Lobster Festival in Maine: For five days of fun, beautiful views, and of course, some of the freshest seafood in the U.S., look no further than the Lobster Festival in Maine this August. With a variety of games, rides, crafts, and music, this event is family friendly and perfect for those looking to indulge in some delicious lobster and take in some beautiful weather before the end of the summer.
Saratoga Springs Horse Races: On the last Saturday of August, Travers Stakes, a one-mile race for three-year-old horses, also known as “The Mid-Summer Derby,” is held at Saratoga Race Course, in Saratoga Springs, New York. The city of Saratoga celebrates race day prior to the competition with restaurant week specials, live music, other races, and much more. This event is exciting to attend, and the city of Saratoga has so much to offer from spas, golf courses, and great antique shops, making it the perfect destination for an end of summer vacation.
Hong Kong Dragon Festival: In New York’s Flushing Meadows-Corona Park each August, a weekend-long rendition of one of Hong Kong’s favorite festivals takes place. The Queen’s Hong Kong Festival, a dragon boat festival, accumulates around 180 dragon boat teams from around the world to race across the lake. This is one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States, offering spectators a taste of Hong Kong through traditional foods, entertainment, and Chinese crafts.
Monterey Car Week: For automobile enthusiasts, Monterey Car Week is a must see. With a variety of classic collector’s cars, old and new, from around the world on display, this festival is truly a car-lovers dream. Featuring events from a variety of car brands at extraordinary venues, along with the Concorso celebration of all things Italian, this festival is sure to be a hit with everyone.
Outside Lands: This celebration of music, food, wine, beer, art, and comedy in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is the perfect way to wrap up the summer. With a stellar music line up this year, including Metallica and The Who, and a gourmet food and beverage selection, this festival presents a variety of world renowned delicacies and entertainment options for guests from near and far.