Tasting Week - La Semaine du Goût - October 2013
Fish is not always in batter, chips do not grow on trees and hamburgers can never replace the joys of a good steak. Real food is the subject of Tasting Week, celebrated in France's key towns and gastronomic regions.
Salon du Chocolat - October / November 2013
Is heaven for chocolate lovers. Devour delicacies and learn about the art behind this international ambrosia. At this fabulous event, visitors can discover the latest in industry trends from a series of chocolate tastings, demonstrations and symposiums as well as witnessing douceurs and chocolatiers creating their fineries.
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Les Voiles - September / October 2013
The 12th Annual Sails of Saint-Tropez is here again! Almost three thousand crew members will be competing against one another on more than two hundred and fifty modern and traditional yachts over the 8 day event, culminating with the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday.
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Winter Festival - December 2013
Early December, with folk music and dancing around Mount Abu.
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Bathukamma - 7 / 15 October 2013
Bathukamma is widely celebrated in Hyderabad and the surrounding region. Elaborate conical floral arrangements topped by a pumpkin flower are worshipped as the Goddess Bathukamma. Unmarried young women pray to the goddess to bring them prosperity and a good husband.
All India Crafts Mela - December 2013
The annual All India Crafts Mela attracts thousands of visitors each year to the leafy surroundings of the Shilparamam craft village in north west Hyderabad. Artisans come to display and sell traditional arts and crafts from all over India.
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Wine & Fashion festival - October 2013
Celebrates what Italians love the most after food. Wine estates and fashion designers come together at Florence's Palazzo Medici-Riccardi to present their best creations.
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Japanese Festival - November 2013
Florence rediscovers ancient arts and culture from the East with the Japanese Festival. Held at Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, the event has a rich programme ranging from music, fashion and design to martial arts and philosophy.
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Rome Jazz Festival - November 2013
Brings an array of international artists to the city. Concerts are held at the state-of-the-art Auditorium Parco della Musica and are divided into three sections - Focus Orchestras, Events and Previews.
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Jazz Festival - November 2013
The historic city of Guimarães, in the north of Portugal, hosts the Guimarães Jazz Festival each year in the Centro Cultural Vila Flor. Headliners include Charles Lloyd, Kenny Garrett, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
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Cinanima - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação – Setembro e Outubro 2013
Dos mais conhecidos e reputados festivais a nível internacional, onde são exibidas novas obras de cinema de animação que se produzem no mundo.
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Feira Medieval – Setembro 2013
Acolhe muita música, folclore, artesanato, gastronomia e muita animação.
Provas de saltos e obstáculos no Centro Hípico, os passeios de Cicloturismo, os Concursos de Pesca, as demonstrações de paraquedismo e acrobacias aéreas no Aeródromo Gonçalves Lobato, as Provas de Atletismo.
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Feira Nacional do Cavalo – Novembro 2013
A feira é uma das mais típicas do país, à qual assistem milhares de pessoas às diversas demonstrações com o magnífico cavalo puro-sangue Lusitano.
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Festival of the Sea – August to September 2013
Each year the Fishermen's Association in Cascais organizes the Festival of the Sea (Festas do mar), with plenty of marine-themed processions, music and weird and wonderful events taking place near Cascais' waterfront. The nights end with fireworks displays.
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Oceans Festival - July / November 2013
A real mix of events takes place every summer in Lisbon during the Oceans Festival (Festival dos Oceanos). Enjoy water jumps, the fluvial parade, street animation and concerts, which are concentrated along Lisbon's riverfront from Alcântara to Nations' Park.
Musidanças Festival - November 2013
Travel 20km south of Lisbon for the Musidanças Festival in Seixal's Tambor Q Fala, which presents foot-tapping music from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries. There's also dance, some interesting food and traditional crafts and paintings to take home.
Super Bock - December 2013
Returns for its annual two-day festival of new musical names and sounds. Expect performances by Portuguese and international musicians at Avenida da Liberdade venues including São Jorge Cinema, Tivoli Theatre and Hotel Tivoli.
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Festival de Observação de Aves – Outubro 2013
Maior evento realizado em Portugal sobre birdwatching: o “Festival de Observação de Aves” que decorre entre 30 de setembro e 7 de outubro, altura do ano em que Sagres é o principal ponto passagem em Portugal para as aves migradoras, na sua deslocação para África.
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Festa do Vinho Madeira – Setembro 2013
Espectáculos alegóricos de luz, som e música constituem um dos pontos altos das celebrações que se estendem a vários locais da Ilha.
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International Jazz Festival - October 2013
Angra do Heroísmo, on Terceira island in the Azores, hosts its annual international jazz festival in the Congress and Cultural Centre. Please see the festival website for updates on this year's programme.
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MaRue'Kech - 19 / 23 October 2013
Is a festival for theatre and street art, presenting experimental and research projects in theatres around Marrakech, including Theatre Royal and Theatre DarTaqafa. Every year, hundreds of candidates showcase new ways to engage with the public.
Marrakech Film Festival - November 2013
This is nevertheless a major local event and has seen some important directors, like Martin Scorsese, arrive in the city, along with further celebrities.
Zagora Marathon - December 2013
The Zagora Marathon in the Moroccan desert offers the chance to celebrate the New Year in an unusual, yet healthy, way. Runners and walkers of all ages can register for either the full marathon (42.195km) or the half marathon (21km).
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Diwali Festival - October 2013
Ratanga Junction in Century City is the venue for the Cape Town Diwali Festival, a celebration of Hindu culture through ceremony and glamour. Diwali, popularly known as the Festival of Lights, is an important festival in Hinduism.
Traditional dance, music, drama and other performances as well as therapies and workshops, fashion shows and food stalls entertain the crowd before a spectacular fireworks display concludes the festival.
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Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour – October 2013
La Sagrada Familia is one of the most popular attractions in all of Spain, but you can see it without waiting in the long lines. If you pre-book this one-hour, skip-the-line guided tour, you’ll skip the long entrance queues!
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Jazz Festival - November 2013
Every November, concerts take place at different venues around the city, including the Teatro Fernán Gómez and Teatro Circo Price, allowing jazz fanatics a daily dose of live music at clubs across the city.
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Moto GP World Championship - November 2013
The Moto GP World Championship reaches its grand finale in Valencia. A vibrant party feeling surrounds the close of the season, with celebrities, sportsmen and fanatical supporters filling the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to watch riders race along the snaking track.
Sevilla feSt - October 2013
The city of Seville invites performers from across the world to entertain audiences at its annual Sevilla feSt. The dance, music, circus and theatre spectacles take place at different theatres and halls, such as La Fundición and the Teatro Alameda.
Festival de las Naciones - September / November 2013
Celebrates world cultures. Stalls are set up in the Prado de San Sebastián selling food, clothing and handicrafts from across the globe. The evening entertainment programme is also multicultural, with capoeira, flamenco and tango shows.
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International Jazz Festival - November 2013
Granada's International Jazz Festival is one of Europe's oldest and sees both established and up-and-coming jazz artists perform at the Teatro Municipal Isabel La Católica. Previous line-ups include the likes of Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Haden and Art Blakey.
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Disney on Ice on the O2 Arena – October and November 2013
Experience the excitement of a world where dreams come true! Book your tickets for a magical musical journey of wishes and adventure as Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream.
Buckingham Palace Tours – September to December 2013
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. Fonte: lastminute.com
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Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour – September to December 2013
Take a walk on the wild side with a guided walking tour through Dark Amsterdam, the infamous Red Light District. Accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable local, you'll tour the area in safety for an enlightening and illuminating experience.
Amsterdam Canals Cruise Including Dinner and Onboard Commentary – October 2013
Learn about Amsterdam and its top attractions on a 2-hour evening canal cruise with on board commentary plus a 4-course dinner.
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