Calendar of Events

TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR LISTINGS HERE, PLEASE SEND DETAILS OF MAJOR FESTIVALS AND EVENTS THAT ARE LIKELY TO ATTRACT VISITORS FROM BEYOND YOUR LOCAL AREA –  to newcastlesoftheworld@gmail

54th ANNUAL ARTS SHOW, IN THE ART CENTRE AND GALLERY, NEW CASTLE, INDIANA

until 19 October 2019

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The annual members event began in 1965 and has grown into a celebration of Indiana art featuring over 50 artists and displaying over 120 works of art. The Art Association, with the help of many local businesses and art lovers, award over $1400 in prize money for this exhibit.    https://www.facebook.com/TheArtAssociationOfHenryCounty/

TOMINAGA SHRINE FESTIVAL – Shinshiro, Japan   

11, 12 and 13 October 2019

A Noh performance, float parade, Sasa dance, hand held fireworks, and much more – celebrating the god of fire. The second part of the festival is in the form of a fireworks competition between teams !

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SHINSHIRO, JAPAN – Mount Horaiji Maple Festival, Early November to early December 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cd84f20176e872e001d3a17eb00ede1b

Mt. Horaiji is known as a top place to enjoy splendid autumn leaves from mid to late November. Looking upstream from the promenade on the banks of the Tomoe River, over 4,000 trees are bathed in autumn colors and reflected in the clear waters of the river below.

https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/spots/detail/160/

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CHOCOLATISSIMO!

Neuchâtel’s celebration of chocolate & chocolate-making, Switzerland    2 – 9 November 2019   http://www.chocolatissimo.ch/

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REMEMBRANCE DAY – in many different Newcastles

Remembering those who lost their lives in conflicts.

11th November 2019

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LACPLESA DAY – Jaunpils, Latvia

November  11, 2019   –   Honouring freedom fightersJpils night

                                                                                                                                                                  

2019 REAL FILM FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Supported by Screen Hunter

15 November – December 5th 2019

Real Film Festival

https://realfilmfestival.com.au/

Bringing together a range of documentaries and independent short and feature-length films, all based on real events.

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SHINSHIRO KABUKI

Classical Japanese dance-drama, Shinshiro, Japan

Saturday 16 November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CRAFT FESTIVAL, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Saturday 16 November 2019

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SUPERCARS 500 in Newcastle, Australia

22 – 24 November 2019

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http://www.supercars.com/newcastle

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HOLIDAY PARADE AND LIGHT UP NEWCASTLE

New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA

Saturday 23 November 2019,    14.00 – 19.00                                                                                       Parade at 14.00, Tree ceremony/lighting, and fireworks at 18.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.visitlawrencecounty.com

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES IN NEUBURG AN DER DONAU, GERMANY

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Weihnachtsmarkt at Schrannenplatz (downtown) Nov 28th to Dec 22nd 2019

Christkindlmarkt at Karlsplatz, Obere Altstadt    Dec 6th to Dec 8th  and Dec 13th-16th 2019

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES IN NYBORG, DENMARK

1-24 December 2019

including CHRISTMAS MARKETS – 6/7/8 December and 13/14/15 December

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LA SAINT-NICOLAS, Neufchateâu, France

first Saturday in December 2019

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NEUCHÂTEL CRAFT CHRISTMAS MARKET,  Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Second week in December, 2019     http://www.artisanalesdenoel.ch/

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NEUCHÂTEL SYNCHRONISED SKATING TROPHY, SWITZERLAND

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Swiss Ice Skating and the Neuchâtel Figure Skating Club host one of the major events in the synchronized ice skating calendar. This is an International Skating Union event and there are competitions for senior, junior, novice and mixed age teams. http://www.neuchatel-trophy.

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 DONAUSCHWIMMEN – NEUBURG AN DER DONAU, Germany

January 2020


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe’s largest winter swimming extravaganza !

mailto:www.donauschwimmen@wasserwacht-neuburg.de

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SURFEST – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

January – February 2020

With over 800 national and international competitors – and thousands of spectators – Surfest is the largest festival of surfing in the southern hemisphere.  http://www.surfest.com/

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MIMOSA FESTIVAL, HERCEG NOVI, MONTENEGRO

Throughout February 2020 – Colourful annual festival of the mimosa flower, fish and wine, with dance, music and masquerades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://rove.me/to/montenegro/mimosa-festival-in-herceg-novi

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN STOWELL STREET, CHINATOWN, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK

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MASOPUST FESTIVAL, Nové Hrady, Czech Republic

February 2020
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http://www.kicnovehrady.cz/kultura/1089-masopust-v-novych-hradechhttp://masopust-nove-hrady.webnode.cz/

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HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON – NEWCASTLE, SOUTH AFRICA

Organised by Newcastle Harriers – early March 2020

 

 

 

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NEUCHÂTEL FOOD FESTIVAL (“Festin Neuchâtelois”)

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 

8 March 2020    https://www.festin-neuchatelois.ch/

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SHINSIRO RALLY – Part of the All-Japan Motor Rally Championship

mid-March 2020

Three days of motor sports fun.
You can watch the race for free, see famous drivers make a demo run, take pictures of rally queens, and ride in a rally car. The event park also has food stalls serving local food.

 

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME (YOUTH) FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, SPEECH AND DRAMA, United Kingdom

March 2020


 

 

 

 

 

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Sakurabuchi Park, Shinshiro City, Japan

Mid March to mid-April 2019

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BROAD STREET CRUISES, NEW CASTLE, INDIANA

The New Castle Broad Street Cruise-In – vintage cars through the downtown – is first Saturday of the month April –  October. Featuring car shows and other special events

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/New-Castle-Broad-Street-Cruise-In-1496900213881993/

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OKU-MIKAWA POWER TRAIL – Shinshiro, Japan

A challenging 70km trail from the Mt. Chausuyama plateau to the Yuya Onsen hot springs with a cumulative elevation of 4,000 metres. Part of the annual programme of the International Trail Running Association in Japan.

mid-April 2020

 

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NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2019

http://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/

NEUBURG NIGHT GROOVE – Neuburg an der Donau, Germany


 

 

 

 

April 2019

https://nightgroove.de/veranstaltungen/10820-nightgroove-neuburg/

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Newcastle South Africa – WINTER FESTIVAL


 

 

 

 

 

 

late April 2020 (date to be confirmed)

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NAGASHINO BATTLE FLAG FESTIVAL, Shinshiro, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

This is a festival to console the spirits of the warriors on both sides who died at the famous Battle of Nagashino in 1575, which took place near what are now the ruins of Nagashino Castle

May 5th, 2020

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NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME (ENGLAND) JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

late May 2020

https://newcastleunderlymebid.co.uk/events/2018-jazz-blues-festival/

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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, NEW CASTLE, INDIANA, USA

May 25 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Castle-Memorial-Day-Parade/157538750979865

 

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CELEBRATION OF  INDEPENDENCE DAY, AKHALTSIKHE, REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

May 26 2020

 

 

 

 

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NEWCASTLE AIR SHOW 2019 – Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 May 2020 (date to be confirmed)
http://www.airshownewcastle.co.za/

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“DOORS OPEN” – Newcastle, Ontario, Canada


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Each year, Doors Open Clarington advocates for heritage sites featuring re-purposed buildings where you can discover the past while exploring the present. Join us for a diverse experience featuring the town of Newcastle and surrounding area. Newcastle is a beautiful old community that has an amazing history, leading in period architecture as well as innovation both then and now

 

Saturday June 6th 2020  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Clarington.aspx

https://doorsopenclarington.wordpress.com/

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WILBUR WRIGHT BIRTHPLACE FESTIVAL, New Castle, Indiana, USA

5,6,7 June, 2020 – Celebrating a pioneer of flight


 

 

 

 

 

Wilbur Wright, one-half of the famous Wright brothers, was born in a small farm house in eastern Henry County outside New Castle. The Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum commemorates one of the greatest early pioneers of flight. With his brother Orville, Wilbur designed, tested, and eventually accomplished the first sustained flight with a powered, heavier than air aircraft.
http://www.wwbirthplace.com/

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FESTIN’NEUCH, NEUCHATEL 2020

Open air Festival, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 

 

 

June 11 – 14, 2020 (to be confirmed)

http://www.festineuch.ch/

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JANIS DAY/SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL, Jaunpils, Latvia

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21/22 June 2020- public holiday events on 23 and 24 June

http://www.latvia.travel/en/article/janis-day-celebrations

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“THE HOPPINGS”  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Europe’s largest travelling fair

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19 – 27  June 2020   http://hoppingsfunfairs.com/

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NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE HORSE RACE 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Saturday 27 June 2020
One of the most famous race meetings of the year in the UK featuring the Northumberland Plate, formerly called “The Pitmens’ Derby” because of all the coal miners who came – a two mile heritage handicap worth over 150,000 EUR, making it the richest two mile handicap in Europe. Then , after the racing, the famous ska band Madness.

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CELEBRATION DAY OF SAINT SHALVA AKHALTSIKELI 

at Akhaltsikhe – Rabati Castle, Georgia

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CELEBRATE CANADA DAY 2020 IN NEWCASTLE!

1 July 2020

 

 

 

 

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DANEHOF 2020 – Nyborg, Denmark   Medieval/Castle Festival

Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July    http://www.nyborgslot.dk/

http://www.visitnyborg.dk/nyborg/danehof-i-nyborg

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SHITARAGAHARA BATTLEFIELD FESTIVAL – Shinshiro, Japan

Sunday 5th July 2020

Dramatic re-enactment of one of the most famous battles in Japanese history

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INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL – Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Over 140 films shown, 27 countries represented and an attendance of 50,000 movie fans

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) will start off its 20th edition

 

 

 

 

 

3rd-11th July 2020 (to be confirmed)  http://www.nifff.ch

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TOUR DE SHINSHIRO, Japan – Cycling rally

mid-July 2020

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HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL IN NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
9-12 JULY 2020 (to be confirmed)


https://wpaballoonquest.webs.com/
Western PA Balloon Quest – a three day hot air balloon galore event! See the sky sprinkled with hot air balloons every day at 6 -7 am & pm (weather permitting), Thursday night see the “Balloon Glow” where the balloons dance to music along with amusements, live entertainment, food, and more! Scotland Meadows Park, 304 S Scotland Lane, New Castle, PA
Attached is a balloon glow with a sampling of the balloons present.
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NEWCASTLE ART AND ARTISANS FAIR, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

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MANDELA DAY:  Newcastle, KZN, South Africa (and all over the world)

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18 July, 2020

https://www.mandeladay.com/

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NEW CASTLE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA

In America’s Fireworks Capital !

July 18, 2020   https://www.facebook.com/fireworksNC/  

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“I LOVE KELANTAN” Run, Kota Bharu, Malaysia


18 July 2020, Kota Bharu – https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sports-Event/I-Love-Kelantan-Run-2019-Kota-Bharu-446697112742644/

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PORCIUNKULA (festival of crafts) 2020

and annual goulash festival – Nové Zámky, Slovakia

23-25 July 202-

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July 25 – 29, 2020 – Nové Hrady, Czech Republic

5th year of the music festival, which takes place under the artistic direction of violin virtuoso Jaroslav Svěcený.


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SOMMERAKADEMIE, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

26 July – 08 August 2020 (to be confirmed)    http://www.sommerakademie-neuburg.de/

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FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTENGRO in Herceg Novi

6th to 12th August  2020 (to be confirmed)

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JAUNPILS CASTLE FESTIVAL, Jaunpils, Latvia

Saturday 8 August 2020

Medieval knights’ tournaments, wedding ceremonies, theatre performances, dancing and other entertainment here. The crafts fair and workshops are open for grown-ups and children alike. The guests are entertained by Medieval characters, dungeon masters, court ladies, monks, servant girls, knights, and the rest of the castle clan. The ambience at this festival is more than special because it is organised in a castle seven centuries old.

https://www.latvia.travel/en/event/medieval-festival-jaunpils

TAPPENSTREG – NYBORG, DENMARK
Recreating the centuries-old march through the city which called the soldiers back to barracks – every Tuesday through to 11 August 2020, 19.00 for a one hour walk with the young soldiers – see https://www.visitfyn.dk/booking/12909

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ANNUAL BUSKERS’ FESTIVAL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

10-16 August, 2020   –  60 guest musicians on the streets – including from other “Newcastles”

http://www.buskersfestival.ch/

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LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR – NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

13-15 August 2020 (to be confirmed)

www.lawrencecountyfair.com

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Late summer is Japan is a time for fireworks! 

Shinshiro Noryo Firework Festival

One of the Summer Traditions of Shinshiro-City, this festival, held annually on the night of August 13th, has as stage the area around Sakurabuchi, on the Toyokawa River bed, and the gorgeous mountains that form the backdrop make the explosions echo in peculiar and entertaining ways

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followed by dance, bonfire – and the Hiondory Torch Festival/fire dance started as a way to remember the souls that passed away during the the battle of Nagashino and the Warring States era, and is held dramatically at the war ruin Shingen Zuka. Local people perform with massive torches (2-3m long, 80cm in diameter). An event with Bon-Odori dances, performances of Japanese Taiko drums, and both tezutsu and regular fireworks. This festival is to mourn the deceased.

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Mid August 2019  – Shinshiro noh

Noh comedy that has been conveyed from the Edo era by townsfolk of Shinshiro in form called bonfire noh

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – NYBORG CASTLE, DENMARK

Sundays to 23 August 2020, 19.30

https://www.nyborgslotskoncerter.dk/

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NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


21-23 August, 2020 (tbc) http://newcastlejazz.com.au/

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NEWCASTLE MELA, South Asian Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The Mela is a free event, based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures, open to all to enjoy music, art and food in Exhibition Park, and with a line-up that includes the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music, dance and fashion.

August 23 & 25, 2020     http://newcastlemela.co.uk/

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NORDEN IN NYBORG – NORDIC IN NYBORG

Cultural celebration of that is special about the arts and culture of the Nordic countries, in Nyborg, Denmark

3-6 September 2020


http://www.nordeninyborg.dk/

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BURNING MOUNTAIN FESTIVALNew Castle, Colorado, USA

Celebrating the coal mining heritage


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https://www.facebook.com/Burningmountainfestival/

September 4 and 5, 2020

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THE GREAT NORTH RUN, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The world’s leading half marathon

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Sunday, September 13, 2020 http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

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                      55th ANNUAL ARTS SHOW, IN THE ART CENTRE AND GALLERY,                                         NEW CASTLE, INDIANA 
September/October 2020 – exact dates to be confirmed

The annual members event began in 1965 and has grown into a celebration of Indiana art featuring over 50 artists and displaying over 120 works of art. The Art Association, with the help of many local businesses and art lovers, award over $1400 in prize money for this exhibit.    https://www.facebook.com/TheArtAssociationOfHenryCounty/

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NOVÉ ZÁMKY, Slovakia

The prestigious annual Elizabeth Házy International talent singing competition

18-20 September 2020 – https://szcb-hazyerzsebet-enekverseny.eu/sk

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NEWCASTLE FOOD FEST – Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

18-19 September 2020

https://www.newcastleunderlyme.org/events/newcastle-foodfest/

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GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

September 25 – 27, 2020 music, floral processions – and wine !                        

MUT ZUM HUT – Europe’s Largest Hat Festival, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

September 25 – 27  2020  http://www.mutzumhut.de/

Over 15,000 hats to admire, try on  –  or buy !

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THIS IS NOT ART – National Festival of New Media and Arts

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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1 – 4 October, 2020  http://www.thisisnotart.org/

 

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2021

NEUBURG SCHLOSSFEST 2021

Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany 

Great Castle Festival every two years – last weekend of June and first of July
Visit us, become part of our princely past and above all – celebrate with us! Let yourself be carried away by the hustle and bustle on the historic fair, enchanted by noble dance games and impress by brave equestrian games

 

 

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