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There’s always something fun going on around the world.  Here are some festivals and events around the world that may entice you to book your vacation around them:

South Pacific

opera houseHanda Opera in Sydney, Australia- March 27-April 26, 2015

  • Spend the evening under the stars, watching performance on an overwater stage with a city backdrop

Vivid Sydney Festival (Australia)- May 22-Jun 8, 2015

  • Check out a dazzling harbor spectacle, lights and watercraft shows, music, inspiring speakers

Bluff Oyster Festival (South Island New Zealand)- May 23, 2015

  • This waterfront event features savory wild foods, top ales and wines, oyster competitions and  live music

Wellington on a Plate (North Island, New Zealand) August 14-30, 2015

  • A tasty festival featuring over 100 events showcasing regional flavors and culinary finesse

Heiva i , Bora Bora – June 19-July 26, 2015

  • Competitions in singing, dancing, music and sports + craft demonstrations

Bastille Day in Tahiti, July 14, 2015

  • This coincides with the Heiva i events and features Military parades, horse racing and a grand ball.


Jazz & Arts Festival, Saint Lucia- Apr 30-May 10, 2015

  • An 11-day infusion of music and arts with 50 renowned artists and entertainers

Junkanoo Carnival, Bahamas -May 7-9, 2015

  • A collage of culture, worldwide guests showcase music, dance, arts, crafts and cuisine

Food, Wine & Rum Festival, Barbados- Nov 19-22, 2015

  • Check out delicious cooking demos, distillery hopping, cook-offs, tasting events and seminars


Wine and Food Festival, Riviera Maya and Cancun- Mar 12-15, 2015

  • Featuring 24 evens including distinguished chefs and wine makers and international cuisines, as well as cooking classes and wine and spirits tastings

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, Riviera Maya – November 2015

  • This complimentary event is held at the Mamitas Beach Club featuring famous jazz musicians


Lei Day, in the Hawaiian Islands, May 1. 2015

  • This is a statewide celebration steeped in music with lei making competitions and demonstrations and hula dancing

Restaurant Week, Wailea Maui  May 24-30 and Nov 1-7, 2015

  • Wailea supports the Maui Food Bank by celebrating fine cuisine, premier venues and renowned chefs

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival- Oahu and Maui- Aug 29-Sept 13, 2015

  • Over 80 top chefs will be featured at this epicurean event with wine tastings, unique excursions and multiple dining options

Ironman, Hawaii Island Oct 10, 2015

  • Cheer on the 2000+ athletes competing on their 140 mile journey of running, biking and swimming

International Film Festival, Oahu- Oct 30-Nov 9, Hawaii and Kauai – Nov 13-16, 2015

  •  Film entries from around the globe, including creative labs, actors workshops and meet some film makers


Italian Liberation Day (Italy) St Mark’s Day (Venice) – April 25, 2015

  • Celebrations citywide including a gondola regatta, concerts, food festivals, parades and more

King’s Day, Amsterdam- April 27, 2015

  • Orange pride day along the streets and canals, showcasing brightly decorated boats, music, markets and family fun.

The Festivities of San Isidro, Madrid- May 15, 2015

  • with traditional costumes, regional chotis dancing , music, parades, food, and bull fighting featuring the world’s best matadors

Trooping the Colour in London during June 2015

  • This is the Queen’s birthday bash featuring a military parade, pomp and pageantry with a gun salute and a Royal Air Force fly by

Tuscan Sun Festival – June 11-18, 2015 and the Festival of San Giovanni – June 24, in Florence Italy

  • Arts & lifestyle events, concerts, wine and culinary experiences and wellness classes
  • This holiday honoring St John takes place with a city center parade, fireworks, sporting events and bonfires

Wimbledon London- June 29-July 12, 2015

  • This world class tennis tournament always attracts iconic players, celebrities and the royals

Tour de France, France- July 4-26, 2015

  • This famous bicycle race goes through 6 cities and 2077 miles.

Christmas Markets- November through December 2015

  • These festive markets show off unique traditions, live reindeer, holiday treats set in magical villages.

There’s always something fun going on around the world.  Let the staff at My Vacation Lady help you plan your next vacation or honeymoon!