Fabulous February

February spells fabulous! The shortest month of the year may be short on days but it’s long on fun -- flirty, fashionable and so much more. Mark your calendars, it’s going to be a fabulous month.

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Wiener Christkindlmarkt
Wiener Christkindlmarkt

Wiener Christkindlmarkt

Wiener Christkindlmarkt
Travel to Vienna, Austria, to explore the Wiener Christkinlmarkt. This traditional Christmas market, located in City Hall Square, has 145 stalls selling spiced wine, gingerbread, unique arts and crafts and much more.
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Christmas Mariachi Festival

Christmas Mariachi Festival

Christmas Mariachi Festival
Mariachi bands heat things up in Phoenix, AZ, during the holidays. This annual festival features the best, well-known mariachi singers and bands from Latin America, including Jose Feliciano and Vikki Carr.
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Miami's White Party Week

Miami's White Party Week

White Party Week
Experience the Miami Beach lifestyle, and enjoy good food and drink during 6 days of all-male and all-female parties, including the Women’s White Party Weekend. Party-goers spend money that goes to Care Resource, a organization that funds multiple HIV/AIDS programs.
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Chicago's Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights

Chicago's Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights

Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights
If you’re visiting Chicago during the holidays, check out this illuminated festival. It’s known for its holiday-inspired store window displays, and its star-studded Disney procession on opening day. Be sure to get a front row seat to see the parade, live music and fireworks.
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Catalan Christmas Fair

Catalan Christmas Fair

Catalan Christmas Fair
This fair, held outside of the Barcelona Cathedral, has 300 stalls selling seasonal goods, including Catalan nativity figures, mistletoe, Christmas trees and delicious treats like Christmas biscuits.
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Catalan Christmas Fair  

Key West Shoe Drop

Key West Shoe Drop

Key West Sushi Drop
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Key West, watching a campy, extravagantly dressed drag queen being lowered from the Bourbon Street Pub, in a large, red, high-heel shoe. Once the drag queen has dropped, ring in the New Year at the fabulous block party.
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Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival
It’s 1 of the largest ice festivals in the world, and it attracts 1,000s of people to Northeastern China, to see snow carvings, ice sculptures, fireworks. There’s also skiing, ice sliding and swimming, for those who can take the chilly, subzero dip in the Songhua River.
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Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas
This annual event in London has the UK’s leading chefs demonstrate their techniques for holiday food preparation. There are also special tasting workshops for wine, cheese and chocolate.
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Taste of Christmas  

Melbourne's Midsumma

Melbourne's Midsumma

Melbourne's Midsumma
This annual LGBT arts and culture festival celebrates queer arts with exhibitions, musical and theater performances, live bands, picnics, dance parties and sporting events.
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New Year's Eve at Copacabana Beach

New Year's Eve at Copacabana Beach

Rio’s Copacabana Beach
Spend New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach, Brazil’s 2nd largest event outside of Carnival. Dance to live DJs, sip champagne at midnight, celebrate African traditions, watch fireworks and don't forget to wear white. Brazilians believe it symbolizes good luck.
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GFest/Gaywise Festival

GFest/Gaywise Festival

Gaywise Festival
GFest, organized by Wise Thoughts, is London’s annual arts festival, featuring leading and upcoming LGBT and queer artists. It includes musical performances, dance, visual arts, theater, LGBT short films, debates, workshops and parties.
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Amsterdam's Pink Christmas

Amsterdam's Pink Christmas

Pink Christmas
Hit the ice skating rink donned in gay apparel. Amsterdam’s Pink Christmas festival is a special holiday celebration for the LGBT community. Some of the events and activities include ice skating at Rembradtplein, a catwalk fashion show on Zeedijk Street and discounts at local gay bars and shops.
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Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Masked participants stand in St. Mark’s Square during the Carnival festivities in Venice, Italy. Carnival traditionally commemorates the passing of winter, with parties, costumes and balls, in the run-up to the Christian observation of Lent. 960 1280

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Sail on the Rio Canareggio

Sail on the Rio Canareggio

Boats carrying Carnival participants sail on the Rio Canareggio during a boat parade in Venice, Italy. 960 1280

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Revelers beg for beads to be tossed from a balcony in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The annual Mardi Gras celebration ends at midnight, when the Catholic Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. 960 1280

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Carnival in Croatia

Carnival in Croatia

Bellmen ring their bells to chase evil spirits of winter away at the International Carnival Parade in Croatia's Adriatic port city of Rijeka. 960 1280

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Satire on Parade

Satire on Parade

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is depicted as a sultan on a float  during a Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy. This version of Carnival is characterized by political and religious satire. 960 1280

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Carnival with a Chinese Twist

Carnival with a Chinese Twist

A red dragon and Chinese masks are seen on a float during a Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy. 960 1280

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Carnival in Rio

Carnival in Rio

A reveler on one of the Salgueiro samba school's floats participates in the first night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

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Samba at Carnival

Samba at Carnival

A member of the Mocidade samba school participates in the second night of the Carnival parade in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

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Carnival in Greece

Carnival in Greece

Carnival participants perform at Athens' suburb of Moschato during a parade marking Carnival celebrations. Many towns throughout Greece stage festivities attended by thousands of people with celebrations peaking on March 17. 960 1280

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Carnival in Panama

Carnival in Panama

A fire-eater performs in Panama City, Panama. Panama is one of several Latin American countries, such as Brazil, that celebrate Carnival -- the pre-Lenten festival that mixes Catholic and -pagan rituals. 960 1280

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Carnival Fun for All

Carnival Fun for All

Little Manuel Aguilar tries to borrow local Maria Pascual's headwear during Panama's Carnival celebration. Panamanians closed their offices to enjoy a 4-day Carnival spree. 960 1280

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream is an iconic American summer treat! Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a visit to one of America?s coolest ice cream shops. 960 1280

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Canada Day

Canada Day

Ottawa -- the capital of Canada -- is the place to be for the annual Canada Day celebration on July 1. Canada Day events, to commemorate the anniversary of the country?s birthday, take place at Parliament Hill and Major?s Hill Park, and include ceremonies, family-fun activities, concerts, fireworks and more. 960 1280

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A Capitol Fourth (Washington, DC)

A Capitol Fourth (Washington, DC)

Feeling patriotic? There?s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the nation?s capital! At the beginning of the day, experience the annual National Independence Day Parade along Constitution Avenue, complete with bands, US military units and celebrities. After the parade, head to the National Mall for A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks -- one of the best fireworks displays in the US. 960 1280

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60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Memphis, TN)

60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Memphis, TN)

On July 5, it?ll be 60 years since the King of Rock ?n? Roll recorded ?That?s All Right? at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, bringing rock ?n? roll to life, and changing music forever. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock ?n? roll, Memphis and Elvis Presley?s Graceland are hosting a variety of special events, activities and exhibits, including the ?60 Years of Elvis? VIP exhibit at Graceland. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

Experience one of France?s largest annual sporting events -- the Tour de France. This prestigious competition is a multi-stage bicycle race that begins in Yorkshire, England, and cyclists will travel more than 2,200 miles through the European countryside to its final destination in Oyonnax, France. 960 1280

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San FermÍn Festival (Pamplona, Spain)

San FermÍn Festival (Pamplona, Spain)

Join thousands of locals and tourists in Pamplona, Spain, for the annual San Ferm?n Festival and Running of the Bulls. At 8am each morning, participants dressed in red and white will run for their lives as 6 wild bulls are let loose in the streets. The half-mile-long run begins at Town Hall and ends at the Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, where afternoon bullfights take place to celebrate the completion of the bull run each day. 960 1280

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Berlin Fashion Week (Berlin)

Berlin Fashion Week (Berlin)

Since July 2007, fashion icons, enthusiasts and designers have traveled to Berlin for the city?s annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. There will be a variety of exhibits, ceremonies and shows, including eco-shows that highlight ?green? fashion trends in Berlin. 960 1280

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Cool down at the Waterpark (Blizzard Beach, Orlando)

Cool down at the Waterpark (Blizzard Beach, Orlando)

Looking for a place to cool down from the summer heat? Pack your bags for a family-fun, wet and wild visit to one of the best water parks of 2014. Located in Orlando, FL, Disney?s Blizzard Beach water park has something for everyone, including a 1-acre wave pool and a 120-foot waterslide. 960 1280

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FIFA World Cup Final (Rio de Janeiro)

FIFA World Cup Final (Rio de Janeiro)

The Road to Brazil has led to Rio de Janeiro?s Est?dio do Maracan? where 2 teams will face off in the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium, Ipanema Beach and the Christ the Redeemer statue are among Rio?s most popular tourist attractions. 960 1280

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The Open Championship (Liverpool, UK)

The Open Championship (Liverpool, UK)

The oldest of the 4 Major Championships in professional golf, The Open Championship -- also known as ?The Open? -- will take place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in England. Well-known players including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson will tee off for their chance to win the coveted Claret Jug, prize money and the Championship title. 960 1280

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day, or French Independence Day, takes place each year on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Although Bastille Day is celebrated around the world, celebrations in Paris include a military parade along the Champs-?lys?es and public dances, followed by fireworks over the Place de la Bastille. 960 1280

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MLB All-Star Game (Minneapolis)

MLB All-Star Game (Minneapolis)

Stock up on Cracker Jacks, hot dogs and peanuts for when the American League and National League go head-to-head in the 85th annual MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Weeklong events leading up to the game include the All-Star FanFest, the MLB 5k Color Run, the All-Star Legends & Celebrities Softball Game and the Home Run Derby. 960 1280

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Redentore Festival (Venice, Italy)

Redentore Festival (Venice, Italy)

Famous for its fireworks show over St. Mark?s Basin in Venice, Italy, the 2-day Redentore Festival celebrates the end of the plague that killed more than 50,000 people in 1576. 960 1280

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Nyon Paléo Festival (Switzerland)

Nyon Paléo Festival (Switzerland)

More than 230,000 people will travel to Nyon, Switzerland, this month for the annual Nyon Pal?o Festival. One of Europe?s most popular music festivals, Pal?o features more than 250 concerts featuring artists from a variety of genres, including Elton John, The Black Keys and M.I.A. 960 1280

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San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego)

San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego)

Superheroes, villains and aliens -- you'll see that and more at the 2014 San Diego International Comic-Con Convention -- the largest comics and pop culture convention in the US. Comic fans and A-list celebrities will descend on the San Diego Convention Center for the 4-day event which includes exhibits, vendors, celebrity meet-n-greets, a film festival and masquerade ball. 960 1280

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