North America Events

1

Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada

   - Edmonton - Alberta,               
Septermber/October. Just a couple hours drive from the glorious Rocky Mountains, Edmonton is known for its big sky and endless sunshine. Located east of Vancouver and west of Toronto, Edmonton is in the heart of the Canadian Prairies and our city is often called upon to be the set for independent and Hollywood movies. With a population of one million people, Edmonton is a city that loves movies. It's reported that the number one, per capita, movie rental city in Canada is Edmonton. Need we say more? Oh yes, and we have the world's largest shopping mall -- West Edmonton Mall.
2
Kentucky Derby, United States
  Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY              
<object width="212" height="175"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/RR0vaYiPpJU"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/RR0vaYiPpJU" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="212" height="175" align="right"></embed></object>
The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds. The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the US and typically draws around 155,000 fans. Source
3
Keene Pumpkin Festival, United States
   - Keene, NH              
Home page of the internationally known Keene Pumpkin Festival
4
DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, United States
  45 Main Street - Brooklyn, NY              
<iframe id='palyer4' width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EMpSZovIZuA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe id='palyer4'>
The DUMBO Arts Festival happens September 28-30, 2012. Join us for Brooklyn's biggest arts event of the year. DAC's mission is to engage a broad spectrum of society in the sensory and intellectual stimuli of emerging visual culture by providing visual artists and curators with the singular opportunity for both on and off-site experimentation, innovation, presentation and advancement.
Activities - DAC produces the annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, the largest urban forum for experimentation in public art by emerging artists in the United States. DAC presents a year-round exhibition program in its gallery, hosts an annual Artists' Opportunity Workshop and commissions editions, multiples and public space works.
5
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, United States
   - Haines,               
November - By the time of the Festival, winter has typically begun in Haines. Conditions can include cold temperatures, wind, snow and/or rain, so you'll want to come prepared with appropriate clothing. We recommend dressing in layers with thermal or polypropylene underwear, a wool or fleece middle layer, and a waterproof/windproof outer layer. Warm gloves, hats with ear protection, and warm waterproof boots are essential. Although you might wish to dress up for Sheldon Museum's annual fundraiser, Eagle Elegance, casual clothing is acceptable for all indoor events.
6
Grounds For Sculpture, United States
  18 Fairgrounds Road - Hamilton, NJ              
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ, featuring over 250 contemporary sculptures. Plus gallery exhibits, exquisite dining, exciting performances, and workshops for all.
7
ESPY Awards, United States
   - Los Angeles, CA              
<iframe id='palyer7' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/?listType=user_uploads&list=espysawards'></iframe id='palyer7'>
ESPY Award (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) is presented by the American cable television network ESPN.
8
Delmarva Folk Festival, United States
   - Hartly, DE              
15 Hours of Great Music - Now expanded to 2 days!
Food & Craft Vendors
Camping for the whole weekend
Activities & Music for the kids
Relaxed atmosphere
Small, intimate, rural setting
Family atmosphere
Reasonable Price!!!
9
Bargemusic, United States
  Fulton Ferry Landing - Brooklyn, NY              
<iframe id='palyer9' title="Bargemusic - YouTube video player" width="250" height="190" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QW0-w0z5FUc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe id='palyer9'>
From its inception, Bargemusic has been committed to attracting local audiences and enhancing the cultural life of New York by offering frequent, year-round performances of chamber music in a fittingly intimate setting—the type of setting in which chamber music is meant to be heard. To make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community.
10
New River Gorge Bridge Day, United States
   - Fayetteville, WV              
October - Bridge Day is the largest BASE jumping event in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Over 450 BASE jumpers and up to 200,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The New River Gorge Bridge is the world’s 2nd longest single arch bridge, providing the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of legal, safe BASE jumps.
11
Southeast Texas Mardi Gras, United States
   - Port Arthur, TX              
Mardi Gras Southeast Texas holds fun for all! From arts and crafts to Zydeco music and Parades, there is an attraction to peak everyone's interest.
12
Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival, United States
   - Mandeville, LA              
Produced by the Greater Mandeville Seafood Association, Inc, The Mandeville Seafood Festival, established in 1978, is the oldest festival held in St. Tammany Parish. Attendance is estimated at over ten thousand people per day, with admission at $10.00. Children ten and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Senior citizens over sixty-five are also admitted free of charge.
13
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
   - Calgary - Alberta,               
<iframe id='palyer13' width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zt8Q1lLH22k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe id='palyer13'>
The Calgary International Film Festival Society was established in 1999 as a non-profit organization providing an annual world-class cinema event for the citizens of Calgary and area. We aim to showcase the best of national and international film to Calgary audiences. The Festival has brought numerous Canadian film premieres and world caliber filmmakers to our city. Your support is needed to continue bringing quality films to Calgary.
14
Carnaval de Quebec, Canada
   - Quebec,               
February. Snow and ice sculptures, canoe races on the frozen St. Lawrence, Queen's Ball, parades.
15
Festival du Voyageur, Canada
  233, boul. Provencher Blvd - Winnipeg, MB              
February. Winter carnival.
16
Festival Acadien, Canada
   - Little Brook, NS              
Sunday, July 4, 2004
17
Caribana Festival, Canada
   - Toronto, CA              
<iframe id='palyer17' width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sAvjx4yMZL0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe id='palyer17'>
July-August. Caribbean-style carnival with parties, music and parade.
18
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
  1181 Seymour Street - Vancouver, BC              
September/October - This year we introduce a new event program at the VIFF. As part of our hospitality and networking initiatives, the festival is hosting a regular series of receptions at our spacious new Vancouver International Film Centre.
19
Guadalajara Cinema Fest, Mexico
   - Guadalajara,               
A lo largo de sus veinte años de existencia, el Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara se ha consolidado como un espacio privilegiado para la exhibición del cine de calidad. Desarrollado en un ambiente que favorece el diálogo entre los creadores y el público, el Festival ha sido también un lugar de reunión de cineastas, actores, fotógrafos, funcionarios, distribuidores y críticos, nacionales y extranjeros. Así, este encuentro anual ha servido para dar a conocer jóvenes valores e impulsar sus carreras, al mismo tiempo que ha reconocido y revisado la obra de los ya consagrados.
20
Vancouver International Comedy Festival, Canada
   - Vancouver - British Columbia,               
The Vancouver International Comedy Festival Society is a non-profit society dedicated to the development of local comedic arts. The society strives to bring awareness, support and funds to BC comedic performers and provides emerging local comics with the audiences needed to develop their skills. The not-for-profit society is entering its 20th year and within the last three has been developing a clearer mandate and activities to become a stronger community voice for comedic arts and local talent.
21
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada
   - Sudbury - Ontario,               
- Has been in existence since 1989. What was initially a three-day festival is now a nine-day event.
- Festival attendance in 2005: 27,500
- Audience: approximately 50/50 males vs. females; ethnically diverse; majority of patrons range in age from 35 to 60 years, but youth do attend; proven consumers of media arts