4. Copenhagen Cooking – August 19-28
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For ten days, the festival will be serving up dishes that range from impromptu “taste happenings” on the city’s trains to three-course meals at some of the world’s best restaurants, at some of their lowest prices.
Just being in Copenhagen during the festival may bring a sense of gastronomic participation. One of the highlights of last year’s program was the serving of “an edible portrait of Copenhagen” on the city’s Metro. If that’s not enough, foodies of all ages can learn about raw ingredients at a “foodcamp.”
5. San Francisco Pride – June 25-26
It’s difficult to imagine that San Francisco Pride began 41 years ago as a small gathering of 30 people in Golden Gate Park. Today, the world’s largest gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their supporters draws over 1.2 million attendees for two days of parades, performances, and revelry.
Check out the action at the Sundance Saloon for a country western-themed night of two-stepping, waltz, swing, and line dancing. Don’t forget the endless options to shake your booty at loads of electronica dance parties. The sporty can register for the Pride Run through Golden Gate Park, starting and ending at the Polo Fields. And even families may want to stop by for some socializing at the annual Mamas & Papas Pride Potluck Brunch.