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May 2019

Venice Biennale 2019 (La Biennale di Venezia)

May 11 - November 24
Venice Venice,Italy
Venice Biennale Italy

From May to November, the Venice Biennale (la Biennale di Venezia in its original Italian, and in English also called the Venice Biennial) is one of the world’s most prestigious cultural happenings, famous for displaying new trends and launching the international careers of many an artist and architect. For every new edition, the management of the Venice Biennale select top curators from all over the world to organise the Biennale's pioneering art exhibitions. The first Venice Biennale was held in…

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July 2019

Gilroy Garlic Festival 2019, California

July 26 - July 29
Gilroy Hill Park, 7959 Miller Avenue
Gilroy,CA95020United States
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Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in July 26 to 29 for the forty-first Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food, such as garlic chips and garlic flavoured ice cream. Started in 1979 by Dr Rudi Melone, Don Christopher and Val Felice, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in America and as a non-profit organisation it gives all money raised to charity. Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival…

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August 2019

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

August 1 - August 4
The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, 5701 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes,CAUnited States
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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is a mix of many shades of blues music and even more flavours of craft beers and ciders. Music ranges from blues to R&B, soul and rock, with more than 20 bands performing on twin stages during Bluesapalooza, including multi-Grammy-award-winner Buddy Guy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The appaloosa is a tough, western horse, so blues as rugged as wild horses? That’s one for the mind to ponder.…

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Feria de las Flores 2019, Medellin Colombia

August 2 - August 11
Medellin Medellin,Colombia + Google Map
feria de las flores

Medellin Colombia is a city transformed and what better way to experience this wonderful city than by visiting its annual Feria de las Flores or Flower Festival held each August? In the 1990s the city was in a precarious position, associated with drug lords, rampant crime and terror attacks, safety in Medellin Colombia was a serious concern. A visit today reveals a triumph of urban regeneration that for just over one week is celebrated in bloom. Some of the main…

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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2019

August 9 - August 11
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco,CAUnited States
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$155 – $355
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at the Golden Gate Park attracts the top names in the music world. Though don’t just think it’s all about music. Add to the concert art displays, a wide selection of food and, of course, Californian wine and you are starting to appreciate that there are wider possibilities at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. At Grass Lands, bartenders are replaced with budtenders as the festival offers a curated cannabis experience that celebrates…

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The Women-only Colorado Classic, USA, 2019

August 22 - August 25
Colorado COUnited States + Google Map
Colorado Classic

If you know your sports and are into cycling, the Women-only Colorado Classic is the only stand-alone professional women’s road race in the western hemisphere. With its four stages it provides a great way to get to know the state of Colorado. It begins in Steamboat Springs, with its geothermal waters and beautiful mountain views. The second day is at Avon, in the heart of the Eagle River Valley. Golden, once a gold rush settlement, is now almost a suburb…

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October 2019

Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2019

October 3 - October 9
Colorado Convention Center Denver,COUnited States + Google Map
$70 – $85
Great American Beer Festival

Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to have over 60,000 visitors and will host around 4,000 beers from over 800 brewers across the United States of America. Organisers claim the Great American Beer Festival is the widest range of American beer ever. Great American Beer Festival Tickets The organisers recommend buying tickets online beforehand due to the popularity of the event. Tickets cost $85 each, which includes a tasting cup,…

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Limon Carnival Costa Rica 2019

October 12
Puerto Limon Puerto Limon,LimonCosta Rica + Google Map
Limon Carnival

Costa Rica values its diversity and the Limon Carnival is probably the biggest party enjoyed by its Afro-Caribbean community. Held in Puerto Limon in the province of Limon, the carnival is claimed to be the biggest street party in the nation, so expect lots of calypso, but as reggae is widely popular across Costa Rica, anticipate this too. This Carnival is on a smaller scale than its more famous sisters in the region and, as it is in the street,…

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Lord of Miracles 2019, Lima, Peru

October 18 - October 28
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Lord of Miracles

A key moment in Peru’s Catholic calendar, the Lord of Miracles, or Señor de los Milagros in Spanish, is a procession that takes place in Lima each October. Known as both the Lord of Miracles and the Christ of Miracles, there are different versions of how it grew into one of the largest religious events in the Americas. Origins of the Lord of Miracles The procession of the Lord of Miracles The central thread of the narrative begins in the…

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November 2019

Day of the Dead Festival, 2019

November 1 - November 2
Mexico City Mexico City,Mexico + Google Map
Day of the Dead Festival worldwide festivals

Many people associate the Day of the Dead Festival with Mexico, but actually it is an equally important part of the culture of Guatemala (on 1 November) and El Salvador, as well as Brazil, where it is known as Finados. The Day of the Dead has nothing to do with the zombie apocalypse. Essentially it is a time for families to remember dead relatives. It often involves a visit to the cemetery to tend the graves of deceased family members…

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December 2019

Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve 2019

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
rio de janeiro new years eve

We have all heard about the city of the carnival, but how about Rio Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve, is it the place to toast in 2019? Mike East went to discover what it is all about...

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