What’s On Around The World
We round up some of the top events in the month ahead from all over
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.