The world's greatest ancient on-water city is at its most vibrant in February, when the streets come alive as Venetians and visitors don elaborate costumes and masks for outdoor celebrations. The grand finale is the Ballo del Doge, the carnival's sumptuous must-attend VIP event.
Cannes Film Festival
The best parties in the film world's biggest week are the yacht parties. Entertain the stars onboard or simply soak in the atmosphere and attend glittering red-carpet events. For film buffs, this is a unique change to see the year's Oscar hopefuls before anyone else.
You haven't been to the Monaco Grand Prix until you've watched it up close from a trackside berth in Port Hercules. Book ahead to get the best chance of a prime spot in the lively harbour. Party with the drivers afterwards at excusive parties, or entertain guests onboard.
St Barths Bucket
For passionate yachtsmen, this late-Caribbean season regatta is the top calling point in the racing year. Join a passionate race crew for exhilarating days of sailing and enjoy the unique camaraderie of the apres scene.
Art Basel, Miami
The art world's most talked-about event, Art Basel is the showcase for top modern and contemporary artists from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, as well as emerging talents. After browsing the exhibitions, mingle with the artistic elite in the bars and hotels of South Beach. The Hong Kong version of the event takes place in March.