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Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Yukoners are a lively bunch and like to keep active year-round so it's not surprising that the Yukon calendar of events is bursting with festivals and special events. Any time more than two Yukoners get together, it's a party, so just imagine the possibilities for a good time.

Still crazy - Over 50s flock to British festivals

Break out the waterproofs, dust off your onesies and Wellingtons – festival season is upon us and it appears many over 50s have their sights set on loud music in a muddy field.

Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine”

Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine”

More than 690 years ago, a local shooting club started celebrating its patron saint's day. Today, the event, Dusseldorf's “Biggest Fun Fair on the Rhine,” is also one of the biggest outdoor celebrations in Germany and beyond -- a spectacular 10-day event with nearly 4 million visitors annually that rivals some of the world's better-known annual mega celebrations including Oktoberfest.

Japan's favourite and far-out festivals

From old favourites to far-out events, there is a summer festival (natsu matsuri)for everyone in Japan.

Official ‘Glastonbury 2014’ app launches from EE

Official ‘Glastonbury 2014’ app launches from EE

EE, the official communications and technology partner of Glastonbury Festival 2014, has today announced the launch of the only official mobile app for this year’s festival, available to download free on iOS and Android.

Summer festivals in Italy & Sicily

Italy is a country famed for its passion, where celebrations are jubilant and festivals are pleasingly frequent and fantastically varied. From the traditional to the outlandish, there is a celebration or festivity to suit every interest.

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

As football fever subsides and the summer nights draw out, Lisbon prepares to party with a line up of not-to-be-missed cultural events in June that will attract thousands of visitors and locals to the historic quarters of the city.

Polperro Art & Music Festival returns for its 19th successful year

Polperro Art & Music Festival returns for its 19th successful year

The ‘Polperro Art & Music Festival’ returns for its 19th successful year from Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 June. This year’s Festival theme is “Love Polperro” and over the nine days, will yet again see visitors and residents enjoy a range of fantastic live music, art, comedy, dance, drama, poetry and fun!

Hong Kong's spectacular Dragon Boat Carnival

Hong Kong's spectacular Dragon Boat Carnival

In true Hong Kong style, an ancient Chinese festival has become one of the world's greatest parties! From 6 June, boats, beers and cheers will draw hundreds of thousands of revellers and spectators to The Dragon Boat Carnival at Victoria Harbour.

Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Henley is the town that knows how to throw a great party. The number and variety of festivals is testament to that. Here we look at the main event and festival reasons to visit Henley in 2014 - whether following interests that are sporting, cultural or social.

The Gleneagle Hotel in Kerry hosts Irish Country Music Festival

The Gleneagle Hotel in Kerry hosts Irish Country Music Festival

The scenic town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland plays host to the 22nd Irish Country Music Festival from 7th to 12th September 2014 with performances from leading country music bands at The Gleneagle Hotel.

Alacati: New Turkish destination for foodies

Alacati: New Turkish destination for foodies

Foodies of the world who have long-known about Turkey's distinguished cuisine can now add the Aegean town of Alacati to their must-try destinations.

Horsing around at the Palio

Horsing around at the Palio

The Palio horse race in Sienais one of the largest and most spectacular festivals in Italy, and arguably the most dramatic horse race in the world. But despite the scale of this vibrant event, the crowds in attendance remain predominantly Sienese and contain less tourists than you might expect.

World's greenest cargo vessel heralds Falmouth's Great Tall Ships Festival

World's greenest cargo vessel heralds Falmouth's Great Tall Ships Festival

The arrival of a rum and chocolate-laden schooner-brig from the Caribbean into Cornwall's historic port of Falmouth was a nod back in time to the Great Days of Sail and forward to one of this year's great maritime events – the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta at the end of August.

The Alentejo Festival of Food & Wine

The Alentejo is a beguilingly beautiful rural region of diverse landscapes, from sweeping plains, cork forests and rocky hills, to sandy coves, olive groves and vineyards.