Top 100 Events And Festivals

ABA's Top 100 Events in North America is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel in the United States and Canada. Each spring, a committee of ABA-member motorcoach and tour operators selects the Top 100 Events for the subsequent year; the list is unveiled in September. Winners are chosen from hundreds of celebrations, festivals, fairs, commemorative events, and more that have been nominated by ABA members. From among the winners, ABA names the Number One Event for both the United States and Canada.

ABA launched the Top 100 program in 1982 to help motorcoach and tour operators plan itineraries.

The Top 100 Events receive worldwide attention via the media--television, radio, and print--such as USA Today and CNN. ABA distributes some 10,000 copies of the Top 100 Events in North America magazine, featuring the winners, to all of its members and to thousands of travelers worldwide. For previous publications, please see Top 100 Archives and Marketing Information below.

2015 Top 100 will be mailed on Friday, Sept. 5.  Winning event contacts will receive an email with logo links and a sample press release.  Winning events and nominators will also receive a mailing with the sample press release, a copy of the magazine, and a certificate by mid-September.

Nomination Process (2015 Nominations Now Closed)
Judging Process
Current Top 100 Issue
Archive of Past Top 100 Publications
Top 100 Logos and Press Release Samples