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August

Worldwide

Experience the festive season in exotic destinations worldwide with On The Go Tours

On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specializing in locally led group tours and tailor-made holidays to worldwide destinations, has a diverse range of tours which take travelers to exotic lands to celebrate the festive period. Whether it’s exploring Russia’s snow covered cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg or enjoying sunshine in Egypt while discovering the country’s intriguing past, these guided festive group tours are discounted throughout the

 

Iowa, Le Mars, Event Date: August 29-September 4, 2016

41st Old Time Music Festival Offers Music From The Heart, Le Mars, Iowa

For 41 years, Smithsonian Institution recording artist Bob Everhart, a BMI songwriter and publisher, has passionately been hosting an event in Iowa, the major thrust being the preservation and performance of America's forgotten rural music. The 41st Old Time Music Festival will be held August 29-September 4, 2016 in Le Mars, Iowa at the Plymouth City Fairgrounds, 500 4th Ave NE. "I love America's old-time music" Everhart said.  "It's the very soul

 

Washington, Spokane, Event Date: August 31 - September 5, 2016

37th Annual Pig Out in the Park - Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival

The Annual Pig Out in the Park is Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival. Running August 31 - September 5, 2016, in Downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park, the event is open 11 am to 10 pm. Estimated annual attendance at Pig Out in the Park is more than 100,000 over six days. Admission is Free. The 37th Annual Pig Out in the Park will feature; 44 Food Booths, 225 Menu Items (nothing over a $9.95), Three Adult Beverage Gardens and ...

 

California, Paso Robles, August 27, 2016

Celebrate the coming of harvest in the Paso Robles Wine Country at the Second Annual Harvest Hoedown, Creston, CA

Wine grape harvest is just around the corner in the Paso Robles wine country. Traditionally, farmers held celebrations at the onset of harvest to help usher in a bountiful season. The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is bringing this time-honored tradition back with its 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown at The Loading Chute barn in Creston, California (6350 Webster Rd.) on August 27, 2016, from 6 pm – 10 pm. The Harvest Hoedown ...

 

California, Long Beach, Event Date: August 19-21, 2016

Long Beach BBQ Festival

The Long Beach BBQ Festival will be held on August 19-21, 2016 at the Rainbow Lagoon Park (400-403 Shoreline Village Dr.), Long Beach, CA 90802. BBQ chefs from around the country gather to grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies. Award-winning pitmasters will battle local barbecue gurus to see whose ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket are the most irresistible. The competition will be intense ...

 

Ecuador, Cotacachi

Extend your Tren Crucero Experience with two nights in Otavalo Valley at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, Ecuador

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa is located in Cotacachi, Ecuador, a small Andean town, known primarily for its production of handmade leather products. La Mirage is found about two hours north of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Tucked beneath snow capped volcanoes and set amidst rolling hills, Rose Plantations, colorful indigenous markets and artisan villages, La Mirage offers a privileged scenic and cultural experience in the idyllic mountains.

 

Wisconsin, Plymouth, Event Date: August 12, 2016

11 Live Jazz and Blues Bands Present Jazz and Blues Crawl for the Arts

The Plymouth Arts Center’s 13th Annual Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts will be presented, Friday, August 12, 2016, 4pm to 12:30am. This live music extravaganza features 11 bands at the PAC in the courtyard and great room at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI and at six downtown venues. The signature, original, painting/collage, “Louie Armstrong, 1932” created and donated by Dan Gardiner of Madison ...

 

New York, Highmount, Event Date: August 13, 2016
Saxophone Greats Headline Jazz Night at the Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount, NY, Aug. 13
Two all-time saxophone greats — Pee Wee Ellis and Billy Harper — will team up for a remarkable evening of funky, hot jazz at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m. The event is held at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Galli-Curci Road (Route 28), Highmount, NY 12441. The Catskill Mountain Jazz Night promises to be an extraordinary event. The Pee Wee Ellis US Funk Assembly and the Billy Harper Quintet will each perform ...

 

Pennsylvania, Mount Gretna, Event Date: August 20 to 21, 2016

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show to Feature 260 Exhibitors from USA & Canada, Mount Gretna, PA

Preparations are underway for the 42nd annual Mt. Gretna Art Show, to be held Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, 2016, on the streets and in the parks of Mt. Gretna, PA. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. The Mt. Gretna Art Show features fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States and Canada. This year’s show will feature 260 exhibitors, selected from nearly 500 ...

 

Indiana, Cumberland, Event Date: August 20, 2016
Cumberland Arts Goes to Market - Arts and Crafts Festival Celebrates Indiana Bicentennial, Cumberland, IN
The 8th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival with the Town of Cumberland Farmers Market will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Saturn Street at Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington Street, Cumberland, IN 46229. Free admission, free parking and handicapped accessible. The 8th annual Cumberland Arts Goes to Market will include a Celebration of the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial ...

 

California, Paso Robles, Event Date: August 17, 2016
What if everything you know about terroir is wrong?
Terroir and the Other Winemaking Myths will be presented on August 17, 2016 from 12-3 p.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom. The seminar presented by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will feature author Mark Matthews, a viticulture professor from the University of California, Davis. Mathews will be discussing his new controversial book: “Terroir and Other Myths of Winemaking.” Kevin Sass ...

 

Connecticut, Enfield, Event Date: Through September 6th, 2016, Every Tuesday
Family Fun Fair at Enfield Square: Summer Cruise Nights and Open-Air Market, Enfield, CT
Enfield Square and Trantolo and Trantolo are sponsoring a Summer Cruise Night and Open-Air Market every Tuesday evening from 5 PM – 8 PM located at Enfield Square in the Sears parking lot, Enfield, CT. The event is open to all car clubs or anyone that want to enjoy an evening with other car enthusiasts. Visitors can view hot-rods, muscle, contemporary and classic cars. Meet and Greet the Thompsonville Fire Department ...
 
California, Walnut Creek, Event Date: August 12-13, 26-27, 2016
Goat Hall Productions Presents Two New Chamber Operas, Walnut Creek, CA
Hearts and minds cannot be trusted. Madness seems to be the method in Mark Alburger's "Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel" and the John G..Bilotta/Jostein Stalheim "Rosetta's Stone" -- both new-music dramas receiving their world premieres (8:15pm, Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13 and 26-27) at Lesher Center for the Arts ...

 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: Through August 27, 2016
Doubt Makes St. Louis Premiere at Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis, MO
Critics and audiences agree that Union Avenue Opera’s Twenty Second Festival Season opener The Mikado was a “sparkling production” with a “refreshing and humorous presentation” where “excellence pervades all aspects of the show.” Amidst the rave reviews, the cast of Puccini’s dramatic Tosca, is hard at work bringing the tragic tale to life. Tosca will be performed at Union Avenue Opera July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at 8:00pm., at the Union Avenue ...

 
Arizona, Prescott, Event Date: August 13 - 14, 2016
Mountain Artists Guild Hosts 66th Annual Prescott Arts Show, Prescott, AZ
The 67 year-old non profit Mountain Artists Guild will be hosting the 66th Annual Prescott Arts & Crafts Festival on August 13 to 14, Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 9am - 4pm. The festival is open to the public, with free admission, and takes place on the beautiful park-like setting of the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott, AZ. Resting at over 5,300 feet elevation and surrounded by scenic mountains makes this an exceptionally ...
 
Ohio, Columbus, Event Date: August 12th & August 13th, 2016
Columbus Food Truck Festival Returns to Downtown Columbus, OH
The 6th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival, America's largest food truck festival, is back on August 12th and August 13th, 2016 at the Columbus Commons, 160 South High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. The Columbus Food Truck Festival is a two-day event featuring over 70 of the best food trucks in Ohio, music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities and family fun for all ages. The foodie feast begins Friday, August 12th at 12 pm and continues through ... 
 
Africa, Kenya, Event Date: July - October, 2016
Witness the largest concentration of land animals in the world: The Great Migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya
Falcon Africa Safaris, wildlife specialists since 1990, are offering The Migration Safari, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa from July - October, 2016. After the long rains in April and May, when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most amazing wildlife spectacle anywhere in the world takes place: The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, Africa. Between the months of August and October one and a half million ...
 
California, Venice, Event Date: August 7th, 2016
40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade, Venice, California, August 7th
The 40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade will take place in Venice, California on August 7th, starting at 10am. Three ornate and brilliant thirty-foot chariots will parade from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to a colorful festival site in Ocean Front Park, Venice. The site will offer music, exotic Indian dance, drama, educational exhibits on bhakti-yoga and east-Asian culture. There will be family and children activities, the popular Govinda's Gifts tent, free ...
 
Indiana, Columbia City, Event Date: August 12 to 14, 2016
Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow, a Native American Event in Columbia City, IN
The 21st Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow will be held August 12 to 14, 2016 at 1035 E. 205, Columbia City, IN 46725 10am to 9pm. Admission is 4.00, children under 12 free. Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow is a traditional Native American event. There will be 32 vendors with Native American art, crafts, food and products. Native American singing and dancing, dance times are Sat. 1-4 and 6 to 9 pm. Sunday dancing is at noon. Soarin' Hawk Raptors will visit ...
 
Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: August 14, 2016
West Chester's Touch A Truck Day
The Touch-A-Truck Day is presented by the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department. Touch a Truck Day, is for children of all ages, to explore the vehicles that fascinate them. This event will provide children and their families with the opportunity to see different models of cars and trucks as well as a variety of other vehicles. The previous events have had great success, with over 50 participants and 2,000 people in attendance. This event will be ...
 
Ohio, Twinsburg, Event Date: August 6 to 7, 2016
Twins Days Festival: Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World, Twinsburg, OH
The 2016 Twins Days Festival will be held August 6th and 7th (9:00 am) at Glen  Chamberlain Park, 10270 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, Ohio. This annual international event is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Inaugurated in 1976, this year celebrates the Twins Days 41st festival. The theme of this years festival is "Twins Days - Twinfinity and beyond."
 
Colorado, Morrison, Event Date: August 27 - 28, 2016
T.E.V. Edelweiss Oktoberfest Season Opener, Morrison, CO, August 27 - 28
The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club, located at 17832 Highway 8 , Morrison, CO, announces its 3rd annual Oktoberfest to be held on August 27th and 28th, 2016. This two-day event is a replica of an authentic German Festival complete with German bands, dancers, home made food and of course, German beer from Hofbrau and Andechs. The event kicks off on Saturday, August 28th, at 12 p.m. There will be guest speakers, an Opening Ceremony, and lots of ...
 
Colorado, Denver, Event Date: August 4 to 6, 2016
National Button Show: Rediscovering Buttons by Mining for Buttons in Denver
Folks who like antiques and collectibles should join the huge crowd rediscovering antique clothing and uniform buttons as a fascinating collectible. Opportunity is coming at the National Button Show in Denver, Colorado where folks will be mining in button mountains with over 500,000 buttons available to view and purchase this August 4 through 6, 2016. Collectors are discovering that these are not the ordinary buttons found in jars at flea markets, garage sales and some antique shops. These are unique, beautiful miniature works of art and sometimes ...
 
Michigan, Lowell, Event Date: June 16 - August 25, 2016
Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts 2016 Line-up, Lowell, MI
The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts are presented by LowellArts and Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. This outdoor concert series runs June 16 - August 25, 2016. Thursday evening concerts begin at 7pm in front of the Lowell Showboat, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, in downtown Lowell, MI. Food and spirits are available, admission to the concerts and parking is free. Featuring exclusively music groups based in Michigan, the concerts aim to ... 
 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: June-September 2016
Step into the World of Chocolate on a Foodie Tour of Switzerland
To showcase the food traditions of Switzerland, with an emphasis on chocolate, Alpenwild, a tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. These summer food tours capture both the gastronomic delights and the spectacular scenery of the Alps. The 9-day, all-inclusive, small-group tour, Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps, visits chocolatiers, chocolate makers ... 
 
New Hampshire, Gilford, Event Date: August 4-6, 2016
Gunstock Mountain Resort to Host SoulFest, New England’s Premier Christian Music Festival
This three-day event features world-renowned and Grammy winning Christian artists representing all musical genres on four separate stages, guest speakers and authors from across the globe. Celebrating 19 years of Music, Love and Action, the SoulFest, will be held August 4-6, 2016 in the picturesque White Mountains of Gilford, New Hampshire at Gunstock Mountain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Rd. Gilford, NH 03249). Gunstock provides an idyllic ...
 
Italy, Lakes District, Event Dates: June 22 - 30, 2016, Sept 3 - 11, 2016
Tofino Expeditions Announces A New Kayaking Tour of the Lakes District of Italy
Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing a brand new kayaking tour that explores the Lakes District of Italy. Using kayaks, which provide a truly unique perspective on one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in the world, visitors on this tour get an up close and personal look at the stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and captivating cultures of Italy’s Lakes District ...
 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Tour Dates: July, August, September, 2016
Tiny Switzerland is Big on the Food Scene: Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps Tour
Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps,” a food-tasting tour of Switzerland, delights guests with exclusive visits to ancient terraced vineyards, farmstead cheesemakers, artisan chocolatiers, and top restaurants while showing off some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world. Guests are immersed in Swiss culture and cuisine as they visit the charming villages sprinkled throughout the countryside and meet food artisans who make the experience unforgettable ...

 

September

 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kente Arts Alliance presents the Sun Ra Arkestra, Pittsburgh, PA

On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present the SUN RA ARKESTRA at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. In addition to the Sun Ra Arkestra, Charlotte Ka, popular Pittsburgh artist, will exhibit an art installation that will pay tribute to the music of Sun Ra. Sun Ra was one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz—unparalleled for his purposeful outlandishness ...

 

Clarksville, Maryland, Event Date: September 10-11, 2016

HGTV Host Matt Muenster "Crashes" Howard County Home Expo, Clarksville, MD, September 10-11

The Howard County Fall Home Expo is coming to Clarksville, MD at the Ten Oaks Ballroom (5000 Signal Bell Lane) September 10-11, offering guests a discovery of opportunities for their home improvements and enhancements in one great location. The event will feature over 50 companies showcasing kitchens, baths, decking, countertops, sunrooms, exterior products, alarm and security systems, closet organization, design and build and more ...

 

Washington, Spokane, Event Date: August 31 - September 5, 2016

37th Annual Pig Out in the Park - Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival

The Annual Pig Out in the Park is Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival. Running August 31 - September 5, 2016, in Downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park, the event is open 11 am to 10 pm. Estimated annual attendance at Pig Out in the Park is more than 100,000 over six days. Admission is Free. The 37th Annual Pig Out in the Park will feature; 44 Food Booths, 225 Menu Items (nothing over a $9.95), Three Adult Beverage Gardens and ...

 

New Jersey, Whippany (Morris County), Event Date: September 24, 2016

2016 Garden State BrewFest - NJ's Best Known Outdoor Craft Beer Festival, Whippany, NJ

The Garden State BrewFest returns for its fifth year Saturday, September 24, 2016. This year’s festival returns to the grounds of Anchor Golf Center on Route 10 in Whippany, Morris County, NJ - just a short ride from Morristown. The fun-filled craft beer festival benefits the dedicated, volunteer-based Whippany Fire Company and the relocation to their new firehouse. Fest 2016 will feature over 150 brews carefully selected from the best in local ...

 

Connecticut, Bolton, Event Date: September 3, 2016

Farm Day Festival Supports Lutz Children's Museum, Bolton, CT

Farm Day is an end-of-summer tradition held at the Fish Family Farm, Bolton Center Road (Route 85), Bolton, CT. This an annual family-friendly festival includes farm animals, live music, hay rides, bounce houses, face painting, games, vendors, and all the ice cream you can eat. The event is held September 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $8.00 for museum members and $10.00 for non-members. The farm is easy to find. Just follow ...

 

Iowa, Le Mars, Event Date: August 29-September 4, 2016

41st Old Time Music Festival Offers Music From The Heart, Le Mars, Iowa

For 41 years, Smithsonian Institution recording artist Bob Everhart, a BMI songwriter and publisher, has passionately been hosting an event in Iowa, the major thrust being the preservation and performance of America's forgotten rural music. The 41st Old Time Music Festival will be held August 29-September 4, 2016 in Le Mars, Iowa at the Plymouth City Fairgrounds, 500 4th Ave NE. "I love America's old-time music" Everhart said.  "It's the very soul

 

California, Folsom, Event Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Mehmet Polat Trio, a spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos uniting World, Folk, Jazz & Spiritual Music to perform in Folsom, CA

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere ...

 

California, Rocklin, Event Date: Friday September 2nd, 2016 7:00pm

Mehmet Polat Trio, a spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos uniting World, Folk, Jazz & Spiritual Music to perform in Santa Cruz

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere ...

Massachusetts, Framingham, Event Date: September 6 to 13, 2016

From Tsars to Toreadors - Sing in Heritage Chorale's Opera Concert, Framingham, MA

Heritage Chorale is inviting area singers to join for its new season of concerts, with scholarship memberships available to high school and college singers, based on auditions and proper balance of voice parts. The Chorale will celebrate its 80th Anniversary Season with three ambitious concerts, “Great Opera Choruses”, Mendelssohn’s exciting oratorio telling the story of the prophet “Elijah”, with full orchestra and professional soloists

 

New Jersey, Upper Montclair, Event Date: September 17-18, 2016
Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park Coming to Montclair, NJ
Visit the booths of fine artists and fine crafters the Fine Art and Crafts Fair at Anderson Park in Upper Montclair, NJ on September 17-18, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is free and is held rain or shine. Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County’s Anderson Park will, for the 33rd time, transform the park into 150 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more ...

 

Florida, Orlando, Event Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Central Florida Film Festival Presents the John Wayne classic Big Jake, Ocoee, FL
The Central Florida Film Festival has put together an "Old Fashioned" Saturday Matinee featuring the John Wayne classic Big Jake, (starring the Duke himself and Christopher Mitchum) on September 3, 2016 at 11:45 am at the West Orange Cinema, 1575 MaGuire Rd., Ocoee, Florida. The movie will be followed by a special appearance and meet and greet with Chris Mitchum, the son of Hollywood legend Robert Mitchum. Following Big Jake there will be ...

 

Florida, Ocoee, Event Date: September 3, 2016

Central Florida Film Festival Presents a Special Screening of Beverly Hills Cop, Ocoee, FL

The Central Florida Film Festival is presenting a Saturday night at the movies date night on September 3, 2016, at 7:15 pm, featuring the Eddie Murphy classic Beverly Hills Cop. The film is being shown at the West Orange Cinema, 1575 MaGuire Road, Ocoee, Florida 34761.   Following the screening two of the film's costars John Ashton (Sgt. Taggert) and Lisa Eilbacher (Jenny Summers) will perform a question and answer plus meet and greet fans on ...

 

Connecticut, Enfield, Event Date: Through September 6th, 2016, Every Tuesday
Family Fun Fair at Enfield Square: Summer Cruise Nights and Open-Air Market, Enfield, CT Enfield Square and Trantolo and Trantolo are sponsoring a Summer Cruise Night and Open-Air Market every Tuesday evening from 5 PM – 8 PM located at Enfield Square in the Sears parking lot, Enfield, CT. The event is open to all car clubs or anyone that want to enjoy an evening with other car enthusiasts. Visitors can view hot-rods, muscle, contemporary and classic cars. Meet and Greet the Thompsonville Fire Department ...
 
Africa, Kenya, Event Date: July - October, 2016
Witness the largest concentration of land animals in the world: The Great Migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya
Falcon Africa Safaris, wildlife specialists since 1990, are offering The Migration Safari, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa from July - October, 2016. After the long rains in April and May, when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most amazing wildlife spectacle anywhere in the world takes place: The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, Africa. Between the months of August and October one and a half million ...
 
California, Kelseyville, Event Date: September 24, 2016
Kelseyville Pear Festival showcases agricultural heritage celebrating pear and wine grape harvest, Kelseyville, CA
The historic country town of Kelseyville, CA celebrates 24 years of agricultural heritage with the Kelseyville Pear Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. From 7:00 am to 5:00 pm this free family-focused event showcases agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen, and community services. The event takes place on Main Street. The day that starts off with a pancake breakfast at the Kelseyville Fire House and is followed by a ...
 
Sicily, Noto, Event Date: September 5 - 11th, 2016; September 12 - 18th, 2016; September 26 -October 2nd.
Soul of Sicily is first to offer Insider's Tour of Pastry & Chocolate Making in Baroque Sicily
The Sicilian Almonds, Pastry & Baroque Tour in Italy is being offered by Soul of Sicily from September 5th - 11th, 2016 and throughout the month of September. Soul of Sicily has been delighting small groups of travelers with culinary tours since 2006. Founder, Renée Restivo says, "What better way to celebrate our ten year anniversary than to create a week-long tasting experience that is a tasting celebration of the art of pastry making in ...
 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: June-September 2016
Step into the World of Chocolate on a Foodie Tour of Switzerland
To showcase the food traditions of Switzerland, with an emphasis on chocolate, Alpenwild, a tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. These summer food tours capture both the gastronomic delights and the spectacular scenery of the Alps. The 9-day, all-inclusive, small-group tour, Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps, visits chocolatiers, chocolate makers ... 
 
Italy, Lakes District, Event Dates: June 22 - 30, 2016, Sept 3 - 11, 2016
Tofino Expeditions Announces A New Kayaking Tour of the Lakes District of Italy
Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing a brand new kayaking tour that explores the Lakes District of Italy. Using kayaks, which provide a truly unique perspective on one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in the world, visitors on this tour get an up close and personal look at the stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and captivating cultures of Italy’s Lakes District ...
 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Tour Dates: July, August, September, 2016
Tiny Switzerland is Big on the Food Scene: Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps Tour
Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps,” a food-tasting tour of Switzerland, delights guests with exclusive visits to ancient terraced vineyards, farmstead cheesemakers, artisan chocolatiers, and top restaurants while showing off some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world. Guests are immersed in Swiss culture and cuisine as they visit the charming villages sprinkled throughout the countryside and meet food artisans who make the experience unforgettable ...

 

October
 

India, Mumbai, Tour Dates: October 15th to November 6th, 2016 and February 11th to March 5th, 2017

Essence of India – Women Only Tour: Experience a destination of the heart through North India

This most popular tour for women only, is a fantastic trip that will have you falling in love with India, a country you feel, rather than see. From the sprawling commercial capital of Mumbai to Rajasthan, the land of the Kings and from the banks of the holy Ganges to the magnificence of the Mughal cities, we will show you the well-known and introduce you to some wonderful secrets. The massive forts of Rajasthan, the opulence and splendour of Maharajah’s ...

Alabama, Spanish Fort, Event Date: October 5-8, 2016

Registration Is Now Open for 13th Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Spanish Fort, AL

Registration opened with a bang on Monday, August 15, for the 13th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest, which takes place at prime bird- and wildlife-watching locations throughout Baldwin and Mobile counties, October 5–8, 2016. Birders know the Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime spot to see birds during the fall migration, and since 2004, BirdFest has attracted visitors from more than 27 states and Canada—many returning multiple times. For both ...

 

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: October 28 and October 30, 2016

Harriett Tubman Opera Midwest Premiere Comes to Chicago's South Side

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago’s 8th Annual Fall event presents Chicago’s most exciting cultural social event of the year with Nkeiru Okoye’s opera, Harriet Tubman: When I Cross That Line to Freedom. Headlining this event as Honorary Chair is first Lady of Chicago, Amy Rule, and introducing composer and librettist, Dr. Nkeiru Okoye. Hailed as “achingly beautiful,” by the Baltimore Sun, compositions by composer Nkeiru Okoye have been performed by ...

 

Peru, Iquitos, Tour Dates: October 1 – 5, 2016 and October 28 – November 1, 2016

History and Nature Tour on a Historic Amazon Riverboat

Greentracks, specializing in Amazon tours and cruises, is offering a History and Nature Tour on a Historic Amazon Riverboat to Iquitos, Peru. Founded, owned and operated by wildlife zoologists, the company is offering two special cruise dates: October 1 – 5, 2016 and October 28 – November 1, 2016.   On this 5 day/4 night cruise, accompanied by knowledgeable Amazon Historic Boat Museum staff and guides, there are a  variety of excursions each day ...

 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: October 21-30, 2016

Company C Contemporary Ballet presents Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows' Eve, San Francisco

Company C Contemporary Ballet will present Arcane: A Tale of All Hollows’ Eve on Oct. 21-30 at the Cowell Theater, 2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. The ballet tells the story of Arcane, the celestial star who sits at the hip of the harvest moon. Each Halloween, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, Arcane descends to Earth. She brings with her the “Voice of the Voiceless,” and with this voice animates those caught in the netherworld – those who have left something undone or unsaid ...

 

Michigan, Ann Arbor, Event Date: October 8, 2016

Ann Arbor Annual Arts and Crafts Show, Crafting with Grace, to Feature Handcrafted Products by Unique Artisans

The Ann Arbor Annual Arts and Crafts Show “Crafting with Grace” is holding its 8th annual event on Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. at the New Grace Apostolic Temple, 2898 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. This is an indoor juried show featuring 60 talented artists and crafters. Visitors will enjoy a wide selection of handcrafted arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery, quilts, clothing and accessories, soaps, lotions, soy candles, doll clothes, photography, art work, home goods and more ...

 

Nepal, Kathmandu, Tour Dates: October 9th to 24th, 2016
Incredible Nepal: The unique heritage and culture of a Himalayan nation
Incredible Indian Tours, subcontinent specialists since 2000, are offering their Incredible Nepal, a non-trekking cultural immersion tour from October 9th to 24th, 2016. The tour explores the ancient towns and villages of the Kathmandu Valley. Spend time in hilltop villages with magical mountain views at dawn and safari through the jungle searching for rhinos and tigers – on elephant back and by jeep. Beginning in Bhaktapur, one of the erstwhile capitals ...
 
South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Event Date: October 1-2, 2016
Myrtle Beach Fall Home Show Expo Coming to Myrtle Beach Mall
The Myrtle Beach Fall Home Show Expo is coming to the Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 1st -2nd, 2016. The Myrtle Beach Fall Home Show Expo is a one stop marketplace to find the experts to remodel, renovate and renew your home. There will be two full days of product displays, expert advice, give-a-ways, and savings on hundreds of products and services. Meet one on one with the ...
 
New Jersey, Pitman, Event Date: October 22-23, 2016
Autumn Fest & Children's Halloween Weekend, Pitman NJ
Costumes and fun will be found at the Autumn Fest & Children’s Halloween Weekend taking place at the Virtura Total Turf, 614 Lambs Rd. in Pitman, NJ, on October 22-23, 2016. Hours are Saturday, 11am to 9pm and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. This is Halloween fun exclusively for children under 12 years old and held indoors and outdoors. The Autumn Fest will cover over 50,000 sq. ft. and is billed as the largest indoor event in South Jersey’s history. Five ...
 
San Rafael, California, Event Date: October 1, 2016
The Northern California Festival is a celebration of everything community and more
The Creole United Festival celebrates it’s 4th year in Marin County, a rhythmic magnet attracting all generations from throughout the U.S. and abroad. The festival is held Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11am-6pm at Lagoon Park in San Rafael, CA (located close to San Francisco).  GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry brings high energy and captivating entertainment with special guest bands from Louisiana and Texas. Fun for all ages, arts & crafts, kidzone, wood ...
 
New Jersey, Woodstown, Event Date: October 7-9, 2016
13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show: three-day family fall festival is gearing up for its biggest celebration
The 13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 7 - 9, 2016 hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey 08098. The event’s theme for 2016 is "Celebrate the change in Seasons." The fairgrounds will be transformed by pumpkins, scarecrows, gourds, cornstalks and hundreds of colorful mums. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show ... 
 
Africa, Kenya, Event Date: July - October, 2016
Witness the largest concentration of land animals in the world: The Great Migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya
Falcon Africa Safaris, wildlife specialists since 1990, are offering The Migration Safari, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa from July - October, 2016. After the long rains in April and May, when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most amazing wildlife spectacle anywhere in the world takes place: The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, Africa. Between the months of August and October one and a half million ...
 
Sicily, Noto, Event Date: October 2nd, 2016
Soul of Sicily is first to offer Insider's Tour of Pastry & Chocolate Making in Baroque Sicily
The Sicilian Almonds, Pastry & Baroque Tour in Italy is being offered by Soul of Sicily from September 5th - 11th, 2016 and throughout the month of September. Soul of Sicily has been delighting small groups of travelers with culinary tours since 2006. Founder, Renée Restivo says, "What better way to celebrate our ten year anniversary than to create a week-long tasting experience that is a tasting celebration of the art of pastry making in ...
 

 

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Florida, Naples, Event Date: November 9, 2016

Naples Botanical Garden Presents Hats in the Garden: The Faces of Naples

Naples Botanical Garden’s Hats in the Garden debuted in Naples in 2004 and is known as the official kickoff to the social season. The event is supported by the Sustaining Leadership Council, a group of 38 dynamic women who dedicate time and charitable support to the Garden’s special events and mission-focused programs. Naples Botanical Garden will host the 13th Annual Hats in the Garden, presented by Northern Trust on ...