The top event in 2017 is not human-made, but celestial — a total solar eclipse. This spectacle has not been seen from coast to coast across America in 99 years.
Check out this heavenly sight, which you can see on Aug. 21, with the ideal location for viewing being nestled in the heart of western Kentucky, on our annual calendar, which also touts anniversaries, sports spectaculars and other festivities coming in the new year.
Jan. 21 to Feb. 19: San Francisco — Chinese New Year Festival and Parade. Year of the Rooster rouses revelers in Chinatown; chineseparade.com.
Feb. 5: Houston — Super Bowl LI. Gridiron gala, with Lady Gaga taking the snap at halftime; housuperbowl.com.
Feb. 11-25: Nice, France — Nice Carnival. A thousand dancers, singers and flower-tossers salute spring; nicecarnaval.com.
April 26-29: Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson International Mariachi Conference. Music and dance of Mexico, with mariachi and folklórico workshops; tucsonmariachi.org.
May 26 to June 4: Miami — World OutGames Miami. LGBTQI athletes from 32 countries go all out; outgames.org.
Aug. 3-6: Addison, Mich., to Gadsden, Ala. — World’s Longest Yard Sale. “The 127 Corridor Sale” offers back-road bargains across six states; 127sale.com.
Dates are subject to change. Always check in advance to confirm details.