Global Events In 2024 That Will Make Traveling Worthwhile

Traveling overseas requires an elaborate itinerary, too, so these global events in 2024 just might enhance anticipation to one’s trip. 

Planning an international trip is one of the most exciting yet nerve-wracking feats that every traveler deals with. While the thought of packing a suitcase to your chosen destination might be exhilarating, one’s itinerary should guarantee that you’re making the most of your trip. You can, however, make your travel bucket list more elaborate this year through experiencing coveted global events in 2024.

Immersing in the culture, sightseeing destinations, and trying a different place’s local delicacies are commonly observed in traveling. Adding these highly-anticipated international activities just might spruce up your upcoming trips.

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Travel for Harbin China’s ice and snow festival

Harbin, China is the place for people who are up for a winter wonderland getaway. The Chinese city is popular for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival or simply Harbin Ice Festival. 

Glistening ice sculptures populate the venues. People may participate in sculpture competitions, winter sports and other activities, celebrations, parades, and five theme parks.

Harbin's ice sculptures are the one to see in the city's Ice Festival. Its wow factor makes it one of the global events in 2024 worth traveling to.
Harbin’s ice sculptures are the one to see in the city’s Ice Festival. Its wow factor makes it one of the global events in 2024 worth traveling to./Photo via Instagram @cococinel_

The festival opens traditionally around December 20 and lasts until the end of February as per its official website. January 5 each year is the date officially set for the opening ceremony.

China’s Harbin Light Festival’s ice sculptures and lights make for a breathtaking scene for anyone who visits.

The festival’s marketing vice director Sun Zemin said the number of visitors increased to 30,000 in 2024, as reported in Reuters. Zemin added that this is a significant surge as compared to 2018’s about 18,500 visitors.

Harbin is a dreamy and icy escapade for tourists who have a soft spot for winter in their hearts. 

Witness Coachella’s lively music and vibrant art

Music and art lovers would definitely appreciate what Coachella has to offer. The Magic of Lights at Empire Polo Club, California will host this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Coachella revealed their line up of performing artists who will grace the lively crowd. Lana Del Ray, Doja Cat, and Tyler, The Creator are the headliners of the festival and will go on separate days. Large scale art installations will be on display as well. 

The event will be held from April 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. Interested tourists may start purchasing access passes on Friday, January 19 pacific time.

Coachella is the perfect place for artists to express their talents and creativity, so the event is more than just fun, games, and music.

Coachella’s welcome video in 2023.

Watch the Olympic Games in France

If you ever find yourself in the City of Love, sometimes dubbed the City of Lights, you just might want to witness one of the historic global events in 2024. France24 reported that Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games which will transpire from July 26 to August 11

The official logo for the 2024 Olympics, which Paris will host in July
The official logo for the 2024 Olympics, which Paris will host in July/Photo from the Olympics’ official website

The city will use “existing world-class sporting facilities” highlighting France’s top-caliber professionalism in hosting major events like global competitions. Main competition sites include the Stade de France, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, and Roland Garros tennis complex as per the New Zealand Herald.

Travel to Paris to sightsee tourist spots and watch the Olympic Games
Travel to Paris to sightsee tourist spots and watch the Olympic Games/Paris 2024’s official website

Appreciating Venice’s art exhibitions

Venice, Italy is a city full of wonderful architecture, expressive art, and unique sites that visitors can take in. 

Venice, Italy is a great place to explore due to the city’s history, its notable canals, and other picturesque waterways. However, it can also offer a visual feast of multifaceted art as one of the most prestigious exhibitions occurs there. 

Get in touch with their culture through the La Biennale di Venezia, considered “one of the world’s largest visual art exhibitions” as per the New Zealand Herald.

An artistic director named Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil curated the art pieces to be exhibited at the 60th International Art Exhibition. It commences on April 20 and will go on up to November 24, with pre-opening dates on April 17 through 19. Tickets are now available on the website.

The schedule of events for this year’s La Biennale di Venezia in Italy
The schedule of events for this year’s La Biennale di Venezia in Italy/Photo via Instagram @labiennale

Both locals and tourists get to enjoy not just art exhibitions, but also the Venetian culture, architecture, music, theater, and more. The British Council’s website remarked that La Biennale alternates between art and architecture each year.

Bright holidays in Amsterdam’s Light Festival

Amsterdam’s canals light up in style as participants utilize more than 20 light artworks for the city’s Light Festival. In fact, its Edition 12 is still ongoing until January 21, and then it’s a long yet worthwhile wait until it commences once again in November.

Nonprofit organization LUCI Association announced that Amsterdam’s Light Festival Edition 13 will take place on November 28 up to January 19, 2025. It said that the next light show edition is exceptional due to the city’s celebration of its 750th anniversary next year. 

Amsterdam, Netherlands offers its Light Festival from November to January yearly
Amsterdam, Netherlands offers its Light Festival from November to January yearly/Photo from Winter Festival Amsterdam’s website

The illuminated canals emanate romantic, cozy vibes, so visitors of all ages with their loved ones can relish the occasion. Watch as unique light installations and other bright displays bring a bit of luminescence in your holiday escapade. 

Banner photo from the Amsterdam Light Festival’s website.

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