Festivals and Special Events
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Eight-week summer music festival in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Held mid November. Showcases native wild birds, and their ecosystems.
Albuquerque's nine-day celebration with over 750 hot-air balloons
Held in August annually The Festival features spectacular street parade, food, and music festival,many free events, billycart grand prix, garden competitions, and much more
Celebration of French patriotism
For every petrol headed v8 lovers. Three days of pure engine rush.
- Every year since 1937. Ride on in wearing leather chaps and a bandana or you might stand out.
June 16 celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses
The man burns the Saturday night before Labor Day.
10 days of unbridled festivities prior to Ash Wednsday
The world's most lavish party
Explosion of color, calypso music and unbridled excess in celebrations of Creole culture
Annual event that keeps alive the image of the errant knight
Four-day horticultural orgy
Ireland's biggest jazz festival
Extravaganza of performance entertainment; music, dance, drama and alternative
Most prestigious art market on the international calendar
10-day winter festival; celebration of fur-trading in early Canadian history
New Annual event held in the Hunter Valley Gardens Estate
Held mid October, showcasing the best of the regions' gardens from small cottage to large farm gardens.
One week at the end of May; spiritual music from diverse cultures
A flower and entertainment festival held annually in Canberra's Commonwealth Park, from mid September to mid October.
Gastronomic pig-out celebrating St. Laurent, patron saint of cooks
Annual Event celebrating love in all it's forms. Huge event on any party lovers calendar
Last weekend of July. Bring your breath mints.
Jousting tournament; last Sunday in Aug. and the 1st Sun. in Sept.
The small but beautiful opera house has been welcoming opera lovers since 1934.
Held in October of each year to commemorate Anne 'Granny' Smith, credited with producing the "Granny Smith apple" and celebrated for providing the Ryde-Hunters Hill area with great prosperity. Crowds can reach 90,000.
Held Annual Music, Fim and the Arts Held in January
July 4 celebration of the King's birthday
7-week festival of singing, dancing and sports competition
The only dry river regatta in the world; held annually in late August. Up to the 46th annual event.
Unique sporting events rooted in Scottish history from the Middle Ages
Inter-tribal sing-sing competition
Three-day marriage fair where young people are paired and married
17-day classical and flamenco
Annual event featuring Australian and overseas artists. Music , Wine, Food located in The Hunters most beautiful wineries.
Month-long comedy festival, the largest of its kind in the world
One of Europe's oldest music festivals; begun by Toscanini in 1938
Prestigious celebration of classical music, opera and dance
"laissez les bons temps roulez"; America's biggest and funniest party
Festival of Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi order
2000 world-class musicians; world's largest jazz fest
16-days of blues, reggae, funk, soul, rap, rock and pop, as well as jazz
An annual festival celebrated during the Labour Day long weekend (the first Friday to the second Monday in March), and has been celebrated since 1955.
Major jazz festival which has premiered many jazz standards. Founded in 1954 by George Wein, the all outdoor festival is held every August and features some of the world's greatest jazz musicians
Mysterious and exotic homage to Iemanjá, African goddess of the sea
Three-day weekend of round the clock concerts
Celebration of the Iranian new year, the first day of Spring
Sixteen-day celebration of beer
America's largest and longest (8-mo) celebration of the Bard
Annual dance festival featuring traditional costumes and masks
Every ten years since 1633 as promised to end the Plague
Annual event in December.celebrating world music and sustainable living. 60 acts will cover world, blues, roots, dub, contemporary and chilled beats.
Oldest and most prestigious flower show in US; since 1829
Held annually late September.
Anually attracts over 30,000 fans. This major international and national festival features folk, country, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world music artists in a four day musical extravaganza
Five days, beginning of August; non-stop reggae music
Europe's most important annual musical event
Hundreds of mammoth snow and ice sculptures
Most important opera festival in northern Europe
Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti
Like its counterpart in Italy, begun by Gian Carlo Menotti; Charleston
First week of August. During that week, the state almost doubles in population.
A car festival held annually, usually at the start of January.
Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; June thru Aug
Country Music Festival Held in August every year.
Five weeks every summer at the Festspielhaus, the high temple to his music
Month-long festival of the performing arts
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