You can learn a lot about a community by studying its sources of entertainment. At HIP, our entertainment photos are more than just a good time. They’re also a cultural investigation. While there are certain entertainment spectacles that many of us already know and love, like Coney Island or the circus, there are other events in our collection that you might not recognize.

One of our favorites? The St. Peter’s Fiesta, which happens every year in Gloucester, Massachusetts. St. Peter is the patron saint of fishermen and the 5-day festival includes a blessing of the town’s fishing fleet and prayers for safety on the water. Other events include parades, boat races, a carnival, and a pole-climbing contest.

We hope that you’ll find these images to be both edifying and entertaining. No matter which ones catch your eye, you’re definitely in for a good time.

P.S. -- If you're searching specifically for sports photography, you can find those images in their own special section right here.