Sofitel en Blanc: Washington DC
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Sofitel en Blanc: Washington DC

In more than 80 cities around the globe, on one special night a year, a secret location is revealed and thousands of revelers dressed in white come together for the world’s most chic and magical popup picnic, Le Dîner en Blanc.

Once again, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Dîner en Blanc International to bring a new level of luxury to this iconic occasion. Guests in 6 North American cities will be able to claim a highly coveted ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc and skip the carrying of tables, chairs and dinnerware – to seek out the extraordinary, an exclusive dining experience fashioned by Sofitel and inspired by the elegance and sophistication of high French culture, right in the heart of Dîner en Blanc. Places are extremely limited. To learn more or purchase your “Sofitel en Blanc” all-inclusive, luxury package, please click your city below.

Experience the new French art de vivre. Experience Sofitel en Blanc.

Info: http://www.sofitelenblanc.com

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Opera in the Park: Norfolk, Virginia
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Opera in the Park: Norfolk, Virginia

Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia will host Opera in the Park featuring Opera ballads and Broadway melodies under the stars. Bring the entire family to this free event and be sure to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. There will also be food and beverage vendors on site. For more information, visit www.visitnorfolk.com.

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AQS Fall Paducah QuiltWeek Show: Paducah, KY
Sep
11
to Sep 14

AQS Fall Paducah QuiltWeek Show: Paducah, KY

Paducah welcomes fiber artists from around the world to experience the American Quilter’s Society’s renowned Fall QuiltWeek Show. This event will feature more than 400 of the most exquisite quilts being created today, workshops with some of the best instructors in the world and a vendor mall with booths featuring the latest supplies and quilting products. For more information, visit www.quiltweek.com.

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Heaven Hill Farm's Great Pumpkin Festival: Vernon, New Jersey
Sep
14
to Nov 3

Heaven Hill Farm's Great Pumpkin Festival: Vernon, New Jersey

This fall, Heaven Hill Farm will host the annual Great Pumpkin Festival in Vernon, New Jersey. Festival admission includes over 30 fun-filled family activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, carnival rides, a corn maze and more. The event will take place every weekend between September 14 - November 3. For more information, visit www.heavenhillfarm.com

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FAIRMONT’S PAELLA FEST - CHEFS FOR CHARITY: Washington DC
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

FAIRMONT’S PAELLA FEST - CHEFS FOR CHARITY: Washington DC

Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown is adding a

Paella Fest to its renowned Paella Night Wednesdays with some of DC’s most renowned and talented chefs to benefit Horton’s Kids.

On Wednesday, September 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm, Fairmont’s Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo welcomes Chefs Cinthia Bonilla from Mola Restaurant and Carlos Gomez Segovia from Taberna del Alabardero to join him in preparing and serving their own version of Spanish Paella.

            Guests will love tasting delicioso varieties of Paella in the hotel’s courtyard:

Chef Cinthia Bonilla - Paella de Mariscos

Chef Jordi Gallardo - Mediterranean Paella, O Paella Mixta

Chef Carlos Gomez Segovia – Black Paella

While sipping sangria guests will be entertained in Spanish style with a live Flamenco guitarist.

Lush landscaping, cozy fire pits and ample seating creates the perfect venue for Chefs Gallardo, Bonilla and Segovia’s live paella stations.  Using their own recipes they will prepare and serve their own authentic Paella made authentic ingredients including shrimp, chicken, mussels and secret ingredients in their giant pans.

 An array of gazpacho, pan con tomate, anchego cheese, serrano ham, tortilla de patatas, olives, anchovies and flan de caramel will accompany the chefs Paella.

Specially priced glasses of red and white sangria will be available along with the regular happy hour cocktail menu.  Flamenco music will entertain guests in Spanish style. A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Horton’s Kids   Horton's Kids empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC's most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. https://www.hortonskids.org/

Fairmont’s Paella Fest is $15 per person, reservations are available on Eventbrite at: https://fairmontwashingtonpaellafest.eventbrite.com

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Bourbon and Beyond, Louisville, KY
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Bourbon and Beyond, Louisville, KY

Over 45 bands will take the stage throughout this three-day festival in Louisville to celebrate the spirit and music culture of the Bluegrass State. Headliners include the Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top and many more, but this festival goes beyond just music. A lineup of one of a kind experiences will take place throughout the weekend including the Unexpected Supper Club, featuring award-winning chef Edward Lee going out of his element to helm the pastry station, butcher babe Loreal Gavin trying out her pizzaiola skills and HiCotton Hospitality’s Andrew McCabe trading his pizza peel for a bamboo sushi rolling mat. For more information, visit www.bourbonandbeyond.com.

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17th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival: Alexandria, Virginia
Sep
21
to Sep 22

17th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival: Alexandria, Virginia

As a city that is submerged in history, art and culture, Alexandria will host the King Street Art Festival this coming fall. The festival welcomes over 200 artists from all over the world to line the streets and sell their work to an audience looking for something one-of-a-kind. For more information, visit www.artfestival.com.



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Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sep
22
to Sep 29

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta: Santa Fe, New Mexico

This jam-packed annual event boasts 90 national wineries as well as 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants. The five-day weekend brings attendees ample opportunities to enjoy food, observe cooking demos, attend wine seminars, as well as winery luncheons and dinners. To close the event, the Santa Fe Opera hosts a “Grand Tasting” where all participating restaurants and wineries serve samples of their best dishes and wine. Those under 21 will not be admitted to any of the events, including infants. For more information, visit www.santafewineandchile.org.

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Inaugural AQS Charleston QuiltWeek Show: Charleston, South Carolina
Sep
25
to Sep 27

Inaugural AQS Charleston QuiltWeek Show: Charleston, South Carolina

The American Quilter’s Society will host its first QuiltWeek Show in Charleston, SC welcoming fiber artists from around the world. This event will feature workshops by renowned instructors, 530 fine art quilts on display, contests and a Merchant Mall. AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will be on hand to appraise new and vintage quilts for insurance documentation or fair market values. For more information, visit www.quiltweek.com.

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Barbecue on the River: Paducah, Kentucky - September 26-28
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Barbecue on the River: Paducah, Kentucky - September 26-28

Head to Paducah, KY for the 25th annual Barbeque on the River Festival. Every fall 40,000 people gather in Paducah on the banks of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers to enjoy great BBQ, lively entertainment, exquisite crafts, a charming downtown and a great time. More than 35 BBQ teams from Western Kentucky and beyond cook up over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken in hopes of taking home the coveted Grand Champions trophy. This family-friendly event is the perfect time to enjoy the city’s picturesque autumn leaves and its idyllic riverside charm. For more information, visit www.bbqontheriver.org

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The Flamenco Arts Festival: Santa Barbara, California
Sep
26
to Sep 29

The Flamenco Arts Festival: Santa Barbara, California

As tribute to Spain’s art form and its influence on Santa Barbara, the city will host a variety of world-class performances and workshops to celebrate flamenco. Opening night will feature a concert with some of Spain’s most famous flamenco performers and there will be many activities and concerts to follow. For more information, visit www.flamencoarts.org.

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Louder Than Life: Louisville, Kentucky
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Louder Than Life: Louisville, Kentucky

Bringing rock and roll to the heart of Louisville with legends like Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed and Rob Zombie, Louder Than Life is turning up the volume on Louisville’s music scene. For budding musicians in the crowd, The Music Experience will be an interactive exhibit featuring guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electric gear to make everyone feel like a rock star - and maybe perform for one of their heroes! For more information, visit www.louderthanlifefestival.com.

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Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Opening Night Gala: Sonoma County, California
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Opening Night Gala: Sonoma County, California

Celebrate Sonoma Valley’s culture and strong sense of community, while sampling delicious food and wine and participating in a variety of activities. The festival begins with an Opening Gala, where participants can dance under the night sky, as they sample some of Sonoma County’s finest food and wine. For more information, visit www.sonomacounty.com.

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Fall Wine Festival at Montage Mountain: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Wine Festival at Montage Mountain: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Grab your corkscrews! The Fall Wine Festival at Montage Mountain is presented by Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. Featuring 15 Pennsylvania wineries and offering over 100 samples, festival goers can imbibe in dry wine, sweet wine, sangria, wine slushies and everything in between. Food pairing tickets will also be available. The festival will feature live music and shopping all afternoon. For more information, visit www.montagemountainresorts.com.

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Kentucky’s Edge: Newport and Covington, Kentucky
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Kentucky’s Edge: Newport and Covington, Kentucky

This new festival will feature a campus of venues throughout both Newport and Covington, Kentucky and offer an immersive weekend of great music, bourbon, food, shopping and conversation. Highly anticipated as the next big bourbon event, this festival invites Cincinnati residents to cross the river for some homegrown Kentucky hospitality. For more information, visit www.kentuckysedge.com.

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Panama City Beach Oktoberfest: Panama City Beach, Florida
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Panama City Beach Oktoberfest: Panama City Beach, Florida

Locals and visitors alike will raise a glass and don their lederhosen for this annual celebration of German heritage. Authentic German beer and brats are the star of the show, while this year’s festivities will feature stein hosting competitions, live music and plenty of activities for the kids. For more information, visit www.pcboktoberfest.com.

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Pirates of the High Seas Fest: Panama City Beach, Florida
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Pirates of the High Seas Fest: Panama City Beach, Florida

Columbus Day weekend will bring a treasure trove of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Taking place throughout the Grand Lagoon and in Pier Park, the festival will include an ensemble of parades and sword-swinging showdowns, a pirate invasion, a treasure drop and fireworks display. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

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UP200 Dryland Dash: Marquette, Michigan
Oct
12
to Oct 13

UP200 Dryland Dash: Marquette, Michigan

It’s sled dog racing without the snow and cold! At the UP200 Dryland Dash, teams will race over two days on the Negaunee Park ski trail system. Different team sizes will use bicycles, scooters, wheeled rigs or run behind the dogs (canicross). The event is managed by the Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club and the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association and it will also benefit the local UPAWS. For more information, visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com.



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Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival: Santa Barbara, California
Oct
12
10:00 PM22:00

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival: Santa Barbara, California

Celebrating local fisheries, this festival pays tribute to the 100 fisherman and 10 million pounds of seafood that come into Santa Barbara’s working harbor each year. During this event, participants can enjoy delicious seafood, including fresh lobster and barbequed albacore. There will also be marine-related information and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.harborfestival.org

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Lobster Festival & Tournament: Panama City Beach, Florida
Oct
14
to Oct 20

Lobster Festival & Tournament: Panama City Beach, Florida

This week-long celebration welcomes lobster lovers from near and far for the biggest lobster tournament and festival in the area. Attendees can expect live music, contests and lots of delicious Florida Lobster! Held at Schooners Last Local Beach Club, this event is a must for foodies of all ages! For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

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Fresh Coast Film Festival: Marquette, Michigan
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Fresh Coast Film Festival: Marquette, Michigan

The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural filmmaking from around the world while creating a venue for, and building a culture of, Great Lakes storytelling. For more information, visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com.

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Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival: Norfolk, Virginia
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival: Norfolk, Virginia

Showcasing more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties, guests of the Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival will enjoy the company of friends and family along the Elizabeth River on the Downton Norfolk Waterfront during one of Hampton Roads’ most anticipated events of the fall season. Prospective sommeliers and everyday enthusiasts can sample and purchase wine and enjoy live musical performances, gourmet foods and specialty wares. For more information, visit www.festevents.org.

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Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals at the Chrysler Museum: Norfolk, Virginia
Oct
19
to Jan 20

Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals at the Chrysler Museum: Norfolk, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson was the most important architectural thinker of the young American republic, conveying ideals of liberty and democracy in his designs. He was also a slave owner, and this new exhibition coordinated by the Chrysler Museum explores this divergence. Visitors will see models of both Jeffersonian designs and those that inspired him, most notably works by Andrea Palladio along with paintings, sketches, books and artifacts. The exhibition also includes a door and nails now credited to the enslaved craftsmen who made them. For more information, visit www.chrysler.org

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Bonfire Festival at the Scranton Iron Furnaces: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bonfire Festival at the Scranton Iron Furnaces: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Warm up at the 9th annual Bonfire Festival at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces this fall. Lackawanna County celebrates its rich cultural diversity, driven by the iron industry, while also diving into the history of Halloween in the Celtic culture. Enjoy live music, face painting, tarot card readings, live theater, food and drink and the ceremonial lighting of the bonfire as Lackawanna County celebrates fall in style. For more information, visit www.scrantonbonfire.com.

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Naples Stone Crab Festival: Paradise Coast, Florida
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Naples Stone Crab Festival: Paradise Coast, Florida

A Naples tradition, the 9th annual Stone Crab Festival will take place this October as people from all over travel down south to enjoy a weekend of seafood and fun. In addition to all the great seafood available, there will be live entertainment from a host of local bands and groups, discounted cruises aboard the Naples Princess and even great prices at Extreme Rentals. The festival is a great opportunity for anyone looking to indulge in fresh seafood and entertainment. For more information, visit www.stonecrabfestival.com

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Holiday Voyages with American Queen Steamboat Company
Nov
1
to Dec 31

Holiday Voyages with American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company has announced its 2019 holiday voyages that are now available for booking. With itineraries for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s aboard the American Queen and American Duchess, guests can experience time-honored Southern traditions along the Mississippi River. The Thanksgiving cruise runs from Memphis to New Orleans on November 24-December 2, Plantation Holiday Market runs between Memphis to New Orleans December 8-16 and December 15-23 and American Music Holiday cruise runs between Memphis and Clarksville December 1-9 and December 8-16, and from Memphis to New Orleans December 15-23. For more information, visit www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com.

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IRONMAN Florida: Panama City Beach, Florida
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

IRONMAN Florida: Panama City Beach, Florida

What began as a challenge between groups of Navy SEALS has become one of the most recognized endurance events in the world. IRONMAN is a statement of excellence, passion and commitment that is a true test of mental and physical toughness. Panama City Beach will once again host IRONMAN Florida this fall, as the destination has proven to have the best combination of temperature and terrain for this competition. For more information, visit www.ironmanflorida.com.

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St. Barth 6th Annual Gourmet Festival
Nov
6
to Nov 10

St. Barth 6th Annual Gourmet Festival

This international culinary festival hosts eight of the world’s leading chefs in French gastronomy to showcase their signature styles and celebrate the long-standing tradition of culinary excellence on the island. During the festival, these acclaimed masters will partner with some of St. Bart’s most talented chefs to present one-of-a-kind multicourse tasting menus, in addition to participating in mixology and pastry competitions. Now one of the leading international culinary events, the sixth annual St. Bart’s Gourmet Festival will continue to enhance the reputation of St. Barts as a unique and exclusive destination. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/stbarthgourmetfestival.



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Opening: Oetker Collection’s Eden Rock
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Opening: Oetker Collection’s Eden Rock

Eden Rock – St. Barths is reopening after a two-year renovation from the damage done by Hurricane Irma in 2017. With a spectacular location in St. Jean Bay, Eden Rock has been recognized for its history, family atmosphere, luxury villas and original art. Enjoy a drink at the new Remy Bar, which will open within the Sand Bar Restaurant. After long days under the Caribbean sun, relax and revitalize in the new Eden Spa with a range of Ligne St. Barth treatments uniquely using natural and sun-drenched products. For more information, visit www.oetkercollection.com.

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Beach Home for the Holidays: Panama City Beach, Florida
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Beach Home for the Holidays: Panama City Beach, Florida

Kick-off the most wonderful time of the year with free holiday concerts at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach. This event has become a tradition for the family, by offering free seasonal-themed events like campfires, s’mores, meetings with Santa, a Christmas tree-lighting celebration and more. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

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Battle for Atlantis: Nassau Paradise Island
Nov
27
to Nov 29

Battle for Atlantis: Nassau Paradise Island

The ninth annual Battle for Atlantis, a tournament for elite college basketball players, will take place this fall. Known as the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, this 12-game, three-day tournament is one of the most challenging early-season tournaments. For more information and a list of the teams playing in 2019, visit www.atlantisbahamas.com.

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Nights of a Thousand Candles: Brookgreen Gardens, SC
Dec
5
to Dec 21

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina’s premier botanical garden, will host Nights of a Thousand Candles this December. This annual holiday light display features over 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights set among the sculptures, trees and flowers of Brookgreen Gardens’ premier sculpture and botanical gardens. This event is held Thursdays - Sundays from December 5-21. For more information, visit www.brookgreen.org

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Fete de L’Escalade Festival: Geneva, Switzerland
Dec
13
to Dec 15

Fete de L’Escalade Festival: Geneva, Switzerland

The Escalade is one of Geneva’s oldest traditional celebrations that occurs every December to commemorate Geneva’s victory against the Duke of Savoy’s troops in 1602. Enjoy the parade as people roam Geneva’s Old Town on foot or horseback dressed in costumes. Keep warm beside a bonfire while enjoying the traditional chocolate cauldron. For more information visit www.geneve.com.

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Sofitel En Blanc: Beverly Hills
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Sofitel En Blanc: Beverly Hills

In more than 80 cities around the globe, on one special night a year, a secret location is revealed and thousands of revelers dressed in white come together for the world’s most chic and magical popup picnic, Le Dîner en Blanc.

Once again, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Dîner en Blanc International to bring a new level of luxury to this iconic occasion. Guests in 6 North American cities will be able to claim a highly coveted ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc and skip the carrying of tables, chairs and dinnerware – to seek out the extraordinary, an exclusive dining experience fashioned by Sofitel and inspired by the elegance and sophistication of high French culture, right in the heart of Dîner en Blanc. Places are extremely limited. To learn more or purchase your “Sofitel en Blanc” all-inclusive, luxury package, please click your city below.

Experience the new French art de vivre. Experience Sofitel en Blanc.

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