Wikivoyage:Featured events

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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 events[edit]

28 Jan-22 Feb: The European Capitals of Culture for 2019 are Matera (Italy) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

23 Feb-7 Mar: Winter Universiade 2019, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, from 2-12 March

7-21 Mar: Special Olympics World Summer Games, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

22 Mar-21 Apr: Easter travel

22 Apr-18 May: The 64th Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 18 May

19 May-13 Jun: The 12th Cricket World Cup hosted by England and Wales from 30 May-14 July

14-30 Jun: WorldPride in New York City from 1-30 June

1-10 Jul: 2019 Summer Universiade Naples, Italy

11-20 Jul: 2019 Pacific Games Apia, Samoa.

21 Jul-17 Aug: Wikimania, Stockholm, Sweden

18-30 Aug: Pan American/Parapan American Games, Lima, Peru

1-15 Sep: Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

16 Sep-5 Oct: Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

6 Oct-2 Nov: Rugby World Cup, Japan

Proposed future events[edit]

Berlin 1989, Fall der Mauer, Chute du mur 18.jpg

3-20 Nov:

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Berlin, Germany, will host exhibitions, lectures, performances and other events to Berlin celebrate the anniversary. On 9 November 1989 the border between West Berlin and East Germany was opened, and during the following days and weeks the wall started being torn down.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

21 Nov-10 Dec:

Southeast Asian Games
  • 9,800 athletes from 11 nations will compete in 56 sports at venues around the Philippines from 29 November to 10 December. Antu wikipedia.svg

11-31 Dec:

Christmas markets? (Russians, and I think some other Orthodox Christians, use the Julian calendar which means Christmas will take place 2 weeks later and as such Christmas markets there will stay open until New Year and beyond)

Seasonal/recurring events[edit]

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".

2020 events[edit]

2021 events[edit]

2022 events[edit]