Celebrate Mexican Independence Day… in Mexico!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. That would be September 16, and in Puerto Vallarta they’ll be throwing a weekend-long celebration featuring tons of music, dancing, parades, and cultural events, including a taco fair and National Charro Day honoring Mexican cowboys.
NEOCycle, the largest urban cycling festival in the country, takes over Cleveland’s Edgewater Park from September 8-10. Competitions include a triathlon, XC mountain bike race, velodrome races, and a cyclocross spectacular the festival recommends for “mud enthusiasts, thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies of all ages and paces.”
Some of the best photo ops of the year are at the Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors festival September 21-24. Owners of classic cars from all over America bring their vintage autos to this tiny mountain town awash in the majestic Rocky Mountain autumn foliage.