5 Unmissable Global Events

5 Unmissable Global Events

Events are not only one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in a destination and all it has to offer, but there’s nothing quite like topping off a holiday and making memories with a world class event.

From sport to cultural festivals, go where the action is with the top 5 upcoming events from across the globe.

Day of the Dead

When: 31 October – 2 November, 2017
Where: Mexico City

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is not just any public holiday, but one of Mexico’s biggest cultural festivals dedicated to celebrating deceased loved ones. Mexico City comes alive for the 3000 year ritual with mesmerising fireworks displays, painted faces and masks, street parades, colourful costumes, song and dance. This unique event is pretty much just one big party.

01. Day of the dead

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

When: 31 December, 2017
Where: New York, USA

If you’re looking for a New Year celebration unlike any other, New Year’s Eve in Times Square is for you! Around one million people gather in the iconic location and watch as the New Year’s Eve Ball descends over the crowds as the clock strikes 12. The evening features fireworks and pyrotechnic displays, showers of confetti and musical performances from some of the world’s biggest artists.

02. Times Square

New Orleans Mardi Gras

When: 13 February, 2018
Where: New Orleans, USA

Experience Mardi Gras in the streets of New Orleans as it transforms into an epic celebration of culture through extravagant floats and street parades, traditional music, dance and colourful costumes. If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, you can’t go past Family Gras, a free celebration featuring outdoor concerts by a range of artists, a kid zone and local markets. There is something for everyone at one of the hottest events on the international calendar.

03. New Orleans Mardis Gras

NASCAR Weekend

When: 2 – 4 March, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, USA

Get the ultimate high thrill experience trackside in the entertainment capital of the world at the NASCAR Weekend, one of the most elite motorsport events. See the globe’s best battle it out from behind the wheel in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. There’s no shortage of fun off the track, with car displays, driver meet n greets and talks and market stalls to please all fans.

04. Las Vegas

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

When: 4 – 15 April, 2018
Where: Gold Coast, Australia

GC2018 is not only the largest Australian sporting event of the decade, but the biggest the Gold Coast has ever seen. Over 11 action packed days, more than 6,600 athletes from 70 nations and territories will flock to the seaside city for the world-class sporting event. With a range of free and ticketed events, this is your opportunity to witness history in the making and catch a glimpse of the magic.

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Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast on Tuesday May 14th, 2013. (Photo by Matt Roberts/mattrimages.com.au)

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