The Horsepower Rodeo rides again. This spring, the fastest show on two wheels revs up Austin for three days of bar-banging motorcycle racing action with the greatest riders in the world.
For over 100 years, Mardi Gras! Galveston has been held every February to celebrate one last day of fun before the Christian observance of Lent begins. However, the celebration has moved away from religious meaning and is now an excuse to party.
If you’re into cowboy boots, hats and leather, HLSR is the perfect place to shop til you drop. Don’t miss the opportunity to eat some staple rodeo foods, like deep-fried twinkies and the infamous barbecue, while you’re there.
You don’t just have to watch professionals get thrown off a bull, test your skills and take a chance on the mechanical bull. Or if you rather laugh and enjoy a beer, you can watch everyone else get knocked around.
Vegas Uncork’dl is Bon Appétit’s premier culinary and drink festival. Held every May, celebrity chefs and mixologists offer exclusive classes, testings and dining experiences; it’s recommended that you come hungry and ready to eat.
Past Uncork’d events had appearances from chef Gordon Ramsay, who partnered with brewmasters to teach about pairing food with beer, and mixologist Tony Abou-Graham, who taught a class on vodka and caviar.
Vegas Uncork’d takes place over a weekend and is pay per event, which makes it the perfect festival for people who just want a short term commitment or a quick break from sightseeing.
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Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Every September, thousands gather in downtown Las Vegas for the Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival. The festival spans 18 city blocks of Downtown Las Vegas and includes musical acts, comedians, muralists, speakers and exclusive food and drink concoctions.
In the past, the festival has featured big names, like The Weekend, ODESZA and A$AP Ferg.
While listening to music, festival goers can learn how to make a variety of popular drinks at a cocktail school, eat something new every day at a cookout and view premier art exhibits, murals and installations.
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The Great Vegas Festival of Beer hosts over 100 hundred of the world’s top craft breweries and features over 500 different brews. Held every April, the festival boasts “over-the-top culinary and craft beer creations.”
Though the festival spotlights local Nevada breweries, you can try brews from all over the United States, as well as a selection of wines and ciders.
You can enjoy your unlimited sample brews while dancing to a silent disco, singing your heart out at karaoke and eating beer-inspired meals from local food trucks and restaurants.
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Nascar Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Cheer for your favorite racer during NASCAR season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway The Las Vegas Motor Speedway regularly draws thousands of people for some of the biggest auto racing events of the year, NASCAR. Throughout the year, between 70,000–150,000 people watch some of the best racers in the world speed around the track again and again — reaching speeds of up to 200 mph.
The races take place over various weekends throughout the year.
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Circuit of The Americas is the premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment in the United States. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack that was designed to challenge the world’s most exacting competitors while providing a thrilling spectacle for audiences.
Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $284 million for the Alamo City. Fiesta is the Party With a Purpose. and the funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year. That commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. 2017 marks Fiesta’s 126th anniversary! Click to read more about Fiesta San Antonio