10 Major Events Happening in 2021

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Major events happening in 2021 are almost needed after the year we just had, especially since so many major events were canceled last year. While not all of these big events will look the same as they have in years past, we think that events in 2021 will return to normal at least somewhat. The US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony may be smaller than usual, but we’re fully expecting a vaccine to be rolled out by mid-year, which could mean a return to sizable events of all kinds. 

These are the major events happening in 2021 that are trending on Forekast right now. If you’d like to get events like this in your calendar automatically, sign up for Forekast+. It’s the easiest way to turbo-charge your calendar and see what’s happening. 

And now, without further ado. 

Here are 10 major events happening in 2021. 

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1. U.S. Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

When this event is happening in 2021: January 20

2021 presidential inauguration

On January 20, one of the biggest events of 2021 will take place in the USA. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into the highest office in the United States of America, becoming President and Vice President of the USA. 

2. Super Bowl LV

When this event is happening in 2021: February 7

Live from  Tampa Bay, Florida, the 55th Super Bowl kicks off on February 7. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to become the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home city, but the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers have plenty to say about that. If a team other than those mentioned wins, we were way off. 

3. Marvel’s Black Widow Premieres

When this event is happening in 2021: May 7

One of the most anticipated major motion pictures of the year, Marvel’s Black Widow and its $200 million budget is absolutely happening this year. Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz, it’s going to be a smash hit one way or another. This should be one of the biggest box office hits for Marvel since Captain Marvel.

4. Space Jam 2 Premieres

When this event is happening in 2021: July 16

Rumor has it that LeBron James is a serious method actor. He’s been playing basketball and winning NBA championships for years in order to prepare himself for the role. Space Jam’s new legacy is beginning this year, and we couldn’t be more excited for it to be happening in 2021.

5. Broadway’s Big Reopen

When this event is happening in 2021: May 30…Maybe.

broadway reopening 2021

So here’s the deal, we’re optimistic that this major event will be happening in 2021 on May 30, but that’s not set in stone yet. Broadway has officially shut down until this date and is set to reopen May 30, but of course, that could be postponed. Fingers crossed this event takes place on its scheduled date.

6. XXXII Olympic Summer Games

When this event is happening in 2021: July 23 – August 8

One of the biggest events of the year last year that was postponed or canceled, the Tokyo Summer Olympics will get back on track this year. Starting in July and running into August, they’re likely going to be one of the most-watched events of the year. Don’t miss them.

7. 16th UEFA European Championship

When this event is happening in 2021: June 11 – July 11

Another major event in 2021 that was postponed last year is the Euro Championship, featuring all of the best football talents in Europe. 24 teams will visit a total of 12 host countries this time around, with defending Champion Portugal looking for back to back championships.

8. The Friends Reunion

When this event is happening in 2021: Unknown, but Matthew Perry has suggested March

The unscripted special was originally going to be available at the launch of HBO Max in May 2020, but got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we still don’t know when this reunion episode will take place, Chandler got ahead of himself and suggested it will be in March 2021. We will not be missing this major event.

9. Dune premieres 

When this event is happening in 2021: October 1

Another major movie event taking place in 2021 is the making of Dune, as directed by Denis Villeneuve. This is sure to be a blockbuster, heading to IMAX and starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the protagonist who leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.

10.  Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

When this event is happening in 2021: October 1

disney world 50th anniversary 2021

On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened its gates to the public for the first time. Now, it’s time to look back and celebrate an amazing 50 year run with new rides, new attractions, parades, and plenty of celebrations.

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