There is an exciting calendar of celebrations and Events for 2024, the world will be buzzing with excitement as sports, cinema, and music take centre stage. The Summer Olympics in Paris will attract athletes from around the globe, showcasing their physical prowess and striving for glory.
On the silver screen, blockbuster films are set to captivate audiences, with highly anticipated releases from both established directors and up-and-coming talent. Music lovers will be treated to a plethora of concerts and festivals, featuring a diverse range of genres and artists.
Amidst all this entertainment, in the calendar of celebrations and events for 2024 a looming General Election will also be a significant event, as people prepare to exercise their democratic right and choose their leaders. The election will undoubtedly add a layer of intensity to the year, as political campaigns and debates sweep across the nation. With the world’s eyes on both the cultural and political spectacles, 2024 is shaping up to be a thrilling and eventful year.
From the adrenaline of sporting competitions to the escapism of cinema and the emotional connection of music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, the General Election will bring about discussions, debates, and decisions that will ultimately shape the future of the country.
As these events unfold, they will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on society, shaping the way we remember the year 2024. Whether it’s on the field, on the screen, on the stage, or in the polling booth, 2024 is set to be a year to remember. Here is your calendar of celebrations and Events for 2024:
Those who enjoy tennis have something to anticipate with the upcoming Australian Open (15th-28th), while those who are less interested in sports can take part in Burns Night (25th). This is not only a time to celebrate the music and poetry of the Scottish legend Robert Burns, but also an opportunity to enjoy whiskey, cranachan, and of course, haggis.
February, known for romance, also brings us the Chinese New Year on the 10th and Shrove Tuesday on the 13th. Rugby enthusiasts can look forward to the Six Nations Championship starting on the 2nd, while the NFL 2023/24 season will end with Superbowl LVIII on the 11th, featuring a halftime performance from R&B icon, Usher.
In addition to St. David’s Day (1st), Mothering Sunday (10th) and St. Patrick’s Day (17th), this year we will have an Early Easter with Good Friday on March 29th. This means there will be a variety of Easter holiday movies, such as Kung Fu Panda 4 (8th), Dune Part Two (15th) and the highly anticipated Snow White (22nd), to keep children entertained.
Get ready to start your engines in April for the Japanese Grand Prix on the 7th, and then hit the golf course for the Masters tournament from the 8th to the 14th. But the real main event is the London Marathon on the 21st!
May presents us with two jam-packed Bank Holiday weekends (6th & 27th) and the start of General Election rumours. For those looking for a bit of fun to take a break from the serious stuff, make your way to Brighton for The Great Escape (15th-18th), a yearly music festival that showcases both up-and-coming and well-known artists.
Football fans are thrilled as the 2024 European Championships kick off on June 14th and will last for a month. Germany is the host, and England is aiming to surpass their previous performance. For those who prefer a more relaxed pastime, the Tour De France will commence on the 29th, or they can opt to skip sports entirely and catch the release of Bad Boys 4 in cinemas on Father’s Day (16th).
Get the champagne and strawberries ready as Wimbledon begins its yearly event from the 1st to the 14th. The British Grand Prix brings the Formula One excitement to town on the 7th, and the month concludes with the beginning of the Paris Olympic Games from the 26th to August 11th.
The Reading and Leeds festivals will be causing a stir from the 23rd to the 25th, and festival-goers will have the August Bank Holiday Monday (26th) to recuperate. As schools are closed for summer, Hollywood is releasing its most blockbuster films, including Borderlands (9th) – Eli Roth’s version of the beloved and unconventional video game series – and the first appearance of Spider-Man villain: Kraven the Hunter (30th) on the big screen.
While the new football and rugby seasons have kicked off, cinema may still steal the spotlight with the return of Beetlejuice 2, directed by gothic filmmaker Tim Burton. Additionally, the animated roots of the Transformers franchise will be revisited with Chris Hemsworth lending his voice to the powerful Optimus Prime in Transformers One.
The end of British Summertime is approaching on the 27th, coinciding perfectly with Halloween on the 31st. Joker: Folie á deux, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, will be released in cinemas on October 4th as the countdown to Christmas begins.
Go outside to see the fireworks on Bonfire Night (5th) and then head into the cosy local cinema to watch Gladiator 2 (22nd) and Wicked Part 1 (27th).
This is the most magical time of the year, especially for fans of darts, as the PDC World Darts Championship kicks off on the 15th. In the world of film, there are two big releases fighting for box office success: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim on the 13th and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 on the 20th.
Have a wonderful 2024 and I hope you enjoyed our Calendar of Celebrations and Events for 2024.