May 5, 2012 Brings A Trio of Great Beer-Drinking Events, Led By the Run For the Roses
One of America’s great party scenes is the Kentucky Derby.
It’s the first Saturday of May and the infield is, as PubClub.com reports, “absolute chaos!”
So who would not want to be in Louisville!?
But there is another option. And it, too, involves being hammered at the infield of a horse racing track.
Except at this one, there no horses running. There is, tho, a lot of horsing around. And music all around.
It’s the New Orleans Jazzfest, a multi-day, multi-weekend event that brings out locals and fills up hotels in the French Quarter with thirsty tourists. Big-name bands like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett and the Foo Fighters – as well as dozens of other acts – play on stages all around a horse racing track outside of the Quarter. The food is great, they will fill up coolers of beer (with ice) for you and it’s a party scene that is a signature event of New Orleans.
Be bold and do JazzFest one weekend and the Kentucky Derby the next!
And in the middle of this party, in 2012, it’s also Cinco de Mayo. Once a small celebration of Americans in cities close to the Mexican border, it’s now spread to places like New York City. New York City!?
So what’s your favorite place to be on this Saturday? I’ll be in the Beach Cities of the South Bay of L.A., checking out Cinco de Mayo.