Monday, May 02, 2011

Festivals and Such

I keep running into random tidbits about the upcoming festival season in the Washington, DC area, so I thought I would post some of them here.

It's May and I have started my countdown until Oct 1. Summer, the season that I loathe, is over for me October 1. There are 151 days until I will feel normal once again.

May is Asthma Awareness Month. I am one of the 20 million folks who has been afflicted with asthma since I was 4 years old. As with any chronic condition it can be annoying, maddening and just plain inconvenient, but asthma is also manageable.

Now for the fun stuff. Some of the festivals took place this past weekend like the National Cinco de Mayo festival and the Fiesta Asia Silver Spring festival.

The Heritage India Festival, May 14-15, 2011 held in Chantilly, Virginia.

The Meridian International Children's Festival, May 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.
And speaking of children, May 2, 2011-May 8, 2011 is the Children's Book Week.

Gaithersburg Book Festival , May 21, 2011, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The incomparable Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, May 19, 2011-May 21, 2011 at the Kennedy Center.

The World Children's Festival is on June 17-19, 2011 on the National Mall.

D.C. Jazz Festival, June 1, 2011

Washington D.C.'s Caribbean Carnival is on June 25-26.

Old Time Banjo Festival, July 16, 2011,

Capital Fringe Festival, July 7, 2011-July 24, 2011

Food Festival of the America's, May 23, 2011 at the Organization of American States (OAS). There are loads of food festivals in the area, but I just thought I would post one of the many.

That is all. Have a good week.

"A little Madness in the SpringIs wholesome even for the King."- Emily Dickinson

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