Nov 14, 2012 —
The holidays are almost here, but there is still plenty to keep you busy until the season comes in full swing. From the cloudy halls of the Cannabis Cup to the more family-friendly fun of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, November offers great events for people of all stripes.
This month, foodies and hippies unite at sprawling festivals in America and Europe to sample products from the best chefs, wineries, and budtenders in the world. Meanwhile enormous cartoon balloons take over the streets of New York, as audiophiles catch the biggest names in hip-hop and world music at concerts in global hubs like LA, Munich, and Chicago.
Whether you want to celebrate the best in the music business or take part in decades-old Thanksgiving traditions, November is sure to have an event featuring whatever it is you’re looking for. These are some of the biggest celebrations of the year, so start planning for one of these great events today!
Wine Festival / Food Festival / Food & Drink Event
Nov 17–18, 2012
It’s a foodie’s paradise in November thanks to the Chicago Food & Wine Festival, an annual event that became part of the city’s already vast culinary scene in 2012.
Held at the Pheasant Run Resort, a beautiful entertainment resort about an hour west of downtown, the Chicago Food & Wine Festival promises thousands of unique tastings from
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Concert / Awards Show Event
Nov 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Created in 1973 by famed TV personality Dick Clark, The American Music Awards is an annual awards show held in Los Angeles that honors the most popular musicians in the country.
The American Music Awards differ from the Grammy’s in that fans, not members of the music industry, determine who wins.
Early American Music Awards were given out based
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Festival / Concert / Conference / Convention / Food & Drink Event
Nov 18–22, 2012
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Founded by the same guys behind that famed periodical du pot, High Times, the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam is the Academy Awards of Aunt Mary, the Grammy’s of Giggle Smoke, and the World Series of Skunk all rolled (pun intended) into one.
First debuting in 1987 and normally
Throughout the city
Holiday Event / Parade
Nov 22, 2012 9:00 am
One of the oldest Thanksgiving parades in the country, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade – commonly referred to as simply the Macy’s Day Parade – has been an annual event in New York since 1924, drawing upwards of three-million live spectators and a TV audience in excess of forty million.
The Macy’s Day
Throughout the city
Food & Drink Event / Holiday Event / Shopping Event / Music Festival / Arts Festival
Nov 26–Dec 30, 2012
A large tented spectacle that offers an exciting mix of international musicians, theater troupes, circus-style performances, and more, the Tollwood: Winterfestival is a wonderful annual Munich event that’s also largely free-to-attend.
Taking place along the wide open space of Theresienwiese – which also serves as the official grounds for Munich’s
Nov 16, 2012 6:30 pm
Some of the biggest names in R&B and hip-hop storm the stage at the 107.5 FM WGCI Big Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, located about 18 miles north of downtown Chicago.
Past WGCI Big Jam performers have included Usher, R. Kelly, Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Keyshia Cole, and many more major players in the