Pyromaniacs would surely enjoy the “Beltane Fire Festival” in Calton Hill, Edinburgh happening on April 30, 2011. There will be lots of fire and colorful shows featuring painted men and women representing nature and nude people portraying pagan rituals. This festival marks the fruition of spring and start of summer.
If you haven’t tried fishing on ice, then this is your chance to test your skill by joining the “Enontekiö Ice Fishing Weeks” in Finland happening from April 29 to May 6, 2011. This is not just all about fishing since you get to tour the region where the competitions would take place.
Are you brave enough to encounter witches, vampires and other scary characters? If you are, then join the “International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters” at the Bojnice Castle, Slovakia on April 28 to May 8, 2011. Experience two weeks of spine-chilling and amusing entertainment featuring numerous temptations and attractions as well as a spectacular parade of spooky characters.
Get ready to party in Florida! Join the “Sunfest” at West Palm Beach, which runs from April 27 to May 1, 2011 featuring top international acts such as Jason Mraz, Sublime with Rome, Ziggy Marley, Earth, Wind & Fire, Styx and more. There are also cool activities lined up for the guests such as fireworks show, wine tasting and more.
Professional and aspiring new photographers as well as art lovers join the “World Photography Festival London”, which runs from April 26 to May 1, 2011 at Somerset House in London. There will be an array of exhibitions, screenings and workshops as well as a longue were photographers can meet and mingle.
Everybody loves Easter and the White House decided to add more fun with the celebration of Easter as it presents the annual “White House Easter Egg Roll” happening on April 25, 2011 with the theme “Get Up and Go!”. Aside from the traditional Easter egg roll, there will also be live music, cooking stations, sports courts and cooking stations.
People gather at the famous Piazza del Duomo for the annual “Explosion of the Cart” held on April 24, 2011 at Florence, Italy. Witness a dove-shaped rocket fly out of Duomo and fires up a huge wooden structure that causes the explosion of the cart filled with fireworks, which were seen to bring good luck to the locals.
From a religious event to a grand festival, people from all over the world head down to Aguascalientes, Mexico for the annual “San Marcos National Fair”, running from April 23 to May 15, 2011. There are lots of activities happening all throughout the fair from bull and cock fighting to live musical concert.
One of the most revered saints in the world is St. George as he was chosen as the patron saint of numerous European countries including England. Celebrate St. George’s Day on April 22 to 23, 2011 at London, United Kingdom. There will be religious feasts, parades, dance shows, folk songs, plays, live concerts, fairs, banquets, carnivals and colorful floats.
Movie lovers should not miss the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs from April 21 to May 5, 2011 in San Francisco, California. This extraordinary annual event showcases more than 150 films from all over the world and attended by more than 100 filmmakers. There are also numerous awards presented for outstanding cinematic performance.
Calling all gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and bi-curious or just about anyone who loves to party! This is your chance to mingle and meet new people. Celebrate the “Bearcelona” gay festival happening on April 20 to 25, 2011 at Barcelona. Enjoy five days of pool parties, gala dinners and sauna events.
Do you want to experience a new way of celebrating Holy Week? Then celebrate “Holy Week in Crevillent” on April 19 to April 24, 2011 for a unique blend of art, religion and tradition. There will be a series of processions, musicians and colorful floats made by famous sculptor Mariano Benlliure.
If you love classical music, then get ready to join “Misteria Paschalia Festival” which runs from April 18 to April 25, 2011 in Krakow, Poland. This annual musical festival is held during Holy Week and features famous artists performing classical music which takes back from Renaissance and Baroque periods focusing on religious characters.
Experience the real essence of Easter by listening to sacred music and visiting one of the world’s most religious places. Celebrate the “Easter Festival of Sacred Music” from April 17 to May 1, 2011 in Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. This festival is held annually in the Cathedral of St. Peter’s and Paul in Brno.
Chocolate lovers would surely feel like in heaven at the much-awaited “Brighton Chocolate Festival”, which happens on April 16 and April 17, 2011 at New Road, Brighton. This two day event will showcase the sweet masterpieces of United Kingdom’s top chocolatiers and even offer workshops on how to make mouthwatering chocolates.
Ever dreamed of shopping tax-free? Well, this is the perfect event for you! Join “FashionChicago” on April 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Featured designers would shoulder the tax and sell some of their clothing line as well as jewelry and accessories at a cheaper price. You can also have some cocktails or get a makeover at the Beauty Lounge.
Get ready to go back into the 60s with the “Old Settler’s Music Festival” happening on April 14 to April 17, 2011 at Austin, Texas. This event is like a mini-Woodstock featuring great musicians and other local bands. Aside from music, people can also camp and enjoy the food and drinks, arts and crafts and workshops for the whole family.
Journalists, students, scholars and media agencies head to Perugia, Italy for the “International Journalism Festival” happening on April 13 to April 17, 2011. Listen and learn from renowned speakers coming from the journalistic world as well as other political figures. There will also be workshops, discussions, panels, exhibitions and even theater performances.
Women rule the cinema world as the “International Women’s Film Festival” showcases both modern and historic films that were produced, directed, written and scored by women from April 12 to April 17 at Dortmund, Germany. There will be eight films that will compete for the International Feature Film Competition for Women Directors.
Book worms, book collectors, authors and publishers gather for the much-awaited “London Book Fair” happening from April 11 to April 13, 2011 at the Earls Court in London. This three day event is the perfect place to let the authors showcase their books and create networks. Another goal of this event is to improve the publishing world.