From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it.
National Cherry Blossom Festival-Washington, D.C. March 20-April 14
Washington is abloom with this annual celebration of Spring. Since 1912, thousands of Japanese Cherry trees, a goodwill gift from Japan, have graced our nation’s capital. Join in this city-wide event that includes parade, tours and a fireworks show. Many located around the Tidal Basin. Although many events are free, some charge admission and/or are invitation only.
For more information: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival-Kenosha, WI April 20, 2013
This small (but growing) event celebrates two of Wisconsin’s most popular products. Sample a variety of hand-crafted beer and cheeses from around the state while enjoying live entertainment. All proceeds go to support the local Boys & Girls club.
For more information: http://kenoshabeerfest.com/
TCM Classic Film Festival-Hollywood, CA April 25-28
Cable channel TCM (Turner Classic Movies) hosts this weekend celebrating our love of the movies. Special screenings of restored films and Q & A sessions highlight the event. Attendees have a chance to meet classic film stars (Kim Novak, Kirk Douglas, and Esther Williams have attended in the past). Passes at different price level are available.
For more information: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/
Of course, you can find information on a variety of vacation destinations by visiting the Library’s Travel Neighborhood. Happy Travels!