Not Sure When to Book? Check Out These Local Activities at Some of Our Most Popular Vacation Resort Destinations

While all of our destinations are fun no matter what time of the year, it’s great to travel to a place when even the locals are excited for a certain festival or event. Attending a festival or special event is a great way to sample the best of a certain area, whether it’s food, music, or something completely different altogether.

If you’re planning on traveling to certain popular places in the future, you may need to book in March to get the unit you want. Here’s a handy chart telling you the best time to book, and some corresponding events to check out at some of our most popular destinations:

Book now to see these fun events this year:

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

Sept. 13-15, 2018              The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event
Sept. 15, 2018                    31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup
Oct. 3-6, 2018                    15th annual John L. Borom AL Coastal Birdfest, Fairhope
Oct. 11-14, 2018                47th annual National Shrimp Fest
Oct. 27, 2018                      The Original German Sausage Fest, Elberta
November TBD, 2018      World Food Championships

Bella Vista and Hot Springs, Arkansas

June/July 2018                 Opera in the Ozarks
June 27-30, 2018              Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale
July TBD 2018                   Fat Tire Festival, Eureka Springs

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Year Round                       Historic Beaufort Walking Tour
Year Round                       Fort Macon Guided Tour
Year Round                       Beaufort Culinary Bike Tour
Year Round                       Food by Foot Culinary Walking Tour
Year Round                       Bike, Brunch and Bubbles
October TBD 2018           NC Seafood Fest
October TBD 2018           Carolina Kite Fest

Cape Cod

October TBD 2018          Falmouth Jazz Fest
October TBD 2018          Yarmouth Seaside Fest
October 15-16, 2018       Wellfleet Oyster Fest
October 20-21, 2018      Head of the Charles Regatta


July TBD 2018                Charleston Caribbean Jerk Fest

Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach

August TBD 2018           Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and Movement Fest
August 6-9, 2018            50th annual Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship
August TBD 2018           Lowcountry Jazz Fest


October 20-21                 Great Floridian Endurance Fest, Clermont
October TBD 2018         Orlando Film Fest
October TBD 2018         Orlando Latin Food and Wine Fest
October TBD 2018         Orlando Jerk Fest

New Orleans

July TBD 2018               Bastille Day Fete
July TBD 2018               Megaphone Marathons 2018
July 5-8, 2018                Essence Music Festival
July 13-15, 2018             Running of the Bulls/San Fermin in Nueva Orleans
July 17-22, 2018            Tales of the Cocktail
August 2018                   COOLinary New Orleans
August 3-5, 2018           Satchmo Summerfest
August TBD 2018          Brewsiana Craft Beer and Music Fest
August TBD 2018          Dirty Linen Night
August TBD 2018          White Linen Night
August TBD 2018          NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Fest
August TBD 2018          NOLA Daiquiri Fest

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling!

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