New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world’s biggest and most popular marathon, with 50,530 finishers in 2014. The race is organized by New York Road Runners Club and has been run every year since 1970. The race courses through the five boroughs of New York City. The 2015 run takes place on Nov. 1st.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead
Is celebrated in Mexico and Guatemala beginning October 31 and ends November 2. By the late 20th century in most regions of Mexico the practices had developed to honor dead children and infants on November 1, and to honor deceased adults on November 2. November 1 is generally referred to as Dia de los Inocentes (“Day of the Innocents”) November 2 is referred to as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”).
Giant Omelette Festival
Abbeville, Louisiana’s “5000 EGG” Giant Omelette celebration is like no other festival. Arrive early to see the procession of chefs, eggs and bread. Omelette is created in a giant 12 foot skillet. The event is on Nov 8 in 2015.
Diwali (or Deepavali, the “Festival of Lights”)
An ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Deepavali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
One of the biggest cultural events in the Caribbean, with eighteen years of history. Annually presenting a series of free concerts on the North Coast of the DR. This year’s dates are Nov. 5-8, 2015, in the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.
New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov. 26, 2015. This annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, Broadway shows and celebs is held in New York City. The Macy’s parade route begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at 7th Avenue and 34th Street.
Hilton Head, South Carolina – Oyster Festival
November 13, 2015 Friday: 5:00-8:00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm. The 2015 Oyster Festival offers steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other foods for non-oyster eaters.