NATIONAL HAPPENINGS


MONTH BY MONTH HAPPENINGS AROUND THE U.S.

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The following list is in alphabetical order by state and chronologically listed by date.



  ALABAMA  

Apr. 24
Geico 500 | Talladega Superspeedway
A NASCAR Cup Series stock car race. talladegasuperspeedway.com

July 7-17
The World Games | Birmingham
An 11-day international multi-sport event associated with the Olympics. twg2022.com

 

  ALASKA  

Mar. 5
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race | Anchorage
Kickoff for the annual long-distance sled-dog race from Anchorage to Nome. iditarod.com

 

  ARIZONA  

Nov. 5
Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships
The country’s most-attended polo event, considered the best in the world. thepoloparty.com

Nov. 6
NASCAR Cup Series Championship | Phoenix Raceway, Avondale
Four drivers compete for the ultimate prize in NASCAR. phoenixraceway.com

Jan. 1, 2023
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl | State Farm Stadium, Glendale
A post-season NCAA Division I college football game. fiestabowl.org

Jan. 2023
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction | Westworld of Scottsdale
Considered the world’s greatest auctions of this type and a “barometer” of the collector car industry. barrett-jackson.com

Feb. 2023
WM Phoenix Open | TPC Scottsdale
One of the first events on the PGA Tour golf calendar, dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass.” wmphoenixopen.com

Feb. 2023
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Top owners, trainers and breeders from across the globe bring almost 2,400 Arabians to this competition. scottsdaleshow.com

Feb. 2023
Cologuard Classic | Omni Tucson National Resort
A PGA Tour Champions tournament with proceeds supporting colon cancer awareness and Tucson youth sports. cologuardclassic.com

Feb. 2023
Super Bowl LVII | State Farm Stadium, Glendale
The legendary NFL championship. nfl.com

 

  CALIFORNIA  

Mar. 2-12
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
One of the leading film festivals featuring over 200 independent and international films, tributes and symposiums. sbiff.org

Mar. 20
Los Angeles Marathon
One of the largest marathons in the U.S. supports The McCourt Foundation, helping those with neurological issues. lamarathon.com

Mar. 25-27
Palm Desert Food & Wine
Check out the tasty eats, premium wines and hands-on cooking demos by celebrity chefs. palmdesertfoodandwine.com

Mar. 27
94th Academy Awards | Dolby Theater, Hollywood
Presentations of the film industry’s most prestigious award: the Oscar. oscars.org

Apr. 8-10
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
See the same vehicles and racers from the Indianapolis 500, a bevy of sports cars and super trucks in a fair atmosphere. gplb.com

Apr. 15-17, 22-24
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival | Indio
The annual festival presents diverse musical genres plus an array of art installations and sculptures. coachella.com

May 21
Beachside Wine Festival | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad
Offering fine wines, regional craft brews and diverse bites with a VIP Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting on May 20. californiawinefestival.com

May 27-29
Bottlerock Napa Valley
Napa Valley’s original large-scale music fest featuring diverse musical genres, wine, food and craft beer. bottlerocknapavalley.com

June 25-26
San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
One of the largest LGBT gatherings in the nation. sfpride.org

July 4
Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short | Hollywood Bowl
This annual event features pyrotechnics and the L.A. Philharmonic. hollywoodbowl.com

July 4
San Francisco’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
The waterfront is the best location to view the pyrotechnics. sf.gov

July 16
California Wine Festival | Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara
The state’s finest vintages, gourmet food and live music. VIP Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting on July 15. californiawinefestival.com

July 19
MLB All-Star Game | Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles
It’s the National League vs. American League with MLB’s most talented players. mlb.com

July 21-24
Comic-Con International | San Diego Convention Center
This multi-genre event is one of the best conventions in the world of comics (and more!). comic-con.org

July 23
Catalina Ski Race | Long Beach
The “world’s greatest water-ski race” has a 62-mile course with speeds reaching up to 95 mph! catalinaskirace.net

July 30-31
Napa Wine Festival | Napa Valley Expo Center A celebration of wine, food, craft beer, local arts and entertainment at the center of California wine country. vwinefest.com

Aug. 21
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance | Pebble Beach Golf Links
With the world’s premier celebration of autos, this classic car event is the culmination of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. pebblebeachconcours.net

Sept. 15-17
Sonoma County Wine Auction | La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard
Windsor Collectors and bidders vie for the area’s top wines. sonomacountywineauction.com

Sept. 24-25
MCAS Miramar Air Show | San Diego
The largest military air show in the United States. miramarairshow.com

Sept. 2022
Emmy Awards | Los Angeles
The Television Academy’s prestigious awards show. emmys.com

Oct. 2
San Francisco Fleet Week
Celebrates the Bay Area’s rich naval tradition, honors those in the military and allows local first responders to do disaster preparedness training with the Navy and Marines. fleetweeksf.org

Nov. 18-27
Los Angeles Auto Show | Los Angeles Convention Center
Cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, the latest tech and an array of customized rides and exotics, plus free test drives. laautoshow.com

Nov. 27
The Hollywood Christmas Parade
Spot celebrities and VIPs, character balloons, equestrian acts, marching bands, vehicles featured in movies and more. thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Nov. 2022
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
A significant food event with hundreds of wineries, craft beer and spirits, and local culinary legends capped off by a Grand Tasting finale. sandiegowineclassic.com

Dec. 2022
Holiday Bowl | Petco Park, San Diego
A post-season NCAA Division I football bowl game accompanied by the country’s largest balloon parade. holidaybowl.com

Dec. 31
San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Find a good spot on the waterfront to view the pyrotechnics. sf.gov

Jan. 1, 2023
Pasadena Tournament of Roses | Pasadena
The 133rd Rose Parade and the 108th Rose Bowl Game. tournamentofroses.com

Jan. 2023
Farmers Insurance Open | Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego
A pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. farmersinsuranceopen.com

 

  COLORADO  

Mar. 5
Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race | Aspen
A premier endurance race series across four Aspen Snowmass mountains for both elite and recreational athletes. aspensnowmass.com

Apr. 5-10
Aspen Film Shortsfest
One of North America’s top short film festivals—it’s also an Oscar-qualifying event. aspenfilm.org

June 17-19
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
A premier culinary event with cooking demos, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. classic. foodandwine.co

June 26
Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb | Colorado Springs
An invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak—known as “The Race to the Clouds.” ppihc.org

Sept. 23-25
Fête Aspen by Cuvée
Be in the company of world-renowned chefs and vintners at special dinners and outdoor adventures with a mountaintop journey to a gala and auction. feteaspen.com

Oct. 6-8
Great American Beer Festival | Denver
The premier U.S. beer festival and competition with a public tasting. greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Dec. 2022
World Snow Polo Championship | Aspen
An annual polo competition in distinctive wintry environs at a USPA-sanctioned club. aspenvalleypoloclub.com

Jan. 2023
Wintersköl | Aspen
Aspen’s annual “toast to winter” with mountain activities, concerts and a torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain. aspenchamber.org

Jan. 2023
Aspen Gay Ski Week
An LGBTQ winter event featuring skiing, snowboarding, parties, art, shopping, dining, comedy and more. gayskiweek.com

TBD
Denver Gem & Mineral Show
Denver’s premier gem, mineral and fossil show. denvermineralshow.com

 

  CONNECTICUT  

TBD
East Coast Open Polo Championship | Greenwich Polo Club
A major team polo competition at a leading U.S. polo club. greenwichpoloclub.com

 

  FLORIDA  

Jan. 5-Apr. 3
Winter Equestrian Festival | Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington
The longest-running equestrian event in the world where athletes compete for prizes, fuel Olympic dreams or begin careers. pbiec.coth.com

Mar. 1-6
Arnold Palmer Invitational | Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando
A pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. arnoldpalmerinvitational.com

Mar. 1-27
Gauntlet of Polo: USPA Gold Cup | U.S. Polo Association Stadium Field, Wellington
The world’s top teams battle it out for the cup in this second of three competitions. uspolo.org

Mar. 3-6
Hagerty Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance | The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island
Hundreds of historically significant vehicles are on display and eligible for assorted awards and accolades. ameliaconcours.org

Mar. 3-4
PartsBase Expo | Miami Beach Convention Center
The world’s largest technology show for the aviation marketplace. pbexpo.org

Mar. 4-13
Daytona Bike Week
The world’s largest motorcycle event, with motorcycle racing, concerts, parties and street festivals. officialbikeweek.com

Mar. 6-12
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta | Miami
Over 500 sailors from more than 20 nations compete in diverse sailing genres—including Olympians, world champions and some familiar faces. bacardiinvitational.com

Mar. 8-13
The Players Championship | TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach
An annual prestigious golf tournament on the PGA Tour. theplayers.com

Mar. 14-20
Valspar Championship at Innisbrook | Innisbrook, Palm Harbor
A pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. valsparchampionship.com

Mar. 18-20
Miami Sailing Week | Coconut Grove Yacht Club
Centers on a major regatta on Biscayne Bay, featuring award ceremonies, cocktail parties and cultural exhibits. miamisailingweek.com

Mar. 21-Apr. 3
Miami Open | Hard Rock Stadium
One of the most prestigious events in pro tennis. miamiopen.com

Mar. 24-27
Palm Beach International Boat Show
Among the top boat shows in the country with more than $1 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. pbboatshow.com

Mar. 25-27
Ultra Music Festival | Bayfront Park, Miami
An annual outdoor electronic music festival. ultramusicfestival.com

Mar. 26-27
Tampa Bay Airfest | MacDill Air Force Base
A variety of military and civilian flight performances, including the Blue Angels, along with family-friendly interactions with pilots and planes. tampabayairfest.com

Mar. 29-Apr. 24
U.S. Open Polo Championship | U.S. Polo Association Stadium Field, Wellington
An annual polo championship organized by the United States Polo Association. ipc.coth.com

Apr. 5-10
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo | Lakeland
An airshow featuring the USAF Thunderbirds and events to inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals. flysnf.org

Apr. 7-9
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction | South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach
Considered the world’s greatest auctions of this type and a “barometer” of the collector car industry. barrett-jackson.com

Apr. 8-17
Florida Film Festival | Orlando
An Oscar-qualifying festival premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema. floridafilmfestival.com

Apr. 14-16
National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championships | World Equestrian Center, Ocala
A competition for collegiate women seeking National Championship titles. worldequestriancenter.com

Apr. 21-24
World Polo League Beach Polo | Miami Beach
The largest, most well-known beach polo event in the world. See eight international teams, with players from over 10 nations and over 120 horses. miamipolocup.com

Apr. 30-May 1
AirDotShow Live Tour: Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds and a variety of aerial flight magic. Opt for the VIP penthouse tickets for the best views and amenities. fortlauderdaleairshow.com

Apr. 30-May 1
Vero Beach Air Show
Features the U.S. Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team with their brand-new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets. veroairshow.com

May 6-8
Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix | Hard Rock Stadium
Top Formula 1 drivers are challenged by a world-class track. f1miamigp.com

May 28-29
Hyundai Air & Sea Show | Miami Beach
A Memorial Day tribute to America’s heroes— known as “The Greatest Show Above the Earth”—showcasing personnel, tech and gear from all branches of the U.S. military in the skies and on water. usasalute.com

July 6-9
Red, White and Blues Week Featuring the Pensacola Beach Air Show
Featuring the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron in a hometown show. visitpensacolabeach.com

July 6-11
Miami Swim Week
A series of events promoting swimwear, the swimwear industry and general enjoyment in the sun. Runway shows are just one element. miamiswimweek.net

Oct. 26-30
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The world’s largest in-water boat show—a marine industry must-attend. flibs.com

Oct. 29-30
AirDotShowLive Tour: Orlando Air & Space Show | Sanford
The Thunderbirds appear along with other aircraft from past and present and more aerospace-related events. airandspaceshow.com

Nov. 3-6 (tentative)
Pro Watercross World Championships | Naples
The world’s best powersports athletes compete in personal watercraft racing. prowatercross.org

Nov. 11-12
Naval Air Station Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
In addition to the Blue Angels (the stars of the show), there are multiple aerobatics displays in a fair-like setting. naspensacolaairshow.com

Nov. 17-20
CME Group Tour Championship | Tiburón Golf Club, Naples
The finale of the LPGA Tour season. cmegrouptourchampionship.com

Dec. 1-4
Art Basel Miami Beach
Leading galleries from across the world show significant works by modern and contemporary art masters, along with rising stars. artbasel.com

Dec. 7-11
QBE Shootout | Tiburón Golf Club, Naples
An unofficial team golf event that takes place on the PGA Tour. qbeshootout.com

Dec. 8-11
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival | Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Featuring incredible cuisine prepared by some of the world’s most renowned chefs. pbfoodwinefest.com

Jan. 2023
Citrus Bowl | Camping World Stadium, Orlando
A college football playoff with top teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences. citrusbowlorlando.com

Jan. 2023
Outback Bowl | Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
A college football bowl match with teams from the SEC and Big 10 conferences, plus events throughout Tampa Bay. outbackbowl.com

Jan. 2023
Naples Boat Show | Naples Municipal Airport
Displays by marinas, boat dealers and other marine-related businesses on land and in water—the largest recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. miacc.org

Jan. 2023
Key West Food & Wine Festival
An authentic taste of Key West in a series of wine and food events hosted by gastronomic all-stars at iconic locations. keywestfoodandwinefestival.com

Jan. 2023
Split Rock Jumping Tour | Sarasota
A display of equestrian show jumping excellence. splitrockjumpingtour.com

Feb. 2023
U.S. Aircraft Expo | Naples Airport
A large array of the most technologically advanced aircraft from the foremost manufacturers. usaircraftexpo.com

Feb. 2023
Gauntlet of Polo: C.V. Whitney Cup | U.S. Polo Association Stadium Field, Wellington
The world’s top teams battle it out for the cup in this first of three competitions conducted by the United States Polo Association. uspolo.org

Feb. 2023
Delray Beach Open | Delray Beach Stadium
An ATP World Tour 250 series men’s pro tennis tournament. yellowtennisball.com

Feb. 2023
Miami International Boat Show | Miami Marine Stadium
One of the world’s largest boat and yacht events covering marine innovations and vessels from kayaks to superyachts. miamiboatshow.com

Feb. 2023
Coconut Grove Arts Festival | Miami
South Florida’s premier outdoor art festival featuring world-class art in a fair atmosphere. cgaf.com

Feb. 2023
Daytona 500 | Daytona International Speedway
The most important and prestigious NASCAR Cup Series race. daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Feb. 2023
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
This major foodie event brings over 450 renowned wine and spirit producers, chefs and culinary personalities showcasing world- class examples of their craft. sobewff.org

Feb. 2023
Firestone Grand Prix | St. Petersburg
An IndyCar Series race through city streets. gpstpete.com

Feb. 2023
NFL Pro Bowl | Orlando
The NFL’s all-star game with the best players of each conference going head-to-head. nfl.com

TBD
Miami Fashion Week | Miami
Showcases Miami as a major fashion hub with its burgeoning population of artists and designers. miamifashionweek.com

TBD
Miami International Auto Show | Miami Beach Convention Center
A 50-year-old show with over 40 manufacturers from across the globe showcasing thousands of new vehicles. miamiautoshows.com

TBD
DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase
Recreational flying and sport aviation-focused with over 100 exhibitors featuring a diverse array of sport aircraft, paragliders, pilot gear and more. sportaviationshowcase.com

TBD
Stuart Air Show | Witham Field
Aerobatic performances and aircraft displays in a family-friendly atmosphere. stuartairshow.com

 

  GEORGIA  

Apr. 4-10
Masters Tournament | Augusta National
An invitational that is one of the four annual major PGA championships. masters.com

Aug. 25-28
PGA Tour Championship | East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
One of the final events of the PGA Tour season. pgatour.com

 

  HAWAII  

Oct. 21-Nov. 6
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival | Multiple Islands
The Pacific’s premier epicurean event highlights the state’s produce, meats and spices with 150 master chefs and wine and spirit producers. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

Jan. 2023
Sony Open | Waialae Country Club, Honolulu
A PGA Tour event and part of the tour’s FedEx Cup Series. sonyopeninhawaii.com

TBD
Aloha Festivals | Multiple Islands
A statewide celebration of Hawaiian culture with major events on Oahu and an array of ceremonies, parades and more. alohafestivals.com

 

  IDAHO  

Aug. 31-Sept. 4
Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic | Ann Morrison Park
See hot-air balloons fill the sky and soar over the city. Make sure to take a tethered ride and meet the aeronauts. spiritofboise.com

 

  ILLINOIS  

Mar. 17
St. Patrick’s Day | Chicago
One of the world’s most famous St. Patty’s Day celebrations—amid the revelry, the Chicago River is dyed green. choosechicago.com

Apr. 7-10
Expo Chicago | Navy Pier
The international exposition of contemporary and modern art hosts over 135 leading international exhibitors. expochicago.com

June 3-5 (tentative)
Chicago Blues Festival | Millennium Park
Talented blues artists perform in a city legendary for being a classic blues center. chicago.gov

July 28-31
Lollapalooza Chicago | Grant Park
A storied festival featuring eight stages and over 170 bands from around the world. lollapalooza.com

July 2022
Taste of Chicago | Grant Park
A foodie celebration with both informal foods and elevated cuisine. everfest.com

Aug. 20-21 (tentative)
Chicago Air and Water Show
Civilian and military pilots perform aerobatics with free-fall demos, rescue exercises and more. carnifest.com

Sept. 23-25
Chicago Gourmet
Top chefs, wine and spirits participate in events throughout the city. chicagogourmet.org

Oct. 9
Chicago Marathon
One of six World Marathon Majors and a World Athletics Label Road Race. chicagomarathon.com

Nov. 19
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival | Chicago
A 50-year tradition: The trees along North Michigan Avenue are illuminated to kick off the holiday season. themagnificentmile.com

Feb. 2023
Chicago Auto Show | McCormick Place
The nation’s largest auto show with almost 1,000 vehicles, from new models and experimental and concept cars to antiques and collectors’ items. chicagoautoshow.com

 

INDIANA

May 29
108th Indianapolis 500
One of the most esteemed IndyCar Series races, considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport. indianapolismotorspeedway.com

 

KANSAS

Sept. 3-4
KC Air Show | New Century AirCenter
Featuring the Thunderbirds for the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary, plus other aircraft wonders. kcairshow.org

TBD
American Royal World Series of Barbecue | Kansas City Speedway
The largest barbecue contest in the world. americanroyal.com

 

  KENTUCKY  

May 7
Kentucky Derby | Churchill Downs, Louisville
The “greatest two minutes in sports“ and the first “jewel” of the Triple Crown. kentuckyderby.com

Aug. 20-27
World’s Championship Horse Show | Kentucky State Fairgrounds, Louisville
Prestigious horse show held concurrently with the Kentucky State Fair crowns world- champion saddlebreds, hackney ponies and road horses. wchorseshow.com

Sept. 14-18
Kentucky Bourbon Festival | Bardstown
Celebrate Kentucky bourbon in the Bourbon Capital of the World. kybourbonfestival.com

Nov. 4-5
Breeders’ Cup World Championships | Keeneland Race Course, Lexington
An annual series of Grade I thoroughbred horse races. breederscup.com

Jan. 2023
Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow | Kentucky Exposition Center
The mid-South’s premier outdoors show with the latest in boating, fishing and camping. louisvilleboatshow.com

 

  LOUISIANA  

Mar. 1
Mardi Gras | New Orleans
“Fat Tuesday” is a massive and distinctive parade and party synonymous with New Orleans culture. mardigrasneworleans.com

Apr. 2 & 22
NCAA Final Four/Championship Game | Superdome, New Orleans
The famed NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. ncaa.com

Apr. 21-24
French Quarter Festival | New Orleans
The world’s largest showcase of Louisiana music. frenchquarterfest.org

Apr. 29-May 8
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Annual celebration of local music and culture with well-known bands on the bill. nojazzfest.com

June 8-12
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Hundreds of wineries and restaurants join forces to present local flavors and innovative creations by the city’s top chefs and an array of tastings, parties and seminars. nowfe.com

 

  MARYLAND  

May 20-22
Preakness Stakes | Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore
A thoroughbred horse race that is the second “jewel” of the Triple Crown. preakness.com

Summer 2022
Artscape | Baltimore
America’s largest free arts festival, featuring visual and performance art in a fair-like atmosphere. artscape.org

 

  MASSACHUSETTS  

Jan. 21-Mar. 13
Boston Wine & Food Festival | Boston Harbor Hotel
A world-renowned annual event featuring wine dinners, luncheons, tastings, seminars and the famed Visiting Chef Series. bostonwinefestival.net

Apr. 18
Boston Marathon
The world’s oldest annual marathon and one of the most prestigious racing events. baa.org

June 13-19
122nd U.S. Open Championship | The Country Club, Brookline
One of the four annual men’s major golf championships. usopen.com

July 4
Boston Harborfest
One of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals with historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment and more. bostonharborfest.com

Oct. 22-23
Head of the Charles Regatta | Boston
The largest two-day regatta in the world with 11,000 athletes rowing in over 1,900 boats on the Charles River. hocr.org

Dec. 31-Jan. 1
First Night/First Day Boston
An annual tradition with entertainment, ice sculptures, the “People’s Parade” and fireworks. firstnightboston.org

 

  MICHIGAN  

June 3-4
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix | Raceway at Belle Isle Park
Features the cars of the NTT IndyCar series in multiple high-profile championship bouts. detroitgp.com

Spring/Summer 2022
North American International Auto Show | Detroit
The world’s top automotive and technology figures collide with monumental unveilings and announcements. naias.com

Aug. 9-14
FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage | Traverse City
The premier equestrian competition for riders ages 14-21 in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of dressage, show jumping and eventing. usef.org

Aug. 20
Woodward Dream Cruise | Detroit
The largest one-day automotive event with cruising classic cars. woodwarddreamcruise.com

 

  MISSOURI  

July 4
Fair St. Louis
A celebration on and around July 4 near the Gateway Arch with fireworks, music, family entertainment and more. fairsaintlouis.org

TBD
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race | Emerson Central Fields
A city tradition where over 100 buoyant hot-air balloons take flight and race. greatforestparkballoonrace.com

TBD
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend | T-Mobile Center, Kansas City
A three-day salute to college basketball with an induction ceremony and the Hall of Fame Classic tournament. halloffameweekend.com

 

  NEVADA  

Mar. 10-13
National Automobile Dealers Association Annual National Convention | Las Vegas Convention Center
For franchised new-vehicle dealers—known as the Auto Industry Event of the Year—with thousands of products and services from top vendors and suppliers. nada.org

Mar. 11-12
The BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 | Las Vegas
The oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America with a massive vehicle parade through the Strip and an arduous competition on a 400-mile course. themint400.com

Apr. 25-28
CinemaCon 2022 | Las Vegas
The largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion-picture theater industry with top Hollywood stars, producers, directors, film screenings and more. cinemacon.com

May 31-July 19
World Series of Poker | Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
The largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world with actor, comedian and card player Vince Vaughn as Master of Ceremonies. wsop.com

June 23-25
Ferrari Las Vegas Polo Classic | South Point Casino & Equestrian Cente
Polo America’s annual extravaganza with a polo match, parties, jewelry, fashion, Ferraris, gourmet food and drinks. poloamerica.com

Aug. 29-Sept. 5 (tentative)
Burning Man | Black Rock Desert
A temporary desert metropolis of thousands of artists, makers and community organizers has evolved into a phenomenon with worldwide recognition. burningman.org

Sept. 14-18
Stihl National Championship Air Races and Air Show | Reno
Check out exciting aerial displays and air races, considered the world’s fastest motorsport. airrace.org

Sept. 16-18
Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival | Las Vegas
A major Vegas happening with high-profile musicians, comedians, local cuisine, cocktails, unique artists and more. lifeisbeautiful.com

Dec. 31
Las Vegas New Year’s Eve
300,000 partiers show up to the Strip to see huge fireworks displays blast from the casinos along with numerous performances and parties. vegas.com

Jan. 2023
American International Motorcycle Expo | Las Vegas Convention Center
A gathering of the powersports industry’s key brands, manufacturers, dealers, distributors, media and influencers—open only to dealers and industry professionals. aimexpousa.com

 

  NEW JERSEY  

July 27-31
National Sports Collectors Convention | Atlantic City Convention Center
The most significant annual event for collectors and dealers of trading cards, autographs and other memorabilia. nsccshow.com

 

  NEW HAMPSHIRE  

June 11-19
Laconia Motorcycle Week
Considered the oldest national motorcycle rally—enjoy the natural scenery, winding roads, racing and hill-climbing, bike shows and build-offs. laconiamcweek.com

 

NEW MEXICO

Oct. 1-9
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The largest balloon festival in the world, featuring hundreds of hot-air and gas-filled balloons taking to the air. alloonfiesta.com

 

  NEW YORK  

Apr. 15-24
New York International Auto Show | Javits Center
The first automotive exhibition in North America, starting in 1900, is a great place to find out what’s new and innovative in automobiles, with debuts of production and concept cars, plus events, conferences, forums and symposiums. autoshowny.com

June 8-19
Tribeca Film Festival | New York
A showcase of over 600 diverse films, juried awards, talks, performing arts and more. Founded to help usher in post-9/11 cultural revitalization. tribecafilm.com

June 10-12
Belmont Stakes | Belmont Park, Elmont
The third “jewel” in the Triple Crown, a Grade I stakes race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. belmontstakes.com

July 4
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | New York
America’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display—a dazzling presentation choreographed to soundtracks. macys.com

July 14
Travers Stakes | Saratoga Race Course
A historic Grade I thoroughbred horse race held since the 1860s, nicknamed the “Midsummer Derby.” nyra.com

Aug. 29-Sept. 11
U.S. Open Tennis Championships | Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing
A hardcourt Grand Slam tournament—one of the four most important annual pro tennis events. usopen.org

Sept. 8-11
The Armory Show | Javits Center, New York
The country’s top galleries showcase curated exhibitions of both historical and contemporary works. thearmoryshow.com

Oct. 2022
New York City Wine & Food Festival
NYC’s biggest wine and food festival hosts foodies and wine lovers for cooking classes, dinners, tastings, tours and parties with world- renowned chefs and sommeliers. nycwff.org

Nov.6
New York City Marathon
The world’s largest marathon and one of the World Marathon Majors with thousands running 26.2 miles of NYC streets. nyrr.org

Nov. 24
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade | New York
An iconic parade with giant character balloons, floats, performers and Santa Claus himself. macys.com

Nov. 2022
The Art Show | Park Avenue Armory, New York
The country’s top galleries showcase curated exhibitions of both historical and contemporary works. theartshow.org

Nov.-Jan.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes | Radio City Music Hall, New York
A classic annual show starring the Rockettes, the famed women’s precision dance troupe. It’s a combination of singing, dancing and humor with traditional scenes. rockettes.com

Early Dec.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting | New York
The holiday season kicks off in NYC with the lighting of a giant Christmas tree, an occasion that also features special performances by big-name musicians. rockefellercenter.com

Dec. 31
Times Square New Year’s Eve | New York
Watch the famous, glittering New Year’s Eve ball descend from the flagpole atop One Times Square to pyrotechnic fanfare. Pre-ball- drop events include musical performances from big-name acts. timessquarenyc.org

Feb. 2023
The Society Fashion Week | New York
A touring experience combining fashion designers, entertainment and production. thesocietyfashionweek.com

TBD
New York Film Festival
Featuring diverse films from around the world and plenty of industry luminaries. filmlinc.org

 

  NORTH CAROLINA  

May 29
Coca-Cola 600 | Charlotte Motor Speedway
Considered NASCAR’s toughest test of driver and car, part of the NASCAR Cup Series. charlottemotorspeedway.com

June 6-July 31
American Dance Festival | Durham
Performances by the iconic 90-plus-year- old organization dedicated to supporting and sustaining all aspects of modern dance. americandancefestival.org

Sept. 19-25
Presidents Cup | Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
A men’s golf team competition—the U.S. vs. an international team, minus Europe. presidentscup.com

Oct. 10-16
SAS Championship | Prestonwood Country Club, Cary
An annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour Champions. saschampionship.com

 

  OHIO  

Aug. 13-21
Western & Southern Open | Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason
One of the oldest and most high-profile annual outdoor hardcourt tennis events, with tournaments for both men and women. wsopen.com

Sept. 3-5
Cleveland National Air Show | Burke Lakefront Airport
One of the oldest and most prestigious annual air shows in the country dating back to 1929 with a large presence from all branches of the U.S. military on the ground and in the air. clevelandairshow.com

 

  OKLAHOMA  

May 16-22
PGA Championship | Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa
An annual tournament that is one of the four men’s major championships in pro golf. pgachampionship.com

Art Sale: June 17-18 | Exhibit: June 2-Aug. 7
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition | National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
A leading showcase of diverse Western art ranging from realistic and historical to daring contemporary. nationalcowboymuseum.org

 

  OREGON  

May 27-June 26
Portland Rose Festival
A 100-plus-year-old event promoting the region with uniquely Portland parades with U.S. Navy ships, street and water races, fireworks, a carnival, live music and more. rosefestival.org

July 15-24
World Athletics Championships | Eugene
A biennial athletics competition with elite Olympic-level competitors. worldathletics.org

July 27-30
Oregon Brewers Festival | Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland
One of the largest and longest-running craft beer festivals in a microbrew hot spot. oregonbrewfest.com

 

  PENNSYLVANIA  

Mar. 5-13
Philadelphia Auto Show
700,000 square feet of new, sporty and elegant vehicles. phillyautoshow.com

May 26-June 5
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in the U.S. with world-class equestrian events, plus a fairgrounds featuring art, culture and shopping. devonhorseshow.net

June 11-19
Philadelphia Flower Show | FDR Park
The nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event with acres of grand floral gardens, exhibits, shopping, dining and more. phsonline.org

June 15-24
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The nation’s only vintage street race and the largest vintage race event, with two race weekends, car shows, parties, parades and motorsport events. pvgp.org

June 19-July 4
Wawa Welcome America Philadelphia
A Juneteenth to July 4 celebration with concerts, fireworks, museum admission and more. welcomeamerica.com

Oct. 2022
Design Philadelphia Festival
Dedicated to the city’s stellar world of design, manufacturing and architecture with over 130 citywide exhibitions, tours, programs and workshops. designphiladelphia.org

Oct. 2022
Philadelphia Film Festival
A world-class festival with flicks curated from prestigious filmmakers, as well as events with actors, directors, industry guests, VIP receptions and more. filmadelphia.org

Nov. 18-20
Philadelphia Marathon
One of the largest in the country—26.2 miles on a course considered beautiful, fast and scenic, plus lots of other happenings. philadelphiamarathon.com

Dec. 10
Army-Navy Game | Philadelphia
One of the country’s greatest college football traditions with festivities and multitudes of active-duty military, veterans and their families. phillylovesarmynavy.com

Jan. 1, 2023
Philadelphia Mummers Parade
A longtime Philly tradition with presentations by local clubs who prepare elaborate costumes, performance routines and moveable scenery. phillymummers.com

 

  RHODE ISLAND  

July 22-24
Newport Folk Festival
A revered folk music-oriented festival, going strong since 1959. newportfolk.org

July 29-31
Newport Jazz Festival
Considered the forefather of all modern U.S. music festivals, dating back to 1954. newportjazz.org

Sept. 15-18
Newport International Boat Show
Go to the docks to view new sailboats and powerboats, plus hundreds of marine products, services, accessories and more. newportboatshow.com

Sept. 16-18
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
The hallowed mansions host wine-pairing dinners, a celebration of local chefs, brunch and numerous expert-led seminars. Proceeds go to The Preservation Society of Newport County. newportmansions.org

Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week
A celebration of the history of sportsmanship and motoring with classic and modern luxury cars and activities—all leading to the Concours and the Willie K. Vanderbilt Trophy. audrainconcours.com

 

  SOUTH CAROLINA  

Mar. 2-6
Charleston Wine & Food Festival
A gathering of top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, experts and food enthusiasts from around the globe. charlestonwineandfood.com

Apr. 2-10
Charleston Open | Credit One Stadium
The largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, with over 100 of the world’s top players. creditonecharlestonopen.com

Sept. 4
Cook Out Southern 500 | Darlington Raceway
A race that is part of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff. darlingtonraceway.com

Nov. 5-6
Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival | Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island
A world-class destination experience offering the best in automotive and aeronautical exhibitions, dining and luxury lifestyle. hhiconcours.com

 

  SOUTH DAKOTA  

Aug. 5-14
Sturgis Rally
A massive annual motorcycle rally in town and throughout the Black Hills, drawing hundreds of thousands of riders—some on interesting or outlandish custom bikes. rallysturgis.com

 

  TENNESSEE  

Apr. 29-May 1
Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis Fairgrounds
The kickoff to a month-long civic celebration with an exciting festival atmosphere and eclectic musical lineup. memphisinmay.org

May 11-14
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest | Memphis Fairgrounds
Widely known as a prestigious BBQ contest drawing the best-experienced pitmasters to craft pork into delectable smoked and seasoned creations. memphisinmay.org

May 14
Iroquois Steeplechase | Percy Warner Park, Nashville
An annual Grade I steeplechase race held since 1941. iroquoissteeplechase.org

June 9-12
CMA Fest | Nashville
The city’s biggest celebration of country music with top names performing at Nissan Stadium and smaller shows all over the area. cmafest.com

June 16-19
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival | Manchester
A lauded festival with multiple stages and an eclectic array of musical styles. bonnaroo.com

Sept. 13-18
AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival & Conference | Nashville
Features hundreds of performers, an awards ceremony and an industry meeting of the minds. americanamusic.org

Sept. 17
Bass Pro Shops Night Race | Bristol Motor Speedway
One of the most popular NASCAR Cup Series stock car races. bristolmotorspeedway.com

Oct. 15
Memphis Food & Wine Festival | Radians Amphitheater
A celebration of exceptionally talented chefs and wine professionals from near and far. memphisfoodwinefestival.org

Dec. 31
Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
A yearly bash featuring a live concert, fireworks and the famed music note drop. visitmusiccity.com

Jan. 2023
The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge | Beale Street, Memphis
Numerous performances are part of a worldwide search for blues bands and solo performers that are ready to hit it big. blues.org

TBD
Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue | Lynchburg
One of the most prestigious BBQ competitions with 40,000 people attending to watch top BBQers from all over the world. jackdaniels.com

 

  TEXAS  

Feb. 23-Mar. 6
Battle of the Alamo Commemoration | San Antonio
Thirteen days of events—the length of the whole siege—with reenactments, speeches, ceremonies and more. thealamo.org

Mar. 7-10
Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo | Dallas Convention Center, Dallas
A professional trade gathering with helicopters on display and networking opportunities with 14,000 professionals and over 600 exhibitors. heliexpo.com

Mar. 11-20
SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival | Austin
A famed annual assemblage of concurrent film, interactive media and music festivals, as well as conferences. sxsw.com

Apr. 8-10
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas | Circuit of the Americas, Austin
A major motorcycle race on not-street-legal bikes. circuitoftheamericas.com

May 23-29
Charles Schwab Challenge | The Colonial Country Club Course, Fort Worth
A pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. charlesschwabchallenge.com

Oct. 7-9, 14-16
Austin City Limits Music Festival | Zilker Park
A sprawling festival with eight stages and over 130 bands. Opt for the VIP experience for exclusive amenities. aclfestival.com

Oct. 21-23
Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix | Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Among the world’s most elite races, with a legacy going back more than a century. circuitoftheamericas.com

Nov. 10-13
Houston Open | Memorial Park Golf Course
A pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. houstonopengolf.com

TBD
Austin Food & Wine Festival
Bites from top chefs and restaurants with wine, beer and spirits from top producers. Interact with VIP chefs who specialize in grilling next to the open flames. austinfoodandwinefestival.com

 

  UTAH  

Jan. 2023
Sundance Film Festival | Park City
This lauded fest introduced the world to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades. sundance.org

 

  VIRGINIA  

Feb. 26-Mar. 6
Virginia Wine Expo | Richmond
Virginia’s flagship wine and food experience featuring top wines, spirits, craft beer, cider and local gourmet cuisine. virginiawineexpo.com

May 20-22
Dominion Energy Riverrock | Richmond
The premier outdoor sports and music festival where Richmond’s natural beauty is the scene of outdoor adventures. riverrockrva.com

June 6-12
Upperville Colt & Horse Show | Grafton & Salem Show Grounds
The oldest horse show in the U.S. and a World Championship Hunter Rider member event. upperville.com

June 10-12
Norfolk Harborfest
The nation’s largest and longest-running maritime festival with tall ships, the Parade of Sail, live performances, fireworks and more. visitnorfolk.com

Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend | Virginia Beach
A multi-month festival with musical acts, a crafts show, sand-sculpting championships, sporting events and more. neptunefestival.com

Jan. 2023
Hampton Roads International Auto Show | Virginia Beach
The state’s biggest annual new-car rollout with major manufacturers. hamptonroadsautoshow.com

Feb. 2023
Coastal Virginia Magazine Winefest | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia’s best vintages, a craft beer garden, a “distillery den” and more. coastalvirginiawinefest.com

TBD
Fire, Flour & Fork | Richmond
A celebration of local food history and leading chefs with “potluck” events around downtown. fireflourandfork.com

 

  WASHINGTON, D.C.  

Mar. 20-Apr. 17
National Cherry Blossom Festival
An annual celebration commemorating D.C.’s abundant Japanese cherry trees. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Apr. 20-24
Smithsonian Craft Show | National Building Museum
America’s premier fine crafts show with a juried selection of artists working in a variety of media. smithsoniancraftshow.org

June 22-26, June 30-July 4
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
An international exposition of living cultural heritage aiming to foster human connection. festival.si.edu

July 4
Washington, D.C. 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks display with pyrotechnics launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. nps.gov

Jan. 2023
Washington, D.C. Auto Show | Walter E. Washington Convention Center
One of the nation’s top five shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, with the latest model cars, historic vehicles and more. washingtonautoshow.com

 

  WASHINGTON  

July 8-10
Kirkland Uncorked | Marina Park
A celebration of the state’s world-class vino with over 20 Tasting Gardens featuring wine tastings, music, a Food Truck Feast and a dog-modeling contest. kirklanduncorked.com

Aug. 5-7
Seafair Weekend Festival | Genesee Park, Seattle
An unofficial Seattle holiday and local tradition with boat racing, the Boeing Seafair Airshow featuring the Blue Angels, diverse cuisine and culture and more. seafair.org

Oct. 2022
Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience | Chihuly Garden & Glass
Talented glass artists show their creations in epic exhibitions, conduct fascinating demos and do plenty of networking with fellow glass art practitioners. refractseattle.org

Feb. 2023
Seattle Boat Show Indoors + Afloat
The West Coast’s largest boat show with watercraft from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, plus accouterments, seminars and more seattleboatshow.com

 

  WISCONSIN  

July 29-31
German Fest 2022 | Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee
A city tradition with a variety of distinctly Deutschland cuisine, spirits, products and culture, five entertainment stages, fireworks, a parade and more. germanfest.com

Sept. 2022
Milwaukee’s Original Oktoberfest | Heidelberg Park, Glendale
The authentic Oktoberfest experience with German beer, sausages and pretzels and plenty of cultural happenings. thebavarianbierhaus.com

Oct. 20-23
Kohler Food & Wine
A major must-attend for foodies with celebrity chefs, wine and spirits specialists and more epicurean fun. destinationkohler.com