When we thought about why Alive readers named Comfest the city’s best festival, we came up with a lot of reasons it’s also readers’ favorite place for people watching. Sure, you’ll see people dancing, hopping, nodding and otherwise jamming to great music. But pet pythons and painted ladies (and we’re not talking houses) are also part of the landscape.
Sheer numbers give this festival a boost for people watching: You could pull up a lawn chair and gaze for hours without repeating the same scene.
Runners-up: Short North, Red White & Boom