We round up some of the top events in the month ahead from all over
We round up some top events in the upcoming month
Harvest on the Harbor Portland, ME October 22-25
Now in its seventh year, Harvest on the Harbor is one of the tastiest fall festivals in New England. The event brings outstanding chefs, vintners, and food and beverage producers together for a festival that invites epicureans from across the country to sample the burgeoning foodie scene of Portland – seafood, BBQ, wine, beer and more. Each event is ticketed, or for full enjoyment buy an all-access pass at $395.
For more information go visit harvestontheharbor.com.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, NM October 4 – 12
For nine days in October, New Mexico of giant balloons of all shapes ascend from Albuquerque’s 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. From modest beginnings in 1972, the Fiesta has grown to be the ballooning world’s premier event destination and a world class photo op. There’s food, music and plenty of fun with balloon races, magical nighttime displays and, of course, mass ascensions. You can even sign up to be part of a balloon chase crew, if you qualify.
Reggae Wine Festival Montego Bay, Jamaica October 18
The Jamaica Reggae Wine Festival Caribbean. Jamaican wine purveyors present vintage wines from all over the globe to both locals and visitors. The event offers up concerts of Jamaica’s special brand of music by top performers, a wine tasting and a fashion show, all held in settings meant to showcase the beautiful landscape of the island to the wider tourist market.
Find out more at jirwf.com
The Jazz Club Dinant, Belgium October 15-26, 2014
This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Belgium’s favorite son Adolphe Sax, father of the saxophone. In Brussels, the Musical Instruments Museum celebrates with a nearly year-long exhibit, Sax200. In Sax’s hometown of Dinant, in addition to the quadrennial Adolphe Sax International Competition, musicians narrate the history of the saxophone in the form of a concert in a replica of an intimate 1920’s jazz club. Jacques Mercier plays the part of the barman-storyteller.
For details go to visitbelgium.com.