Historical/Cultural Attractions

Venice Carnival

The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.

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Viareggio Carnival

First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.

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Virgin del Carmen Fishermans Festival

The Virgin del Carmen Fisherman’s Festival takes places on Fuengirola’s main beach close to the centre of town. An effigy of The Virgin.

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Zagreb International Folklore Festival

Zagreb's annual International Folklore Festival takes place annually in mid July and offers the best folklore bands in Croatia.

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Zagreb Time Machine

The time machine organises authentic, traditional activities from mid-April through to early October and is on many tourists "must do" list.

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  • 23/04/17 April

    Model of Central London

    Beneath the Guildhall, this highly detailed 3D model of London, used by planners and developers is now open to the public every week.

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  • 11/07/17 July

    Holocaust Exhibition

    Photographs, diaries, toys and film tell the stories of the people who lived through the Holocaust. Read testimonies from survivors.

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  • 11/07/17 July

    Docklands at War, 1939 - 1945

    Late in the afternoon of Saturday 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched a massive daylight raid on London. Learn more about the Docklands war.

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  • 11/07/17 July

    First Port of Empire, 1840 - 1880

    Discover when London was the hub of the world’s largest empire As British power and trade spread across the globe, so the port of London grew.

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  • 11/07/17 July

    Lives of the First World War

    IWM’s Lives of the First World War tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform.

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  • 27/11/17 November

    A Victorian Festival of Christmas

    Celebrate Christmas from a bygone era, in the historic settings of Portsmouth’s dockyard.

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  • 01/12/17 December

    Christmas in Rome

    Celebrate the festive period in the capital of Italy, Rome, home of the Catholic Church.

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  • 15/12/17 December

    Festival of the Immaculate Conception

    Catholic feast day in honour of the Virgin Mary, featuring church masses and cultural celebrations.

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  • 24/12/17 December

    Noche Buena

    The Noche Buena celebrations take place on Christmas Eve in Palma de Mallorca with families gathering for a traditional meal followed by mass.

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  • 24/12/17 December

    Christmas Mass

    Christmas Mass is held on Christmas Eve around the world. We look at Christmas in the home of the Catholic Church, Rome.

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  • 31/12/17 December

    Dubai New Year s Eve Fireworks

    Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations rivals Sydney’s for the most spectacular fireworks display in the world. Come to Dubai for amazing pyrotechnics!

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  • 31/12/17 December

    Rio Reveillon Fireworks Display

    Reveillon, or New Year’s Eve, is one of the biggest celebrations in Rio and is accompanied by an incredible fireworks display along Copacabana Beach.

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  • 31/12/17 December

    New Years Eve in Madrid

    Come to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish. Eat grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks!

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  • 31/12/17 December

    New Year s Eve in Barcelona

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish, by eating grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks in Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya!

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  • 31/12/17 December

    Taipei New Years Eve Fireworks

    Taiwan’s capital city is fast becoming one of the world’s best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve, partly due to its incredible fireworks display.

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  • 31/12/17 December

    Festa de LEstendard

    The Festa de L’Estendard is a colourful celebration of the conquest of Palma de Mallorca by the Christian King James in 1229 with a parade and mass.

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  • 05/01/18 January

    The Three Kings Los Reyos Magos

    One of the best-loved Spanish Christmas traditions is the “Los Tres Reyes Magos”. Children delight in the “Parade of the Three Kings”, a colourful par

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  • 05/01/18 January

    Festa della Befana

    The people of Rome celebrate old Italian Folklore and legend of Befana, who provides children with gifts during Epiphany.

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  • 05/01/18 January

    Epiphany

    The 12th night of Christmas when it is believed Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist is celebrated by “Feast Day” in Rome.

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  • 06/01/18 January

    Mardi Gras

    Held since 1699, the New Orleans Mardi Gras is a festival of masquerades, music, parties and parades and is an integral part of New Orleans life.

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  • 07/01/18 January

    Festa Major de la Ribera, 2018

    The Festa Major Casc Antic dels Barris de Sant Pere is a local neighbourhood festival also known as El Born. Activities include concerts and crafts.

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  • 15/01/18 January

    Santo Amaro Festival

    Santo Amaro in the Santa Cruz region of Madeira is a religious festival which signifies the end of the Christmas season on the Atlantic island.

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  • 16/01/18 January

    Fiesta of Sant Antoni

    Honouring the patron saint of animals, the Fiesta of Sant Antoni is a large-scale celebration held on 16th and 17th January in Palma de Mallorca.

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  • 17/01/18 January

    Palio di Buti

    Historic and traditional horse race through the streets of Buti

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  • 25/01/18 January

    Burns Night

    Celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns and a long standing Scottish tradition.

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  • 25/01/18 January

    Chinese New Year Manchester

    Celebrate the Chinese year of the Rooster in the busy city of Manchester.

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  • 25/01/18 January

    Burns Night

    Celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns and a long standing Scottish tradition.

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  • 25/01/18 January

    Chinese New Year Liverpool

    Celebrate the Chinese year of the Rooster in Liverpool’s Chinatown

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  • 26/01/18 January

    Australia Day in London

    London holds a plenty of events to celebrate Australia’s national day on 26th January - get involved in everything from pub crawls to comedy shows!

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  • 26/01/18 January

    Sydney Australia Day Fireworks

    Set over the beautiful waters of Darling Harbour, Sydney’s Australia Day fireworks are amongst the world’s most spectacular pyrotechnic displays

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  • 26/01/18 January

    Québec Winter Carnival

    First held in 1894, Quebec Winter Carnival is a two-week celebration which welcomes a million people for dog sleigh racing, canoe racing & much more!

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  • 28/01/18 January

    Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year is 28 January. Join us in London for the spectacular festivities including the amazing fireworks display.

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  • 05/02/18 February

    Viareggio Carnival

    First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.

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  • 11/02/18 February

    Venice Carnival

    The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.

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  • 15/02/18 February

    Festa dos Compadres

    The Festa dos Compadres, a traditional festival which signifies the opening of the Carnival season on Madeira Island in Portugal, is held in Santana.

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  • 19/02/18 February

    Oruro Carnival

    Growing out of an ancient indigenous celebration, Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s biggest festival, mixing colourful pagan dances with Christian themes.

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  • 19/02/18 February

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

    One of the world’s largest carnivals, locals and tourists take to the streets of Tenerife in a colourful celebration of life at Santa Cruz Carnival.

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  • 22/02/18 February

    Cologne Carnival

    Boasting one of the largest street festivals in Europe with a million revellers taking to the streets, Cologne Carnival is a key part of city life.

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  • 23/02/18 February

    Binche Carnival

    Dating back to the 14th century, Binche Carnival is an ancient festival and the most important event in the calendar of this small Belgian city.

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  • 24/02/18 February

    Rio de Janeiro Carnival

    First taking place as far back as 1723, this Rio de Janeiro extravaganza is the mother of all carnivals - a huge explosion of colour and samba beats!

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  • 28/02/18 February

    Ambrosiano Carnival, Milan

    Traditional celebrations taking in a carnival parade around the streets and culminating in a party at the Piazza Duomo.

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  • 01/03/18 March

    St Pirans Day

    Celebrate St Piran’s day and the national day of those living in Cornwall.

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  • 02/03/18 March

    Festival Sant Medir Barcelona

    The “Fiesta Sant Medir” is one of the most deeply-rooted festivals in the old town of Gràcia, Barcelona and is fondly referred to as the “Candy Festiv

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  • 03/03/18 March

    Anona Festival

    The Festa da Anona, or festival of the custard apple, is a local celebration which takes place in the beautiful village of Faial in Northern Madeira.

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  • 04/03/18 March

    Manchester Irish Festival

    Celebrate the Irish culture and more with a series of events in and around Manchester.

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  • 08/03/18 March

    Festa della Donna

    Festa Della Donna, International Ladies Day is a popular date in Italy, celebrating with various events around the city.

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  • 17/03/18 March

    St Patricks Day in Dublin

    One of the biggest and most widely celebrated festivals in the world, there’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in the Irish capital

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  • 18/03/18 March

    Feast Day of Saint Joseph

    A religious celebration, the Feast Day of Saint Joseph in Rome, husband of Mary, believed to be mother of Jesus.

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  • 25/03/18 March

    Semana Santa Madrid 2017

    Madrid is completely transformed during “Semana Santa”. People of all ages turn out to experience and participate in one of Spain's most traditional e

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  • 25/03/18 March

    Semana Santa in Seville

    Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Seville’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.

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  • 25/03/18 March

    The Easter Procession, Malaga

    Holy Week in Malaga attracts thousands of visitors to the city. Religious effigies and statues are carried through the streets by hood-wearing peniten

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  • 25/03/18 March

    Semana Santa Barcelona

    Easter week “Semana Santa” is celebrated in every city, town and village in Spain and what better city to celebrate this traditional yet moving fiesta

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  • 25/03/18 March

    Semana Santa in Granada

    Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Granada’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.

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  • 30/03/18 March

    Procession of the Cross

    Good Friday celebrations centre around the Pope leading the Procession of the Cross through the streets of Rome.

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  • 30/03/18 March

    Eastertide

    The stately home of Kentwell Hall in Suffolk puts on a special Easter event for all the family.

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  • 01/04/18 April

    Vaisakhi

    Celebrate the Sikh tradition of the Vaisakhi at Handsworth Park in Birmingham.

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  • 01/04/18 April

    Malta International Fireworks Festival

    The Malta International Fireworks Festival features two pyro-musical competitions and is a must-attend event for those who love firework displays.

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  • 21/04/18 April

    Romes Birthday

    Rome celebrates its birthday every year, with numerous events in honour of the city and its coming of age.

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  • 21/04/18 April

    Zagreb Time Machine

    The time machine organises authentic, traditional activities from mid-April through to early October and is on many tourists "must do" list.

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  • 25/04/18 April

    Festa di San Marco

    One of the most important celebrations in Venice, the Feast of Saint Mark honours the city’s patron saint with a religious procession to the Basilica.

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  • 01/05/18 May

    Birmingham Pride

    Birmingham welcomes all to join in the LGBT celebrations.

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  • 01/05/18 May

    Madeira Onion Festival

    One of the island’s most curious festas, the Madeira Onion Festival takes place at the end of May in celebration of this humble vegetable.

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  • 01/05/18 May

    Festival of St. James the Lesser

    The Festival of St. James the Lesser is a local celebration held in Funchal in honour of the patron saint of Madeira’s capital city

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  • 01/05/18 May

    Nuit des Musées

    For one night only, the museums of Paris are free to enter and are open until midnight during Nuit des Musées. Book your room with Eventful Stays.

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  • 01/05/18 May

    Beltane Fire Festival

    Join in the re-interpretation of the ancient Celtic Ritual, celebrating the birth of the summer with the Beltane Fire Festival

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  • 02/05/18 May

    Fiesta Dos de Mayo 2018

    The annual fiesta “Dos de Mayo” celebrated in Madrid, Spain, marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops which sparked the six-year war

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  • 10/05/18 May

    Festa della Sensa

    The Festa della Sensa celebrates the union of the city of Venice with the sea and is characterised by a seabound ritual performed by the city’s Mayor.

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  • 11/05/18 May

    Fiesta San Isidro 2018

    In May, Madrid holds the “Feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer”, an annual fiesta to the patron saint of the city and of its farmers. It is one of the m

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  • 31/05/18 May

    Festa del Corpus Christi, Barcelona

    Corpus Christi will be held in Barcelona on May 31st, 2018 and starts and finishes at the Barcelona Cathedral Avenue.

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  • 01/06/18 June

    La Patum de Berga Festival

    The Patum Festival is held each year throughout the streets of Berga near Barcelona. A festival of song, dance and processions during Corpus Christi.

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  • 01/06/18 June

    Africa Oye

    Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest festival to celebrate African Music, live at Sefton Park.

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  • 01/06/18 June

    Sitges Flower Carpet Festival, 2018

    Sitges Flower Carpet Festival is one of the most colourful events in the town's calendar. Patterned carpets made of flowers line the streets.

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  • 16/06/18 June

    Festa del Corpus Christi, Sitges

    The Festa del Corpus in Sitges includes events and parades through the streets after a Mass. This is one of Barcelona's oldest traditions.

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  • 23/06/18 June

    The Fiesta of San Juan, Fuengirola

    The Fiesta of San Juan is held annually on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Spain, Eat, drink, be merry and purify your body.

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  • 23/06/18 June

    Feria de San Juan, Malaga

    The Feria de San Juan takes place on 23rd June when friends and family gather around huge bonfires on the beach and take part in traditional rituals.

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  • 24/06/18 June

    Festa di San Giovanni

    Festival in honour of John the Baptist, including procession led by the Pope.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    Festa de Noantri

    Traditional festival in honour of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” (the Virgin Mary) including processions, market stalls and a religious message.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities will be performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    St Pauls Carnival

    The multi-cultural event celebrates the African Caribbean culture and carnival atmosphere.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    Montreal Fireworks Festival

    Montreal Fireworks Festival, also known as L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, is the world’s largest such festival with an audience of 3 million.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    Zagreb International Folklore Festival

    Zagreb's annual International Folklore Festival takes place annually in mid July and offers the best folklore bands in Croatia.

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  • 01/07/18 July

    Ely Folk Festival

    Folk festival with plenty of live music, along with Morris dancing and child friendly workshops.

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  • 04/07/18 July

    Fourth of July Fireworks

    One of America’s most important holidays, Independence Day is celebrated with an amazing firework display in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

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  • 06/07/18 July

    Fiesta of San Fermín

    The Fiesta de San Fermín is a festival which features the running of the bulls through the city’s streets and the event attracts one million visitors

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  • 14/07/18 July

    Festa del Redentore Fireworks

    The Festa del Redentore is a huge religious celebration in Venice during which a spectacular firework display lights up the stunning St Mark’s Basin.

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  • 16/07/18 July

    Virgin del Carmen Fishermans Festival

    The Virgin del Carmen Fisherman’s Festival takes places on Fuengirola’s main beach close to the centre of town. An effigy of The Virgin.

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  • 27/07/18 July

    The Big Cheese

    Celebrate the traditions of Wales past and the famous Caerphilly Cheese, with the family festival.

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  • 01/08/18 August

    Ferragosto Feast of the Assumption

    Catholic holiday of the Assumption of Mary coinciding with the Italian celebration of summer.

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  • 01/08/18 August

    Caribbean Carnival of Manchester

    The multi-cultural event celebrates the African Caribbean culture and carnival atmosphere.

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  • 01/08/18 August

    Medieval Days at Castro Marim

    Medieval Days is a large annual festival held at the end of August which celebrates medieval life in all its forms in a large 13th century castle.

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  • 01/08/18 August

    Picnic at the Portico of the National Gallery

    The Portico of the National Gallery offers one of the most impressive places to watch the world go by. Pre-packed picnic hampers can be purchased.

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  • 01/08/18 August

    Silves Medieval Fair

    A unique festival which promises to take you back in time, Silves Medieval Fair is a ten-day journey through the medieval ages.

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  • 09/08/18 August

    Singapore National Day Fireworks

    The Singapore National Day celebrations on 9th August are renowned for the incredible firework displays that are the finale to this popular holiday.

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  • 16/08/18 August

    The Palio di Siena

    Twice a year thousands of visitors and locals flood to Piazza del Campo for the traditional horse race around the square – in July and August.

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  • 29/08/18 August

    La Tomatina

    La Tomatina is a large annual festival which takes place each August in the town of Buñol near Valencia which centres around a huge tomato fight.

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  • 01/09/18 September

    The Baroque Festival

    The Varazdin Baroque Evenings are a festival of national importance and is the most prominent music event in central Croatia.

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  • 10/09/18 September

    Gibraltar National Day

    Gibraltar National Day takes place on 10th September each year and includes speeches and live music.

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  • 12/09/18 September

    Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

    Doors Open Days provide the opportunity to gain access to buildings not normally open to the public.

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  • 15/09/18 September

    Open House London

    Open House London is an annual event during which you can visit buildings of architectural significance which are usually closed to the public.

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  • 28/09/18 September

    Oktoberfest in London

    Oktoberfest in London is the English capital’s celebration of Germany’s largest national festival, and includes a 50,000-strong party in Canary Wharf.

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  • 05/10/18 October

    Oktoberfest in Portsmouth

    Be a part of the world famous Ocktoberfest beer festival.

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  • 09/10/18 October

    Valencia Region Day

    One of the most important days in the Valencia calendar, 9th October is the region’s national day, celebrated with fireworks, concerts and a parade.

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  • 26/12/18 December

    Mummers Day

    Pagan celebration which has become a Cornish tradition every Christmas.

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