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.
- 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 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".
- 1 May-4 June | Travelling during Ramadan | 5 May-4 June
- 4-10 Feb, 22 Apr-7 May, 1-7 Oct | Golden Week |
- December 1-31 | Christmas and New Year travel | 25 Dec
- 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).
- Buddha's Birthday 30 April 2020 in East Asia
- Travelling during Ramadan, 24 April – 23 May 2020
- Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, 12-23 May
- 24 May-5 June: June 5 - w:World Environment Day, Colombia will host 2020 World Environment Day on biodiversity
- 6-21 June: Solar eclipses, on June 21 and December 14 (each could be featured for, say, a week or two beforehand)
- 10 Aug-10 Sep: World Nomad Games, Bursa, Turkey, in September (exact dates not published as of 24 December 2019)
- w:2020 Tour de France 29 August — 20 September, probably the world's most famous bicycle race, normally taking place in July but rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 25 Sep-18 Oct State Fair of Texas, Dallas
- w:Chuseok, a harvest festival in Korea 30 September – 2 October 2020
- Expo 2020 in Dubai, 20 Oct 2020 to 10 Apr 2021
- w:Double Ninth Festival, East Asia, 25 Oct 2020
- Brazilian Film Festival in Brasilia#Do, late October/early November. (their website is down as of 9 Apr 2020)
- w:Diwali November 14
- Beaujolais noveau is released for sale on the third Thursday in November (19 Nov 2020), and around that time there are many wine festivals in Greater Lyon (but also elsewhere in France as it's mentioned in Paris#Events?), dedicated to that particular wine.
- Solar eclipses, on June 21 and December 14 (each could be featured for, say, a week or two beforehand)
- Lux Helsinki, early January.
- Montevideo's Carnival starting in late January, going on for about 40 days, and considers itself the longest carnival in the world.
- 2021 America's Cup, 6–21 March Auckland, New Zealand (also World Series events in 2020).
- Pan Arab Games, Baghdad, Iraq,
- Jeux de la Francophonie, Kinshasa, DR Congo, 23 July - 1 August
- 2021 Island Games, Guernsey, UK,
- Islamic Solidarity Games, Istanbul, Turkey,
- Games of the Small States of Europe, Andorra
- 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)