Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Celebrations Around the World
January 18 – 28: Sundance Film Festival, Park City Utah
Love film? This one’s for you. The largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance showcases the world’s most innovative films in a setting that’s truly inspiring as well.
February 4: Super Bowl LII, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Experience the thrill and excitement of the 2017-18 NFL season’s culminating game. The winners of the AFC and NFC will go helmet-to-helmet in the brand-new US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
February 9 – 25: Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, South Korea
Athletes from 84 nations (and counting) will compete in the Winter Olympics in 15 sports at Pyeongchang 2018. There will be 102 events in all, including first-ever face-offs in big air snowboarding and mixed doubles curling.
February 13: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana
Can’t make it to the Big Easy on Fat Tuesday? No worries, Mardi Gras parades begin rolling through city streets in January, culminating in five-day extended weekends of non-stop carnival revelry that dates back to the 1730’s.
March 15 – 19: St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin Ireland
Get a proper view of Irish cultural and religious history of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Be sure to take in the parade followed by a night of pub-crawling. Then enjoy your stay and visit all of the historical sites that Ireland has to offer.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo, Puebla, Mexico
Celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the site of the battle in Puebla, Mexico. Historical reenactments, a parade, and a colorful festival bring together artists, musicians, and dancers from all over the world.
July 2 – 15: Wimbledon, London, England
Founded in 1877, the world’s oldest tennis tournament takes to the outdoor grass courts in England. In addition to cheering on the world’s best players, you may spot a few high-profile patrons or members of the royal family.
September 15 – 30: Octoberfest, Munich Germany
Raise a toast to Bavarian cultural at the world’s largest festival, celebrated here since 1810. A permanent fixture on Munich’s fall calendar, it draws more than six million beer lovers from around the world for more than two weeks of celebration.
Keeping it LOCAL! Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, LLC, located on the corner of 2nd & Lombard in Beaverton, has become the ‘go to’ travel agency for all occasions. Ask about our Travel Layaway plans. For more information or to book your next trip, contact Joyce at www.sunconnections.com or call 503-655-4850