Mexico City Celebrates Day of the Dead

Mexico City Celebrates Day of the Dead
... and Mercado de Sonora (map) are not-to-be-missed. Plaza de la Constitucíon (Zócalo) – Each year Mexico City hosts a massive Day of the Dead celebration in the Zócalo (map). Lasting for several days, the event attracts upwards of seven million people. Streets throughout Mexico City’s historic center are closed to traffic to accommodate the massive crowds. Elaborate alters constructed by the city’s various delegations are displayed in the square and there are live music, dance...
October 18th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
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Centennial Celebration in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Centennial Celebration in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
... all, it’s a big deal when you reach 100. While the Walton County Board of Commissioners deemed the all of September as Santa Rosa Beach Centennial celebration Month, a fun-filled weekend highlighting this milestone is planned for September 11-12. “It’s going to be a big event,” comments Johndra Culp, Centennial celebration spokesperson. “We’re celebrating the community.” “People will have the opportunity to learn about area’s history, where we came from and where we are now.” Happening at...
September 7th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Mexico Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Mexico Celebrates 200 Years of Independence
... City. With just under two weeks remaining until the Independence Day holiday, cities and towns across the country are preparing for extravagant celebrations and fiestas to honor the big day. Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated each year on September 16th, however many of the events to mark the occasion take place a day earlier on September 15th. And there’s no better place to celebrate the holiday than in the capital, Mexico City. This year there a variety of events planned including concerts,...
September 5th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
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Gotta Do This: Johnny Mercer Centennial

... legacy on to future generations.” While the centennial has reached it’s 100-day countdown to his birthday on November 18, that doesn’t mean celebrations and events have let up. This is a year-long tribute and some of the centennial’s upcoming events include: Johnny Mercer Sculpture Show at Avery Gallery Inc., Marietta, Ga., September 4-5. Mercer Film Festival at Live Oak Public Library, Savannah, September 13, 26 and October 10. Picnic in the Park with Mercer at Forsyth Park, Savannah,...
August 23rd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: celebration, celebrities, Festivals, Fairs, and Events, Get Out, Gotta Do This, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Georgia

Who Says There is No More Partying at Disney Pleasure Island?

... a birthday, anniversary, family gathering, engagement, girlfriends weekend– or just about anything you want to celebrate. The  street party celebration rocks nightly from 5-11 pm Sunday – Thursday and 6 pm – midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in the West End Plaza of Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney.  Can’t think of anything to celebrate?  Celebrate the end of another great Disney Day!! Photo Selection: Google Images, Attractions Magazine Tags: Celebrate Tonight,...
August 19th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Celebrate Tonight, celebration, Downtown-Disney, nightly street party at Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island, Pleasure Island & Downtown Disney, street party, Walt Disney World, West End Downtown Disney

Gotta Do This… Celebrate Punta Gorda, Florida – Five Years Later

... is celebrating their revitalization. On Saturday, August 15, everyone is invited party and have fun at Punta Gorda’s Five-Year Xtreme Makeover celebration. Starting at 1 p.m. at Laishley Park, it includes all types of events such as live entertainment, children’s activities and much more. Of particular interest is the Trolley Tours, departing on the hour, that focuses on the said revitalization. Fireworks at 9 p.m. conclude the celebration. The rebuilding of Punta Gorda after Hurricane Charley...
August 13th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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It’s Happening in the South: Happy 450th Pensacola, Florida

Certain birthday milestones deserve grand celebrations, especially when said milestone is 450. Birthday candles, flickr, creative commons by DavidInc Pensacola, Fla.’s 450 day celebration culminates on Saturday, August 15 with the world’s largest birthday card and a piece of birthday cake for everyone. “The party is free and open to the public,” says Ashley Chisholm, account manager at EW Bullock Associates. “It’s a family-friendly huge birthday bash.” The celebration kicks off...
August 12th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Willows Restaurant’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

... map._lastCenter=map.getCenter(); }); GEvent.addListener(map,'resize', function() { map.setCenter(map._lastCenter); }); } Tags: celebration, drink, Food & Beverage, honolulu, music, Restaurants & Bars, sake, willows ...
August 7th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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It’s Fireworks Time: The HSBC Celebration of Light

The HSBC celebration of Light is one of the biggest fireworks shows in Canada.  Roughly 400,000 spectators will flock to Vancouver’s West End to see this spectacular display of pyrotechnics.  The favorite viewing spots are English Bay and Kitsilano Beach (see map links) but you can also reserve a spot on one of the various cruise boats offering special Fireworks night deals.  Vancouver Charters is one,  as well at Blueeyed Charters but there are many others.  And if you’re attending...
July 21st, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, celebration, Events, Family Friendly, fireworks, Outdoors & Recreation, pyrotechnics, spectators

Celebrating the Moon Landing 40 Years Later in the South

... Armstrong’s famous line, “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” And you can take part in this monumental anniversary. celebrations are planned all throughout the nation and beyond. Some of the events in the South happening today include: The Discovery Green in Houston, Texas is hosting Spacefest from 4 – 9 p.m.  Everyone can enjoy different exhibits, activities and live music honoring the 40th anniversary. Also in Houston, the Space Center is hosting a Splashdown...
July 20th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, celebration, Observances, Southern-Byways, space, Space Shuttle, Things to See in DC, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Kentucky, Things to See in Virginia

Happy Fourth of July

... freedom.       photo credit: American Flag, flickr, creative commons by kjtittle84 Tags: 4th of July, celebration, holidays, Observances, Southern-Byways ...
July 4th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate the Fourth of July in the South

... Independence Day. Here’s a quick glance of what else is happening around the region. If you’re into history, you can head to Independence Day celebration in Vicksburg, Miss., Fort Morgan’s Cannon Salute to American Independence in Gulf Shores, Ala., July 4th 1850s Style at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, S.C., or Governor’s Palace Picnic in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Like fireworks? Well, there are numerous displays to choose from, including the 4th of July at Lenox Square in Atlanta,...
July 2nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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What’s on When Where

... American BBQ in Virginia Beach, Va., through May 24. Delaplane (Va.) Strawberry Festival through May 24. If you looking for hometown/local celebrations, consider the… Harold Bell Wright Festival and Parade in Branson, Mo., through Saturday. Bank of America celebration at the Station in Kansas City, Mo., on May 24. 32nd annual Riverfest in Little Rock, Ark., through May 24. Plaquemines Parish Heritage and Seafood Festival in Belle Chasse, La., through May 24. Opening of the Corinth (Miss.) Contraband...
May 22nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebration, Festivals, Fairs, and Events, holidays, Southern-Byways, Things to See in the South

Memorial Day Weekend Fun in the South

... show to  live entertain, there is something for all ages.   photo credit: On Memorial Day, flickr, creative commons by Matt McGee Tags: celebration, Festivals, Fairs, and Events, holidays, Southern-Byways, Things to See in the South ...
May 21st, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Did You Know…National Tourism Week

... what to do, keep reading Southern Byways. photo credit: A.M. Walzer Co. United States Inlay Puzzle, flickr, creative commons by Marxchivist Tags: celebration, did-you-know, Get Out, Southern-Byways ...
May 13th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cinco de Mayo, Still a Time for Celebration

... the date that marks Mexico’s victory over French invaders in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. No matter, it’s still a time for festivities and celebration throughout Los Angeles. One of the best places to be on this occasion is at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, home to fabled Olvera Street with it’s festive-all-year vendors, cantinas, restaurants, and musicians. Dine on authentic cuisine, soak up a margarita or 10, and kick up your heels to the beat of mariachi music and other...
May 5th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, carnival, celebration, Events, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, free, history, holidays, music, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping

It’s Happening in the South: 6th annual Juke Joint Festival

... Festival in Clarksdale, Miss. “These are the real deal juke joints were the blues are played.” Happening on April 18, the festival is a celebration of blues with a little of whimsy thrown in. Or as Stolle puts it, this may be the only festival that has seven stages of blues as well as racing pigs and monkey-riding dogs. Yes, there’s truly something for everyone. Other events on tap for Saturday include a blues-related film festival, storytelling, chef’s demonstration and...
April 18th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Blues, celebration, culture, Festivals, Fairs, and Events

Celebrating a Moravian Easter (and More) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

... both courtesy of Visit Winston-Salem. (bottom left) Pink Lemonade cake and (bottom right) Hot Cross Buns, both courtesy of Dewey’s Tags: celebration, Easter, Get Out, Historic Travel, Things to See in North Carolina ...
April 10th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebration, Easter, Get Out, Historic Travel, Things to See in North Carolina

Gotta Do This…St.Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the South

... for St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll find parades in San Antonio, Houston and Fort Worth. As you know, Louisiana can never pass up a good celebration. Shreveport is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Seeking some festivities in Mississippi? Well, you are in luck because in Biloxi there’s the 31st annual Hibernia Marching Society’s St. Patrick’s Parade and the 23rd annual Shenanigan’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Gulfport...
March 13th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebration, Festivals, Fairs, and Events, Gotta Do This, Southern-Byways

It’s Happening in the South… St. Joseph’s Day at the International House in New Orleans

Culturally-rich New Orleans is known for its celebrations as well as its rituals and customs. It also a city that prides itself on tradition. So, therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the citizens, particularly Italian citizens in the city, celebrate...
March 12th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
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