Just because we’re in the dog days of summer that doesn’t mean our calendars should slow down. There are plenty of events across the country where you can either pack up the car or score cheap airfare to explore a new city. From coast-to-coast, we’re still celebrating our community with Pride events to parties under a scorching sun to flashbacks of Mardi Gras.
Pack your sunblock and boogie on down with one of these four fabulous remaining summer events.
Key West, Florida
August 11–15, 2021
August 11–15, the southernmost point of the continental U.S., heats up with art shows, dance parties, boating adventures and trolley tours. This all-male event fills the island with more than just sandy shores and sun-kissed faces proving to be a steamy weekend for all. Some cultural events keep the days going, but, in true Key West fashion, a few events are clothing-optional (tip: make sure you read the fine print before buying tickets.)
August 14, 2021
Yee Haw! Head down to the Texas capital for more than bbq on August 14. The Saturday Pride parade marching down Congress Avenue is the main event. Make sure you use the impressive state capitol building as a backdrop for rainbow selfies.
August 15–21, 2021
Provincetown celebrates all things Carnival! August 15–21, PTown is celebrating all things enchanted as 5,000+ visitors will go Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Parades, day markets, and performances will fill the week, including Ty Sunderland spinning at Love Prism. While in Cape Cod make sure to rent a bike to cruise Commerical Street (and the boys) and nosh on a lobster roll (you won’t regret it!).
Made In America
September 4–5, 2021
Jay-Z’s two-day festival will return to Philadelphia for its tenth year this coming Labor Day weekend. The music festival is an epic party that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with dozens of top performers including headliners Justin Bieber and Lil Baby. Also performing this year: Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda, Baby Keem, Lil Durk, A$AP Ferg, Moneybagg Yo, Freddie Gibbs, Tinashe, Morray, 42 Dugg, Est Gee and more.
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