Mar
3
Sun
Rio Carnival
Mar 3 – Mar 9 all-day

Rio Carnivalrio-carnival

Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

Mar
8
Fri
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day ​​(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ ​International Women’s Day​ (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

Apr
1
Mon
The Masters @ Augusta National Golf Club
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – Apr 7 @ 11:00 pm

Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Amidst blooming azaleas, towering pines and flowering dogwoods, the first full week of April ushers in a stage unique to golf and to sport. Over four days and 72 holes, the smallest field in major championship golf competes for a chance to capture the Green Jacket and a place in Masters history. Take a journey down Magnolia Lane or stroll through Amen Corner, and explore the iconic traditions, moments and history of Masters Tournament like never before—past and present.

May
15
Wed
The Aoi Matsuri Festival @ Kyoto Imperial Palace
May 15 all-day
The Saio during the morning procession

The Saio during the morning procession

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of Kyoto’s three most famous festivals (along with the Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri) and takes place every May 15. The festival’s main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines. Aoi is Japanese for Hollyhock, and the festival is named after the Hollyhock leaves that are worn by the members of the procession.

 Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine

Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine

Jun
8
Sat
Global Wellness Day @ Global
Jun 8 all-day

Global Wellness Day “One day can change your whole life”

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

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Jun
10
Mon
U.S. Open @ Pebble Beach Golf Links
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day

2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

A Pebble Beach U.S. Open is a highlight-maker.

That Nicklaus 1-iron. Watson’s clutch chip-in. Kite’s mastery in gale-force winds. Tiger’s utter dominance. McDowell’s Major breakthrough. What will be next?

The tradition continues next year, when Pebble Beach hosts its sixth U.S. Open on June 13-16, 2019!

Jul
14
Sun
The Open @ Royal Portrush Golf Club
Jul 14 – Jul 21 all-day

The Open was founded by pioneering golfers who had one guiding principle – to crown the Champion Golfer of the Year.

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

From earlier greats such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen through modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros to exceptional talents of today Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, the greatest players in the world have faced the unrelenting challenge of The Open for more than 150 years.

Explore the sections below to learn more about the history and heritage of The Open.

Aug
6
Tue
PGA Championship @ Bellerive Country Club
Aug 6 – Aug 12 all-day

The 100th PGA Championship is coming to Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis MO, from August 6-12, 2018

Sep
20
Fri
The Great American Beer Festival @ Colorado Convention Center
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Breweries at the Festival

Breweries at the Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

Festival location

Festival location

Nov
16
Sat
Barbados Food and Rum Festival
Nov 16 – Nov 19 all-day
Rum Extravaganza

Rum Extravaganza

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other senses as well.

 

The Birthplace of Rum

Feb
9
Sun
Rio Carnival
Feb 9 – Feb 14 all-day

Rio Carnivalrio-carnival

Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

Mar
8
Sun
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day ​​(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ ​International Women’s Day​ (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

Apr
1
Wed
The Masters @ Augusta National Golf Club
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – Apr 7 @ 11:00 pm

Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Amidst blooming azaleas, towering pines and flowering dogwoods, the first full week of April ushers in a stage unique to golf and to sport. Over four days and 72 holes, the smallest field in major championship golf competes for a chance to capture the Green Jacket and a place in Masters history. Take a journey down Magnolia Lane or stroll through Amen Corner, and explore the iconic traditions, moments and history of Masters Tournament like never before—past and present.

May
15
Fri
The Aoi Matsuri Festival @ Kyoto Imperial Palace
May 15 all-day
The Saio during the morning procession

The Saio during the morning procession

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of Kyoto’s three most famous festivals (along with the Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri) and takes place every May 15. The festival’s main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines. Aoi is Japanese for Hollyhock, and the festival is named after the Hollyhock leaves that are worn by the members of the procession.

 Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine

Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine

Jun
8
Mon
Global Wellness Day @ Global
Jun 8 all-day

Global Wellness Day “One day can change your whole life”

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

manifesto