World Events Calendar Listing for 2018 – 2019

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World Events Calendar Listing for 2018 – 2019

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Dear Lover of Travel,

Here is my “Best Of” World Events Calendar compilation for 2018 – 2019, created to help you plan your next international trip! I’ve included festivals like Germany’s Oktoberfest… to Rio’s Carnival and New Orleans’ Mardis Gras… to film festivals like Sundance and Cannes… to Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia… Plus lots of other very unique cultural events, too!

For more information on each event, simply click on event titles to visit their website. Enjoy!

Michelle Valentine
TV Host of “Love Eat Travel”

This event calendar is updated regularly, so visit often! If you would like to add your event here, please contact us!


Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival – Harbin, China

Venice Carnival – Venice, Italy

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival – Shetland, Scotland

No Pants Subway Ride – Global

World Buskers Festival – Christchurch, New Zealand

Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan,Thailand

Sundance Film Festival – Park City, Utah, USA



Chinese New Year – Hong Kong, China

Sapporo Snow FestivalSapporo, Japan

Carnaval – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Viareggio Carnevale – Viareggio, Italy

Battle of the Oranges – Ivrea, Italy

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival – Pingxi, Taiwan

Tapati Rapa Nui – Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile

Mardi Gras – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago



St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Dublin, Ireland

BaliSpirit Festival – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Paro Tsechu Festival – Paro, Bhutan

National Grape Harvest Festival – Mendoza, Argentina

Russian Barista Days – Exhibition Center ‘Sokolniki’, Moscow, Russia

Holi Festival – Mumbai, India

Omizutori – Todai-ji Temple, Zoshi-Cho, Nara City, Japan

International Yoga Festival – Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Festival du Bois – Mackin Park, Coquitlam, Canada

Byron Bay BluesFest – Byron Bay, Australia



Songkran Water Festival — Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bacchanal Jamaica – Kingston, Jamaica

Rouketopolemos – Vrontados, Chio, Greece

Kings Day (Kongingsdag) – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coachella – Indio, California, USA

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Cape Town International Jazz Festival – Cape Town, South Africa



Gnaoua and World Music Festival – Essaouira, Morocco

Kumbh Mela Festival – Ujjain, India

Stars of the White Nights – St. Petersburg, Russia

Waisak Day – Borobudur, Indonesia

Cooper Hill’s Cheese Rolling Festival — Gloucester, England

Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France



Inti Raymi – Cusco, Peru

Festa de São João – Porto, Portugal

Haro Wine Festival – Haro, Spain

Kirpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament – Erdine, Turkey

Secret Solstice – Reykjavik, Iceland

Queenstown Winter Festival – Queenstown, New Zealand

Tomorrowland — Boom, Belgium

San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade – San Francisco, California, USA

Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, England

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Running of the Bulls (Fiesta de San Fermín) – Pamplona, Spain

Lasseters Camel Cup – Alice Springs, Australia

Naadam Festival (The Manly Games) – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Heiva I Tahiti – Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Gion Matsuri Festival – Kyoto, Japan

Rath Yatra – Puri, India

Comic-Con International – San Diego, California, USA

Boryeong Mud Festival — Boryeong, South Korea

Calgary Stampede – Calgary, Alberta, Canada



La Tomatina — Buñol, Spain

Rainforest World Music Festival – Kuching, Malaysia

Obon Festival (Festival of Souls or Festival of the Dead) – Japan, nationwide

Esala Perahera – Kandy, Sri Lanka

Burning Man — Black Rock City, Nevada, United States

World Bog Snorkeling Championships – Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Mount Hagen Cultural Show Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea



Scottish Highland Games – Braemar, Scotland, UK

Regata Storica – Venice, Italy

Cascamorras – Baza, Spain

Hajj – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Galungan Ceremonies – Bali, Indonesia

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Lake of Stars Malawi Arts Festival – Mangochi, Malawi



Oktoberfest — Munich, Germany

Alien Con / HISTORY®, A+E Networks®, and Cosmic-Con® / Ancient Aliens – Santa Clara, California, USA

La Calaca – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Diwali (Festival of Lights) – Mumbai, India

Concurs de Castells – Tarragona, Spain

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta — Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Navratri Festival – Vadodara, India

Wanderlust Yoga Festival – Miami, Florida, USA

MassKara Festival – Bacolod City, Philippines



Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – Oaxaca, Mexico

Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar, India

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom Park, Orlando, Florida, USA

Guru Nanak Jayanti – Amritsar, India

Loi Krathong (Floating Lantern Festival) – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York City, New York, USA

Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival – Lopburi, Thailand



Klausjagen – Küssnacht, Switzerland

Quema del Diablo (Burning of the Devil) – Guatemala City and Antigua, Guatemala

Chichibu Night Festival – Chichibu City, Japan

Night of the Radishes – Oaxaca, Mexico

Festival of Lights – Lyon, France

Whirling Dervishes Festival – Konya, Turkey

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay / Scotland’s New Year Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Junkanoo Parade – Nassau, Bahamas

Réveillon – Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Year’s Eve Ball – New York City, New York, USA

About the Author:

Michelle Valentine is the TV Host of the new travel TV series, "Love Eat Travel". Her classic lifestyle TV show, "Michelle Valentine Show" still airs in select television markets. Her website features thousands of travel tips and advice, as well as unique travel accessories at her online shop. When she's not traveling, she loves spending time at home with her hubby at their Florida waterfront home, watching romantic sunsets and dolphins swimming by!


  1. International-party-queen December 9, 2020 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Wow! I had no idea about some of these international celebrations. It’s so interesting to learn about other countries festivities throughout the year.

  2. Holi Celebration February 27, 2020 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Wonderful post! You have summed up the information in a very good way. Now know more about Holi 2020 and its unique celebration in India and around the world easily with this.

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