There are many large street festivals in the United States. Some of the largest and most well-known include:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest, is a music and culture festival that takes place annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. The festival features a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, blues, R&B, rock 'n' roll, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, country music, folk music, and more. Jazz Fest is one of the largest and most popular street festivals in the United States with an estimated attendance of over 400 thousand people each year.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a three-week long event held annually in Houston Texas. It is one of the largest rodeos in the world and features live entertainment ranging from country music to pop to hip hop. The rodeo itself is also a major attraction with events such as bull riding , calf roping , barrel racing , steer wrestling , saddle bronc riding , bareback bronc riding . The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attracts over two million visitors each year making it one of the largest street festivals in the United States.
Mardi Gras is a carnival celebration that takes place annually around Fat Tuesday which falls on the day before Ash Wednesday . Mardi Gras celebrations can be found all over Louisiana but New Orleans is by far the most well-known city for its Mardi Gras festivities which attract millions of visitors each year. Mardi Gras celebrations typically involve parades , floats , costumes , beads , parties , food , drink
Other large street festivals include:
The St Patrickâ€™s Day Parade in Boston Massachusetts which attracts over 600 thousand spectators each year
The San Francisco Pride Parade which draws close to 1 million people annually
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA held Cincinnati Ohio - this 3 day event claims to be Americaâ€™s biggest Oktoberfest drawing 500 thousand+ attendees