The Main Events of 2018 Around the World
South Africa and Copenhagen, street parties and sports competitions – in 2018 there will be a lot of events for every taste and color. If you wait for a special sign to plan your vacation, here it is! We have listed 10 reasons to go on a trip in 2018. What holiday of life will you mark in your calendar? Here you can find a list of the most interesting and special events of 2018.
King’s Day in Amsterdam – Netherlands
When: April the 27th
Pack orange things in an orange suitcase – it’s time to go to King’s Day in Amsterdam. This is a large-scale celebration on the birthday of the monarch, who loves bright colors. It is marked by a huge street party, which increases the city’s population almost twice. Fun begins the night before and lasts all day. The program includes street shopping and boat parties on world-famous canals. Be sure to try the festive Tompouce baking with orange glaze. This is an excellent source of energy for outdoor activities. This is one of the brightest events of 2018.
Distortion – Copenhagen, Denmark
When: May the 30th – June the 3rd
Distortion is a week of new dance music and carefree chaos. The event grew out of the bold experiment of 1998 and became the annual holiday of free street parties and closed club meetings. Concludes the week of the final two-day festival at the abandoned industrial warehouse Refsehaleoen. Although this year’s linap is not yet approved, the 20th anniversary will undoubtedly attract many stars and fans of dance from all over the world. This is one of events which is worth to visit if you are a fun of music 🙂
Inti Raimi – Cuzco, Peru
When: June the 24th
The ritual of worshiping the god of the Sun Inti is held on the day of the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere in the ancient capital of the Incas of Cusco. Join the procession from the city center to the fortress of Saxaouaman and watch the unusual spectacle. Do not forget that Cusco is located high in the Andes – from which it is convenient to make a tour to the ruins of Machu Picchu. This is one of the most unusual events of 2018.
Football in Russia
When: June the 14th – July the 15th
It is difficult to find a person who does not know about the main holiday of football in 2018. 11 cities of Russia will accept players and fans from all over the world. Millions will watch matches on TV and online. When the passions cease, all goals will be scored, and the points are counted, the fans will not remain alone with themselves. Red Square and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, channels and palaces in St. Petersburg – all at your service! Don’t miss one of the most sporty events of 2018 🙂
Centennial of Nelson Mandela – South Africa
When: Events take a year
On July the 18th, 2018 Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old. On the occasion of this important date, the Government of South Africa organizes a number of events. Their list and dates have not yet been approved, but we are waiting for large-scale festivities in memory of the president beloved by all. The centenary of the great politician is an excellent occasion to visit the significant places of South Africa, somehow related to the biography of a fighter against apartheid, for example, Robben Island and the Mandela House in Soweto. This is one of the events which will immerses you in the history of South Africa.
International Comic-Con – San Diego, USA
When: July the 19th – 22th
One of the largest cultural events in 2018 in July attracts fans of comics, films and pop culture from all over the world in the USA. Fans can visit autograph sessions of idols, seminars and panel discussions (examples are “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” and “School of Comics”). Be ready to meet the masters of cosplay – people dressing in their favorite characters. This weekend San Diego will be full of bright colors. Don’t miss an opportunity to dress like your favorite superhero!
115 years of motorcycle Harley Davidson – Milwaukee, USA
When: August 29 – September 2
The celebration of the birthday of the motorcycle Harley Davidson in Midwest City, Milwaukee, will appeal to hardcore motorcyclists, and those who have never before sat in the saddle. At the party “Welcome Home” at your service a lot of entertainment: outdoor activities, trailers with food and a beer court. And there is also the opportunity to look at the famous plant where Harley Davidson was born. And, of course, you can not miss the final motoparade in the center. This is one of the best events of 2018 for moto fans.
Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland
When: August the 3rd – the 27th
The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh is the biggest festival of art and culture in the world. In 2017, it hosted more than 53,000 performances and more than 3,000 shows in a variety of genres, from drama and comedy, to circus and opera. Many events will unfold in the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, on the way from one show to another you can join the history without leaving the heady atmosphere of the festival.
Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
When: September 22-October 7
Every year, six million people visit the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Each year, it consumes about six million liters of beer. By tradition, you can try only varieties of local breweries. Some of them have been working since the 1300s. At Oktoberfest it is accepted to eat local food, listen to folk music and dress in traditional Bavarian outfits. This is one of the most cheerful and tasty events on 2018 🙂
Looking back on Viennese modernism – Vienna, Austria
When: Events go all year round
2018 is the year of Viennese modernism in the Austrian capital. It is timed to the centenary of the death of the four most important figures of the era: Klimt, Wagner, Schiele and Moser. Expect a lot of events and exhibitions around the city. Study the influence of iconic artists of the turn of the century on the city. Go through them in footsteps and visit one of the Viennese coffee shops, where intellectual debates were held in the early 1900s.