Rio Carnival, Brazil
Brazil Carnival is the annual 'Celebration of Life' that takes place throughout Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, floats parade in the purpose-built Sambodrome, surrounded by dancers, singers and drummers dressed in elaborate costumes. This famous celebration unites the nation, and is one of the greatest shows on earth.
- Plan a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Art Deco Weekend in Napier, New Zealand
Napier was rebuilt in its now famous Art Deco style after a terrible earthquake in 1931. Now, each February the city becomes filled with classic cars and people dressed in Deco style, which provides the perfect backdrop to this unique festival. It attracts visitors from all over the world.
- Plan a trip to Napier, New Zealand
BMW Wine Marlborough Festival, New Zealand
The Marlborough Wine Festival is New Zealand's longest running and most successful wine festival. Over 200 wines from over 40 wineries are showcased and there is entertainment from some of New Zealand's leading performers.
- Plan a trip to Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan
Each February Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo welcomes the world to the wonderful Sapporo Snow Festival, an ice-sculpting extravaganza on an epic scale. It began in 1950 and now each year sees hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures on display.
- Plan a trip to Sapporo, Japan
Tango Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, pays homage each February to one of the most iconic dances in the world - the tango. During the event renowned artists display their dancing in venues across the city for the public.
- Plan a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Rugby Sevens, New Zealand
Rugby in New Zealand borders on a religion for many so Wellington's Westpac Stadium in February becomes a sporting beacon as 16 of the world's top seven-a-side rugby teams compete in the International Rugby Sevens. If you love rugby you can combine it with a trip to one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
- Plan a trip to New Zealand
Christchurch Festival of Flowers, New Zealand
The most English of New Zealand’s cities, Christchurch is the provincial capital which has a wonderfully elegant feel about it. Each February the city hosts the Festival of Flowers and Romance, which celebrates Christchurch as the Garden City of Australasia.
- Plan a trip to Christchurch, New Zealand
National Penny Farthing Championships, Australia
Can't make the Tour de France this July? Not to worry, you can always visit Evandale in northern Tasmania for the annual National Penny Farthing Championships. Market stalls and a variety of entertainments create the ambiance of a colonial country fair. The races are generally held each February.
- Plan a trip to Tasmania, Australia