Weird and Wacky Festivals

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.

Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Scottsdale, AZ, Jan 12-13

If you like your food on the move, then this is the event for you!  Food trucks from all over the country head to the Salt River Fields community outside of Phoenix.  Visitors can sample from a wide assortments of cuisines: from hot dogs, to barbecue to Cambodian beef ginger curry!

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Sundance FIlm Festival, Park City, UT, Jan 17-27

Celebrate independant filmmaking at this acclaimed competition.  Named after co-founder Robert Redford’s popular character, The Sundance Kid, this festival often draws some of Hollywood’s biggest names.  A variety of screening packages are available for studio mogul or the film fan on a budget.

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Mardis Gras, New Orleans, LA, Jan 19-Feb 12

The vibrant city of New Orleans REALLY comes alive!  Seen as the last chance to celebrate before the traditional Lenten Observance, thousands flock to The Crescent City for daily parades, music, food and drink.  The party really picks up the closer you get to Fat Tuesday, the carnival’s conclusion.

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Of course, you can find information on a variety of vacation destinations by visiting the Library’s Travel Neighborhood.  Happy Travels!