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What’s Hot: Summer Festivals in Stylish Resort Towns

Samantha Brooks

La Dolce Vita
Hawaii
June 11–16, 2013
Hualalai Resort, the residential community associated with the nearby Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island’s Kona-Kohala Coast, will host this six-day celebration of the sweet life with cooking classes, culinary demonstrations, and dinners. The event will be co-hosted by Steve and Chrystal Clifton, owners of Palmina winery in Lompoc, Calif., and partners of Brewer-Clifton wines. Tickets range from $39 to $135 for various events.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, 808.325.8000, www.fourseasons.com/hualalai

Park City Food & Wine Classic
Park City, Utah
July 10–14, 2013
More than 100 winemakers, chefs, breweries, distilleries, and local artisans will come together for this five-day event, which takes place at venues throughout the city, from ranches to resorts. When the hikes, bike rides, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and seminars are over, the Montage Deer Valley will host a closing party featuring highly rated international and domestic wines, cocktails by master mixologists, and various culinary delights. Tickets range from $55 to $175.
Park City Food & Wine Classic, 877.328.2783, www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com

Festival del Sole
Napa Valley, Calif.
July 12–21, 2013
Some of Napa’s most beautiful wineries and private homes host this 10-day festival of music, dance, theater, art, wine, and food. Highlights will include the Founders Dinner on July 11 at the Wappo Hill estate; the Art and Wine Reception on July 19 at the Napa Valley Museum; a Gatsby-style, Lokoya-hosted gala on July 14 at Meadowood; and an outdoor concert by Grammy-winning singer Jessye Norman on July 20 at Far Niente winery. Ticket prices start at $39 for individual events and rise to $7,500 for a 10-day VIP pass.
Festival del Sole, 888.337.6272, www.festivaldelsole.org

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