Kiss A Ginger Day – 12 January 2019
Big Ginger Night Out 2019 – London, UK – 15 January 2019
To celebrate Kiss A Ginger Day, HotForGinger.com will be hosting the Big Ginger Night Out at the Roadhouse in Covent Garden. As well as live music and party tunes, the event will host a talent show called Ginger’s Got Talent, as well as lip sync battles and entertainment from Ivy Paige, who appeared on 2018’s season of The Voice UK where she famously made Olly Murs blush during the blind auditions.
There will be plenty of goodies for redheads, prizes for talent show winners, discounts on food and 2-for-1 cocktails until 10pm. Non-redheads are also welcome, especially if they come with ginger friends. The event starts at 6pm and will run until late.
Redhead Day UK – London, UK – takes place every two years, next event May 2020
Redhead Day UK is a gingertastic all-day event taking place in London. The mission is simple: celebrate red hair and everything that makes gingers unique. The next Redhead Day UK event will be in May 2020, with Team RHDUK promising to make the event bigger, better and more ginger!
Festival des Ch’tis roux – Arras, France – 11-12 May 2019
In France’s northern city of Arras, redheads galore will gather to celebrate their ginger hair for two days, enjoying everything to do with red hair, including a fashion show, a ‘redheads got talent’ show, stalls and much more, and even an appearance from natural redhead and Miss France 2018 winner, Maëva Coucke!
RossItalia – Milan, Italy – May 2019, exact date TBC
Taking place in May since 2012, the glamorous surrounds of Milan set the backdrop for redheads to gather, mingle and celebrate their ginger hair. Dress code/colour is decided closer to the time.
Gingerfest – Boise, Idaho, USA – summer 2019, exact date TBC
Coming into its sixth year, Gingerfest will celebrate all elements of redness and gingerness with heaps of family-friendly games, with 2018’s event featuring 99 Red Balloons, Bowling for Inmates and the Strawberry Shortcake Walk. The event will also feature live music, food trucks and plenty of prizes for gingers!
Redhead Days Chicago – Chicago, USA – June/July 2019, exact date TBC
Redhead Days Chicago is an affiliate of the world-renowned Redhead Days event in Breda, Netherlands. 2019’s event will be the fifth of its kind lasting a whole weekend, bringing together thousands of people, celebrating the best in music, food, dancing, vendors and cultural exhibits – fun for all the family!
Red Love Festival – Brittany, France – TBC
France threw its first ever Red Love Festival in Châteaugiron, Brittany in 2018, where gingers watched live music from both red-haired and non-ginger musicians, attracting heaps of people throughout the day. With hopes for a 2019 event, the day features a parade of gingers around the town.
The Redhead Days – Tilburg, Netherlands – 23-25 August 2019
Redhead Days, or ‘Roodharigendag’, has been known the world over as the largest ginger weekender for over a decade. From 2007-2018 this gingerful event made its home in Breda, but for 2019 it has moved its (red) roots to nearby Tilburg, after needing more space for the event to grow.
Currently holding the world record for the largest number of natural redheads in one place, ‘Roodharigendag’ hopes to break the record over and over again.
Redhead Day Germany / Rothaarigentag Deutschland – Hamburg, Germany – September 2019, exact date TBC
Redheads looking for a fun and relaxed ginger gathering should head to Hamburg. With hundreds of redheads and their friends attending 2018’s event, 2019’s daytime and evening programme is set to once again bring you group photo opportunities, a pub crawl, exhibitions, talks and plenty more!
Ginger Pride Rally – Melbourne, Australia – October 2019, exact date TBC
Established by Buderim Ginger and supported by R.A.N.G.A. (Red And Nearly Ginger Association), the Ginger Pride Rally will once again feature ginger beer sampling, beer pong and live music. Expected to take place at The Ginger Factory (where else?) on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, head over for a day of gingerness in the home of gingerness!
Night of the Walking Red – Troy, New York, USA – October 2019, exact date TBC
With organised gatherings throughout the year, the League of Extraordinary Red Heads has two items on its agenda: Us and Them.
Raise a glass of pumpkin ale and dance the night away at the annual ‘Night of the Walking Red’. Fiery festivities are free for all to attend.
National Love Your Red Hair Day – 5 November 2019
Recognised as an official day of celebration by the National Day Calendar, National Love Your Red Hair Day calls all American redheads to project their ginger pride for one all day (although, let’s ensure that we do it every other day too).
Ginger Gathering – Wellington, New Zealand – TBC
As part of the NZ Irish Fest, the 2018 Ginger Gathering attracted redheads for a parade, with live Celtic and Country music to follow. The whole event raised money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand, and we have high hopes it’ll be put on again in 2019.
Know of any more redhead gatherings? Contact us to let us know.