6 THE PARROTS, MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
The city will see the return of the famous Spanish band – The Parrots – in May. This is an exciting event for garage enthusiasts with tickets expected to sell out briskly.
20 EUROPEAN MUSEMS NIGHT, PARIS, FRANCE
A wide range of museums across Paris participate in this after-dark extravaganza, with more than 100 events lined up. Museums stay open late and entrance is free for all.
26-28 BOTTLEROCK FESTIVAL, NAPA VALLEY, USA
This event promises much fun in the sun, with a spectacular line-up and a glorious range of culinary delights on offer, including fine wine and craft beers.
28-30 DRAGON-BOAT FESTIVAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA
This important folk festival is a showcase of colourful boats, parades and traditional dances. The festival is also a popular and highly competitive sporting event.