You have a limited amount of time on this planet, and between meetings and errands, it can seem like you’re not really experiencing all you should before you go. With so many wild, interesting, and incredible events out there, maybe it’s time to step back from the keyboard and experience a few… or 35. This is our bucket list of events every guy should try and attend once in his life. From the insane and the weird to the awe-inspiring and incredible, all of these will be remembered until the day you kick that bucket. It’s time to get started.

1. A calcio storico match

aka “The Most Dangerous Sport on Earth”

2. The State Fair of Texas

Because you could deep-fry a sock and we’d eat it

3. Your favorite band’s final show

Even though it probably won’t be

4. Mardi Gras

For the best return on plastic beads around

5. Extreme Beer Fest

The beer festival that goes to 11

6. Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

From comedic legends to up-and-comers, this is the comedy festival to make your sides ache

7. One of the few days the Brimfield Antique Flea Market is open

Get ready for Antiques Roadshow glory

8. Cape Canaveral for a NASA launch

It’s awe-inspiring in a way a YouTube clip could never be

9. A title fight in Vegas

A Ronda Rousey armbar is even more beautiful in person

10. A live recording of The Moth

To be entertained and moved in the simplest, rawest way possible

11. Oktoberfest in Munich

It’s the event your liver has been training for its entire life

12. A major city’s restaurant week

For a few days, you can actually afford to eat at one of the world’s best restaurants, even if it is with a limited menu

13. The next peak period of the northern lights

It’s 9 years away, but head to the Yukon, Alaska, or somewhere good in Scandinavia to have your eyeballs wowed when the time comes

14. A midnight premiere of a major movie

(i.e. Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

15. The Kentucky Derby

Down mint juleps at one of the craziest parties you’ll ever attend. And, oh yeah, there’s a horse race.

16. The birth of your child

Because it’s more life-changing than anything else on this list… outside of Mardi Gras

17. Sunday. Augusta. The Masters.

The one day when everyone cares about golf

18. New York City’s Annual Village Halloween Parade

Because Halloween done right is an incredible thing


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