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Barcelona – Sitges International Car Rally 2014

Barcelona – Sitges International Car Rally 2014

The Barcelona-Sitges vintage car rally, which dates back to the early 20th century, is a unique international event and is anually organized by the Sitges Tourist Office. It's not designed to be a competition to see who can go fastest, but much more an aesthetic celebration of the most beautiful oldtimers. more ...

International Kite Festival in Cape Town

International Kite Festival in Cape Town

Let the winds blow! During the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of November, there will be hundreds of kites flying over the Cape Town sky to celebrate the Cape Town International Kite Festival. more ...

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro: A Non-Stop Party

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro: A Non-Stop Party

Attracting more than five million people annually carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most spectacular celebrations. It is often classified as the world’s biggest party and understandably so. For more than a week the country comes to a halt and the streets of Rio de Janeiro and the rest of the country are filled with colour, costumes, music and fantasy. more ...

Day of the Dead,Mexican Halloween in Puerto Vallarta

Day of the Dead,Mexican Halloween in Puerto Vallarta

Macabre figures, sugary skulls, flowers of the dead, tequila, food and highly decorated alters. While these may sound like the ingredients for the perfect Halloween Party they are in fact an integral part of the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations which take part at the beginning of every November in Mexico. In Puerto Vallarta it is no different so here is our guide to what’s happening for Dia de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta 2013. more ...

La Tomatina! A Massive Tomato Fight!

La Tomatina! A Massive Tomato Fight!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to throw a tomato at someone? On the 28th of August 2013 in the Spanish village of Buñol only 30 km from Valencia , your question could be answered. more ...

Optimus Alive 2013: Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon

Optimus Alive 2013: Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon

In a short time Optimus Alive has become one of Portugal’s major festivals attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry. This trend looks set to continue with this year’s monster line up sure to keep the crowds pumped and enjoying the Lisbon Summer nights. Optimus Alive 2013 happens in Lisbon from the 12th, 13th and 14th of July. more ...

Jazzaldia 2013: Bringing jazz to San Sebastian

Jazzaldia 2013: Bringing jazz to San Sebastian

The smooth rounds of jazz are going to float on the summer breeze when the 48th edition of Jazzaldia returns to San Sebastian from the 24th to the 28th of July 2013. This year organisers have put together a world class festival, featuring some of the biggest names in jazz and pop including John Zorn, Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum and Elvis Costello. more ...

NYC Pride Celebrations

NYC Pride Celebrations

It is one long rainbow coloured weekend in New York when the annual NYC Pride celebrations roll around. The streets are filled with people who come to celebrate Gay Pride and to continue the struggle for gay rights not only in New York but around the world. This year NYC Pride will be on the 28th, 29th and 30th of June 2013. more ...

Gay Pride Sitges 2013

Gay Pride Sitges 2013

For many it is Sitges’ most eagerly anticipated yearly event. Five days of music, partying and mayhem. More than 60,000 people from all corners of the World. Concerts, fashion, acceptance, sun, beach, parades, shows…We are talking about Sitges Gay Pride. more ...

Rotary Convention in Lisbon 2013

Rotary Convention in Lisbon 2013

From the 23rd to the 26th of June, Rotary International members are going to meet in Lisbon to celebrate teh 104th International Rotary Convention, an annual event which unites Rotary members form around the world. This will be on be one of the biggest conventions held in Portugal and organisers are expecting 25,000 people to attend. more ...

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Rome 2013

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Rome 2013

The walls of the coliseum in Rome are set to shake to the sound of rolling thunder when thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome. Drawn to Rome from the far flung corners of Europe they are set to lay siege to the historic centre of the eternal city as they celebrate the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary from the 13th to the 16th of June 2013. more ...

Sand Sculpture Festival 2013, Algarve

Sand Sculpture Festival 2013, Algarve

Considered to be the largest event of its kind, 50 national and international artists transform more than 40, 000 tons of sand into amazing, but temporary, works of art. The International Sand Sculpture Festival is based on a different theme every year, last year was Idols, this year it is Music. Expect to see sand sculptures up to 12 feet tall of your favourite rock, folk or pop group or maybe even sculptures representing dance and classical music. more ...

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