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5 Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013

November 12, 2012 by daniellegarza in Travel with 0 Comments


The year 2013 is just around the corner and it looks like it’ll be a year that is filled with numerous can’t miss events. With so many major attractions coming up throughout the year it might be impossible to pick which ones you will want to attend. For those having difficulty choosing which truly are ‘must see’ events, here are five that really are fun and exciting can’t miss events for the year 2013.

Event #1 – Santos Tour Down Under

Australia is really making waves in the cycling world. The Santos Tour Down Under is the Australian version to France’s Tour de France. There are over six different stages to the event and it features hundreds of cyclists racing to the finish line. Those that aren’t taking part in this huge event can still stand along the side lines and cheer on those that are racing.
The Santos Tour Down Under takes place at the end of January in Adelaide, South Australia. The 2013 event will take place from the 20th to the 27th of January. Plan early so you can get the perfect spectator spot to cheer on the competitors.

Event #2 – Australian Open 2013

Major tennis professionals from all over the world come to compete in the Australian Open. The Australian Open is held every year on the last week of January in Melbourne. The event features numerous events ranging from men’s and women’s single tournaments to doubles tournaments. Sit back and watch the best of the best play for Australia’s top tennis honours.

Event #3 – Australian Open Of Surfing

Australia is known worldwide for its clean beaches and great waves that attract surfers from all over the world. The Australian Open of Surfing is the perfect place to watch some of the world’s best surfers duke it out for the top prize. This event held over a nine day period in February will have some of the world’s best surfers traveling to Australia’s Manly Beach to catch some killer waves. In 2013, this event will be held 16-24 of February.

Event # 4 – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedy enthusiasts will enjoy catching some of Australia’s most talented comedians perform. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a multi-day event that features numerous free comedy performances and the opportunity to see some of the best comedians in the genre. It is also considered one of the world’s largest comedy festivals. This event will be held from 27 of March to 21 of April. Come prepared to laugh away the stress of daily life.

Event # 5 – Melbourne Cup Carnival

Athletes, sports spectators and sporting enthusiasts gather for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There are over four days filled with races that draw spectators from all over Australia to this event. The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes every year with the huge race for the Emirates Melbourne Cup. Join an entire nation as it sits back and roots on its favorite racers to the finish line. The Melbourne Cup Carnival will be held 2-9 of November during 2013.
There are thousands upon thousands of events held all throughout Australia during 2013. These five events are truly must see moments that really shouldn’t be missed.

Danielle Garza writes travel articles for HomeAway Australia.

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