BY Kathleen Roberts |

Summer Festival Guide

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
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
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
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
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