From the Verona Opera to Chinese New Year, we've got some dates for your diary.
A magical world of colourful costumes and topsy-turvy plots await you at the International Gilbert and Sullivan festival.
Friday, 04 August 2017 - Sunday, 20 August 2017
Around the world
Take a walk around the European Christmas markets held in Bremen, Amsterdam and Bruges during the festive season
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - Friday, 08 December 2017
Have you ever wished you could get away at Christmas and enjoy an extra special festive break? There's plenty of options available for a Christmas stay int he UK
Monday, 25 December 2017 - Monday, 25 December 2017
See in the New year with a bang! The New Year firework display in Funchal, Madeira is rated as one of the best in the world, and for good reason!
Sunday, 31 December 2017 - Sunday, 31 December 2017
Often referred to as the 'greatest free show on earth', the New Orleans Mardi Gras is celebrated every year with parades up to and including Shrove Tuesday.
Saturday, 06 January 2018 - Tuesday, 13 February 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Attracting visitors from around the globe, the annual Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is held every February and runs from the election of the Carnival queen to the Burial of the Sardine!
Friday, 12 January 2018 - Sunday, 18 February 2018
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Famous for its elaborate masks and eccentric costumes, the Venice Carnival takes place every year and ends forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday.
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Considered one of the most well known carnivals in Italy and Europe, the Carnevale di Viareggio takes place every year in the Tuscan village of Viareggio
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - Saturday, 17 February 2018
February is the best month to visit New Zealand, where the weather is at it's hottest and driest and the scenery is ever more beautiful.
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Go in search of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), most notable between the months of October and March in the Northern Hemisphere.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The 2018 Chinese New Year falls on February 16th and is the Year of the Dog. The country celebrates the event with festivals, family and food.
Friday, 16 February 2018 - Saturday, 17 February 2018
Not to be mistaken for Chinese New Year, the Vietnamese Tet holiday is the most important public holiday in Vietnam and one not to miss.
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - Sunday, 18 February 2018
Visit India and celebrate Holi festival, a fabulous, fun Hindu festival of colour, which is celebrated every year in the spring all over the country.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - Friday, 02 March 2018
Between the last week of March and first two weeks of April, Japan's Cherry Blossom's bloom, turning the landscapes a beautiful shade of pink.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018
With over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens is a must for any gardening fan and the perfect river cruise excursion...
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - Sunday, 13 May 2018
Keukenhof Gardens, Beverwijk, Holland
Enjoy a wildlife spectacular when you visit the wonderful island of Sri Lanka during it's rainy season in April - an event that you'll want to get wet for!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - Monday, 30 April 2018
St Petersburg, Russia
Bisket Jatra is an annual festival celebrated in certain areas of Nepal, commencing at the start of new year on the Bikram Sambat calendar
Monday, 09 April 2018 - Monday, 16 April 2018
Considered one of Thailand's most important festivals, Songkran is celebrated annually to mark the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year.
Friday, 13 April 2018 - Sunday, 15 April 2018
See Seville burst with colour, music and fun for a the famous Seville Feria. Starting two weeks after the Easter Holy Week, the fair runs from Monday to Sunday.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Sunday, 22 April 2018
The arrival of spring marks the start of Madeira's annual flower festival where the streets of Funchal are transformed into a floral stage.
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Sunday, 06 May 2018
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, or 'Jazz Fest', celebrates the musical heritage and culture of the famous Lousiana city.
Friday, 27 April 2018 - Monday, 30 April 2018
The Malta International Firework Festival is an annual event held every April in the country's capital, Valletta, celebrating Malta's anniversary on joining the EU.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - Wednesday, 02 May 2018
May is the best month to visit the Seychelles, where the weather is at it's best and conditions for snorkeling and scuba diving are practically perfect.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - Thursday, 31 May 2018
Although the Azores are home to a number of wildlife species throughout the year, May is particularly popular with the Sperm Whales, who gather in their masses during the month.
The tail end of the dry season in India, May is the last chance to see a Bengal tiger before the rainy season arrives and the big cats take cover!
A day of family, food and fun, Mexico's 'Cinco de Mayo' festival celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces in 1862.
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - Saturday, 05 May 2018
Buddha's birthday is celebrated every year across Asia and involves lighting incense, taking food offerings to monks and the bathing of the Buddha.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Visit St Petersburg during June and July and witness the magnificent heritage and architecture under the famous White Nights.
Friday, 01 June 2018 - Tuesday, 31 July 2018
The Midnight Sun is at it's best during the Summer Solstice, where day and night literally merge into one.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - Friday, 22 June 2018
Experience the incredible Verona Opera Festival in July and August 2018 at the Arena di Verona in Italy
Sunday, 01 July 2018 - Friday, 31 August 2018
Step into the world of Puccini at this annual festival at an open air theatre on the banks of Lake Massaciúccoli.
Sunday, 01 July 2018 - Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Celebrate Independence Day in the USA on July 4th and take part in the many celebrations.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 - Wednesday, 04 July 2018
United States of America
See the Western Cape explode into life as technicolour wild flowers bloom en masse in the African spring
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 - Friday, 31 August 2018
The biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe to an annual event held in August.
Friday, 03 August 2018 - Sunday, 26 August 2018
Forests of New England take on a flaming red and golden hue and provide visitors with an incredible natural spectacle.
Saturday, 01 September 2018 - Wednesday, 31 October 2018
New England, United States of America
Welcome the much anticipated grape harvest in Provence with festivities around the region.
Saturday, 01 September 2018 - Sunday, 30 September 2018
Visit Sicily during the infamous food harvests and enjoy a touch of traditional Sicilian food and drink from pistachio nuts to ice cream.
Discover New York during September where you can see the US Open in full swing and celebrate the lives of those lost during the 9/11 tragedy
New York United States of America
Views of the Himalayas are at their best during autumn, where the weather is dry, the countryside luscious green and the air clean and crisp.
Monday, 01 October 2018 - Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Celebrate Mexico's 'Día de los Muertos' (Day of the Dead) festival every year from October 31st - November 2nd, a day to remember lost loved ones.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - Friday, 02 November 2018
November is the best month to visit India, where the weather is at it's driest but it's not as hot and humid as the rest of the year
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - Friday, 30 November 2018
Visit India and celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated every year in the autumn
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA on the 4th Thursday of November and take part in the many celebrations including the famous Macy's parade and the giant turkey dinner.
Thursday, 22 November 2018 - Thursday, 22 November 2018
Visit Thailand over the full moon of the 12th Thai month and witness thousands of floating lanterns during the Loy Krathong Festival
Friday, 23 November 2018 - Friday, 23 November 2018