Top 10 Cultural Festivals in the United States for Immersive Experiences


For a country as large and diverse as the United States, it shouldn't surprise you when we tell you that it hosts some of the biggest and best cultural events in the world.

 When it comes to party style, America is leaving everyone behind. Home to people from all backgrounds and cultures, this country easily has rituals to celebrate some of the most incredible festivals. Do you want to meet some of them? We list them below.

America's best must-see cultural festivals

Here are some of the top must-see cultural events in the US:

• Mardi Gras - New Orleans

 While the festival isn't specifically limited to the New Orleans area, there's no denying that Mardi Gras is most fully celebrated there. The holiday originated in Rome, and the celebration dates back to when the French settled in the New Orleans colony. The French, though gone, left behind a festive spirit. Today, people from surrounding states travel to New Orleans to join in the festivities and experience the state's culture.

• Dublin Irish Festival – Dublin, Ohio

 If there's one state that contributes to this special Irish holiday, it's Dublin, Ohio. The Dublin Irish Festival is one of the liveliest festivals that locals and tourists alike look forward to. The festival draws more than 100,000 people to the eight festival stages to celebrate with gusto. In addition, the Dublin Irish Festival offers great music, great food and a once in a lifetime experience for many visitors.

• Puerto Rico Day Parade – New York

 We all know America is home to people of all cultures, backgrounds, races and backgrounds. So there's no denying that it's becoming a trend when people of the same culture get together to celebrate. The Puerto Rican Parade in New York is an example of such a festival. On the second Sunday in June, hundreds of Puerto Rican residents proudly represent and celebrate their culture by parading through the streets of Manhattan.

• Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - California

 It should come as no surprise to hear Coachella on our list, since no one in this day and age has ever heard of this spectacular music festival, right? Coachella is undoubtedly one of the most important music festivals in the United States, bringing together artists not only from the United States, but from all over the world, to perform for all music lovers who come together to celebrate the festival in true spirit. Besides music, art and sculpture are also prominent at this famous festival.

• Burning Man - Nevada

 If there's one particular festival in this country that many people look forward to, or have on their wish list, it's Burning Man in Nevada. Standing for radical self-expression, this festival is celebrated in the Black Desert of Nevada. One of the most unique aspects of this festival is that it is cashless! Yes, people have to carry things that can be exchanged for the items they want to buy, not money.

• Cinco De Mayo - Mexico

 Cinco de Mayo is one of the best celebrations in America and perfectly represents Mexican culture. With colorful streets, delicious tacos and a seemingly never-ending supply of tequila, this festival is a Mexican dream come true.

 The celebration of this special day dates back to the Battle of Puebla in Mexico, when an army of 4,000 Mexicans defeated the French. Celebrations begin each year on May 5 to commemorate the victory.

• Bonnaroo Music Festival - Tennessee

 The Bonnaroo Music Festival, held in the heart of Tennessee, is one of the most famous music festivals in the United States. The festival has a lineup of over 150 artists ranging from metal, rock and hip hop to many other musical genres. If you're looking for the meaning of the word "Bonnaroo," it means "everything is fine" in Creole. The name fits the vibe of the event because it's all a great thing.

• Aloha Festival - Hawaii

 The Aloha Festival is a series of unique cultural celebrations designed to keep the authentic Hawaiian culture alive. The festival is celebrated island-wide and begins with an oration from the Royal Court of Oahu. After the royal court, the festival celebrates day and night with parades, concerts, block parties and more. The month-long celebration left an infectious joy in the air that put people in a real mood. So if you're planning to visit Hawaii sometime between September and October, stick around and experience the true celebration.

• Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - New Mexico

 The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held in New Mexico is an event that the people of the state look forward to every year. This is one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the country, with hundreds of hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes taking off every morning. The early morning sky is spectacular and the evening atmosphere makes it even more beautiful.

 Fireworks, all kinds of food, good music and the glow of balloons give the festival a real vibe. So if you're looking for a celebration to remember, this is it.

• Miami F1 Grand Prix

 If you're an F1 fan (or just a lovable driver), then attending the Miami F1 Grand Prix should be on your bucket list. The event is one of the most famous in Miami, and you can book a booth, watch the cars whizz by, eat and drink some exceptional food, and immerse yourself in its true spirit.


 The United States hosts some of the best festivals compared to many other countries around the world. We've already mentioned some of the best celebrations, but if you know of some others, please let us know.