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Most cities are the home of numerous parades and festivals. Plan a family vacation and enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Family Vacations: Groundhog Day

A number of cities boast rodents capable of predicting the advent of spring, but there is only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil is a 20-pound specimen of Marmota monax who predicts when spring will arrive. Read about Groundhog Day vacations.

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  • 10 Wacky Small Town Festivals
    10 Wacky Small Town Festivals

    You won't find cotton candy, jumbo turkey legs or a Ferris wheel at these small town fairs. When communities get creative, they can come up with some strange ways to celebrate. See more »

  • Top 5 Music Festivals
    Top 5 Music Festivals

    Live music is the best kind of music there is. And music festivals serve it up to crowds of thousands for days at a time each year. Which are the world's greatest fests? See more »

  • What's the world's biggest food fight?
    What's the world's biggest food fight?

    When eating food breaks down into throwing food, it's a messy and hilarious state of affairs. So, really, what could be more fun than a citywide tomato fight? See more »

  • 8 Quirky Festivals in North America
    8 Quirky Festivals in North America

    Festivals such as the Rattlesnake Roundup and Secret City Festival are held every year. Learn about eight quirky festivals in North America including the Secret City Festival and Frozen Dead Guys Days. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Boston Harborfest
    Family Vacations: Boston Harborfest

    Independence Day in Boston is celebrated at a mammoth bash called Boston Harborfest, a six-day extravaganza that builds to a wild fireworks display on July 4. Read why Harborfest has been a favorite of Bostonians and visitors for a quarter-century. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Boston Marathon
    Family Vacations: Boston Marathon

    The first Boston Marathon was run in 1897. Its closest rival, the New York City Marathon, was started in 1970. The pioneering Boston Athletic Association was the inspiration for the event. Learn more about family vacations to see the Boston Marathon. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Delta Blues Festival
    Family Vacations: Delta Blues Festival

    The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival is the king of blues festivals. Founded in 1978, the Greenville-based blues festival is the second oldest continuously operating festival of its kind in the country. Read about Delta Blues Festival vacations. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Fourth of July Festivities
    Family Vacations: Fourth of July Festivities

    Fourth of July Festivities in Washington D.C. features an elaborate parade followed by a lively festival including music song dance crafts foods and several events geared toward kids. Learn more about this family vacation destination. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Groundhog Day
    Family Vacations: Groundhog Day

    A number of cities boast rodents capable of predicting the advent of spring, but there is only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil is a 20-pound specimen of Marmota monax who predicts when spring will arrive. Read about Groundhog Day vacations. See more »

  • Family Vacations: Indianapolis 500 and the Finish Line 500 Festival
    Family Vacations: Indianapolis 500 and the Finish Line 500 Festival

    Mom and Dad can start their engines and take the minivan around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway four days before superstars hit the track. Learn about the Finish Line 500 Festival events preceding the big race. See more »

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