The 10 Best Events to Attend This Year

Whether you’re looking for events in the UK or visiting or live in the US permanently, experiencing some of the many events that take place is imperative. Both the UK and the US are well known for events that take place steeped in tradition. Some events take place every year, some of which need adding to your bucket list. If you’re planning an American or UK adventure or would like to take some time off from your usual routine, here are some festivals, concerts and sporting events you don’t want to miss.

UK Summer Festivals Part 2

Comic-Con International

Fans of comics and graphic novels should visit this festival at least once in their lifetime. Held in San Diego, California at the end of March it’s a sight to behold. Being adventurous in what you wear is vital.

Glastonbury Festival

Famous the world over as one of the best music festivals around, Glastonbury festival returns after a fallow year and is an experience like no other. Even seasoned festival goers have not discovered all that there is at this immersive, unforgettable weekend.

Mardi Gras

This colourful carnival takes place in New Orleans every year. Its roots trace back to medieval Europe, and it was a tradition that was brought to America when French-Canadian explorers Pierre le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed close to New Orleans in 1699.

Coachella

One of the most popular music festivals in the US. Held in the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California and you’ll be able to hear some of the world’s most famous bands. Get your tickets for this music festival and many other concerts by visiting ticketsales.com.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival– a real treat for lovers of the arts, this festival takes place in August and plays host to a myriad of talented performers, comedians, and playwrights. Discovering the latest talent as well as showcasing familiar faces, all in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland, this is not one to miss.

International Balloon Festival

Visit Albuquerque, New Mexico in October, and you’ll see hundreds of hot air balloons in the air.

The Boston Marathon

This annual running event was first held in 1897, but way back then there were only 15 runners. Now there are thousands that take part and if you want to cheer them on simply turn up on the day and find a spot along the route.

Burning Man Festival

people come from all over the world to attend this festival. It is held in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. It’s a celebration of all things fantastical, and you’ll meet some amazing people if you decide to go.

Notting Hill Carnival

Taking place in London every year, Notting Hill Carnival is a two-day street carnival and is the second largest in the UK. Expect colour, fabulous food, music, and up to two million attendants.

Sundance Film Festival

Film lovers with a passion for innovative movies, have to attend the largest film festival held in the US. It’s the perfect showcase for indie filmmakers from all over the world.