DISCOVER AMER­ICA

2019 prom­ises a year of cel­e­bra­tions in Amer­ica and there’s no short­age of ways to join in the fun.

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine - - Table Of Contents - BY JOSEPHINE MATYAS

What bet­ter way to start the year than with a look at 2019’s cal­en­dar of spe­cial events and an­niver­saries? There are par­ties and galas as well as the buzz and ac­tion of car­a­vans and fes­ti­vals. Whether it’s the fo­cus of va­ca­tion time or a pleas­ant bonus to other plans, there’s no short­age of ways to join a cel­e­bra­tion.

Across the U.S., Corvette en­thu­si­asts can join the 2019 Corvette Car­a­van. In late Au­gust, Corvette en­thu­si­asts will gather around the coun­try to form road trip car­a­vans of the clas­sic cars to Bowl­ing Green, Ken­tucky, to cel­e­brate the 25th an­niver­sary of the Na­tional Corvette Mu­seum. In Ari­zona and New Mex­ico, the car­a­van will travel along some of the most scenic stretches of the two states. corvet­te­car­a­van.com/az-nm

July 20 marks the 50th an­niver­sary of man’s first land­ing on the moon. In Flagstaff, Ari­zona, the Lu­nar Le­gacy cel­e­brates Flagstaff’s sci­en­tific con­tri­bu­tions to the Apollo lu­nar mis­sions. In Colorado, Apol­lopalooza 2019

will mark the oc­ca­sion at the Wings Over the Rock­ies Air and Space Mu­seum in Den­ver (July 13–20). At the Kennedy Space Cen­ter, along the Space Coast in Florida, an Apollo Cel­e­bra­tion Gala will be held un­der the Apollo Saturn V Rocket (lim­ited tick­ets). flagstaf­fari­zona.org/lu­narlegacy; wingsmu­seum.org; apol­lo­cel­e­bra­tiongala.com

They’ll be rolling in on two wheels for the 78th An­niver­sary of Bike Week in Day­tona Beach, Florida. Held from March 8–17, Bike Week is the world’s largest mo­tor­cy­cle event. of­fi­cial­bike­week.com/event-de­tail/78thanniver­sary-of-bike-week-2019/

Fans from around the gal­axy gather in Las Ve­gas to cel­e­brate the 25th an­niver­sary of Star Trek at the 2019 Of­fi­cial Star Trek Con­ven­tion (July 31–Au­gust 4). cre­atio­nent.com

The Myr­tle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally draws more than 275,000 peo­ple to the Grand Strand of South Carolina (May 10– 19). The bi-an­nual event has been held since 1940 and rid­ers come to the coast to ride, en­joy the shore­line, meet old friends and make new ones. myrtle­beach­bike­week.com

The com­ple­tion of the Transcon­ti­nen­tal Rail­road hap­pened in Utah on May 10, 1869, and Spike 150 is or­ga­nized to part­ner with all those cel­e­brat­ing the 150-year an­niver­sary of the Golden Spike cer­e­mony in Utah. Spe­cial events, in­clud­ing the world’s largest steam lo­co­mo­tive, will be held at the Golden Spike Na­tional His­toric Site on May 10 to 11. spike150.org

In Min­neapo­lis, the NCAA Men’s Fi­nal Four Min­neapo­lis will be held from April 6–8 at the U.S. Bank Sta­dium and other lo­ca­tions. fi­nal­four­min­neapo­lis.com

In Mas­sachusetts, the 25th an­niver­sary of the Cider­days Fes­ti­val is an an­nual com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion of all things ap­ple with tours, ci­der­mak­ing, tast­ings and work­shops in or­chards and venues. cider­days.org

In the charm­ing town of Wil­liamstown in the stun­ning Berk­shires in Western Mas­sachusetts, the Wil­liamstown Theatre Fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate its 65th year in 2019. wt­fes­ti­val.org

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