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Visit Carnevale di Venezia in January.
Visit Carnevale di Venezia in January.

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Events around the world in January

A temporary city, music made of ice, or a cowboy poetry gathering. Here are some of the best, most jaw-dropping events you can experience in January.

Carnevale di Venezia

Who are you behind the mysterious mask? Discover the world of Bauta, Volto, Moretta, and other classic masks during one of the biggest events of the year – Carnevale di Venezia.

January 23–February 9
carnevale.venezia.it

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Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway

Music made from the world’s most vital resource, water – in this case, frozen water. The Ice Music Festival in Norway is an ice-cold event founded by Terje Isungset and Pål Knutsson Medhus. Time to grab your coziest clothes, pack your bags, and head to Geilo for three nights of amazing music.

January 21–24
icemusicfestival.no

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

Each year, cowboys gather in Nevada to present poetry inspired by their lifestyle. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering began 30 years ago when a small group of poets met to share their work. Today it is an international event considered “the most honest and open-hearted festival in America.”

January 25–30 
westernfolklife.org

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China features breathtaking temporary works of art created with ice from the Songhua River. It’s a must-see for families and gives a whole new meaning to the term Winter Wonderland.

January 5–February 28  
icefestivalharbin.com

DreamHack in Leipzig, Germany

DreamHack in Germany is the world’s biggest digital festival, offering live concerts, competitions in digital art, and e-sports. Several DreamHack events will be held across Europe, including in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

January 22–24 
dreamhack.com

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