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Donations: Give to Receive

posted 01/25/23 09:57:47   category » Inspiration
Donations: Give to Receive

Many schools, churches, and other civic groups have yearly fund-raisers.  Donating products to raffles, charities, and other local opportunities is not only a good way to attract local attention for your business, but often can lead into interesting new directions. Folks can drum up new business through donations, and by doing this, branch out into markets and even other mediums otherwise unknown!

3 Reasons to Support Local Shops and Vendors in 2023

posted 01/12/23 15:37:34   category » Inspiration
3 Reasons to Support Local Shops and Vendors in 2023

No matter what you’re looking to achieve in the new year, shopping local has become more popular over the past few years and shows no signs of stopping. While it may seem obvious that this helps local artists and vendors, it’s actually great for the environment and your own health. As you look for festivals or craft fairs to attend, here are a few things to keep in mind while supporting local businesses.

Top 5 Cities for Art Shows

posted 12/27/22 11:47:26   category » Inspiration
Top 5 Cities for Art Shows

Art fairs are a great way for artists to showcase their work and connect with potential buyers. They also provide an opportunity for art enthusiasts to discover new talent and add to their collections. The United States is home to some of the most renowned art fairs in the world, attracting thousands of visitors and showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles.

Here are the top 5 cities for art fairs in the USA:

Tips for Visiting Festivals on a Budget

posted 12/15/22 12:34:26   category » Inspiration
Tips for Visiting Festivals on a Budget

Going to festivals feeds your soul and boosts your mood. Festivals offer us joy and that special feeling of belonging to the crowd. However, festivals often turn out to be quite expensive pleasures. Well, at least if you don't have us on your side. Today, we'll share some valuable tips for visiting festivals on a budget to help you enjoy and gather new exciting experiences.

Make a good choice of festival

Don't simply choose the most well-attended events at random. Instead, you should consider which festivals would provide the greatest bang for your buck and plan accordingly. Unless there is a particular headliner, you have your heart set on seeing, the price of the festival should be weighed less heavily than the quality of the music bill and other events. Another consideration is proximity since it will save you money on transportation costs if it is within easy driving distance. 

Avoid spending a lot on clothes

It is not necessary to spend a fortune on festival attire. Every summer, stores like H&M and Forever 21 release festival-specific collections that are easy on the wallet. For an even better deal, check out your neighborhood thrift shop for some vintage treasures. Thrift shops are also great options for winter festivals - you'll avoid sky-rocket holiday prices. It's safe to say that festival attire of the retro kind has never been more at home.

Volunteering at a Big Festival

posted 11/01/22 10:08:19   category » Inspiration
Volunteering at a Big Festival

Volunteering helps not only those in need of aid, but also those who are paying it forward—as found in a 2015 study in the journal, Motivation and Emotion. When you fundraise or donate your time, it helps you engage more easily with others, lowers your stress, and helps you enjoy the support and intimacy that good friendships can bring. If you are interested in offering your time, which U.S. festivals have the most to offer in terms of the work you can do and the fun you can have when you are on a break or you have a day off?

Creating a Sense of Community during Festival Season

posted 06/29/22 12:32:18   category » Inspiration
Creating a Sense of Community during Festival Season

The summer of 2022 may be the first in a long time that you and your friends will be embracing festival life to the full once again, following a string of cancellations over the past two years. Just a few of the many exciting upcoming festivals include Summerfest in Milwaukee, Rolling Loud in Miami, and Lollapalooza in Chicago. In many ways, however, there will be a different air to these popular events; one characterized by the zeitgeist of the post-COVID era: togetherness.

🦶 Lowering Your Carbon Footprint When Traveling to Festivals

posted 06/21/22 12:15:27   category » Inspiration
🦶 Lowering Your Carbon Footprint When Traveling to Festivals

The Spring/Summer 2022 festival lineup is heating up, with so many major music fests, arts and crafts shows, and food festivals taking place across the globe and in the US. In Summer 2022, for instance, you can take your pick from Lollapalooza (taking place in July in Chicago), the Pitchfork Music Festival (in Chicago), and the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City for your next event. Many would say that the only downside to festivals is their carbon footprint.

According to research conducted in 2020, festivals can harm the environment by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to one place at the same time. In the average music festival, 7% of carbon emissions are caused by waste, 13% by energy, and a whopping 80% by attendee travel. This can not be left unchanged. If you are traveling to a festival this Spring/Summer, how can you do your share to support the environment in a more sustainable manner?

The 20 Best Places to Celebrate the Holidays Across the US

posted 12/09/21 16:27:35   category » Inspiration
The 20 Best Places to Celebrate the Holidays Across the US

As the days shorten and nights become longer, many cities across the US have found ways to lighten and lifts our spirits by embracing the magic of this time of year. Festivals, and events fill the streets and enrich our days and nights all over the country. Snow piled forests and frozen rivers offer a magical ambiance with winter recreational activities providing an added excitement.


While many are familiar with the iconic and beautiful holiday displays put on in New York City, between the traffic and tourists, it certainly wouldn’t be considered a winter wonderland-esk experience. So what are the cities and towns that can truly give you the breath taking and magical winter wonderland experience, combined with the holiday cheer and livelihood of shopping, event and festivals? To find out, Rocket Homes conducted a study to ranks the best places all over the US to experience a winter wonderland that also offer a variety of holiday festivals and events.

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