The Maxwell Street Market

Billed as "one of the greatest outdoor urban bazaars ever," the historical Maxwell Street Market is the best way to get a true sense of the Windy City. Once a bustling 19th-century Jewish market, Maxwell Street has morphed into a cultural meeting place where all races and nationalities gather for the music, merchandise and cheap eats. Widely famous for impromptu jam sessions, this flea "turns the beat around" with a mix of jazz, blues and Latino sounds filtering through the stalls. Today’s flavor is distinctly Mexican, especially with the many roaming food carts. There’s also plenty to sift through, from tires, autoparts, and old televisions to art and some antiques.

Address: Maxwell Street
City: Chicago
Phone: 312-922-3100
Kodiak Crab Festival

The Kodiak Crab Festival in Kodiak, Alaska, has been running for over 50 years on Memorial Day weekend as a five-day celebration of spring that’s full of fun and frivolity. Sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, the festival features a variety of attractions throughout the weekend including a parade, an arts and craft market and live music.

City: Kodiak
State Fair of Louisiana


Address: 3710 Hudson Ave.
City: Shreveport
ZIP Code: 71109
Phone: 318-635-1361
Everglades Seafood Festival

February, State of the Art Rides and Attractions. Great Seafood, Local Indian Arts and Food. Over 150 Arts and Crafts Booths.

Address: PO Box 5029
City: Everglades City
ZIP Code: 34139
Phone: 239-695-4100
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


City: Houston
ZIP Code: 77225
Phone: 832-667-1000