Travel guide and directory

International
English Français Deutsch Nederlands Italiano Español

International > Calendar of tourist, cultural and sporting events in the world

Calendar of tourist, cultural and sporting events in the world.                    Share

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
-- 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.

2025

-- Expo 2025, Universal Exposition in Osaka, Japan, from May 3 to November 3, 2025 with "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" as motto.

2024
-- 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

2023
-- Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina, from January 15 to April 15, 2023 with theme of “Science, Innovation, Art and Creativity for Human Development"
-- Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2023.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2023.
--
Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 9 and in the United States on November 23, 2023.

-- Veszprém, Hungary, European capital of Culture 2023.

2022
-- Winter Olympic Games in Beijing (China)  from February 4 to 20, 2022.
-- 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.

-- 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.

-- 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
-- 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. Web: timisoara2021.ro
-- Elefsina, Greece, European capital of Culture 2021, with Rijeka 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.

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.
-- Rosenmontag on February 24, 2020 with notably the Carnival in Cologne in Germany.
-- 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. Web: rijeka2020.eu
-- Galway, Ireland, European capital of Culture 2020, with Rijeka. Web: galway2020.ie


 

2019
-- Sundance Film Festival, Utah (United States), from January 24 to February 3, 2019. Web: sundance.org
-- Super Bowl LIII in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), on February 3, 2019. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Chinese New Year on February 5, 2019, year of the pig.
-- Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, from February 7 to 17, 2019. Web: berlinale.de
-- Venice Carnival, Italy, from February 16 to March 5, 2019. Web: carnevale.venezia.it
-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, from February 25 to March 6, 2019. Web: carnavaldeoruro.com.bo
-- Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), from February 26 to March 5, 2019. Web: carnavaldetenerife.com
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from March 1 to 6, 2019. Web: rio-carnival.net 

-- Carnival of Barranquilla, Colombia from March 2 to 5, 2019. Web: carnavaldebarranquilla.org 
-- Carnival of Binche in Belgium from March 3 to 5, 2019. Web: carnavaldebinche.be
-- Rosenmontag on March 4, 2019, with notably the Carnival in Cologne in Germany. Web: koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on March 4 and 5, 2019. Web: gotrinidadandtobago.com
-- South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas (United States), from March 8 to 17, 2019. Web: sxsw.com
-- Tomorrowland Winter festival in Alpe d'Huez, France, from March 9 to 16, 2019. Web: tomorrowland.com
-- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States), from April 25 to May 5, 2019. Web: nojazzfest.com
-- Cannes Film Festival, France, from May 14 to 25, 2019. Web: festival-cannes.com
-- Francofolies de Montreal (festival), Canada, from June 14 to 22, 2019. Web: francosmontreal.com
.
-- Mawazine ("Rhythms"), music festival in Rabat and Salé in Morocco from June 21 to 29, 2019. Web: festivalmawazine.ma
-- The 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, from June 21 to 30, 2019. Web: minsk2019.by
-- Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria, late June 2019. Web: donauinselfest.at

-- Glastonbury Festival, near Pilton, Somerset (United Kingdom), June 26 to 30, 2019. Web: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

-- Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), from June 26 to 30 and from July 2 to 7, 2019. Web: summerfest.com
-- Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada, from June 27 to july 6, 2019. Web: montrealjazzfest.com
-- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, from June 28 to July 13, 2019. Web: montreuxjazzfestival.com
-- Roskilde Festival, in Denmark, from June 29 to July 6, 2019. Web: roskilde-festival.dk

-- Avignon Theatre Festival, France, from July 4 to 23, 2019. Web: festival-avignon.com
-- Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, from July 4 to 7, 2019. Web: exitfest.org
-- Francofolies de La Rochelle (festival), France, from July 10 to 14, 2019. Web: francofolies.fr
-- Pori Jazz Festival, Finland from July 12 to 20, 2019. Web: porijazz.fi
-- Festival International in Benicasim, Spain, from July 18 to 21, 2019. Web: fiberfib.com
-- Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium, from July 19 to 21 and 26 to 28, 2019. Web: tomorrowland.com
-- Bayreuth Festival (Wagner) in Germany, from July 25 to August 28, 2019. Web: bayreuther-festspiele.de
-- Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom), from July 26 to 29, 2019. Web: bestival.net
-- Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11, 2019. Web: lima2019.pe
-- Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia from August 1 to 18, 2019.Web: miff.com.au
-- Caribana Festival in Toronto in Canada from August 1 to 4, 2019. Web: caribanatoronto.com
-- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (United Kingdom), from August 2 to 24, 2019. Web: edintattoo.co.uk
-- Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary, from August 7 to 13, 2019. Web: szigetfestival.com
-- African Games 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, from August 23 to September 23, 2019.
-- Notting Hill Carnival in London, United Kingdom, from August 24 to 26, 2019. Web: thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com
-- Venice International Film Festival, Italy, from August 28 to September 7, 2019. Web: labiennale.org
--
West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 2, 2019. Web: wiadcacarnival.org
-- Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, from September 5 to 15, 2019. Web: tiff.net
-- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from September 21 to October 6, 2019. Web: oktoberfest.de
-- World Championships in Athletics in Doha, Qatar, from September 27 to October 6, 2019. Web: iaaf.org
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 14 and in the United States on November 28, 2019.
-- Southeast Asian Games in various places of the Philippines, from 30 November to December 10, 2019.

-- Plovdiv, Bulgaria, European capital of Culture 2019, with Matera. Web: plovdiv2019.eu
-- Matera, Italy, European capital of Culture 2019, with Plovdiv. Web: matera-basilicata2019.it


Links

Back to the previous page: click here
Back to Willgoto home

See also

International > Guide to Willgoto

Links in other languages

                    
(2)(2)(2)(2)(2)

Advertise with usAdd a link - Correcting a link - Disclaimer -  Contact us
Add to favourites -  Link to us - Travel directory

Copyright © 2019 WillGoTo. Tous droits réservés.

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