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Reykjavik International Film Festival

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Where? Reykjavik, Iceland
When? 27th September - 7th October 2012

Towards the end of the month, Reykjavik’s annual International Film Festival wows films lovers from all across the globe. With its focus on promoting Icelandic film culture, the Festival offers a wide selection of film cultures from all continents.

The Festival started back in 2004, and so is still relatively new. However the Festival made its mark in 2010, when a fantastic array of 180 individual films were shown to over 25,000 film lovers and Festival goers alike.

There are a number of select film categories, one of which  is the “New Visions” categorie. This is for directors making only their first, or second films. This is a great way for the director to establish themselves and get their name out there.   

Further Information: http://en.riff.is

Marrakech International Salsa Festival

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Where? Circuit de la Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco
When? 27th September - 1st October 2012

The fifth birthday of the Festival takes place in 2012, and is guaranteed not to disappoint. The festival really took off last year, with the number of participants rising over 3,000, and the festival being put on the Salsa Festivals map for good!

Held in the prestigious site of the Palmeraie Golf Palace, participants can watch performances, as well as join in Salsa classes and workshops held by their favorite and most famous Salsa dancers, before publicly displaying their skills at the Puerto Rican and Cuban parties in the evening.

Further Information: www.whatsonwhen.com

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival

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Where? Custer State Park, South Dakota, America
When? 22nd - 24th September 2012
Enjoy three days of South Dakota's finest artists and craftsmen at the 19th annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, and the 47th Annual Buffalo Roundup. Start your morning with a pancake feed, enjoy ongoing Western and Native American entertainment or purchase fine artwork or South Dakota Made Products. It's a South Dakota experience you won't want to miss. 
The first 2 festival days are held on the festival grounds adjacent the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. On the 3rd and final day the festival is held on the festival grounds located at the buffalo corrals complex on Monday - Buffalo Roundup Day. On the Buffalo Roundup Day, watch in awe as Cowboys/girls round up a herd of approximately 1,300 Buffalo! 
Further Information: www.sdgfp.info

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival

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Where? Galway, Ireland
When? 28th - 30th September 2012

For the best in gourmet seafood, live music and the best Guinness in town, it has to be the Galway Oyster Festival. From Friday 28th September to the 30th September 2012, Galway City will come alive as thousands of people travel from the four corners of the world to enjoy a remarkable festival celebrating the oyster, a food known for its mysterious luxury and passion.                                                                                          

Further Information: www.galwayoysterfest.com

The Melbourne Fringe Festival

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Where? Melbourne, Australia
When? 26th September  - 14th October 2012

The Melbourne Fringe Festival represents the most vigorous, fresh and contemporary new work made by our artists every year. Our Independent Program is made by and for independent artists; our self-produced Made by Melbourne Fringe program is made by and for the independent arts sector, and our Artist & Sector Development program is driven by sector engagement.

Our Fringe Hub represents a microcosm of the Festival as a whole, and the Fringe Club is the home of independent artists during their festival. This ensures the currency, vitality and broader public appeal of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, as well as Melbourne Fringe as an organisation.
Further Information: www.melbournefringe.com.au

World “Car free Day”

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Where? Worldwide
When? 22nd September 2012

Every year on September 22nd, people from all around the world come together in the streets and neighborhood blocks to send a message to the world that we do not have to give in to our car-dominated society.

As the climate slowly heats up, World Car free Day is the perfect day to take some of the heat off the planet, and place it upon city planners and politicians to give priority to riding bikes, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.

A Car Free Day is an event organized in several places in different ways, but with the shared goal of taking a fair few number of cars off the streets of a  big city, or some target a particular area or neighborhood for all, or part of a day.  In doing this, they are giving the people who live and work there an idea of how their city might look and work with a lot less cars.

Further Information:www.worldcarfree.net

Oktoberfest

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Where? Munich, Germany
When? 22nd September - 7th October 2012
Oktoberfest is attended by around 6 million visitors, who drink around 5 million liters of beer. The Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year.

It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year, and is an important part of Bavarian culture.
On the 25th of September, and the 2nd of October, the Festivals rides and performances cost less, as these are designated “Family days”.
Further Information: www.oktoberfest.de

The Jane Austen Festival

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Where? Bath, England When? 14 - 22 September 2012

In September 2012, the 13th Jane Austen festival will be launched with a colorful costumed parade through the city centre, now the biggest regency costume promenade in Europe. The week-long programme includes talks and productions, readings and tours and draws Jane Austen fans from around the world.

Further Information:www.janeausten.co.uk

Power To The Peaceful Festival

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Where? Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, America
When? 11th September 2012
Speedway meadow in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park is the venue for the annual Power To The Peaceful Festival, where over 80,000 people go each year to celebrate the notion of peace. The Festival includes a music stage with a variety of different genres (2012 line-up not yet released).

If music isn't your thing, there are Yoga classes, food, action sports, kids areas and beautiful green grass to relax on. The free Festival has grown a lot in the past decade into a wonderful, free open air arts and music festival, and is well worth a look.
Further Information: http://powertothepeaceful.org/

The Braemar Gathering

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Where? Memorial Park, Braemar, Scotland
When? 1st September 2012
The Braemar Gathering, whose patron is Queen Elizabeth II, is one of Scotland's largest Highland games. It's probably the most famous on the annual calendar, attracting thousands of spectators every year to Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park Braemar, every Gathering is a memorable occasion and that of 2012 will be no exception.

Scottish Pipe Bands will be to the fore with the customary Massed Pipe Bands appearing. Meals, snacks and light refreshments are available at the Gathering.
Further Information:www.braemargathering.org

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Where? Edinburgh, Scotland
When? 9th August - 2nd September 2012

The Edinburgh International Festival presents a fabulous programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance in six major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller venues, over a three-week period in late summer each year. Festival ‘12 will run from the 9th of August through to the to the 2nd of September. A full three week programme of Events set to give a thrilling time!

Further information: www.eif.co.uk