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Through October 31 Expo Milano 2015

Milan Expo Milano 2015 started in May, and is hosting more than 130 participants from all over the world. The theme for this year’s expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

June–August Roma Incontra il Mondo

Villa Ada Park, Rome A musical festival featuring rock, hip- hop, contemporary music and more.

June 14–21 Taormina Film Festival

Taormina Visitors enjoy film screenings and an awards ceremony during this film festival, located in a 2,000- year-old Greek theatre.

June 18–September 6 Festa del Cinema Isola Tiberina

Tiber Island, Rome This film festival takes place on the banks of the only island in the Tiber River.

June 21–Sep. 20 Ravello Music Festival

Ravello A festival that takes place throughout all of Ravello, featuring ballet performanc- es, concerts covering a wide variety of music, film screenings, and exhibitions.

June 26–29 Aria di Festa

San Daniele del Friuli This summer festival features tastings, music and performances to celebrate the prosciutto and wines of the area.

June 26–July 12 Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi

Spoleto This is a summer music and opera festival that features concerts, dance, drama, visual arts and science discussions.

July 1–31 Festa de l’Unita Various locations

throughout Italy A political festival that incorporates live music, street markets and games.

July 2 & Aug. 16 Palio

Siena An annual bareback horse race that takes place in the Piazza del Campo.

July 24–Aug. 30 Festival Puccini

Torre del Lago Puccini A celebration of all things Puccini, with four operas featured this year: Tosca, Turandot, Madama Butterfly and La Rondine.

August 10–22 Rossini Opera Festival

Pesaro A festival held in the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini to celebrate his life and works.

August 20–30 Ferrara Buskers Festival

Ferrara Street musicians from all over the world show off their skills at this festival, taking place on the streets of Ferrara.


June 13 99th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

Honolulu A parade honoring King Kamehameha, the ruler who united the Hawaiian Islands.

July 19 45th Annual Ukulele Festival

Honolulu A celebration of the ukulele. Displays, lessons and ukulele giveaways provide fun for the whole family.

July 25 2015 Dragon Boat Festival

Honolulu A festival that features a competition for novice, amateur and professional dragon boat teams from around the world.

August 29 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Waikoloa, Big Island A seven-day food and wine festival featuring wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, exclusive dining opportunities and internationally renowned master chefs.


June–September Athens Festival

Athens This is a very popular, season-long cultural festival centered in Athens. The festival consists of a mixture between modern and ancient traditions, music, theater, dancing, food and more.

June–September Theatro Petras Festival

Petroupoli, Athens From June–September, an old rock quarry in Petroupoli, Athens is transformed into a venue that hosts theater and music performances by entertainers and artists.

August August Moon Festival

Athens Performances of Greek dance, music and opera take place in several ancient sites, including the Acropolis, Roman Agora, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus under the bright light of the August full moon.

Closest Saturday To July 16 Festival of the Virgin of the Sea

Puntarenas This day of festivities celebrates the patron saint of the city. There are several fun things to do and watch, including a regatta, boat parade, main street processions, concerts, traditional dance and music, and more.

July 25 Annexation of Guanacaste Day

Nationwide Event This national holiday celebrates the annexation of the province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica in 1824. It is a public holiday where all government and commercial centers are closed. The celebration consists of parades, dances, music, cattle shows and more.


August 2 Feast of the Virgin of Los Angeles

Cartago This feast day celebrates the annual pilgrimage day of the patron saint of Costa Rica. Many come from all over the country to walk to the basilica in Cartago.

August 30 San Ramon Day Parades

San Ramon San Ramon Day celebrates the feast day of San Ramon’s patron saint, Alajuela, with dancing and music as numerous patron saint statues arrive in the city from nearby towns.

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