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 2018

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

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SURFEST 2018 

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20 January – 25 February  2018     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

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10 February 2018

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

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

Main festivities – 18 February 2018     Kung hey Fat Choi!

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

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11 March 2018          https://www.festin-neuchatelois.ch/

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

Saturday 17 March 2018  – 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

Fri 23 & Sat 24 March, 2018

http://newcastlefestival.org.uk/

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OSJ TRAIL RUNNING RACE SERIES, Shinshiro City, Japan

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Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March, 2018

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 2018

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The first Newcastle upon Tyne International Film Festival

29 March – 1 April 2018  http://www.newcastlefestival.co.uk/

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NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

April 6-8 2018

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

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Neuburg an der Donau, Germany – NIGHT GROOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday 21 April 2018

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

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Newcastle South Africa – WINTER FESTIVAL

24-28 April 2018

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

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5 & 6 May 2018

http://www.visitnewcastleunderlyme.co.uk

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

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25-28 May 2018

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

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NEWCASTLE AIR SHOW 2018 – Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

2 June 2018 (to be confirmed)

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

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

June 14 – 17    2018         http://www.festineuch.ch/

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DOORS OPEN, CLARINGTON (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 9th      http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Clarington.aspx

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WILBUR WRIGHT BIRTHPLACE FESTIVAL, New Castle, Indiana, USA 16 and 17 June, 2018 Celebrating a pioneer of flight

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http://www.wwbirthplace.com/

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“THE HOPPINGS”  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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15- 23  June  2018   http://hoppingsfunfairs.com/

Europe’s Largest Travelling Funfair

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JANIS DAY/SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL, Jaunpils, Latvia

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21/22 June 2018 – to be confirmed

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

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THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE NORTH in Newcastle and Gateshead, UK – a national festival but presented here !

22 June to 9 September   2018              https://getnorth2018.com/

“A summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performances, cutting edge culture and magical experiences”

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

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CELEBRATE CANADA DAY 2018 IN NEWCASTLE!

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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

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Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July    http://www.nyborgslot.dk/

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

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SHITARAGAHARA BATTLEFIELD FESTIVAL, Shinshiro, Japan

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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

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

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  NEW CASTLE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA

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July 13th and 14th, 2018         http://visitlawrencecounty.com/about-us/fireworks-capital-of-america/

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NEWCASTLE ART SHOW AND SALE, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
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July 7th/8th 2018 (tbc)  http://agiftof-art.com/
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MANDELA DAYNewcastle, KZN, South Africa (and all over the world)
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SOMMERAKADEMIE, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

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

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HERITAGE WEEK, Newcastle/Clarington, Ontario

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6 – 12 August, 2018

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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

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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 11 August 2018

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

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Late summer is Japan is a time for fireworks! 

 Sunday 12th August

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 14 August – SAMAKAN 2018plus 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.

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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, 2018     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, 2018     http://newcastlemela.co.uk/

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BURNING MOUNTAIN FESTIVALNew Castle, Colorado, USA

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September 8 & 9, 2018  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

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Sunday, September 9, 201b    http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

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GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVALNeuchâtel, Switzerland

September 21 – 23, 2018

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

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

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

20th anniversary – over 15,000 hats to admire, try on  –  or buy !

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OKTOBERFESTNyborg, Denmark

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September 28, 2018 (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 29 – 3 October, 2018 (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

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Saturday, 13 October 2016 to Sunday, 14 October 2018 (to be confirmed)

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

October 2018

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

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SHINSHIRO CAR RALLY, Shinshiro City, Japan

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November 2018

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

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November 2018    http://www.chocolatissimo.ch/

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LACPLESA DAY, Jaunpils, Latvia

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Sunday November  11, 2018

Honouring freedom fighters

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MAPLE FESTIVAL OF HOURAIJISAN, Shinshiro City, Japan

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November, 2018

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FESTIVAL OF TSUKUDE, Shinshiro City, Japan

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November 2018

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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

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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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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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