SUPERMART.NG FOOD PLATING COMPETITION
When: July 5-31, 2017
Where: Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
Are you a creative foodie? Well, from the 5th to the 31st of July, you can share your creativity with us during our first ever Food Plating Competition. Send us the most interesting and elegantly plated food – all dishes are welcome; it can be anything from amala to lasagne. As long as you lay it on the plate in a unique and eye-catching way, it’s worthy to be entered into the competition.
Our super-star judges include: Chef Stone (Founder, Red Dish Chronicles), Chef Uzo (Founder, Uzo’s Lab), and Ronke Edoho (Founder, 9jaFoodie.com)
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Where: Montreal – Canada
When: July 14 – 30, 2017
For comedy lovers there is no other festival in the world better than Montreal’s Just for Laughs. The event takes place at the end of July and if you visit you get to split your sides laughing, see some celebrity comics and tour one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Comics who have played Just for Laughs include: Jerry Seinfeld, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson and Canadian homeboy favourite Russell Peters.
The Festival concentrates most of its show in the Latin Quarter. During the day street performers delight the crowds and at night the city comes alive with comedy happenings scattered throughout the City.
Cowes Week 2017
When: July 29 – August 5, 2017
There’s nothing quite like Cowes Week; the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World and an iconic feature of the British sporting calendar.
The event boasts an 8-day schedule combining competitive racing and great fun for the 8,000 competitors racing and 100,000 spectators who enjoy a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night. Visitors can watch the sailing action from the shore or opt to get out on the water aboard a spectator boat.
The famous fireworks take place on the final Friday of the event. With so much to see and do, keep track of the event plans as they develop in the build-up to 29th July – 5th August via the
For more info: www.aamcowesweek.co.uk
International Beer Festival
When: August 4-6, 2017
Savour countless delicious beers from all over the world at the 18th International Beer Festival in Berlin.
The festival began in 1997, with the aim to offer visitors the ultimate beer experience. In 2011, the festival gained a Guinness World Record for the longest beer garden. On top of that, there were 2,000 specialty beers presented by 320 breweries from 86 countries all over the world.
Every year one country or region takes centre stage. In 2008 the focus was the Czech Republic, in 2010 it was Vietnam and last year Poland had a turn in the limelight. In 2014, 700,000 visitors are expected to enjoy Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor beers, as well as many others, and be entertained by music across 20 stages.
WANDER INTO THE WILDERNESS FESTIVAL
When: August 3 – 6, 2017
Where: Oxfordshire, UK
Wilderness Festival’s ethos is to reconnect with nature, countering business with wilderness. Sitting in the heart of an ancient landscape on a nature reserve, Wilderness combines the music and community of traditional festivals with a unique revelry in nature itself. Get up in the morning and swim in spring-fed lakes, and spend time taking in a harmony of art and the outdoors. Wild swimming, boating, horse-riding, and woodland runs all await you among the lush grounds of the park. For a few days of creative relaxation, take a break from life and return to nature.
Football – Women’s Euro 2017
When: Jul 16 – Aug 6, 2017
The 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women’s Euro 2017, will be the 12th edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women’s national teams of Europe. The competition will be expanded from twelve teams in the previous edition to 16 teams. The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.
For more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA
FNB Free State Wine Show
When: Aug 3-4, 2017
Where: Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa, Bloemfontein, South Africa
FNB Free State Wine Show is a 2 day event being held from 3rd August to the 4th August 2017 at the Emoya Luxury Hotel & Spa in Bloemfontein, South Africa. This event showcases products like wines, beer, white wine, red wines etc. in the Wine & Spirits industry.
For more info: https://10times.com/fnb-free-state-wine-show
Wedding Expo Durban
When: Aug 5-6 2017
Where: Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban, South Africa
The Durban Wedding Expo: Dream it! Plan it! Live it! Visit The Durban Wedding Expo to plan the perfect day you have always dreamed of and live happily ever after.You will find a world of rich inspiration for the perfect wedding day at The Wedding Expo, where a collection of the finest wedding resources, products and services have been brought together to help you plan your wedding day just the way you dreamed it. Don’t miss the Valdo Prosecco Bubbly Bar, the Cake Challenge with Huletts SA, the Wedding Inspirations Fashion Theatre, the bridal workshops, the Win a Wedding competition and fantastic exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
For more info: https://10times.com/wedding-expo-durban
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
When: August 30, 2
Where: Notting Hill, London – UK017
Notting Hill Carnival is one of the highlight’s of London’s summer calendar. Every August bank holiday weekend, the normally sedate Notting Hill explodes into a riot of steel drums, exuberantly decorated floats and those dancers.
Those taking part in the carnival have put in months and months of preparation – but the joy for spectators is turning up, and embracing whatever comes your way. Everyone dances, even people who never dance – the music is just too infectious not to. You might not quite reach the standard of the carnivalistas on the float (I certainly don’t anyway) but dance your feet off anyway. You’ll have to wait another 364 days for the opportunity to come round again.
Green Man Festival
When: August 17-20, 2017
Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales.
Lush indie sounds in the verdant Brecon Beacons
Green Man wins our unofficial prize for best festival setting: nestled in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains are not usually open to the public, but for one weekend of the year they play host to bands and (civilised) bad behaviour. This stunning location accentuates the always eclectic ever dull lineup and ecofriendly focus. This year’s lineup follows the Green Man tradition of left leaning plugged in bands and electronic DJs peppered with folk crooners.
La Tomatina Festival
When: August 27, 2017
This Spanish festival in Bunol is the most famous food fight in the world! It primarily consists of attendees throwing tomatoes at each other, to the point where the city is doused in tomato juice.
Preparations are already being made, with more than 100 tonnes of ripe tomatoes to be delivered to the town centre. For convenient accommodation options, Valencia is your best bet as Bunol only has limited places available.
Ticketing was introduced in 2013 because the small town couldn’t accommodate the number of attendees. Before last year it’s estimated a massive 30,000 people showed up for the festival. Get your tickets and bring your old clothes, closed shoes, goggles and get ready to have some fun!