Events Calendar

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.com

Shinshiro, JAPAN – Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival (Horaiji-san Momiji Matsuri)

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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/

Opening : 11/7/2018 ~ 11/30/2018

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Weihnachtsmarkt at Schrannenplatz (downtown) Nov 29th to Dec 23rd 2018

Christkindlmarkt at Karlsplatz, Obere Altstadt    Dec 7th to Dec 9th  and Dec 14th to 16th 2018

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DEFILE DE LA SAINT-NICOLAS, Neufchateâu, France

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first Saturday in December 2018

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NEUCHÂTEL CRAFT CHRISTMAS MARKET,  Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Second week in December, 2018     http://www.artisanalesdenoel.ch/

 

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DONAUSCHWIMMEN – NEUBURG AN DER DONAU, Germany

January 2019

Europe’s largest winter swimming extravaganza !  donauschwimmen@wasserwacht-neuburg.de
or donauschwimmen@wwnd.de

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

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Sunday 27 January

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January – February  2019     Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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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MASOPUST FESTIVAL, Nové Hrady, Czech Republic

 

 

 

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


Main festivities – February 2018     Kung hey Fat Choi!

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NEUCHÂTEL FOOD FESTIVAL (“Festin Neuchâtelois”), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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9March 2019        https://www.festin-neuchatelois.ch/

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“I Love Kelantan” Night Run, Kota Bharu, Malaysia


March 2019  – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19zRdIs1B-msgFlIn1QXJbBkpXJTxO-Ku6feKxcmRWOg/viewform?edit_requested=true

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


Late March, 2019

http://newcastlefestival.org.uk/

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OSJ TRAIL RUNNING RACE SERIES, Shinshiro City, Japan


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March, 2019

http://www.powersports.co.jp/osjtrail/17_shinshiro_11/index.htm

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Sakurabuchi Park, Shinshiro City, Japan

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Mid March to mid-April 2019

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Newcastle upon Tyne International Film Festival


 

March 2019  http://www.newcastlefestival.co.uk/

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NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


April 2019

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

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Neuburg an der Donau, Germany – NIGHT GROOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL


April 2019

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

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Newcastle South Africa – WINTER FESTIVAL


April 2019 (date to be confirmed)

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


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late May 2019

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

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SHITARAGAHARA BATTLEFIELD FESTIVAL, Shinshiro, Japan

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May/June 2019 – to be confirmed

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

1 June 2019 (date to be confirmed)
http://www.airshownewcastle.co.za/

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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 8th http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Clarington.aspx

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FESTIN’NEUCH, NEUCHATEL 2018  Openair Festival, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

June 13 – 16, 2019   http://www.festineuch.ch/


 

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WILBUR WRIGHT BIRTHPLACE FESTIVAL, New Castle, Indiana, USA 7 and 9 June, 2019 Celebrating a pioneer of flight

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“THE HOPPINGS”  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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21 – 29 June  2019   http://hoppingsfunfairs.com/

 

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JANIS DAY/SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL, Jaunpils, Latvia

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21/22 June 2019- public holiday events on 23 and 24 June

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

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CELEBRATION DAY OF SAINT SHALVA AKHALTSIKELI at Akhaltsikhe – Rabati Castle, Georgia

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Saturday 29 June 2019     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalva_of_Akhaltsik
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CELEBRATE CANADA DAY 2018 IN NEWCASTLE!


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1 July 2019

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NEUBURG SCHLOSSFEST 2019 – Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany –

 

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Great Castle Festival every two years – 1st weekend: Fri 28 June – Sun. 30 June
2nd weekend: Fri 5 July – Sun 7 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

http://www.schlossfest.de/

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DANEHOF 2018 – Nyborg, Denmark   Medieval/Castle Festival

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Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7July    http://www.nyborgslot.dk/

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

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NEWCASTLE ART SHOW AND SALE, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

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July 6th/7th 2018 (tbc)  http://agiftof-art.com/
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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

5th – 13th July 2019 http://www.nifff.ch
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NEW CASTLE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA

July 13th, 2019 http://visitlawrencecounty.com/events/fireworks-festival-freedom-fair/

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

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18 July, 2019

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SOMMERAKADEMIE, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

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28 July – 10 August 2018 (tbc)      http://www.sommerakademie-neuburg.de/

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FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTENGRO in Herceg Novi

31 July to 6th August 2019 (dates tbc)

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http://filmfestival.me/ https://www.facebook.com/filmfestival.me/

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HERITAGE WEEK, Newcastle/Clarington, Ontario

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5 – 11 August, 2019 (tbc)

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BUSKERS’ FESTIVAL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


6-10 August, 2019 (tbc)  –  60 guest musicians on the streets

http://www.neuchateltourisme.ch/en/events/main-events/buskers-festival-neuchatel.1791.html

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JAUNPILS CASTLE FESTIVALJaunpils, Latvia


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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.

Saturday 10 August 2019 (tbc)

http://www.latvia.travel/en/sight/jaunpils-castle

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Late summer is Japan is a time for fireworks! 

 Sunday 11th August  (tbc)

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Shinshiro Noryo Fireworks

One of the Summer Traditions of Shinshiro-City, this festival, held annually in 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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and Tuesday 13 August – SAMAKAN 2019 plus Fireworks

Hiondory Torch Festival 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 a festival to mourn the deceased

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Saturday 10th August – Shinshiro bonfire noh


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

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NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

23-25 August, 2019  (tbc)    http://newcastlejazz.com.au/

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

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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 25 & 26, 2019     http://newcastlemela.co.uk/

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BURNING MOUNTAIN FESTIVALNew Castle, Colorado, USA


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September 7 & 8, 2019  http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/burning-mountain-festival

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HE GREAT NORTH RUN, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, the world’s leading half marathon

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Sunday, September 8, 2019   http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

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GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVALNeuchâtel, Switzerland

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

September 27 – 29  2019   http://www.mutzumhut.de/

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

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OKTOBERFESTNyborg, Denmark

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September 27, 2019 (to be confirmed)

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THIS IS NOT ART National Festival of New Media and Arts, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Sept 28 – 2 October, 2019 (to be confirmed)     http://www.thisisnotart.org/

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WORT-KLANG-BILD (Words-Sounds-Pictures) Annual Culture Festival, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

Saturday, 19 October 2019 – to be confirmed

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2018 REAL FILM FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Supported by Screen Hunter

25-27 October 2019 (tbc)                  https://realfilmfestival.com.au/

Bringing together a range of documentaries and independent short and feature-length films, all based on real events, the RFF enters its seventh year in 2018.

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SHINSHIRO CAR RALLY, Shinshiro City, Japan

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1, 2 and 3 November 2019 (to be confirmed)

Three days of motor sports fun – the Shinshiro Rally is the final round of the All-Japan Rally Championship auto race. Full of auto racing fun all day.
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.

https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/spots/detail/163/

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CHOCOLATISSIMO!  Neuchâtel’s celebration of chocolate and chocolate-making, Switzerland

 

2 – 8 November 2019 (to be confirmed)    http://www.chocolatissimo.ch/

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REMEMBRANCE DAY – in many different Newcastles – 11 November 2019 and nearest Sunday. Remembering those who lost their lives in conflicts.

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LACPLESA DAY, Jaunpils, Latvia

 

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November  11, 2019

Honouring freedom fighters

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Saturday 16 November 2019

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CRAFT FESTIVAL, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

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Saturday 16 November 2019

 

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January 2020

NEUCHÂTEL SYNCHRONISED SKATING TROPHY

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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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