Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival – Washington, DC

The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival takes place in Washington, DC and is the largest celebration of Japanese Culture in the United States, not to mention one of the main events of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The street festival brings in around 40,000 festival fans over its two-day run … Read more

Bastille Days – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bastille Days is a French themed festival in downtown Milwaukee around Cathedral Square Park. The festival offers plenty of entertainment, food vendors with all sorts of French foods, vendors and an Eiffel Tower. 2023 DATE: July 13-16, 2023Location: Downtown MilwaukeeWebsite: **** AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the 6th and final … Read more

St. George Festival Review – Fishers, Indiana – My Experience

2023 DATE: September 15-17, 2023This post documents my experience on September 22, 2019. At St. George’s in Fishers, Indiana… …their annual festival was taking place. Out in front… …the large yard was used for a children’s area with jump houses… …and prize games… …that included Test Your Strength and Skee … Read more

Slovak Festival – Sterling Heights, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on August 25, 2018. This year marked the 100th anniversary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish… …and their 28th Annual Slovak Festival. Off to one side was the kids’ area… …where children could jump… …climb… …roll… …express themselves through henna and face painting… …and play … Read more

A Taste of Greece Festival – Plymouth, Michigan – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is no parking on the festival grounds.  Signs nearby direct festival goers to a parking lot at a neighboring business where buses transport people to and from the festival. This post documents my experience on August 25, 2018. ******************** When I arrived at the Nativity of the … Read more

Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Festival – Wyandotte, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on August 24, 2018. Down 10th Street in Wyandotte, Michigan… …you can find Our Lady of the Scapular Parish. Formerly known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, this beautiful church… …is the oldest Polish parish in Wyandotte… …connected to the first settlement of Poles in … Read more

Pittsburgh Irish Festival – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival takes place at the Carries Blast Furnaces and offers all your favorite Irish food and drink, an Irish Marketplace, an Irish Dog Area, a Genealogy Pavilion, various events and activities and plenty of spectacular Irish music. Carrie Furnace Tours will also be available at this location. … Read more

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