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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.

2026
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 5 to 17, 2026.  
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval

-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org
-- FIFA World Cup (football) 2026 in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, June-July 2026.
-- Asian Games 2026 in Nagoya, Japan, 
from September 19 to October 4, 2026.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, early November, 2026. Web: nyrr.org.


2025

-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagMarch 2 to 4, 2025.
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval

-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org

-- Expo 2025, Universal Exposition in Osaka, Japan, from May 3 to November 3, 2025 with "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" as motto.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Thailand, 2025.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2025. Web: nyrr.org

2024
-- Super Bowl .LVIII in Louisana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), on February 3, 2019. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 11 to 13, 2024.
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval

-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org

-- Summer Olympic Games 2024 in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
-- Euro 2024, UEFA European Championship (football) in Germany, June-July 2024.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2024. Web: nyrr.org


2023
-- Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina, from January 15 to April 15, 2023 with theme of “Science, Innovation, Art and Creativity for Human Development".
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Super Bowl LVII in State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona (USA), on February 5, 2023. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl

-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 19 - 21, 2023.
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org
-- The 2023 European Games in Krakow, Poland, June 2023.
-- African Games 2023 in Accra, Ghana. 

-- Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2023.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary, from August 26 to September 3, 2023. Web: worldathletics.org
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
--
Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 9 and in the United States on November 23, 2023.
-- Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, from October 22 to November 5, 2023.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2023. Web: nyrr.org.

-- Timișoara, Romania, European capital of Culture 2021, with Elefsina and Novi Sad. Postponed to 2023. Web: timisoara2021.ro
-- Elefsina, Greece, European capital of Culture 2021, with Novi Sad and Timișoara. Postponed to 2023. Web: eleusis2021.eu
-- Veszprém, Hungary, European capital of Culture 2023. Web: veszprembalaton2023.hu

2022
-- Winter Olympic Games in Beijing (China)  from February 4 to 20, 2022.
-- Super Bowl LVI in SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California (USA), on February 6, 2022. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne Rosenmontag: February 28 to March 1, 2022.
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bogotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org.
-- Rock Werchster Festival in Werchter, Belgium, from June 30 to July 3, 2022. Web: Rock Werchster.  

-- Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 7, 2022.
-- Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to 25, 2022.
-- South American Games in Asunción, Paraguay.
-- Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama City, Panama, from April 22 to May 8, 2022.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Eugene (Oregon), United States, from July 15 to 24, 2022 (initially 2021).
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.

-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- FIFA World Cup (football) 2022 in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18 with the final game at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 10 and in the United States on November 24, 2022.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2022. Web: nyrr.org.

-- Novi Sad, Serbia, European capital of Culture 2021, with Timișoara and Elefsina. Postponed to 2022. Web: novisad2021.rs
--
Kaunas, Lithuania, European capital of Culture 2022, with Esch-sur-Alzette. Web: kaunas2022.eu
-- Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg, European capital of Culture 2022, with Kaunas. Web: esch2022.lu


 
2021

Warning: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, scheduled events may be changed, postponed or deleted. If you are concerned with any of these events, find out more on the official website of that event.

-- Sundance Film Festival, Utah (United States), from January 28 to February 3, 2021. Web: sundance.org.
-- Super Bowl LV in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida (USA), on February 7, 2021. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl.
-- Chinese New Year on February 12, 2020, year of the ox.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium),  Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne Rosenmontag: February 15 - 17, 2021. As for Binche, Río de Janeiro, Tenerife, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne, public festivities are canceled in 2021. 
Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orggotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval. The site of Oruro Carnival (carnavaldeoruro.com.bo) was down.
-- South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas (United States), online March 16 to 20, 2021. Web: sxsw.com
-- Tomorrowland Winter festival in Alpe d'Huez, France, canceled in 2021. Web: tomorrowland.com.
-- Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, June 9 to 20, 2021. Web: berlinale.de.
-- Euro 2020, UEFA European Championship (football) from June 11 to July 11, 2021 (initially in 2020) - the semi-final and closing games at the Wembley Stadium in London; the other games in 12 cities of Europe. Web: uefa.com
-- Mawazine ("Rhythms"), music festival in Rabat and Salé in Morocco, canceled in 2021. Web: festivalmawazine.ma
-- Glastonbury Festival, near Pilton, Somerset (United Kingdom), canceled in 2021. Web: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.
-- Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada, June 25 to July 3, 2027. Web: montrealjazzfest.com.
-- Roskilde Festival, in Denmark, June 26 to July 3, 2021. Web: roskilde-festival.dk.
-- Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium, canceled in 2021. Web: Rock Werchter.  

-- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, July 2 to 17, 2021. Web: montreuxjazzfestival.com.

-- Avignon Theatre Festival, France, July 5 to 25, 2021. Web: festival-avignon.com.
-- Cannes Film Festival, France, July 6 to 17, 2021. Web: festival-cannes.com.
-- Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, July 8 to 11, 2021. Web: exitfest.org.
-- Pori Jazz Festival, Finland, July 9 to 17, 2021. Web: porijazz.fi
-- Francofolies de La Rochelle (festival), France, July 10 to 14, 2021. Web: francofolies.fr.
-- Festival International in Benicasim, Spain, July 15 to 18, 2021. Web: fiberfib.com
-- Bayreuth Festival (Wagner) in Germany, July 25 to August 25, 2021. Web: bayreuther-festspiele.de.
-- Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (initially Tokyo 2020), Japan, from July 23 to August 8, 2021. olympic.org.
-- Caribana Festival in Toronto in Canada from July 29 to August 1, 2021. Web: caribanatoronto.com.
-- Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia from August 5 to 22, 2021. Web: miff.com.au.
-- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (United Kingdom), from August 6 to 28, 2021. Web: edintattoo.co.uk.
-- Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary, canceled in 2021. Web: szigetfestival.com.
-- Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium, August 27 to September 5, 2021. Web: tomorrowland.com.
-- Notting Hill Carnival in London, United Kingdom, from August 28 to 31, 2021. Web: thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com.
-- Venice International Film Festival, Italy, September 1 to 11, 2021. Web: labiennale.org.
-- Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), September 2 to 4, September 9 to 11, and September 16 to 18, 2021. Web: summerfest.com.

--
West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 6, 2021. Web: wiadcacarnival.org
-- Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 9 to 19, 2021. Web: tiff.net.
-- Francofolies de Montreal (festival), Canada, September 9 to 12, 2021. Web: francosmontreal.com.
-- Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria, September 17 to 19, 2021. Web: donauinselfest.at.
-- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from September 18 to October 3, 2021. Web: oktoberfest.de.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, September 26, 2021. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Expo 2020, Universal Exposition in Dubai, UAE, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 with "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" as motto. Web: expo2020dubai.com
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, October 3, 2021. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in Boston, USA, postponed to fall 2021. Web: baa.org
-- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States), from October 8 to 17, 2021. Web: nojazzfest.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), October 10, 2021. Web: chicagomarathon.com.

-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 11 and in the United States on November 25, 2021.
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, on November 7, 2021. Web: nyrr.org.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from November 21 to December 2, 2021.

-- Rijeka, Croatia, European capital of Culture 2020, with Galway. Extended until April 30, 2021. Web: rijeka2020.eu
-- Galway, Ireland, European capital of Culture 2020, with Rijeka.  Extended until April 30, 2021. Web: galway2020.ie

--
Timișoara, Romania, European capital of Culture 2021, with Elefsina and Novi Sad. Web: timisoara2021.ro
-- Elefsina, Greece, European capital of Culture 2021, with Novi Sad and Timișoara. Web: eleusis2021.eu
-- Novi Sad, Serbia, European capital of Culture 2021, with Timișoara and Elefsina. Web: novisad2021.rs

-- Coventry (United Kingdom), UK City of Culture 2021. Web: coventry2021.co.uk.

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