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52 Reasons to Fly Ryanair in 2010

From parties in beach-side hot spots to festivals in country towns, there's always something going on around the Ryanair network. Mike Peake unearths a selection of ice-cool events*

52 Reasons to Fly Ryanair in 2010

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SEPTEMBER

Grand Pavois Festival, La Rochelle
15-20 SEPTEMBER
Half of Europe's yachts are being packed away for the winter by now, but this is a chance to see more than 800 exhibitors from 35 countries showing off to-die-for craft. WWW.GRAND-PAVOIS.COM
FLY TO LA ROCHELLE FROM LONDON (STANSTED).

Gdansk Kite Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
A fabulous spot on the Baltic coast makes this ancient Polish city well worth a visit, especially in early autumn when the kite festival is in full swing.
FLY TO GDANSK FROM EIGHT DESTINATIONS.

Venice Film Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
George Clooney whizzed in by helicopter last year, but you don't have to make such a spectacular entrance to enjoy the world's oldest film festival and bag a few autographs. WWW.LABIENNALE.ORG
FLY TO VENICE (TREVISO) FROM 19 DESTINATIONS.

Biarritz Dance Festival
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
This resort on the southwest coast of France will still be warm in September, and temperatures will rise even higher when dancers from all over Europe turn up with their leotards and jazz hands. Which sounds awful, but the event is actually very cool. WWW.LETEMPSDAIMER.COM
FLY TO BIARRITZ FROM FOUR DESTINATIONS.

Toulon Festival Of Maritime Film and Exploration
SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
A bit cheaper than its fancy-dan neighbours, southern France's Toulon has plenty to offer. Every September, nature lovers flock here to celebrate the year's best nature films. It's better than it sounds. WWW.FIFME.COM
FLY TO TOULON FROM THREE DESTINATIONS.

Scala Piccada, Alghero
LATE SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)
For more than 50 years, super-fast cars have been whizzing up a 5km stretch of mountain-hugging road in this picturesque Sardinian town, in a race called the Scala Piccada. It's legendary. WWW.CRONOSCALATE.IT
FLY TO ALGHERO (SARDINIA) FROM 23 DESTINATIONS.

OCTOBER

Barcolana, Trieste
EARLY OCTOBER (DATE TBA)
Not to be confused with Barcelona, Barcolana is an Italian sailing race that has taken place every year since 1968. More than 2,000 boats are expected to take part and it'll be a great time to visit this farflung corner of Italy. WWW.BARCOLANA.IT
FLY TO TRIESTE FROM FIVE DESTINATIONS.

Bremen Freimarkt
15-31 OCTOBER
This monster, two-week "free fair" has 1,000- year-old roots and features parades, street entertainment and lots more. And naturally, the Germans do this kind of stuff so darned well. WWW.FREIMARKT.DE
FLY TO BREMEN FROM 20 DESTINATIONS.

Halloween Carnival, Derry
29-31 OCTOBER
This spook-fest on the banks of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland culminates in a big parade and fireworks, and is the only legitimate reason you'll have all year to wear that Scream mask. WWW.DERRYCITY.GOV.UK/HALLOWEEN
FLY TO DERRY FROM SIX DESTINATIONS.

15 December 09