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Hottest Summer Festivals and Events for 2013

Hot Summer Festivals
(Photo: Gilles Martin-Raget)

A royal baby’s due date isn’t the only hotly anticipated event of the summer. These 10 major 2013 events will see crowds gather stateside and in great international destinations for celebrations that don’t happen every year.

Gettysburg reenacts battle scenes that played out exactly 150 years ago. Tall ships sail in a grand parade on Lake Erie. Cultural capital Marseille opens new museums. And Queen Elizabeth’s coronation anniversary brings out Will and Kate for what may be their last public appearance before parenthood. Read on for more fun excuses to plan a getaway this summer.

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