Once a year, the Holi Festival of Colors, celebrating the arrival of a new season, takes place around the world. Crowds of people playfully pelt each other with vibrant paints, adding a wildly colorful hue to the environment. San Francisco-based photographer Thomas Hawk caught some amazing photographs of this year's celebration at Spanish Fork, Utah.
Last weekend in Glastonbury, England, on a site covering 1,000 acres, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm. Started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 it has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's headline acts on the main stage included Muse, Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder. Thousands of attendees were treated to a sunny… Continue
The city of Harbin, in frigid northeastern China, is hosting its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. At night, visitors who endure the bitter cold will see the lights switched on, illuminating the… Continue
This is 10 days of Hindu festival of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha celebrated all over India.…
It's like China's version of Disneyland on Ice. These impressive ice sculptures are part of a display for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. As well as the colorful life-sized ice buildings, which reflect traditional Chinese architecture, there is also a 160m (524ft) high Father Christmas sculpture, said by organizers to be the world's largest.… Continue
December 14th, 3pm-8pm - Fireworks begins at 6:30pm: Manhattan Beach
This sounds like a fun, family-friendly event! Manhattan Beach is hosting a Holiday Fireworks Festival on December 14th from 3pm-8pm. Kids are sure to have tons of fun at the bounce park, snow park, and goofin' around with Santa. It could be a romantic date idea too, as there will be live… Continue
Shanghai has gone completely berserk with bright lights and flashing bunnies. "Rabbit Wonderland" is series of innovative outdoor LED interactive sculptures meant to bring color, laughter and warmth to the streets of Shanghai during the 2008 Shanghai eArts Festival presented by Super Nature Design and W+K Shanghai. The iconic rabbit is seen as a symbol of peace in… Continue
What could put Angelinos more in the Christmas spirit than an awesome festival of lights? The Griffith Park Holiday Light Festival is a magnificent display of lights along a one-mile segment of Crystal Springs Drive presented by the Department of Water and Power. It has become a holiday tradition that attracts more than half million visitors each year. Sounds like a… Continue
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Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Kat Williams, Russell Peters, Dane Cook, Cheech and Chong - those are just a handful of big names that will be performing at the 4th Annual Comedy Festival on November 20th through 22nd in Las Vegas. If you dig comedy, you should be at Caesars Palace for this. There will be more than 70 performances and events presented over the… Continue
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Do we have any Japanese food lovers in the house? The 9th Annual Japanese Food Festival will take place at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Downtown LA tomorrow from 11am-3pm. I've never been to this before, but looking at the pictures, this event has some serious potential. Tickets are $50 a pop.
According to the website, attendees will be able to… Continue
I guess the German's like to get lit. Berlin is hosting its annual "Festival of Lights" this week, until October 26th. More than 45 Landmarks are lit up with lamps, projectors and lasers, accompanied by fireworks and other events from 7pm until 1am every night.
TarFest has been held annually since 2003 at the La Brea Tar Pits and the surrounding Museum Row in the historic Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles. The festival presents an opportunity for artists in LA to gain creative exposure in the geographical and cultural center of the city for the benefit of public enrichment. The four-day indoor/outdoor multi-venue… Continue
The world’s largest lobster fest is taking place this weekend in San Pedro (30 minutes south of Downtown LA). Thirteen tons of lobster are flown in from the Gulf of Maine for the event, though other food stands selling items like sausages and shrimp fajitas are present. The $8 admission fee gets you in, and $17 buys a discounted Maine lobster dinner featuring a… Continue
Discover Downtown Los Angeles' cultural scene at the Grand Avenue Festival on Sunday, September 28. The 2008 Festival is a partnership between the leading cultural organizations that call Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Avenue home and include the MOCA, Music Center, LA Opera and LA Phil among others.
Greenway Court, home to the weekly "'Da Poetry Jam," celebrates ten years of being an open mic hub with a seven-day festival. Celebrate the Word will feature some of the country's top writers, poets and performers.
On the bill for the August 19-26 fest is:
Tuesday, August 19: 7 p.m.
Opening reception. 9 p.m.-… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 19, 2008 at 1:00am —