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Brussel's Flower Carpet

Summary: 
The festival is more of a display of art using the beauty of the begonia and other various flowers of the season.
Species or Focus: 
Begonia, various
Month: 
August
Festival dates: 
August 13-15
Year started: 
48 years 4 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Brussels , BRU
Belgium
Brussels BE

Icheon Baeksa Sansuyu Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the beauty of the sansuyu flower.
Species or Focus: 
Sansuyu (Cornus)
Month: 
March/April
Festival Type: 

Location

Icheon
South Korea
KR

Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the beauty of the sansuyu flower.
Species or Focus: 
Cornus (Sansuyu)
Month: 
March
Festival Type: 

Location

Gurye
South Korea
KR

Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The purpose of the festival is to raise money by honoring and admiring the beauty of the many cherry trees that were planted in the Essex county.
Species or Focus: 
Fugi, Kwanzan, ,Yoshino, Higan Cherry Trees
Month: 
April
Year started: 
42 years 4 months ago
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Location

Newark , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
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International Cherry Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival is focused around the natural beauty of the cherry blossoms for viewing and is arranged around the average peak date of their blossoming.
Species or Focus: 
Yoshino Cherry Tree
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 19-28
Year started: 
45 years 4 months ago
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Location

Macon , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Almond Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival is a welcoming of Spring through the blossoming of the almond trees.
Species or Focus: 
Almonnd Tree
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 13-14
Year started: 
71 years 4 months ago
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Location

Quartz Hill , CA
United States
California US
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Lupine Festival

Summary: 
The festival is concentrated on the lupine for viewing.
Species or Focus: 
Lupine
Month: 
June
Year started: 
18 years 3 months ago

Location

Deer Isle-Stonington , ME
United States
Maine US
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Fields of Lupine

Summary: 
The festival occurs when the fields are full and blossoming of the lupine flower. The blossoming occasion is an annual natural event that relies on the beauty created throughout the long spanning fields.
Species or Focus: 
Lupine
Month: 
June
Festival dates: 
June 4-20
Year started: 
26 years 3 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Franconia , NH
United States
New Hampshire US

La Fiesta de la Rosa Azafrán

Summary: 
The festival coincides with the harvest of the Saffron flower, a fundamental spice in the country's cuisine. Activities are meant to take place on the last weekend of October when the Saffron is ready to be harvested.
Species or Focus: 
Saffron
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
The last weekend of the month
Year started: 
56 years 4 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Consuegra , TO
Spain
Toledo ES

Tu B'Shevat

Summary: 
The festival is a Jewish holiday but is partially recognized as when the almond tress begin to bloom in the cold weather.
Species or Focus: 
Almond Tree
Month: 
January/February
Festival dates: 
January 30
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Location

Israel
IL

PEI Potato Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival is focused around when the potato blossom is in full flower. Everything for the festival is related to the potato.
Species or Focus: 
Potato
Month: 
July
Year started: 
51 years 4 months ago

Location

O'Leary , PE
Canada
Prince Edward Island CA
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Manitoba Sunflower Festival

Summary: 
The festival is linked to celebrating Altona being the sunflower capital of the world and revels in the beauty and color the flowers bring.
Species or Focus: 
Sunflower
Month: 
July
Festival dates: 
July 23-25
Year started: 
55 years 4 months ago
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Location

Altona , MB
Canada
Manitoba CA
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Inje Icefish Festival

Summary: 
The festival occurs when the temperatures are cold enough for the smelts to surface and be fished.
Species or Focus: 
Smelt
Month: 
January
Festival dates: 
December 31- January 28
Year started: 
22 years 3 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Inje
South Korea
KR

Cordova Iceworm Festival

Summary: 
This festival focuses on the mysterious iceworm and its habits in the cold weather, when the iceworm surfaces around certain temperatures.
Species or Focus: 
Iceworm
Month: 
January of February
Festival dates: 
Last week of January of first week of February
Year started: 
58 years 4 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Cordova , AK
United States
Alaska US

National Trout Festival

Summary: 
The festival focuses on the natural resources of the area, especially the trout runs that occur.
Species or Focus: 
Trout
Month: 
April/May
Festival dates: 
April 21-25
Year started: 
86 years 4 months ago
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Location

Kalhaska , MI
United States
Michigan US
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Hummingbird Festival

Summary: 
The hummingbirds prosper in the area offered by Hogansville so they make it a stop on their annual migration pattern. The festival is thus a symbol of Spring as the birds make their way on their journey.
Species or Focus: 
Hummingbird
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 16-17
Year started: 
22 years 3 months ago
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Location

Hogansville , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Minneapolis Monarch Festival

Summary: 
The Monarch butterfly is known for its 2300 mile migration and takes a stop in Minneapolis where there is a celebration to honor its journey.
Species or Focus: 
Monarch
Month: 
September
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Location

Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
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Sea Turtle Festival

Summary: 
The festival focuses on the annual return of the sea turtles to help make the public aware of the environment in an effort to spread their conservation efforts.
Species or Focus: 
Sea Turtle
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Location

St. Johns County , FL
United States
Florida US

Monte Vista Crane Festival

Summary: 
The migration pattern of the Sandhill Cranes makes it ppossible for this event to occur as people come together to witness the mass migration and one of their stops on their South to North trek. 
Species or Focus: 
Sandhill Crane
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 12-14
Year started: 
36 years 3 months ago
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Location

Monte Vista , CO
United States
Colorado US
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Swan Festival

Summary: 
The festival is based on the annual return of the swans to the area.
Species or Focus: 
Swan
Month: 
April
Year started: 
22 years 3 months ago
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Location

High Plains , CO
United States
Colorado US
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Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival

Summary: 
The festival is a celebration of the city's bounty and the Dungeness Crab that it is gives it recognition.
Species or Focus: 
Dungeness Crab
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 9-10
Year started: 
18 years 3 months ago
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Location

Port Angeles , WA
United States
Washington US
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Rattlesnake Roundup

Summary: 
This event focused on eliminating the Rattlesnakes at a time when there are an abundance in the area.
Species or Focus: 
Diamondback Rattlesnake
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
Second weekend in March
Year started: 
61 years 4 months ago
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Location

Sweetwater , TX
United States
Texas US
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Sitka Whalefest

Summary: 
The Sitka Whalefest is an educational event that seeks to spread awareness about the marine environment. This is done over a weekend when the tourist season is in full motion, concurrent with gray whale migration.
Species or Focus: 
Gray Whale
Month: 
November
Festival dates: 
First weekend in November
Year started: 
22 years 3 months ago
Festival Type: 

Location

Sitka , AK
United States
Alaska US

Crane Watch

Species or Focus: 
Sandhill Crane
Month: 
February/April
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Location

Kearney , NE
United States
Nebraska US
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Buzzard Day

Summary: 
Buzzard day originated as a commemoration of the Turkey Vulture's return flight to the area and has now evolved into a festival.
Species or Focus: 
Turkey Vulture
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
First Sunday after March 15
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Location

Hinckley , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Bat Flight Breakfast

Summary: 
The event is focused on the time of year that the bats can be seen flying in masses from their cave at dusk for feeding time.
Species or Focus: 
Bat (Mexican Freetail)
Month: 
July/September
Festival dates: 
Second Thursday in August
Year started: 
62 years 4 months ago
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Location

Carlsbad , NM
United States
New Mexico US
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Yangyang Salmon Festival

Summary: 
The festival relies on the schools of salmon swimming upstream and spawning. Recent changes have been documented on the salmon population and the need for salmon to live in sold water temperatures.
Species or Focus: 
Chum Salmon
Month: 
October/November
Year started: 
23 years 3 months ago
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Location

Yangyang
South Korea
KR
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Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest

Summary: 
The festival takes pride in the growing of pumpkins.
Species or Focus: 
Pumpkin
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 16
Year started: 
22 years 3 months ago
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Location

Prince Edward County , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Festival Type: 

Maple in the County

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the beginning of Spring as the sap flows from the trees and is ready to be harvested.
Species or Focus: 
Maple sap
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 27-28
Year started: 
18 years 3 months ago
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Location

Prince Edward County , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Louisiana Watermelon Festival

Summary: 
The festival celebrates summer with the watermelon season as its inspiration.
Species or Focus: 
Watermelon
Month: 
July
Year started: 
56 years 4 months ago
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Location

Farmerville , LA
United States
Louisiana US
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