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Monday, June 28, 2010

Two Gettysburg Events on Elite List

Two events in Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, have been named to an elite list by a renowned organization for group travel.

Both the Eisenhower National Historic Site’s World War II Weekend and the annual commemoration of the Gettysburg Address made the American Bus Association’s list of Top 100 Events for 2010.

The World War II Weekend will be held Sept. 17-19, 2010 at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg. The event features an authentic re-creation of Allied and German army camps, complete with World War II vehicles. More than 200 living historians take part in the annual event. A highlight of the weekend is the World War II style “USO” dance held on Saturday night.

Dedication Day is Gettysburg’s commemoration to the Gettysburg Address. The annual remembrance was designated by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress. Every Nov. 19th, the town - and hundreds of visitors from around the country – attend a ceremony in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery to honor President Abraham Lincoln’s short, but immortal speech.

The event includes a wreath-laying ceremony, keynote speech and recital of the Gettysburg Address. On the Saturday immediately following Dedication Day is Remembrance Day, which features a parade with more than 4,000 soldier and civilian re-enactors and illumination in the National Cemetery, where more than 3,500 candles mark the graves of Civil War soldiers.

For more information about top events in Pennsylvania, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Pennsylvania

For more information about Gettysburg visit the official Gettysburg web site at http://www.gettysburg.travel/

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Teton Valley Celebrates Truly Old-Fashioned July 4th

The Teton Valley Summer Festival from July 1 to 4 is truly one of the few surviving, truly old-fashioned July 4th Celebrations in the country.

This is the Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 29th annual family-friendly Independence Day holiday event.

Among the events are an old-fashioned parade, rodeo, fireworks, arts and crafts fair and the always-spectacular balloon festival in Driggs, Tetonia and Victor, ID, all in the proverbial shadows of the dramatic Teton Mountain Range in Eastern Idaho.

Parking is $5/car and breakfast is $5/person. Balloon rides are $200/person and may be reserved by contacting the Chamber at 208-354-2500.

Friday’s highlights include the balloons’ morning launch, a free guided wildflower walk Friday afternoon and the Tetonia Rodeo from 7-10 pm. Saturday will serve up the traditional parade in Victor at 10:30 am, a symphony concert followed by fireworks at Huntsman Springs, as well as the morning balloon rally, the Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair and the Antiques and Fine Arts Show.

Teton Valley is located immediately west of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole and 2 hours south of Yellowstone National Park.

Other activities available throughout the summer season are downhill and cross-country mountain biking , hiking and backpacking in Grand Teton National Park and the Jed Smith Wilderness, fishing and floating on the Teton River that wends through the valley, horseback riding, scenic air and glider flights, a digital drive-in theater and frequent sightings of deer, bear, moose and others.

For more information about top events in Idaho, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Idaho

For more information visit Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce