List of festivals in North America

Festivals of North America
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The following is an incomplete list of festivals in North America, with links to separate lists by country and region where applicable. This list includes festivals of diverse types, including regional festivals, commerce festivals, fairs, food festivals, arts festivals, religious festivals, folk festivals, and recurring festivals on holidays. This list overlaps with list of film festivals in North America, while list of music festivals in North America redirects here, with music festivals denoted with (music) for countries where there is not a dedicated music section. A truncated list of ongoing music festivals may be found at list of current music festivals in North America.

There are several festival types unique to North America. Pow wows have traditionally brought together North American populations,[1] while Rocky Mountain Rendezvous events brought together Native Americans and fur traders as early as 1825.[2] Ancient fiestas and holidays such as Day of the Dead are still celebrated in Central America and Mexico, while unique carnivals such as Mardi Gras have developed along the Gulf of Mexico. Other unique North American festivals include mushroom festivals, ribfests, strawberry festivals and state fairs, the latter of which may feature attractions such as rodeos or trade fairs in the United States. The first was the New York State Fair, founded in 1841. Similar exhibitions are held in Canada, such as the Calgary Stampede, which debuted in 1886.


Type or topic

Food and folk

A Pow Wow in 2009, a folk festival and religious festival featuring dance and music.

Agricultural or trade


Sovereign states

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Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados Barbados

The Bahamas The Bahamas

Belize Belize

Canada Canada

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Cuba Cuba

Dominica Dominica

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Large music festival in the Dominican Republic.

El Salvador El Salvador

Grenada Grenada

Guatemala Guatemala

Haiti Haiti

Honduras Honduras

Jamaica Jamaica

Mexico Mexico

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Panama Panama

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

United States United States

Dependencies and other territories

Anguilla Anguilla

Aruba Aruba

Bermuda Bermuda

Bonaire Bonaire

British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands Cayman Islands

Curaçao Curaçao

Greenland Greenland

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Martinique Martinique

Montserrat Montserrat

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Music festivals in Puerto Rico

Saba Saba

Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy

Collectivity of Saint Martin Saint Martin

Sint Eustatius Saint Eustatius

Sint Maarten Sint Maarten

Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands

United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands

See also


  1. Becky Olvera Schultz (2001); Powwow Power; "What is a powwow and a brief history"; url accessed May 3, 2006
  2. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, Fred R. Gowans, Gibbs Smith Publisher ISBN 1-58685-756-8
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