2023 Sporting Calendar – Bet on Upcoming Events
Welcome to the SBO 2023 Sporting Calendar! With so many major sports events taking place around the globe every year, we created this calendar to ensure you never miss any of the action.
The Ashes and Rugby World Cup are just two of the many major events taking place throughout the year, so please bookmark this page and use it to plan your bets for upcoming sports events.
Sports Events 2023 – A Month by Month Breakdown
Below we provide a breakdown of upcoming sports events by month, covering every sport from American football and basketball to rowing and sailing. We constantly update our sports calendar, so you can rest assured that all of the information below is accurate.
March is a busy month in the sports betting calendar; it’s very much a case of something for everyone, with more than 20 major sporting events promising plenty of drama.
Horse racing fans will roar to get the Cheltenham Festival underway before turning their attention to one of the most prestigious flat races in the world, the Dubai World Cup. The Formula 1 season returns with high-octane action from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
March Madness sees the 64 best college basketball teams battle each other to win the NCAA basketball championship. The World Baseball Classic returns for the first time since 2017, and bats of a different kind will be swinging as the Indian Premier League kicks off.
|2-5 Mar||Golf||Arnold Palmer Invitational||Florida, USA|
|2-5 Mar||Athletics||European Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|2-8 Mar||Squash||CIB Black Ball Squash Open||Cairo, Egypt|
|3-5 Mar||Darts||UK Open||UK|
|3-5 Mar||Rugby||Vancouver Sevens||Vancouver, Canada|
|3-13 Mar||Chess||European Championships||Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia|
|5 Mar||Formula 1||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain|
|6-19 Mar||Tennis||Indian Wells Masters||Indian Wells, USA|
|8-21 Mar||Baseball||World Baseball Classic||Japan, Taiwan & USA|
|9-12 Mar||Golf||The Players Championship||Florida, USA|
|12-17 Mar||Squash||Canary Wharf Classic||London, England|
|14-17 Mar||Horse Racing||Cheltenham Festival||Cheltenham, England|
|14 Mar – 3 Apr||Basketball||March Madness||USA|
|17 Mar||Futsal||Women’s European Championships||Debrecen, Hungary|
|17-19 Mar||Athletics||World Indoor Championships||Nanjing, China|
|18 Mar||Cycling||Milan-San Remo||Italy|
|18-26 Mar||Curling||World Women’s Curling Championships||Sandviken, Sweden|
|19 Mar||Formula 1||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Saudi Arabia|
|20 Mar – 1 June||Cricket||Indian Premier League||India|
|20 Mar – 2 Apr||Tennis||Miami Open||Miami, USA|
|22-26 Mar||Golf||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||Texas, USA|
|26 Mar||Horse Racing||Dubai World Cup||UAE|
|26 Mar||Rowing||The Boat Race||England|
|27 Mar – 2 Apr||Snooker||Tour Championship||Hull, England|
April is an exciting month for fans of every sport. American football fans will be glued to the NFL draft, while basketball and ice hockey fans watch the regular season end and playoffs begin. We even have two nights of entertainment from Hollywood thanks to WrestleMania 39.
The Formula 1 season heats up with races in Australia and Azerbaijan, and there’s no shortage of horse racing action either. Millions of people around the world will tune in to the Grand National, as 40 runners and riders navigate iconic fences such as Becher’s Brook and Canal Turn.
If you enjoy a slower pace, you may be more interested in sporting events coming up in April like the World Men’s Curling Championship, The Masters and the World Snooker Championship.
|1-2 Apr||WWE||WrestleMania||Hollywood, USA|
|1-9 Apr||Curling||World Men’s Curling Championship||Canada|
|2 Apr||Formula 1||Australian Grand Prix||Australia|
|3-9 Apr||Tennis||Charleston Open||Charleston, USA|
|6 Apr||Football||Women’s Finalissima||London, England|
|6-9 Apr||Golf||The Masters||Georgia, USA|
|7 Apr||Horse Racing||All-Weather Championships Finals Day||England|
|9-16 Apr||Tennis||Monte-Carlo Masters||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|10 Apr||Horse Racing||Irish Grand National||Ireland|
|15 Apr||Horse Racing||Grand National||Liverpool, England|
|15 Apr – 1 May||Snooker||World Snooker Championship||Sheffield, England|
|17-23 Apr||Tennis||Stuttgart Open||Stuttgart, Germany|
|17-23 Apr||Tennis||Barcelona Open||Barcelona, Spain|
|20-23 Apr||Golf||The Chevron Championship||Texas, USA|
|22 Apr||Horse Racing||Scottish Grand National||Scotland|
|23 Apr||Athletics||London Marathon||London, England|
|25 Apr – 6 May||Tennis||Madrid Open||Madrid, Spain|
|30 Apr||Formula 1||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Azerbaijan|
May is always one of the busiest and most exciting months in the sports events calendar.
Football leagues around the world wrap up and crown their champions, and two European giants clash in the UEFA Champions League final at the end of the month. May is also a big month for basketball fans, with the NBA playoffs in full swing and the British Basketball Play-off Finals bringing a busy season to a close.
The first and second legs of American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series provide exhilarating action for horse racing enthusiasts. The Formula 1 season revs up with the Miami Grand Prix and Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, and we’re sure many of you will tune in to watch the famous post-race milk celebration for the winner of the Indianapolis 500.
|5-16 May||Multi-sports||South-East Asian Games||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|6 May||Horse Racing||Kentucky Derby||Kentucky, USA|
|7 May||Formula 1||Miami Grand Prix||Miami, USA|
|8-21 May||Tennis||Italian Open||Rome, Italy|
|9-13 May||Entertainment||Eurovision Song Contest||Liverpool, England|
|12-21 May||Ice Hockey||IIHF World Championship||Finland & Latvia|
|14 May||Basketball||British Basketball Play-off Finals||London, England|
|14 May||Football||Women’s FA Cup Final||London, England|
|17-19 May||Horse Racing||Dante Festival||York, England|
|18-21 May||Golf||US PGA Championship||New York, USA|
|19 May||Rugby Union||EPCR Challenge Cup Final||Dublin, Ireland|
|20 May||Horse Racing||Preakness Stakes||USA|
|20 May||Rugby Union||Heineken Champions Cup Final||Dublin, Ireland|
|21 May||Formula 1||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Italy|
|22-28 May||Table Tennis||World Championship||Durban, South Africa|
|27-29 May||Football||EFL Play-Off Finals||London, England|
|28 May||Auto Racing||Indianapolis 500||Indianapolis, USA|
|28 May||Formula 1||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco|
|28 May – 11 Jun||Tennis||French Open||Paris, France|
|30 May – 4 June||Pool||UK Open Pool Championship||London, England|
|31 May||Football||UEFA Europa League Final||Budapest, Hungary|
June is another very eventful month in the sports betting world. Horse racing enthusiasts are in for a treat, as the Belmont Stakes marks the final leg of American racing’s Triple Crown. Don’t forget about the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Royal Ascot, as both always present lucrative betting opportunities.
Basketball and ice hockey fans will be glued to the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals respectively, and there’s plenty of golf and tennis tournaments happening around the world. The first two matches in The Ashes series kick off in June, and the World Cup of Darts never fails to entertain.
|1-4 June||Cricket||England v Ireland Test||London, England|
|3 June||Horse Racing||Epsom Derby||England|
|3 June||Football||FA Cup Final||London, England|
|4 June||Formula 1||Spanish Grand Prix||Spain|
|4 June||Horse Racing||Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe||France|
|7 June||Football||UEFA Europa Conference League Final||Prague, Czech Republic|
|8-11 June||Golf||Scandinavian Mixed||Stockholm, Sweden|
|9-25 June||Multi-sports||European Games||Kraków, Poland|
|10 June||Football||UEFA Champions League Final||Istanbul, Turkey|
|10-11 June||Auto Racing||24 Hours of Le Mans||Le Mans, France|
|11 June||Horse Racing||Belmont Stakes||USA|
|12-18 June||Tennis||Rothesay Open||Nottingham, England|
|15-18 June||Darts||World Cup of Darts||Germany|
|15-18 June||Golf||US Open||California, USA|
|16-20 June||Cricket||The Ashes (1st Test)||Birmingham, England|
|16-25 June||Multi-sports||Special Olympics World Games||Berlin, Germany|
|16 June – 16 Jul||Football||AFC Asian Cup||Qatar|
|18 June||Formula 1||Canadian Grand Prix||Canada|
|19-25 June||Tennis||Cinch Championships||London, England|
|19-25 June||Tennis||Halle Open||Halle, Germany|
|19-25 June||Tennis||Birmingham Classic||Birmingham, England|
|19-25 June||Tennis||German Open||Berlin, Germany|
|20-24 June||Horse Racing||Royal Ascot||England|
|22-25 June||Golf||KPMG Women’s PGA Championship||New Jersey, USA|
|26 June – 1 July||Tennis||Eastbourne International||Eastbourne, England|
|28 June – 2 July||Cricket||The Ashes (2nd Test)||London, England|
|June (tbc)||Basketball||NBA Finals||Venue to be confirmed|
|June (tbc)||Ice Hockey||Stanley Cup Finals||Venue to be confirmed|
July is traditionally one of the least exciting months of the year for sports fans. The NBA Finals just finished, the NFL season is two months away, and football teams are busy arranging transfers and playing friendlies ahead of the new season. However, our list of upcoming sports events indicates there’s no shortage of action this year.
The battle for the yellow jersey begins with a 185km loop ride to mark stage one of the Tour de France. Formula 1 fans have a race to look forward to every weekend, tennis fans will be glued to Wimbledon, the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand, and cricket fans can expect plenty of drama as The Ashes concludes.
|1-23 July||Cycling||Tour de France||France|
|2 July||Formula 1||Austrian Grand Prix||Austria|
|3-16 July||Tennis||Wimbledon||London, England|
|6-9 July||Golf||US Women’s Open||California, USA|
|6-10 July||Cricket||The Ashes (3rd Test)||Leeds, England|
|9 July||Formula 1||British Grand Prix||England|
|10 July – 20 Aug||Football||Women’s World Cup||Australia & New Zealand|
|13-16 July||Golf||Scottish Open||North Berwick, Scotland|
|14-30 July||Multi-sports||World Aquatics Championships||Fukuoka, Japan|
|15-23 July||Darts||World Matchplay||UK|
|19-23 July||Cricket||The Ashes (4th Test)||Manchester, England|
|20-23 July||Golf||The Open Championship||Hoylake, England|
|20 July – 20 Aug||Football||FIFA Women’s World Cup||Australia & New Zealand|
|21-22 July||Horse Racing||King George Diamond Weekend||England|
|23 July||Formula 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungary|
|23-30 July||Cycling||Tour de France Femmes||France|
|24-30 July||Tennis||Hamburg European Open||Hamburg, Germany|
|27-30 July||Golf||Amundi Evian Championship||Evian-les-Bains, France|
|27-31 July||Cricket||The Ashes (5th Test)||London, England|
|28 July – 6 Aug||Netball||Netball World Cup||Cape Town, South Africa|
|30 July||Formula 1||Belgian Grand Prix||Belgium|
|31 July – 6 Aug||Tennis||Washington Open||DC, USA|
|31 July – 6 Aug||Tennis||Silicon Valley Classic||San Jose, USA|
August is a quieter month in the 2023 sporting calendar. The NFL preseason begins, and the MLB season gets more exciting as teams fight to make the playoffs and win their divisions. Major football leagues like the English Premier League kick off once again, while basketball fans can look forward to the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The Hundred returns to excite cricket fans new and old throughout the month, while fans of multi-sports events can tune in to the African Games and World Beach Games. The Sailing World Championships, FIBA Basketball World Cup and US Open are just a few of the other highlights.
|1-27 Aug||Cricket||The Hundred||England|
|3-13 Aug||Cycling||UCI Cycling World Championships||Glasgow, Scotland|
|4-19 Aug||Multi-sports||African Games||Ghana|
|5-12 Aug||Multi-sports||World Beach Games||Bali, Indonesia|
|7-13 Aug||Tennis||National Bank Open||Montreal, Canada|
|10-13 Aug||Golf||AIG Women’s Open||Surrey, England|
|10-13 Aug||Golf||FedEx St. Jude Championship||Tennessee, USA|
|10-20 Aug||Sailing||Sailing World Championships||The Hauge, Netherlands|
|14-20 Aug||Tennis||Cincinnati Masters||Cincinnati, USA|
|17-20 Aug||Golf||BMW Championship||Illinois, USA|
|19-27 Aug||Athletics||IAAF World Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|24-27 Aug||Golf||Tour Championship||Georgia, USA|
|25 Aug – 10 Sept||Basketball||FIBA Basketball World Cup||Indonesia, Japan & Philippines|
|27 Aug||Formula 1||Dutch Grand Prix||Netherlands|
|28 Aug – 10 Sept||Tennis||US Open||New York, USA|
September is a big month in the 2023 sporting calendar. The NFL regular season kicks off as the MLB regular season comes to a close, and we have lots of hard-hitting action to look forward to as the 2023 Rugby World Cup begins.
Formula 1 fans have three weekends of racing to look forward to, with stops in Italy, Singapore and Japan. The biggest stars on the PGA Tour clash as teams from Europe and the United States clash in Italy for the 2023 Ryder Cup. Other notable events include the World Rowing Championships and AFL Grand Final.
|3 Sept||Formula 1||Italian Grand Prix||Italy|
|3-10 Sept||Rowing||World Rowing Championships||Belgrade, Serbia|
|8 Sept – 28 Oct||Rugby||Rugby World Cup||France|
|9-16 Sept||Multi-sports||Invictus Games||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|14-17 Sept||Golf||BMW PGA Championship||Surrey, England|
|17 Sept||Formula 1||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore|
|22-24 Sept||Golf||Solheim Cup||Andalusia, Spain|
|22-24 Sept||Tennis||Laver Cup||Vancouver, Canada|
|23 Sept – 8 Oct||Multi-sports||Asian Games||Hangzhou, China|
|24 Sept||Formula 1||Japanese Grand Prix||Japan|
|28 Sept – 4 Oct||Tennis||China Open||Beijing, China|
|29 Sept – 1 Oct||Golf||Ryder Cup||Rome, Italy|
|30 Sept||AFL||Grand Final||Melbourne, Australia|
There’s no shortage of sporting drama to look forward to in October. The ICC World Cup is one of the most highly anticipated international sports events of the year, and the atmosphere will be electric for every match as India hosts the entire tournament.
Rugby league fans are in for a treat with the NRL Grand Final and Super League Grand Final. Tennis fans can bet on five tournaments throughout the month, including the Shanghai Masters and Paris Masters. And it’s a busy month for Formula 1 fans, with the Qatar Grand Prix, United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix providing three weekends of high-octane drama.
|1 Oct||Rugby League||NRL Grand Final||Brisbane, Australia|
|4-15 Oct||Tennis||Shanghai Masters||Shanghai, China|
|8 Oct||Athletics||Chicago Marathon||Illinois, USA|
|8 Oct||Formula 1||Qatar Grand Prix||Qatar|
|10 Oct – 26 Nov||Cricket||ICC World Cup||India|
|14 Oct||Rugby League||Super League Grand Final||Manchester, England|
|16-22 Oct||Tennis||Japan Open||Tokyo, Japan|
|21 Oct||Horse Racing||The Everest||Australia|
|22 Oct||Formula 1||United States Grand Prix||USA|
|23-29 Oct||Tennis||Vienna Open||Vienna, Austria|
|23-29 Oct||Tennis||Swiss Indoors||Basel, Switzerland|
|29 Oct||Formula 1||Mexico City Grand Prix||Mexico|
|30 Oct – 5 Nov||Tennis||Paris Masters||Paris, France|
Our list of sports events for November may not be long, but they certainly pack a punch and there’s plenty to get excited about no matter your favourite sport.
Horse racing fans can bet on prestigious races like the Breeders’ Cup, Melbourne Cup and Japan Cup, while the Formula 1 season races to a finish with the Brazilian Grand Prix, Las Vegas Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Other notable events include the Grand Slam of Darts, UK Snooker Championship and the World Women’s Handball Championship.
|3-4 Nov||Horse Racing||Breeders’ Cup World Championships||California, USA|
|5 Nov||Formula 1||Brazilian Grand Prix||Brazil|
|7 Nov||Horse Racing||Melbourne Cup||Victoria, Australia|
|11-19 Nov||Darts||Grand Slam of Darts||UK|
|12-19 Nov||Tennis||ATP World Tour Finals||Turin, Italy|
|12-19 Nov||Tennis||Next Gen ATP Finals||Milan, Italy|
|16-19 Nov||Golf||DP World Tour Championship||Dubai, UAE|
|18 Nov||Formula 1||Las Vegas Grand Prix||USA|
|19 Nov – 1 Dec||Multi-sports||Pacific Games||Honiara, Solomon Islands|
|25 Nov – 3 Dec||Snooker||UK Championship||England|
|26 Nov||Formula 1||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||UAE|
|26 Nov||Horse Racing||Japan Cup||Japan|
|30 Nov – 17 Dec||Handball||World Women’s Handball Championship||Denmark, Norway & Sweden|
Although December has the fewest entries in our 2023 sporting calendar, there’s no shortage of betting opportunities. Major sports leagues around the globe are in full swing, and there is a jam-packed schedule to keep everyone entertained during the festive period.
In terms of sports events, December gets underway with the IHF Women’s Handball World Championship in Singapore before all eyes turn to the United Kingdom. The PDC World Darts Championship gets underway at Alexandra Palace in London, and the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse represents the biggest race day in Wales.
|2-10 Dec||Floorball||Women’s Floorball World Championships||Singapore|
|14 Dec – 2 Jan||Darts||PDC World Darts Championship||UK|
|27 Dec||Horse Racing||Welsh Grand National||Wales|
How to Bet on Sports Events
Want to bet on a sports event for the first time but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, it’s a straightforward process. Follow our three-step guide below to bet on upcoming sports events.
Open a Betting Account
First, you must decide where to bet. Simply compare the best betting sites, visit the site that ticks all your boxes and open an account. We only recommend safe and trusted brands, so rest assured you’ll be in good hands.
Make Your First Deposit
You must fund your account to place a bet. Access the cashier and take your pick from the list of deposit options. Enter the necessary payment information and confirm how much you would like to deposit.
Place a Bet
Now your account is funded, it’s time to explore the sports markets. Choose a sport your interested in and compare the latest betting odds for upcoming events. Add a selection to your betting slip, confirm how much you want to bet and then tune in to watch the event.
Bet on Upcoming Sports Events
Now that you know which sports events are around the corner and how to bet on them, it’s time to open an account with one of the best betting sites and predict how all the action will unfold.