Events

A truly spectacular and diverse array of Events in many guises — from Burning Man in the Arizona desert to Siena’s Palio, the Mongol Derby, Glastonbury and even the Miramar Air Show — provide high points in the global travel calendar and the perfect inspiration for exploring new horizons.
 
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Upcoming Events
October 12–21, 2017
The Cross Egypt Challenge: A Biker’s Desert Dream

Riding along roads that wind their way around some of the most dramatic backdrops in the world, shadows of wavering wisps of hair on caramel-toned sand, a forgiving camel as we whizz past…

November 2, 2017
Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead

A joyous celebration of the dead and a public holiday to boot, Dia de los Muertos is a holy day with a difference. Spiritual gestures also take place in Guatemala, India, Bangladesh and…

November 2–4, 2017
Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Seeing sky lanterns float ever higher to a soundtrack of chanting monks makes Yi Peng, the Thai festival of light, a special moment in the the country’s traditional lunar calendar. While…

November 11–12, 2017
Las Vegas Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

It’s a Sin City experience like no other. Each year competitive and amateur runners take part in Las Vegas’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series, which sees the Las Vegas Boulevard close…

November 18, 2017
Queenstown International Marathon

With circling mountain ranges, clear lakes, fast-flowing rivers and vine-covered hills, Queenstown has the type of terrain and scenery that marathon runners love to compete in. Which makes…


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August 17 – September 3, 2017
Taranaki International Arts Festival

Since its inception in 1991, the biennial Taranaki International Arts Festival has impressed audiences with its stellar playbill of critically acclaimed acts. Hosted in New Plymouth with…

June 30 – July 15, 2017
Montreux Jazz Festival

What began in the 1970s as a ploy to bring more visitors to a small town in the Swiss Alps has grown to become the world’s second largest annual jazz festival, behind the Montreal Jazz…

May 17–28, 2017
Cannes International Film Festival

One of the biggest dates in the global film calendar, Cannes International Film Festival is renowned for attracting glitz and glamour, as the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, producers,…

March 11–13, 2017
Golden Plains

A magic setup and a refreshing lack of commercial branding defines the Golden Plains experience. The small music festival takes place in March each year, at the Meredith Supernatural…

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July 3–16, 2017
Wimbledon Tennis Championships

The all-white uniform, obligatory pitchers of Pimm’s, afternoon tea, Kentish strawberries and cream, world records, unreliable British weather and those famous lawn courts sporting…

March 10–19, 2017
South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival

SXSW is a barometer for what’s hot, what’s not, what’s in, what’s out in the worlds of film, music and technology. The current nine-day behemoth of an event has grown far from its…

July 18–23, 2017
Moscow Airshow

For enthusiasts of Russian and Soviet-made planes, The MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon provides quite a spectacle. This is just as much a serious, government-level buying event…

May 26, 2018
Bluff Oyster and Food Festival

The Bluff Oyster and Food Festival is indisputably the highlight of the South Island’s culinary calendar. For one day, this tiny New Zealand town with the impressive global reputation…

June 8–11, 2017
Isle of Wight Festival

The UK’s tiny Isle of Wight is known for hosting two things: dinosaur relics and world-class music festivals. Since the departure of Bestival in 2016 — which relocated to Dorset, on the…

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