Festivals, Fairs, Parades… all year round!? Count us in. For those of you on the road frequently, there are enough festivals and events around the United States to keep you busy all year round. Today, we’re sharing a list compiled by Top Events USA to help you add some more adventure to your life, or at least 2013.
- January 1, 2013: Rose Parade – Pasadena, California
- January 17 – 27, 2013: Sundance Film Festival – Utah: Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden
- February 2, 2013: Groundhog Day – Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
- February 12, 2013: Mardi Gras – New Orleans, Louisiana
- April 15, 2013: Boston Marathon – Boston, Massachusetts
- April 26 – May 5, 2013: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
- July 3 – 4, 2013: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular – Boston, Massachusetts
- July 4, 2013: Independence Day Celebration – Washington DC
- August 8 – 18, 2013: Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, Iowa
- August – October: Aloha Festivals – Statewide, Hawaii
- August 19 – 25, 2013: Washington State International Kite Festival – Long Beach, Washington
- August 30 – September 2, 2013: Bumbershoot – Seattle, Washington
- Burning Man – Black Rock Desert, Nevada
- Puyallup Fair – Puyallup, Washington
- International Balloon Fiesta – Albuquerque, New Mexico
- November 28, 2013: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York City, New York
- National Finals Rodeo – Las Vegas, Nevada
Yesterday, the Tour of Duty, a group of 24 Australian and American fire fighters, police officers and military personnel biking across the United States, stopped by Jayco’s headquarters to say thanks for being a major sponsor by donating the use of two Jayco motorhomes.
The group started in San Diego on August 12 and will end in New York City on September 11, riding a total of about 2,600 miles. The ride aims to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of all first responders and military from both countries. Funds raised along the way will support the Wounded Warrior project and the New York Police and Fire widows and childrens fund. To donate or for more information visit www.tourofdutyride.com
Here are some pictures from the day.
RV’s, while they may be a home away from home, can lack the pleasures many are used to. So when the opportunity arises to get a gift for your favorite RVer (even if it’s yourself!), why not think of the little things? Things often overlooked, such as organizational tools and cookware as well as portable outdoor furniture is great place to start. Here are some more ideas:
- Comfortable chairs.
- Coolers that will fit enough for the family or occasion.
- “Hose Buddy”
- Cast Iron cookware and cookbooks (Lodge is a well-known brand of Cast Iron cookware).
- Campfire popcorn cooker.
- Hot dog/marshmallow forks.
- Camping books such as L.L. Bean’s Hunting, Fishing and Camping.
- Board games such as Camp from L.L. Bean.
- Movies, particularly themed movies like RV starting Robin Williams.
Do you have any other suggestions for great RVing gifts?