EUROPE & AMERICAS
Until October 8 BARCOLANA
The 49th edition of this regatta is set in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy with a 10-day line-up comprising open water swimming, rowing and stand-up paddleboarding competitions; entertainment, and cultural activities. An aerobatic display by the Italian Air Force Frecce Tricolori team kicks off the festival, which expects 2,000 vessels to take part.
October 12–15 NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
With over 70 events — dinners with chefs, parties at Pier 92 and 94, seminars, wine tastings and more — one of the country’s largest culinary festivals expects to draw some 50,000 attendees. Now in its 10th year, it has raised US$10 million for the Food Bank for New York City and No Kid Hungry campaign.
October 16–22 VANCOUVER WRITERS FEST
The festival, led by Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig, brings together writers, poets, spokenword performers, graphic novelists and readers for an exchange of ideas and conversation. The celebration continues with an Incite reading series and education programmes in local schools.