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Hereunder you find the calendar of major cultural and sporting events in the world, including the most important carnivals and festivals. These events attract visitors in large amounts.
If you are interested in attending one of them, book your trip early. Otherwise, if
you do not want to take part in these events, avoid visiting the related places at the time when the event takes place. Prices for tourist services usually
go up and availability goes down on these occasions.

The events are sorted by date. The cities that have been awarded as capitals of culture are also listed. The International exhibitions are in bold. The sporting events are underlined.

2023
-- Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2023.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 9 and in the United States on November 23, 2023.

2022
-- Winter Olympic Games in Beijing (China).
-- Commonwealth Games in Durban, South Africa, from July 18 to 31, 2022.
-- Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to 25, 2022.

-- 2022 FIFA World Cup (football) in Qatar - the final game on December 18, 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 10 and in the United States on November 24, 2022.


2021
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 12 to 17, 2021.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2021.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Eugene (Oregon), United States, from August 14 to 22, 2021.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 11 and in the United States on November 25, 2021.

-- Timișoara, Romania, European capital of Culture 2021, with Elefsina and Novi Sad.
-- Elefsina, Greece, European capital of Culture 2021, with Rijeka and Timișoara.
-- Novi Sad, Serbia, European capital of Culture 2021, with Timișoara and Elefsina.


2020

-- Chinese New Year on January 25, 2020, year of the rat.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 21 to 26, 2020.
-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, from February 21 to 25, 2020.
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on February 24 and 25, 2020.
-- Euro 2020, UEFA European Championship (football) in June-July 2020 - the semi-final and closing games at the Wembley Stadium in London; the other games in 12 cities of Europe.
-- Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
-- Expo 2020, Universal Exposition in Dubai, UAE, from October 20, 2020 to 10 April 2021 with "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" as motto.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 12 and in the United States on November 26, 2020.

-- Rijeka, Croatia, European capital of Culture 2020, with Galway.
-- Galway, Ireland, European capital of Culture 2020, with Rijeka.


2019

-- Chinese New Year on February 5, 2019, year of the pig.
-- Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from March 1 to 6, 2019.
-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, from March 1 to 5, 2019.
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on March 4 and 5, 2019.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in 2019.
-- The 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, in June 2019.
-- Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11, 2019.
-- West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 2, 2019.

-- World Championships in Athletics in Doha, Qatar, from September 26 to October 6, 2019.
-- African Games 2019 in Equatorial Guinea
--
Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 14 and in the United States on November 28, 2019.

-- Plovdiv, Bulgaria, European capital of Culture 2019, with Matera.
-- Matera, Italy, European capital of Culture 2019, with Plovdiv.

2018
-- Sundance Film Festival, Utah (United States), from January 18 to 28, 2018.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 9 to 14, 2018.

-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, from February 9 to 13, 2018.
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on February 12 and 13, 2018.
-- Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25, 2018.
-- Chinese New Year on February 16, 2018, year of the dog.
-- Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to 15, 2018.
-- 2018 FIFA World Cup (football) in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018, with notably the opening and closing games at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
-- Glastonbury Festival, near Pilton, Somerset (United Kingdom) late June 2018.

-- Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 20 to August 5, 2018.
-- Bayreuth Festival (Wagner) in Germany, from late July to late August 2018.

-- Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18 to September 2, 2018.
-- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (United Kingdom), in August 2018.
-- West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 3, 2018. 
-- Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom), early September 2018.
-- South American Games in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2018.
-- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from September 22 to October 7, 2018.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 8 and in the United States on November 22, 2018.

-- Valletta, Malta, European capital of Culture 2018, with Leeuwarden.
-- Leeuwarden, Netherlands, European capital of Culture 2018, with Valletta.


 

2017
-- Sundance Film Festival, Utah (United States), from January 19 to 29, 2017.
--
Chinese New Year on January 28, 2017, year of the rooster.
-- Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), from February 1 to 28, 2017.
-- Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas (United States), on February 5, 2017
-- Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, from February 9 to 19, 2017.
-- Venice Carnival, Italy, from 11 to 28 February 2017.
-- Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 24 to March 1, 2017.
-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, from February 24 to 28, 2017.
-- Carnival de Barranquilla, Colombia from February 25 to 28, 2017.
-- Carnival of Binche in Belgium from February 26 to 28, 2017.
-- Rosenmontag on February 27, 2017, with notably the Carnival in Cologne in Germany.
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on February 27 and 28, 2017.
-- South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas (United States), from March 13 to 18, 2017.
-- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States), from April 28 to May 7, 2017.
-- Mawazine ("Rhythms"), music festival in Rabat and Salé in Morocco from May 12 to 20, 2017.
-- Cannes Film Festival, France, May 17 to 28, 2017.

-- Expo 2017, International Exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan, from June 10 to September 10, 2017 on the theme of "Future's Energy".
-- Francofolies de Montreal (festival), Canada, from June 8 to 18, 2017.
-- Glastonbury Festival, near Pilton, Somerset (United Kingdom), from June 21 to 25, 2017.
-- Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria, from June 23 to 25, 2017

-- Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada, from June 28 to july 8, 2017.
-- "The Big Gig" Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), from June 28 to July 2 and from July 4 to 9, 2017.
-- Roskilde Festival, in Denmark, from June 24 to July 1, 2017.

-- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, from June 30 to July 15, 2017.
-- Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 6 to 9 July 2017.
-- Avignon Theatre Festival, France, from July 6 to 26, 2017.
-- Pori Jazz Festival, Finland from July 8 to 16, 2017.
-- Francofolies de La Rochelle (festival), France, from July 12 to 16, 2017.
-- Festival International in Benicasim, Spain, from July 13 to 16, 2017.
-- Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium, from July 21 to 23 and 28 to 31, 2017.
-- Bayreuth Festival (Wagner) in Germany, from July 25 to August 28, 2017.
-- Caribana Festival in Toronto in Canada from August 3 to 7, 2017.
-- Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia from August 3 to 20, 2017.
-- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (United Kingdom), from August 4 to 26, 2017.
-- World Championships in Athletics in London, United Kingdom, from August 5 to 13, 2017. 
-- Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary, from August 9 to 16, 2017.
-- Notting Hill Carnival in London, United Kingdom, late August 2017 (pending details).
-- Venice International Film Festival, Italy, from August 30 to September 9, 2017.
-- Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom), from September 7 to 10, 2017.

-- West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 4, 2017.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur from September 8 to 23, 2017.
-- Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, from 7 to 17 September 2017.
-- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from September 16 to October 3, 2017.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 9 and in the United States on November 23, 2017.

-- Paphos, Cyprus, European capital of Culture 2017, with Aarhus.
-- Aarhus, Denmark, European capital of Culture 2017, with Paphos.
-- Hull in Yorkshire (United Kingdom), UK City of Culture 2017. 
-- Merida, Mexico, American capital of Culture 2017.


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Find here the calendar of major cultural and sporting events in the world, including the most important carnivals and festivals.