Here is a selected list of events for 2006. For more information on an event, plug its name into your favorite search engine. All dates and events are subject to change, so check before going.

February

Ottawa: Winterlude, Feb. 3-19 (weekends). The continent's largest winter festival, including a 4-mile-long skating "rink" on the Rideau Canal.

Richmond, England: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, holds its annual orchid festival, Feb. 4-March 5.

Detroit: Super Bowl XL, Feb. 5.

Perth, Australia: Perth International Arts Festival, Feb. 10-March 5, is the country's oldest and largest.

Atlanta: Southeastern Flower Show, Feb. 8-12.

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Arts Festival, Feb. 9-March 12, attracts a wealth of world-class performers.

Jaisalmer, India: The Jaisalmer Desert Festival, Feb. 10-12.

Chicago: Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 10-19. The country's largest.

Berlin: The 56th Berlin International Film Festival, Feb. 9-19, is Germany's most important movie event.

Turin, Italy: The 20th Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 10-26.

Menton, France: The Menton Lemon Festival, Feb. 10-26, one of the most popular events on the Côte d'Azur.

Perth, Australia: Perth International Music Festival, Feb. 10-March 5, the continent's oldest and largest annual arts fest.

Europe: Major carnival festivities in Belgium (Binche, Feb. 26-28); Germany (Aachen, Feb. 11-27; Bremen, Feb. 17-18; Düsseldorf, Feb. 23-27; Cologne, Feb. 23-28; Mainz, Feb. 23-March 1; Munich, Feb. 26-28); Italy (Viareggio, Feb. 12-March 5 [Sundays]; Venice, Feb. 17-28); Portugal (Funchal, Madeira, Feb. 25-28; Lisbon, Feb. 28); Spain (Málaga, Feb. 3-12; Barcelona, Feb. 23-March 1; Sitges, Feb. 23-March 1; Cádiz, Feb. 23-March 5; Santiago de Compostela, Feb. 28-March 1; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, March 2-12); Switzerland (Lucerne, Feb. 23-28; Basel, March 6-8)

Honolulu: Pro Bowl, Feb. 12. The AFC and NFC battle it out at Aloha Stadium.

Hong Kong: Spring Lantern Festival, Feb. 12. An annual event marking the end of New Year celebrations.

New York: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Feb. 13-14. The Madison Square Garden canine spectacular.

York, England: Jorvik Viking Festival, Feb. 16-26. Norse and Saxon warriors "fight to the death."