Running along the border of Switzerland and France, the stunning Lake Geneva is more than just a pretty body of water. This scenic locale also happens to be smack-dab in the middle of a diverse wine-growing region — with fine grapes and a fun festival to prove it. The Fête des Vignerons, or the Winegrower’s Festival, is hosted July 18–Aug. 11, and offers any level wine connoisseur an excuse to visit.
Named a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016, the Vitner’s Festival is a spectacle to say the least. The tradition is centuries old and takes place in Vevey, Switzerland, every 20–25 years. The festival consists of a theatrical performance, paying tribute to regional winegrowers, and symbolizes love and hope, and honors the earth, Man and cultural traditions.
More than 20,000 guests are expected to visit the open-air, lakeside arena, located at the heart of Vevey, boasting more than 20 performances, consisting of thousands of dancers, singers and actors — all organized by Confrérie des Vignerons, the Brotherhood of Winegrowers.
After the show, guests take to the streets and enjoy more live music, open wine cellars and food stalls. Since the festival is such a rarity, it’s a hot commodity for wine lovers. Celebrate the local culture and historic tradition while walking through vineyards, sipping wine and tasting seasonal fare.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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Attend one of the most acclaimed fall events, Autumn at the Arboretum, in Dallas. In its 14th year, the annual event is known as one of the best pumpkin festivals in the country, with its creative displays featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The event takes place at Dallas Arboretum, Sept. 21 –Oct. 31. Alongside thousands of pumpkins, guests glimpse 150,000 autumn flowers across the 66-acre space.
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