11 Festivals & Events for Tourists

The COVID-19 pandemic that struck the world at the beginning of 2020 has forced many people to reconsider their travel plans for 2020 – many events and festivals were postponed indefinitely or were outward canceled. Of course, it goes without saying that this situation is only temporary, and, hopefully, it will not be long before we get the opportunity to once again travel the world and visit some great sports events, music festivals, or conferences. In our post we have gathered some of the most anticipated festival and events for tourists to attend around the world – some of those are still happening in 2020, and if you are planning to visit them, then you should certainly make yourself familiar with the ways of ensuring safe travel amid COVID-19.


Wimbledon is one of the biggest tournaments in the world of tennis, and millions of sports enthusiasts look forward to it. Unfortunately, one of London’s greatest sports event has been postponed in 2020 as it was supposed to take place between June 29th and July 12th. If you plan on visiting any of the Wimbledon matches, you will need to register in the public ballot used to randomly choose applicants who will be able to buy tickets for randomly selected matches. While this may seem like a strange strategy, the Wimbledon Public Ballot is intended to give everyone a fair chance to obtain tickets.

Festival Fringe

Edinburgh is home to one of the biggest annual gatherings related to comedy, art, and music. The unique thing about the Festival Fringe is that anyone can enter, and there is not a pre-determined set of performers – for example, the 2018 program for Festival Fringe totaled over 400 pages. Almost one-third of the participants in the Festival Fringe is linked to comedy, but there are plenty of performers who specialize in all kinds of art – dancing, circus, cabaret, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions, etc. Unfortunately, the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been postponed due to the threat of Coronavirus. See how to stay safe during travel amid covid pandemic.

London Marathon 2020

The London Marathon is an annual event that attracts runners from all around the world. It is usually held in April, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it has been postponed to October this year. The London Marathon 2020 will have events for both men and women, wheelchair races, and a special race for under-17 athletes. It is one of the largest marathons worldwide and the largest one in the United Kingdom.

National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival

Lovers of meat are guaranteed to enjoy the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival, held in the city of the same name. Attendees can taste the top-of-the-shelf chicken wings prepared by both professional and amateur cooks, as well as browse through a wide selection of sauces and garnish.

Champions League

Even if you are not a football fan, you are guaranteed to enjoy the amazing atmosphere that football fans create when their favorite teams are facing each other. Usually, the main part of the Champions League tournament starts around mid-September and continues until June. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule has been changed for the 2021/2021 season. Regardless of the changes, this is a tournament that continues for over seven months, and the games are held in cities all around Europe. Even if you do not have a favorite football club in Europe, you will be absolutely delighted with the atmosphere that fans can create at a Champions League match.

National Wellness Conference

The National Wellness Conference has been held annually since 1977, and it is organized by the National Wellness Institute. The 2020 event was supposed to be held in Orlando, and it should have enabled attendees to enjoy two days of presentations and lectures by some of the top wellness and health professionals in the world. The National Wellness Conference is usually supported by top universities, healthcare organizations, and public health institutions. While the 2020 event was held virtually because of the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be most likely able to attend the event in 2021.  

Expo 2020 Dubai

The Expo 2020 Dubai is another event that you might want to plan your visit to Dubai around – it was supposed to be held between October 2020 and April 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed for October 2021. The annual expo is planned to host companies and institutions from over 130 countries, and their presentations will be divided into four main sections – a center one, and three separate ones dedicated to Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.

Museum of Contemporary Art Gala

The Museum of Contemporary Art Gala is one of the smaller events on the list, but its size is still impressive with over 90,000 attendees in 2019. The cool thing about this specific event is that it is open throughout the whole year – however, the Gala event is held only once a year, and it is one of the largest fundraisers in the world of art. Thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art Gala, over $10 million were raised in 2019. Don’t forget to take the essential travel gear to ensure full fun and joy during your tour.

The Big Retreat Festival 2020

The Big Retreat Festival 2020 is one of the biggest festivals in Europe dedicated to mental and physical health and well-being. It is held in Wales, and apart from the countless yoga classes and workshops, attendees will be able to explore food, books, music, and other art by creators from all around the world.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the biggest events when it comes to comedy – it is held annually in Melbourne, Australia, and it is expected to host over 6,000 individual and group comedic performances. Typically, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival spans over four weeks, starting at the beginning of March and ending in April.

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event in the United States, and it annually attracts attendees and viewers from all over the world. The Super Bowl is a championship match that is seen as the culmination of the National Football League (NFL) season – the special match was first placed 53 years ago, and since then it has been organized annually. The next scheduled Super Bowl should take place on February 78, 2021, and the Raymond James Stadium.

The events listed above have been around for decades, and this should be more than enough of a reassurance that their quality is impeccable. Even if you are not a fan of the particular sport or culture they promote, you can rest assured that the organizers will do their best to entertain you, and try to win you over as a regular attendee.

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