Top 10 Music Festival List

Music Festivals

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
Friday - Sunday, April 26 - 28 and Thursday – Sunday, May 2 - 5
Admission: $18.00 (advance)
$25.00 (gate) for all-day admission
concert ticket prices vary
You can get tickets at TicketMaster

Description: Offers music and culture galore from jazz, zydeco and Afro-Caribbean to folk, blues and gospel.

Milwaukee, WI
June 27 – July 7, 2002
Admission: Adults $11.00
Children 12 and under $1.00
Senior 60 and over $1.00
Pre-Sale Tickets are $9.00/day or $24.00 any three days and can be purchased
through TicketMaster

Description: Noted as the world’s biggest music festival by the 1999 Guinness Book of Records. 13 live stages play jazz, rock, pop, alternative, country, Latino and more.

Glastonbury Festival
Pilton, England
June 28 – 30, 2002

Summer Jam
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
July 5 – 7, 2002

Description: The biggest Reggae event in Europe.

Art Festivals

Humana Festival of New American Plays
March 3 - April 13, 2002
Louisville, KY

Box Office: (502) 584-1205 or 1-800-4ATL-TIX
Box Office Fax: (502) 561-3337

Description: Celebrates the contemporary American playwright by offering innovative plays by new and veteran playwrights.

Smithsonian Craft Show
April 25 - 28, 2002
Washington, DC

Admission: $12 general
$11 senior citizens and Smithsonian Associates
$9 groups of 16 or more
children under 12 free

The best in American arts and crafts are featured at this show.

Spoleto Festival USA
May 24 - June 9, 2002
Charleston, SC
Description: Presents opera, dance, theater, jazz, and symphonic, chamber, and choral music in the historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces.

Art 33 Basel: International Art Fair
June 12 - 17, 2002
Basel, Switzerland
Description: Hundreds of selected galleries from Europe, America, Asia and Australia present the art of the 20th and 21st century at Art Basel.

Kuopio Dance Festival
June 13, 2002 - June 19, 2002
Kuopio, Finland
Description: The oldest and most eclectic annual festival of dance and music in the Nordic Countries.

June 16, 2002
Dublin, Ireland
Description: June 16, 1904, was the day Leopold Bloom made his way through Dublin in the pages of James Joyce's Ulysses. It's traditional to dress up in period clothes and roam the city attending readings, meals and other activities.

Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds (Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto)
June 24, 2002 - July 15, 2002
Spoleto, Italy
Description:Italy's international arts festival features dance, theater and music. Operas, symphonies and chamber music are performed at this spectacular festival series.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
August 04 - 26, 2002
Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: An unplanned, spontaneous performance event, with as many as 600 performers, performing what they want, when they want.

Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival
August 30 - September 02, 2002
Seattle, WA
Description: Filling more than 20 stages with the very best in music from all around the world and comprised of many mini-festivals under one arts umbrella, Bumbershoot offers a festival of short cinema, a poetry slam, more than a dozen visual arts exhibits, a book fair, an electronica showcase, a comedy stage and hands-on art projects for adults and kids.

Toronto International Film Festival
September 05 - 14, 2002
Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: The Festival showcases more than 300 films from Canada and from more than 50 countries each September.

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
September 19 - 22, 2002
Waterloo, NJ
Description: Four days of poetry readings, poet discussions, conversations with poets and workshops.

International Festival of Authors
October 23, 2002 - November 02, 2002
Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: Hosts one of the largest and most prestigious annual literary events in the world. This festival hosts more than 80 eminent writers from around the globe in readings, on-stage interviews, lectures and tributes, as well as signing books and mingling with audiences.

Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes
September 19 - 28, 2003
Charleville-Mézières, France
Description: Much of the festival takes place in the streets, amidst the hubbub of the city. Something that every puppeteer and every puppetry enthusiast should see once in his lifetime.

Cultural Events
Macon Cherry Blossom Festival
March 15 - 24, 2002
Macon, GA
Description: With painting the town pink and over 500 events all to celebrate the flowering Yoshino cherry trees.

Fallas de Valencia
March 15 - 19, 2002
Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Description: Huge papier-mâché monuments (called "fallas") are erected on street corners and in the squares of Valencia around the 15th of March. Each of the "fallas" depicts a satirical scene and may take up to a year to build, with a total cost of millions of pesetas. These "fallas" are then set alight on the night of March 19th, which is St. Joseph's day (Father's day in Spain), with incredible firework displays.

Kentucky Derby Festival
April 20 - May 4, 2002
Louisville, KY
Description: Events include the Thunder Over Louisville, The Great Balloon Race and Glow, the Pegasus Parade and much more.

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
June 14 - 16, 2002
Oklahoma City, OK
Description: At the world's largest visual and performing arts event of its type, 100 Native American tribes share the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world.

Festival Lent
June 21 - July 06, 2002
Maribor, Slovenia
Description: Maribor erupts in a dazzling display of talent and color as Festival Lent engulfs the city for more than two weeks of spectacular festivities.

San Fermin Festival and Running of the Bulls
July 5 - 13, 2002
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Description: A fiesta in honor of San Fermin, with bulls and bull-running, wine and song.

Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 26 - 28, 2002
Gilroy, CA
Description: There's a great garlic recipe contest and cook off, ethnic foods, continuous entertainment on three stages, arts and crafts and a children's area.

La Tomatina
August 28, 2002
Bunol, Bunol, Spain
Description: The tomato battle is in honor of Saint Luis Beltran, the patron saint of Bunol.

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival
November 08, 2002
Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Description: This event is probably the largest illuminated street Carnival in the world and is followed by a unique squibbing display.


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