TripAdvisor Names 10 Wacky U.S. Summer Events
From Viral Feline Festivals to Under-the-Sea Shindigs, Summer Celebrations Call Out the Curious
NEWTON, Mass., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced 10 wacky summer events in the U.S., as chosen by TripAdvisor editors. From a festival honoring the best cat videos on the Web to an underwater rock concert, these events—all $10 or less per person—provide affordable and off-the-wall entertainment for travelers seeking comic relief from the hot summer sun. Events are listed in chronological order.
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Wayne Chicken Show – July 12 to 14, Wayne, Nebraska
Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival – July 13, Big Pine Key, Florida
Pierogi Fest – July 26 to 28, Whiting, Indiana
World Championship Cardboard Boat Races – July 27, Heber Springs, Arkansas
Rain Day Festival – July 29, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Cheeseburger in Caseville – August 9 to 18, Caseville, Michigan
Weird Contest Week – August 12 to 16, Ocean City, New Jersey
National Lentil Festival – August 16 to 17, Pullman, Washington
Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Festival – August 28, Saint Paul, Minnesota
BugFest – September 21, Raleigh, North Carolina
"Travelers looking to blow off some steam this summer without breaking the bank can enjoy these zany events that celebrate the offbeat and creative spirit of America," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, April 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, May 2013
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