The warmer summer months open up an array of activities around the world to enjoy. Whether you are a golf enthusiast, foodie or cultural lover, there are festivals near and far to enjoy. Here are our picks for Summer 2017.
Porto Cervo Wine & Food Festival, Sardinia, Italy
Set against the stunning backdrop of Italy’s Costa Smeralda, the Porto Cervo Wine & Food Festival brings together wine experts and food specialists. For its ninth outing, the festival brings together big names and small producers alike, who will showcase their products during a weekend of tastings, masterclasses, demonstrations, gourmet dinners, book launches, and more.
Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK
RHS Chelsea—or Chelsea Flower Show, as it is commonly known—is arguably the most famous garden show in the world. It returns to its central London home again this year, offering visitors the chance to be inspired by show gardens, to buy plants and flowers for their own outside spaces.
The Shire Walking and Sunset Picnic Tour, Portland, Oregon
John Yeon was known for hosting memorable summer picnics for friends at The Shire. This Portland Art MuseumMembers Event begins with a guided tour led by guest curator Randy Gragg, followed by an informal picnic on the great lawn prepared by acclaimed Portland chef John Taboada (Navarre and Luce). Bring your own favorite blanket and chair and settle in to watch the sun go down, all while taking in the unparalleled view across the river to Multnomah Falls.
America’s Cup, Bermuda, Carribean
Bermuda is the chosen host for the 35th America’s Cup, which begins in May. Composed of 181 islands spread over 21 square miles, it’s no wonder that Bermuda has long been the location of choice for luxury water-based sports. With its crystal-clear blue water and unique pink-sand beaches, Bermuda’s Great Sound—a natural amphitheater—will provide the backdrop for 2017’s event. Racing begins with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers. Interested in learning more about real estate in the Carribean, click here.
Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, California, USA
Founded in 1950 as an add-on to the Pebble Beach Road Race, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (literally a “competition of elegance”) celebrates collector cars, which it judges for authenticity, function, history, and style. Classes include type, marque, and time period, with first-, second-, and third-place finishers selected for each.
Pronghorn and Crosswater NW Golf Guys Players Club Tournament, Bend, Oregon
Two day Central Oregon event on two of the areas favored courses. First, enjoy an optional round at Pronghorn on Friday. Saturday, also hosted at Proghorn is a round of play on the esteemed Jack Nicklaus Course. The event wraps up on Sunday at Crosswater. For more information, visit NW Golf Guys.