Autumn Event Calendar | Hg2 EVENTS

Summer’s nearly over, so here at Hg2, we’ve checked out diaries and rounded up the coolest autumn events in 2012 for hedonists from our favourite cities. Check them out below.

September

Mumbai – Ganesh Festival
19 September

Ganesh Festival Mumbai. Photo: Thejas Panarkandy

This Hindu festival celebrates the elephantine Ganesha, god of prosperity and good fortune. Celebrations include colourfully Indian street processions, singing, dancing, street theatre and the eating of modak, a sweet coconuty dumpling. Check out Hg2 Mumbai.

Zurich – freestyle.ch
22-23 September
zurich.freestyle.ch

freestyle.ch Zurich

The biggest freestyle sporting event in Europe takes place each September in Zurich, bringing together the coolest alt-sport out there: skateboarding, snowboarding, free skiing and FMX. Check out Hg2 Zurich.

October

Paris – Nuit Blanche
6 October

Nuit Blanche Paris. Photo: Pascal Terjan

This all-night arts crawl sees galleries, museums and book stores open from dawn to dusk, with plenty of edgy events, concerts and installations (many of them light-based), as culture vultures explore the streets by moonlight and usually have a tipple or two along the way. Check out Hg2 Paris.

Sydney – Crave
1-31 October
cravesydney.com

Crave Sydney

The month of October, Sydney transforms into a foodie’s playground, with hundreds culinary events taking place across the city’s restaurants, bars and parks. The World Chef Showcase is a 2012 highlight, bringing together famous cooks so visitors can get an up-close taste-test, while the Night Noodle Markets bring the hawker stalls of Asia to Hyde Park North. Check out Hg2 Sydney.

November

Buenos Aires – Creamfields BA
10 November
creamfieldsba.com

Creamfields BA Buenos Aires

The first Creamfields festival held outside of Liverpool was in Buenos Aires in 2001 and the electronic music festival has been going strong since, seeing around 70,000 people pour into the Galvez Autodrome for a packed programme of DJ sets. Check out Hg2 Buenos Aires.

Amsterdam – High Times Cannabis Cup
18-22 November
cannabiscup.com

High Times Cannabis Cup. Photo: Flickr user mardi gras 2011

Getting high for the past 25 years, the Cannabis Cup celebrates one of Amsterdam’s favourite pastimes: hash. Judges sample and vote for the best varieties of marijuana alongside a series of concerts, gigs and a whole pot-expo full of hash paraphernalia. Check out Hg2 Amsterdam.

Miami – White Party Week
19-26 November
whiteparty.org

White Party Week Miami

Queens and queer-lovers from all over Miami and beyond don their white best for this week of to-dos in support of HIV/AIDS research. Events range from the signature White Journey kickoff dance event to the White Party itself, a white-clad gala event. Check out Hg2 Miami.

And if you’re looking for some great August bank holiday events in London, we’d suggest the Guilty Pleasures Cinema Party at the Troxy Cinema in Limehouse or the Bookstock 2012 street festival hosted by the ever-hip Book Club in Shoreditch.

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