Looking for cool things to do abroad? Here are some upcoming events in different destinations around the world! Check them out if you’re nearby or planning on visiting these locations 🙂
October 28th and 29th
Missing the cold weather and a beautiful blanket of white snow? Head over to London for the Relentless Freeze Festival! During the two day event tons of artificial snow, an array of top bands, and competitive snow sports make for a very exciting and unique event. Click here for more information!
Bruges, Belgium: Choco-laté Festival
November 11th through the 13th
Chocolate lovers unite…in Belgium! There’s nothing better than visiting Belgium, the chocolate capital of world, during their Choco-laté Festival. Everything you can even imagine involving chocolate is displayed at this event – from chocolate body paint to sculptures. There’s no better weekend to consider traveling to Belgium than one that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Click here for more information!
November 1st and 2nd
Celebrate with the Mexican culture on their Dia de los Muertos, one of the most popular celebrations in Mexico. This two-day celebration honors all family members who have passed away. Mexican families build altars decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds, favorite foods and beverages of the deceased, and other gifts to remember their loved ones. Enjoy the elaborate celebrations of this holiday as you immerse yourself in the Mexican culture.
Athens, Greece: Street Art and Graffiti Exhibition
October 22 to the 31st
Only a few days left! If you’re planning on visiting Greece soon and looking for things to do in Athens, I would suggest visiting the Stigma Lab. In October, they opened their space to the Wrong Face Crew, who has been decorating the streets for 15 years now with their eccentric graffiti and street art. Tired of visiting hundreds of churches and museums? Then check out this exhibit for a refreshing take on unique art! Click here for more information!
Berlin, Germany: Halloween Spandau Citadel
Worried about missing out on all the Halloween festivities state side while your abroad? Don’t be! Head over to Berlin, Germany with your best ghost or ghouls costume and make your way to the Spandau Citadel. The residents of Berlin dress up in their best costumes as well for a Halloween disco complete with other Halloween-spooky activities!
As the Australians are heading into their Spring months, they welcome the warmer weather with the Spring Carnival, leading up to the first Tuesday in November when the Melbourne Cup takes place. Horse racing is a common sport in Australia, celebrated in the spring months that lead up to the November cup. Unite with other Australians and place your bet on the fastest horse in the world! This momentous event takes place over a few days and is complete with fashion and carnival events both pre and post race. Definitely a must-go if you are in Australia this semester!
Caledon, South Africa: Caledon Beer Festival
If you’re studying in South Africa this semester, head over to Caledon during the first weekend in November for their annual Beer Festival. Celebrate cold beer and good food while enjoying live music and entertainment. Click here for more information!
Prepare yourself for the holiday season by visiting the Festival of White Lights! Visit the Spier Wine Estate and experience a sparkling display of lights and performances. The festival includes a guided journey around the estate, accompanied by a 10-member acapella group singing Christmas carols. Before the tour enjoy fine wines to complement your picnic before the tour and a receive a lighted balloon where you can jot down a note of goodwill and release those good vibes upward. Click here for more information!
No language barrier at this festival! Everyone can enjoy delicious Chinese cuisine. The city of Guangzhou is the perfect host for this festival, as it is known for its Chinese delicacies. The annual event boasts an array of over 100 different dishes, refreshments, and delicacies prepared by local restaurants and hotels. The event has grown to include entertainment and tourism as many visitors travel to Guangzhou to feast of the wide array of plates. Enjoy the company of both local and international attendees who come to share their own cooking skills!
Buenos Aires, Argentina: National Tango Day
Celebrating the birthdays of tango musician superstars, Carlos Gardel and Julio De Caro, Buenos Aires hosts its annual National Tango Day. The tango has become a trademark of the culture and people of Argentina. Watch tango dancers and musicians, or learn to dance yourself as you help the Argentinian culture celebrate their passion on this day!