Worldwide Events 2024

Here at Oliver's Travels, we're constantly looking for new ways to make your holiday the most memorable one yet. That's why we've compiled a list of our favourite worldwide events for 2024.

Whether you are in the mood for a fabulous red carpet experience, street parties that are a riot of colour, or a deep dive into the rich culture and heritage of the local community, then we've got the perfect home for you near to the action.

To make the most out of your stay, check out our collection of romantic city homes and apartments, our perfect family-friendly villas, or take a look at our magnificent party houses if you plan on celebrating the event in style.

Let us help tick off the bucket list experiences with the help of our concierge team who is ready to help bring your holiday dreams to reality - from planning your trip to organising added special extras during your stay.

Don't miss your chance to experience the magical worldwide events of 2024.

Discover the top worldwide events for 2024

Did you know?

2024 is set to be a particularly great year to view the Northern Lights, due to metorological factors that only occur every 20 years or so. Take a trip to the north of Scotland in the hope of catching sight of some strong auroras, or sit tight for our launch of Scandinavian stays later this year...!

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What are the top worldwide events for 2024?

Whether you are in the mood for a fun-filled family adventure with rich culture, a romantic adventure with glamorous scenery or vibrant carnivals that you and anyone lucky enough to join you will remember for a lifetime, there's something for everyone in our list of unmissable events this year.

January, February, March

Jankanoo is a beautiful parade of energy that takes place in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The islanders take to the streets with magnificent costumes, electric African-style music and traditional dance underneath a firework-lit night sky that lasts until sunrise.

Have you ever dreamt of attending a masquerade ball? Italy's 'floating' city plays host to vibrant parades and glamourous costumes, and a celebration rich in tradition and history. The Carnevale di Venizia is a beautiful and glitzy spectacle at the beginning of February marking the beginning of Lent.

The Festival of Colours is a magical Hindu festival and is believed to be the most significant event in Hindu tradition, typically celebrated by throwing vivid colour powder, passionate dance, and traditional music and is an artistic expression of the harvest, love and fertility for the next season.

April, May, June

Songkran is the Thai New Year and a symbolic Buddhist celebration of washing away the previous year, with many people paying homage at the Buddhist temples but also celebrating with exhilarating street parties and a massive water fight (which is pretty great in Thailand's hottest month of the year).

The 77th annual Cannes Film Festival is upon us, so take your opportunity to shine at one of the most glamourous film events of the year. Get up close to A-list celebs on the red carpet, enjoy critically acclaimed cinematography, close business deals in style and be enchanted by the incredible scenery. Carpe Diem - seize the day - and make your trip to the South of France extraordinary.

The Bali Arts Festival is an explosion of colour, music, art and theatre, and plays a vital role in Indonesian culture. Hundreds of local and international artists flock to Bali to share their stunning works of art. Taking place from 15th June - 13th July, you will have plenty of time to sink your teeth into the nation's most prestigious art festival.

July, August, September

Take part in the ceremonial and spectacular event that is Bastille Day, starting off with a huge military parade down the Avenue de Champs Élysées, followed by free concerts, Bals de Pompiers and cruises down the Seine river to catch the awe-inspiring fireworks display at the Eiffel tower.

In the first three weeks of August, Edinburgh blooms into a city of creative and comedic energy. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival fills the cobblestone streets with the world's best theatrical talent, from brilliant up-and-coming comics to international acts. It's a bucket list experience with guaranteed belly laughs that must be enjoyed many times over.

La Mercè is a grand four-day festival held in the magical city of Barcelona, honouring the patron saint - the Virgin of Mercy - and celebrating the unique aspects of Catalan culture. Beginning with a massive parade of giants, dragons, human towers and circus acts followed by frenetic street parties, fireworks and much, much more.

October, November, December

The Day of the Dead is Mexico's most famous and most sacred festival of the year, a remembering the deceased where it is believed that on this day the spirits join the living realm for a feast of food, music, dance and vibrant costumes and colour. Far from being morbid, this is a celebration of life that you'll love to get involved in.

On the 5th of November each year, the London night sky is lit up with vivid and vibrant fireworks. Built on a plot to blow up parliament in 1605, it has become a beautiful evening filled with fun events around England's magnificent city. Bonfires, toffee apples and merriment all around!

Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year celebration unlike any other. Edinburgh is filled with exhilarating street parties, an extravagant concert in West Princes Street Gardens and heartwarming New Years Day family events. If you want to kick the New Year off in style, Scotland's gothic city is the best place to do it.

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