The first redhead gathering that I heard about was The Redhead Days in The Netherlands. And I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. I didn’t exactly love my hair, and I didn’t see the appeal of hanging out with hundreds of other redheads.
Then I went.
And now I can’t wait for my next redhead gathering.
It seems like there must be something going on because it feels like I hear about a new one every week. I get emails from other redheads wanting to know if there is a gathering of some kind closer to them, so I decided to list all of the ones that I am aware of. If I’m missing any, please let me know.
Rossitalia – May 26th in Milan, Italy
Gingerpalooza – June 1st, in Austin, Texas (my own hometown, but I won’t be able to make it this year.) Their kickoff event is a pub crawl, with the proceeds going to fight bullying and skin cancer, two issues most of us are concerned about.
Redhead Day UK (I will be there, and I’m going to try to show a scene or two from the film.) – June 29th in Manchester, England
Dublin Irish Festival – August 2nd, 3rd, & 4th in Dublin, Ohio
Redhead Event – August 17th in Portland, Oregon
Irish Redhead Convention – August 23rd, 24th, & 25th in Cork, Ireland (I will make it for this one.) They also work to raise money to benefit the Irish Cancer Society
The Redhead Days – August 30th, 31st, and September 1st in Breda, The Netherlands. This is the granddaddy of them all, proud holders of the world record for most redheads in one place at one time. I was there last year, and I promise you nothing will keep me from going back for more.
Redhead Day Brazil – September 7th and 8th in Rio de Janeiro
And there is an event in Mexico City on September 9th
I would be remiss if I forgot to also recognize these two from earlier in the year,
Rock It Like A Redhead – March 16th, 2013 in New York City
Rassemblement de Vrais Roux – May 4th, 2013 in Montréal, Canada
Like I said, if you know of a big redhead gathering not listed here, please let me know.