Social Festivals Calendar

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Social Festivals Calendar - January

Week  -   Day

January Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Holy Ship! – January 6-13

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 6-21 (Denver, CO)

London Fashion Week: Men’s – January 6-8 (Fall/Winter 2018 – London, England)

Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-13

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3 (Fort Worth, TX)

Milan Fashion Week (Men’s) – January 13-16 (Milan, Italy)

North American International Auto Show - January 14-21 (Detroit, MI)

Jam Cruise – January 17-22

London Fashion Week (Men’s) January 17-21 (Paris, France)

Buskers Festival – January 18-28

International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 18-28 (Monaco)

Sundance Film Festival – January 18-28

London Fashion Week (Haute Couture) - January 22-25 (Paris, France)

Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 25 - February 10 (St. Paul, MN)

Quebec Winter Carnival – January 26 - February 11

Rainbow Serpent Festival – January 26 – 29

Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezi) - January 27 - February 13 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes

Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 27-28 (Daytona, FL)

Jaisalmer Desert Festival – January 29 - 31

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – January 29 - February 3

Week  -   Day

January Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Mummer's Parade - January 1 

New Year’s Day – January 1

Rose Parade or Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1   

Old New Year’s Day – January 14

Timkat – January 19

Viareggio Carnevale – January 27 (Also February 5, 11, 13, 17)

Wakakusa Yamayaki – January 27

Up Helly Aa – January 30

Thaipusam – January 31


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Social Festivals Calendar - February

Week  -   Day

February Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3 (Fort Worth, TX)

Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 25 - February 10 (St. Paul, MN)

Quebec Winter Festival – January 26- February 11

Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezi) - January 27 - February 13 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – January 29 - February 3

Sapporo Snow Festival – February 1-12

Dirtybird Campout (East) – February 2-4 (St. Cloud, FL)

Battle of the Oranges – February 8-13

New York Fashion Week: Men’s – February 5-8 (Fall/Winter 2018 - New York, NY USA)

New York Fashion Week: Women’s – February 8-16 (Fall/Winter 2018 - New York, NY USA)

Carnival (Rio de Janeiro) - February 9-14

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - February 10 - March 4 (San Francisco, CA)

World AG Expo - February 13-15

London Fashion Week: Women’s – February 16-20 (Fall/Winter 2018 – London, England)

Losar – February 16-18 (The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important.) (Buddhist)

Milan Fashion Week (Women’s) – February 21-27 (Milan, Italy)

Whooping Crane Festival - February 22-25

Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 23 - March 24 (features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events)

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival –February 24-25

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18 (Houston, TX)

London Fashion Week (Women’s) – February 27 – March 6 (Paris, France)

Week  -   Day

February Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Viareggio Carnevale – February 5, 11, 13, 17 (Also January 27)

Maha Shivaratri – February 13

Mardi Gras – February 13 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Chinese New Year – February 16

Hadaka Matsuri – February 17


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Social Festivals Calendar - March

Week  -   Day

March Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - February 10 - March 4 (San Francisco, CA)

Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 23 - March 24 (features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events)

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18 (Houston, TX)

Chicago Irish Film Festival – March 1-4

Florida Strawberry Festival – March 1-11

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival – March 1-4

Melbourne Fashion Festival (Australia) – March 1-18

Beyond Sahara (Morocco) – March 2-5

International Festival of Owls Week - March 2-4 (First Full Weekend)

North Texas Irish Festival – March 2-4

Rogue Festival – March 2-10

UNITED Tiny House Festival – March 2-4

CRSSD Festival – March 3-4 (San Diego, California)

North Dakota Winter Show - March 3-10 (Valley City, ND)

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival – March 8-25

Tucson Tango Festival – March 8-11

Harpoon Brewery St. Patrick’s Festival – March 9-10

Paralympic Winter Games (XII) - March 9-18 (a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea)

Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival – March 15-19

Ultra Music Festival - March 23-25 (World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Melbourne, Australia)) – March 28 – April 22

NanoDays - March 31 - April 8

Week  -   Day

March Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Holi – March 2 (India - Holi Festival celebration in India is known for its vibrant display of color and beautiful meaning of unity)

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17

Nowruz (Iranian New Year) - March 21


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Social Festivals Calendar - April

Week  -   Day

April Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – March 28 – April 22 (Melbourne, Australia)

NanoDays - March 31 - April 8

The Masters Tournament - April 5-8 (The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf.  The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA)

National Robotics Week - April 7-15

Snowbombing – April 9-14 (Mayrhofen, Austria)

Grand National - April 12-14 (The world's most renown horse race held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England)

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 13-15 and Weekend Two = April 20-22

Songkran – April 13-16 (Chaing Mai & Bangkok, Thailand - The traditional celebration of Songkran is to return to your families and pay respect to your elders by spraying a little scented water on their hands. However, Songkran has changed over the years and has become a public 3 day water fight.)

Flatpack Film Festival – April 13-22 (Birmingham, England)

Fiddler's Frolic - April 26-29

Interstate Mullet Toss - April 27-29 (Last Full Weekend in April)

Texas Sandfest - April 27-29 (Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!)

National Cheese Festival – April 27 – May 2 (Spain)

Week  -   Day

April Daily Social Festivals Holidays

White House Easter Egg Roll - April 2

Boston Marathon - April 16 (Third Monday of April)

Yuri's Night – April 12 (The World Space Party)

Queen's Birthday - April 21 (This is her actual birthday, an official birthday is celebrated on the Second Saturday in June)

Kings Day – April 27 (Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam turns a very bright shade of orange for King’s Day, which is the King’s birthday, Willem-Alexander of the House of Orange)


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Social Festivals Calendar - May

Week  -   Day

May Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

National Cheese Festival – April 27 – May 2 (Spain)

Fireze Art Fair – May 3-6 (Randall's Island Park, NYC, NY)

Beale Street Music Festival – May 4-6 (Memphis, TN)

Brighton Festival – May 5-27 (Brighton, UK)

Cannes International Film Festival - May 8-19 (in Cannes, France - is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.)

National Morel Festival - May 17-20 (Weekend after Mother's Day)

Electric Daisy Carnival – May 18-20 (India)

Mach - The Motorbike & Music Festival -May 24-27 (Machynlleth, Wales)

Bottle Rock – May 25-27 (Napa Valley, CA)

The Masked Ball – May 25-27 (Cornwall, England)

Vivid Sydney - May 25 - June 16 (located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House)

Week  -   Day

May Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Cinco de Mayo - May 5

Kentucky Derby - May 5 (First Saturday in May at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky)

Pittsburgh Marathon – May 6

Preakness Stakes - May 19 (at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.)

Bay to Breakers Race - May 20 (Third Sunday in San Francisco, CA)

Hay-On-Wye – May 24 – June 3 (This is the world's largest philosophy festival.)

Indianapolis 500 - May 27 (at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, IN. The Indianapolis 500 is the world's most famous and prestigious auto race.)


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Social Festivals Calendar - June

Week  -   Day

June Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Vivid Sydney - May 25 - June 16 (located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House)

Pittsburgh Pride – June 1 – 10

Three Rivers Arts Festival – June 1-10

Tupelo Elvis Festival – June 6-10

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – June 7-10 (Manchester, TN)

CMA Fest – June 7-10

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament – June 8-16 (Morehead City, NC)

Chicago Blues Festival – June 8-10

US Open Golf Championship - June 11-17

The Midnight Sun Film Festival – June 13-17 (The Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, held during the 'white nights', is a five-day-and-night celebration of new cinema.)

Art Basel – June 14-17 (Switzerland- See some of the world's best contemporary art at Art Basel; more than 2,500 artists are represented)

American Dance Festival – June 14 – July 21

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Boardwalk Art Show – June 14-17

US Open Golf Championship - June 14-17

San Vino Wine Fight – June 28-30 (Haro, Spain – Each year in the small village of Haro, thousands of revelers emerge to a hill just after sunrise to wage war on each other using red wine as their weapon! Water guns, insect sprayers, and buckets are all filled with the deep red liquid that leaves attendees stained from head to toe.)

Roswell UFO Festival - June 28 - July 1 (in Roswell, New Mexico)

Week  -   Day

June Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Belmont Stakes - June 9 (at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York)


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Social Festivals Calendar - July

Week  -   Day

July Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

American Dance Festival – June 14 – July 21

Roswell UFO Festival - June 28 - July 1 (in Roswell, New Mexico)

Wimbledon - July 2-15 (held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.)

Open’er Festival- July 4-7 (Poland's biggest music festival is the Heineken-sponsored Open'er in Gdnyia. There's also a fashion stage, where upcoming designers can exhibit their wares to a daunting 80,000-strong audience.)

Barn on the Farm – July 5-8 (Gloucestershire, England)

Tour de France - Starts on July 7-29 (this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.)

World Bodypainting Festival – July 8-14 (Austria - a blend of art, fashion and music)

Jim Thorpe Native American Games - July 15-20

Just for Laughs – July 16-30 (Montreal, Canada - Split your sides laughing, see some celebrity comics and tour one of the most beautiful cities in the world)

Comic Con International - July 19-22 (San Diego, CA)

Larmer Tree Festival – July 19-22 (Dorset, England)

Curious Arts Festival – July 20-22 (Hampshire, England - The Curious Arts Festival features live music, book readings and film screenings)

Perseid Meteor Showers – July 23 – August 20 (The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on August 13)

Newport Folk Festival - July 27-29 (Newport, RI)

Week  -   Day

July Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Independence Day (USA) – July 4

Carousel Day or Merry-Go-round Day - July 25


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Social Festivals Calendar - August

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Monthly Social Festivals Holidays

National Parks Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Perseid Meteor Showers – July 23 – August 20 (The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on August 13)

National Bikers Roundup – August 1-5

Lollapalooza – August 2-5 (Chicago, IL)

Wilderness Festival – August 2-5 (The Cotswolds, England)

Arise Music Festival – August 3-5 (Loveland, CO)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – August 3-27 (Edinburgh, Scotland - Theater, music, film, comedy, dance, musicals, spoken word, street performances, and exhibitions)

Festival Interceltique – August 3-12 (Brittany, France)

Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 3-11

Satchmo Summerfest - August 3-5 (in New Orleans)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 3-12

Three Rivers Regatta – August 3-5 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Guca Trumpet Festival – August 8-12 (A brass band festival like no other – Guca, Serbia)

International Balloon Fiesta – August 9-12 (Bristol, England)

Hajj – August 19-24 (Mecca, Saudi Arabia - Muslim’s pilgrimage to Mecca and is one of the five pillars of Islam)

The Ameican Folk Festival – August 24-26 (Bangor, ME)

Burning Man - August 27 - September 4 (Black Rock, NV)

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August 31 – September 30 (Lisdoovarna, Ireland)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Lughnasa - August 1

La Tomatina – August 29 (Valencia/Buñol, Spain)


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Social Festivals Calendar - September

September Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August 31 – September 30 (Lisdoovarna, Ireland)

Bestival – September 2-5 (Isle of Wight, England)

Outlook Festival – September 5-9 (Croatia - 19th-Century Fort Punta Christo and its idyllic surroundings are reanimated with the booming bass of Outlook Festival's incredibly impressive array of hip-hop, grime, reggae, techno, dub, and more.)

Festival No. 6 – September 6-9 (Wales, UK - For three days, this beautiful, pastel-coloured Italianate village is taken over by festival-goers for dancing on the estuary's Ibiza-esque sand, raving in the lantern-strewn magical forest and refuelling on street food from around the world.)

Great Reno Balloon Race - September 7-9 (in Reno, Nevada, the World's Largest FREE Hot-Air Ballooning Event)

Islamic New Year - Evening of September 11 - Evening of September 12

National Aerospace Week – September 11-15

The Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair -September 20-23 (Istanbul, Turkey)

Life if Beautiful – September 21-23 (Las Vegas, NV)

Oktoberfest – September 22 – October 7 (Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World)

Concurs de Castells – September 25 – October 2 (Tarragona, Spain)

The Ermanus Whale Festival – September 28-30 (South Africa - Watch migrating Southern Right whales and celebrate other marine life)


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Social Festivals Calendar - October

Week  -   Day

October Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Oktoberfest – September 22 – October 7 (Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World)

The Melbourne Festival – October 3-21 (Melbourne, Australia)

Frieze Art Fair – October 4-7 (London, England)

Joshua Tree Music Festival – October 4-7 (Joshua Tree Lake Campground in Joshua Tree California)

Austin City Limits Festival –October 6-8, October 13-15, Austin, Texas

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 6-14 (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Navrati – October 10-19 (Vadodara, India - The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.)

New York City Wine & Food Festival – October 11-14 (New York City, NY)

American Sandsculpting Championship - October 16-25

Amsterdam Dance Event – October 17-21 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Fantasy Fest – October 19-28 (Key West, FL)

World Series - October 23-31 - A series of baseball games between the winning teams of the American League and the National League to decide the championship of the major leagues.

Voodoo Experience – October 26-28 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dia de los Muertos – October 31 - November 2 (Day of the Dead)

Samhain – October 31 – November 1 (Pagan)

Week  -   Day

October Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Balloons Around The World Day - October 1

All Hallows Eve – October 31

Halloween – October 31


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Social Festivals Calendar - November

Week  -   Day

November Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Dia de los Muertos – October 31 - November 2 (Day of the Dead)

Diwali – November 6-10 (Mumbai, India - Hindu festival of lights)

Iceland Airwaves – November 7-11 (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Pirates Week - November 8-12 - This is the Cayman Islands, National Festival and features 32 different events such as street dances, costumes, float parade, heritage days, underwater treasure hunt, games, controlled mayhem with a mock invasion, lots of music and events for kids and teens. 

Pushkar Camel Fair – November 15-23

Strawberry Fields – November 16 – 18 (Festival in Tocumwal, New South Wales)

Lopburi Monkey Banquet – November 24 – 25 (Lopburi, Thailand)

Week  -   Day

November Daily Social Festivals Holidays

All Saint's Day - November 1

Lewes Bonfire - November 5 (Lewes, United Kingdom)

Melbourne Cup Carnival – November 5 (Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race)

Thanksgiving – November 22

Guru Nanak Jayanti – November 23 (India)

Thailand Lantern Festivals of Yi Peng and Loy Krathong – November 23 (Chiang Mai, Thailand)


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Social Festivals Calendar - December

Week  -   Day

December Weekly Social Festivals Holidays

Saturnalia – December 17-23 (Ancient Roman festival in honor of the god Saturn)

Yule – December 22–31

Kwanzaa – December 26 – January 1 (Pan-African festival celebrated in the US)

Rhythm & Vines – December 28-31 (New Zealand)

Hogmanay – December 30 – January 1 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Week  -   Day

December Daily Social Festivals Holidays

Krampusnacht – December 5 (Tyrol, Austria - The mythical Krampus is horned half-goat, half-deamon who is meant to whip children into being nice at Christmas)

St. Nicholas Day - December 6

Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice Festival) – December 22 (Observed by Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese)

Christmas – December 25

Malkh Festival – December 25 (India - festival dedicated to the Deela-Malkh in Vainakh mythology)

New Year’s Eve – December 31


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