events & festivals



If you're up for some action check out these cool Festivals & Events. Catch the action of the Melbourne Cup and while you're there hit the shops and club scene. Grab some mates and get amongst it at the footy - there's nothing like the atmosphere of a live game to get the adrenalin surging.

Mad beats and mosh pits are the go at the many Music Festivals across New Zealand and around the world. Ask us about great deals on flights and accommodation to events like Lollapalooza, Reading Festival or Splendour in the Grass.

Parties don't get much bigger than on New Year's Eve. Kiss goodbye to the old and say hello to the new in Times Square, London or Scotland where New Year's Eve is bigger than Ben Hur. Combine your overseas shenanigans with some of the cool International Events around the globe – the Running of the Bulls in Spain, Edinburgh Festival Fringe or how about Oktoberfest in Munich?

For the lowdown on flights, accommodation and tickets to New Zealand Events, Music Festivals or International Events, contact Student Flights and start packing today!

2015 Events & Festivals

January 15

  • 1 Jan - New Year's Day | WorldwideEnquire
  • 1 Jan - Field Day | SydneyEnquire
  • 3 to 4 Jan - Southbound | Busselton, WAEnquire
  • 5 Jan to 28 Feb - Harbin Ice Festival | Harbin, ChinaEnquire
  • 12 Jan to 2 Feb - Midsumma Festival | MelbourneEnquire
  • 13 to 26 Jan - Australian Open | MelbourneEnquire
  • 16 to 26 Jan - Sundance Film Festival | Park City, USAEnquire
  • 19 Jan to 2 Feb - Big Day Out | AustraliaEnquire
  • 20 Jan - Martin Luther King Day | USAEnquire
  • 24 to 26 Jan - Parachute Music Festival | New ZealandEnquire
  • 26 Jan - Australia Day | AustraliaEnquire
  • 31 Jan to 8 Feb - Laneway Festival | AustraliaEnquire
  • 31 Jan - Chinese New Year | China, WorldwideEnquire

February 15

  • 1 to 8 Feb - St Kilda Festival | MelbourneEnquire
  • 2 Feb - Groundhog Day | USAEnquire
  • 3 Feb - NFL Super Bowl | New Jersey, USAEnquire
  • 6 Feb - Waitangi Day | New ZealandEnquire
  • 7 to 23 Feb - Winter Olympics 2014 | Sochi, RussiaEnquire
  • 8 Feb - Marlborough Wine & Food Festival | New ZealandEnquire
  • 14 Feb - Valentine's Day | WorldwideEnquire
  • 15 Feb to 4 Mar - Carnival of Venice | Venice, ItalyEnquire
  • 16 Feb to 27 Apr - Spring Break | USAEnquire
  • 17 Feb - Presidents' Day | USAEnquire
  • 22 Feb - Lantern Festival | Christchurch, New ZealandEnquire
  • 22 Feb to 3 Mar - Soundwave Festival | AustraliaEnquire
  • 27 Feb to 2 Mar - Clipsal 500 Adelaide | AdelaideEnquire
  • 28 Feb to 4 Mar - Rio Carnival | Rio de Janeiro, BrazilEnquire

March 15

  • 1 Mar - Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras | SydneyEnquire
  • 1 to 4 Mar - Mardi Gras | New Orleans, USAEnquire
  • 1 to 10 Mar - Future Music Festival | AustraliaEnquire
  • 1 to 12 Mar - Quiksilver Pro | Gold CoastEnquire
  • 7 to 10 Mar - WOMADelaide | AdelaideEnquire
  • 7 to 10 Mar - Moomba Festival | MelbourneEnquire
  • 7 to 16 Mar - South by Southwest (SXSW) | Austin, USAEnquire
  • 15 Mar - The New Zealand Beer Festival | Auckland, New ZealandEnquire
  • 15 to 19 Mar - Las Fallas Festival | Valencia, SpainEnquire
  • 17 Mar - St Patrick's Day | Ireland, WorldwideEnquire
  • 17 Mar - Holi Festival of Colours | IndiaEnquire
  • 26 Mar to 8 Apr - Sydney Royal Easter Show | SydneyEnquire
  • 29 Mar - West Coast Blues 'n' Roots | Freemantle, WAEnquire
  • 30 Mar - Mother's Day | UKEnquire

April 15

  • 1 to 12 Apr - Rip Curl Pro | Bells Beach, VicEnquire
  • 2 to 6 Apr - Byron Bay Bluesfest | Byron BayEnquire
  • 2 to 6 Apr - Splashy Fen Music Festival | Underberg, South AfricaEnquire
  • 3 Apr - Good Friday | WorldwideEnquire
  • 4 Apr - Holy Saturday | WorldwideEnquire
  • 5 Apr - Easter Sunday | WorldwideEnquire
  • 6 Apr - Easter Monday | WorldwideEnquire
  • 13 to 15 Apr - Songkran Thai New Year | ThailandEnquire
  • 25 Apr - Anzac Day | Australia, TurkeyEnquire
  • 27 Apr - Koningsdag (King's Day) | NetherlandsEnquire

May 15

  • 10 May - Mother's Day | New ZealandEnquire
  • 15 May to 21 Jun - Vienna Festival | Vienna, AustriaEnquire
  • 13 to 24 May - Cannes Film Festival | Cannes, FranceEnquire
  • 16 May - Armed Forces Day | USAEnquire
  • 18 May - Scottish Highland Games | Fochabers, UKEnquire
  • 19 to 23 May - RHS Chelsea Flower Show | London, UKEnquire
  • 21 to 24 May - Monaco Grand Prix | MonacoEnquire
  • 25 May - Memorial Day | USAEnquire
  • 27 May - State of Origin Game I | Sports Event | BrisbaneEnquire

June 15

  • June to July - Matariki (Maori New Year) | New ZealandEnquire
  • 1 Jun - Samoa Independence Day | SamoaEnquire
  • 2 Jun - Republic Day | ItalyEnquire
  • 4 Jun - Tonga Independence Day | TongaEnquire
  • 9 Jun - Argentina Independence Day | ArgentinaEnquire
  • 9 Jun - Queen's Birthday Holiday | Australia exc. WAEnquire
  • 12 Jun to 13 Jul - 2014 FIFA World Cup | BrazilEnquire
  • 12 to 15 Jun - Bonnaroo | Music Festival |Manchester, USAEnquire
  • 15 Jun - Father's Day | UK, USA, CanadaEnquire
  • 18 Jun - State of Origin Game II | Sports Event |SydneyEnquire
  • 19 Jun - Ladies Day at Royal Ascot | London, UKEnquire
  • 20 to 29 Jun - Queenstown Winter Festival | Queenstown, New ZealandEnquire
  • 21 Jun - Midsummer Day | Estonia, Finland, SwedenEnquire
  • 23 Jun to 6 Jul - Wimbledon Tennis Championships | London, UKEnquire
  • 24 Jun - Inti Raymi Festival | Cusco, PeruEnquire
  • 25 to 29 Jun - Glastonbury Festival | Glastonbury, UKEnquire
  • 28 Jun to 27 Jul - Ramadan | WorldwideEnquire
  • 29 Jun to 6 July - Roskilde Music Festival | Roskilde, DenmarkEnquire

July 15

  • 1 Jul - Canada Day | CanadaEnquire
  • 4 Jul - Independence Day | USAEnquire
  • 4 to 13 Jul - Calgary Stampede | Calgary, CanadaEnquire
  • 5 to 27 Jul - Tour de France | FranceEnquire
  • 6 to 14 Jul - festival San Fermin | Running of the Bulls | Pamplona, SpainEnquire
  • 9 Jul - State of Origin Game III | Sports Event | BrisbaneEnquire
  • 11 to 13 Jul - Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival | Rotterdam, NetherlandsEnquire
  • 11 to 13 Jul - Naadam Festival | Mongolia, ChinaEnquire
  • 12 Jul - Camel Cup | Alice SpringsEnquire
  • 14 Jul - Bastille Day | FranceEnquire
  • 18 Jul to 31 Aug - Salzburg Festival | Salzburg, AustriaEnquire
  • 23 Jul to 3 Aug - XX Commonwealth Games | Glasgow, UKEnquire
  • 25 to 27 Jul - Fuji Rock Festival | Naeba, JapanEnquire
  • 30 Jul - Vanuatu Independence Day | VanuatuEnquire
  • Jul (TBA)- Splendour in the Grass | Byron BayEnquire

August 15

  • 1 to 3 Aug- Lollapalooza | Music Festival | Chicago, USAEnquire
  • 1 to 23 Aug - Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Edinburgh, UK Enquire
  • 1 to 25 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Edinburgh, UK Enquire
  • 1 to 31 Aug - Hervey Bay Whale Festival | Hervey Bay, Queensland Enquire
  • 7 to 24 Aug - Darwin Festival | Darwin Enquire
  • 8 to 17 Aug - Kilkenny Arts Festival | Kilkenny, Ireland Enquire
  • 8 to 17 Aug - Ekka | Brisbane Enquire
  • 9 Aug - National Day | Singapore Enquire
  • 11 to 18 Aug - Sziget Festival | Budapest, Hungary Enquire
  • 13 Aug - Hervey Bay Whale Festival | Hervey Bay, Qld Enquire
  • 15 to 19 Aug - Rose of Tralee International Festival | Tralee, IrelandEnquire
  • 16 Aug - Henly-on-Todd Regatta | Alice SpringsEnquire
  • 17 Aug - Indonesia Independence Day | Indonesia Enquire
  • 22 to 24 Aug - Reading Festival | Reading, UK Enquire
  • 24 to 25 Aug - Notting Hill Carnival | London, UKEnquire
  • 25 Aug to Sep 1 - Burning Man | Festival | Black Rock Desert, USAEnquire
  • 27 Aug - La Tomatina | Bunol, Spain Enquire

September 15

  • 1 Sep - ILabor Day | USAEnquire
  • 2 Sep - Independence Day | VietnamEnquire
  • 4 to 7 Sep - Bestival | Isle of Wight, UKEnquire
  • 6 Sep - Braemar Gathering | Braemar, UKEnquire
  • 6 to 27 Sep - Brisbane Festival (incl. Riverfire) | BrisbaneEnquire
  • 7 Sep - Father's Day | AustraliaEnquire
  • 7 Sep - Independence Day | BrazilEnquire
  • 8 Sep - Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival | China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, TaiwanEnquire
  • 16 Sep - Independence Day | MexicoEnquire
  • 20 Sep - 5 Oct - Oktoberfest | Munich, GermanyEnquire
  • 21 Sep to 2 Oct - Royal Melbourne Show | MelbourneEnquire
  • 25 Sep to 10 Oct - Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, CanadaEnquire
  • 27 Sep - AFL Grand Final | MelbourneEnquire
  • 29 Sep - Queen's Birthday Holiday | WAEnquire

October 15

  • 1 Oct - National Day | ChinaEnquire
  • 6 Oct - NRL Grand Final | SydneyEnquire
  • 10 Oct - Fiji Day | FijiEnquire
  • 11 to 20 Oct - Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival | Budapest, HungaryEnquire
  • 13 Oct - Thanksgiving Day | CanadaEnquire
  • 22 Oct - Abu Simbel Sun Festival | EgyptEnquire
  • 23Oct - Diwali Festival of Lights | India, FijiEnquire
  • 27 Oct to 1 Nov (TBC) - Norwich Beer Festival | Norwich, UKEnquire
  • 31 Oct - Halloween | WorldwideEnquire

November 15

  • 1 to 2 Nov - Day of the Dead | MexicoEnquire
  • 2 to 5 Nov - Pushkar Camel Fair | Pushkar, IndiaEnquire
  • 4 Nov - Melbourne Cup Day | MelbourneEnquire
  • 5 Nov - Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night | UKEnquire
  • 21 to 23 Nov - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | Yas Island, Abu DhabiEnquire
  • 22 Nov to 14 Dec - Schoolies Week | AustraliaEnquire
  • 27 Nov - Thanksgiving | USAEnquire
  • 30 Nov - Lopburi Monkey Banquet | Lopburi, ThailandEnquire

December 15

  • 16 to 24 Dec - Hanukkah | WorldwideEnquire
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day | WorldwideEnquire
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day | WorldwideEnquire
  • 26 Dec (TBC) - Sydney Hobart Yacht Race | AustraliaEnquire
  • 29 to 31 Dec - Rhythm & Vines | Gisborne, New ZealandEnquire
  • 31 Dec - New Year's Eve | WorldwideEnquire
  • 31 Dec - Hogmanay | Edinburgh, UKEnquire

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