Top Travel Events

By Anthony Vaarwerk

Anthony Vaarwerk, VRTG Travel Writer

Anthony Vaarwerk, VRTG Travel Writer

Tony Vaarwerk of Find Rentals offers you these amazing special events all over the country. If you are interested in any of these specialty areas, enhance your experience with some of these fun and fabulous events!  These are examples of annual events and each year the dates change slightly, For a complete calendar of travel events, go to Find Rentals Events Section.


South Dakota Special Olympics
Terry Peak, South Dakota

This South Dakota Special Olympic regional qualification event is for participants earning their place in the Special Olympic Finals.   Participant age ranges from 7 to 70.  Spectators are Welcome.

Romp to Stomp
Frisco, Colorado

Celebrating 12 Years of Romping!

Strap on your snowshoes for the Colorado Romp to Stomp in Frisco, Colorado  –a fun, family-friendly snowshoe event that is truly in a class of its own! Try Tubbs Snowshoes on our beautiful snowshoe trails, take photos in our photo booth, pick up fun swag, enjoy FREE breakfast, high-five our fun-loving mascot TubbScout and spend a morning in the great outdoors with hundreds of your soon-to-be friends. Earn the chance to take home some awesome gear and prizes by helping Tubbs raise funds for Susan G. Komen®. Romp to Stomp participants come in all ages, genders and sizes, from the first time snowshoer to the weekend snowshoe warrior, we all have one end goal in mind – to enjoy our winter!

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Masses of people line Main Street each year to get a glimpse of a magical parade that can only be experienced and not described. The parade begins promptly at 9:00 am, but parade goers rise earlier to patron Main Street establishments in search of warm delights to keep their appetites at bay during the parade. If a grand parade wasn’t enough, waiting at the end of Main Street is a festival you will not want to miss.  Over 125 vendors will display their arts and crafts.  Food vendors and Main Street businesses will have a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy.  Two stages of continuous live entertainment will keep the Irish spirit in you all day.  Bring the “wee” ones to enjoy the children’s area that is chocked full of rides and games for all ages.

A Mountain Quiltfest
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Folk art appreciators and quilters of all levels attend this annual event, which draws crowds of up to 20,000 people into Pigeon Forge. Instructors, vendors and sponsors from all over the country will be on hand to answer all your quilt-related questions. Additionally, visitors can observe a special showing of quilted items and see method demonstrations. Professional and amatuer quilters will have a chance to compete for more than $18,000 in cash and prizes to be given away during the Mountain Quiltfest event.

North Lake Tahoe Wedding Faire
Truckee, California

Enjoy raffle prizes and gift giveaways. There will be dj’s and musicians, photo booths, beauty, cakes and bakers, florists, photographers, transportation, lodging, coordinators, planners and much much more.

Chocolate Classic
Union Pier, Michigan

The 4th Annual Harbor Country Chocolate Classic includes ice-sculpting, sleigh rides and creative activities for all ages. Culinary venues will offer everything from chocolate-chip pancakes, hand-made truffles, and chocolate-covered bacon, to chocolate-enhanced wine and locally brewed specialty beer – with the key ingredient of chocolate of course! Chocolate Classic retailers entice shoppers with specials on chocolate-hued items including jewelry, glass, furniture and more. Visitors can also win special prizes by participating in various chocolate-themed guessing games!

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

The two-day event begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida on Feb. 21, and concludes with a Grand Tasting and Auction the following day, Feb. 22. The Grand Tasting features gastronomic delights from more than a dozen of the region’s finest chefs along with signature wines from California, Oregon and other popular European wine regions. Proceeds benefit the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

Truckee, California

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe’s numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there’s plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe’s fine restaurants and lively establishments.