Visit these springtime arts and flower festivals at our G2G destinations!
♪♩I like New York in June, how ‘bout you? I like a springtime tune, how ‘bout you? ♪♩
The New York City Frieze Fair lets you view and buy art from more than 1,000 of today’s leading artists and experience a curated program of talks, performance, and new artist commissions.
New York, NY 2018
MORE INFO: https://frieze.com/fairs/frieze-new-york
A little bit of Bonsai in the Botanic Garden
Already a lovely place to visit, the Chicago Botanic Garden plays host to the May Bonsai Exhibit of the Midwest Bonsai Society. A free event, members of the society bring trees in various stages of training accompanied by explanations of the processes they use to train the trees. Garden Bonsai trees are displayed in the two courtyards with vendors showing an amazing selection of trees, accent plants, pots, stands, tools, and Bonsai books and literature. There are also workshops, a children’s workshop, and bonsai demonstrations.
MORE INFO: http://www.midwestbonsai.org/may-exhibit
ALSO CHECK OUT: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar
Everyone loves a Parade!
The theme for this year’s Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival in Downtown Santa Rosa looks back over the long history of the parade, the people who have marched or participated in the parade as a child or with a non-profit organization, and the impact the parade has had on the Sonoma Country community over the years. Since its rebirth in 1950 the parade has become an annual event on the third Saturday in May, drawing a strong showing of local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.
MORE INFO: https://www.roseparadefestival.com/
♪♩ Lavender blue, dilly-dilly, Lavender green. If I were king, dilly-dilly, I’d need a queen… ♪♩
It’s a bit of a drive from our San Diego location, but a nice outing all the same. Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes like lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream, and enjoy live music. The organic marketplace showcases specialty items many of them made with lavender, such as, honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants, and even lavender-stuffed toys.
About two hours from San Diego, CA
MORE INFO: https://hsresort.com/thelavenderfestival/
Vail’s Longest running outdoor art festival
Celebrating its 34th year, and consisting of a three-day outdoor celebration, the Vail Art Festival provides access to a broad array of genres. Situated at the base of Vail mountain in beautiful Lionshead Mall, the festival offers visitors a rare opportunity to interact with artists up close and witness the actual creative process firsthand.
Beaver Creek, CO
2018 DATES: 6/21-6/23
MORE INFO: http://www.vailartsfestival.com/
Performance art in Jolly Olde England? Seems about right!
With over 130 performances and 15 UK premières, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is packed with incredible outdoor theatre and performances, as well as opening and closing ceremonies celebrating the spirit of the people and places in which these two major events will take place. This is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performances!
2018 DATES: 6/21-7/6
MORE INFO: https://festival.org/gdif/