Wikivoyage:Featured events

Here we determine which articles are included on the Main Page as Featured events (FE).

The aim of the "Featured event" section is to highlight how active and current Wikivoyage is by featuring a current event on the Main Page that changes every 2-4 weeks. There are thousands of events going on around the world in any week, so we focus on multinational events.

Choosing events is challenging, especially where there is overlap in dates. There are lots of multinational, multisport events that could fill up the whole calendar. We aim to have a mix of events each year including cultural and religious events.

The provisional list below is here for discussion. It provides:

the period of would appear on the Main Page | a description of the event | its location | and the dates of the event.

Descriptions and images can be added as they are found.

Past eventsEdit

See also Wikivoyage:Featured events/2019
  • 27-30 Dec: Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, a major Hacker tourism event.
  • 30 Dec-20 Jan: The 2020 Winter Youth Olympics will bring athletes from 73 nations to Lausanne, Switzerland, and neighboring communities to compete in 8 winter sports from 9-22 Jan 2020.
  • 20 Jan-2 Feb: Australian Open will be held in Melbourne from 20 Jan to 2 Feb 2020. It is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. It is the highest attended Grand Slam event, with more than 780,000 people attending the 2019 edition.
  • 2-16 Feb: The 2020 World Pond Hockey Championship will take place in Plaster Rock, Canada, from 13 to 16 Feb 2020. The leading pond hockey tournament in the world will attract over 90 men's and women's teams from five countries to play outdoor hockey on the area's ponds.
  • 16-26 Feb: The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, will be held February 21-26, 2020. It is the biggest carnival in the world with floats, dancers from over 200 samba schools, and two million revelers in the streets each day.
  • 26 Feb-15 Mar: Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, will take place 28 Feb-15 Mar 2020. It is one of the world's major celebrations of the arts, and a pre-eminent cultural event in Australia.
  • 15 Mar-15 Apr: Keukenhof, the Netherlands, in Lisse is scheduled to be open for the tulip season 7 Apr-10 May 2020

Seasonal/recurring eventsEdit

Seasonal/recurring events that can affect travellers'plans such as Ramadan, Christmas, and Golden Week should be mentioned during the respective period every year, e.g., "Ramadan takes place 5 May-4 June and could affect your travel in predominantly Muslim regions".

  • w:Hamburger Dom - a month-long fair in Hamburg taking place three times a year (roughly Apr, Aug, Nov)
  • Midnight sun, about May-Jul in the reasonably accessible Northern Hemisphere north of the Arctic Circle. Longer the further north you go and the North Pole has just one long day between spring and fall equinoxes but very few people in practice get to go there; in the Southern Hemisphere you need to travel to Antarctica which is even more difficult and expensive to visit. Could also be featured as the polar night (again Nov-Jan in the reasonably accessible Northern Hemisphere).

2020 eventsEdit

2021 eventsEdit

Canada and Russia at the 2008 World Championships
Wheelchair rugby at the 2014 Invictus Games
  • 2020 Invictus Games May or June 2021. The Hague, Netherlands. About 500 wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans from 18 countries will take part in nine sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
  • May 18 International Museums Day. Events at 37,000 museums around the world
  • World Games, July 15 to 25, 2021, Birmingham, United States
  • Solar eclipses on June 10 and December 4 (each could be featured for, say, a week or two beforehand)
  • Vasaloppet, a 90 km skiing competition from Sälen to Mora held annually the first Sunday in March in memory of the rebellion leader and future Swedish king Gustav Vasa fleeing from Danish troops on skis (he skied in the opposite direction). This happened during the winter of 1520-21, so 2021 would mark the 500 anniversary.
  • May w:Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis, the world's oldest currently operating automobile race was first raced in 1911, so 2021 will mark the 110th anniversary (not the 110th race, though, it was canceled during both world wars)
  • Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City late Aug-early Sep
  • Summer Olympics, Tokyo, Japan, 23 July to 8 August 2021
  • UEFA Euro 2020, in 12 cities in 12 European countries from 11 June to 11 July 2021.
  • Feria de Abril, Seville, April generally (beginning two weeks after Easter, goes on for a week)

2022 eventsEdit

2023 eventsEdit

  • June w:24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans. One of the world's most famous car races was raced for the first time in 1923 and as such turns 100 in 2023 (was canceled for most of the 1940s due to WWII and its aftermath, so it's not the 100th race).