July Happenings

Check out a few of the events happening this month around the country.

Art is only part of the fun at Night in Old Fredericksburg, Texas.

Art is only part of the fun at Night in Old Fredericksburg, Texas.

courtesy Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce

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Need something to do this month? Search out events near you for a close-to-home summer vacation, and you can start with our short list of events around the country.

Learn how to live a healthy, green lifestyle at the “Healthy You, Healthy Planet Festival” hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The day of healthy talks, tips, food and fun begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 18, and concludes at 3 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. For more, click here.

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help celebrate the town’s German heritage and Texas hospitality during Night in Old Fredericksburg, coming July 17 and 18, to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. This year marks the festival’s 46th anniversary. For more, click here.

Wildseed Farms hosts its third annual Gourmet Chili Pepper and Salsa Festival July 24, 25 and 26. Wildseed Farms, known for its flowers, has planted several fields of peppers: chilis for ristras and drying, specialty and ethnic peppers, sweet and hot peppers, southwestern-style chilis, ornamental peppers and more. Click here for more information.

Regarded as one of the premier arts and crafts events in the Pocono Mountains, the 23rd Annual Audubon Festival will be held July 18-19 in Hawley, Pennsylvania. For more, click here

Take a trip to Oklahoma, and you’ll find something for everyone in the family during the month of July. We’ve listed only a few of the state’s offerings here; for more events, and more details, visit the state’s website.