Nightclubs and more “wild” forms of partying may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the need to relax and have fun goes beyond these things. There are many other ways in which people can celebrate the end of the work week. Weekend events may include anything from going out to eat, to going to shows and concerts, museums, a zoo, an art and craft show, a festival… and anything in between. After all, the point of the weekend, so well-expressed by the expression “Thank God It’s Friday,” is that it is your Friday, your weekend, your free time to spend however you wish (even if it’s not a wild Friday night party)!
Most anywhere you go around the world, chances are you will find special weekend events: some local, traditional customs; others, more “globalized” and universal forms of partying and having fun. In the United States, mainly during the fall season, state and county fairs are quite popular venues, combining great food, drink, family-friendly fun and entertainment, and—true to the American spirit—a lot of competition.
Many special events are also held on weekends for obvious practical purposes. Weddings and receptions held on Saturdays. Some people—those who can afford it—have weekend homes, just for relaxing after an arduous workweek. Of course, you don’t have to be rich to have a good time. There are many avenues for enjoying your weekend, whether you’re on the wild side or prefer more family-friendly fun. If you want to find out more about dining out and other special events that are usually held during the weekend, check out the relevant tabs above! If you’re planning to throw your own party, be sure to read the “Party Planning Basics” section. And even if you’re not into weekend parties and don’t have anything special planned for the weekend, go out to a museum, a nice restaurant, or even just a quiet walk in the park — it’ll be worth it!