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GO: 2020 CALENDAR - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

A World Festival Calendar

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Chief Bucket List Concierge

Add a few world-class festivals to your Bucket List.

Share local customs, food, music and activities with the world.

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Below are several examples of Americana and global cultural experiences you shouldn’t miss.

January - March

  • Start the year by attending the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California
  • Head to NYC, Paris, Washington DC or Sydney for the New Year’s Fireworks
  • Strut your stuff at the Philadelphia Mummers Parade
  • Go Aussie at Australian Day celebrations across Australia
  • Wear your favorite mask at the Venice Carnivale in Venice, Italy
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Welcome in the Chinese New Year in San Francisco, California
  • Throw the paint around at the annual Holi Festival celebration in India
  • Experience Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland
  • Spain’s world famous Las Fallas Festival in Valencia will amaze you

April - May

  • Fiesta San Antonio has celebrated San Antonio, Texas heritage since 1891.
  • Celebrate Kings Day and the riot of tulip colors in Amsterdam and Holland
  • Remember Easter in the Holy Lands or Rome
  • The world-famous Passion Play returns to the little Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany
  • The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix slowly works its way through the twists and turns of the Principality
  • The flowers carpet the streets in Italian and Sicilian towns celebrating Infiorata Festivals

June - July

  • Enjoy the summer fun at medieval festivals across Europe
  • Practice gastronomy overload at the Aspen, Colorado Food and Wine
  • Classic Mayhem breaks out at the Siena, Italy Palio horse races
  • Join the Independence Day celebration in Boston. Watch the USS CONSTITUTION sail and fireworks fly
  • The chuck wagons will be racing at the Calgary Stampede, (Alberta, Canada) billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”
  • The Kyoto Gion Festival is the most famous festival in Japan

August - September

  • The Tattoo returns to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Every kid’s dream is to attend the AirVenture EAA Oshkosh fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Imagine being part of the world’s largest outdoor food fight at the La Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain
  • Go down to the sea in your favorite schooner at the Camden, Maine Windjammer Festival
  • The canals come alive at the magical Regata Sorcia parade in Venice, Italy
  • Glasses will be full at Octoberfest, Munich, Germany
  • Cooking and pouring will be non-stop at the 23rd annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

October - December

  • Be part of the largest hot air balloon ascent in the world as over 500 balloonists take to the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
  • The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival returns to Orlando
  • The International White Truffle Festival comes to Alba, Italy
  • Start spreading the news – the New York City Wine and Food Festival is in town
  • The Dead walk the streets at the Day of the Dead at Mexico City
  • Delicious seafood awaits at the Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola, Florida
  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade comes to New York City
  • Explore Central Europe Christmas Markets on a Danube or Rhine River cruise