Summer Festival Guide
Vermont Festival of the Arts: Visit the studios of dozens of local artists and attend concerts by the likes of the Vermont Philharmonic. Mad River Valley, VT.; August 1st – September 6th 800-517-4247 vermontatfest.com.
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: This year’s inaugural concerts, on July 19th and 20th, feature works by Caplet and Debussy with narration by actress Claire Bloom. Santa Fe, NM.; July 19th – August 24th 888-221-9836 santafechambermusic.com
All Points West Music $ Arts Festival: Only in its second year, this thriving newcomer will showcase rockers from the Beastie Boys to Coldplay and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, on a grassy site with rare Manhattan views. Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.; July 31st – August 2nd apwfestival.com.
Food & Wine
The Edible Garden: The New York Botanical Garden is holding an 11-week-long celebration of edible plants and local food, with gardening demonstrations and lectures by celebrity chefs such as Lidia Bastianich. Bronx, NY.; through September 13th 713-817-8700 nybg.org.
Festival Del Sole: California wine country’s top summer festival, which takes place at venues throughout Napa, combines classical music, including a recital by Renee Fleming with wine tastings. Napa Valley, CA.; July 17th – 25th 888-337-6272 fdsnapa.org.