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Old 06-21-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Name a festival which only occurs in your city and no place else! Jazz festivals and art festivals occur everywhere. I'm interested in very unique festivals you won't experience elsewhere.

Detroit: Nain Rouge, Woodward Dream Cruise; and International Freedom Festival between Canada and USA.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Faiirly new…just completed the third one. https://www.onespark.com/festival/2015

Crowdfunding Festival…sort of a cross between SXSW in Austin and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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These events and festivals are copied across the country after they become a thing. An example of one starting in Raleigh is the Krispy Kreme Challenge at NC State. Now there are several university donut runs across the country.

Miami Beach has dozens of events each year but they may or may not be considered unique. If I had to pick the one that is most unique, I'd say ArtBasel Miami Beach.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Bastille Day: the French equivalent of our 4th of July, is celebrated in this “Most French of American Cities.” A series of events commemorating the French Independence Day takes place the weekend of July 11-14 in downtown New Orleans, in and around the French Quarter.

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These events and festivals are copied across the country after they become a thing.
Yep...so it becomes increasingly difficult to find truly unique festivals that can only be seen in one city. Also, most festivals are, in some way, centric to food and music.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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It's not my city, but the nearby city of Brevard, NC has the White Squirrel Festival. Which really isn't much different from a regular festival, but it includes the theme of the white squirrel that we have around here.

When I first moved here I made a trip specifically to see one and later found out they come in my yard.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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So Far:

Detroit: Nain Rouge, Woodward Dream Cruise; and International Freedom Festival between Canada and USA.
Roswell:UFO festival
Jacksonville: One Spark
Raleigh: Krispy Kreme
Brevard, NC: White Squirrel
New Orleans: Bastille Day
Grand Rapids: Art Prize
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Neptune Festival, Virginia Beach.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia has a bunch. Two festivals I think worth noting are the Mummers and the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUmzX79HZos



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVMsb3zToA
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Washington DC: Cherry Blossom Festival
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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Brevard, NC: White Squirrel
Detroit: Nain Rouge, Woodward Dream Cruise; and International Freedom Festival between Canada and USA.
Grand Rapids: Art Prize
Jacksonville: One Spark
New Orleans: Bastille Day
Philadelphia: Mummers and the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Raleigh: Krispy Kreme
Roswell:UFO festival
Virginia Beach: Neptune Festival
Washington DC: Cherry Blossom Festival
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