festival festival  /ˈfɛ stə vəl/


  1. (n) a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
  2. (n) an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)


  1. Eight years later, the annual Boryeong Mud Festival, mudfestival.
  2. The stars came out for this year's festival, but some of the most anticipated films were less than stellar.
  3. At this festival, unlike others, there are no prizes awarded; the ruggedly independent event celebrates the pure love of filmmaking.


  1. Festival celebrates Kansas City's barbecue, raises funds for tornado relief

    A savory barbecue festival held Sunday filled bellies and will help meet the needs of storm victims.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KCTV 5 Kansas City

  2. Festival shut down after child shot

    Columbus police ended the annual Juneteenth Festival in Franklin Park a day early yesterday after a child was shot during the celebration. Police told WBNS-TV (Channel 10) that the victim, a 10-year-old boy who was in stable condition, was a bystander who was caught in the crossfire. He was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for treatment.Lt.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Festival Finale

    Gallery Festival Finale Marie Havenga Jun 15, 2013 Teaser:  The 28th annual Spring Lake Heritage Festival concluded with a bang
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

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  1. In a letter John Adams wrote to his wife of this day, he said, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: John Adams Source: Teton Valley News

  2. "The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicentre in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as president of the jury," Penn added.
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Sean Penn Source: Reuters UK

  3. "It's because of where the schedule is, where the festival is in the schedule. January never works out for me when I shoot," Lee, 51, said in an interview. "I've never had something that's been available in January."
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Spike Lee Source: International Herald Tribune

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