May 23 – June 9
The 18-day long event sees artists and creative thinkers transform the Australian city into an extraordinary exhibition of light and music. Landmarks, including the Opera House, will be joyfully illuminated. The event is free to the public, who come in their hundreds of thousands each year to see the spectacle and admire the work of some of the industry’s leading practitioners.
Museum Mile Festival
Running from 82nd to 105th street on the Upper East Side, the Museum Mile is often referred to as the city’s biggest block party. What started as an initiative to spur museum development in the late 1970s has become a tourist attraction in itself, having drawn in over one million visitors since it began 26 years ago. It takes in the Guggenheim and El Museo Del Barrio, among others.
June 25 – 29
The infamous Worthy Farm festival will this year welcome approximately 175,000 people, all seeking to sample some of the world’s finest artists over the short course of a long weekend. The likes of Jack White, Blondie, Pixies and a whole host of others will be doing what they do best across more than 100 stages.
Midnight Sun Marathon
Norway’s Midnight Sun Marathon every year attracts some of the world’s fastest athletes and offers a unique opportunity for participants to make their way round the 26.2-mile course under the midnight sun. What’s more, at 70°N the Midnight Sun Marathon is the northernmost Association of International Marathons and Distance Races certified marathon in the world.