The best spot to celebrate US holidays

Holiday

New Year's Eve

Location

Los angeles, ca

Rose Parade New Year's Celebration in Los Angeles

Things to do...

  • Hit the bars

    LA boasts countless clubs and bars with New Year’s deals and themes ranging from black-tie to masquerade. Events feature well-known DJs and lots of celeb-sightings

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  • Watch the Fireworks

    Disney & The Queen Mary set off some of the most spectacular fireworks in the country to ring in the New Year.

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  • The Rose Parade

    This New Year’s day event, located in Pasadena, has over 100,000 attendees and has been taking place for 128 years.

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Martin Luther King Day

detroit, mi

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Detroit

Things to do...

  • Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    As the largest African-American museum in the world, the Wright museum offers special celebrations for MLK day, including speakers, readings, and a commemorative breakfast.

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  • Attend the Martin Luther King Peace Walk

    This event has been happening for over 50 years. The Peace Walk includes a rally, march, and community meal with poetry and music.

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Valentine’s Day

Loveland, CO

Fire and Ice Festival on Valentine's Day in Loveland, CO

Things to do...

  • The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

    Also known as the“Nation’s largest Valentine’s Day Festival”, this free event features fireworks, Valentine-themed ice sculpting, live music, food trucks, a fair with rides & animals, street performers, and local breweries/distilleries. Expect more than 36,000 attendees each year.

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  • Race in the Loveland Sweetheart Classic 4 mile run

    Held annually on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, this 4 mile race will get your heart pumping.

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  • Say "I do"

    Join the Valentine’s Day Group Wedding/Vow Renewal to re-commit to a loved one.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Chicago, IL

St. Patrick's Day Green River in Chicago

Things to do...

  • Attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    62 years running, this parade is one of the largest in the nation.

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  • Watch the Dyeing of the River

    The city of Chicago has been dyeing their river green since 1961 with an environmentally safe product that puts the whole city in a festive mood.

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  • Dance a jig at the St. Patrick’s Festival in the Irish American Heritage Center

    This annual event features Irish dancing and Irish music for all holiday revelers.

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Easter

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Parade on Easter

Things to do...

  • Watch the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade

    This celebration has been going on for 100 years. There are frequent stops for Mass, Easter Bunny treats are handed out to kids and locals dress up in holiday attire.

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  • Hunt for Eggs

    Visit Carousel Gardens for the City Park Easter Egg Hunt. Over 15,000 easter eggs (including "golden eggs"!) are hidden for those with eagle eyes to seek out.

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  • Take a riverboat cruise

    Let the whole family enjoy the “Hoppin Down the River” event, a cruise with the Easter Bunny.

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Cinco de Mayo

Denver, CO

Cinco de Mayo in Denver, CO

Things to do...

  • Join in the "Celebrate Culture" festival

    This popular event has been a favorite for 30 years and attracts more than 400,000 attendees. Enjoy live music and dance performances on the two large stages. Don’t miss the parade, tasty food, & exhibitor booths. Local favorites include the chihuahua race and taco eating contest!

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  • Margs at Centro Mexican Kitchen

    Stop by a favorite neighborhood restaurant for their Cinco de Mayo specials. Don’t miss the delicious margaritas at excellent prices.

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Memorial Day

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Festivals on Memorial Day

Things to do...

  • Salute the Troops at the Stone Mountain Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

    Participate in this special salute to the troops with an extended fireworks finale and Lasershow Spectacular that honors the brave men and women who protect our country.

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  • Keep the beat at the Atlanta Jazz Festival

    Honor our troops at one of the country's largest free jazz festivals. Since 1978, this festival has seen some of the biggest names in Jazz including Ray Charles and Miles Davis.

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  • Sip on Brew at the Zoo

    Sample more than 70 beers & wines and enjoy live music on five stages surrounded by your favorite animals at the local zoo.

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Independence Day

New York City, NY

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on 4th of July in New York

Things to do...

  • Watch the famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

    For the last 100 years, spectators have been watching Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in NYC. If you can’t be there in person, tune in to this nationally televised event.

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  • Watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

    This 25 minute stunner of a show has been happening every July 4th for the last 40 years. Every year features celebrity performers and more than 40,000 fireworks

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Labor Day

Las Vegas, NV

Labor Day Las Vegas Pool Parties

Things to do...

  • Cool off in the pool

    Join one of many epic pool parties in Sin City in honor of Labor Day and say goodbye to summer.

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  • Party it up

    Attend one of the hundreds of concerts, shows, or nightclub extravaganzas. It is Vegas, after all!

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Halloween

Salem, MA

Salem, Massachusetts Halloween Haunted Happenings

Things to do...

  • Explore the "Haunted Happenings"

    More than 250,000 people head to Salem in October each year for a brush with scary spirits and events including haunted museums, scary movies, magic shows, historical haunted house tours, and psychic readings.

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  • Attend the Festival of the dead

    Hosted by the foremost authorities on the spirit world, Salem’s spooky Festival of the Dead beckons guests to explore beyond this realm and learn about death’s macabre customs.

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  • Dress up for the Witches Ball

    The top costume at this annual event can earn the winner a prize of $1,000

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Veterans Day

Washington, DC

Veteran's Day in Washington, DC

Things to do...

  • Visit the monuments

    The Iwo Jima memorial, American Veterans Disabled for Life memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Korean War Veterans memorial, and US Navy memorial are all touching tributes to our nation’s veterans.

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  • Attend a wreath laying ceremony

    Wreath laying ceremonies take place across DC. Honor American veterans at one of these meaningful events.

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Thanksgiving

Plymouth, MA

Thanksgiving in Plymouth, MA

Things to do...

  • America’s Hometown Thanksgiving parade

    This is the only historically correct chronological parade with a to-scale model of The Mayflower in the US.

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  • The New England Food Festival

    Enjoy the patriotic concert, historic waterfront tours, and harvest market.

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Christmas

Orlando, FL

Macy's Holiday Parade on Christmas in Orlando

Things to do...

  • Holidays Around the world at Epcot

    Celebrate a bit of everything at this Disney extravaganza.

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  • Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOland

    This is a favorite for the whole family.

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  • Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

    This holiday parade features all your favorite holiday characters, music, dancing, and performers.

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  • SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

    The SeaWorld Orca show demonstrates the animals’ incredible strength and grace.

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