International Festivals and Special Events in 2024 That You Won’t Want to Miss!

Traveling in 2024? No matter the destination, you can find yourself immersed in local culture by attending a local celebration or festival.

Here are a few of the biggest international festivals, by month, in 2024.


CHINA Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival

SOUTH AFRICA Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town Minstrel Carnival)

INDIA Uttarayan International Kite Festival, Hujurat, India

PANAMA Feria de las Flores y el Café (Boquete Flower & Coffee Fair)

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival in Harbin, China. It is the world largest ice and snow festival.


BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro Carnival 

ITALY Carnival Venice

USA Mardi Gras New Orleans

CHINA Chinese New Year

carnival venice with colored mask


IRELAND St. Patrick’s Day

INDIA Holi Festival of Colors, Love, and Spring

JAPAN Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival)

GERMANY Starkbierzeit Beer Festival 

Celebration of Holi in India


GERMANY The Frühlingsfest, Spring Festival of Munich (Oktoberfest’s Little Sister)

THE NETHERLANDS King’s Day Amsterdam

THAILAND Songkran, Thai New Year

MYANMAR Thingyan Festival, Myanmar

AMSTERDAM – April People celebrating Kings Day in Amsterdam in the Netherlands


SRI LANKA Veksak, Vesākha or Buddha’s Birthday

AUSTRALIA Vivid Sydney 

PORTUGAL Madeira Island Flower Festival

SPAIN Festival of the Crosses in Andalucía and Córdoba

Vivid Australia in Sydney


FRACE D-Day 80 Year Anniversary

SWITZERLAND National Yodeling Festival

ITALY Nemi Strawberry Festival

PORTUGAL Festa de São João (Saint John the Baptist Festival), Porto

White crosses in American Cemetery, Coleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.


SPAIN Running of the Bulls – Pamplona

FRANCE Paris Summer Olympics

GERMANY EURO 2024 UEFA European Football Championship

ENGLAND Wimbledon Tennis Championship

People celebrate San Fermin festival in traditional white abd red clothing with red necktie, 06 July 2016, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. Crowd


SPAIN Valencia Tomato Festival – La Tomatina 

SCOTLAND Edinburgh Military Tattoo

SOUTH KOREA Jeju Fire Festival 

ARGENTINA Festival de Tango, Buenos Aires

La Tomatina Valencia tomato throwing


GERMANY Stuttgart Beer Festival / Oktoberfest Munich Begins

AUSTRALIA Brisbane Festival – Brisbane, Queensland

MEXICO Autumn Equinox Festival, Chichén Itzá

CHINA Mid-Autumn, or Mooncake, Festival

Traditional German lederhosen and dirndls


FRANCE Vendanges en Fête à Banyuls sur Mer (Paris Harvest Festival)

INDIA Diwali


GERMANY Berlin Festival of Lights

Mexican Catrina for Dia de los Muertos , displayed during Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico


MEXICO Dia de Los Muertos

AUSTRIA Vienna Advent Markets Begin

THAILAND Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

THAILAND Lopburi Monkey Buffet Festival

 Lopburi Monkey Buffet Festival


JAPAN Chichibu Night Festival

FRANCE Rise Festival – Les Deux Alpes

GERMANY Nuremberg Christkindlesmark

SCOTLAND Hogmanay New Years Celebration

Fireworks at Chichibu Night Festival Japan

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