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Old 06-16-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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30th annual Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is the largest Inland regatta in the country and its free. Starts July 3. Laser and fireworks show July 4. Lots of entertainment.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Lord knows most people on this forum are probably geographically illiterate and probably couldn't point out Pittsburgh, let alone Scranton on a map.
I can point them both out, Pick me, pick me!
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Boston: My guess is that most people would say that fall is the time of year that best captures the experience of life in this city. There's good reason for this: The weather is pleasant, the foliage in the surrounding countryside is gorgeous, and the college kids are back in town. Fall is a good choice, but, for those who share my tendency to do some eye-rolling at the ad nauseum bragging about how fall in New England is the ultimate, I'll offer a couple of alternatives:

Fourth of July. Even in the years when the cool, damp days last way into spring (like this year), by early July summer is really here. For someone who's lived here a long time, no experience is much more quintessentially part of life in Boston than fireworks over the river, and listening to the Pops play the 1812 Overture.

Marathon Monday: I have a love-hate relationship with Boston. The "love" half hits a peak the day of the Marathon. It's always touching to see the stories on the news about the people participating just to achieve personal goals, those running on behalf of charities, and the father who runs every year . . . pushing his son in a wheelchair the whole way. And it's great to see how the crowds turn out all along the route, and stay all afternoon to encourage the ordinary folks just participating for their personal reasons, who go trudging past the cheering spectators hours after the winners have crossed the finish line.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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The best time to visit Portland, OR is August because that it pretty much the only month where you will get guaranteed sunshine
Late May and early June for the Rose Festival. This is the City of Roses, after all.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Houston:

March: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (approximately 3 week event)

April: Last 2 weekends, International Festival

October: Greek Festival

around June 19th: Juneteenth Festival

good weather: October to April
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