These 5 Outdoor Events Need to Be on Your 2022 Calendar

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A spike in Omicron cases has put a temporary hold on some indoor events, but outdoor events still have the green light. To beat the winter blues, head somewhere warm for one of 2022’s biggest outdoor events. Here are five you need to check out.

Fort Myers Scavenger Hunts

This January, outdoor events company Let’s Roam has planned a scavenger hunt around Fort Myers, Florida. Traverse the city, walking from landmark to landmark, uncovering clues, solving riddles, answering trivia, and completing photo challenges. Download the app and get started. Along the way, you might learn something.

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco

Chinese New Year falls on February 1, 2022. But if you want to properly usher in the Year of the Tiger, get to San Francisco by February 19 when the Chinese New Year Parade will take over city streets. It’s the largest Chinese New Year’s celebration outside of Asia, according to the tourism board, and traces its history back to 1860. Make sure to sample authentic Chinese cuisine at the Community Street Fair and take in intoxicating aromas at the Flower Market Fair.

South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Miami

Head to Miami from February 24 to 27 to put your toes in the sand while sampling dishes and drink pairings from over 400 culinary experts. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival has been running for over 20 years and attracts celebrities with a fondness for gastronomy. Keep your eyes peeled for Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and TV personality Guy Fieri at this year’s event.

Mardi Gras Carnival, New Orleans

Get your beads out; Mardi Gras is around the corner. This year, the Mardi Gras Carnival runs from January to March, highlighting colorful costumes and lively music. With a 300-year history, the carnival is worth traveling for. If you want to be there for the carnival’s climax—the world famous parade—book your ticket to New Orleans for March 1, Fat Tuesday and the final day of Mardi Gras.

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