April is coming – and not only does it mean an end to this long winter is finally in sight, but it also means that it’s nearly time for Easter holidays! How are you planning to spend your spring break?
To help you make the most of your time off, over at World First we’ve put together an interactive guide of our favourite 101 events taking place around the world this year. From festivals to challenges and sports to weird and wonderful adventures, there’s truly something for everyone. Here’s a digest of our top 10 picks for April to help get you started.
1. Lisbon Fish and Flavours 2017
Lisbon, Portugal (March 30th – April 9th)
One of the biggest and best culinary events in Portugal dedicated solely to the country’s finest seafood dishes. Eat, drink and even learn how to prepare some of the dishes yourself.
2. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Melbourne, Australia (March 31st – April 9th)
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this annual state-wide celebration of Melbourne’s diverse food and wine industry features exhibitions and experiences from the top chefs in the region.
3. Lollapalooza Chile
Santiago, Chile (April 1st & 2nd)
The Chilean edition of this renowned music festival returns to Santiago’s O’Higgins Park in 2017 featuring local talent and globally renowned acts. The 2017 line-up is set to include headliner acts: Metallica, The Strokes, The Weeknd and The XX.
Mayrhofen, Austria (April 3rd – 8th)
This festival takes place up a mountain in one of Europe’s finest ski resorts and offers a variety of experiences from raving in an igloo to luxury spa treatments. Whether you fancy hitting the slopes or dancing to your favourite DJ while taking in the scenery, Snowbombing brings you an experience like no other.
5. London Coffee Festival
London, England (April 6th – 9th)
Coffee lovers rejoice, this highly caffeinated festival will return to the streets of east London in April. New features for 2017 include an espresso martini party headlined by DJ Yoda, a latte art throw down and a coffee-food pairing masterclass.
6. Chinese F1 Grand Prix
Shanghai, China (April 9th)
The Shanghai Grand Prix boasts one of the most impressive racecourses in the world with impeccable audience viewing facilities. Watch best in class in engineering and F1 racing battle it out in the warm Chinese spring.
7. HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
Kallang, Singapore (April 15th & 16th)
The eighth leg of this popular ten stage global tournament sees top national sevens teams duel it out in Singapore’s National Stadium.
Tankwa Karoo, South Africa (April 24th – 30th)
AfrikaBurn is a homage to the old days of Burning Man. Think: costume, dance, theme camps and of course, plenty of burning structures.
9. King’s Day
Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 27th)
Amsterdam lights up orange with pride as locals and visitors alike turn out to celebrate the royal family. Live music and festivities abound, but the citywide street market is the main attraction.
10. Duck Race
Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Late April, date TBC)
This quackin’ race is one that simply can’t be missed. Each year 15,000 rubber ducks race down the Petrusse River in Luxembourg City. Following two elimination heats, only the speediest ducks take on the final race.
Like the sound of these events? Click here to check out the full list of 101 Must-Do World Events in 2017 and create your very own bucket list.