10 of the most famous festivals in the USA

By John Doe

Mardi Gras, New Orleans

This exuberant pre-Lenten celebration is famous for its elaborate costumes, parades, and music.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California

This world-renowned music festival attracts headliners from all genres, as well as fashion influencers and celebrities.

South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas

This annual interactive media, film, and music festival in March is a launchpad for new talent and ideas.

Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

This countercultural festival is unlike any other, with a focus on radical self-expression, community, and art.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

This two-weekend festival in April/May is a celebration of all things jazz. Held in various venues throughout New Orleans, the festival features local and international musicians, as well as food and crafts vendors.

Electric Daisy Carnival,  Las Vegas

This electronic dance music festival is one of the largest in the world, with multiple stages, DJs, and pyrotechnics. Held in May, EDC attracts ravers from all over the globe.

Lollapalooza,  Chicago, Illinois

This multi-genre music festival in July features headliners from rock, alternative, and electronic music. Lollapalooza is known for its diverse lineup and energetic atmosphere.

Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, Texas

This two-weekend festival in October features a variety of bands and artists, from established headliners to up-and-coming acts.

Pride New York

This annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride is one of the largest in the world. Held in June, the Pride March draws millions of people to New York City for a week of parades, parties, and events.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

This nine-day festival in October features hundreds of hot air balloons taking flight over the skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico.