Argentina


    Cosquin Rock
    (January)
    Cosquin Rock is an Argentine music festival, held annually since 2001. It is held at Cosquín, Córdoba. Important national rock singers and groups participate in the festival, along with...

    Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (August)
    The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival is a music festival first organized in its current form by the city government of Buenos Aires in 2002. The festival takes place in multiple venues and...


    Buenos Aires Carnival
    (February)
    The Buenos Aires Carnivalis an annual event that takes place during the Carnival festivities, usually at the end of February, on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two day event features murga parades...

    Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (March)
    Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (The Grape Harvest Festival) takes place annually in the city of Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina. The first vendimia celebrations in Mendoza Province occurred in the 17th Century...

    Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (April)
    The Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independienteis (BAFICI) is a international festival of independent films organized each year in the month of April, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina...


    Creamfields Buenos Aires
    (November)
    Creamfields Buenos Aires is an annual electronic music festival hosted in Buenos Aires featuring DJs recognized in the worldwide electronic scene. It has seen more attendees compared to other Creamfields events in Latin America ...

    Septiembre Musical (October)
    Septiembre Musical is an annual international arts festival that takes place in the province of Tucumán, Argentina. Since its inception, the festival became a cherished social and cultural event ...

    Pepsi Music Festival (September-October)
    Pepsi music festival is a major Argentine music festival, held annually since 2003. It is named after its main sponsor, Pepsi. It has been held in several places in the past including the Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium...


    Australia


    Big Day Out
    (January-February)
    The Big Day Out is the name of a series of huge outdoor music rock concerts, held in five cities. Currently it is held in Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth during the height of the Australian summer in January...

    Splendour in the Grass (July)
    Splendour in the Grass is an annual Australian music festival that is held in July at Belongil Fields, outside of Byron Bay, Australia. The event started as a one day gathering but has evolved into a three day event...


    Melbourne International Arts Festival
    (October)
    Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program...

    Soundwave Festival (February-March)
    Soundwave is an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival is held at RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane; Sydney’s Olympic Park; Flemington Racecourse; Adelaide’s Bonython Park and Perth’s Claremont Showground...


    Sydney Festival
    (January)
    Experience the city’s unique style and energy along with theatre, music, dance and visual arts at the Sydney Festival in January. The first Festival took place in 1977 and it has since grown to become one of Australia's largest annual cultural celebrations with an international reputation for modern, popular and intelligent programming...

    Adelaide Film Festival (October)
    The youngest and most dynamic national screen event, the Adelaide Film Festival was established in 2002. Every second February, Adelaide becomes Australia’s centre for daring cinema...


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    Austria

    Snowbombing (April)
    Snowbombing is a popular week-long winter sports and music festival held annually in the spring at the Austrian ski resort of Mayrhofen. Since 2005...


    Vienna Festival
    (May-June)
    Vienna Festival is a cultural festival that takes place every year for five or six weeks in May and June. Vienna has become an undisputed cultural metropolis...

    Vienna International Film Festival (August-September)
    The Vienna International Film Festival, or Viennale, is a film festival taking place every October since 1960 in Vienna, Austria. The average number of visitors...

    World Bodypainting Festival (July)
    Since 1998, the world’s most colourful event has taken place every year in Austria. Today it is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community...

    Jazz Fest Wien (June-July)
    The Vienna Jazz Festival started in 1991. It is a fixed point on the international festival scene and a milestone for Austria and Vienna’s cultural landscape. The Vienna Jazz Fest is a modern, urbane festival...


    Donauinselfest
    (June)
    The Donauinselfest is an annual open-air free music festival. It is usually held in mid-June in Vienna. This annual outdoor festival lasts for three days. The Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest open air event...

    Linzer Klangwolke (September)
    The Linzer Klangwolke (Linz Cloud of Sound) is an open-air multimedia musical event held each year since 1979 in early September in the Linz Danube Park in the Austrian town of Linz...


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    Barbados


    Holder's Festival
    (March-April)
    Holder's Festival is a arts festival is now held annually in Barbados during March and April at Holder's House, an old plantation mansion set in extensive grounds, just inland from Sandy Lane Bay, Barbados...


    National Independence Festival of Creative Arts
    (November)
    After the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony until achieving independence from Britain on November 30th 1966. That first independence ceremony was accompanied ...


    Crop Over Festival
    (May-August)
    Crop Over is a traditional harvest festival which began in Barbados, having had its early beginnings on the sugar cane plantations during the colonial period. Beginning in June, Crop Over it runs until the first Monday in August...

    Barbados Jazz Festival (January)
    The Barbados Jazz Festival celebrates the best in international and local jazz talent, it has quickly become a major annual Caribbean event. It is a jubilant affair that attracts a cast of talented musical maestros to the streets of Bridgetown ...

    Barbados Holetown Festival (February)
    The Holetown Festival takes place in Holetown, Barbados, and celebrates the arrival of the first settlers in Holetown on February 17, 1627. The week-long celebration occurs every year during mid-February...

    Oistins Fish Festival (April)
    The Oistins Fish Festival is a folk festival founded by Lady St John, wife of the late Member of Parliament Sir Harold St John in 1967, in the constituency of Christ Church, Barbados...


    Belgium


    Zinneke Parade
    (May)
    The Zinneke Parade is a biennial parade held in the city of Brussels. A different theme is chosen for each parade. The parade was established with the aim of connecting the many different cultures, communities and districts within Brussels...


    Tomorrowland
    (July)
    Tomorrowland is held in Belgium as an outdoor dancing event organized every year in the town of Boom since 2005.The 2012 edition took place on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29...


    Dour Festival
    (July)
    Dour Festival is an annual music festival in the municipality of Dour, Belgium. Dour seems ideally placed at the crossroads of all the European festivals. It is in close proximity to France and is easily accessible from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany...


    Gentse Feesten
    (July)
    The Gentse Feesten is a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium. The first Gentse Feesten was held in 1843. The festival starts on the Saturday before July 21 (Belgium's national holiday) and lasts ten days...

    Carnival of Binche (February)
    The carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche. It has been recognized...


    Rock Werchter
    (June-July)
    Rock Werchter is a Belgian annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1973. It is one of the biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe. The festival park is located alongside the Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter ...

    Pukkelpop (August)
    Pukkelpop is an annual music festival which takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August...


    Bulgaria


    Spirit of Burgas MTV Festival
    (August)
    Every summer since 2008 the town of Burgas has hosted the Spirit of Burgas International Festival. It has significantly grown in popularity, becoming one of the most prominent summer music festivals in Europe...


    National Folklore Festival of Rozhen
    (August)
    Every 4th year in August, Bulgarians of all over the country gather below the peak of Rozhen for a festival, where singers and instrumentalists sing and play on a several scenes. The tradition of Rozhen Fest dates back to a hundred years ago...

    International Fair Plovdiv (March-October)
    International Fair Plovdiv, held in Plovdiv, is Bulgaria's largest and oldest international trade fair. It was established in August 1892 as an industrial and agricultural show...


    International Jazz Festival – Bansko
    (August)
    Traditionally, styles and groups presenting the diversity of various directions in the genre participate in the program. Unforgettable concerts of great names of the global jazz scene – the saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Candy Dulfer, Igor Butman, Charlez Papazov, Benny Golson...

    The International Theater Festival “Varna Summer” (June)
    The International Theater Festival “Varna Summer” is the largest in scale international theater event in Bulgaria. It is conducted every year between 1 and 12 June in Varna within the framework of the art festivals Varna Summer...


    Veliko Tarnovo International Folklore Festival
    (July-August)
    The first international folklore festival in Veliko Tarnovo was held in 1998. From its inception, the festival was recognized by The International Organizational Council of Folklore and Traditional Arts Festivals (FTAF). The Tarnovo festival is one of 270 folklore festivals recognized by this council world wide...

    International Festival “Love is Folly” (August)
    The International Film Festival “Love is Folly” was established in 1993. It has been conducted every year for seven years. It begins in the last Friday of August. The Varna Festival and Congress Center is its organizer...


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    Canada


    Canadian National Exhibition
    (August)
    The Canadian National Exhibalso known as The Ex, is an annual event beginning in August that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day Monday...

    Toronto International Film Festival (September)
    The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. In 2010, 339 films from 59 countries were screened at 32 screens in downtown Toronto venues...


    Calgary Stampede
    (July)
    The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions...

    Winterlude (February)
    Winterlude is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter. The event is one of Ottawa's most important tourist draws, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year...


    Just for Laughs Festival
    (July)
    Just for Laughs is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec, Canada founded in 1983. It is the largest international comedy festival in the world...

    Quebec Winter Carnival (February)
    The Quebec Winter Carnaval Festival is a festival held in Quebec City. The festival's events include a winter amusement park, with attractions such as skiing, snow rafting, ice sculptures, snow sled slides and outdoor shows and it is usually held in February...


    Chile


    Viña del Mar International Song Festival
    (February)
    Each year in February, Chileans and many music lovers around the world celebrate the Festival of Viña del Mar. It is a music festival held annually during February since 1960 in Viña del Mar, Chile...

    Lollapalooza (April)
    Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances. Lollapalooza has featured a diverse range of bands...


    Fiesta de La Tirana
    (July)
    Fiesta de la Tirana is an annual festival held in the locality of La Tirana in Tarapacá Region of northern Chile. The celebration takes place on July 16 in honor of Virgen del Carmen...

    Maquinaria Festival (November)
    Maquinaria Festival is a festival held in Chile, which gathers different musical styles and brings the grandeur of European festivals of music. The 2012 edition will take place on November 10th and 11th, in Club de Campo Las Vizcachas, Puente Alto...

    Vuelta Ciclista Por Un Chile Lider (August)
    Vuelta Ciclista Por Un Chile Lider is an elite men's professional road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Chile...

    Chile Classic (March)
    The Chile Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. It is played annually at the Prince of Wales Country Club...

    VTR Open (October)
    The VTR Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts in Viña del Mar, Chile...


    China


    Chinese New Year
    (January-February)
    Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as "Spring Festival". It marks the end of the winter season, analogous to the Western Carnival. The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day...


    Mid-Autumn Festival
    (January-February)
    Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival orChinese Lantern Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. The celebration became popular during the early Tang Dynasty...

    Shangyuan Festival (March-October)
    Shangyuan Festival is a festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar, the last day of the lunisolar lunar New Year celebration...

    Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (February)
    The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. Harbin is located in Northeast China under the direct influence of the cold winter wind from Siberia...


    Intro Music Festival
    (May)
    The Intro Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in late May in the city of Beijing, China. It is the largest outdoor music festival held in China. Debuted in the year of 2009, Intro has become an annual showcase of the best of China’s thriving electronic music scene...

    Shanghai International Film Festival (June)
    The Shanghai International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia. The first festival was held from October 7 to 14, 1993, and was held biennially until 2001. Since its beginning in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival has grown to become China’s only A-category international film festival...


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