Detroit Lakes, MN
Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.
At the confluence of the Fox River with the Illinois, there's a carnival, paddleboat races, Art in the Park, Taste of Ottawa, live bands and a parade on the last day.
This free festival celebrates storytelling through music, with performances by national as well as regional musicians. In addition, workshops are offered for people of all ages.
Red Rock, ON
This folk festival is on the shores of Lake Superior, east of Thunder Bay near Nipigon. Camping is on-site.
The family-friendly festival in this northwoods town includes dance, crafts, children's activities and instruction on four stages in Mielke Park, plus indoor evening concerts.
This festival near Square Lake County Park, north of Stillwater, alternates short independent films with live music. Festgoers arriving by bicycle get half-price tickets, which sell out in advance.
St. Paul, MN
On the State Capitol grounds, watch Bollywood dance and a parade of cultures, eat East Indian food, get your hands painted with henna and learn the principles of cricket and yoga.
In this Lake Michigan town, there will be kayak and canoe rides, a petting zoo, art fair, live music, cardboard-boat race, cornhole tournament and firefighter water-ball competition.
Ten bands play Friday and Saturday on Fall Lake, five miles east of Ely. There's camping on-site.
This Latin-music festival features on-site tent camping and shuttles from hotels in the Wisconsin Dells.