Iconic Events and Historic Celebrations Around the World

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Dec 27, 2012 —  What would Munich be without the notorious Oktoberfest? Or what about Boston without its massive marathon? All around the world, major cities are known for their iconic events and legendary celebrations.

Every year, the biggest stars on the stage and screen flock to the French Riviera for film screenings and exclusive after-parties. Across the pond in New York and Boston, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands take part in decades-old traditions. Sports fans look forward to Italian horse races that have gone on for over five centuries as well as tennis championships spanning back to the 1800s. And fashionistas flock to Paris for bold designs and the hottest trends straight off the runway.

Whatever it is you’re looking for, the world’s major cities offer unique events that sports fans, film buffs, culture lovers, and fashion hounds look forward to all yearlong. So take a look at our favorite annual events from around the world and start planning to take part in one of the biggest celebrations of the year.

  • 1

    Paris Fashion Week

    Fashion Event Every year in February/March and September/October

    Paris Fashion Week - Fashion Event in Paris.
    Paris Carrousel du Louvre

    99 Rue de Rivoli
    75001 Paris

  • 2

    Boston Marathon

    Running Every Year on the Third Monday of April

    Boston Marathon - Running in Boston.
    Boston Throughout the city
  • 3

    Wimbledon Championships

    Tennis Late June–Early July

    Wimbledon Championships - Tennis in London.
    London The All England Lawn Tennis Club

    Church Road
    London SW19 5AE

    020 8944 1066

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    Beer Festival / Food & Drink Event Every year from September-October

    Oktoberfest - Beer Festival | Food & Drink Event in Munich.
    Munich Theresienwiese

    Bavariaring 10
    80336 Munich

  • 5

    Cannes Film Festival

    Film Festival Every year in May

    Cannes Film Festival - Film Festival in French Riviera.
    French Riviera Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

    1 Boulevard de la Croisette
    06416 Cannes

    04 93 39 01 01

  • 6

    Palio di Siena

    Festival / Sports Every Year on July 2 and August 16

    Palio di Siena - Festival | Sports in Florence.
    Florence Piazza del Campo (Siena, Italy)

    Piazza del Campo, 66
    53100 Siena, Italy

  • 7

    Bay to Breakers

    Running Every Year in May

    Bay to Breakers - Running in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Throughout the city
  • 8

    New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Holiday Event / Parade Every year in March

    New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade - Holiday Event | Parade in New York.
    New York 5th Avenue and 44th Street

    New York, NY 10173

What events around the world are you looking forward to?

Anonymous Jan 12, 2013
Comedy and live music events, as well as film and horror festivals are always a good time.

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