Which Top Sport Events 2019 should I consider visiting? Following our successful Top Sports Events 2019. Add these Top Sport Events to your next travel planning!
- AFC Asian Cup – Football (Soccer)
5-Jan-2019 to 1-Feb-2019
SEVERAL | UAE
From the Far East to the Middle East, the top Asian footballing nations will meet in the UAE to compete for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The largest tournament field in history, with 24 participating nations, happens across four cities across the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah), from 5 January to 1 February 2019.
- World Championships – Handball
10-Jan-2019 to 27-Jan-2019
SEVERAL | GERMANY & DENMARK
The 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship, will be the 26th event hosted by the International Handball Federation and will be held in Denmark and Germany from 10 to 27 January 2019. This is going to be a first IHF World Men’s Handball Championship that will include more than a one host member.
- Australia Open – Tennis
14-Jan-2019 to 27-Jan-19
MELBOURNE | AUSTRALIA
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s and mixed doubles and junior’s championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.
- Winter X Games 23 – Extreme Sports
24-Jan-2019 to 27-Jan-19
ASPEN, COLORADO | USA
X Games returns to Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain for the world’s best action sports, music and festival experience — on snow! All sport competitions are free and open to the public.
- Super Bowl – Football
3-Feb-2019 to 3-Feb-2019
ATLANTA, GEORGIA | USA
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.
- Alpine World Ski Championships – Skiing
5-Feb-2019 to 17-Feb-19
ARE | SWEDEN
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS)
- Nordic World Ski Championships – Skiing
19-Feb-19 to 3-Mar-19
SEEFELD | AUSTRIA
The 52nd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be held in February 20-March 3 2019 in Seefeld in Tirol, Tyrol, Austria. It is the second time Seefeld in Tirol hosts the world championships, the event having been hosted there previously in 1985.
- UCI Gran Fondo World Championships – Cycling
27-Feb-2019 to 3-Mar-19
POZNAN | POLAND
Poznan in Poland will organize the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships on a mainly flat and fast course in and around the city in the East of Poland. The event will take place from 5-8 September 2019 with a time trial on Thursday, a team-relay on Friday and the Gran Fondo races on Sunday.
- Winter Universiade – Multi-sports
2-Mar-2019 to 12-Mar-19
KRASNOYARSK | RUSSIA
The 2019 Winter Universiade will be an international student and youth competition, which is scheduled to take place from 2–12 March 2019 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. This is the first time this event will take place in Russia.
- Special Olympics World Summer Games – Multi-sports
14-March-2019 to 21-Mar-19
ABU DHABI | UAE
The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. They will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14–21, 2019
- Grand National – Horse Racing
6-April-2019 to 6-April-2019
LIVERPOOL | UK
The 2019 Grand National (officially known as the Randox Health 2019 Grand National) will be the 172nd annual running of the Grand Nationalhorse race at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England.
- 2019 Masters Tournament – Golf
11-April-2019 to 14-Apr-19
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | USA
The 2019 Masters Tournament will be the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2019. It will be held from April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia
- World Table Tennis Championships – Table Tennis
21-April-2019 to 28-Apr-19
BUDAPEST | HUNGARY
The World Table Tennis Championships have been held since 1926, biennially since 1957. Five individual events, which include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s double and mixed doubles, are currently held in odd numbered years
- Arafura Games – Multi-sports
26-April-2019 to 4-May-19
DARWIN | AUSTRALIA
The Arafura Games is a unique, inclusive multi-sport event where athletes with a disability compete in the same program as able-bodied athletes. Competitors from around the world compete in the week-long games held every 2 years in the Australian city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory.
- Kentucky Derby – Horse Racing
2-May-2019 to 2-May-2019
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY | USA
The Kentucky Derby, is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs.
- IIHF World Championship – Ice Hockey
3-May-2019 to 19-May-2019
BRATISLAVA & KOSICE | SLOVAKIA
The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual international men’s ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. First officially held at the 1920 Summer Olympics, it is the sport’s highest profile annual international tournament.
- US PGA – Golf
16-May-2019 to 19-May-2019
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK | USA
The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf. It was formerly played in mid-August on the third weekend before Labor Day weekend, serving as the fourth and final major of the golf season.
- Sportaccord – Multi-sports
5-May-2019 to 10-May-2019
QUEENSLAND | AUSTRALIA
Global Association of International Sports Federations is the umbrella organisation for all international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations. GAISF is an international sport organisation with 92 full members and 17 associate members.
- FA Cup final – Football (Soccer)
18-May-2019 to 18-May-2019
LONDON | UK
The FA Cup Final, commonly referred to in England as just the Cup Final, is the last match in the Football Association Challenge Cup. It is one of the most attended domestic football events in the world
- French Open – Tennis
26-May-2019 to 9-Jun-2019
PARIS | FRANCE
The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
- World Cup – Cricket
30-May-2019 to 14-Jul-2019
SEVERAL | ENGLAND & WALES
The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019
- Women’s World Cup – Football (Soccer)
7-Jun-2019 to 7-Jul-2019
SEVERAL | France
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s international governing body.
- African Cup of Nations – Football (Soccer)
15-Jun-2019 to 13-Jul-2019
SEVERAL | CAMEROON
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches will be organized by the Confederation of African Football to decide the participating teams of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the 32nd edition of the international men’s football championship of Africa.
- US Open – Golf
13-Jun-2019 to 16-Jun-2019
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA | USA
The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open national championship of golf in the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf, and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
- European Games – Multi-sports
14-Jun-2019 to 30-Jun-2019
MINSK | BELARUS
The European Games is an international multi-sport event in the Olympic tradition contested by athletes from European nations. The Games were envisioned and are to be governed by the European Olympic Committees, which announced their launch at its 41st General Assembly in Rome, on 8 December 2012.
- World Championship (men/women) – Beachvolleyball
28-Jun-2019 to 7-Jul-2019
HAMBURG | GERMANY
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is the double-gender world championship for the sport of beach volleyball organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) the sport’s global governing body. The first official edition of the event was held in Los Angeles, United States in 1997 and tournaments had been awarded every two years since then. Before 1997, ten unofficial championships not organized by the FIVB were all held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 1987 and 1996.
- Stanley Cup finals – Ice Hockey
June to June
SEVERAL | USA & CANADA
The 2018–19 NHL season is the 102nd season of operation of the National Hockey League. 31 teams are competing in an 82-game regular season. The regular season began on October 3, 2018, and will end on April 6, 2019
- NBA Finals – Basketball
June to June
SEVERAL | USA & CANADA
The playoffs will begin April 13, 2019, with the NBA Finals concluding in June. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Wimbledon – Tennis
1-Jul-2019 to 14-Jul-2019
LONDON | UK
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.
- Island Games – Multi-sports
6-Jul-2019 to 12-Jul-2019
GIBRALTAR | UK
The XVIII Island Games (also known as the 2019 NatWest Island Games for sponsorship reasons) will be held in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar between 6 and 12 July 2019. This will be the second time that the nation has hosted the games, the first being in 1995.
- Tour de France – Cycling
6-Jul-2019 to 28-Jul-2019
SEVERAL | BELGIUM & FRANCE
The Tour de France is an annual men’s multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours, it consists of 21 day-long stages over the course of 23 days
- Pacific Games – Multi-sports
8-Jul-2019 to 20-Jul-2019
APIA | SAMOA
The Pacific Games is a multi-sport event, much like the Olympic Games, with participation exclusively from countries around the South Pacific Ocean. It is held every four years and began in 1963. The most recent Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in 2015.
- World Cup – Netball
12-Jul-2019 to 21-Jul-2019
LIVERPOOL | ENGLAND
The INF Netball World Cup is a quadrennial international netball world championship co-ordinated by the International Netball Federation, inaugurated in 1963
- World Aquatics Championships – Swimming
12-Jul-2019 to 28-Jul-2019
GWANGJU | SOUTH KOREA
The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. They are run by FINA, and all swimming events are contested in a long course pool.
- British Open – Golf
14-Jul-2019 to 21-Jul-2019
PORTRUSH | NORTHERN IRELAND
The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is an annual golf tournament conducted by The R&A. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf, and is the oldest of the four.
- 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans – Auto Racing
15-Jul-2019 to 16-Jul-2019
LE MANS | FRANCE
The 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 87e 24 Heures du Mans) is an automobile endurance event that will take place on 15 and 16 June 2019, at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.
- Indian Ocean Island Games – Multi-sports
19-Jul-2019 to 28-Jul-2019
PORT LOUIS | MAURITIUS
The Indian Ocean Island Games is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from Indian Ocean island nations.
- Summer Universiade – Multi-sports
19-Jul-2019 to 30-Jul-2019
NAPLES | ITALY
The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation. The name is a combination of the words “University” and “olympiad”
- Pan American Games – Multi-sports
26-Jul-2019 to 11-Aug-2019
LIMA | PERU
The Pan American Games is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas, every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games
- Summer X Games – Extreme Sports
1-Aug-2019 to 4-Aug-2019
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA | USA
The X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN. Coverage is also shown on ESPN’s sister network, ABC. The inaugural X Games were held during the summer of 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island. Participants compete to win bronze, silver, and gold medals, as well as prize money
- World Police and Fire Games – Multi-sports
8-Aug-2019 to 18-Aug-2019
CHENGDU | CHINA
The World Police and Fire Games is a biennial athletic event, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The WPFG Federation is an arm of the California Police Athletic Federation, an American non-profit organization.
- US Open – Tennis
26-Aug-2019 to 8-Sep-2019
NEW YORK | USA
The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men’s singles was first played in 1881.
- FIBA Basketball World Cup – Basketball
31-Aug-2019 to 15-Sep-2019
SEVERAL | CHINA
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition.
- IWF World Championships – Weightlifting
16-Sep-2019 to 25-Sep-2019
PATTAYA | THAILAND
The World Weightlifting Championships is an event organised by International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The first competition, held in March 1891, was won by Edward Lawrence Levy of England
- AIBA Men’s World Championships – Boxing
7-Sep-2019 to 21-Sep-2019
SOCCHI | RUSSIA
The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association, which is the sport governing body. Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport
- World Cup – Rugby
20-Sep-2019 to 2-Nov-2019
SEVERAL | JAPAN
The Rugby World Cup is a men’s rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
- UCI Road World Championships – Cycling
21-Sep-2019 to 29-Sep-2019
YORKSHIRE | UK
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships are scheduled to be held between 22 and 29 September 2019 in Harrogate, United Kingdom. It will be the 92nd UCI Road World Championships and the fourth to be held in the United Kingdom.
- World Championships – Athletics
28-Sep-2019 to 6-Oct-2019
DOHA | QATAR
The IAAF World Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics, is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
- AFL Grand Final – Australian Football
28-Sep-2019 to 28-Sep-2019
MELBOURNE | AUSTRALIA
The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match, traditionally held on the final Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, to determine the Australian Football League premiers for that year.
- NRL Grand Final– Rugby League
TBD to TBD
SYDNEY | AUSTRALIA
The NRL Grand Final, which determines the Australian rugby league football season’s premiers, is one of Australia’s major sporting events and one of the largest attended club championship events in the world.
- World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Gymnastics
4-Oct-2019 to 13-Oct-2019
STUTTGART | GERMANY
The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are the world championships for artistic gymnastics governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. The first edition of the championship was held in 1903, exclusively for male gymnasts
- AIBA World Championships (women) – Boxing
TBD to TBD
TRABZON | TURKEY
The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association, which is the sport governing body. Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport.
- All-Africa Games – Multi-sports
TBD to TBD
CASABLANCA | MOROCCO
The 12th African Games will take place in October 2019 in Casablanca, Morocco.
- World Beach Games – Multi-sports
9-Oct-2019 to 15-Oct-2019
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA | USA
The 2019 World Beach Games, the inaugural World Beach Games, will be a multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees to be hosted by San Diego, California, United States.
- CISM World Summer Games – Multi-sports
15-Oct-2019 to 30-Oct-2019
WUHAN CITY | CHINA
The Military World Games is a multi-sport event for military sportspeople, organized by the International Military Sports Council. The Games have been held since 1995, although championships for separate sports had been held for some years.
- World Series – Baseball
20-Oct-2019 to 30-Oct-2019
TBD | TBD
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League champion team and the National League champion team.
- WBSC Premier 12 – Baseball
November to November
SEVERAL | JAPAN
The WBSC Premier12 is the flagship international baseball tournament organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, featuring the twelve best-ranked national baseball teams in the world.
- Melbourne Cup – Horse Racing
5-Nov-2019 to 5-Nov-2019
VICTORIA | AUSTRALIA
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most well known annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”.
- Davis Cup – Tennis
18-Nov-2019 to 24-Nov-19
MADRID | SPAIN
The 2019 Davis Cup will be the 108th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between national teams in men’s tennis.
- South-East Asian Games – Multi-sports
30-Nov-2019 to 10-Dec-19
MANILA | PHILIPPINES
The Southeast Asian Games, also known as the SEA Games, is a biennial multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia. The games is under regulation of the Southeast Asian Games Federation with supervision by the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia.
- 2019 World Women’s Handball Championship – Handball
30-Nov-2019 to 15-Dec-19
KUMAMOTO | JAPAN
The 2019 World Women’s Handball Championship, the 24th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be held in Japan from 30 November to 15 December 2019
- Presidents Cup – Golf
9-Dec-2019 to 15-Dec-19
MELBOURNE | AUSTRALIA
The Presidents Cup is a series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe. Europe competes against the United States in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup.
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