1. Burning Man

When: August 26 - September 4

Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, US

Every year, thousands of people come together for this radical festival to create Black Rock City out of art installations, only to tear it all down at the end (it’s part of its “leaving no trace” practice). If you need an introduction to Burning Man’s aesthetics, think Mad Max. This year’s theme is I, Robot, so art installations will focus on artificial intelligence.

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2. Fashion month

When: September 6 - October 2

Where: New York City, London, Milan, and Paris

Look out for upcoming spring 2019 trends on the runway, and the season’s latest looks on the streets. Even if you don’t get into the shows, you can catch the fashion crowd rush in the four key fashion week cities: New York (September 6-12), London (September 14-18), Milan (September 19-24) and Paris (September 24 - October 2). If your style is on point, you may even get stopped by a street style photographer.

3. Picasso. Blue and Rose

When: September 18, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Where: Musee d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Pablo Picasso’s Rose and Blue periods were some of the most important epochs in the artist’s works; their names reflect the shades with which he painted his work for a time. The exhibition, organised by Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris, brings together the artist’s best work from his twenties – these would go on to inspire and shape modern art as we know it.

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4. Oktoberfest

Wiesn 2017 Es war wieder einmal grossartig...bis nächstes Jahr #352tagenoch

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When: September 22 - October 7

Where: Theresienwiese, Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, Munich, Germany

Where better to celebrate Oktoberfest than in the place where it all began? Every year, this square in Munich comes to life with beer tents, amusement rides and crowds to match any festival. Sample beer and local traditional food under the German sun, with the Bavaria statue and the neo-gothic St Paul’s Church nearby. If you want, do like the locals and call Oktoberfest by its nickname, “De Wiesn”.

5. Sam Smith in Singapore

When: October 2

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691  

Allow Sam’s silken voice to penetrate deep into your soul and evoke all the feels. The singer brings his The Thrill Of It All tour to Singapore, and if the album reviews are anything to go by, the live performance promises to be quite the heart-wrencher.

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6. Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

When: Until October 7

Where: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, W8 6AG London, UK

Reminisce about the renowned fashion designer’s life and work in the UK’s first exhibition on him. Alaïa had been co-curating this exhibition before his death in November 2017, so trust that personal touches are not absent from the exhibition, which began at the Design Museum in May. Don’t miss it!

7. Paris Chocolate Show

When: October 31 - November 4

Where: Pavilion 4, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, 2 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

The things we do for chocolate! At the Salon Du Chocolat, an annual chocolate fair and trade show, you’ll find out just how many ways chocolate can be appreciated – it obviously isn’t just for eating, if you remember the Benedict Cumberbatch chocolate structure – and leave having tasted some of the world’s best chocolates.

8. Urbanscapes

Roxy Tour: 1 more show left been a hell of a ride

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When: November 3-18

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Even if you’re already based in KL, you’re technically still travelling for Urbanscapes, as the creative arts festival itinerary will take you to multiple venues within the city, through various exhibitions, workshops and live performances, not least of which is KL Live, where 20-year-old Grammy-nominated singer Khalid will perform on November 4.

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9. Strawberry Fields

When: November 16-18

Where: The Wildlands, Tocumwal, New South Wales, Australia

Strawberry Fields is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the adventure is just as a good as any year. It’s three days of adventure out in the wildlands – dancing to live music, going for a swim in Murray River, checking out art installations, sampling delicious bites – with the option of glamping for the full stay-in experience.

10. Art Basel

When: December 6-9, 2018

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, US

 Art Basel is one of the world’s biggest art fairs, and for good reason: it’s ground zero for curators and collectors who want the cream of the crop of the art industry, from big contemporary works to pieces from up-and-coming artists. During this time, expect Miami to be buzzing with inspiration.

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11. Djakarta Warehouse Project

We wish you a great year 2018. See you all at #DWP18! . : @nareend

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When: December 7-9, 2018

Where: GWK Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia

Djakarta Warehouse Project is easily one of Asia’s biggest EDM festival, and it so happens that DWP too is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Headliners include The Weeknd, Alesso and Armin Van Buuren. Expect the stages to be a show on their own, obviously.

12. Wonderfruit

When: December 13-16, 2018

Where: The Fields, Siam Country Club Pattaya, Pong, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

There are lots of arts and music festival throughout the year, but Wonderfruit has plenty of family-friendly activities so the kids don’t miss out on anything. Between enjoying live music performances and jaw-dropping art installations, you can also feast, relax at wellness sessions and attend interesting workshops.

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This article originally appeared on Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad.