Australia: The Melbourne Jazz Festival – You’ll want to make your plans to attend this festival this month, as it runs from June 1 – 10 in – you guessed it – Melbourne.
Running for over 10 years now, be sure to check this out if you feel like snapping your fingers along to some smooth sounds.
Austria Spring Festival – Taking place from May 16 – 20 this year, this festival focuses on electronic art and music. Head down to Graz in Southern Austria to take in the European festival.
France Night of the Museums – On May 19, Museums across Paris will stay open through the night for you to explore exhibits and learn something new. Don’t miss out on this free event.
Germany Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest – Which translates to the Stuttgart Spring Festival, takes place from April 21 – May 13 and celebrates the end of winter. Check this festival out for beer tents, oompah bands, and lots of fun.
Ireland Connemara Mussel Festival – From May 4-6 taste some local seafood cuisine in Connemara, Galway. The combination of music and mussels promises to be good craic.
Japan Shunki Reitaisai – The Grand Festival of Spring takes place in Sannai, Nikko City from May 16-17. Watch the parade of people dressed like Samurai and dancers around the shrine Nikko Toshogu, a recognized World Heritage Site.
New Zealand New Zealand International Comedy Festival – Running in Auckland and Wellington from April 27 – May 20, this festival features comedians from all over the world. Go on and a have a laugh, you’ll need a sense of humour as winter begins to set in.
South Africa Good Food & Wine Show – Check out this event in Cape Town from May 24 – 27 to rub shoulders with celebrity chefs and taste some delicious cuisine.
Thailand Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival – This takes place in Phya Thaen Park from May 5 – 9, and it sure to be explosive. This ancient festival originated on the origins of bringing good luck for the upcoming rice farming season.
United Kingdom Brighton Festival – From May 5 – 27 there will be a combination of music, theatre, dance, art and much more in Brighton, England.