A round up of all the Twins & Multiples Festivals, Conventions and Events across the world including the UK's very own Twins & Multiple Birth Association (Tamba) that celebrates Twins, Triplets and More Week every year in the 1st week of July..
UK Twins. Triplets & More Summer Events
Tamba, the Twins and Multiple Births Association has organised discounted activities with venues including Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers. Warwick Castle. The Big Sheep and Odds Park Farm in England. Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park in Scotland and Gosford Park in Northern Ireland. All events are held usually from July to November each year. Local twins and multiples clubs usually hold events throughout the Summer too, check out your local club and organise an event yourself too!
Check out www.tamba.org.uk
for further details of events each year.
European Twins Day Festival - Italy
European Twins Festival. held in Italy each year on the last weekend in July. This festival gathers approximately 1000 sets of twins and multiples. Started in 2000 the festival was held in Rimini for three years. The festival was postponed in 2003 but returned in 2004 with a change of location (to Caneva World amusement park). This site is in Italian. See also www.europeantwins.org/english.htm which has some other events listed in English.
France Twins Day Festival
The French Twins Day Festival began in 1994 and is Europe's largest gathering of multiples. Inspired by the Mayor who has twin daughters it is attended each year by about 1.000 sets of twins. It is held on Aug 15th in Pleucadeuc. near Vannes in Brittany - the services are held in French and the website is also in French. Tel: +33 (0) 2 97 26 92 27
Twins Festival in Poland - Scezcen. Poland
Started in 1997 this annual festival is held in August/September in Szczecin. Poland. The event is organised by Marek Sztark (father of twins Alicja and Marysia) and about 500 sets of twins and multiples attend. The festival includes a barbecue. bonfire. twin talent contest. group photos. research opportunities. activities for children and much more. This website is currently available only in Polish. For help with translation try Poltran.com translation
Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg. Ohio,USA
If you fancy a trip to the world's largest gathering of twins then check out the Twins Days Festival which takes place on the first full weekend of August each year in the town of Twinsburg. Ohio. USA - mark your calendars now! This festival started in 1976 with only 36 sets of twins but has grown to be the world's largest annual gathering of twins with approximately 3.000 sets attending each year. A huge. fun-filled twin weekend - attracting twins. multiples and their families from all over the world. many returning year after year.
It is held on the first full weekend of August each year & in the city of Twinsburg. Ohio - which is about 30 miles south of Cleveland. The town of Twinsburg was named after identical twin brothers. Moses and Aaron Wilco. who settled there in 1819.
International Twins Association
The International Twins Association has a twin convention/gathering on the Labor Day long weekend held in a different U.S. city each year. In USA Labor Day is held on the 1st Monday of September.
Texas Twin Roundup - Houston. Texas USA
This event is organised by the twin owners of the TwinStuff.com website - identical twins. Craig and Mark Sanders who are married to identical twins Diane and Darlene (respectively). The annual event began in 2002.
Coney Island Twins and Multiple Families Day
Started in 2002 by Debbie and Liza Ganz (identical twin owners of the TwinsWorld) this fun-filled. family day at famous Coney Island is held in July each year.
Twins World Charity Party - New York. New York USA
Also run by the Ganz twins from Twins World this event gathers about 500 pairs of adult twins for a charity event/twins party in New York city. The event is held in February/March each year and proceeds go to a different twin charity or cause each year.
Official Twins Cruise
The 1st Twins Cruise sailed from Miami on 16th January 2005. Thirty-eight sets of twins sailed aboard the Carnival Victory for a luxury 7-day Western Caribbean cruise
Just for Laughs Twins Weekend - Montreal. Canada
The Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival has an annual Twins Weekend which includes a twins parade. look-alike contests and more. The 2004 event saw more than 2.500 multiples marching in the parade before a crowd of over 250.000 spectators!& First started in 1998 as a "Doubles Evening" by twins Luce and Lucie Rozon the event has expanded quickly and is now one of the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. This site is available in English and French.
The Niagara Twin Event - Welland. Ontario Canada
Organised by Connie and Kendra Millar (identical twin sisters) this small annual twins celebration is held as part of the Niagara Regional Exhibition in Welland. Ontario. The event was started in 2003 and gathers approximately 50 sets of twins for an afternoon of fun and competitions.
Mexican Twins Festival
First held in 1995 this Mexican Twins Festival was the largest twins festival in all of Latin America. The Asociacin de Nacimientos Mltiples. A.C. website is currently available only in Spanish.
Puerto Rico Twins Gathering
The Asociacin Puertorriquea de Nacimientos Mltiples (Puerto Rican Association of Multiple Births) held its first gathering of twins in January 2001. Hundreds of twins and their families attended. Some pictures and information from past events is available here (this website is currently available only in Spanish). No official site is currently available for this festival.
Australia - Canberra Twins Plus Festival
Supported by the Australian Multiple Births Association. The festival was hosted by AMBA and ATR and held on the last weekend of Multiple Birth Awareness Week. Approximately 1.500 people attended. The festival is expected to be held in a different Australian city every two years.
Sri Lanka Twins Day Festival
Sri Lanka Twins Day Festival - Held in Colombo. Sri Lanka and hosted by the Sri Lanka Twins Cultural and Development Center. There are plans to hold a Twins World Congress in conjunction with the festival. This organisation was founded by Sri Lankan identical twins Upuli and Chamali Gamage.
Beijing Twins Festival
First held in 2004. the Beijing Twins Festival brought together more than 500 pairs of twins from across the world who took part in a four-day cultural event. Approximately 600 pairs of twins attended the 2nd Beijing Twins Festival held in October 2005. This festival is expected to continue as an annual event.
The Festival of Twins in Manila. Philippines
The Festival of Twins in Manila was first held in February 2004 (and is supported by Pro-life Philippines). Natalie Palanca. grandmother of twin girls. is the driving force behind this festival. She has also established the local Association of Twins and Multiple Births (ATMB) to help families with multiple birth children. The festival gathers approximately 250 pairs of twins and multiples.