Events in June

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

Brevard North Carolina - June - (dates TBD)


For more than 77 years, the legendary summer music program of Brevard Music Center has trained prodigious young musicians, and paired them on stage with gifted faculty and some of the most celebrated classical talents in the world (Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, just to name a few) for seven glorious, ecstatic weeks of sublime music. Keith Lockhart guides this next generation of great musicians as the Artistic Director. Lockhart, who attended Brevard Music Center as a teenager, knows firsthand just how far a Brevard Music Center education can take a person:  today he is the conductor of both the venerable Boston Pops and BBC Concert Orchestras.



SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing

North Myrtle Beach South Carolina - June - (dates TBD)


Every Monday, come watch fireworks over the lake at 10:15 p.m. Nightly boardwalk entertainers come out to amaze, amuse and just have fun. See stilt walkers, clowns, magicians, Kids Karaoke, live statues, Nick Pike from America's Got Talent and Mr. Nigel’s and Allie’s Travelling Dance Party. And join the excitement of the strolling boardwalk parade every Wednesday (weather permitting) at 7:00 p.m. with music, mascots, live animals, entertainers, pirates and much more. And every night starting at 5:00, take a ride with a camel and don’t forget Saturdays mean FREE Carousel Rides and so much more!There's always something happening at Barefoot Landing during SummerFest! Come on out and join the fun all summer long.



Breckenridge WAVE: Light + Water + Sound

Breckenridge Colorado - June


A festival in Breckenridge Colorado featuring interactive artworks, installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza.  This art festival transforms the outdoor area of Breckenridge's Summit County into an artistic canvas.  This is a 4 day festival that is both indoor and outdoor with canvasses, sculptures, and exibitions weaving though the plaza's river, bridges, and buildings.



Geneva Music Festival

Geneva New York - June


The Geneva Music Festival is a 3 week long appreciation of classical music. Performances at various venues in Geneva, Auburn, Canandaigua and Skaneateles across the Finger Lakes Region. The mission of the Geneva music festival is to inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation of classical music in the young and old.
A few of the many artists performing include violist Eric Wong, cellist Clive Greensmith and violinist Ani Kavafian in addition to many of your other favorite artists. So far, new artists include members of Cavani String Quartet, violinist Jinjoo Cho and the jazz band La Voz de Tres.

Don't miss out on an amazing way to spend some of your summer vacation by enjoying these amazing performances while staying in great vacation rental properties all around the Finger Lakes.

You can book accommodations in and around all these location with Finger Lakes Premiere Properties.



Broadway in the Desert

Ivins Utah - June - (dates TBD)


Tuacahn is a $23 million arts and education facility, known for its spectacular 2,000 seat outdoor amphitheater surrounded by 1500 ft. red rock cliffs. With over 150,000 visitors each year, Tuacahn has become one of the most popular theatrical and entertainment venues in the country. From the outset, Tuacahn pursued a dual mission of providing quality arts education coupled with inspiring entertainment. The Center of the Arts provided instruction in music, dance, and drama, while the musical UTAH! debuted in the summer of 1995, labeled as "America’s Most Spectacular Outdoor Musical," complete with pyrotechnics, live animals, and a live re-creation of a flash flood, with over 60,000 gallons of water pouring across the stage. Today, Broadway in the Desert continues its awe inspiring performances with unparalleled stage props, and massive casts to audiences from around the world.



Wakarusa Music Fest

Ozark Arkansas - June - (dates TBD)


The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 and 2005 bills perked the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings. In 2006, Wakarusa returned and quickly established itself as a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene. Attracting folks from all 50 U.S. States and 5 countries, the 2006 event featured over 100 artists, 7 stages and over 4 days of non-stop music and entertainment. The 2007 and 2008 events again featured over 100s of artists and drew attendees from all 50 U.S. States and several countries. 2009 marked the event's first year at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.



Pineapple Festival

Gregory Town Bahamas - June - (dates TBD)


Themed pineapple events and activities to celebrate the pineapple's significate role and benefit to the community of Eleuthera.  40-mile pineapple cycling classic, a triathlon, and plenty of live entertainment.  



Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland Oregon - June - (dates TBD)


Founded in 1935 by a local drama professor, this is one of America's oldest Elizabethan theatres. The festival has grown from a couple of shows to nine months of dramatic performances on three stages. Operating on a budget exceeding $22,000,000, OSF presents more than 780 performances annually with attendance of approximately 360,000. The performance quality here rivals that anywhere in the country, and they won the Tony Award for Regional Theatre to prove it. OSF's outdoor stage offers Shakespeare under a canopy of stars in the comfort of the Allen Pavilion (seats 1,190). Beginning in June, audiences can enjoy outdoor evening performances until October.



Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival

Lawrence Kansas - June - (dates TBD)


The word “Wakarusa” is a Native American term meaning ""ass-deep"". In and around the Lawrence Kansas area, it refers to the Wakarusa River, which, oddly enough, is about ""ass-deep"" in depth. The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. The festival  is attracting folks from all 50 U.S. States and 5 countries, which is amazing considering the first festival took place in 2004, bursting onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists.



Hamilton Harbour Nights

- June - (dates TBD)


During the Summer the nightlife in Bermuda heats up on Front Street, matching the wonderful summer days to the exciting energy of the night. The fun continues in Hamilton when visitors turn out for Harbour Nights on Front Street alongside Hamilton's scenic Harbour. Harbour Nights is fun for the entire family. For over 20 years, locals and tourists have gathered on Front Street to enjoy concerts, fashion parades, magic acts, street vendors, shopping, dining and much more. Revelers dance to the captivating beat of Gombeys. The Bermuda Regiment band makes regular appearances parading down Front Street in full regimental apparel with pipes and drums twirling! Children can choose from a range of activities; they'll especially enjoy face painting, tattoos and hair braiding or other activities found within the Children's Court. Meanwhile, shoppers will delight in local arts and crafts. Bermuda has a thriving population of artists and craftsmen who produce sculptures, paintings, hand-blown glass, woodcarvings, dolls, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Many local artisans are on hand to share insights into their crafts. In addition, several retailers stay open late into the evening, affording visitors an opportunity to browse among world-class jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, china, crystal and many other fine goods and chattels.



Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

Little Chute Wisconsin - June - (dates TBD)


Celebrate Wisconsin's first baby next to the Packers.  There is live music including 6 bands, a carnival, and CHEESE. Cheese tasting, Cheese sculptures, Cheese eating contest, Cheese cake contest and more.  Guests from around the country come to taste over 90 different cheeses all made in "The Dairy State".



Sedona PhotoFest

Sedona Arizona - June - (dates TBD)


A great place to inspire and teach photographers the art of photography.  Sedona Arizona at its art center will provide technical and artistic insights through various workshops and seminars. 



Red Earth Festival

Oklahoma City Oklahoma - June - (dates TBD)


This is the largest Native American gathering in the country which brings 100 tribes and bands from all over North America to Oklahoma City for a weekend of music, dancing, arts and celebration.  Thousands of people from all over the world are expected to witness some of the world’s finest Native American dancers and artists as they share their unique talents and skills. During its history, Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts event of its type.  Garnering numerous state and national awards, this festival has been voted in the Top 100 events to see in the United States.



Estes Park Jazz Fest Weekend

Estes Park Colorado - June


Estes Park Jazz Fest Weekend

Jun 3-4, 2017

A weekend of fine art and culture come alive in Estes Park as this special event fills the mountains with live music! The tradition of the Estes Park Jazz Fest in beautiful Performance Park continues in 2017.

For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz, extraordinary art and family activities. The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado's premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music's vibrant future.

At the 27th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Sip on the fine wine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park's Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery.

Tickets: $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, 12 & Under are free

ACCOMMODATIONS CLICK HERE

 

 



Billfish Fishing Tournament at Bohicket Marina

Johns Island South Carolina - June - (dates TBD)


On Seabrook Island, Be sure to check out the Billfish Tournament at Bohicket Marina. Food, drink, music, and lots of big boats bringing in big fish!



New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival

New Smyrna Beach Florida - June


It's time to take flight in New Smyrna Beach - the widely popular New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival returns Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm each day. The event takes place beachside at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach. The festival features scores of tethered kites, some as large as a vehicle, kite demonstrations, competitions and displays form multiple kites clubs including those from North Florida, Central Florida and the Space Coast. Separately over 700 free kites will be given away to children during festival hours while supplies last. The kites are those that allow for decoration and as such, decoration stations are set along the beach for kid's to personalize their kite before taking flight. To help first timers, kite club volunteers will be on hand to help with quick lessons.



Lighthouse International Film Festival

Beach Haven New Jersey - June - (dates TBD)


A group of passionate filmmakers, film critics and film industry professionals founded the Lighthouse International Film Festival, an event created aimed for film enthusiasts. As its 7th annual event year, short, documentaries and family films will be presented along with a panel discussion with leading film industry professionals and breakfast with the filmmakers and as an honor to Long Beach Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse, exciting and challenging films will be presented. This event is an “All Access Pass”!



Great Chowder Cook Off

Newport Rhode Island - June - (dates TBD)


Over 3000 gallons of chowder served up by over 30 of the nation's best restaurants and chefs! There are two Culinary Competitions: First is the Chowdah competition where chefs enter their specialty chowder in one of three categories - best clam, seafood or creative chowder! Second is the Clam Cake Competition where chefs fry up the fluffiest and heartiest Clam Cake recipes! The restaurants compete for over $10,000 in prizes which will be determined by you!



Pink Tomato Festival

Warren Arkansas - June - (dates TBD)


Farmers in Bradley County have been raising tomatoes for sale since the 1920s. They chose a variety of tomato that would ship well if picked when the tops of the fruit just barely turned pink, and to commemorate this money making crop they have made an event out it. One of the oldest continuous running festivals in the state of Arkansas, there's something for everyone - food, shopping, arts, crafts, contests, pageants, parade, carnival, games, live music - you name it, it's probably there.



Portland Rose Festival

Portland Oregon - June - (dates TBD)


People will be traveling thousands of miles just to experience this month-long civic celebration. Bands, Parades, Art Shows, Food, Fireworks, and so, so, so much more.



In-Water Houseboat Expo

Lake Cumberland Kentucky - June - (dates TBD)


Visit Lake Cumberland State Dock to celebrate or have fun on its 3 day In-Water Houseboat Expo with a Luau theme for this year. In this event, there will be dozens of houseboat, run-a-bouts, pontoons and ski boats exhibits. And if you are into houseboats, this is your chance to meet and talk with houseboat manufacturers. But of course, the event won't be of much fun without any live music show or entertainment with many boat giveaways, games, prizes and food carts, and if you are a poker lover, join the on-dock poker run.



The 20th Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful

Put-In-Bay Ohio - June - (dates TBD)


Join in with over 1500 Jimmy Buffet fans for three days and nights of fun food and festivities. Entertainment all day and night!



Pocono 400

Poconos - Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania - June - (dates TBD)


Whether you are diehard NASCAR fan or simply looking for an exciting time, dont miss the Pocono 400. The race is held in the beautiful Poconos mountain region at the Pocono Raceway.  This contest is a 160 lap, 400 Mile Race which began in 1982 (originally 500 miles) and has been held annually ever since.  Each year this race is a sponsored event and name may change but excitement stays the same.

*** Outside of the racetrack, BE CERTAIN to enjoy the live music, food, crafts, and games that the Pocono Raceway Festival offers on Main Street !



CMA Music Festival

Nashville Tennessee - June - (dates TBD)


Nashville is the true home to country music, even nicknamed “Music City USA”, and the CMA Music Festival is the premier event in all of country music. The top performers in the industry come out for concerts, autograph sessions, and picture opportunities. Many use this opportunity to have a special time with their fan clubs or participate in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball game for fun and competition. The CMA Music Festival takes place around three venues in the downtown area of Nashville. The first is the Nashville Convention Center where all of the booths are contained in air conditioned comfort. The Riverfront Park stage features shows from some of the best, and some of the up and coming stars in country music all day long. At night, LP Field lights up the town with the best labels in town showing off the best selling artists all together in one place. There is a little more to it than that, but we take care of the rest of the details, and offer you some options that can even enhance your country music vacation of a lifetime!



Day Out with Thomas

Boone North Carolina - June - (dates TBD)


Your ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes:
- One train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
- Thomas & Friends themed entertainment
- Thomas & Friends Storytelling and Video Viewing, and an Imagination Station with Thomas & Friends coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, stamps, train tables and Mega Blox™!
- All the amusement rides, live shows and attractions at Tweetsie Railroad
- Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor
- Enjoy plenty of opportunities to find great Thomas & Friends merchandise at the Thomas & Friends Gift Shop located in Tweetsie Junction



Run in the Rockies

Frisco Colorado - June - (dates TBD)


The Town of Frisco will host the 38th annual  SalomonRun the Rockies weekend.    Run the Rockies will provide racers with challenging race courses and breathtaking scenery.

Road 10k will start at 8:00am.  Half Marathon will start at 8:30am.



Fan Fair/ CMA Music Fest

Nashville Tennessee - June - (dates TBD)


Since Fan Fair was born in 1972, Country Music fans have poured into Nashville, Tenn., traveling from around the globe to see their favorite artists perform, to get that coveted autograph and to create lifelong memories.  CMA Music Festival is unique among music festivals. It is a four-day celebration of America’s music that features artist/fan interaction, autograph signings, photo opportunities, more than 70 hours of concerts, family activities and much more.  Each year, hundreds of artists and celebrities appear at CMA Music Festival – from rising stars, to current favorites and the legends. CMA Music Festival is a veritable stomping ground for both those who love making music and those who love hearing it.



Annual Three Oaks Flag Day Celebration

Northern Michigan Michigan - June


This is a 3 day weekend long event that includes Art in the Park, a pet parade, games for kids, food vendors, beer and brats, little league and men’s softball tournaments. Possibly the best piece of Americana anywhere! The Nation's Largest Flag Day Parade runs along Elm Street 3 pm on Sunday.
 



Celebrate Fairfax Festival

Fairfax Virginia - June - (dates TBD)


Celebrate Fairfax! is Northern Virginia's largest music and entertainment festival.  More than 60,000 attendees enjoy six stages of performances, great food, interactive exhibits and activities, a Crafts Market, Business Expo, carnival and special attractions. Nightly fireworks, presented by SAIC, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs.  Another great activity for kids is the Inova Train Ride to Good Health, located in County Expo. The Bud Light Main Stage features top headline performers including Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, and .38 Special!



Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Illinois - June - (dates TBD)


The world’s largest free admission Blues festival! The Chicago Blues Festival features a variety of local and national talents performing Chicago blues, swing, boogie woogie and delta blues. This free event draws nearly a million people each year.



Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival

Tryon North Carolina - June - (dates TBD)


Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival located in Tryon, NC. 45 miles from Asheville in the Beautiful region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Close to 100 cook teams from across the country celebrating the art and taste of Barbeque. Match these great cooks with the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, live music (on two stages), the wonderful people of this region and you have a must visit event. The Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival is one of the area's biggest annual events held each year at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC. Entertainment is a showcase of a variety of music, as well as, arts and crafts. Located along the Pacolet River near the head of the Foothills Crafts Fair. Along the River, many artists display their skills. The food is located in the infield area in front of the main stage and all food is purchased with tickets, so look for those booths first. See ya there.



Smoky Hill River Festival

Salina Kansas - June - (dates TBD)


The Smoky Hill River Festival is the hidden jewel of art festivals. It all begins with the amazing Festival Jam – 16 bands of every possible musical style, changing every 15 minutes! Unforgettable performances from morning to night, musical entertainers, roving artists, storytelling. There's a juried art show filled with fine art and fine craft, plus First Treasures Art for Young Collectors. The art, the artists, the food and atmosphere of this little known festival is unforgettable.



New Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival

New Smyrna Beach Florida - June


Come one come all to the annual New Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival. All ages, all skill levels are welcome. Sign up today for this Free Event held yearly in New Smyrna Beach, each child, adult or team will recieve 1- 10x10 plot of cordoned sand on the beach to work their magic. Professional Judges and local Celebrity judges will be on hand to award prizes in multiple catagories. Space is limited so sign up for your spot today. This is just one of many amazing family events held in New Smyrna Beach.



Keuka Arts Festival

Penn Yan New York - June


The Keuka Arts Festival is held on the second weekend of June each year and features fine arts and skilled crafts. This event is held annually along the shore of Keuka Lake outlet trail only a few blocks from downtown Penn Yan. The event will go from 10am - 5pm each day and will be held rain or shine. This is a grat family event with live entertainment and activites for all to enjoy. Food and wine wil be available from local restaurants and wineries featuring wonderful cunlinary delights.

Such a wonderful time of the year to visit the Finger Lakes and expierence the beauty of Keuka Lake. The Keuka Lake wine trail is truly a treat of the senses, with many wineries to visit while enjoying the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region.

Accommodation provided by Finger Lakes Premiere Properties.



36th Annual Canadaigua Lake Trout Derby

Canandaigua New York - June


Angelers grab your poles and head to the Lake, not much more needs to be said than that. Join us for the 36th annual Canadaigua Lake Trout Derby supporting 3 awesome local charities. Catagories for Lake Torut, Brown Trout and the elusive Rainbow Trout.
 

Session 1:
Sat Jun 10th, 2017 8:00 am - Sat Jun 10th, 2017 8:00 pm


Session 2:
Sun Jun 11th, 2017 8:00 am - Sun Jun 11th, 2017 4:00 pm

 



Bluewater Outriggers Inshore Charity Classic Fishing Tournament

Port St Joe Florida - June - (dates TBD)


This exciting fishing event provides great sport for the serious angler as well as entertainment for the family.  The tournament species are king mackerel, spanish mackerel, red snapper and grouper. Cash prizes will be awarded, and Family Day activities lead up to weigh in, followed by the awards ceremony.



Sand Soccer Championships in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Virginia - June - (dates TBD)


This is a sporting and beach spectacle not to be missed.  Players and spectators come to the beach daily for this awesome sporting display of skill, endurance. and strategy.  Amazing soccer talent on the beach ..... come see.  You have to see it to believe it, THOUSANDS of spectators and returning sand soccer "veteran's", or perhaps a newcomer totaling in the ten's of thousands of sand players from around the world.  There are also plenty of side venues ranging from sand hockey tournaments to beach wrestling PLUS special guest stars.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

- North American Sand Soccer Championships - (NASSC)



Belmont Stakes

Belmont New York - June - (dates TBD)


The Third Jewel to the Triple Crown!  People- tickets run as low as $5, and may even be available the morning of the race.  Not the party atmosphere as the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness, but you are able to bring coolers in the Grandstand Back yard.



Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival

Fredonia New York - June - (dates TBD)


3-Day Festival - A lively celebration of Baroque music, happening in early June each year, Bach & Beyond features spirited performances of some of the greatest music ever written in an acoustically-ideal Victorian setting.  Treat yourself to the lighthearted atmosphere that has distinguished the Festival since its beginning in 1996. Top-flight performances by Baroque specialists will leave you applauding for more! Though the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the foundation of the Festival, each year the festival also includes other great composers whose works reflect Bach’s inspirational influence.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $20 ($48 Three-Concert Early Bird Subscription, $51 Three-Concert Subscription)

June 13 & 14 - 8PM and June 15 - 4PM



Astoria Music Festival

Port Orford Oregon - June - (dates TBD)


The complete information on our 13th Summer Festival will be announced in March 2015.  Highlights include Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in concert, works by Beethoven and Sibelius, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute performed by the 2015 Apprentice Program artists.  We look forward to sharing the exciting 13th season of the Astoria Music Festival on Oregon’s North Coast with you next June!



ARTfeast - Art of Living - Summer

Santa Fe New Mexico - June - (dates TBD)


View, walk, and dance through Santa Fe's pleasant weather and landscape and stunning sunsets.  Move through the town to view inspired artworks and lovely food samplings.  Like the winter this again is a wonderful matchmatching of art and food.  Pairing Santa Fe’s top galleries and finest restaurants.  Friday night is dedicated to Downtown galleries; Saturday night focuses on Canyon Road galleries. Each evening approximately 20 galleries/restaurants will swing open their doors with imaginative themes and fabulous fare.



Sónar Music Festival

Barcelona Catalonia - June - (dates TBD)


When: June 13, 14 and 15



NEBRASKAland Days

North Platte Nebraska - June - (dates TBD)


In 1882 Buffalo Bill was asked if he would be willing to put on a show for the city's Fourth of July celebration. The residents of North Platte were thrilled when he agreed- His exhibition celebrated the Wild West, and showcased the horsemanship and roping skills of area cowboys. It was here and then that Wild Bill turned America's fascination with the Wild West into a business. The Rodeo was born.  For over 40 years this has been Nebraska's biggest celebration! Complete with many parades, classic car shows and art shows, a carnival, and the famous Buffalo Bill Rodeo. Enjoy the cultures and many celebrations of this All- American event.



US Open Golf

Bethesda Maryland - June - (dates TBD)


The United States Golf Association (USGA) has selected the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland as the host of this year's U.S. Open golf tournament.
The US Open is an annual golf tournament in the United States which first took place in 1895 at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island, and is traditionally held on Father's Day weekend. Don't miss out on your chance to see a part of golf history live at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD this June. Get your tickets to the US Open Golf tournament here.



Leake Car Show and Auction

Tulsa Oklahoma - June - (dates TBD)


Featuring 600 automobiles in a 11 acre facility under one roof, this is the largest fine automobile auction in the country.



Tahoe City Solstice Festival

Tahoe City California - June - (dates TBD)


Tahoe City Solstice Event features three days, all of which promote Tahoe City’s distinct qualities and character and the areas Adventure Sports activities. Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City are one of the most beautiful places on earth. If as a visitor you are able to come during this event than even better for you but do not miss out visiting this Lake and Town.  This event marks the arrival of summer. Enjoy the natural beauty, artistry, food, galleries, wines, and shops of Tahoe City!  



Alpenfest

Gaylord Michigan - June - (dates TBD)


Alpenfest…A week of Swiss inspired merriment for the whole family. Stroll the Alpenstrasse, (Main Street) with over 90 arts and crafts exhibitors plus a carnival. Enjoy free entertainment nightly on our Alpenstage. Rejoice in the Burning of the Bogg and watch your troubles go up in smoke. Watch the Grand Parade Saturday at noon, and try franc-flipping and other Swiss inspired contests or savor the World’s Largest Coffee Break – all in Gaylord’s Alpine Village.



Luminara of San Ranieri

Tuscany Italy - June - (dates TBD)


An important part of the festivities for San Ranieri in Pisa is the beautiful Luminara which takes place on the evening of June 16, the eve of the patron saint's feast day. The other big part of the celebration is the Regatta of San Ranieri which takes place in the late afternoon on the actual feast day, June 17. Bonfires and candles to light up the city were used even before then as a way to celebrate a special event, such as that to celebrate the visit to the city of Margherita Luisa, princess of Orleans and wife to Cosimo II in 1662.  Today the celebration has taken a specific form: the architectural details of the palaces, churches, towers and bridges along the Arno (windows, cornices, balconies) are recreated with white wooden frames. These frames are fitted onto the buildings and on these frames candles are attached and lit after sunset. Over 70,000 "lumini" (how candles are called in Italian when they are inside a container, glass in this case) burn and reflect on the river. Some candles are also floated on the waters of the Arno. Around 11 p.m. a fireworks show from the Cittadella Vecchia (old citadel) can be best enjoyed from along the river. A word of warning: the city streets can get very crowded, most of the university students are out enjoying themselves adding a bit to the confusion. We found taking side streets away from the main Corso Italia and Piazza Garibaldi/Borgo Stretto to be a good idea to avoid getting crushed in the crowds.



Holiday Valley Mud Run

Ellicottville New York - June - (dates TBD)


Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 8 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! The 3.5 mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake (we'll even give you a ride up on a chairlift) and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill. The 5.4 mile course adds a bit of uphill running, just in case you're feeling especially tough.

Pre-Registration will be available until June 7 at Active.com or download here for $45 for the 3.5 OR the 5.4 mile run and $10 for the kids' run (up to age 12). Day of race registration is from 8AM to 10AM and is $60 for the 3.5 or 5.4 mile run, $15 for the kids run. Pre-registered competitors in the 3.5 or 5.4 mile events are guaranteed a t-shirt. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog and beer (or beverage). If you're thinking about entering...do it now because it will give you inspiration to train! And the earlier you enter, the earlier start time you will get.

Pre-registered runners may pick up their race packet on Friday from 6PM to 9PM at John Harvards Brew House at the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. You may also register for the event at this time.



A Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll

Edgartown Massachusetts - June - (dates TBD)


Gourmet Stroll offers the Island's best food, wine and hand-crafted beers from over 75 outstanding fine food and beverage participants. Then, dance to Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing's 12 piece band. The Stroll is a sell-out event each year so don't delay! Under 30?  Bring your ID!