Where is Orion Brass Band when they are supposed to do a street parade? A colleague waiting for the official opening of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2010, suggests they could be busy emptying small glasses in the bars along the route.
South Africa may be hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, but the country is also putting on several arts, music, culture and food festivals in June and July. Ian Dickinson has complied a list of the nation's top eight winter festivals happening before, during and after the Soccer World Cup 2010.
Every culture has its idiosyncrasies, and some countries celebrate their uniqueness in the form of festivals - with a dash of competition thrown in. Plan your travels accordingly, and you might find yourself way off the tourist trail, competing against the locals (or a local horse) in one of the world's seven weirdest sports festivals.
Warm weather means it's time to celebrate food by gathering together, getting drunk, and stuffing our faces. Chris Clark takes us on a tour of 7 of the most notable of these festivals in the United States.