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Calendar of tourist, cultural and sporting events in the world.                    Share

Hereunder you find the calendar of major cultural and sporting events in the world, including the most important carnivals and festivals. These events attract visitors in large amounts.
If you are interested in attending one of them, book your trip early. Otherwise, if
you do not want to take part in these events, avoid visiting the related places at the time when the event takes place. Prices for tourist services usually
go up and availability goes down on these occasions.

The events are sorted by date. The cities that have been awarded as capitals of culture are also listed. The International exhibitions are in bold. The sporting events are underlined.

2026
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 5 to 17, 2026.  Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org
-- FIFA World Cup (football) 2026 in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, June-July 2026.
-- Asian Games 2026 in Nagoya, Japan, 
from September 19 to October 4, 2026.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, early November, 2026. Web: nyrr.org.


2025

-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagMarch 2 to 4, 2025. Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org

-- Expo 2025, Universal Exposition in Osaka, Japan, from May 3 to November 3, 2025 with "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" as motto.
-- Southeast Asian Games in Thailand, 2025.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2025. Web: nyrr.org

2024
-- Super Bowl .LVIII in Louisana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), on February 3, 2019. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 11 to 13, 2024. Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org

-- Summer Olympic Games 2024 in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
-- Euro 2024, UEFA European Championship (football) in Germany, June-July 2024.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2024. Web: nyrr.org


2023
-- Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina, from January 15 to April 15, 2023 with theme of “Science, Innovation, Art and Creativity for Human Development".
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- Super Bowl LVII in State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona (USA), on February 5, 2023. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl

-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne RosenmontagFebruary 19 - 21, 2023. Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org
-- The 2023 European Games in Krakow, Poland, June 2023.
-- African Games 2023 in Accra, Ghana. 

-- Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2023.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary, from August 26 to September 3, 2023.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
--
Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 9 and in the United States on November 23, 2023.
-- Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, from October 22 to November 5, 2023.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2023. Web: nyrr.org.

-- Veszprém, Hungary, European capital of Culture 2023.

2022
-- Winter Olympic Games in Beijing (China)  from February 4 to 20, 2022.
-- Super Bowl LVI in SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California (USA), on February 6, 2022. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium), Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne Rosenmontag: February 28 to March 1, 2022. Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bogotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org
-- Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 7, 2022.
-- Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to 25, 2022.
-- South American Games in Asunción, Paraguay.
-- Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama City, Panama, from April 22 to May 8, 2022.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.

-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- FIFA World Cup (football) 2022 in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18 with the final game at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 10 and in the United States on November 24, 2022.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2022. Web: nyrr.org.

-- Kaunas, Lithuania, European capital of Culture 2022, with Esch-sur-Alzette. Web: kaunas2022.eu
-- Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg, European capital of Culture 2022, with Kaunas. Web: esch2022.lu

2021
-- Super Bowl LV in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida (USA), on February 7, 2021. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 12 to 17, 2021.
-- Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Venice Carnival (Italy), Carnival of Binche (Belgium),  Barranquilla (Colombia), Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia), Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cologne Rosenmontag: February 15 - 17, 2021. Web: rio-carnival.net, carnavaldetenerife.com, carnevale.venezia.it, carnavaldebinche.becarnavaldebarranquilla.orgcarnavaldeoruro.com.bo, gotrinidadandtobago.com, and koeln.de/tourismus/karneval
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, February. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Boston Marathon in the USA, late April. Web: baa.org

-- Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2021.
-- World Championships in Athletics in Eugene (Oregon), United States, from August 14 to 22, 2021.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, late  September. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), first half of October. Web: chicagomarathon.com.
-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 11 and in the United States on November 25, 2021.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, USA, early November, 2021. Web: nyrr.org.

-- Timișoara, Romania, European capital of Culture 2021, with Elefsina and Novi Sad. Web: timisoara2021.ro
-- Elefsina, Greece, European capital of Culture 2021, with Rijeka and Timișoara. Web: eleusis2021.eu
-- Novi Sad, Serbia, European capital of Culture 2021, with Timișoara and Elefsina. Web: novisad2021.rs
-- Coventry (United Kingdom), UK City of Culture 2021.


 
2020
-- Sundance Film Festival, Utah (United States), from January 23 to February 2, 2020. Web: sundance.org.
-- Chinese New Year on January 25, 2020, year of the rat.
-- Super Bowl LIV in Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens Florida (USA), on February 2, 2020. Web: nfl.com/super-bowl
-- Venice Carnival, Italy, February 8 to 25, 2020. Web: carnevale.venezia.it.
-- Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain), from February 19 to March 1, 2020. Web: carnavaldetenerife.com
-- Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, from February 20 to March 1, 2020. Web: berlinale.de
-- Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 21 to 26, 2020. Web: rio-carnival.net 
-- Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia, February 21 to 25, 2020. Web: carnavaldeoruro.com.bo
-- Carnival of Barranquilla, Colombia, February 22 to 25, 2020. Web: carnavaldebarranquilla.org 
-- Carnival of Binche in Belgium, February 23 to 25, 2020. Web: carnavaldebinche.be
-- Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on February 24 and 25, 2020. Web: gotrinidadandtobago.com
-- Rosenmontag on February 24, 2020 with notably the Carnival in Cologne in Germany. Web: koeln.de/tourismus/karneval.
-- Tokyo Marathon, in Tokyo, Japan, March 1, 2020. Web: marathon.tokyo.
-- South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas (United States), March 13 to 22, 2020. Web: sxsw.com
-- Tomorrowland Winter festival in Alpe d'Huez, France, March 14 to 21, 2020. Web: tomorrowland.com.
-- Boston Marathon in Boston, USA, April 20, 2020. Web: baa.org
-- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States), from April 23 to May 3, 2020. Web: nojazzfest.com
-- London Marathon, in London, United Kingdom, April 26, 2020. Web: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
-- Cannes Film Festival, France, from May 12 to 23, 2020. Web: festival-cannes.com
-- Francofolies de Montreal (festival), Canada, from June 12 to 20, 2020. Web: francosmontreal.com
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-- Mawazine ("Rhythms"), music festival in Rabat and Salé in Morocco from June19 to 27, 2020. Web: festivalmawazine.ma
-- Glastonbury Festival, near Pilton, Somerset (United Kingdom), June 24 to 28, 2020. Web: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.
-- Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria, June 26 to 28, 2020. Web: donauinselfest.at
-- Euro 2020, UEFA European Championship (football) in June-July 2020 - the semi-final and closing games at the Wembley Stadium in London; the other games in 12 cities of Europe

-- Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), from June 24 to July 5, 2020. Web: summerfest.com.
-- Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada, from June 25 to July 4, 2020. Web: montrealjazzfest.com
-- Roskilde Festival, in Denmark, from June 27 to July 4, 2020. Web: roskilde-festival.dk

-- Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, July 3 to 18, 2020. Web: montreuxjazzfestival.com.
-- Avignon Theatre Festival, France, July 2020. Web: festival-avignon.com
-- Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, July 10 to 14, 2020. Web: exitfest.org
-- Francofolies de La Rochelle (festival), France, July 10 to 14, 2020. Web: francofolies.fr
-- Pori Jazz Festival, Finland, July 10 to 18, 2020. Web: porijazz.fi
-- Festival International in Benicasim, Spain, July 2020. Web: fiberfib.com
-- Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium, July 17 to 19 and 24 to 26, 2020. Web: tomorrowland.com.
-- Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
-- Bayreuth Festival (Wagner) in Germany, from July 25 to August 30, 2020. Web: bayreuther-festspiele.de
-- Bestival, Isle of Wight (United Kingdom), from July 30 to August 2, 2020. Web: bestival.net.
-- Caribana Festival in Toronto in Canada from July 30 to August 2, 2020. Web: caribanatoronto.com
-- Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia from August 6 to 23, 2020. Web: miff.com.au
-- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (United Kingdom), from August 7 to 29, 2020. Web: edintattoo.co.uk
-- Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary, August 5 to 11, 2020. Web: szigetfestival.com
-- Notting Hill Carnival in London, United Kingdom, from August 28 to September 1, 2020. Web: thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com
-- Venice International Film Festival, Italy, September 2 to 12, 2020. Web: labiennale.org
--
West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, on September 7, 2020. Web: wiadcacarnival.org
-- Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 10 to 20, 2020. Web: tiff.net
-- Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from September 19 to October 4, 2020. Web: oktoberfest.de.
-- Berlin Marathon, Germany, September 27, 2020. Web: bmw-berlin-marathon.com.
-- Chicago Marathon, Chicago (USA), October 11, 2020. Web: chicagomarathon.com.

-- Thanksgiving Day in Canada on October 12 and in the United States on November 26, 2020.
-- Expo 2020, Universal Exposition in Dubai, UAE, from October 20, 2020 to 10 April 2021 with "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" as motto.
-- New York City Marathon, New York, on November 1, 2020. Web: nyrr.org

-- Rijeka, Croatia, European capital of Culture 2020, with Galway. Web: rijeka2020.eu
-- Galway, Ireland, European capital of Culture 2020, with Rijeka. Web: galway2020.ie
 

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