What’s On Around The World

We round up some of the top events in the month ahead from all over

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Tango Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Au­gust 13- 26

The growth of the tango has be­come such a world­wide phe­nom­e­non that in 2009 UNESCO de­clared it an In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage of Hu­man­ity. Tango Buenos Aires is a two-week cel­e­bra­tion of the dance. The Avenida Cor­ri­entes is closed for a mas­sive dance-off and other tango-re­lated fes­tiv­i­ties. Last year 8,000 people at­tended the open­ing cer­e­monies for the Tango Cham­pi­onships. Classes are avail­able for tango en­thu­si­asts of all abil­i­ties. For in­for­ma­tion visit tan­gob­ueno­saires.gov.ar.

Las­seters Camel Cup Alice Springs, Aus­tralia July 12

This fam­ily fun and fundrais­ing event at­tracts around 5,000 people from all over the world. Las­seters Camel Cup is renowned for its un­pre­dictable brave and crazy rid­ers. While camels may have a rep­u­ta­tion as ‘ships of are cer­tainly not short on per­son­al­ity. Rac­ing them can prove an or­deal for rid­ers and han­dlers but fan­tas­tic en­ter­tain­ment for spec­ta­tors, with nine unique races sched­uled around the dusty out­back track through­out the day. Visit camel­cup.com.au/about-cup.

In­ter­na­tional Mari­achi Fes­ti­val Au­gust 28-Septem­ber 8 Guadala­jara, Jalisco, Mex­ico

Each Septem­ber, the In­ter­na­tional Mari­achi Fes­ti­val brings mu­si­cians and fans to Guadala­jara for an im­mer­sion in mari­achi glory. This galas, con­certs, photo ex­hibits and a grand pa­rade in the his­tor­i­cal cen­ter of city. Some 500 mari­achis from around con­cert halls. Visit mari­achi-jalisco.com. mx for de­tails.

T In The Park Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land July 10 - 13

T in the Park is one of the big­gest Scot­tish mu­sic fes­ti­vals, with at­ten­dance reach­ing up­wards of 85,000. Named af­ter the brew­ing com­pany Ten­nents, its main spon­sor, T in the Park got its start in 1994. The event fea­tures seven main stages of mu­sic, var­i­ous con­ces­sions and shops, as well as other at­trac­tions like a large fun­fair. The event is held at Kin­ross-Shire, where there’s plenty of camp­ing for out­doorsy fes­ti­val-go­ers who stay for the du­ra­tion. Visit tinthepark.com to learn more.

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