National holidays, school breaks, festivals and events are a time when resorts and vacation destinations are especially busy and notoriously difficult to book. Each year during the weeks in which these festivities fall tourists are met with low availability and high prices. Aside from the usual holidays, Easter, Spring break, Christmas and New Years, here is a list of some of the top event weeks at Marriott Resorts.
International Bike Week
This massive event is held annually in January during week 3 and/or 4. Each year the event begins on the third Thursday of the month and continues through the following two Sundays, encompassing both weekends. Keep in mind that this event also falls during Aruba’s Carnival season making the area busier than usual.
Aruba Ocean Club
Aruba Surf Club
January 16 – 26
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Dubbed as the best boat show in the world, this event draws a huge turnout annually. For more event information visit the official event page.
October 28 – November 1
Hilton Head, SC
PGA Tour RBC Heritage
One of the biggest events held on Hilton Head Island, the PGA Tour RBC Heritage invites top golfers to battle in this historic event. More event information available at the RBC Heritage official site.
Barony Beach Club
April 13 – 19
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bikers from around the country meet at this annual event, bringing thousands of visitors and motorcycles to the area for a week full of events.
OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
May 8 – 17
Orlando Area, FL
Daytona Bike Week & Biketoberfest
Two of the largest bike events in the country, Daytona’s Bike Week and Bikertoberfest draw huge crowds to the Orlando area each year.
Bike Week: March 6 – 15
Biketoberfest: October 15 – 18
Las Vegas, NV
Nascar Pennzoil 400 & Southpoint 400 Weekends
These two Nascar events, part of the Nascar Cup series, draw huge crowds to Las Vegas each year. Be sure to book accommodation reservations well in advance if hoping to attend these events or if you’re planning to be in Las Vegas during these weekends. For more event information visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway website.
Pennzoil 400: February 20 – 23
Southpoint 400: September 25 – 27
Palm Desert, CA
Coachella Music Festival & Stagecoach Music Festival
Young artists and country singers attract thousands of fans to Indio, CA where these two music festivals are held each year, making April an extremely busy month for the area.
Desert Springs Villas
Desert Springs Villas II
Coachella: April 10 – 19
Stagecoach: April 24-26
Park City, UT
Sundance Film Festival
Film buffs and stars from around the globe converge in Utah for this week long event showcasing some of the year’s most artfully created films.
January 23 – February 2
Those hoping to stay at a Marriott Vacation Club Resort during these top event weeks should plan to book their stays well in advance. Be sure to take advantage of the 12-month (or 13-month) booking windows for the best chance of securing a reservation at these locations during these extremely popular events.