admire the big cities, the festivals in the USA play a big part in attracting the tourists. These festivals reflect the art, culture, music of the beautiful country in the most exciting way. If you are planning a trip anytime soon, you can take part in these festivals that are sure to give you the most amazing memories of your life.  

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We have compiled a list of some of the best festivals that you must attend in the US in 2024.

Kutztown Folk Festival

Festival Dates – 1st July to 9th July 2024

Festival Location – New Orleans, Louisiana  

Originated in the 1950s, the Kutztown Folk Festival is one of the most popular festivals in the US that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a festival that was started by three local professionals to celebrate the Pennsylvanian German population in the country.  

During the festival, which lasts for about one week, the tourists who come here revel in the cultural atmosphere and you can literally feel the celebration vibes in the air as people come dressed in various German traditional costumes and you can enjoy listening to the traditional music playing in the background.  

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Festival Dates – 7th October to 15th October 2024

Festival Location – Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Can you imagine a sky full of colourful hot air balloons floating freely around? Well this is exactly what the festival is all about. It is one of the best festivals in the US that you must visit in 2024. The annual event witnesses more than 500 hot air balloons flying over your head creating the most spectacular sight you may have ever seen anywhere in the world.  

You can simply enjoy watching the balloons floating in the air as people rush to hop onto it and be lifted up in the air, or you can take a ride on the balloon yourself and enjoy the beautiful festival atmosphere below as you float thousands of feet in the air. 

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Life is Beautiful

Festival Dates – 22nd September to 24th September 2024

Festival Location – Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada 

If you are on a trip to the US and you are visiting Las Vegas in September, you must attend the ‘Life is Beautiful’ festival as it takes centre stage in Downtown Las Vegas for three days each year giving the festival goes a host of surprises and an opportunity to let their hair loose and have fun. 

During the three-day festival, there is plenty of music, arts, food and learning, providing something for everyone. Many popular local and international aritsts perform at the music including, Imagine Dragons, Major Lazer, Hozeir, Kendrick Lamar and more. 

You can also see huge art installation, and murals at the festival that entice the art connosieurs. Are you a food lover, and love exploring few food? You would surely be deligted at the festival. Many celebrity chefs from the US and from around the world conduct cooking demos and whip some amazing delicacies that you can try making at home. Also, there is an unlimited supply for free lemondage, a perfect beverage to beat the Vegas heat and keep your spirits high.  

If you are coming from overseas or from a distance to Vegas for the festival, you can check-in at The Cliffs at Peace Canyon, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort and one of the best resorts in Las Vegas. There are many things you can do in Vegas, and as they say, ‘What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas,’ you need not share any details to anyone of your adventures there.  

Fantasy Fest

Festival Dates – 20th October to 29th October 2024

Festival Location – Key West, Florida 

If, for any reason, you missed the Halloween Celebrations and love to dress up in quirky costumes, you must attend the Fantasy Fest. It is an annual event that attracts several people, both locals and tourists from all over the world.  

People turn up dressed in different costumes as famous characters or cover themselves in body paint, which is a major attraction here. Everyone comes together and revel in the festive atmosphere and walk around the street, making pit stops at the local bars and pubs. All the people who come to this fest have one common interest and goal – have fun!



Festival Dates – 3rd Aug to 6th Aug 2024

Festival Location – Grant Park, Chicago 

One of the most popular festivals in the USA, this musical extravaganza attracts thousands of tourists who come here to get a dose of dance, comedy, music and loads of fun. Whether you are visiting Chicago with your friends, family or your partner make sure that you drop by at the festival to enjoy listening to a diverse genre of music and have your part of fun.  

The festival is known to offer a platform to struggling and lesser-known artists to perform and give them an opportunity to be heard. The festival also hosts some of the biggest names in the musical industry like Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and many more. The energy during the four-day festival is just wild and you can feel it the moment you enter the festival vicinity.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

Festival Date – 6th October to 15th October and 14th October to 16th October 2024 

Festival Location – Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin, Texas 

If you love music, you must attend this famous festival in America. The two-weekend long festival is all about music, art, food and drinks and it features an eight-stage set up that celebrates music.  

The festival gets its name from the concert series of the same name and presents a great opportunity to the locals and the tourists to the place to enjoy music and enjoy the chill vibes.  

The United States of America plays host to several festivals all through the year. And, 2024 promises to be a great year with an excellent line-up of events and festivals of all kinds. So, whether you live in the US or visiting the magnificent country, make sure that you attend one of these festivals and enjoy a beautiful experience.

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