For the Festival
Collected by Lauren Nicholl
Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Grachtenfestival is a week-long outdoor classical music festival held every August in Amsterdam. World-famous musicians, ensembles and new talent perform in locations around the city. The festival's grand finale, the free Prinsengracht Concert, is...
Carrowbeg, Co. Mayo, Ireland
I was on holidays in Ireland late June through early July last year (2012) and ended up getting together with friends from all over at the Westport Music and Food Festival in County Mayo. The grounds of Westport House made an ideal setting, right...
2487 AZ-287, Casa Grande, AZ 85194, USA
Thousands of gourds came to life at the Tenth Annual Running of the Gourds in Casa Grand, AZ in February 2013. Artists from all over the country displayed their artistry. Many beautiful works of art were on display, music entertained you at...
Sandu, Qiannan, Guizhou, China
The air smelled of wet earth, cotton candy and fried pork as we waded through mud to help celebrate the Duan festival in Longtai. Children laughed and jumped in the inflatable tent, and the adults lifted their voices in warning when a water...
198 Rue Beauvoisine, 76000 Rouen, France
In 1872, Claude Monet painted "Impression, Sunrise" (above) depicting the early morning fog in Le Havre’s harbor on Normandy’s coast, about 2 hours north of Paris. Sunrise gave birth to Impressionism. Following a successful debut in 2010, the...
Borrego Springs, CA 92004, USA
During the month of March, when folks from around the world are flocking to Anza Borrego desert to view gorgeous desert wildflowers, many may not realize until they drive through Borrego Springs that an art show is going on. The Circle of Art...
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust. For my inaugural highlight on AFAR, I am starting with my wife's favorite quote, and a local sight in Chicago. Sometimes people feel they...
Estrada Nacional 247, Km 49,4, 2655-319 Ericeira, Portugal
Every year for one weekend in summer the Ericeira Camping hosts an awesome reggae music festival. The dates of the following one are 27th to the 30th of June and if you are in or near to Portugal and are into the reggae vibes then this music...
52429, Grožnjan, Croatia
Every July and August, the artsy town of Groznjan swells with visitors who come for classical music concerts and the annual Jazz Is Back festival, held July 13 through August 3 this year. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue. Image:...
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