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Keukenhof

Summary: 
Keukenhof is known as one of the largest flower gardens that symbolizes the coming of Spring through thousands of tulips bulbs blossoming, fields of narcissi and hyacinths flowing, and lilies thriving. The timing is based on the bulbs being planted during the fall in anticipation of their reveal for the spring.
Species or Focus: 
Tulip, hyacinth, narcissi, lily
Month: 
March/May
Festival dates: 
March 18-May 16
Year started: 
69 years 1 month ago
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Location

Lisse
Netherlands
NL
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Annapolis Apple Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival functions as a symbol of when the cold winter is over and spring begins, bringing along the harvesting period and festivities that occur among orchards in full bloom with apple tree blossoms.
Species or Focus: 
Apple Blossom
Festival dates: 
May/June
Year started: 
85 years 1 month ago
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Location

Annapolis Valley , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA
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Rose Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the "festival of roses" which originally focused on the beginning of the rose harvesting period. Roses are crucial for the rose picking and boiling rituals and the area in Bulgaria is home to a particular type of rose that has a harvest period of 20-25 days and particular preservation methods.
Species or Focus: 
Roses
Month: 
May/June
Year started: 
51 years 1 month ago
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Location

Kazanlak
Bulgaria
BG
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Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Summary: 
The festival focuses on the blossoming of over half a million tulip bulbs during Spring.
Species or Focus: 
Tulips
Month: 
September/October
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Location

Melbourne , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU

Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic

Summary: 
This event is particular towards the winter season and utilizing a new terrain for an old sport. The Ice Golf Classic is a golf tournament on an icy playing field and could be at risk of temperature changes.
Species or Focus: 
Winter
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
Mid-March

Location

Nome , AK
United States
Alaska US
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Mendocino Whale Festival

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the migration of over 20,000 Pacific Gray Whales from birthing grounds in Mexico and capitalizes on their journey for sight seeing.The whales are best viewed during Spring migration and good weather conditions.
Species or Focus: 
Pacific Gray Whale
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 6-7
Year started: 
36 years 4 weeks ago
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Location

Mendocino , CA
United States
California US

Canadian Tulip Festival

Summary: 
The festival has become known as the largest tulip festival representing over thousands of tulips throughout the festival for people to view and admire.
Species or Focus: 
Tulip
Month: 
May
Festival dates: 
Last Monday in May
Year started: 
65 years 1 month ago
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©Malak Karsh and the Canadian Tulip Festival
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Location

Ottawa , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Galway Oyster Festival

Summary: 
The festival is an extenuation of the tourist season focusing on when oysters are abundant and ready to be harvested.
Species or Focus: 
Oyster
Month: 
September
Festival dates: 
September 23-26
Year started: 
64 years 1 month ago
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Location

Galway
Ireland
IE
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Lilac Festival

Summary: 
As a signal of Spring's arrival, the festival celebrates the blossoming of over 1,200 lilac bushes.
Species or Focus: 
Lilac
Month: 
May
Festival dates: 
May 14-23
Year started: 
110 years 1 month ago
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Location

Rochester , NY
United States
New York US
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Warratina Lavender Festival

Summary: 
The Warratina Lavender festival takes pride in the region's ability of producing lavender and celebrates during the harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Lavender
Month: 
November
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Location

105 Quayle Road Wandin Yallock
3139 Yarra Valley , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Summary: 
The festival was a promotional way to raise money focusing on the harvest of maple.
Species or Focus: 
Maple
Month: 
April
Festival dates: 
April 17
Year started: 
52 years 1 month ago
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Location

Elmvale , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Crane Watch

Summary: 
The Platte River valley holdsabout ninety percent of the world's Sandhill Cranes on at a resting point during their migration schedule. This event is set up for people to come and enjoy the beauty of the mass amounts of Sandhill Cranes with structured sight seeing tours during the Spring time.
Species or Focus: 
Sandhill Crane
Month: 
March/April
Festival dates: 
Middle of March
Year started: 
48 years 1 month ago
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Location

44450 ELM ISLAND RD
68840 Gibbon , NE
United States
Nebraska US
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National Cherry Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival focuses around the natural beauty of the cherry blossoms for viewing and is arranged around the average peak date of the cherry tree blossoms.
Species or Focus: 
Yoshino Cherry Tree, Kwanzan Cherry Tree
Month: 
March/April
Festival dates: 
Average Peak Bloom Date- April 4th
Year started: 
83 years 1 month ago
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Location

Distict of Columbia , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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