Food and Wine on Pine
Anna Maria Island, FL
The 4th Annual Food and Wine on
Pine event is a culinary and cultural experience held on historic Pine Avenue in
Wine enthusiasts will enjoy sampling
more than 30 different varietals of wine,
along with fabulous food from over 25 independently owned area restaurants.
Local musicians add to the festivities
by performing period music ranging from
classical to folk to bluegrass to pop. More
than 40 juried artists will display their
work and demonstrate art techniques on
the porches along Pine Avenue. Young local artists will showcase their talent in the
Children’s Artist Tent.
This special event features the very best
food, wine, music, and art that Anna Maria Island has to offer.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
The 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival
is the second largest jazz festival in the
United States. Jazz buffs enjoy first-rate
performances in multiple venues throughout downtown Jacksonville.
In addition to the musical performances, the festival also hosts wine tasting, Art in the Heart of Downtown art
show, the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and Round Midnight Jam Session.
The line-up for the 2014 festival has
not yet been announced, but previous
years have included great artists such
as Miles Davis, George Benson, Diane
Schuur, Branford Marsalis, Count Basie
Orchestra, and Diana Krall.
It’s not surprising that the Jacksonville
Jazz Festival is considered by many jazz
aficionados to be one of the best.
2014 Biltmore Blooms Festival
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Starting on the first day of spring, Biltmore celebrates the legacy of Frederick
Law Olmsted and his final project: George
Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens.
At the spectacular Festival of Flowers,
you’ll experience an explosion of vibrant
floral color: 75,000 tulips blooming across
the estate, orchids, golden yellow daffodils,
rhododendron, a 20-acre azalea garden,
and 250 varieties of roses.
Inside the Biltmore House, enjoy an
opulent display of potted tropical plants
and lavish flowers, along with live music
in the Winter Garden and the Conservatory. Daily gardening seminars take place
at the extraordinary Walled Garden.
Immerse yourself in the amazing gar-
den artistry and lush landscapes at the
majestic Biltmore Estate.
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