Trying to fill the gaps in your 2020 calendar? Across the world, there are a plethora of huge events you need to add to your 2020 to-do list and experience in person with the people special to you. Whether you’re a fan of music, sport or culture, there are events big and small brimming with incredible sights, sounds and experiences. Here are just a few that we can’t wait for.
World Series of Poker (May 26 – July 15)
One of the first events every poker fanatic circles at the start of the year. Held in the home of gambling, Las Vegas, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) sees thousands of hopefuls enter every year looking for a chance at glory.
This year’s WSOP is set to be the biggest yet, with an expected 9000 entries. It will also see a new $10,000 buy-in in the online no-limit hold’em tournament. Fans of High Roller events will see nine tournaments, including the $250,000 Super High Roller.
Hossein Ensan was last year’s big winner, netting himself an eye-watering $10 million to go with the iconic WSOP bracelet prize. Not a bad haul.
Poker fans can keep up with all the biggest poker events of the year with this handy calendar of all the tournaments in 2020.
Toyko Olympic Games 2020 (July 24th – August 9th)
The premier sports event of the year, Tokyo 2020 is set to bring the grandeur and gravitas of the Olympics back to Asia when the games come to Japan.
The Tokyo Olympics will feature 339 across 33 different sports over a two week period. A worldwide audience will witness classic track and field events, diving and soccer, alongside first-time appearances for climbing, surfing and skateboarding.
The 29th edition of the summer games is set to be one to remember. Keep an eye out for the performances of the United States, China and Great Britain, as well as the host nation. With Japan’s rich cultural output around the world, some famous faces are sure to pop up in the opening and closing ceremonies too.
Coachella Festival (April 10th – 12th / April 17th – 19th)
A cultural center of music and fashion every year, have your shorts, suntan lotion and Instagram at the ready for the latest installment of Coachella festival. Held in the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, this has become the festival of stars since its founding in 1999.
This year sees rapper Travis Scott, R&B star Frank Ocean and legendary rock band Rage Against the Machine headling across two weekends. The rest of the lineup will see some of the biggest names in pop, rock and hip hop entertain crowds on seven different stages.
On top of the music, you can bask in the sunshine and enjoy carnival rides and fantastic street food provided by some of the biggest restaurants in LA.
San Diego Comic-Con (July 23rd – 26th)
No longer a place for a handful of comic book fans to get together and talk superheroes, Comic-Con has grown into one of the biggest cultural events of the year every year. Even with the brand lending its name to events across the world, the San Diego edition is still the place to be every year for all the latest news from the worlds of comic books, film and geek culture.
Held in the heart of California, over 150,000 fans will pile into the San Diego Convention Center. Some of the biggest names in comic books will be giving insights into their work, while major Hollywood studios will premiere trailers for their latest blockbusters and hit TV shows. The perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek at the latest offering from studies such as Marvel and DC.
When you’re not trying to get into trailer previews or snap a picture with sci-fi legends, you can explore the floor, pick up some vintage toys and comics and spot some truly outstanding cosplay.
Wimbledon (June 29th – July 12th)
Get your strawberries and cream ready for one of the most sophisticated and celebrated sporting events of the year as Wimbledon returns.
An institution of not just British, but international tennis, Wimbledon sees the world best compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition. Join the stars courtside and see if Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep can retain their titles from last year. Even those of you who aren’t fans of tennis won’t be able to stop getting caught up in the drama.
Unlike any sports event in the world, you owe it to yourself to watch the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world at least once.
These are just a few events that we think should absolutely be on your 2020 calendar. Truth is, there are so many fantastic ones coming up that its hard to choose. Let us know which ones you’ve had circled for a while and can’t wait for.