Party In The USA
The US is known for many things: patriotism, the Big Mac, Budweiser, laws that vary from state to state, and knowing how to party! The last few years have been more party-free than most Americans would like, but we can thank our lucky stars and stripes that that’s finally changing! If you’re an American who has been feeling exceptionally cabin-feverish as a result of the events of the last few years or a tourist who will be visiting the States during the year, here are a few things to look out for when you’re planning your Las Vegas event calendar or your schedule for whichever part of the country you’re in!
Venue: SoFi Stadium, California
Date: 13 February
Super Bowl Sunday is about as American as it gets. Each year, the two best football teams in the country go head to head, and man, do the fans go nuts. It’s the most sought-after ticket on the American football calendar not only because of the game itself but also because of the halftime show, which has gone from a few cheerleaders and mascots to performances by artists like The Weekend, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Michael Jackson. Sure, the show is only about 20 minutes, but it’s the most incredible 20-minute show you’ll ever see; pyrotechnics, costume changes, dancers, the works. As a result, tickets are incredibly expensive, and some of the best seats are priced at over four thousand dollars each! Whether you’re able to join in the fun in the stadium or not, you can still join in the fun of the game. Host or attend a Superbowl party for the full experience.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Date: 1 March
Mardi Gras is the definition of a party. While this tradition is not technically American, it has become a beloved American affair and takes place once a year, every year. The idea of Mardi Gras was initially brought to the US by the French Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, who made himself a home near New Orleans in 1699. The first Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1703, and it’s been a proud New Orleans tradition ever since. Most of the daytime events in the carnival are family-friendly: there are dazzling parade floats and incredible delicacies to sample; it’s a chance to see Louisiana and Creole culture at its best. After the sun sets, the party becomes a little more adult.
Coachella Music Festival
Venue: The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Date: 15-24 April
Coachella is one of the best-known music festivals in the world, and it certainly deserves that recognition. It’s officially known as the Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts, so there is an artistic element to the event that sets it apart from other American music festivals. Not only is the festival host to some of the most incredible musicians in the world, but the camping and fashion is also first class. Many festivals might be dusty and dirty, but when you go to Coachella, you pack accordingly! Festival fashion is at its best at this event, and the camping options, far from being on dusty farm roads, are incredible: everything from regular camping to pre-set-up glamping options. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen for the day and layers for the night as the area is notorious for its temperature changes.
Location: Country Wide
Date: 04 July
American Independence Day is the epitome of patriotism. Many homes are adorned with red, white, and blue decorations; the star-spangled banner flies proudly from houses and flag poles. Independence Day is a public holiday throughout the US, and it’s a party whether you’re at a public event or not. US citizens hold barbecues and clam bakes, and the invitation list is usually: the more, the merrier! When the Union challenged the British for their independence, I bet they had no idea that people would still be celebrating at this level hundreds of years later. The 4th of July is the height of summer, so lather on the sunscreen and indulge in some of the most enjoyable American celebrations you’ll ever find.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Location: 77th Street and Central Park West- 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s.
Date: 24 November
Every year, Americans gather in New York or around their televisions all over the country for a beloved tradition: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade will be the 96th, so the parade only has a few more years to go before its centennial! While we don’t know what the parade lineup for this year will be, we do know what a few of the giant balloons gracing the streets of New York will be: the Boss Baby, Grogu (baby Yoda), Pikachu and Eevee, and the Red Titan from Ryan’s World. The parade will feature floats like the Big Turkey Spectacular, the Celebration Gator, Christmas in Town Square, Santa’s Sleigh, and more. It’s a wonderful cultural experience and family-friendly. The parade begins at 9 in the morning and runs until about midday.
These are just a few of the wonderful entertainment events that will be taking place in the US this year. Will you be joining us?