Festivals in October

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade  photo

Photograph of Greenwich Village Halloween Parade by Paul Dodson

October Festivals

AFL Grand Final Day

AFL Grand Final Day

  1 October 2016
Melbourne, VIC | Australia | Sport - Football

They build 'em big and tough down under! If you find yourself in Australia come the last Saturday in September, gear up for an Aussie...

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

  1 October 2016 - 9 October 2016
Albuquerque, NM | USA | Balloon

Over nine days each fall, 750 hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes and disguises take to the blue above the lush Rio Grande Valley...

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Amsterdam Halloween Parade and Party

Amsterdam Halloween Parade and Party

  31 October 2016
Amsterdam | Netherlands | Halloween

Freaks take over the streets during Amsterdam's annual Halloween Parade and Party. Come All Hallows' Eve or Day of the Dead, a disfigured band of...

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Berlin Light Festival

Berlin Light Festival

Berlin | Germany | Light

For eleven days during October, as the autumn months make way for another dark European winter, a vivid change comes over the landmarks, monuments, buildings...

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Bridge Day

Bridge Day

Fayetteville, WV | USA | Sport - Extreme

In Fayette County, West Virginia there's a bridge that spans the New River Gorge. It stands some 876 feet (almost 300 metres) above the water...

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Christmas Island Red Crab Migration

Christmas Island Red Crab Migration

The Settlement | Christmas Island | Natural Phenomenon

While not a festival in the strictest sense of the word, if you're a red crab on Christmas Island come the start of the rainy...

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Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair

  19 October 2016 - 23 October 2016
Frankfurt | Germany | Book

Frankfurt's history with the published word is well documented. Just down the road in Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable-type printing press way back in...

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Helsinki Book Fair

Helsinki Book Fair

Helsinki | Finland | Book

Lovers of literature rejoice. Each October as autumn descends on the Finnish capital, the country's premier literary event — the Helsinki Book Fair — opens...

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket | Thailand | Bizarre

The southern Thai island of Phuket serves up a smorgasbord of strange during their world-renowned, annual Vegetarian Festival. The history of the event is a...

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Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Monroeville, PA | USA | Horror

Fan of the zombie film genre? Want to take that adoration to a whole new level? Join the heaving throng of half-dead as they descend...

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Voodoo Music Experience

Voodoo Music Experience

New Orleans, LA | USA | Music - Rock

At New Orlean's Voodoo Music Experience they do do that voodoo that they do so well. Over three days around about Halloween each year, New...

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Zot Movie Festival

Zot Movie Festival

  15 October 2016
Cap Homard | Reunion | Film

The small Indian Ocean nugget of paradise that is Reunion, takes extreme sports to the big screen for one Saturday night each October, during the...

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