(PRWEB) May 07, 2013
The best summer festivals not only encourage tourism, but also engage and inspire residents. That community spirit drives the festivals success and is often reflected in the festivals character. With this in mind, the Livability.com team has named the Top 10 Summer Festivals for 2013.
For the 2013 list, Livability.com editors looked for those summer festivals most connected to their host cities’ identities in terms of theme, the experiences to be had and community participation. Editors also factored in a citys other tourist attractions and amenities that can enhance the itineraries of festival-goers.
The best summer festivals, neighborhood celebrations, and even block parties bring communities together and showcase the characteristics that make their cities unique, says Matt Carmichael, Livability.com editor and spokesman. Festivals are a great time to unite residents and show off for visitors.
The festivals that made the list range in theme from music to mudbugs and roses to rodeos, but they all successfully reinforce their host citys branding efforts, increase tourism, foster community pride and help raise money for worthy causes.
Top 10 Summer Festivals 2013
1. Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY
2. Portland Rose Festival Portland, OR
3. Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon, VA
4. AthFest Music & Arts Festival Athens, GA
5. Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, PA
6. CMA Music Festival Nashville, TN
7. Mudbug Madness Festival Shreveport, LA
8. Strolling of the Heifers Brattleboro, VT
9. Papillion Days Papillion, NE
10. Sweet Pea Festival Bozeman, MT
About Livability.com: Livability.com is a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of Americas small and mid-sized cities.