If you are a chocoholic, then Umbria is the place to be each year in October when the region hosts Eurochocolate, an annual chocolate festival that takes place in Perugia, the regions capital. It is also one of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe as it draws nearly one million people, both tourists and Italian natives each and every year.Eurochocolate offers a variety of activities scheduled over the ten days including chocolate art displays, experimental chocolate tastings, cooking classes, street performances, chocolate sculpting, and of course the ever popular Eurochocolate Awards. Festival entrance and all activities are free. It's a real chocolate paradise for those who have a sweet tooth, so don't miss Eurochocolate!
During the Amsterdam Light Festival, the canals of Amsterdam are lit up by the best light artists from Holland and abroad. You can enjoy the best works and art installations in Amsterdam inner city for weeks.Many artists from home and abroad will take you on a journey along 30 light artworks specially created for Amsterdam.The canal cruises will be setting sail every 30 minutes from the Rijksmuseum dock, running 7 days per week, and will last for approximately one hour.Witness one of the most spectacular events in Amsterdam and immerse yourself in the magnificent light art!To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you on this page.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. Hindhu's and all those wishing to celebrate with them shower brightly coloured powdered dyes and water on each other creating the most amazing spectacle to behold or be part of. This celebration of good over evil is held in many towns and cities around the world now, if you cannot make it to Guyana or India there is bound to be a celebration closer for you to travel to.A stunning celebration of colours to experience.
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La Tomatina is a world renowned festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol, located 30 km from the Mediterranean coast. 22,000 participants throw tomatoes at one another and get involved in this incredible tomato fight to be part of one of the most colourful and messy events in the world !! Locals are joined by visitors from all around the world that have heard of and seen photos of this amazing event and have made it a bucket-list event. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol. It truly is an event you will remember for a lifetime and something few of your friends will be able to say they have experienced. To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you on this page.
The White Truffle Festival in Alba is one of the largest truffle festivals in Italy which is celebrated every October and November. The festival will offer many homemade and traditional dishes at the gastronomic stands, as well as a wide variety of entertainment such as concerts, auctions, guided walks and donkey races. During all the weekends of the Fair there will be national and international chefs, local chefs, designers, writers and artists sharing the same passion for truffles and the culture of good food and good taste. Come and have a taste of this delicacy!To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you on this page.
Nuit Blanche Toronto is a contemporary art event that magically transforms Toronto's streets and public spaces into an artistic playground with modern installations, live performances and creative programs. Since its inaugural year in 2006, Nuit Blanche has featured more than 1,400 official art installations created by over 4,900 artists. Nuit Blanche transforms the city into an elaborate pageantry of thought provoking pieces, light installations and wild colours. This event gives visitors an experience that is totally unique and very much worth a visit. Read more about this event by clicking on the link we’ve provided.
Celebrate the paranormal for the weekend at the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico. The event embraces all levels of alien aficionados who come to enjoy the festivities and discuss the paranormal. Over 20,000 'aliens' attended last year's event with the numbers expected to mysteriously grow more heads this year. This unique three-day event features guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, parade, a pet costume contest and family-friendly activities along with 5k and 10k runs and walks. With the majority of the events during the weekend being totally free, this is a great way to be as weird and other-wordly as you want to be in like-minded company. For full details and timings we have provided the link to the UFO Festival Roswell's website.
Every year on Memorial Day, more than 40,000 residents of Hawaii and visitors gather at Ala Moana Beach Park to honor loved ones and bring focus on hopes for the future. This incredible event to be part of includes music, traditional dancing and the ceremonial lighting of the Light of Harmony, leading up to the floating of lanterns onto the Pacific Ocean.Make a date in your travel plans to participate in an important piece of Hawaii's cultural heritage and make memories you will remember forever.To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you above.
The Vogalonga Regatta is a fun sporting event that allows participants to make their way along the scenic 30-kilometer-long racecourse which passes through the winding Venetian canals and past stunning, historical buildings. The event has become more and more popular over the past few years with thousands of participants and onlookers coming from all over the world to witness this unique event.Rather than only using traditional Venetian watercraft, some participants like to take a different approach by building their own boats, taking inspiration from historical design or even Chinese dragon boats. Some even choose to swim the route instead so don't have a need for a boat at all! Regardless of where you come in the race, participants receive a commemorative medal and certificate.
The Natchez Balloon Festival is Mississippi's most exciting hot air balloon race weekend! The balloon festival weekend starts with Biathlon Flight, night balloon glow, and all day events then continues through evening with a stage full of world renowned musicians. The festival itself takes place on the grounds of Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens, on Broadway Street in historic downtown Natchez. An on-site carnival and arts and crafts fair make this one of the most family friendly events in the state. It's a fascinating, unique experience that will thrill the whole family!So what are you waiting for? Check out the website featured on this page and plan a unique family experience in Natchez.
The 24 hour endurance race is one of the most famous and most popular motor racing event in the world. It is the oldest motorsport endurance race in the world, initially founded in 1923 as an alternative to the Grand Prix, with the focus on speed and endurance. This annual event usually takes place every June and motorsport enthusiasts from around the world descend on the town of Le Mans, Sarthe to enjoy this 24 hour spectacle.Click on the event website link provided and learn more about the schedule of events.
The coastal town of El Jadida has been associated with horses for centuries. As the greatest gathering of its kind on the African continent, the show draws thousands of visitors each year to indulge their passion for all things equine in a unique setting. The El Jadida horse show stands among the most renowned horse shows in the entire world and it is well versed in the art of winning your heart with six days of contests, shows, competitions and seminars. To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you on this page.
Salak Yom and Salak Kapat Ceremony held every year during the 12th lunar month according to the Thai Buddhist calendar, which can fall anywhere in September, takes place in Wat Prathat Haripunchai, Lamphun province. A Salak Yom is a tall bamboo construction (see the pictures) decorated with colorful paper. This construction contains house utensils, cloth, food, fruit, vegetables and the eight necessities of a Buddhist monk. On the first day of the ceremony the Salak Yoms will be brought to the temple in a procession. The next day the Salak Yoms will be donated to monks. In addition, the event include activities and Lanna musical performances on culture road, selling food, Salak Yom Parade and Salak Yom tree contest.The exact dates of the event will depend on the lunar calendar so be sure to check the precise details as the date nears.
The epic Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India's most colorful, exciting competitions with thousands of camels converging on the tiny desert town of Pushkar, in India's state of Rajasthan, for this annual event.You can witness camels as they are dressed up, paraded around, entered into beauty contests, and raced. There's also a huge carnival with musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers, and carousel rides. You can also watch the tradition of traders selling their livestock, including camels, horses, cows, sheep, and goats. And go shopping at the handicraft stalls filled with handmade bracelets, clothes, and textiles.The event is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to the Pushkar Lake. It's a one-of-a-kind experience that is like no other, so don't miss it!Read more about this event by clicking on the link we’ve provided.
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