4th July – USA Independence Day
This is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. All government offices, banks, and many stores will be closed on this day. Every town in the country holds some sort of fair, festival, or parade. Many neighborhoods host barbecues and set off fireworks. No matter where you are in the country, it will be festive.
The World’s Largest Food Festival
July 10-July 14
Wednesday – Friday: 11a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Chicago , Grant Park – Illinois
Every summer since 1980, the Taste of Chicago Food Festival has been showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s culinary community with its premier outdoor food festival. Located on the city’s magnificent lakefront Grant Park, this is the world’s largest food festival offering a delicious array of food, music, and exciting activities for the whole family.
Jazz, Food and Wine in Napa Valley
Napa Valley California, United States
Experience 10 days of classical and jazz music, food, wine, and art exhibits held in California’s Napa Valley. More than 70 local wineries ranging in size, specialty, and notoriety are represented at Festival Napa Valley—and this event can be celebrated on any budget. Some restaurants feature celebrity chefs preparing exquisite meals while others will offer gourmet take-out options.
GREAT TEXAS BALLON RACE
July 26 – July 28
It’s a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as “The Balloon Capital of Texas” by the Governor of Texas in 1985.
Live concerts Friday and Saturday nights following the Balloon Glow extend the entertainment into the late night.