Events

Top Choice Dance in Oaxaca City

Guelaguetza

The Guelaguetza is a brilliant feast of Oaxacan folk dance staged on the first two Mondays after July 16 in the large, semi-open-air Auditorio Guelaguetza on Cerro del Fortín. Magnificently costumed dancers from the…
Top Choice Sports in Boston

Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.
Top Choice Cultural in Accompong

Accompong Maroon Festival

The best time to get a sense of Accompong’s uniqueness is during the traditional Accompong Maroon Festival. The festival celebrates Accompong’s nominal independence and is a riot of traditional dancing, drumming, me…
Top Choice Cultural in Hilo

Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival swoops into town around Easter and turns laid-back Hilo into the place to be. Forget about booking a last-minute room! This sellout three-day hula competition was established in 1964 to h…
Top Choice Cultural in Loíza

Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol

Puerto Rico’s African soul is unveiled for five days every July during the Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol, a cultural extravaganza of drums, masks and hybrid religious iconography in honor of Saint James, the town's pa…
Top Choice Religious in Antigua

Semana Santa

In the week leading up to Easter, hundreds of devotees garbed in deep purple and white robes bear revered icons from their churches in daily street processions in remembrance of Christ’s crucifixion. It's one of the…
Top Choice Cultural in Mexico City

Día de Muertos

In the lead-up to Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2), elaborate ofrendas (altars) show up everywhere. The huge annual street parade, Desfile de Día de Muertos, has been held since 2016 (initially in response to the …
Top Choice Art in Hanapepe

Art Night

On any given Friday night, Hanapepe comes to life and gives everyone an extended peek into its art world. Galleries stay open later and the town's main drag is transformed by musicians and street vendors. Visitors a…
Top Choice Carnival in Vieques

Fiestas Patronales de Vieques

In the third week of July, Viequenses party hard to celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea, seafarers, fisherman. More a festival than a religious event, islanders gather in Isabel Segunda's centra…
Top Choice Dance in Lee

Jacob's Pillow

Founded by Ted Shawn in an old barn in 1932, Jacob's Pillow is one of the premier summer dance festivals in the USA. Through the years, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, the Martha Graham Dance Company and other leadin…