Saturday, January 9, 2010
Festivals and Seasonal Events in the Middle Atlantic States, US Tourism
In January, the Mummers Parade will be held in Philadelphia, ushers in the year with some 20,000 sequined and feathered marchers. In the mid February, George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated in Alexandria, Virginia with a parade and reenactment of a Revolutionary War skirmish at nearby Fort Ward. During April the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema presents films from more than 40 countries. In May the Preakness held in Baltimore, Maryland is the second even of horse-racing’s Triple Crown. In Summer (June) First Union US PRO Cycling Championship is the country’s premier bicycle race.
The Hampton Jazz Festival in Hampton, Virginia brings together the top performers in various styles of Jazz. The Philadelphia Folk Festival is America’s oldest continuous Folk Festival is liked by all. In Autumn the Taste of DC Festival presents dishes from a variety of Washington D.C. eaters and in early November New Hollywood an independent movies are screed at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.