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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival

(857) 259-6999

720 Massachusetts Ave Ste 8
Cambridge, MA 02139   Directions Website

If you'd rather have your nose stuck in a book than do anything else, then the Boston Book Festival is an event just for you – but you'll have to put down what you're reading to get there. The festival features live book readings, lectures and open discussions with professional authors, and of course, books! Food and fun are also a part of the event so count yourself in on the Boston Book Festival.

Boston Comedy Festival
Boston Comedy Festival

(844) 424-2420

219 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116   Directions Website

Bring your sense of humor to the Boston Comedy Festival. This popular event has brought some of the funniest comedians in the business to Boston, including Louis CK, Joan Rivers, Dennis Leary, and Lewis Black. Aside from stand up performances, the festival also features improv performances, sketch comedy, and hilarious independent films.

Boston Harborfest
Boston Harborfest

(617) 439-7700

88 Black Falcon Ave Ste 202
Boston, MA 02210   Directions Website

America's fight for independence began in Boston, so what better way to celebrate Independence Day than in the place where it all started? The Boston Harborfest is the city's week-long celebration of American independence, and on July 4th the festival moves to the Charles River Esplanade for a great view of fireworks and patriotic music by the Boston Pops.

Boston Wine Festival
Boston Wine Festival

(617) 748-1878

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110   Directions Website

Wine connoisseurs, get your tickets to Chef Daniel Bruce's Boston Wine Festival, one of the nation's longest-running wine events. This isn't your typical, two-day festival; the festival spans three and a half months and hosts a few events each week. The 23-year-old event features wine tastings, paired with signature dishes created by Chef Bruce. Throughout the history of the Boston Wine Festival, the menu has never been repeated.

Independent Film Festival Boston
Independent Film Festival Boston
1770 Massachusetts Ave Ste 403
Cambridge, MA 02140   Directions Website

Forget first-run films and check out what you've been missing at the Independent Film Festival Boston. This festival offers the opportunity for you to see excellent films that may not have had a wide-release, serving to remind the public that just because the film didn't have a huge budget, doesn't mean it isn't a masterpiece. International films, short films, documentaries and more are all screened at the event.

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