People joke about how much locals love their festivals. There are pet festivals and baby festivals, music festivals and food festivals. The River City Roots Festival is one of the few that actually takes over a good chunk of downtown with a flurry of live music, art, sports, kids' activities, food and general merriment. It’s the main stage, however, that draws the biggest crowds, with the likes of the Gourds, local favorites and last year’s funk-filled Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Finalists, Best Festival
3. International Wildlife Film Festival