Top festivals and events in 2014

2014 promises an incredible array of fabulous events and festivities, many of which are perfect to plan your travels around. Remember we have VIP Backpackers accommodation around the world and plenty of tours and packages, meaning you can have the time of your life and save money at the same time. Get your VIP Backpackers card to enjoy the savings.

Feel free to an event to the list in the comments below.

JANUARY

> Sydney Festival (9-27), Australia
> Australian Open (13-26), Melbourne, Australia
> Australia Day (26)

Sydney Festival.

Sydney Festival.

FEBRUARY
> Superbowl (2), New Jersey, USA
> Winter Olympics (7-23), Sochi, Russia
> Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (7-2 March), Australia
> Mardi Gras (15-4 March), New Orleans, USA

MARCH
> Carnival (3-4), Rio de Janeiro and other locations
> World Indoor Athletic Championships (7-9), Sopot, Poland
> Melbourne International Comedy Fetival (26-20 April), Australia
> Dunedin fashion week (30-April 6), New Zealand
> Kanamara Matsuri (31 and 1 April), Kawasaki, Japan

APRIL

> Kanamara Matsuri (31and 1 April), Kawasaki, Japan

Blowing kisses, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Pic: Joanne Lane, http://www.visitedplanet.com

> Melbourne International Comedy Festival (26-20 April), Australia
> Paris Marathon (6), France
> Semana Santa Holy Week parades (week before Easter), Spain, Mexico, Guatemala
> Easter (20)
MAY
>  National September 11 Memorial Museum (sometime between March-May), New York City, USA

JUNE
> FIFA World Cup (12 June – 13 July), Brazil
> Wimbledon (23 – 6 July), London

JULY
> July 4th Independence Day (4), USA
> FIFA World Cup (12 June – 13 July), Brazil
> Calgary Stampede (4-13), Canada
> Tour de France (5-27), France
FIFA> San Fermin (6-14), Pamplona, Spain
> Commonwealth Games (23 – August 3), Glasgow, Scotland

AUGUST
> Edinburgh Fringe Festival (1-25), Edinburgh, Scotland
> Centenary of WWI (4 onwards), London
> Summer Youth Olympics (16-28), Nanjing, China
> Burning Man (25 – 1 Sept), Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
> La Tomatina (26), Valencia, Spain

SEPTEMBER
> AFL Grand Final (27), Melbourne
> Asian Games (19-4 October), Incheon, South Korea

Bagpiper at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Bagpiper at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Pic: Joanne Lane, http://www.visitedplanet.com

OCTOBER
> NFL Grand Final (4-6), Sydney

NOVEMBER
> Melbourne Cup (4), Australia
> Thanksgiving (27), USA

DECEMBER
> Christmas Day (25)
> Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (26), Australia
> New Year’s Eve fireworks (31), worldwide

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