Top Global Events in 2018 and 2019


Following our successful conference lists:

It is time to launch our new list: Top Global Events in 2018 and 2019

Please let us know if you feel that we have missed top global events in 2018 or 2019 in our list!

Top Global Events in 2018 and 2019

Top Global Events – MAY 2018

  • Mevlana Whirling Dervishes
    29-May-2018 to 29-Jul-2018
    Konya / Turkey
    The Mevlana Whirling Dervishes have been named by the UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. More…
  • Distortion
    30-May-2018 to 3-Jun-2018
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    About 100,000 guests per day join the Copenhagen Street Life and New Dance Music festival. It is one of the largest annual gatherings in Europe. More…

Top Global Events – JUNE 2018

  • Bonnaroo
    7-Jun-2018 to 10-Jun-2018
    Tennessee / USA
    The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a large music festival which was named by the Rolling Stones magazine as one of the 50 Moments that Changed Rock & Roll. More…
    8-Jun-2018 to 10-Jun-2018
    Leicestershire / United Kingdom
    The Download Festival is a mayor British rock festival which has hosted some of the genre’s biggest names. More…
  • Football World Cup 2018
    14-Jun-2018 to 15-Jul-2018
    Different Locations / Russia
    The 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts 32 national football (soccer) teams which will fight for the World Champion 2018 title. In total, 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. More…
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
    16-Jun-2018 to 17-Jun-2018
    Le Mans / France
    The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race held since 1923. More…
  • Inti Raymi
    22-Jun-2018 to 22-Jun-2018
    Cuzco / Peru
    Inti Raymi (celebration of the Sun) celebrates the winter solstice which marks the first day of the New Year in the Inca Calendar. More… 
  • Summerfest 
    27-Jun-2018 to 8-Jul-2018
    Wisconsin / USA
    The Summerfest is certified by the Guinness World Records as the World’s largest music festival with 900,000 visitors per year. More… 
    27-Jun-2018 to 30-Jun-2018
    Haro / Spain
    The Haro Wine Festival is a festival in northern Spain. More…

Top Global Events – JULY 2018

  • Wimbledon
    2-Jul-2018 to 15-Jul-2018
    London / United Kingdom
    The Wimbledon Tournament is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and regarded as the most prestigious one. More… 
  • Werchter Rock Festival
    5-Jul-2018 to 8-Jul-2018
    Werchter / Belgium
    Rock Werchter is an annual music festival with around 150,000 visitors More… 
  • Festival of San Fermin
    6-Jul-2018 to 14-Jun-2018
    Pamplona / Spain
    San Fermin festival is a week-long, historically rooted celebration with its famous running of the bulls. More…
  • Copenhagen Jazz Festival
    6-Jul-2018 to 15-Jul-2018
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    The Copehagen Jazz Festival is with about 300,000 visitors one of the largest music events in Europe. More… 
  • Just for Laughs
    11-Jul-2018 to 29-Jul-2018
    Montreal / Canada
    Just for Laughs is the largest comedy festival in the world. More… 
  • Comic Con International
    19-Jul-2018 to 22-Jul-2018
    San Diego / USA
    The San Diego Comic-Con International is an annual comic convention with up to 200,000 visitors. More… 
    20-Jul-2018 to 29-Jul-2018
    Boom / Belgium
    The Tomorrowland Festival is one of the world largest and notable music festivals. More… 
  • Gilroy Garlic Festival
    27-Jul-2018 to 29-Jul-2018
    California / USA
    The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the United States. More… 
  • Amsterdam Gay Pride
    28-Jul-2018 to 5-Aug-2018
    Amsterdam / The Netherlands
    The Amsterdam Gay Pride is an annual gay-festival which attracts hundred-thousand visitors. More… 

Top Global Events – AUGUST 2018

  • The Fringe Festival 
    3-Aug-2018 to 27-Aug-2018
    Edinburgh / Scotland
    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the worlds’ largest arts festival with more than 50,000 performances. More…
  • Øya Music Festival
    7-Aug-2018 to 11-Aug-2018
    Oslo / Norway
    The Oya festival is one of the biggest festivals in Norway. More… 
  • Sziget Festival 
    8-Aug-2018 to 15-Aug-2018
    Budapest / Hungary
    The Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultral festivals in Europe. More… 
  • HAJJ
    19-Aug-2018 to 24-Aug-2018
    Mecca / Saudi Arabia
    The Hajj is the annual islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims. More… 
  • Burning Man 
    26-Aug-2018 to 3-Sep-2018
    Nevada / USA
    The Burning Man festival is an annual event in Nevada where a temporary city gets erected and acts as an experiment in community and art influenced by ten main principles. More…
    26-Aug-2018 to 27-Aug-2018
    London / United Kingdom
    The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event in London attracting around 1 million people each year. It is one of the largest street festivals in the world. More…
  • 115 years of Harley Davidson
    29-Aug-2018 to 2-Sep-2018
    Milwaukee / USA
    Harley Davidson was one one out of two mayor American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression to become one of the world’s largest motorcycle producers and an iconic brand with a huge group of followers. More…
  • La Tomatina Festival
    29-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018
    Bunol / Spain
    La Tomatina is a festival in a small town close to Valencia where participants gets involved into a tomato fight. More…
    30-Aug-2018 to 12-Nov-2018
    Orlando / USA
    The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an event at the Walt Disney Resort showcasing food and drinks from various countries around the world. More… 

Top Global Events – SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Braderie de Lille Flea Market
    1-Sep-2018 to 2-Sep-2018
    Lille / France
    The Lille Braderie is an annual street/flea market which dates back till the 12th century. It claims to be the largest such event in Europe with over 10,000 sellers and several million visitors. More… 
  • New York Fashion Week
    6-Sep-2018 to 14-Sep-2018
    New York / USA
    Being one of the “Big Four” Fashion Weeks with London, Milan and Paris, it is a key event for the fashion industry but as well everyone who likes clothes. More… 
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    6-Sep-2018 to 16-Sep-2018
    Toronto / Canada
    The Toronto Film Festival is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world with more than 500,000 people annually. More…
  • Milan Fashion Week
    19-Sep-2018 to 25-Sep-2018
    Milan / Italy
    The Milan Fashion Week is a key clothing trade show together with the London, New York and Paris Fashion Weeks More…
  • London Fashion Week
    20-Sep-2018 to 23-Sep-2018
    London / United Kingdom
    The London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show and is one of the “Big Four” Fashion Weeks along with New York, Milan and Paris More… 
  • Oktoberfest
    22-Sep-2018 to 7-Oct-2018
    Munich / Germany
    The Okotberfest in Munich is the world’s largest Volksfest. It attracts more than 6 million people. More…
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
    24-Sep-2018 to 24-Sep-2018
    Beijing / China
    The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chineses and Vietnamese people . More…
  • Paris Fashion Week
    25-Sep-2018 to 3-Oct-2018
    Paris / France
    The Paris Fashion Week is a held semiannually together with its sister events in New York, London and Milan. More… 

Top Global Events – OCTOBER 2018

  • Austin City Limits
    5-Oct-2018 to 15-Oct-2018
    Austin / USA
    The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual event attended by more than 450,000 people. More…
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
    6-Oct-2018 to 14-Oct-2018
    Alburquerque / USA
    The Alburquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world More… 
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
    10-Oct-2018 to 14-Oct-2018
    Frankfurt / Germany
    The Frankfurter Buch Messe is the largest trade fair for books in the world. More…
  • BFI London Film Festival
    10-Oct-2018 to 21-Oct-2018
    London / United Kingdom
    The BFI London Film Festival is a large annual film festival in the United Kingdom. More… 
  • Dia de Muertos
    31-Oct-2018 to 31-Oct-2018
    Mexico City / Mexico
    The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday used to pray for and remember friends and family memebrs who have died. More…

Top Global Events – NOVEMBER 2018

  • Loi Krathong
    23-Nov-2018 to 23-Nov-2018
    Chiang Mai / Thailand
    The Loi Krathong is an annually celebrated festival in Thailand which comes with the tradition of making decorated baskets which are then floated on a river. More… 

Top Global Events – DECEMBER 2018

    5-Dec-2018 to 5-Dec-2018
    Tyrol / Austria
    The Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas who during Christmas period punishes children who have misbehaved. More… 
  • Sinterklaas
    6-Dec-2018 to 6-Dec-2018
    Amsterdam / The Netherlands
    Sinterklaas is a lefendary figures based on Saint Nicholas, patron of children. The feast of Sinterklass celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas. More… 
  • Sydney New Year’s Eve
    31-Dec-2018 to 31-Dec-2018
    Sydney / Australia
    Sydney New Year’s Eve is an annual event held to welcome the new year. It is famous for its fireworks around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera. More… 

Top Global Events – JANUARY 2019

  • World Youth Day
    22-Jan-2019 to 27-Jan-2019

    Panama City / Panama
    The World Youth Day  is an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth and attracts millions of visitors.
  • Sundance Film Festival
    24-Jan-2019 to 3-Feb-2019
    Utah / USA
    The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States with over 50,000 attendees. More… 

Top Global Events – FEBRUARY 2019

  • Super Bowl
    3-Feb-2019 to 3-Feb-2019
    Atlanta / USA
    The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption after Thanksgiving Day. More… 
  • Berlin Film Festival
    7-Feb-2019 to 17-Feb-2019
    Berlin / Germany
    The Berlinale is an annual film festival with about 500,000 visitors each year. It has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival More…
  • Carnevale di Venezia
    16-Feb-2019 to 5-Mar-2019
    Venice / Italy
    Up to 3 million visitors join this annual festival every year in Venice. This event is world-famous for its amazing masks. More… 
  • The Lantern Festival in Taiwan
    19-Feb-2019 to 19-Feb-2019
    Pingxi, Taiwan / Republic of China
    The Taiwan Lantern Festival is an annual celebration world famous for its lighting of thousands of sky lanterns in the South and massive firworks in the North of the counry. More…
  • Centennial celebrations – Grand Canyon National Park
    26-Feb-2019 to 26-Feb-2019
    Phoenix / USA
    In 2019, the Grand Canyon Nationalpark, a UNESCO world heritage site with approximately 6 million visitors each year, celebrates its 100th birthday. More… 
  • Salvador de Bahia Carnival
    28-Feb-2019 to 6-Mar-2019
    Salvador de Bahia / Brazil
    The Bahian Carnival is the annual carnival festival celebrated in the Brazilian state of Bahia. About 2.5 million people join the celebratione each year. More… 

Top Global Events – MARCH 2019

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival
    1-Mar-2019 to 30-Apr-2019
    Melbourne / Australia
    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third-largest comedy festival in the world. More…
  • Rio Carnival‎
    2-Mar-2019 to 9-Mar-2019
    Rio De Janeiro / Brazil
    The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is considered as the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. More…
  • The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
    2-Mar-2019 to 2-Mar-2019
    Alaska / USA
    The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race which lasts several days. It is a very popular sporting event in Alaska. More… 
  • Mardi Gras
    5-Mar-2019 to 5-Mar-2019
    New Orleans, Louisiana / USA
    Mardi Gras or as well known as “Fat Tuesday” refers to the events of Carnival celebration beginning after the Christian feast of the Epiphany. More… 
  • SXSW
    8-Mar-2019 to 17-Mar-2019
    Austin / USA
    South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, media, music and conferences which is the largest festival of its kind. More… 
  • St. Patrick’s Day
    17-Mar-2019 to 17-Mar-2019
    Dublin / Ireland
    Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration to commemorates the death of Saint Patrick which is the foremost patron saint of Ireland. More… 
  • Holi Festival
    30-Mar-2019 to 21-Mar-2019
    Mumbai / India
    The Festival of Colours is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter and for many to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive. More… 

Top Global Events – APRIL 2019

  • Grand National
    6-Apr-2019 to 6-Apr-2019
    Liverpool / United Kingdom
    The Grand National is the most valuable jump race in Europe with a prize fund of £1 million. More… 
  • Snowbombing
    8-Apr-2019 to 13-Apr-2019
    Mayrhofen / Austria
    Snowbombing is a popular ski resort festival in Austria. More… 
  • Songkran
    13-Apr-2019 to 15-Apr-2019
    Chaing May / Thailand
    Songkran is one of Thailand’s biggest celebrtation which attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year. More… 
  • Semana Santa
    14-Apr-2019 to 21-Apr-2019
    Sevilla / Spain
    La Semana Santa (Holy Week) commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Week celebrations in Seville is one of the two biggest annual festivals. The other one is the Feria de Abril (April Fair) which follows two weeks later. More… 
  • King’s Day
    27-Apr-2019 to 27-Apr-2019
    Amsterdam / The Netherlands
    Till 2013 known as Queen’s Day, this annual celebration invites locals and visitors to join Amsterdam’s biggest street party of the year. More… 

Top Global Events – MAY 2019

  • Feria de Abril 
    5-May-2019 to 11-May-2019
    Sevilla / Spain
    La Feria de Abril (The Seville Fair) is an annual cultural festival with up to 500,000 visitors. More… 
  • Fiesta de San Isidro
    10-May-2019 to 19-May-2019
    Madrid / Spain
    The Fiestas de San Isidro is a large festival in Madrid. More… 
  • Cannes Film Festival
    15-May-2019 to 23-May-2019
    Cannes / France
    The Cannes Film Festival is an innvitation-only film festival which previews new films of all genres. More… 
  • Chelsea Flower Show
    21-May-2019 to 29-May-2019
    London / United Kingdom
    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show which attracts visitors from all over the world. More…
  • Monaco Grand Prix
    23-May-2019 to 26-May-2019
    Monaco / Monaco
    The Monaco Grand Prix is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. More… 
  • Indianapolis 500 
    26-May-2019 to 26-May-2019
    Indiana / USA
    Indianapolis 500 is labeled as the greatest spectacle in racing and is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport together with the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 hours of Le Mans. More… 

Top Global Events – JUNE 2019

  • Glastonbury Festival
    26-Jun-2019 to 30-Jun-2019
    Glastonbury / United Kingdom
    The Glastonbury Festival of contemporary performing arts is considered to be a mayor event in British Culture. It is inspired by the ethos of hippie and free festival movements. More…

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