World Events and Festivals

– For more regional events – refer to official ‘tourism websites’
– For Australian events – refer to ‘official tourism websites’ and ‘regional reference’


Note many events are livestreamed online via youtube or Facebook

Metropolitan or Regional events – Refer to official tourism websites – events sections


Event elements:
Event sponsor activities and curated events
Event app – event summaries
Event location maps

Types of Events (Ideas)

Animal pet expo – Cat / Dog
Art Festivals (Including artworks on loan from international museums) –
Arts festival – city titled (eg Melbourne festival, Adelaide festival)
Art and design residencies
Artistic events – sketching, drawing
Art or design Biennales / Triennals
Art exhibition
Art – Open Studios
Art prizes – works exhibiting
Arts festival awards – innovation, emerging
Arts / Street arts festivals

Art residencies – writing, acting, performance

Association Hall of fame event
Astronomy events
Awards ceremonies (Industry)
– Professional associations
– Company / organisation awards
– Awards after parties- hosted by magazines, media agencies, products or venues

Bookstore events – talks and signings
Banking and corporate sponsored/supported events
Category / product sponsored meetups
Charity oriented events – Charity gala dinner, appeals or telephons

Congresses
Comic con event
Cruise ship event

Cruise – music festival on the cruise – with musical acts and performers.
Cultural festivals
Dance Championships / festivals
Design Festivals and awards
Diplomatic type / Global issues / United Nations / Youth summits

Event live sites – squares, shopping centres and precincts
Family and Relative events – Inc Weddings, Funerals, Engagements, Religious ceremonies, anniversaries, seasonal festivities, birthdays etc

Family fun day – Company /daycare /business / government dept
Fashion shows – Locations: boat, residence, designer homes, shopping centres etc
Fashion shows – Individual Designer label shows , Fashion festivals, fashion installations, Fashion industry associations and more
Festive season / Christmas events – Christmas parties – held by work places, industry organisations, Ball, Parades, retail sales, Music concerts and more
Fireworks festivals / display events
Flashmobs
Food and Wine festivals
Food championship awards (per food type)
Food (Specific) festivals
Food – Gin festival
Food truck festivals
Fringe festivals
Gardens – Open Gardens
Harvest produce or gardens festivals – Spring and Autumn (Fall)
Hotel Events (Art hosting and music)
Home / Property – Open for inspections / events
Magazine – Events, conferences and more.
Music Festivals
Music Weeks (Local and International)
Newspaper – Public events and also members only events
Lego event and exhibition
Light and sound installations or projections
Live Music or Jazz Club Venue / Bar / Lounge
Livestreaming – Online – Various events
Live stream (On Youtube, Facebook etc) – Event and music festivals
Live site / Public location – Live video viewing
Lounge / club events
Magazine events – gala event / awards / occasions
Movie Premiere events
National park / Parks – learning / astrnonomy events
National celebrations / independence / Cultural days
Shopping festivals
Party – Cocktail / social party
Pet associations / events
Photography festival, photofair, contests and exhibitions
Produce auctions – flowers
Product / retail– curated / sponsored events or music concerts or series
Pubs (Locals) / Hotels / Bistros – Live site of events
– Watch Football matches

Wellness festivals
Charity running events (city)
International Charity fundraising events – cycling, running – across a country or multiple nations
Radio – Events,Radiothon
Retail – Company Birthday
Retail – Store launches
Retail – Shopping centre or precinct events – supporting a major event or promotions
Retail – Instore celebrity appearances
Concerts – Radio organised musical singers private events

Social media based events
Sporting – International sporting team exhibition or international friendly matches
Sporting – international sporting meets / tournaments / charity matches
Sporting – Local / State / federal sporting tournament / meet or championships – usually held in major arenas or the sporting types state or federal sporting centre.

Summit (political, UN or other genre)
School events – fetes, plays
University events
Shopping centre events
TV show pre-screening / Events
TV / Media film studios
TV / media – Public notable locations
Music – Band / performer contest and free concert

Theatre / musical acts – spontaneous musical location play

World fitness / marathons / running charity events
Book / media / Literature / publishing fairs and festivals
Festival elements – Festival gala night and Opening night
Food festivals
Public exercise
Museum – Public classes, cultural events, discovery sessions
Arts festivals
Symposium
Biennale / Triennale (Art)
Tech / entrepreneurial festivals
Travel agency – events, talks and cultural experience sessions
Photo expos / exhibitions
Stamp expo
Pin expo

Restaurant, bar or lounge launch / event

School – Primary school / secondary school art show
School – Fete / school festival

Sporting Games / tournaments – Profession or industry
Sporting games / tournaments – Defence force
Sporting Games / tournaments – Teachers
Sporting Games / Tournaments – Teams, events and multi university sporting games
Sporting Games / Tournaments – Corporate
Sporting – Professional finals or seasons
Sporting events and arenas
-corporate boxes or premium seating
-corporare marquees

Swimming centre – events and concerts

Theatre – show opening night, red carpet and gala

Tourism promotion – installations, competitions and giveaways
Airlines promotion – installations, competitions and giveaways

Technology / start up / hack events
Hobby and craft (type) expos
Open Gardens and garden festivals
World food championships
– Pizza (Parma, Italy)
Trade only shows – various sectors such as tech, food, gifts, etc – (usually held in convention and exhibition centres)
Royal Family events (countries)
Art event s – Museum linked
Art events – Rural art
Wildflower festivals and blooms
Writers festivals (Metropolitan and regional)
University Open days and University events (talks, workshops, events and more)
University – Social club excursions / society events and more

Viewing parties / screenings
Yacht Race Week or event or regatta

Arcade games centre
Art – Gallery events – Exhibition opening and gala
Art – Gallery events – Introduction talk
Art – Sculpture walk / trail
Arts – Theatre (Indoors and outdoors)
Book launch
Celebrity appearances
Engagement
Exhibition – Wellness events
Fashion / Store – Popup
Food – Degustation / tastings
Food – festivals
Food – Long Lunches / Picnics
Food – Manufacturing tours
Food – Masterclasses / Demonstrations
Hens / bucks nights
Horse – Polo events
Horse racing event / carnival
International talent – appearance or private classes – eg Dance
Karaoke
Library events
Movie red carpet events
Music – Concert singer
Music launch
Party – Era theme
Retail – Garage sales
Seasonal – Autumn (Fall) festivals
Seasonal – Spring festivals
Seasonal – Summer festivals
Seasonal – Winter festivals

Shopping centre activities and events
Special interest societies / clubs – craft, pets, animals, cars

Sporting – Cycling tours (professional races)
Sporting – Fitness endurance events – Tough mudder / Spartan race
Sporting – Runs / Marathons / Fun runs
Sporting championships
Television show – Taping
Virtual reality centre
Wedding
Halloween events – organised or street based
Ball
Celebrity meet and greet
Concert meet and greet
Radio based event

Vintage markets and centres
Markets and products – swap meet – mixed or product specific
Red carpet events
Music awards
Art – Life drawing
Art popup
Art residency
Cultural and language immersion days
Day of the dead events
Horse racing
Language classes
Oration events
Outdoor exhibition
Social brunch, lunch or dinner


World National and Public Holidays

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Country and city event listings

Official country and city tourism websites from the respective tourism or government authority, have a great deal of event listings and information relating to the cultural, artistic and festival landscape in the location you wish to travel to. Please refer to the ‘Official tourism authorities / offices‘ page where selected official travel sites from the city or country are listed. Within each website, they have a page called ‘events‘ (or similarly titled page) where it will list down the upcoming events.

For detailed Melbourne events, also see the ‘Melbourne – Victoria‘ page and look for the ‘events’ sections. (Use Cntrl + F for easy search functionality).

Other sources / hosts of events worldwide can include:
– Radio station networks (Often host Halloween, music and themed events)
– Newspapers (Local and state)
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Events / Festival Portals

Sources:
– Newspaper
– Magazines

Sites:

** Biennial / Triennial Foundation (Worldwide) – Portal – http://www.biennialfoundation.org/

Facebook – Events – https://www.facebook.com/events/
– Subscribe to page events for regular new event posts

Annual music concerts and music:

Wikipedia – 2015 Concert tours – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2015_concert_tours
Wikipedia – 2015 Concert tours – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2016_concert_tours
Wikipedia – 2016 in Music- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2016_in_music

  • World Fashion festivals (The big 4) Calendar – http://fashionweekonline.com/calendar
    – The order of the festivals are: New York > London > Milan > Paris. One week (after each other) in each of the locations, with the fashion festival dates set by the fashion show overall industry body – determined by the starting date of New York fashion festival.

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Events and festival packages

Student Flights – Event and festivals packagaes – http://www.studentflights.com.au/events-and-festivals/


Notable World festivals and events

(month by month – Alphabetically Ordered within the month (Not by day)


Improvisation and spontaneous events

Improvisation and spontaneous events

Portal:
Improv everywhere – http://improveverywhere.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/ImprovEverywhere/videos

Notable events:
International pillow fight day (3 April) – http://pillowfightday.com/
Melbourne Zombie Shuffle – https://www.facebook.com/melbournezombieshuffle/
Solar Impulse (around the world flight) – http://www.solarimpulse.com/

Types:
Beach inflatables
Choreographed dance / singing / music in public places
Colour powder fights
Costume meetups
Dancing
Fashion walks
No pants days / meetups
Pillow fights
Pranks
Protests
Santa meet ups
Undie runs
Water flights


International observed days

– Most reflected in United Nations observed days
– Includes health condition awareness week (per country)

Portal:
** List of International observances – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_International_observances
UNESCO – International days – http://en.unesco.org/celebrations/international-days
UNESCO – Events – http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/all-events/
UN International – Days, weeks, decades, years, UN anniversaries – http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/united-nations-observances/index.html and UN International days – http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-days/
United Nations – International years – http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-years/
UN Meetings and events – http://www.un.org/en/sections/general/meetings-and-events/index.html
Wikipedia – United Nations Days – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:United_Nations_days

** Charity and causes days – awareness days – https://www.givenow.com.au/whatson

Specific days (Notable):
Animal Day
Australian mental health day – R U OK day – 8th September
Ballet Day
Earth – April 22 – http://www.earthday.org/
Europe (5 may – council of Europe and 9 may European union)
Happiness (UN International day of)- 20 March – http://www.dayofhappiness.net/
Humanitarian Day- 19 August
Peace 19 September
Mental health day (October 10) – https://1010.org.au/
Museum – may 18

Migratory bird – 10 may – http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org
Naidoc Week (Indigenous Australia Week) –
Wellness day – 11 June
United nations day (Oct 24)
Cancer day – february 4
Champagne day – Oct 21
Childrens day – 25 October -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Day
Citizen
Clean up Australia day – March 5 – http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/
Earth hour – March 25
Entrepreneurs’ Day – August 21
Entrepreneurship Week – November –
Environment – 5th June
Fairtrade – 14th May
Food – 16 October
Harmony day – Australia – March 21
Humanitarian Day – August 19th
Indigenous people
International day for the elimination of racial discrimination – March 21
Immunisation Week
Kidney Day – March 9
Literacy day
Mental health day – October 10
National close the gap day – March 16
Neighbourhood house week
Oceans – June 8
Orangutan day – August 19
Peace – 21 September
Philosophy Day
Photography day – August 19
Piano day – March 29
Press freedom –
Religion day – January 15
Safety and Health at Work(day)
Social work day – 21 march
Tapas –
Teachers Day (5 October) –
Toilet day –
Tourism day – 27 september – hbttp://www.wtd.unwto.org
Volunteer week
Water – 22 March
Wellness day –
Wildlife day – 3 March – http://www.wildlifeday.org/
World Cities day – 31 Oct
Womens – March 8
– Concert, rally, lecture, lunch

Yoga day – 21 June
Youth Day – 12 August


Monthly – Frequent


January

  • Blacks and Whites Festival (Blancos y Negros Carnaval) – Pasto, Colombia (2 – 7 January)
  • Bpm festival – Electronic music festival – playa del carmen, mexico (Mid January)

  • Cartagena International Music Festival – Cartagena, Colombia (Early January)
  • Ces tech expo (Consumer tech expo) – Las vegas, Nevada, United States (Early January) – http://www.ces.tech/

    Dolomites Balloon festival – Dolomites , South Tyrol, Italy (Early January) – http://www.balloonfestival.it/en/visitors.aspx
    Epithany (6th January) – Italy and rest of Europe.

  • Falls Music festival – Lorne, Victoria / Byron Bay, New South Wales / Marion Bay, Tasmania – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE(Early January)
  • Festival International de Ballons (International Balloon festival) – Château-d’Ex, Switzerland – (Held over 9 days at the end of January)http://www.festivaldeballons.ch/en/index.cfm
  • Kamakura (Igloo) Festival – Yunishigawa Onsen, Kamakura, Japan – January to March.
    London Art Fair – London, England, United Kingdom– January – http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/

  • Lunar New year – Worldwide – (Starts according to lunar calendar – Late January to February)
  • Madrid International Tourism Fair (IFEMA) – Madrid, Spain (January) – http://www.ifema.es/
    New york travel show (January) – New York City, United States http://nyttravelshow.com/
    Palm springs modernism week – Design festival – Palm springs, California, United states – Mid February – http://www.modernismweek.com/

  • Québec Winter Carnival – Quebec City, Canada (Late January to Early February)
  • So Frenchy, So Chic – French Music and culture event – Werribee Park, Werribee (Near Melbourne), Australia (Early to mid January)http://cartellmusic.com.au/sfsc/melbourne/
  • Sundance Film Festival – Prominent Independent film festival – Park City, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States (Held over one month from late January to late February)

February

    Groundhog Day – (February 2) On that day Phil is taken out of his burrow to determine long or short winter. Goblers Knobb, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, United States. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day and http://www.groundhog.org/

  • Fashion Festivals – Spring / Summer Big 4 Festivals (The four in order as they are held, after each other) :
    • New York Fashion Week (Spring / Summer Collections) – Various locations in New York City, United States (Held over one week in February) http://nyfw.com/
    • London Fashion Week (Spring / Summer Collections) – Various locations in London, United Kingdom (Held over one week in February / March) http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/
    • Milan Fashion Week (Spring / Summer Collections) – Various locations in Milan, Italy (Held over one week in February / March)http://www.cameramoda.it/en/
    • Paris Fashion Week (Spring / Summer Collections) – Various locations in Paris, France (Held over one week in February / March) http://www.modeaparis.com/en
  • Holi Festival – Famous for colour throwing – Across India – (Late Feb/Mar – on last full moon day)
  • Italian Carnivals

    Major:

  • Milan Carnevale Ambrosiano – Milan, Italy – (Lasts four more days, ending on the Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Dates vary each year in February or March)
  • Venice Carnevale – Venice, Italy (February to early March – According to Easter dates – Based on Ash Wednesday)
  • Viareggio carnavale – (Major street festivals and extravagant floats) – Viareggio, Northern Tuscany, Italy – (Held over 5 weeks with the culminating weekend hosting major festivities – Dates Vary according to Ash Wednesday – Refer to website for dates)http://viareggio.ilcarnevale.com/en/
  • Other:
    Acireale, Sicily
    Cento, Emilia Romagna
    Fano
    Ivrea, Piedmont (Oranges)
    Mamoiada, Sardinia
    Putignano

  • Ivrea Orange Throwing and cultural festival – Ivrea, Italy – Famous for Orange fruit throwing, music, food and dance (Four days in Mid February)http://www.storicocarnevaleivrea.it/English/
  • Limassol Carnival – Limassol, Cyprus – Major carnival festivities with big extravagant parades, costumes and music – (Held over 10 days from mid to late February – Main parade held on the last Sunday)http://www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy/carnival/

Miami Music week – Miami, Florida, United States – (Mid March) – https://www.miamimusicweek.com/

  • National grape harvest festival – Mendoza, Argentina – Street festivals and large celebrations (Held over five days in Late February to Early March) http://vendimia.mendoza.gov.ar/
  • Rio de Janiero Carnival – Massive street parties and famous street samba parade – Sambodromo, Rio de Janiero, Brazil- PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE (Carnival begins on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday – Mid to Late February – Dates vary annually)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Carnival and (Official) http://liesa.globo.com/ and (unofficial) http://www.rio-carnival.net/
  • Samba Schools -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_school

The Carnival begins on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday, but the Winners’ Parade happens on the Saturday after the carnival ends.
• February 28 to March 4, 2014
• February 13 to February 17, 2015
• February 6 to February 10, 2016
• February 24 to March 1, 2017
• February 9 to February 14, 2018
• March 1 to March 6, 2019
• February 21 to February 26, 2020
• February 12 to February 17, 2021

  • Salvador Carnival – World’s biggest street parties and parades – Salvador, Brazil- PLAN IN ADVANCE (Carnival begins on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday and ends on Ash Wednesday noon on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday – Dates vary annually in either February or March)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahian_Carnival
  • San Pedro Carnival – Ambergris Caye, Belize (Also celebrated in the other Central American countries) – huge street party with costumes, parades, music – (Held every February, the week before Lent)
  • Sapporo Snow Festival – Ice sculptures – Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan – (Early to Mid February)
  • Sitges Carnival – Sitges (Near Barcelona), Spain – Major parades and carnival festivities – (Held 6 days before Ash Wednesday in February)

Spanish film – Goya awards – Madrid, Spain – February


March

  • Anime Japan Expo – (Major Anime Expo) Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba Island, Tokyo, Japan (Held over two days – weekend – in late March)https://www.anime-japan.jp/en/
  • Art Basel Show – Hong Kong (Prominent World Art Show – Across the World) – Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre , Hong Kong. (Held Over 3 days in Mid to Late March) – https://www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-Kong/
  • Bali spirit festival – (Late March to April) – Celebration of Yoga, Dance, and Music – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – http://www.balispiritfestival.com/

    Basel world watch festival – March – Basel, Switzerland – http://www.baselworld.com/en-US.aspx

  • Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales, Australia – Major blues and cultural music festival – (Held over 4 days in late March)http://www.bluesfest.com.au/
  • Calle Ocho – Cuban Street Festival – part of Carnaval Miami festival – Miami, Florida, United States (Early March)
    Cambridge and Oxford(London) boat race – London, United Kingdom – Late March – http://theboatraces.org/

  • Canberra Balloon Spectacular – Launched from Old Parliament house lawn, Canberra, Australia. (Held in Early March over 9 days – balloons launch around 6am on each of the days)http://balloonspectacular.com.au
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  • Cartagena film festival – Cartagena, Colombia – March – http://www.ficcifestival.com/
    Earth hour – (Saturday 19th March – 8.30pm – Mid March – Worldwide)
    http://earthhour.org.au/getinvolved/

  • Flowers in Winter (Touka no Kyouen) – Nagashima Resort’s theme park Nabana no Sato in Mie Prefecture, (outside of Nagoya, Japan. From March onwards
  • Fuji Matsuri – Japanese wisteria plantflower Blossom Festival – Mount Fuji and Tokyo region (Mid March to April – Varies) – Best viewing at Kameido Tenjin, Tokyo CBD
  • Hanami – Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Across Japan (Mid March to April – Varies)
    – Best viewing in Tokyo Ueno Park, Maruyama in Kyoto and Yoshino Mountains.
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival – Macon, Georgia, United States – Major Cherry blossom festival – (Held over 10 days in late March) – http://www.cherryblossom.com/
  • Keukenhof Dutch Tulip Festival – Lisse, The Netherlands (Late March to Mid May) http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/
  • Las Fallas – National Spanish festival – Major celebrations in Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain – (March 15-19)

London book fair – print, audio, TV, film and digital channel fair – London, United Kingdom – Mid March – http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/

  • London International Documentary Festival – Prominent World documentary festival – London, England, United Kingdom (Held Annually in April and March)http://www.lidf.co.uk/
  • Melbourne Flower and Garden show – Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia (Held over 5 days in Late March)http://melbflowershow.com.au/
  • Miami international film festival – March – http://miamifilmfestival.com/

  • Saint Patrick’s Day Festival – Dublin, Ireland (March 17)
  • South (The) by Southwest Arts Festival and conferences – Prominent mixed arts festival covering Music, Film and Interactive media – Austin, Texas, United States (Held over 10 days in Mid March)http://sxsw.com/
  • Spring Break – North America – Various locations – (Staggered timings according to education institutions, one week during March or April)http://www.ststravel.com/college-spring-break-dates Most popular locations – Florida (Daytona Beach, Panama Beach, Miami Beach), California (Newport Beach), Mexico (Puerta Vallarta, Cabos San Lucas and Mexican Yucatan)
  • Sydney LGBT Mardi Gras Parade and Festival – Oxford & Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia – (Held at 7.30pm on a Saturday in Early March)http://www.mardigras.org.au/
  • – SBS TV – TV Coverage – http://www.sbs.com.au/mardigras

  • Tokyo Fashion Week – Prominent Asian Fashion week – Tokyo, Japan (Spring / Summer collection – Held from Mid to Late March) http://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/
  • Ultra Music Festival – Miami, Florida , United States – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE – (Late March over three days)
  • Womadelaide – International cultural music festival – Botanic Garden, Adelaide, Australia (Held over 3 days in early March)http://www.womadelaide.com.au/
  • Womad New Zealand – International cultural music festival – Brooksland park & TSB Bowl, Taranaki, New Zealand – (Held over 3 days in mid March)http://www.womad.co.nz/

April

  • Afrika Burn Festival– Tankwa Karoo (North of capetown), South Africa – Burning man regional music and lifestyle event (Held over 7 days from end of April to start of May) – http://www.afrikaburn.com/
  • Australian Fashion Week (Mercedes Benz) – National fashion week – Autumn / Winter Collection – Sydney, Australia (Held over 5 days in mid April) – http://mbfashionweek.com/australia
  • Bath International Music Festival (Musical and Cultural festival) – Bath, England, United Kingdom (Held from Mid to Late May – Over 12 days)http://www.bathfestivals.org.uk
  • Canadian music week – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – (Mid April – 10 days) – http://cmw.net/

  • Chaul Chnam Khmer (Khmer New Year) – Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, but also across the country, Cambodia – Festival celebrating Cambodian new year with music, performances and other festivities (Falls in mid April)
  • Garifuna Celebration (Major celebration of the Garifuna people) Punta Gorda, Roatan, Honduras (Held over a week in mid April)
  • International garden festival – Loire, France (April to November)

  • Kanamara Matsuri – Kawasaki, Japan – Quirky fertility and phallus festival – (Held on one day in Early April)
  • Kings Day – Royal celebrations – Across the Netherlands – (April 27)
  • Malaga film festival – April – https://festivaldemalaga.com/

  • Miami Pride – Miami, Florida, United States (Held in mid April) –
  • Milan Furniture and Design week (Salone Milano)
    – Milan, Italy – (Held in April) – http://salonemilano.it/it-it/
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. – (Last Weekend in April and First weekend in May)
  • Newport Beach Film Festival – Newport Beach, California, United States – Prominent film festival with a strong humanitarian and international focus (Held over 7 days in late April) –
  • New York City International Film Festival – New York City, New York, United States (Held in Late April / Early May) – http://www.nyciff.com/
  • Penang world music Festival – Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia – Major International cultural and music festival – (Held over two days in Mid April) – http://www.penangworldmusic.gov.my/
  • Punta Gorda Festival – Roatan island, Honduras – Major Garifuna festival with parades and music – (Held annually on April 12)
  • Salon de mobile – Milan, Italy – Design, creative arts and furniture festival – April – https://www.salonemilano.it/en/

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Skagit Valley, Washington State, United States – Major annual Tulip festival – (Held over a month during April) – http://www.tulipfestival.org/
  • Songkran Water Festival – Across Thailand – massive water festival and water fights in the streets (Around 13 to 15 April – May vary regionally)
  • Tanto Tulip and flower festival – Tanto, near Kinosaki, Japan – Mass tulip flower fields in Japan (Held over 12 days from Mid to late April)http://visitkinosaki.com/events/8/?view_oft=0
  • Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival – Nashville, Tennessee, United States – Worlds Largest songwriters festival – (held in Early April) – http://tinpansouth.com/
  • Tribeca Film Festival (Major short film festival) – New York City, New York, United States of America (Held in mid to late April for 12 days)https://tribecafilm.com/festival/
  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Major Cherry blossom festival (Held over three weeks from early April to late April) – http://vcbf.ca/

May

  • Albany Tulip Festival – Albany, New York State, United States – Major tulip festival with music, street performances and flower displays – (Held over a weekend in early May) – http://www.albany.com/news/tulip-festival.cfm
  • Bottlerock Music Festival – Napa Valley, California, United States of America – Music festival with headliner acts (Held over three days in late May) – http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/
  • Canadian Tulip Festival – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – World’s largest tulip festival – (Held over 3 weekends in May) – http://tulipfestival.ca/
  • Cannes International Film Festival – Cannes, France – World famous international festival (Held over two weeks in Mid May)http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html
  • – Young film makers – http://www.futurelions.com/
    Cappadox – Music and cultural festival – Cappadocia, Turkey – Mid may 2017 – http://cappadox.com/en/

  • Chelsea Flower Show – Chelsea (Near London), The United Kingdom – (Held from Mid to Late May)https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show
  • Cinco de Mayo – Across Mexico – Large cultural celebrations and festivities (Held on one day on the 5th May – and even the days around)
  • Copenhagen Carnival – Fælledparken and on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark – largest Danish festival for World music with 120 bands (Held over three days Friday-Sunday during the Whitsun Holiday – seventh Sunday after Easter – Varies from May or June) – http://karneval-kbh.dk/
  • Feria de San Isidro – La Ceiba town, Honduras – Major national festival full of street pageantry similar to Mardi-Gras in New Orleans (Held in the week before the third Saturday in May)
  • French Open – Tennis Grand Glam Tournament – Paris, France (Held over two weeks from Late May to Early June)http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/
  • Gnaoua World Music Festival – Essaouira, Morocco (Mid May)
  • Golden week Japan (Late April to May) – All across Japan
  • Grooving the Moo Music festival – Across Australia – (Late April to Early May)
  • Hiroshima Flower Festival – Hiroshima, Japan – Major flower festival including concerts, performances and parades – (Held during Golden Week from 3 May to 5 May) – http://www.hiroshima-ff.com/
  • International garden festival Canada – Quebec, Canada (May to October)

  • Miami Fashion Week – Fashion week (featuring many latin designers) – Miami, Florida, United States (Held over 5 days in Mid May)http://www.miamifashionweek.com/
  • MET (New York Metropolitan) Celebrity Gala Ball – New York City, New York, United States (An evening held in Early May)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met_Gala
  • Prague Spring International Music Festival (Major musical and cultural festival) – Prague, Czech Republic (Mid May to early June) – http://www.festival.cz/en
  • Primavera Sound Music Festival – Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain (Late May / Early June)
  • Radio 1’s BBC Big Weekend – Earlham Park in Norwich, Norfolk, England, The United Kingdom – Major headliner mixed genre music festival (Held over 2 days in late May)http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9
  • Ravenna Festival – Ravenna, Italy (Between San Marino and Venice) – Summer festival of Opera, classical music, electronic music, dance and more arts events (Held from late May to late July)http://www.ravennafestival.org/
  • Rose Festival – Tête d’Or Park, Lyon, France – Major international rose festival (Held over two days in late May)http://www.festivaldesroses.lyon.fr
  • Sasquatch Music Festival – Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, United States (Held on the memorial day weekend in late May – over three to four days) – http://www.sasquatchfestival.com
  • Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom – Mixed genre music and lifestyle festival (Held over four days in Late July)http://secretgardenparty.com/
  • Summerburst Music festival – Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden – Major music festival with international headliners (Gothenburg held over two days in late May and Stockholm held over two days in early June) – http://www.summerburst.se/
  • Tulip time festival – Holland, Michigan, United States – Major Tulip festival with music and street parades (The festival currently runs from the first Saturday in May through the second Saturday) – http://www.tuliptime.com/
  • Vienna Festival – Vienna, Austria. (Held over 5 to 6 weeks in May to June)
  • White Nights Festival (Major classical music and cultural festival) St Petersburg, Russia – (Held from late may to early June)http://mariinsky.us/performances/festivals/stars-of-the-white-nights-festiva-performance-schedule/

June

    Amsterdam Canal garden open weeken – Amsterdam, Netherlands – (Early June)

    Aspen ideas festival – major think tank event (Late June / July) – Aspen, Colorado, Uni9ted States of America – http://www.aspenideas.org/

  • Athens and Epidaurus festival – Athens, Greece – Greek cultural and arts festival (Held from mid June to April) – http://greekfestival.gr/en/
  • Athens Pride – Athens, Greece (Held in mid June)
  • Art Basel Show – Basel (Prominent World Art Show – Across the World) – Messe Basel at Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland. (Held Over 4 days in Mid to Late June) – https://www.artbasel.com/en/Basel
  • Barcelona Pride – Barcelona, Spain (Held in mid June) –

BBC Gardeners World live – London, United Kingdom (Mid June)

  • Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, Tennessee, U.S. – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE(Held over 4 days in Mid June)
  • Bravalla Music Festival – Bråvalla Flygfält, on the outskirts of Norrköping, Sweden – International music festival with big name headliners (Held over three days in late June)http://www.bravallafestival.se/
  • British Summertime Music Festival Series– Hyde Park, London, England, United Kingdom – Series of 5 music events / concerts featuring major music headliners held over two weekends, with side events in the middle – (Held in Mid to Late June)http://www.bst-hydepark.com/
  • Brussels film festival – June – http://www.brff.be/en/?lang=en

  • Cannes Lion Week – International festival of creativity (Advertising, design and other) – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France – (Includes Cannes Lion World product design, Lions Health and Lions Innovation awards – also public festivals) Attended by prominent actors/actresses, musicians, academics, creatives, artists, chefs, business executives, journalists and many more – (Awards ceremony held in late June, seminars, notable speakers – also ongoing discussion)http://www.canneslions.com/
  • Champs-Elysées Film festival – Champs-Elysées, Paris, France – Major film festival showcasing both French and American cinema (Held over six days in mid June)http://www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com/
  • Donauinselfest Music Festival – Danube island, Vienna, Austria – FREE – No Booking needed(Held over 3 days in late June)http://donauinselfest.at/
  • Echo Music Festival – Kanegra, Croatia (early June)
  • Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, Michigan, United States – Multi genre music festival and lifestyle event (Held over four days in late June) – http://www.electricforestfestival.com
  • Festa de Sao Joao – Porto, Portugal – Portuguese national saints festival – (Held over a weekend in late June)
  • Festas de Lisboa (Festival of Lisbon) – Lisbon, Portugal – June
    Fete de la Musique – Paris, France (And also around Europe) – Summer Solstice (June)

  • Firefly Music Festival – The woodlands, Dover, Delaware, United States of America – Music festival with prominent headliner acts – (Held over four days in late June)https://fireflyfestival.com/
  • Gardening Scotland – Scotland, United Kingdom – (Early June)

  • Glastonbury Rock Festival – Somerset, United Kingdom – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE – (Held over 5 days in late June)
  • Governors Ball Music Festival – Randalls Island Park, New York City, U.S – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE(Held over 3 days in early June)http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/
  • Inti Raymi – Cusco, Peru – Winter solstice and Inca New Year festivities with street dances, parades and performances from sun-up to sundown (Held on the 24th June annually) –
  • La Batalla Del Vino festival (Haro Wine festival – Wine throwing event) – Haro, La Rioja Region, Spain, (Held 27th to 29th June Annually)http://www.batalladelvino.com/ and http://www.wine-fight.com/
  • London open garden square weekend – London, United Kingdom – (Mid June)

  • London Pride – London, England, United Kingdom (Held in late June) –
    Los Angeles design festival – Los Angeles, California, United states of America – (Early June) – http://www.ladesignfestival.org/

  • Los Angeles International Film Festival – Los Angeles, California, United States of America (Mid June)http://www.lafilmfest.com/
  • Los Angeles Pride– Los Angeles, California, United Kingdom (Held in mid June) –
  • Mawazine World Music Festival (International Music festival – Attracts the big name performers) – Rabat, Morocco – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE –(Held over 1 week in Early June)http://www.festivalmawazine.ma/home
  • Meadows in the mountains – Rhodopes Mountains, Bulgaria – Folk, music and lifestyle festival (Held over three days in Mid June)http://meadowsinthemountains.com/

Midsummer Day (June) – Europe (Especially Sweden)

  • New Orleans Pride – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (Held in mid June) –
  • New York Pride – New york city, New york State, United States (Held in mid June) –
  • Oerol Festival – Terschelling, The Netherlands – lifestyle, performance and cultural music festival – chilled vibe (Held over 10 days from mid June)http://oerol.nl/
  • Oslo Pride – Olso, Norway (Held in mid June) –
  • Oui Electronic Music Festival – République – Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord, Paris, France (Held over three days in late June)http://www.ouifm.fr/
  • Paradiso Festival – George amphitheatre, George, Washington State, United States – Electronic dance festival – (Held over three days in late June) – http://www.paradisofestival.com
  • Parintins Folklore Festival – (Bumba Meu Boi) Second largest festival in Brazil – Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil- (Held over three days in late June)

  • Paris International Jazz festival – Various locations in Paris, France (Early June to Late July)http://www.parisjazzfestival.fr/intro/
  • Portland Rose Festival – Portland, Washington State, United States – Major international rose festival with performances, parades and music – (Starts in late May or early June to mid-June – 2 to 3 weeks after starting) – http://www.rosefestival.org/
  • Ravello Festival – Ravello, Amalfi Coast – World famous Cliffside orchestra performances overlooking the Amalfi coast and a programme of music, arts and dance throughout the festival in and around Ravello and the gardens – (Late June until Early September)http://www.ravellofestival.com/ and http://www.ravelloarts.org/festival/index.php
  • Rome Pride – Rome, Italy (Held in mid June) –
  • Saint Denis Festival – Légion d’Honneur and Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis, Saint Denis region, Paris, France – Major French arts, music and cultural festival (Early June to Early July)http://www.festival-saint-denis.com/
  • San Francisco pride – San Francisco, California, United States (Held in late June) –
  • São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade – Avenida Paulista (Road) , Sao Paulo, Brazil – World’s largest LGBT pride parade celebrations and street festivities (Held on one day in early June)http://www.paradasp.org.br/
  • Sonar Music Festival – Fira Montjuïc facilities at Plaza d’Espanya, Barcelona, Spain (Held over three days in mid/late June)
  • Summerfest – Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (Held over a week from late June to early July) – http//www.summerfest.com
  • Sydney International Film festival – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Early to Mid June)http://www.sff.org.au/
  • Rome festival of Opera – Rome, Italy – Various events such as outdoor Opera concerts (Held during June and July) -http://www.romefestival.org/UpcomingPerformances.htm

  • Toronto pride week – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – (Held in late June) –
  • Verona Opera Festival Season – Verona, Italy (Late June to Early September)
  • http://www.arena.it/arena/en

  • Versailles Festival – Versailles, Near Paris, France – Concerts, fountain shows, fireworks, dance, food, sculpture and more around the Palace of Versailles (Held from early June to Mid July)http://www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr/en
  • Vienna MuseumsQuartier (MQ) Summer season – – Vienna, Austria. (Held over 5 to 6 weeks in June to July)
  • Vienna Pride – Vienna, Austria (Held in mid June) –
  • Vienna Jazz Festival – Vienna, Austria. (Held over 5 to 6 weeks in June to July)
  • Viking festival Iceland (June)

  • Washington DC Pride – Washington D.C , United States – (Held in mid June) –
  • Wimbledon – Tennis Grand Glam Tournament – London, U.K. (Held over two weeks from Late June to Early July) http://www.wimbledon.com/
  • Zurich Pride – Zurich, Switzerland (Held in mid June) –

July

  • Arenal Sound Music Festival – Arenal beach, Burriana (30 minutes from Valencia), Castellón, Spain – Major indie, rock, pop and electronic beach music festival with mixed genre music- (Held over 6 days in late July to Early August) – http://www.arenalsound.com/en/
  • Avignon Festival (Festival d’Avignon) – Avignon, France – Internationally famous arts, performance and music festival – (Held over the month of July) – http://www.festival-avignon.com/fr/
  • Baltica Festival – Hosted in one of the countries between the Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – Baltic states folk and music festival (Held in mid July) – http://www.festivalbaltica.com/
  • Benicassim Festival – Benicàssim, Spain – Music festival – (Held over 4 days in mid July) – http://www.fiberfib.com/en/
  • Bregenz Festival – Bregenz, Austria – International world famous classical, cultural and arts festival (Held from Mid July to end of August)http://bregenzerfestspiele.com/en/
  • Berlin pride – Berlin, Germany (Held in late July) –
  • Bilbao BBK Live Rock Music Festival – Bilbao, Spain (Held over 3 days in Early July)
  • Boryeng mud festival – Daecheon Beach and Boryeong city, south korea – Mud festival – (Held over a week in late July) – http://www.boryeongmudfestival.com/
  • Calgary Stampede – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – World’s largest country rodeo and agricultural festival (Held over 10 days in early to mid July) – http://www.calgarystampede.com/
  • Calvi on the Rocks – Calvi, Corsica island, France – International electronic music festival (Held over a week in early July) – http://www.calviontherocks.com/

Campania after dark – Night walks, Guided tours, Shows and concerts – Campania region, Italy – (July to September) http://www.campaniabynight.it/

  • Cap Roig Festival (Cultural and Music festival) – Jardí Botànic de Cap Roig, Calella (Seaside town near Girona), Catalonia, Spain – Major cultural and artistic music style festival – (Held from Early July to Mid August)http://www.caproigfestival.com/
  • Copenhagen Jazz Festival – One of Europes’ largest Jazz festivals – Copenhagen, Denmark – (Held over 10 days from early to mid July)http://jazz.dk/
  • Croatia Rocks Music Festival – Zrce beach, Pag Island, Croatia – Electronic music festival and associated boat / beach festivities (Held over five days in late July)http://www.croatiarocks.com/
  • Dubrovnik Summer Festival – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Classical music, theatre, opera and dance performances (10 July to 15 August)http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/en/
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom – (Held from early/mid to late July)http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/
  • Electric Daisy Festival (EDC) – United Kingdom – National Bowl, Milton Keyes, United Kingdom – Major electronic music festival (Held on one day in mid July)http://uk.electricdaisycarnival.com/
  • Exit Festival – Novi Sad, Serbia (Held over 3 days in Mid July)http://www.exitfest.org/
  • Festa del Redentore – Major Venician Cultural Festival – Venice, Italy (3rd Saturday/Sunday of July)
  • Festival d’ete de Quebec – Quebec City, Canada – Music and street parades (Held over 10 days in Early July)
  • Festival of the Giants – Douai, France – Large street festival with giant floats – (Held over 3 days in Mid July)
  • Firefly Music Festival – Dover, Delaware, United States – International music festival (Held in late July) – http://fireflyfestival.com/
  • Fuji Rock Festival – Naeba, Japan (Near Mount Fuji) – (Held over 3 days in Late July)
  • Fvded – Holland Park, Surrey, British Columbia – Canada – International music festival – (Held in early July) – http://fvdedinthepark.com/
  • Gion Matsuri – Japanese Cultural festival – Kyoto, Japan (The month of July, Two street parades held on 17 and 24 July)
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – London, United Kingdom – (Early July)

    Greenwich music time – Music festival – London – July – http://www.greenwichmusictime.co.uk/

  • High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, California, United States – Multi-day music festival (Held each year on the weekend of July 4 – early July) – http://www.highsierramusic.com
  • Infiorata di Genzano – Genzano, Italy – Hill town near rome with streets covered in flower murals and mass designs – (Held over three days in July)
  • Ischia film festival -Ischia Island, Near Naples, Italy – http://www.ischiafilmfestival.it/
  • Lollapalooza Music Festival – Grant Park, Chicago, U.S. – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE(Held over three days in the last weekend of July / Start of August) – http://www.lollapalooza.com/
  • Lucca Summer Music Festival – Lucca, Italy (Held over the month of July)
  • Madrid Pride – Madrid, Spain – LGBT festival and street parade through the Madrid city centre – (Held over one week in early July – The major parade on the Sunday)http://www.madridorgullo.com/en/
  • Melbourne International Film Festival – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Late July to Mid August)http://miff.com.au/
  • Monte Carlo Summer Festival – Includes jazz music and other performances – Monte Carlo, Monaco (Various events run in the month of July to Early August)http://en.sportingsummerfestival.com/
  • Montreal International Jazz Festival – World’s largest Jazz festival – Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Held over 10 days from late June to early July)http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/default-en.aspx
  • Montreal Just for laughs Comedy festival – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Large international comedy festival (Held from mid to late July) – http://www.hahaha.com/
  • Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE (Held in the first two weeks of July)http://www.montreuxjazz.com/
  • National Garifuna Festival – Bajamar, near Puerto Cortes, Honduras – Major regional Garifuna cultural festival with music and street dancing (Held on the third weekend of July)
  • Newport Folk Festival – Newport, Rhode Island, United States – Mixed genre music festival (Held over three days in July) – http://www.newportfolk.org/
  • Osheaga Music Festival – Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Canada – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE (Held over three days in the last weekend of July / Start of August)http://www.osheaga.com/
  • Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week – Paris, France (Semi- Annually – Early July)http://www.modeaparis.com/en
  • Paris Outdoor Cinema Series (Cinema by Moonlight) – Outdoor Cinema – Parc de la Villette, Central Paris (Starts end of July, Movies start at Dusk daily) – http://clairdelune.forumdesimages.net/
  • Paris pride – Paris, France – (Held in late June) –
  • Pflasterspektakel – Big Street Party – Linz, Austria (Three days in Late July)
  • Quebec City Summer Festival – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Held over 11 days starting the first week of July) – http://www.infofestival.com
  • Rainforest World Music Festival – Kuching, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia – Major world famous international cultural music festival (Held over three days in June / July or August – dates vary each year)http://rwmf.net/
  • Rock Al Parque – Bogota, Colombia (Free rock festival) – (Held over 3 days in Mid August)
  • * Roskilde Music Festival – Roskilde Showgrounds, Roskilde, Denmark. International music festival with global headliner acts and largest music festival in Northern Europe (Held over Four days, starting from first Thursday in July, or last Thursday in June)http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/
  • Salzburg Festival – Salzburg, Austria – International world famous classical, cultural and arts festival (Held from Mid July to end of August)http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/summer/homepage
  • San diego comic con – San diego, California, United States – International sci-fi and comic culture convention and festival (Held over 4 days in mid July) – http://www.comic-con.org/
  • San Fermin Festival (Running of the bulls) – Pamplona, Spain (6 to 14 July)
  • Soundwave Music Festival – The Garden, Tisno, Croatia – (Held over 3 days in late July)
  • Splendor in the Grass Music Festival – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE- (Held over three days in Late July)
  • Stockholm Pride Parade and Festival – Stockholm, Sweden – Largest LGBTQI festival in northern europe- includes a big street parade through the city (Held over 5 days in Late July)http://www.stockholmpride.org/en/
  • Summeron music festival – Bastad, Sweden (Held in Early july) – http://www.summeron.se/

  • Summerfestival – Antwerp, Belgium – music festival – (Held in early July) – http://www.summerfestival.be
  • Suncebeat Music Garden Festival (The) – The Garden, Tisno (Near Zadar), Croatia – Electronic, chillout music festival and boat parties (Held over eight days in early July)http://thegardenfestival.eu/
  • T in the park Music festival – Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, The United Kingdom – Major mixed genre headliner music festival – (Held over 3 days in Mid July)http://www.tinthepark.com/
  • Taste of Chicago (The World’s largest food Festival – Includes music) – Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States – (Held over 5 days in Early to Mid July)http://www.tasteofchicago.com
  • Tatton Park Flower show (BY the RHS) – Cheshire, England, United Kingdom (Late July)

  • Territory Day – Northern territory anniversary of self governance, only day and location in Australia, the public is allowed to set off fireworks – Across the Northern Territory, Australia – (1 July)http://www.territoryday.nt.gov.au/
  • Tommorowland Electronic Music Festival – Broom, Belgium – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE(Held over three days in the last weekend of July)http://www.tomorrowland.com/home
  • Ueno Summer Festival – Ueno district, Tokyo, Japan – Major cultural festival with street parades – (Held over a month from mid July to mid August)http://www.ueno.or.jp/
  • Umbria Jazz Festival – Europes’ most prominent and largest jazz festivals – Perugia, Italy (Held over 9 days in Early to Mid July)http://www.umbriajazz.com/
  • United States Independence Day Celebrations (4th July)- Across the U.S but major Macy’s parade held in New York City (4 July)
  • Upfest – Europes largest graffiti fest – Bristol, United Kingdom – (Late July) http://www.upfest.co.uk/

    USA Garden show – Americanhort – Ohio, United States (Mid July)

  • Vancouver pride – Vancouver, British Columba, Canada – (Held in late July) –
  • Venice International Jazz Festival (Major Jazz festival in Italy) – Venice, Italy – Various Locations in Venice – (Held over 10 Days from Late July)http://www.venetojazz.com/index.jsp
  • Vida Festival – Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain – Music festival held by the beach (Held over 4 days in early July)
  • Watershed Music Festival – George amphitheatre, George, Washington State, United States – Annual country music festival – (Held over there days in late July) – http://www.watershedfest.com
  • Wireless Music Festival – Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom – Electronic, mixed genre music and major headliner acts music festival (Held over 4 days in early July)http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/
  • Womad International Music Festival – Charlton Park Estate, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom – (Held over 4 days in Late July) http://womad.co.uk/

August

  • Alice springs desert festival – Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia – Leading arts and culture festival for central Australia (Held from late August to early September) – http://alicedesertfestival.com.au/
  • Amsterdam pride – Amsterdam, Netherlands – (Held in early August) –
  • Aomori Nebuta Matsuri – Japanese Summer Festival – Aomori City, Japan – Daily parades, music and light features (Held one week in early August) – http://blog.gaijinpot.com/festivals-of-japan-aomori-nebuta-matsuri/
  • Bogota Carnival – Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar, Bogota, Colombia – (every year on August 5 and August 6) –

  • Burning Man – Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE – (Last Monday of August)
  • Cali World Salsa Festival – Cali, Colombia – World’s major salsa festival with workshops, music and salsa concerts (Held over 8 days in August)
  • Copenhagen Cooking – Copenhagen, Denmark – Leading food festival in northern Europe – (Held in late August) – http://www.copenhagencooking.com/
  • Copenhagen pride – Copenhagen, Denmark – (Held in mid August) –
  • Creamfields Music Festival – Daresbury Estate, England, United Kingdom – Major electronic and house music festival with headliner acts – (Held over three days in late August)https://www.creamfields.com/
  • Darwin Festival – Darwin CBD area, Northern Territory, Australia (Major music, culture and arts festival) – (Held from early to late August)http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/
  • Do-over Tokyo festival – Harumi Port Terminal, Tokyo, Japan – Free major music festival by the waterfront (Requires advance RSVP booking and reservation – even though it’s free) (Held on one day in late August)http://thedoover.jp/
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom – (Held from early to late August) https://www.edfringe.com/
  • Edinburgh International Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom – (Held from early to late August) http://www.eif.co.uk/
  • Festa Major de Gràcia – Barcelona festival – Gracia area, Barcelona, Spain – Major cultural festival (Held in late August over a week) – http://www.festamajordegracia.cat
  • Gothenburg Culture festival – Gothenburg, Sweden – Major swedish cultural and music festival (Held over 6 days in Mid August)http://kulturkalaset.goteborg.com/
  • Grachten festival / Canal Music Festival – Classical Music City festival – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Held over 7 days from Mid to Late August)http://grachtenfestival.nl/
  • Green man festival – Brecon Beacons, Wales, United Kingdom – Folk, lifestyle and music festival – (Held over four days in late August)http://greenman.net/
  • International Costa Maya Festival – Ambergris Caye, Belize – Major cultural festival celebrating Mayan culture with music, cultural performances, parades and the nation’s top beauty pageant. (Held over a week in August) – http://www.internationalcostamayafestival.com/
  • La Tomatina – Buñol, Valencia, Spain (last Wednesday in August)
  • Lake Festival – Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum, Unterpremstätten/Graz, Austria – Major electronic and house music festival with international headliner acts (Held over four days in mid to late August)http://www.lake-festival.at/en/
  • Locarno International Film Festival – Locarno, Switzerland (Early to Mid August)http://www.pardolive.ch/en/
  • Mandrea Festival – Localita’ Mandrea, Arco – Trento, Near lake Garda, Italy. Lifestyle and music festival – with camping (Held over three days from within late July to early August)http://en.mandreafestival.com/
  • Medellin Flower festival (Feria de las Flores) – Medellin, Colombia – Major international flower festival with street parades, flower displays, music and dancing – highlight is the Parade of the Silleteros and cabalgata, a 3 hour parade opening the festival (Held over 10 days in August) – http://feriadelasfloresmedellin.gov.co/en/programacion/
  • Montreal pride – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – (Held over a week in mid August) –

Montreal world film festival – August – http://www.ffm-montreal.org/

  • Notting Hill Carnival – Notting Hill district, London, United Kingdom. Major cultural and carnival style celebrations with street parades each day, food and music. (Held over three days in late August – The Bank public holiday Monday and the two days of the weekend before).http://www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/
  • Obon Festival – Japanese Lantern festival – Across Japan (Mid July or Mid August depending on region)
  • Outside lands music and arts festival – Golden gate Park, San Francisco, United States – Major music and artistic festival with headliner acts – (Held over 3 days in early August) – http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/
  • Pukkelpop music festival – Hasselt, Belgium – Alternative open air festival – (Held in late August) – http://www.pukkelpop.be/en/
  • Rock en Seine – Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, Near Paris, France. Major mixed genre music festival (Held over three days in Late August)http://www.rockenseine.com/
  • Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) – International music festival – Pesaro, Italy (Held in August) –

  • Squamish Valley Music Festival – Squamish, (Near Vancouver) British Columbia, Canada – (Held over three days in early August) –http://www.squamishfestival.com
  • Summer Sonic Music Festival – Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (Late August)
  • Sumidagawa (Sumida River) Fireworks Festival (and Nation wide Japanese Fireworks festivals) – River front, Tokyo Japan (and across Japan from July to August)http://sumidagawa-hanabi.com/index_eg.html
  • Sziget Music Festival – Óbudai Island, Budapest, Hungary – (Held over 1 week in Mid August)http://szigetfestival.com/
  • Tango Festival – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Major international tango festival with performances and tango related festivities (Held over 18 days in August) –
  • Tokyo bay Fireworks Festival – Tokyo, Japan – 12,000 fireworks held over 80 minutes on one day (Held on one day in early August)http://www.city.chuo.lg.jp/ivent/toukyouwanndaihanabisaimeinn/
  • U.S. Open – Tennis Grand Glam Tournament – Flushing Meadows, Queens district, New York City, U.S.A. – (Held over two weeks from Late August to Early September)http://www.usopen.org/
  • Way Out west Music festival – Gothenburg, Sweden – International music festival with headliner acts (Held over three days in Mid August)http://www.wayoutwest.se/
  • Zurich Street Parade – Electronic music street parade through the streets of Zurich, Switzerland (Held on one day in August)http://www.streetparade.com/

September

  • Art rio – Rio de janiero, Brazil – Arts festival (Held over 7 days in early September) – http://www.artrio.art.br/en
  • Berlin IFA (Consumer goods, innovation and I.T show) – Berlin, Germany (Early September) – http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/

  • Bestival Music festival – Robin hill county park, Isle of Wright, England, United Kingdom – Lifestyle and mixed genre music festival with headlining acts (Held over four days in Early to Mid September) – http://www.bestival.net/
  • Big sound festival – Music festival and industry conference – Brisbane, Australia(September) – https://www.bigsound.org.au/

  • Bumbershoot – Seattle, Washington state, United States – international music and arts festival (Held over three days in early September) – http://www.bumbershoot.com
  • Fashion Festivals – Fall / Winter Big 4 Festivals (The four in order as they are held, after each other) :
    • New York Fashion Week (Fall / Winter Collections) – Various locations in New York City, United States (Held over one week in September)http://nyfw.com/
    • London Fashion Week (Fall / Winter Collections) – Various locations in London, United Kingdom (Held over one week in September / October) http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/
    • Milan Fashion Week (Fall / Winter Collections) – Various locations in Milan, Italy (Held over one week in September / October)http://www.cameramoda.it/en/
    • Paris Fashion Week (Fall / Winter Collections) – Various locations in Paris, France (Held over one week in September / October) – http://www.modeaparis.com/en
  • Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – annual music, culinary, art, and learning festival held in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (Held in late September) – http://www.lifeisbeautiful.com
  • London Design Festival – London, England, United Kingdom (Held in late September) – http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
  • Made in America Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States – annual music festival (Held in early September) – http://www.madeinamericafest.com
  • Noosa Jazz Festival – Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia – (Held in early September) http://www.noosajazz.com.au/
  • Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany (Late September)http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/
  • Paris Design Week Paris, France (Held in September) http://www.parisdesignweek.fr
  • Pizza festival (Pizza Village) – Naples, Italy – September –http://www.pizzavillage.it/it/

    • Raindance Film Festival – Prominent film festival and film schools around the world – Festival held in London, England, United Kingdom (Held over two weeks from Late September)http://raindancefestival.org/
    • Reno balloon race – Reno, Nevada, United States – World’s largest International hot air balloon festival – (Held over 3 days in mid September) – https://renoballoon.com/
    • Romaeuropa Festival – Rome, Italy – International arts and culture festival – (Held from late September to late November) – http://www.romaeuropa.net/
    • San Sebastian International Film Festival – San Sebastian, Spain. (Held over 9 days from mid to late September)http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/
    • Texas state fair (Dallas, Texas, United States) – Late September to early october – http://bigtex.com/
    • Toronto International Film festival – Toronto, Canada – Prominent film festival – (Held over 10 days from early to mid September)http://tiff.net/

    Turner Prize – Tate Modern London – Annual art prize – (September) – http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/

    • Venice Historic Regatta – Venice, Italy (Held on one day in early September) –
    • Vienna design week – Vienna, Austria (Held from late September to Early October) – http://www.viennadesignweek.at/
    • Tommorowworld Electronic Music festival – Chattahoochee Hills (near Atlanta), Georgia, U.S. – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE – (Last weekend in September)http://www.tomorrowworld.com/

    October

    • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – (early October) http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
    • Art Bogota – Arts festival – Bogota, Colombia (Held over four days in early October) – http://english.artbo.co/
    • Atlanta Music festival and Conference – Major hip hop music festival – Atlanta, Georgia, United States – http://www.a3cfestival.com/
    • Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park, Austin, Texas – (Held in October over two consecutive three-day weekends – http://www.aclfestival.com

    Berlin festival of lights – Berlin, Germany (Early October) – http://festival-of-lights.de/en/
    Concurs de castells – Human Towers – Tarragona spain (October) – http://www.concursdecastells.cat/
    Cirio de Nazare festival – Belem, Brazil – (Two weeks – held in October).

    • Diwali Festival of Lights – Across India, Sri lanka and South East Asia – Notably in Varanasi, Jaipur – Rajasthan and Goa, India; Singapore (October/November) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali
    • – Note local celebrations across the world

    • Dubai Design week (Over a week in late October) – http://www.dubaidesignweek.ae/
    • Great Amazon River Raft Race – Nauta and Iquitos, Peru (October)

    • Eurochocolate – Perugia (Umbria), Italy – One of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe. (Lasts for nine days in October) – http://www.eurochocolate.com/ita/home.php

    Major parade and festivals:

    United States

    Salem – Washington State – Salem festival of the dead (Weeks leading up to Halloween and weekend of) – The Official Salem Witches‘ Halloween Ball – http://www.festivalofthedead.com/

    New York City – Greenwich village.

    Japan

    Kawasaki – Halloween parade
    Tokyo – Shibuya or Roppongi areas
    Osaka – Dotonbori area

    • Hamptons international film festival – Long island, New york State, United States (Held in Mid October) – http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/
    • Iceland Airwaves music festival – Reykjavík Iceland -Major music festival (Held over 3 days in Early November) – http://icelandairwaves.is/
    • Istanbul Design week – Istanbul, Turkey (Held in Mid October) – http://www.istanbuldesignweek.com/
    • Jazzmandu festival – Kathmandu, Nepal – International Jazz festival – (Held in mid October) –
      Latin American Music awards (October) –
      Leura Gardens festival – Leura (Blue mountains), New South Wales, Australia (October)

    • London International Film Festival – London, England, United Kingdom – (Mid to Late October)http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff
    • New York Comic con (New York City, New York State, United States) – http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
    • PanAmerican Day – Corozal and Orange Walk, Belize – Major festival celebrating the Mestizo culture with revelry, music, dancing, parades (Held on October 9th) –

Rio de Janiero film festival (Festival do Rio) – October – http://www.festivaldorio.com.br/en/

  • Tokyo Fashion Week – Prominent Asian Fashion week – Tokyo, Japan (Autumn / Winter collection – Held from Mid to Late October) http://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/
  • Tokyo International Film Festival(Late October)http://www.tiff-jp.net
  • Ubud writers and readers festival – Ubud district, Bali island, Indonesia – International literary and knowledge festival – (held in late October to early November) –http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com
  • Vienna International Film Festival – Vienna, Austria (Late October to Early November)http://www.viennale.at/
  • Voodoo Music Festival – Major mixed genre music festival – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States – (Late October to Early November – Over three days around Halloween)http://worshipthemusic.com/

November

  • American Music Awards
  • (World) Architecture Festival and Awards – Berlin, Germany (November) – https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/

  • Bon Om Touk (Cambodian water festival) – Phnom penh, Cambodia – Festival marking a reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River, includes boat races and concerts (Festival lasting 3 days in November) –
  • Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – Across Mexico – Three of the most elaborate are held in Mexico City (City parade), San Andres Mixquic (in Tlahuac, Mexico City), Patzcuaro, Michoacan and Janitzio, Michoacan.(November 2) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead
    Flying robot international festival (Drone Film festival)– San Francisco, United states (November) – http://friff.co/
    Festa del Torrone (Torrone sweet celebration) – Cremona, Lombardia, Italy (8 days from mid to late November) – http://www.festadeltorrone.com/

  • Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, Texas, United States- annual music and comedy festival – Held in early in November – http://www.funfunfunfest.com
  • iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina (Early November)
    International documentary film festival Amsterdam – (November) – https://www.idfa.nl/

  • Japan Culture day – Across Japan, especially larger cities (3rd November) – National day to celebrate Japanese culture and traditions.
  • Loy Kratong – Held across Thailand – Best festivities in Bangkok, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai – Festivities thank the water goddess (Held over the month of November)
  • Melbourne garden design Fest (November 2016 – Every two years)

  • Milan Jazz Festival – Milan, Italy (Held during the month of November)http://www.ahumjazzfestival.com/
  • Pirates Week – Cayman islands – Major festival celebrating the Caribbean history of pirates (November 12-22) – http://www.piratesweekfestival.com/

Pushkar camel fair- Pushkar, India (November)

  • Rio de Janiero LGBTI pride parade – Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil – World’s second largest LGBTI festival after Sao Paulo (Held over four days in Mid November)http://www.gaypridebrazil.org/rio-de-janeiro/

Hotspots:

Airlie Beach
Byron Bay
Caloundra
Coolum
Gold Coast
Lorne
Magnetic Island
Noosa
Torquay

  • Surin Elephant Round-up – Surin Province, Isan, Thailand – Major elephant festival with displays and celebrations (Held during the third week of November on the weekend)

– Thanksgiving day Parade by Macys – New York city – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macy%27s_Thanksgiving_Day_Parade

  • Yi Peng – Part of the overall Loy Krathong festival (Lantern Festival) – Festivities where people release thousands of lanterns into the sky – MaeJo University near Chiang Mai, Thailand (Date varies according to the lunar calendar)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loi_Krathong

December

  • Art Basel Show – Miami Beach (Prominent World Art Show – Across the World) – Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, United States (Held Over 4 days in Mid to Late December) – https://www.artbasel.com/en/Miami-Beach/
  • Christmas – Worldwide (December 25)

Christmas Markets (Notable places):

(European Christmas Markets listings) – http://www.christmasmarkets.com/

The European markets and decorations start at the end of November and last until the beginning of January.

– Barcelona, Spain Christmas Market – Fira de Santa lucia
– Brussels- Belgium – Christmas decorations
– Italy Christmas Markets: The city squares of Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone, Vipiteno, Sarentino, Lana, Chiusa, Levico, Trento, Arco, Andalo, Baselga di Pinè, Cortina and Belluno
– New York city – United States – Christmas events and decorations

Christmas Decorations (Notable Cities):

Austria – Multiple cities
Barcelona – Spain
Berlin – Germany (Brandenburg gate)
Brussels – Belgium
Chicago – United States
Copenhagen – Denmark
Gothenburg – Sweden
Hamburg – Germany
Hong Kong – Statue square
London – United Kingdom (Regent street,
Los Angeles – Rodeo drive
Madrid – Spain (Puerta del sol)
Manila – Ayala Triangle
Melbourne – Australia
Mexico City – (The Zocalo)
Milan – Via Manzoni
Montreal – Canada
New York City – United States – Department stores and windows. Parades (6th Avenue Midtown, Brooklyn,
Osaka – Japan (light shows and markets)
Oslo – Norway
Paris – France
Rome – Italy
Salzburg – Austria
San Francisco – United States
Singapore (Orchard road, Gardens by the bay)
Stockholm – Sweden
Strasbourg – France (Place broglie
Switzerland – Multiple Cities
Sydney – Australia
Tokyo – Japan (light shows and markets) – Shiodome
Tornto (Nathan phillips square) –
Vancouver – Canada
Vienna – Austria
Washington D.C. – United States
Zurich – Switzerland (Paradeplatz)

More Christmas events and activities:

– For more Christmas related events in worldwide cities, refer to the ‘Official tourism offices’ page and christmas events will be listed on the appropriate countries’ official website

    Kobe Luminarie (Light festival), Kobe, Japan – December to January – http://www.kobe-luminarie.jp/

  • Meredith Music Festival – Meredith (Between Ballarat and Geelong), Victoria, Australia – Alternative music festival (Held over three days in mid December)http://www.mmf.com.au
  • New Years Eve – Worldwide (December 31)

– YouTube videos are uploaded online after
– Live streaming on Facebook, Youtube or individual NYE websites
– Broadcast via television outlets

– Tip – NYE twice by crossing the dateline eastwards.

Best selected places to celebrate the new year in:

– Auckland, New Zealand –

Bali – Indonesia

– Bangkok, Thailand –

– Barcelona, Spain

– Berlin, Germany

Cologne, Germany

– Dubai, United Arab Emirates

– Watch dubai fireworks online http://www.thenational.ae/uae/watch-dubais-new-years-eve-fireworks-live-here

– Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence (Viewing of the palm fireworks)
– Burj al arab / Madinat Jumeirah – https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/madinat-jumeirah/
– Burj Khalifa – http://burjkhalifa.ae/en/
– Downtown Dubai (Live streaming of dubai fireworks) – http://mydowntowndubai.com/ and http://www.mydubainewyear.com and https://www.facebook.com/DowntownDubai
– Palm Jumeirah / Atlantis hotel – https://www.atlantisthepalm.com/ and https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/

– Goa, India (Beach fireworks and parties)
– Hong Kong, SAR China (City skyline – Fireworks) – http://hongkongnewyearseve.com/

Hawaii – United states –

– Istanbul, Turkey –
– Koh Phangan or Phi Phi Island, Thailand (Beach parties and festivities)

– London, United Kingdom (Area near the London eye – Fireworks) – http://www.timeout.com/london/new-year

Los Angeles – United states

– Madrid, Spain
– Melbourne, Australia (City skyline – Fireworks) – http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/nye
– New York City, United States (Times Square – Ball Drop and Fireworks) – http://www.newyearseve.nyc/nyc/index.aspx

Melbourne – Australia – http://nye.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
– Live coverage on channel 7 Australia and online

– Miami, Florida, United States

– Paris, France –

– Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Copacabana Beach – Revellion Beach party and fireworks) – http://www.rio.com/new-years-rio/new-years-eve-rio

– Rome, Italy –
– Sydney, Australia (Sydney Harbour – World famous fireworks spectacular) – http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/

– Live streaming online and on ABC Tv

Taipei, Taiwan.

Note:

You can also watch the fireworks and new years festivities on television or online sources such as official organising websites, third party webcameras or live streaming official web cameras.

After the night, videos are usually uploaded to the internet of the celebrations.

  • Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)– Singapore (Early December) –
  • Stereosonic Music Festival – Australia wide – PREBOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE – (Late November and Early December)http://stereosonic.com.au/
  • Zouk Out Music Festival – Sentosa Island, Singapore (Over one weekend in early December) http://www.zoukout.com/

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Summer (Warmer months) specific hotspots

– eg Includes music festival hotspots

– Europe –
– Countries: Spain (Balearic islands, Canary islands, Barcelona), Croatia (Islands and coast), Austria, Switzerland, Greece (islands), Portugal (Madeira islands)
– Months: May to August

– North America
o US States: Florida (Miami and eastern coastline), California (Between Los Angeles and San Diego), Arizona, New York (Long island)
o Canadian provinces:
o Months: May to August

– Central and South America
o Countries: Mexico (Cancun, Los Cabos)
o Months:

– Australia
o States: Queensland (Gold Coast, Cairns), Victoria (Melbourne, Rural Victoria, Mornington Peninsula) and New South Wales (Sydney)
o Months: October to February

– South East Asia –
o Countries: Indonesia (Bali, Lombok), Thailand (islands – East and West), Cambodia (Islands and Sihanoukville)
o Months:


Music / TV / Movie / Theatre / Art / Architectural – Awards

AACTA Awards (Australian Film and Television) – Australia – http://www.aacta.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AACTA_Awards
Academy Awards – Oscars (Film) – United States – http://oscar.go.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Awards
American music awards (Music) – United States – http://www.theamas.com/

Aria Music Awards (Music) – Australia – http://www.ariaawards.com.au/
BAFTA (British Film and Television) – United Kingdom – http://www.bafta.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy_Film_Awards

Billboard Latin Music Awards (Music) – United States – http://www.billboard.com/Latin-Music-Awards
Billboard music awards (Music) – United States – http://www.billboard.com/billboard-music-awards

Brit Awards (Music) – United Kingdom – http://www.brits.co.uk/
Country music Australia awards (Golden guitar) (Music) – Tamworth, Australia – http://country.com.au/golden-guitars/
Country music association awards (Music) – United States – http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-awards/
Emmy Awards (Television) – United States – http://www.emmys.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Award

Film Awards – Smaller:
– Critics choice movie awards – Film – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critics%27_Choice_Movie_Awards
– Satellite awards – Film – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Awards
– Independent spirit awards – Film – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Spirit_Awards
– Producers guild of America Award – Film – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Producers_Guild_of_America_Award

Golden Globe (U.S Television and Film) – United States – http://www.hfpa.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award
Grammy Awards (Music) – United States – http://www.grammy.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award

iheart Radio Awards (Music) – United States- http://news.iheart.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IHeartRadio_Music_Awards
Juno Award (Music) – Canada – http://junoawards.ca/
Latin Grammy Awards (Music) – United States – http://www.latingrammy.com/en
Melodifestivalen (Music) – Sweden – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melodifestivalen

MTV Europe Music Awards (Music) – Europe – http://tv.mtvema.com/
MTV Movie Awards (Movies) – United States – http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/

MTV Video music awards (Music) – August – United States – http://www.mtv.com/vma and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Video_Music_Award
People’s choice awards (Music, TV and Movies) – United States – http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/

Pritzker prize – architecture – http://www.pritzkerprize.com/
Riba international architectural award – https://www.architecture.com/Explore/Home.aspx
and https://www.architecture.com/awards/

Sanremo Music Festival (Music) – San Remo, Italy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanremo_Music_Festival
Screen Actors Guild Award – SAG (Film and Television) – United States – http://www.sagawards.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award

Tony Awards (Musical / Theatre) – United States – http://www.tonyawards.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Award

Wikipedia – American Film Awards – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_film_awards
Wikipedia – Film awards by country- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Film_awards_by_country

World music awards (Music) – Monte carlo, Monaco – http://www.worldmusicawards.com/


Misc infrequent events / festivals

Selected Biennale world festivals:
– Berlin, Germany
– Chicago, United States (Architectural)
– Florence, Italy
– Havana, Cuba (Held in odd years)
– Istanbul, Turkey
– Liverpool, England, United Kingdom (Held in even years)
– Ljubljana, Slovenia
– Montreal, Canada (Held in even years)
– Moscow, Russia
– Munich, Germany (Held in Even years)
– Singapore
– Sydney, Australia (Held in even years) – http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/
– Vienna, Austria

Commonwealth Games – Wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Games
Sports / Events – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Games_sports
Future Events:

2018 – Gold Coast, Australia: 4 to 15 April 2018 – http://www.gc2018.com/
– Queens baton relay – https://www.gc2018.com/qbr
2022 – Durban, South Africa: 18 to 31 July 2022 – http://www.durban-2022.com/

Corporate games – Australia (Throughout the year and November) – http://www.corporategames.net.au/aus/
– State and federal editions

  • Creative craft and art creation events

    – The Art of Urban Sketching (annual symposium) held in a different location each year – http://www.urbansketchers.org/

    • Design Expo (Triennale) Milan – Held every 10 years in Milan, Italy (Next edition due to be held in 2016)http://www.triennale.org/it/

    Countries of the Eurovision contest (List) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest

    Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision/videos
    Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/EurovisionSongContest
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eurovision/
    Twitter – Eurovision hastag – https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eurovision

    Live internet streaming – http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv and also streaming on the youtube channel (Selected)

    EBU – https://www.facebook.com/EBU.HQ/ and http://www.ebu.ch/home

    Summaries:
    Past Year’s Eurovision (2016) – Wikipedia – Eurovision song contest 2016 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2016
    Future upcoming Eurovision (2017) – Wikipedia – Eurovision song contest 2017 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2017

    Wikipedia – Australia in the Eurovision song contest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest

    Aspects of the event:
    – 3 finals – Two semi finals (10 in each advance to the final). Final 20 semifinalists and big 5

    – Eurovision odds – http://eurovisionworld.com/?odds=eurovision
    – Shop and merchandise
    – Mobile app

    – Eurovision hosts (Ceremony people)
    – Host citys’ phrase / theme / Logo
    – National spokespeople (Names and order to vote reveal)
    – National voting juries
    – Contest Voting (Mix of Public televisting and National juries)
    – Televoting – Via official app or national sms / telephone numbers (open 15 minutes)
    – National broadcasters – EBU Members – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Broadcasting_Union
    – Results analysis (Which country gave points to whom, final ranking)
    – Vote verification (Ernst and young)
    – Press centre voting – General Public, Accredited fans, Accredited press
    – Fan association voting

    – Red carpet opening ceremony event
    – National country pre-selections / internal contests / country finals
    – Worldwide home (self hosted) Eurovision parties and screenings (eg Dress up / Sweep / sing along)
    – Eurovision conference.
    – National country parties in host nation (eg Australian party in European host nation)
    – National embassy sponsored events in host nation
    – Host country – Fan hub precinct (Euro village) / Euroclub (concerts and live screen TVs)
    – Host Country – Main arena precinct – euroclub and euro fan sites
    – Fan media sites / associations concerts and parties (International and/or in host city – Attended by contestants (past and present)
    – After parties
    – Euro fan cafe
    – Fan events sponsored by the government
    – Tourism country authority (Host promotion)

    – Eurovision pre parties (Europe tour of Eurovision acts – prior to the contest) – London, Amsterdam, London
    – Artist press tour

    – Artist songs
    – Artists postcards
    – Artist previous (Non eurovision) songs

    – Host city – country broadcaster (Website, social media)
    – Participating broadcasters (Website, Social media)
    – Participating artists (Website, Social media – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)

    – Broadcaster commentators (Event and roaming interviews) – eg: Australia –

    – Press centre – and Media accreditation
    – Artist Interviews
    – Press conferences – Talk
    – Meet and greet artist conference – Talk

    – Staging arrangements
    – Rehersals
    – Dress Rehersals
    – Jury Show
    – Set / Stage design
    – Graphic and video design
    – Show entertainment – interval acts
    – Participating country postcards / profile videos
    – Press centre

    – Marcel Bezençon Award – Press Award, Artistic Award, and Composer Award – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Bezen%C3%A7on_Awards

    Fan / roadshow events
    – attended by current and past Eurovision acts). Held in other European cities – refer to the official Eurovision website for supporting roadshow and fan events.

    – SBS Australia Broadcasting – https://www.facebook.com/EurovisionSBS/ and http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurovision

    – SBS Eurovision – Twitter – https://twitter.com/SBSEurovision
    – SBS – Twitter – https://twitter.com/SBS
    – Sbs – Australian website unofficial voting
    – Sbs live internet stream –
    – SBS Radio – 4 – eurovision channel – http://www.sbs.com.au/radio/
    – Julia Zemiro (SBS Eurovision broadcaster) – https://twitter.com/julia_zemiro
    Blink TV Australian Eurovision production company – http://www.blinktv.com.au/

    International broadcasters coverage
    BBC – eurovision coverage – http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/eurovision
    BBC – Eurovision – Twitter https://twitter.com/bbceurovision

    Eurovision – Worldwide Fan clubs
    – General organisation of eurovision fans (Worldwide association) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGAE
    – ESC Fan (Australian fan club) – http://www.escfan.com.au/

    Eurovision – Fan websites and youtube channels – http://www.eurovision.tv/page/about/fan-media

    – Wiwi Bloggs (Blog written articles and video youtube) – Also wiwijam concert – http://wiwibloggs.com/
    — Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wiwibloggs/videos
    — Twitter: https://twitter.com/wiwibloggs
    — Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wiwibloggs/

    — Deban Aderemi – https://twitter.com/DebanAderemi and https://www.instagram.com/deban_deban/
    — William Lee adams – https://twitter.com/willyleeadams and https://www.instagram.com/williamleeadams/

    – Eurovsion fan radio – http://www.escradio.com/
    – Eurovision memes – https://www.instagram.com/josugalem/
    – Eurovision world – http://eurovisionworld.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/eurovisionworld
    – Eurovision world – Voting and results (Interactive – by year and then by country)-
    Order of voting being revealed –
    http://eurovisionworld.com/?eurovision

    – Eurovision wiki – http://eurosong-contest.wikia.com/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_Wiki

    – ESC Bubble – http://escbubble.com/
    – ESC Buzz – http://www.escbuzz.com/
    – ESC Chat – http://www.escchat.com/
    – ESC Daily – http://www.escdaily.com/
    – ESC Extra – http://www.escxtra.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/escXtra/videos and https://www.facebook.com/escXtra/ and live video streaming – http://escxtra.com/live/
    – ESC Insight – http://escinsight.com/
    – ESC Insight – Summary of Eurovision resources – http://escinsight.com/tour-the-site/big-list-of-eurovision-websites-links-and-online-resources/
    – ESC Kaz – http://www.esckaz.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/EurovisionKZ/videos
    – Esc Radio – http://www.escradio.com/
    – ESC Reporter – https://www.youtube.com/user/ESCReporterTV/videos
    – ESC Song reviews – https://escsongreviews.com/
    – ESC Today – http://www.esctoday.com/
    – ESC Tracker – http://esctracker.com/
    – Esc united (includes live streaming) – http://www.escunited.com/
    – Eurovision radio – http://www.radiointernational.tk/
    – Eurovoix – http://eurovoix.com/
    – Radio international (Eurovision radio channel) – http://www.radiointernational.tk/
    – Song festival.be (Home of the Barbra dex award – worst dressed) – https://songfestival.be/en/
    – University of Melbourne – Eurovision subject – http://ba.unimelb.edu.au/eurovisions and https://twitter.com/eurovisions_uom

    Junior Eurovision contest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Eurovision_Song_Contest

    • European Contintental Football Tournaments

    UEFA Champions league (Club Championship)- http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/
    Qualifying – July to August
    Competition proper (32 qualified)- september to May

    UEFA Europa League (Secondary Football club league) – http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/
    Qualifying – July to August
    Competition proper (48 + 8 qualified) September to May

    UEFA Super Cup (UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League)

     

     

    2018 – Russia: 14 June – 15 July 2018 (32 days)
    2022 – Qatar: 21 November – 18 December 2022 (28 days)
    2026 – TBD

    Fifa world cup qualification https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_qualification

    AFC (Asian – Includes Middle East)
    CAF (African)
    CONCACAF (Central and North America)
    CONMEBOL (South America)
    OFC (Oceania)
    UEFA (Europe)

    • FIFA Tournaments (Other than the world Cup – held infrequently – refer to website) – http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/index.html
      • Womens World cup
      • Confederations Cup (Mens – Held in the World cup hosting nation – one year before the actual world cup event)
      • Under 20 World cup (Mens)
      • Under 20 World cup (Womens)
      • Under 17 World cup (Mens)
      • Under 17 World cup (Womens)
      • Beach Soccer world cup (Mens)
      • Club World Cup (Mens)
      • Futsal World cup (Mens)

     

     

    • Floriade – Netherlands gardening and flower exhibition – Host cities rotate within the Netherlands (Held every 10 years – next due to be held in 2022)http://www.floriade.com

    Hay festival (touring writers festivals) – https://www.hayfestival.com/

    Manifesta – European Biennial of Contemporary Art – (Different cities every even numbered year) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesta

    Masters games – Over 30 / 35 years old sporting event – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Masters_Games
    – Next in 2017 – Auckland

    Miss Universe Beauty Contest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Universe and http://www.missuniverse.com/

    Nabana no Sato Winter Illuminations (Including light tunnel)- Nie prefecture, Nabana no Sato. city, Japan – (November until May)
    Northern lights – Appears from late November to March within the Northern Lights zone
    – Iceland, Canada, Norway, Greenland (Denmark), Sweden, Finland.

     

    • Olympic Games – Winter and Summer – (Each Summer or Winter edition held every four years) http://www.olympic.org/

    Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/olympics/

    *** Google – Olympics portal – https://www.google.com.au/#q=olympics and https://www.google.com.au/search?q=rio2016
    – Overview, Sports, *Schedule, Athletics, Medals, Countries.

    Olympic Channel (IOC Official) – https://www.olympicchannel.com/

    Olympic – Peace page – http://www.olympic.org/peace/
    Olympic day – June 23

    Graphic News –Sport infographics – https://www.graphicnews.org/core/search.php?alertno=5609&search_results_page=1\

    Wikipedia – International Olympic committee – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Olympic_Committee

    Olympic Broadcasting service (head Olympic broadcasting and online) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Broadcasting_Services and https://www.obs.tv/

    Wikipedia – Bids for the olympic Games – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bids_for_Olympic_Games

    National Olympic teams –

    Wikipedia – National olympic committees – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Olympic_Committee
    Wikipedia – Nations at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nations_at_the_Olympics
    Wikipedia – Nations at the 2016 Summer Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Nations_at_the_2016_Summer_Olympics

    Australian Olympic Committeehttp://www.olympics.com.au/
    Coprorate – http://corporate.olympics.com.au/

    Education – Australian Olympic team – Education – http://education.olympics.com.au/
    – Video – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/media/video

    Australian Insitutes of sport:
    Australian Institute of Sport – and Australian Government Sporting Portal – http://ausport.gov.au/
    Victorian Institute of Sport – http://www.vis.org.au/
    Olympic Winter Institute –
    http://www.owia.org
    – Social media – @OWI_AUS

    Australian Olympic team – Social Media –
    – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AUSOlympicTeam
    – Twitter – https://twitter.com/AUSOlympicTeam
    – Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ausolympicteam/

    Australian Olympic Committee – Australian state olympic committees – Victoria – http://corporate.olympics.com.au/soc/vic/voc-news-and-sport-news
    Wikipedia – Australia at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_at_the_Olympics

    Olympic Education – http://education.olympics.com.au/

    NOC staff includes:
    – Chef de mission – Australian olympic committee

    Olympic Homecoming events
    – Main – Sydney Airport – Main Welcoming home hangar event out of chartered Qantas plane
    – Sydney CBD – Government house and Opera house
    – Melbourne CBD – Welcoming home event/parade (Organised by the AOC and state government) – Bourke street Mall / Swanston street
    – Also major city events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Canberra and Darwin

    Australian Olympic news:
    *** Rio 2016 – Schedule and results – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/schedule-results
    ** Rio 2016 – Next up – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/schedule-results/next-up
    – Blog – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/blog/

    Olympic Ticketing :

    Australian ticketing company for Olympic games tickets – https://www.cosport.com/

    Olympic Sports:

    Australian Olympic Committe – Sports http://corporate.olympics.com.au/sports

    Olympic Games – Sports – http://www.olympic.org/sports

    Wikipedia – Olympic Sports – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_sports

    – Summer sports – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_sports#Summer_Olympics
    – Demonstration sports – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonstration_sport

    Other International Olympic country teams / Associations and olympic performance / National sporting institutes:

    Austria – http://www.olympia.at/
    – Austria at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria_at_the_Olympics

    Brazil – http://www.cob.org.br/

    Canada – http://olympic.ca/
    – Canada at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_at_the_Olympics

    Colombia – http://www.coc.org.co/
    – Colombia at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia_at_the_Olympics

    Cuba –

    France – http://www.franceolympique.com/

    Germany –

    Great Britain (United Kingdom) – http://www.teamgb.com/
    – Great Britain at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain_at_the_Olympics

    Italy – http://www.coni.it/en/
    – Italy at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_at_the_Olympics

    Japan – http://www.joc.or.jp/english/
    – Japan at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_at_the_Olympics

    New Zealand – http://www.olympic.org.nz/
    – New Zealand at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_at_the_Olympics
    – Social media – @nzolympics @sportnz

    South Korea –

    Spain – http://www.coe.es/
    – Spain at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain_at_the_Olympics

    Sweden –

    Switzerland – http://www.swissolympic.ch/Home
    – Switzerland at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_at_the_Olympics

    United States – http://www.teamusa.org
    – United States at the Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_at_the_Olympics

    International Broadcasters / News Outlets:

    Print Media – Online / Newspaper / Magazine / Radio

    ABC News (Australia) – http://www.abc.net.au/news/rio-olympics-2016/
    Age (The) – http://www.theage.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016
    Age – Australians to watch – http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2016/olympics/australians-to-watch/
    CNN – http://edition.cnn.com/sport/olympics
    Conversation – https://theconversation.com/au/topics/rio-2016
    Daily mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics_2016/index.html
    Fox sports – http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympics
    Guardian – news – https://www.theguardian.com/sport/rio-2016 and riorun.theguardian.com
    Independent UK – http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics
    News Limited – http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics
    – News Limited – Interactive olympic feature – http://media.news.com.au/nnd/61e90d859275674598aa5605fe70313c/index.html
    NY Times – http://www.nytimes.com/news-event/rio-olympics-2016
    Reuters – http://www.reuters.com/news/archive/gca-rio2016
    Telegraph – Olympics – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/
    Time – http://time.com/sports/ and http://time.com/tag/olympics/
    Triple M – Roy and HG – http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/shows/roy-and-hg/
    Yahoo sports – http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/rio-2016/

    Online social Multimedia:

    Areas –
    – Individual competing athletes
    – Individual past athletes
    – Olympic teams
    – Broadcasters / media commentators

    Google doodle – Olympics –
    https://www.google.com/doodles/fruitgames

    **** Facebook – (Custom) Olympic List – https://www.facebook.com/lists/10153746493996186
    ** Twitter (Custom list) Olympic List – https://twitter.com/anth0888/lists/olympics

    Visa – 360° -http://www.visa.com/rio2016/global/

    Youtube – Live Olympic streaming – http://www.youtube.com
    Youtube – Olympic Committee – https://www.youtube.com/user/olympic/videos
    Youtube – Rio 2016 – https://www.youtube.com/rio2016
    Youtube – Rio 2016 (Topic) – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rio+2016

    Youtube – Rio cidade Olimpica – https://www.youtube.com/user/riocidadeolimpica/videos

    TV Broadcasting

    Wikipedia – List of 2016 Olympic broadcasters – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2016_Summer_Olympics_broadcasters

    Australian – Olympic Broadcast (Seven Network) – https://au.sports.yahoo.com/ and https://au.sports.yahoo.com/rio-2016/

    – Includes: 7 mobile app
    – Olympic site – https://7rio2016.com.au/home

    – *** Interactive Olympic portal (video, updates and more of every sport) – http://www.seven.com.au/Olympics
    — Facebook – (Premium access granted – login via Facebook login)

    – Premium access payment – https://seven.com.au/olympics/premium/
    – Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/7Olympics/
    – Highlights – https://7rio2016.com.au/highlights
    – Athletes – https://7rio2016.com.au/athletes

    – Sunrise (Morning Show) – https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/ and https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise/

    International country broadcasters:

    Austria
    Canada
    Italy
    Japan
    New Zealand
    Spain
    Switzerland

    United Kingdom – Olympic Broadcast (BBC) – http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics
    – BBC – Schedule – http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/rio-2016/schedule
    – BBC – iPlayer (ISP UK only) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

    United States – Olympic Broadcast (NBC) -http://nbcolympics.com/ and store – http://www.nbcsportsstore.com/

    Olympic World time zone converter – http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/olympics-time-map2016.php

    Upcoming Summer Olympic Games:

    Summer Olympic Games – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games

    2016 – Rio de Janiero, Brazil: 5 to 21 August 2015 – http://www.rio2016.com/en/ and http://www.brasil2016.gov.br/

    Rio 2016 – Infrastructure – http://www.cidadeolimpica.rio/en/
    Olympic Boulevard – http://www.boulevard-olimpico.com/
    Accomodation – Airbnb – Rio 2016 Olympic games accommodation – http://s.airbnb.com/rio-2016

    Rio 2016 – Sports – http://www.rio2016.com/en/sports

    Wikipedia – Qualification for 2016 Summer Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Qualification_for_the_2016_Summer_Olympics
    Wikipedia – Events at the 2016 – Summer olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Events_at_the_2016_Summer_Olympics

    Rio 2016 – App – https://www.rio2016.com/en/app
    Wikipedia – 2016 Olympics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics

    Rio 2016 – Live Blog – https://www.rio2016.com/en/live-blog
    * Rio 2016 – News – https://www.rio2016.com/en/news
    Rio 2016 – Videos – https://www.rio2016.com/en/videos
    Rio 2016 – Sports (Includes explanations of each sport) – https://www.rio2016.com/en/sports
    Rio 2016 – Google map of all venues – https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1IeiO2xMxV9l_PXgo18M4SnRwtRQ&usp=sharing
    Rio 2016 – Medal count by country – https://www.rio2016.com/en/medal-count-country
    Rio 2016 – Country – Australia – https://www.rio2016.com/en/australia

    Wikipedia – Summer olympics medal table – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics_medal_table

    Official Social Media

    Google Trends – Olympics – https://www.google.com.au/trends/story/olympics

    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rio2016/
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rio2016_en and #Rio2016 – https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rio2016
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rio2016/
    Snapchat – rio2016
    Tumblr – http://olympics.tumblr.com/

    Products –
    Olympic Online store – http://www.lojario2016.com.br/
    Rio 2016 – Shop / Merchandise -https://www.rio2016.com/en/merchandise

    Olympic Stamps
    Olympic Pins
    Olympic online auctions (Sales of official torches and items)

    Other aspects:
    Olympic Torch Relay (and torch design / torch relay route)
    Logo
    Mascots
    Typography
    Sport pictograms

    Olympic Games Playlist / soundtrack
    Musicians / Songs performed in the ceremonies or during the Olympic Games telecast

    Opening Ceremony
    – Summary – https://interactive.akamaized.net/en/
    – Parade of nations (and order)
    – Olympic Cauldron lighting, style and location
    – artistic direction, music
    Closing Ceremony
    – Summary –

    Medal tally

    Broadcasters (Official – TV)
    – International press centre
    Olympic TV show set ups (By network Broadcasters)
    Commentators

    Sport selection and changes (New and removed)
    Notable sports:
    – Hepathlon (women)
    100 metres hurdles, High jump, Shot put, 200 metres run, Long jump, Javelin throw, 800 metres

    – Decathlon (men)
    100 metres, Long jump,Shot put,High jump, 400 metres, 110 metres hurdles, Discus throw, Pole vault, Javelin throw, 1500 metres

    – Modern pentathlon – Five events; pistol shooting, épée fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3.2 km cross-country run

    Exhibition sports
    Sporting gala – Gymnastics

    Venues and Olympic Park (Including Olympic Stadium)
    Venue Locations
    Event times
    Olympic test event (held prior to games)

    Referees and officials (Sourced from overseas)
    Volunteers
    Olympics – IOC and international sporting federations members

    Olympic Live sites (TV screens, music and more)
    Pavilions / Houses (Corporate, Country and organisations) – public and invited only – https://www.rio2016.com/en/olympic-houses
    City Infrastructure (Public Transport, Airports, Rejuvenation of city areas)
    – Olympic legacy
    – Olympic Village – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_2016_Olympic_Village

    Athletes
    – Olympian community visits
    Countries (New participants)
    Refugee / IOC Independent athletes (Teams)
    Olympic National team Uniforms
    Opening and closing national flag bearer

    Sustainability – Green passport – http://www.passaporteverde.org.br/en/
    Hospitality houses – Countries, Sponsors, Coverage TV networks

    Next Olympic games Australian info– Rio 2016:
    Rio General – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/rio-games
    – App – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/app
    Rio Venues – http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/rio-games/venue-maps/venue-maps
    Rio Spectator guides – https://www.rio2016.com/en/spectator-guide

    Tickets – https://www.cosport.com/

    2020 – Tokyo, Japan: 24 July to 9 August 2020 – https://tokyo2020.jp/en/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics

    Venues – https://tokyo2020.jp/en/games/venue/olympic/
    Sports – https://tokyo2020.jp/en/games/sport/olympic/

    Tokyo 2020 handover – https://tokyo2020.jp/en/special/rio-to-tokyo/
    Pre-games Training – https://pregamestraining.tokyo2020.jp/en/

    2024 – TBD in September 2017 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Summer_Olympics

    Bid cities:
    – Los Angeles – USA – http://la24.org/
    – Rome – Italy – http://www.roma2024.org/en/
    – Budapest – Hungary – http://www.budapest2024.org/
    – Paris – France – http://paris2024.org/en/

    Upcoming Winter Olympic Games:

    Winter Olympic Games – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games

    2018 – Pyeongchang, South Korea: 9 to 25 February 2018.
    2022 – Beijing, People’s republic of China: 4 to 20 February 2022
    2026 – TBD in 2019

    Upcoming Youth Olympic Games:

    Winter and Summer – (Each Summer or Winter edition held every four years) – http://www.olympic.org/

    Olympic Games Bid news:

    – Around the rings – http://www.aroundtherings.com/site/1/Home
    – Games bids – http://www.aroundtherings.com/site/1/Home
    – Wikipedia -Bids for the Olympic Games – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bids_for_Olympic_Games

    • *** Open House Worldwide (Global Initiative in major cities opening up and allowing tours of buildings to the public) – (Held on various dates in Various global cities – refer to website)http://www.openhouseworldwide.org/
    • Rock in Rio – Primarily held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil – But also has satellite concerts in Las Vegas – USA, Madrid – Spain and Lisbon – Portugal – Major concerts with headliner acts (Brazilian event held every two years in odd numbered years. The satellite festivals are held periodically) – http://rockinrio.com/rio/
    • South American National Club football Tournaments (Annual)

    Argentina – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Argentina
    Bolivia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Aerosur
    Brazil – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_do_Brasil
    Chile – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Chile
    Colombia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Colombia
    Ecuador – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuadorian_Serie_A
    Paraguay –
    Peru – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Inca
    Uruguay –
    Venezuela – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Venezuela

    • St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Across the world in Australia, New Zealand, United States and Singapore.(Varies). – http://lanewayfestival.com/
    • Tokyo car / motor show – Tokyo, Japan (Held in October / November – Every odd numbered year) –

    Sporting Bodies (Worldwide)

    Includes: Sporting club memberships

    World sporting awards
    – Athlete of the year – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlete_of_the_Year
    – Laureus sports awards – https://www.laureus.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laureus_World_Sports_Awards

    Genres of sporting bodies:
    – International and national sporting federation
    Includes:
    – World sporting federation championships
    – Boards and bodies
    – State / local / federal sporting clubs (Per age year level, junior, elite athlete or senior) or leagues (per sport) – often supported by elite athlete programmes. Includes International tournaments and international local club elite athlete sign up.
    – National centres of excellence – per sport (Institutes)

    University sporting associations (Multi discipline) –
    Pac 12 – USA Sports Universities association – http://pac-12.com/

    International Sporting Associations – Events / Disciplines (Notable)
    – Including world championships / annual sporting leagues
    Wikipedia – List of International sports federations – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_sports_federations

    Wikipedia – Sports championships around the world – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world_sports_championships
    Wikipedia – International sports tours – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:International_sports_tours

    National sporting Bodies (also includes state -sub bodies):
    Wikipedia – Sports governing bodies by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_governing_bodies_by_country

    Wikipedia – Annual sporting events in the United states – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Annual_sporting_events_in_the_United_States
    Wikipedia – Annual sporting events by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Annual_sporting_events_by_country

    National International event sporting team selections (eg Olympic, Commonwealth Games)
    – Separate national sporting meets

    Sports Academies / Organisations:
    Sports Academies – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_academies
    Sports organisations by company – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_organisations_by_country

    Australia:
    Wikipedia – Sports governing bodies in Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_governing_bodies_in_Australia

    Athletics –
    International athletics federation – https://www.iaaf.org/
    Athletics International (Australia)

    Wikipedia – Athletics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_of_athletics
    Diamond League – http://www.diamondleague.com/home/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAAF_Diamond_League

    Badminton

    Baseball – United States –
    Wikipedia – Major league baseball – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball
    Wikipedia – World series – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series
    Wikipedia – USA baseball world series :List of champions – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Series_champions

    Football – Australian Football League –
    AFL – http://www.afl.com.au/
    – Wikipedia – List of Australian football league premiers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_Football_League_premiers

    Football (American Gridiron) –
    National football league (Official) – http://www.nfl.com/
    Wikipedia – National football league – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League

    Gymnastics – World gymnastics championships – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Gymnastics_Championships
    Handball
    Hockey – Ice
    National Hockey league (USA) – https://www.nhl.com/
    Hockey Canada (Canada) – https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca
    Wikipedia – National Hockey league (Canada and USA) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League

    Sailing –
    Americas cup – https://www.americascup.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America’s_Cup
    – Includes Americas cup series

    Volvo ocean race – Around the world race – 2 January 2018 http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Ocean_Race

    Soccer (Football) – Refer to FIFA

    Swimming and Aquatics – http://www.fina.org/
    Wikipedia – Swimming – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:International_swimming and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_(sport)

    Aquatics – World series swims – http://www.worldseriesswims.com.au

    Diving (Free style/ Cliff) – Cliff diving world series – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_Cliff_Diving_World_Series

    Sailing – World cup – http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/home.php

    Tennis – Professional World Season

    WTA – Women’s tennis season – http://www.wtatennis.com/

    WTA Tour (Womens) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Tennis_Association
    WTA Tour Finals – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTA_Tour_Championships

    ATP – Men’s tennis season – http://www.atpworldtour.com/

    ATP Tour (Mens) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Tennis_Professionals#ATP_World_Tour
    ATP Tour Finals – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_Finals

    Davis Cup – Countries (Mens) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Cup

    Overall tennis movements:
    Starts in January in Melbourne with the Australian Open; moves on to the European clay circuit in February, ending with the French Open in May and June; on to the grass and Wimbledon in July; back to North America in late July and through the U.S. Open in August and September; and then on to Asia.

    4 majors (Mens and Womens):
    – Australian Open (January) – @ausopen
    – US Open (Last Monday in August) – @Usopen
    – French Open (Late May / Early June)- @Rolandgarros
    – Wimbledon (British Open) (Late June / Early July) – @Wimbledon

    Grand Slam tennis champions – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Grand_Slam_champions

    Other Major tournaments –
    List of tennis tournaments – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tennis_tournaments

    Indian wells – California
    Miami open
    Monte carlo
    Madrid open
    Rome
    Toronto – rogers cup
    Cincinnati
    Shanghai masters
    Paris – masters

    National Tennis federations / associations:
    International Federation of tennis – http://www.itftennis.com/
    United States – https://www.usta.com/

    Tennis academies
    Imgacademy – https://www.imgacademy.com/

    • Touring Musical Artist concerts (Periodically around the world)
      Many big name musical artists often announce world tours. Refer to music or event ticketing websites and also venue / stadium websites in the applicable country for a forecast schedule of musical artist concerts planned. Also the release (or often pre-release dates) of tickets.
    • Wikipedia – Concert tours – *Change to current year* – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2017_concert_tours

      – Social media announcement – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
      – Touring company news.

    – Capetown, South Africa – February
    – Buenos Aires, Argentina – February
    – Sao Paulo – Brazil
    – Miami, United States – March
    – Seoul, Korea – June
    – Split, Croatia – July
    – Tokyo, Japan – September
    – Singapore – September
    – Ibiza, Spain – October

    • Ultra Music – Road to Ultra(Smaller scale festivals – Annually)https://umfworldwide.com/
      Puerto Rico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan

      Weather events (Annual / Biannual)
      – Manhattanhenge – Sunset aligns with city street grid
      – Melbhenge – Sunset aligns with city street grid

    • World Architecture Festival (Includes World Building of the Year) – https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/

    World street food congress – http://wsfcongress.com/

    World National elections (Political) –
    Wikipedia – List of next country elections around the world – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_next_general_elections
    Wikipedia – Elections by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_by_country

    Notable Country Elections –

    Australia
    Wikipedia – Elections in Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Australia

    Canada
    Wikipedia – Elections in Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Canada

    New Zealand
    Wikipedia – Elections in New Zealand – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_New_Zealand

    United Kingdom
    Wikipedia – Elections in the United Kingdom – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_the_United_Kingdom

    United States of America
    Wikipedia – United states Presidential Election – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election
    Wikipedia – United states presidential election 2016 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016
    Wikipedia – Electoral college system – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)
    CNN politics – http://edition.cnn.com/politics

    World National Referendums –
    Wikipedia – Referendums by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Referendums_by_country

    • World Expo (International Exposition) -Major International event lasting 6 months hosting pavillions by international countries and organisations – based around the specified theme of each world expo – (As an example, the World Expo 2015 in Milan is based around food) (The event is hosting varies – refer to the official BIE website for more information) http://www.bie-paris.org/site/en/

    World Expo Milan 2015 (Milan, Italy) – http://www.expo2015.org/en/participants/countries and (Virtual park explorer) – http://www.virtual.expo2015.org/

    Aquae Venezia (Mestre – mainland of Venice, Italy) – (Water themed world expo event in Venice) Part of World expo Milan 2015 program – http://www.aquae2015.org/?lang=en and http://www.expovenice.it/


    Occasional World Charity Initiatives and Events

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