Programs for Festival Lovers



From Mardi Gras to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, experience some of the world’s most lively celebrations with Road Scholar.

Special Events & Festivals

Road Scholar's special events tours for seniors are a great way to enjoy some of America’s greatest festivals. From music festivals to the annual Albuquerque balloon fiesta and the Rose Parade, learn about the history and culture surrounding these events and enjoy them from a new perspective. 


Rose Parade

Jump on a festival travel excursion to experience Pasadena’s Rose Parade as never before. Spend five nights with Road Scholar as you find out about everything that goes into putting on this iconic parade every year. Learn about the history of the parade, see award-winning bands up close, and participate in decorating a parade float. What a unique and exciting way to ring in the New Year!


Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Take a deep dive into the culture of New Mexico with a tour through Old Town Albuquerque while you learn about the rich history of New Mexico. Take a hot air balloon ride or watch the Albuquerque Balloon Festival from the ground as balloons soar high above your head. Get a deep understanding of ballooning and a behind-the-scenes look at the festival.


Music Festivals

Escape from the mundane and see music festivals as never before with Road Scholar's music festival travel. Get insider access that takes you to jazz festivals and opera extravaganzas. 

Has it always been a dream to visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra? Get an inside look when you visit them at their summer home. Experience world-class music, art, and local cuisine in the Berkshire mountains

Take a festival tour to the beautiful mountains of Aspen, Colorado, and visit the Aspen Music Festival. Enjoy four classic music concerts and attend an Opera Encounters master class.

Hear world-class performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Learn about the history of jazz and enjoy sessions with professional musicians. Attendance at all three days of the festival is included.


Take a Festival Tour With Road Scholar

Road Scholar invites you to experience festival travel and tour with us as we take in all the sights and sounds. Request a free catalog to learn more about traveling with us and immersing yourself in the cultures, food, and festivals of the world.