Sure, it might be snowing today in our hometown of Park City, UT, but that doesn’t mean we’re not dreaming of sunny days, warm evenings, cold drinks, and fab times with friends and family!
With summer just around the corner in most parts of the country and things heating up in our desert locales, we thought we’d kick off the season with a list of some of our favorite annual festivals! What better way to spend a fantastic day in the sun than with food and the hottest music? Explore 5 of our favorite festivals you shouldn’t miss!
Palm Springs, CA – April
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most loved music and arts events in the US today. For a serious music lover, this is a must attend event. Dance to top names in music and experience incredible interactive art installations! Coachella features various genres of music, including rock, indie, hip-hop, and dance. Enjoy some unbelievable food that is only surpassed by the amazing musical line up and interact with featured one-of-a-kind art like nothing you have ever seen.
Palm Springs, CA – April
Right after the excitement of Coachella comes the best country music festival around, Stagecoach! Enjoy amazing food, micro brews and the top names hitting the country music charts. Take in the surrounding mountain views while listening to your favorite country stars and make sure you attend the favorite hot spots like the Honkytonk Dance Hall and Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse.
California Wine Country – May
If you’re a wine connoisseur, lover of music, and food enthusiast, this event is for you. BottleRock Napa Valley blends music, food, brews, and wine from dozens of local vineyards with some of the biggest names in music. Explore the carefully selected menu of offerings reflective of the vibrant culinary scene, with a variety of delicious bites from many of the area’s finest chefs and restaurateurs. Come and be amazed by the wealth of incredible wines from some of the most heralded producers in the world.
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Maui, Hawaii – June
The Maui Film Festival features the best showcase of cinema on the islands and embodies Maui island culture with relaxed elegance. This event provides ample opportunity to stargaze Hollywood elite, enjoy the Celestial Cinema, experience outdoor screenings on Wailea’s Blue Course, and sample from three different food festivals: Taste of Summer, Taste of Chocolate, and Taste of Wailea. Don’t miss this must attend island event.
Park City, UT – June
One of Park City’s most loved events, Savor the Summit is a foodie’s dream and a must attend event for any dedicated food lover. Join others as you sit at a dining table in the middle of Park City’s downtown Historic Main Street. Enjoy a beautiful multi-course menu from your favorite restaurant in the beautiful sunset mountain atmosphere. Continue the party long into the evening with the excitement of live music and entertainment.