2022 Events & Happenings
Special Holiday & Calendar Events happening in 2022
Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger
Chinese New Year 2022 is February 1st and is the Year of the Tiger. Chinese New Year is celebrated by approximately 20% of the world and is one of the most celebrated holidays for China and Chinese people. It begins officially on the eve of the New Year and is celebrated as a 7 day public holiday, though celebrations may last up to 16 days and start as early as 3 weeks prior.
United Nations Observances for 2022
International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture and the International Year of Glass.
There are more daily holidays and observances in 2022 then ever before in history. Every day we have a reason to celebrate something in our society. Don't miss your favorite daily fun holiday in 2022.
Sporting Events in 2022
2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
February 4th - 20th
The Winter Olympics are being held in Beijing China in 2022. This is the first time a city has ever hosted both a summer (2008) and a winter (2022) olympics. Several event venues from the summer olympics will also be used for the winter olympics. Notably, the 26 venues for the olympic sports are all going to be running on entirely renewable energy.
This Olympics is going to be held during the Chinese New Year celebrations which begin on February 1st. The medal design is conceptually based on astronomy and astrology in honor of the Chinese New Year.
The 2022 Winter Olympic sports include 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports.
Sporting Events in 2022
- Super Bowl (Football/American) - February 6
- U.S. Gymnastics Championships - June 21-26
- FA Cup Final (Football/Soccer) - May 14
- Stanley Cup Finals (Ice Hockey) - May 2 - June 30
- NBA Finals (Basketball) - April 16 - June 19
- UEFA Championship (Football/Soccer) - May
- Tour de France (Cycling) - July 1 - July 24
- Grand Final (AFL) - September 24
- NRL Grand Final (Rugby) - July 13
- World Series (Baseball) - July 19 - 24
- UEFA Women's Euro 2022 - July 6-31
- World Games - July 7-17
- Commonwealth Games - July 28 - August 8
- FIFA World Cup - November 21 - December 18
Golf 2022 Events
- US Masters - April 7-10
- US PGA - May 19-22
- US Open - June 16-19
- British Open - July 14-17
- See more here
Tennis 2022 Events
- Australia Open - January 17-30
- French Open - May 22 - June 5
- Wimbledon - June 27 - July 10
- US Open - August 29 - September 11
Horse Racing 2022 Events
- Dubai World Cup - March 26
- Grand National - April 9
- Kentucky Derby - May 7
- Preakness Stakes - May 21
- Belmont Stakes - June 11
- Melbourne Cup - November 1
Auto Racing 2022 Events
Grand Prix Races in 2022
- Bahrain (Sakhir) – March 18 to 20
- Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) – March 25 to 27
- Australia (Melbourne) – April 8 to 10
- Emilia Romagna (Imola) – April 22 to 24
- Miami (Miami) – May 6 to 8
- Spain (Barcelona) – May 20 to 22
- Monaco (Monaco) – May 27 to 29
- Azerbaijan (Baku) – June 10 to 12
- Canada (Montreal) – June 17 to 19
- United Kingdom (Silverstone) – July 1 to 3
- Austria (Spielberg) – July 8 to 10
- France (Le Castellet) – July 22 to 24
- Hungary (Budapest) – July 29 to 31
- Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) – Aug. 26 to 28
- Netherlands (Zandvoort) – Sept. 2 to 4
- Italy (Monza) – Sept. 9 to 11
- Russia (Sochi) – Sept. 23 to 25
- Singapore (Singapore) – Sept. 30 to Oct. 2
- Japan (Suzuka) – Oct. 7 to 9
- USA (Austin) – Oct. 21 to 23
- Mexico (Mexico City) – Oct. 28 to 30
- Brazil (Sao Paulo) – Nov. 11 to 15
- Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi) – Nov. 18 to 20
NASCAR Schedule 2022
- Feb. 6: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (exhibition)
- Feb. 20: Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Feb. 27: Fontana
- March 6: Las Vegas
- March 13: Phoenix
- March 20: Atlanta
- March 27: COTA (Austin, Texas)
- April 3: Richmond, Va.
- April 9: Martinsville, Va.
- April 17: Bristol, Tenn. (dirt track)
- April 24: Talladega, Ala.
- May 1: Dover, Del.
- May 8: Darlington, S.C.
- May 15: Kansas
- May 22: Texas (Fort Worth, all-star weekend)
- May 29: Charlotte
- June 5: St. Louis
- June 12: Sonoma, Calif.
- June 19: Off week
- June 26: Nashville
- July 3: Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisc.
- July 10: Atlanta
- July 17: New Hampshire
- July 24: Pocono (Long Pond, Pa.)
- July 31: Indianapolis
- Aug. 7: Michigan
- Aug. 14: Richmond
- Aug. 21: Watkins Glen, N.Y.
- Aug. 27: Daytona Beach, Fla.
- (Start of playoffs)
- Sept. 4: Darlington, S.C.
- Sept. 11: Kansas
- Sept. 17: Bristol, Tenn.
- Sept. 25: Texas (Fort Worth)
- Oct. 2: Talladega, Ala.
- Oct. 9: Charlotte Roval
- Oct. 16: Las Vegas
- Oct. 23: Homestead-Miami
- Oct. 30: Martinsville, Va.
- Nov. 6: Phoenix
Entertainment Events 2022
- Jan. 9: Critics Choice Awards ceremony
- Jan. 9: Golden Globes ceremony (non televised)
- Jan. 15: Oscars Governors Awards
- Jan. 31: Grammys ceremony
- Feb. 13: British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards ceremony
- Feb. 22: Annie Awards ceremony
- Feb. 26: American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards ceremony
- Feb. 26: Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony
- Feb. 27: Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony
- March 5: Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony
- March 6: Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony
- March 9: Costume Designers Guild Awards
- March 12: Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony
- March 20: Writers Guild of America Awards ceremony
- March 27: 94th Oscars ceremony
Fashion Events 2022
Some of these fashion events will be fully digital this upcoming year. Check on their websites for details.
- Frankfurt Fashion Week - January 17-21
- Copenhagen Fashion Week - February 1-4, August 10-13
- Madrid Fashion Week - January 27 - February 1
- New York Fashion Week Women's - February 13-18, September tba
- New York Fashion Week Bridal - April 13 -18
- New York Fashion Week Pre-Fall & Fall/Winter - December tba
- London Fashion Week - February 19-23, September tba
- London Fashion Week Men's - June tba
- Milan Fashion Week - February 23 - March 1, September tba
- Paris Fashion Week - March 1-9, September tba
- Paris Haute Couture Week - January 25-28, July 4-8
- Shanghai Fashion Week - October tba
- Seoul Fashion Week - October tba
International Happenings in 2022
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia post-poned in 2020 due to covid, now expected to be completed in 2021-2022 as the largest building in the world
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also know as the Giza Museum, was post-poned bcause of Covid and is now scheduled to open 2021-2022 and will be the largest archaeological museum in the world.
International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022
April 14 - October 9
Floriade is a world horticultural exhibition that takes place in the Netherlands only once a decade. Dutch horticulture brings the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ to life in collaboration with national and international participants at the Expo. Be amazed at the Expo by all kinds of green innovations make cities more fun, liveable and sustainable.
2020 World Expo in Dubai
Postponed 1 year and is running October 1, 2021 thru March 31, 2022 (6 months)
The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19, and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.
The 2020 expo will have a theme called "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" with three sub-themes: opportunity, mobility and sustainability.
The world expo is a mega event that brings nations together to discuss global issues, promote creative ideas and find solutions for universal problems. Innovators from around the world will showcase their brilliance and inventions. It is a showcase of the newest technologies, innovations, sciences, geography, culture and art. Futuristic concepts open up doors to worlds of possibilities. The world expo is only held every 5 years. The next world expo will be in 2025 in Paris.
The 2020 World Expo in Dubai retains its name and remains committed to hosting an exceptional event that will celebrate humanity’s resilience, creativity, culture and innovation – including major technological advances in the fields of medicine and science.
The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and largest ever event to take place in the Arab world, Expo 2020 will welcome 192 countries, plus businesses, multilateral organisations and educational establishments.
Historical Events and Anniversaries in 2022
- Princess Diana's Death - August 31st - 25th
- Queen Elizabeth II reign - February 6th - 70th (Platinum Jubilee) - longest reigning British monarch
- Amelia Earhart solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean - May 21st - 90th
- Egypt celebrating 100 years of independence from the United Kingdom
- Pakistan celebrates 75 year Independence Day
- India celebrates 75 year Independence Day
- Brazil celebrates its bicentennial independence
Pop Culture Anniversaries in 2022
- Star Wars II: Wrath of Kahn - 40th
- Star Wars - 45 years old
- The Godfather - 50th
- Lego - 90th
2022 Disney Anniversaries
- Snow White 85th
- Bambi 80th
- The Jungle Book 55th
- Winnie the Pooh 45th
- The Rescuers 45th
- Aladdin 30th
- Hercules 25th
- Lilo & Stitch 20th
- Treasure Planet 20th
- Meet the Robinsons 15th
- Ratatouille 15th
- Wreck-It Ralph 10th
- Brave 10th
Space & Astronomical Events that will Occur in 2022
Perihelion, when the earth passes closest to the sun, occurs in January approximately 2 weeks after the Winter Solstice.
A Supermoon is a full moon that appears slightly larger than normal. In 2022, a supermoon will occur on these dates.
- June 14
- July 13
- August 12
- Partial Solar Eclipse - April 30
- Total Lunar Eclipse - May 16
- Partial Solar Eclipse - October 25
- Total Lunar Eclipse - November 8
- Quadrantids Meteor Shower
- Lyrids Meteor Shower - April 22-23
- Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower - May 6-7
- Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower - July 28-29
- Perseids Meteor Shower - August 12-13
- Draconids Meteor Shower - October 7
- Orionid Meteor Shower - October 21-22
- Taurids Meteor Shower - November 4-5
- Leonids Meteor Shower - November 17-18
- Geminids Meteor Shower - December 13-14
- Ursid Meteor Shower - December 21-22