While there’s a lot of fun to be had during the summer lounging on the beach or cooling off in the mountain air, there are a few other activities that are really worth your while, like food festivals! Summer is the perfect time to chow down at a festival dedicated solely to one type of food. Here are some of the best picks you can experience.
California Pizza Festival – Los Angeles, California
California itself may not be known for its pizza, but Los Angeles is trying to change that by inviting over 30 local pizzerias to participate. The festival is billed as being the “first ever unlimited sampling pizza” which is pretty much all we need to hear in order to be on board.
Gilroy Garlic Festival – Gilroy, California
Before you hit the pizza festival, start in Northern California to check out the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which is the sleepy town’s claim to fame. With three days worth of garlicky goodness, and a walking garlic mascot to boot, you’ll certainly get your fill of the pungent allium.
National Cherry Festival – Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan bills itself as the “cherry capital of the world” which means there’s going to be plenty going on at the festival celebrating the petit stone fruit, including a cherry themed parade, among other cherry festivities.
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival – Atlanta, Georgia
When summer temperatures rise, it seems that we all scream for ice cream, which is why Atlanta, Georgia is very smartly organizing a massive ice cream festival in July. Aside from mass quantities of the frozen treat, there’s also an ice cream eating competition.
International Mango And Tropical Fruit Festival – Coral Gables, Florida
Mangos may be one of the most beloved fruits worldwide, which is made quite clear by the fact that it is the title fruit at this Florida festival.