January Events and Festivals 2013

Looking for an awesome event in January worthy of a vacation? Make sure you have something fun to do during your next trip with HomeAway's guide to the top events and festivals in January. We have detailed guides to select January events (see above), but here's a glimpse into the biggest events and festivals in January.

Top January Events in 2013

London New Year's Day Parade

January 1st

Half a million people show up for the London New Year's Day Parade every year, which starts at Parliament Square when Big Ben strikes noon, and features 10,000 performers of all varieties. Book your London rental and enjoy easy access to the show. The 2012 theme is "The Olympics & The Diamond Jubilee." There's plenty more fun making up the rest of New Year's Week, too.

summadayze australiaSummadayze

December 31st to January 3rd

If you're visiting Australia in January, don't miss out one of the best music fests in the world. Summadayze is an annual tour that will make its way to Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast in 2012. Top acts include Snoop Dogg and the Scissor Sisters 

Mummers' Parade

January 1st

Philadelphia preps for this New Years Day parade down Broad Street all year long, with groups passionately competing in categories like theme and costume. The annual tradition has roots that go all the way back to the 1600s.

Rose Bowl

January 1st

As the oldest bowl game, and the most popular college football game of the year, the Rose Bowl attracts people of all walks, even those normally disinterested in sports. Book your Pasadena, CA rental in order to enjoy a relaxed trip to the game. Lots of other New Year's Day festivities are featured in the area before and after the game, too.

Martin Luther King March and Rally

January 17th

Held on the street where the civil rights leader grew up, Atlanta's parade is the country's biggest MLK Day celebration. The march culminates in a rally at Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area.


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