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Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.
Top Choice Cultural in Hilo

Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival swoops into town around Easter and turns laid-back Hilo into the place to be. Forget about booking a last-minute room! This sellout three-day hula competition was established in 1964 to h…
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Setouchi Triennale

This festival of art, music, drama and dance comes around every three years and has a packed calendar of events occurring on multiple Inland Sea islands, many on Naoshima. Previous schedules have been spread across …
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Fiestas Patronales de Vieques

In the third week of July, Viequenses party hard to celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea, seafarers, fisherman. More a festival than a religious event, islanders gather in Isabel Segunda's centra…
Top Choice Music in Montego Bay

Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest

The largest reggae festival in Jamaica typically includes more than 50 world-class reggae and dancehall artists. Held in July at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Center, it starts with a beach party on Walter Fletch…
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Festival Casals

Since 1956 renowned soloists and orchestras have come from all over the world to join the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in performing virtuoso concerts night after night, primarily at El Centro de Bellas Artes Luis…
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Taste of Tasmania

On either side of New Year’s Eve, this week-long harbourside event is a celebration of Tassie’s gastronomic prowess. The seafood, wines and cheeses are predictably fab, or branch out into mushrooms, truffles, raspbe…
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The sinister sister of MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO broods in the half-light of June's winter solstice. Expect live music, installations, readings, film noir, bonfires, red wine and midnight feasts, all mainlining Tasmania'…
Top Choice Cultural in San Juan & Around

Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián

For a full week around the third weekend of January, Old San Juan's Calle San Sebastián hums with processions, music, food stalls and larger-than-ever crowds. During the day, it’s folk art and crafts; at night, it’s…
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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in the world's most gruelling open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 29 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve! (Yachties sure can party…)