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1
Southeast Texas Mardi Gras

Port Arthur, TX  
Other cities Texas,
Texas 0;
 
http://mardigras.portarthur.com/
Mardi Gras Southeast Texas holds fun for all! From arts and crafts to Zydeco music and Parades, there is an attraction to peak everyone's interest.
2
Houston Hot Sauce Festival

Houston, TX  
Houston,
Texas 1;
 
http://www.houstonhotsauce.com/
Annual event Always in September, featuring hot sauce, salsa, chipotle, jams, spices, marinades, chips, dips, chili peppers, and more hot and spicy fiery food products. Also has ongoing stage entertainment, free kids activities, cold drinks, a wide variety of food, amateur salsa competition, contests, prizes, arts & crafts, pepper merchandise, and more...
3
Mardi Gras

New Orleans, LA  
Louisiana,
Louisiana 2;
http://www.nawlins.com/
February. One of the world's great celebrations, marking the last day before Lent begins. The fun actually begins in early January and climaxes on "Fat Tuesday", so-called because people often eat their fill the day before Lent.
4
ViewPoint Bank Plano Balloon Festival

Plano, TX  
Other cities Texas,
Texas 3;
http://www.planoballoonfest.org/
As one of the Plano / Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex's most proven family events and Texas' largest balloon event, The 2006 ViewPoint Bank Plano Balloon Festival has a tremendous amount to offer its advertisers, sponsors and the community.
5
Fair St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  
Missouri,
Missouri 4;
     
http://www.fairstlouis.com/
July - One of the largest fireworks displays in the world. On the Mississippi Riverfront, near the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch. Also: air shows, food, outdoor concerts.
6
Riverfest

Little Rock, AR  
Arkansas,
Arkansas 5;
     
http://www.riverfestarkansas.com/
Riverfest is Arkansas' largest and most popular music, arts and food festival. The event is held annually over Memorial Day weekend in Julius Breckling Riverfront Park & the vibrant River Market District in Little Rock and the North Shore Riverwalk in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Riverfest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit corporation, that since 1978 has donated over $700,000 to the development of Julius Breckling Riverfront Park and the River Market District. The mission of Riverfest, Inc. is to produce a quality, recreational, cultural, educational, family-oriented celebration of the visual and performing arts for the benefit of the community.
7
Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma City, OK  
Oklahoma,
Oklahoma 6;
http://www.oklahomastatefair.com
September - Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that serves the people of Oklahoma and is dedicated to continuing the organization's heritage of education, entertainment and economic development through the operation of State Fair Park and the annual Oklahoma State Fair.
8
Frisco Festival

Rogers, AR  
Arkansas,
Arkansas 7;
http://www.friscofestival.com/
A Main Street Rogers Event, The Frisco Festival derives its name from the Frisco Railroad, which by coming to Rogers in 1881, helped establish the development of the community of Rogers and its surrounding cities.
9
Roots Festival
 - Park Square
Paola, KS  
Kansas,
Kansas 8;
 
http://www.rootsfestival.org/
August - Get the lawn chairs in order as you get ready for Grammy Award winning performances by non-other than five-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy on Friday, August 25. Buddy will take the stage at 10pm sharp! <br> Friday night not withstanding, Saturday night's performance of Delbert McClinton, at 10pm, promises to be one of the best Roots Festival performances yet.
10
Cinematexas International Short Film Festival

Austin, TX  
Other cities Texas,
Texas 9;
http://cinematexas.org
Since its inception in 1995 as a tiny student showcase, the festival has grown rapidly, mutating with each new edition. Our competition program is a forum, an ongoing argument, a free zone for celebrating and exchanging stories, for collaborations and for exposing audiences to brave and radical forays in cinema. We seek out and reward films that provoke, expose and explore the short format as a genre in itself, arduously defending the beauty, social role and integrity of the moving image. Although our first and primary focus was and is short film, over the years we have come to understand and champion this truth: artistic expression cannot be confined to a camera, projector and a screen.
11
Waco Cultural Arts Fest

Waco, TX  
Other cities Texas,
Texas 10;
 
http://www.wacoartsfest.org/
The Waco Cultural Arts Fest is a 501©3 non-profit corporation created to promote multicultural events for Waco and surrounding Central Texas communities celebrating diversity and fostering greater understanding of cultural differences through the arts. Art and music touch the heart, fire the imagination and draw people together. The Waco Cultural Arts Fest aims to honor art education and the art community through this two day festival of art, music, performance, food and arts activities for all ages.
12
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Austin, TX  
Other cities Texas,
Texas 11;
     
http://www.agliff.org/
The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southwest.
13
Spirit of Humanity Festival

New Orleans, LA  
Louisiana,
Louisiana 12;
http://sohfest.homestead.com/
October - Spirit of Humanity Festival celebrates the positive from across the nation. It applauds the resilience of the human spirit. With a festival, it honors the super hero in all of us. With projects like Senior Speak and New Orleans Y.E.S! - Central City Voices, it allows us to gain a deeper appreciation for those in our surrounding neighborhoods. With holistic workshops, it teaches ways we can harness our energies and handle tragedies in a healthy manner. In New Orleans, survivors trickle back and add to the momentum of a city struggling to stand on its own. Returnees have a desire to keep the old spirit of the city alive while creating a better place for themselves and their families. Many are looking for ways to put the pieces of their lives back together. But all who return refuse to give up hope. They refuse to have their spirits broken. They exemplfy the Spirit of Humanity. Every day, people are living, laughing, and loving in the face of adversity. Every day, someone somewhere is struggling to survive and winning. Sometimes, the struggle is lost, but the battle itself serves as an inspiration or motivation to others. The Spirit of Humanity Festival is a celebration to honor all those who have, who are, or who will be willing to put up a fight to survive and win.
14
Racing For Children Grand Prix

Houston, TX  
Houston,
Texas 13;
http://www.racingforchildrengrandprix.com/
The tenth Annual “Racing for Children” Grand Prix, scheduled for October 28th & 29th, 2006, will be held at Reliant Park! The organizers of this one-of-a-kind racing and children’s event Prix are truly excited to offer Houstonians the opportunity to be a part of the exciting world of racing.
15
Vistas Film Festival

Dallas, TX  
Dallas,
Texas 14;
http://www.vistasfilmfestival.org/
September - The Vistas Film Festival is dedicated to highlighting Latino culture and involvement in the film arts by providing public exposure for Latino artists and their work. Since its inception in 1999, the festival has presented more than 250 films from across the world.