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Old 06-23-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Chicago has the Bud Billiken Parade every year, a sort of black pride parade held every summer on the South Side. It's been going on at least since the Great Depression, AFAIK. It's a really big deal in the city too, and IIRC once had Obama as grand marshall before he was president.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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Buffalo, among the dozens of other festivals and lawn fetes:

The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival - The National Buffalo Chicken Wing FestivalBuffalo Chicken Wing Festival | Buffalo Wings Annual Chicken Wing Festival
Buffalo Porchfest - Buffalo Porchfest | Grassroots. Music. Neighbors.
City of Night Festival -https://www.facebook.com/events/1421529211480634/
Music Is Art Festival - - Festival
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is unique to NYC.
I was also going to say this. I dont know if there are other San Gennaro festivals in the US, but that one is pretty unique to NYC.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: crafton pa
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Just heard it advertised on local radio here. In the town of Washington, PA, about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, there is a Whiskey Rebellion Festival being held July 9-12, 2015. Pretty sure that one is unique.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I want to say the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Both Brasstown NC and Tallapaloosa Fla have a midnight Possum Drop on New Year's Eve.

But the organizers in Brasstown got in trouble from PETA who said droppin' a live possum (it was in a cage) to celebrate the New Year's was animal cruelty. So at midnight they found a dead possum and dropped that instead!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Possum_Drop
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Old 06-25-2015, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Charleston, S.C. Spoleto Festival USA only in Charleston, SC and Spoleto, Italy.
Yep: Most complete arts festival in the world.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Not unique because other places have copied it but no one does Fiesta like San Antonio. It's more than a week of parties to suit everyone, Oyster Bake, Taste of the Northside, Heights Night, Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), etc plus 3 big parades, neighborhood parades and a carnival. And it all started with some rich ladies throwing flowers at each other from their carriages celebrating San Jacinto Day

We also have a mud festival when they drain the river along the river walk for yearly cleaning.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Lake Nona
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You can find an arts and crafts festival anywhere, but Tarpon Springs, Fl has a pretty unique setting due to it's Greek heritage.

Tarpon Springs Florida|Sponge Docks|Greek Restaurants|Epiphany|Sightseeing

Tall Stacks in Cincinnati is pretty cool too.

http://www.tallstacks.com/
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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So Far:

Detroit: Nain Rouge, Woodward Dream Cruise; and International Freedom Festival between Canada and USA.
Detroit/Hamtramck: Paczki day (is Polish Mardi Gras in the United States or Fat Tuesday) followed by 5K Paczki run to burn off the calories of one donut
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