All right. It's summertime officially, but I want to ask you about festivals.
Most of the festivals in the game gauge your progress; they reward you for doing well in various in-game activities. These don't really translate very well to a roleplay forum. The summer activities, for instance, are:
The chicken, horse, and crop festivals are only really fun for ranchers, and I'm not sure how much fun it would be roleplaying everyone mining and then arbitrarily declaring one the winner. The Fireworks festival can stay, but that's one festival out of five. We'll certainly need more.
The Mineral Town events don't offer a lot for summer, either.
So, I think we should come up with some festivals of our own. While we're at it, we could come up with some for the other three seasons. Just throw any idea out there that you have! The only requirement is that it offer some fun opportunity to RP.
I'll start out by suggesting a beach-centric festival. A general summery thing, with maybe a competition but with more emphasis on swimming, eating watermelon, and having a good time.
What can you guys come up with?