Ah, the joys of the modern world. From redheads to clowns, from aliens to hobos, there seems to be a convention or celebration for just about everything.

 From the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa to the World Clown Association convention in Orlando, Florida, to the Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Ireland, to the World Balloon Convention in Pioneer, Kansas, to Shrekfest in Madison, Wisconsin, to the Spam Jam festival in Hawaii, to D.B. Cooper Day in Ariel, Washington, to the Exploding Hammer Festival in San Juan de la Vega, Mexico, to Bob Dylan’s birthday celebration in Shillong, India, to the Festa Confederada in the American Descendants Fraternity, to Dildo Days in Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador, to the P22 Day Festival in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, and finally, to the Encounter with something out of this world in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, it’s clear that there’s something for everyone out there. 

So, grab your hat and your suitcase, and let’s go explore the world of unusual conventions and celebrations.

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