We were born with a natural instinct to move from one place to another. As the world grew smaller with social networking, the quest to satisfy our wanderlust increased. The sky is the limit to the number of worldwide events that have flourished to grab the attention of many. With an advanced ticketing and logistics platform, organizing and attending them has become a global affair. Check out these events worldwide which have single-handedly captivated travelers.
1. Burning Man
Burning Man is a multiverse that happens annually in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. The event gets its name from the symbolic burning of their effigy called “The Man”. It is a 9-day art extravaganza organized by the Burning Man Project which started off as a non-profit organization in 2014. This huge gathering is an annual exploration of art through communal efforts, radical self-expression, and participation in the middle of the desert. Life-changing, as cited by many of its attendees.
Inspired by the Olympics festival held in Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games is a global sporting event featuring winter and summer sports with athletes participating from all over the world. A culmination of different sporting events evokes a global spirit of participation, support, and solidarity. For those lucky enough to be the nation hosting an Olympic event, make sure you attend it.
With headliners such as Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, and Daft Punk, Coachella is a multi-genre art and music festival happening in the Colorado Desert, California. It is one of the largest and most profitable fests which has celebrities and attendees from all over the world. Apart from pulling in a very niche crowd, Coachella is quite the trendsetter when it comes to fashion owing to the eclectic apparel choices of its attendees.
4. Grand Prix
Inaugurated in 1950, The Formula One World Championship is truly a pinnacle in the world of motorsports. A typical F1 season consists of a series of races known as the Grand Prix which takes place over different circuits all over the world. Watching it on the telly and watch it happen live are two different thrills altogether. Your commitment to motorsport is truly rewarded when you witness the bleeding edge technology of the cars and the skills of the drivers live.
5. FIFA World Cup
If you’ve supported your school football team or played football in the rain, you’re aware of the raw energy that runs with it. Nerve-wracking moments filled with passion-filled moments of euphoria when your team scores a goal is a feeling next to none. Now, imagine supporting your tea in an international stadium instead of watching it on the telly. These events are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be etched in your memories forever. The energy of more than half the world tuning in to FIFA makes it one of the must-see events in your life.
One of the party animals and foodies, Oktoberfest in Munich is the world’s largest food and drinks festival with over 6 million people attending it every year. Rooted deep in Bavarian culture, this 16-18 day folk festival consumes over 8 million liters of beer. Oktoberfest also offers a variety of traditional foods, amusement rides, side stalls, and games. This must-see fest begins in September and ends on the first Sunday of October, so pour yourself a pint and start planning.
7. Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival has an image of being a high-profile film festival held in France. They preview new films and documentaries of all genres before being released for worldwide audiences. If you’re a fashionista, you can make this a destination visit as Cannes offers a lot in terms of high-end boutiques, private hotel beaches, and wine tasting.
Halloween is one of those events which has been highly publicized through American pop culture. The infamous “Trick-Or-Treat” rituals, costume parties, pumpkin carving, horror movie marathons add to the spooky spirit. October 31st has become a global celebration of sorts for people to explore their spooky side. You’ll find countless Halloween events nearby hosting pub crawls, costume parties, and horror movie nights.
9. St. Patricks Day
According to folklore, St. Patrick’s Day marks the death of Ireland’s fifth-century patron saint who introduced Christianity to the Irish. It is known locally as Paddy’s Day which is a religious festival for feasting with family and friends. Leveraging advertisements from beer companies, Irish tourism has been boosted through this holiday. However, we suggest you head to Dublin for the full-blown local experience.
What started off as a non-profit as a showcase for local and international comic artists that drew no more than 300 attendees, is now a global convention. Comin-Con draws in over 130,000 people including new and upcoming artists from A-list to celebrities to our favorite cult icons. From movie premiers to parties, Comic-Con International has it all. Find the nearest city where Comin-Con events take place and let your love for comics, manga, sci-fi, and fantasy converge with fans from all over.