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

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 NEUCHÂTEL SYNCHRONISED SKATING TROPHY

19 – 21 January 2018

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.ch/

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DONAUSCHWIMMEN –  NEUBURG AN DER DONAU, Germany

27 January

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

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SURFEST 2018 

20 January – 25 February      Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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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

10 February

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

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

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https://www.festin-neuchatelois.ch/

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

Fri 23/Sat 24th March

http://newcastlefestival.org.uk/

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OSJ TRAIL RUNNING RACE SERIES, Shinshiro City, Japan
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March, 2018

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

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Sakurabuchi Park, Shinshiro City, Japan
Mid March to mid-April

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NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
April 6-8th

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

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Neuburg an der Donau, Germany – NIGHT GROOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday 21 April


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

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Newcastle South Africa – WINTER FESTIVAL

     24th- 28th April

exhibitions, family fun – and  a great entertainment programme        http://winterfestival.co.za/

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LIMELIGHT FESTIVAL, Music and Creative Arts, Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

5 & 6 May

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http://www.visitnewcastleunderlyme.co.uk

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

25-28 May

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

 

NEWCASTLE AIR SHOW 2018 – Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Saturday 2  June (to be confirmed)

http://www.airshownewcastle.co.za/

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FESTIN’NEUCH, NEUCHATEL 2018  Openair Festival, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
June 14 – 17        http://www.festineuch.ch/

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DOORS OPEN, CLARINGTON (NEWCASTLE, ONTARIO, CANADA)

Saturday June 9th      http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Clarington.aspx

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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

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WILBUR WRIGHT BIRTHPLACE FESTIVAL, New Castle, Indiana, USA 16 and 17 June, 2018 Celebrating a pioneer of flight
http://www.wwbirthplace.com/

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“THE HOPPINGS”  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

15th- 23rd June    http://hoppingsfunfairs.com/

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– Europe’s Largest Travelling Funfair

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JANIS DAY/SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL, Jaunpils, Latvia

21/22 June – to be confirmed

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CELEBRATION DAY OF SAINT SHALVA AKHALTSIKELI at Akhaltsikhe – Rabati Castle, Georgia
Friday 30 June     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalva_of_Akhaltsik

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CELEBRATE CANADA DAY 2018 IN NEWCASTLE!

July 1 2018 for the biggest event in ‪#‎Newcastle‬, the Newcastle Canada Day Celebration

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DANEHOF 2018 – Nyborg, Denmark   Medieval/Castle Festival

July 1 & 2    http://www.nyborgslot.dk/

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

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SHITARAGAHARA BATTLEFIELD FESTIVAL, Shinshiro, Japan

July 1, 2018 – to be confirmed

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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

June 29- July 7th 2018    http://www.nifff.ch

 

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   NEW CASTLE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA

July 8 and 9th, 2018  (to be confirmed)                                                                       http://visitlawrencecounty.com/about-us/fireworks-capital-of-america/

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NEWCASTLE ART SHOW AND SALE, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
July 7th/8th 2018 (tbc)  http://agiftof-art.com/

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

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

18 July,  2018

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SOMMERAKADEMIE, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

29 July – 11 August 2018      http://www.sommerakademie-neuburg.de/

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HERITAGE WEEK, Newcastle/Clarington, Ontario

6 – 12 August, 2018

BUSKERS’ FESTIVAL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

7-11 August, 2018  –  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 FESTIVAL  Jaunpils, Latvia

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 11 August 2018

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

Late summer is Japan is a time for fireworks! 

 Sunday 12th August, 19.00

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 14th August – SAMAKAN 2017 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 Shingen Takeda and many people in . This tradition hass continued for more than 400 years.

 

Saturday 13th 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

24-26 August, 2017     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 26 & 27, 2017     http://newcastlemela.co.uk/

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BURNING MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, New Castle, Colorado, USA

September 8 & 9, 2017  http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/burning-mountain-festival

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017    http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

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GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

September 22-24, 2017

http://www.neuchateltourisme.ch/en/events/main-events/grape-harvest-festival-neuchatel.1793.html

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

September 28 – 30  2018   http://www.mutzumhut.de/

 

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OKTOBERFEST – Nyborg, Denmark

September 29, 2017

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

Sept 30 – 4 October, 2017     http://www.thisisnotart.org/

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

Saturday, 14 October 2016 to Sunday, 15 October 2017

JUICE ! – Children’s Literary and Creative Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

20-28 October, 2017

http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/juice-festival/juice-festival-2016

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4 and 5 November 2017

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

November 2017    http://www.chocolatissimo.ch/

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LACPLESA DAY, Jaunpils, Latvia

November  2017

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MAPLE FESTIVAL OF HOURAIJISAN, Shinshiro City, Japan
November, 2017

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FESTIVAL OF TSUKUDE, Shinshiro City, Japan
November 2017

CRAFT FESTIVAL, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
November 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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KABUKI FESTIVAL, Shinshiro City, Japan

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DEFILE DE LA SAINT-NICOLAS, Neufchateâu, France
first Saturday in December

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NEUCHÂTEL CRAFT CHRISTMAS MARKET,  Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Second week in December, 2017
http://www.artisanalesdenoel.ch/

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NEUBURG SCHLOSSFEST 2019 – Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany – Great Castle Festival every two years

From 28 June to 30 June and 5 July to 7 July 2019 – to be confirmed

http://www.schlossfest.de/

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