We are right in the middle of the heady days of summer and with July comes a calendar packed with goings-ons. So whether you’re looking to hit the links, enjoy al fresco cocktail hour or take in some mountain music, we’re got events across the country that will keep you entertained all month long.
Enjoy two days of local musicians and wine tastings from 10+ Ohio-based wineries at the Western Reserve Historical Society Music in the Valley Folk and Wine Festival on July 14th through the 15th from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. In addition to the music and wine tastings, guests are invited to tour the Hale Farm & Village exhibits, enjoy the many food vendors and sit in on wine education seminars.
Located just 30 minutes from busling Denver lies the bucolic town of Evergreen where the Evergreen Jazz Festival takes place over there days from July 27th to July 29th. Hearalded as “the best jazz festival anywhere,” this showcase features word-class talent, in five distinctive intimate venues and a gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting. Eighty hours of great, live jazz are on tap, plus delicious food and drink, for a rare, intimate traditional jazz experience.
FORT WORTH, Texas
Come celebrate the dog days of summer during a screening of the family favorite Homeward Bound on July 12th at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The lawn opens at 6:00 PM and the reels will roll at 8:00 PM. Prior to the movie enjoy food trucks and canine-themed outdoor activities on the lawn. All dogs are welcome.
HUNT COUNTRY, VIRGINIA
On Monday, July 9th at 11:00 it’s tee time for Sprout on the Green Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Held at River Creek Club along the picturesque Potomac River, guests will enjoy 18-holes of playful competition, great food and bountiful prizes and raffle, all while supporting students at Sprout Therapeutic Riding & Education Center. The tournament also includes a goody bag, BBQ lunch, complimentary beverage cart throughout the course, dinner and awards.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
In its 14th year, the Targhee Fest taking place at the Grand Targhee Resort, July 13th to July 15th, celebrates the musical spirit that exists in the shadows of the majestic Teton Mountains. Three days of great music, food and culture can be enjoyed in luxury. Accommodations are available at the resort, as well as lift-serviced hiking and biking, fine dining and full-service shopping. Of course, if you prefer roughing it, camping is an option, too.
Skywatchers alert! On July 31st the red planet will make its closest approach to Earth. Get an up close view of the giant planet during the Deering Estate Mars Watch event that evening from 7:30 – 9:30 PM. The Southern Cross Astronomical Society will have telescopes on hand for the best views.
Head on over to the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens on July 19th from 5pm-10pm for the Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl. The evening includes a walking tour through the beautiful summer gardens, complete with an outdoor art exhibition, food trucks, full-bars, live music and lawn games.
WASHINGTON, D.C. & BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Naturally, the July 4th parade and fireworks display on the National Mall in our nation’s capital is a big to do. But if you’re looking for something dialed down a little bit, but not too much, check our fireworks in either Annapolis or Baltimore, M.D. In Annapolis, the parade starts at 6:30 PM and fireworks start at 9:15 at the Annapolis City Dock. Starting at 9:30 PM the display in Baltimore can be viewed from several locations in downtown and surround areas. Our personal favorite is grabbing a breezy high point in Federal Hill.