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The Phoenix Symphony in Prescott

Tito Munoz brings another monumental work of Beethoven to our 2016-2017 Season with Beethovens Eroica Symphony, a rigorous and emotional composition

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2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea! Fun for the entire family & Open to the Public.

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Athens Welcome Center

Get the most out of your visit to Athens!

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Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins in Asheville

Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric socialite, lives under the delusion that she is an enchanting coloratura soprano when she is actually incapable of holding pitch. After teaming up with a pianist, she begins to hold recitals that spark a cultish following of faux fans around New York in the 1930s and 40s. Based on a true story, this beautiful comedy pierces the heart of the hopeful artist that lives in all of us.

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Aiken Trials

Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken’s Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March.

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The Explorers Club in Reno

London, 1879. The prestigious and rather stuffy Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman (oh, my God!), and additionally their bartender is terrible and missing!

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MET Opera broadcast in Prescott

The MET Live encore performance of Antonin Dvoraks Rusalka features Kristine Opolais in Dvoraks fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Social Ballroom Dance Parties in Pinehurst

Friday Night Social Party. Fun, friendly atmosphere! Newcomers to advanced dancers welcome!

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First Fridays On The Creston Wine Trail in Paso Robles

The Creston Wine Trail offers a full service wine country destination with wineries, olive oil tasting, lodging, restaurants and a country store/deli.

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Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market

The market specializes in locally hand-crafted items and seasonal local produce.

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Emerald Ash Borer in Fort Collins

This class will instruct participants on how to plan for, properly identify and determine treatment options for emerald ash borer.

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Mardi Gras Valentine’s Bash in Danville

Come and enjoy an authentic Cajun dinner, cash bar and silent auction!

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Art Walk in Columbia

he North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event — a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District.

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Friday Night Dance Parties in Charlottesville

Blue Light Ballroom hosts a dance party

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Triangle Food Tour in Chapel Hill

Walking Food Tour- Southern Part of Heaven and Paris of the Piedmont On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill & Carrboro

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#TBT Throwback Thursdays Food Truck Fest at Camarillo Ranch

Food Truck Fest at the Camarillo Ranch

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Local Pour Craft Beverage Tours in Bend

Your guide will provide insights into distillation and fermentation science, viticulture, and all things tasty.

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Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil.

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3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting in Athens

The Pine’s friends from Five Points Bottle Shop will be on hand with five wines to taste with snacks, and wine knowledge for those wanting to learn!

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Live Music in the Upper Wine Bar of the Belle Fiore Winery Wine Pavilion

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Live Music with Sons of Ralph in Asheville

Scully’s, in downtown Asheville NC, is the place to “Meet Your Friends”! Providing a casual and family friendly atmosphere, we serve fresh, local foods which are prepared daily.

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“The Road to Carnegie Hall” in Aiken

Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Recognized early for the outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice, as well as the ease and agility with which he sings, Ken’s career has taken many directions that include his current touring show, The Road to Carnegie Hall.

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St. George Art And Studio Tour

The new St. George / Art and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided weekend tour and celebration of the St George Art community! As part of a county-wide Art and Studio Tour season, it will run the 3rd week of the month, from Sept.-June.

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Reno Hot August Nights

Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night.

Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

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Prescott Free Naturalistic Walks!

Spark your “natural” curiosity with our trained volunteer Naturalists as they take you on a journey through the Central Arizona Highlands! Each FREE Walk can be up to 1 and a half hours long, and Naturalists can adapt walks to participant’s needs and desires.

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Charlottesville Italian Food Festival

Tavola’s Italian food & wine tasting festival (in the spirit of the street fairs of Poggio) will be a tribute to it’s “sister restaurant”  and feature dishes inspired by Chef Roberta Vivetta Cintelli’s residency. We will open up to the street in front of the restaurant and set up tasting stations for a convivial celebration of Italian culture.

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Columbia, Missouri Art District

The North Village Arts District is committed to the cross-pollination of art, audience, entertainment and community. The North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event — a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District.

There will be free entertainment and light refreshments.

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Bend, Oregon Concerts

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season of live music in Bend, Oregon

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Fall In Austin

The beautiful fall weather here in Austin beckons us outside to explore all of the city’s many parks and trails, followed by a stop by one of the many restaurants and cafes offering outdoor dining. Now is the time to meet up with friends and take in the fresh air because is doesn’t get any better than fall in Austin.

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Yoga Bend and Brew in Asheville

In effort not only to promote the GO LOCAL philosophy, but to bring yoga to beer lovers as well, we present Bend and Brew!

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Western Carolina State Fair

The Western Carolina State Fair is full of family fun!

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

This is the only beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.

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Sunflower Concert Series: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler in Athens

Drummer/percussionist Scott, an Athens resident who is world renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Jazz Brunch In Chapel Hill

Music on our lawn in Carrboro from 11 to 1pm on Sundays. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs.

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Pajama Party Movie Downtown in Paso Robles

Bring your PJ’s and enjoy an awesome movie.

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Camarillo Hospice Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook-off
PV Lions BBQ
Wine & Beer
Classic Car Display
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Premium Beer Garden
Fun & Games Zone for Kids

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A Twist of Lemmon at The Villages

Chris is an exceptional performer, actor and a classically trained musician.

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

Authentic Arizona Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone

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First Friday on the Farm in Fort Collins

Music, bikes, beers, and food trucks creating farm inspired dinners at Shire CSA the first Friday of the month

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Second Saturday Swing Dance near St. George

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance there are lessons held just before the dance.

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

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Reno Beer Crawl

It’s an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno.

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Downtown Reno Wine Walk

THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST!

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Asheville Goombay Festival

The City of Asheville ranks Goombay as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora.

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Sturgill Simpson in Charlottesville

Sturgill Simpson’s authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky.

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Taste of the New South in Pinehurst

We’ve put a new twist on our annual Labor Day Weekend Event!

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Summer Music Series featuring “The Tennessee Sheiks” in Maryville

“The Tennessee Sheiks” return for a summer concert blending Acoustic Swing, Jazz and Folk music.

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Poalillo Vineyards Summer Concerts in Paso Robles

ZZAH “Jazz In The Vines”

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Sole Mates Walkers at The Villages

Join this group to improve fitness, meet new friends and have fun while walking.

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Friday Night Live! At Main Gate Square in Tucson

Glen Gross & Raw Materials stages an exciting Summer Concert Series performance of contemporary jazz standards in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Free Tour of the Gardens on the Spring Creek in Fort Collins

Join a Garden Docent for an hour-long, guided tour of the Gardens on Spring Creek - the Fort Collins Botanic Garden.

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Washington County Fair at St. George

Bring the family and enjoy our county fair filled with entertainment, fair rides, vendors, and everything you look forward to at Fair time!

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4th Friday Art Walk in Prescott

Nestled in the mountains 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott is home to a multitude of artists who draw inspiration from each other and Prescott’s wonderful natural and historical surroundings.

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Columbia Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri!

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Traditional Session in Charlottesville

All are welcome…

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64th Senior Men’s North & South Amateur Championship in Pinehurst

The North & South Amateur Championship will put you through a complete test of skill. By the end of the championship, you will know that you have had to hit every shot. It’s just you, the golf course, and the guys you’re playing with. It is golf at its purest form.

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Lake Austin Hot Air Balloon Flyover

Watch dozens of hot air balloons float over Lake Travis in the early morning.

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live!

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The Ultimate Workout in Ashland

The Ultimate Workout About the workout: Boot camp is a challenging, fun and effective fitness program designed to deliver maximum results. We combine activities like push-ups, agility exercises,resistance training, abdominals, power squats, speed drills, obstacle courses and endurance challenges to create a fun and rewarding total body workout.

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9th-Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival

The Laugh Your Asheville Off festival has become one of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.

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Meet A Master Gardener in Aiken

Members of the Aiken County Master Gardeners will be on-hand to answer questions.

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Wine Down Wednesday in Chapel Hill

Featuring some of our talented staff members as well as other local acts. Stop by after work to Wine Down!

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Wings over Camarillo Airshow

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend.

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The Villages Wine Walk

Join your friends and neighbors for the 2015 The Villages Wine Walk on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Enjoy samplings of red and white wines as well as hors d’oeuvres while strolling the streets and businesses of Lake Sumter Landing.

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Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night in Tucson

Meet the creatures that wake up once the sun sets.  From bats, to owls, to kangaroo rats, these animals have evolved for nocturnal living at live animal presentations by Museum’s educators.

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Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square in St. George

Weekly farmers market featuring local seasonal farm fresh produce, food products and local artisans. Anything and everything handmade from Washington and Iron County.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.  The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show in Prescott

Whether you’re a member of the community or just visiting “Everybody’s Hometown” — the Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show is the place to be

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Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park.

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Fine Arts Blount for Adults in Maryville

Fine Arts Blount is offering Summer Art Camps for Adults! Why should kids have all the fun?

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Cheryl Cathcart: In a World of Horses Exhibit in Las Cruces

Thirty-two beautiful photographs of horses from the U.S. and Europe and featured in this show.

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Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city.

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Lawn Chair Theater: Back to the Future in Danville

Free family-friendly screening of Back to the Future at Constitution Square Park.

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups.

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Court Square Walking Tours in Charlottesville

Join ACHS for a stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

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Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street

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2015 LA Pine Frontier Days

Welcome you to our Annual 4th of July Celebration, a long tradition of the La Pine community. It is La Pine’s largest event and celebrates our heritage and unique character.

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

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4th of July Celebration in Ashland

Now over 100 years old, this celebration is what makes Ashland a “great small town to live in.”

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Ingles Independence Day Celebration in Asheville

Long considered one of the most respected artists working in Americana, bluegrass and country music, Lauderdale’s 2012 album, I’m A Song, featured an all-star cast including Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless and Buddy Miller. Lauderdale has written songs recorded by George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Blake Shelton and George Strait. Lauderdale has also collaborated with legends like Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello and Robert Hunter.

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Car Show in Aiken

This is a wonderful chance to come see some of Aiken’s beautiful classic cars.

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Eating in the Raw Club in the Villages

Demonstrating the preparation of a raw dish and share their healing journey using raw foods

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2nd Saturdays Downtown in Tucson

Family-friendly music festival held downtown

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Cars and Coffee in St. George

A monthly event for all collector car enthusiast!

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Red White and Tahoe Blue near Reno

Voted by MSNTravel.com and AOL.com as one of the “Top Ten 4th of July Festivals in America!”

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World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel.

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4th of July in Pinehurst

Celebrate our nation’s independence with activities for the whole family, for guests on our Fourth of July package!

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Concerts in the Park in Paso Robles

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park

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Brewery Yoga at FCB in Fort Collins

Practice yoga and enjoy a brew after!

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Arts N’ Ales at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Charlottesville

Wild Wolf Brewing Company is teaming up with local artists to give our guests the chance to take a piece of Virginia home with them.

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Jazz Brunch in Chapel Hill

Enjoy a free Jazz and bring your own brunch!

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival in Asheville

All participating breweries will bring their heartiest brews - many not usually available in North Carolina - for you to enjoy. Pair that with a hearty Southern-style spread and a live show by People’s Blues of Richmond and it’s a can’t-miss Saturday!

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Snorkeling at the Villages

Going on a cruise or to a resort close to warm water? Learn to snorkel! Explore the underwater world by snorkeling your way across the water.

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Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

Tucson becomes playground the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains.

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The Art Around the Corner in St. George

The Art Around the Corner Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts, enriching the community, and bringing fine arts to the heart of historic St. George.

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More Blog Posts

The Phoenix Symphony in Prescott

2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

Athens Welcome Center

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins in Asheville

Aiken Trials

The Explorers Club in Reno

MET Opera broadcast in Prescott

Social Ballroom Dance Parties in Pinehurst

First Fridays On The Creston Wine Trail in Paso Robles

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market