Top Festivals Around the World in September

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Top Festivals Around the World in September

Burning Man

Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA: 26th August -3rd September 2018 (2019 TBA) For one week 70,000 free spirits create a self-reliant community festival of radical art, self-expression, and awesomeness in the middle of the Black Rock Desert. Find out more.

Grape Throwing Festival

Mallorca, Spain: 8th -22nd September 2018 (2019 TBA) last weekend in September The Grape Throwing Festival is held annually during the last weekend in September and celebrates the grape harvest in the wine-growing village of Binissalem, Mallorca. Find out more.


Oktoberfest

Munich, Germany: 22nd September - 7th October 2018
(21st September - 6th October 2019)  One word: beer. This festival is now held all around the world. It is an important part of Bavarian culture. Find out more.

 

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Top Festivals Around the World in August

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Top Festivals Around the World in August

Gay Pride Parade

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 3rd-5th August 2018 
(2-4th August 2019) A colourful festival that takes over Amsterdam’s canals for an unforgettable festival of rainbows. Amsterdam also hosts EuroPride on some occasions so it will be extra special. Find out more.

Lollapalooza

Chicago, USA: 2nd - 6th August 2018
(2019 TBA) A four day Sell out metal, rock, punk, and hip-hop festival with some craft and comedy mixed in. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ellie Goulding, and Radiohead. Find out more.

Spice Mas Carnival


Saint George's, Grenada: 13th-14th August 2018
(2019 TBA) An annual celebration of soca and calypso music that attracts thousands of revelers each year. The carnival consists of many exhilarating festivities such as a J’ouvert celebration, pan drumming ensembles, carnival queen beauty pageant and of course, soca and calypso concerts. Find out more.

Obon Festival

Tokyo, Japan: 13-15th August 2018 (13-15th August 2019) An traditional eye-catching festival where Japanese Families release floating lanterns into the water to represent their ancestors’ spirits being sent off. Find out more.

La Tomatina

Buñol, Spain: 29th August 2018
(28th August 2019) During La Tomatina the streets of Buñol, turn into a free-for-all food fight with Trucks full of over 130,000 kilos of juicy tomatoes. Find out more.

 

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Top Festivals Around the World in July

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Top Festivals Around the World in July

Music City

Nashville, Tenessee, USA: 4th July 2018
(4th July 2019)  One of the biggest 4th of July festivals in the USA, with an amazing fireworks display and some of the best country music the south can offer. Find out more.

San Fermin Festival

Pamplona, Spain: 6-13th July 2018 (6-13th July 2019) Made Famous because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter every morning of the festival lead to the bullring by many celebrators wearing white. But La Fiesta de San Fermin has many other folkloric events to check out. Find out more. More Info.

Pflasterspektakel

Linz, Austria: 19-21st July 2018 (2019 TBA) A huge street art festival celebrated for three days each summer, the festival (whose name means “pavement spectacle” in German) brings together dancers, musicians, mimes, clowns, high-wire walkers, acrobats, fire twirlers, plus performers so unique that they defy classification—and sometimes gravity. Find out more.

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim ( FIB 2018)
 
Benicassim, Valencia, Spain: 19th- 22nd July 2018 (2019 TBA) Benicassim Festival 2018 or Festival Internacional de Benicàssim ( FIB 2018) as it is known in Spain is a 4-day music festival taking place in Benicassim on the east coast of Spain between Valencia and Barcelona. The amazing thing about FIB isn’t just the incredible lineup or the price but that you can forget about taking your wellies as this is a beach holiday by day and a rad festival all night. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in June

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Top Festivals Around the World in June

White Nights Festival/Scarlet Sails

St.Petersburg, Russia: 23rd June 2018
(22nd June 2019) Scarlet Sails is just one part of the white nights festival, including spectacular fireworks, concerts, and a mock battle among pirates in boats on the Neva River. Find out more.

Festival of the Sun (inti raymi)

Cusco, Peru: 24th June 2018 (24th June 2019) An ancient festival celebrating the sun god with Expositions, street fairs, and live music. Find out more.

Glastonbury Music Festival

Somerset, England:
26th June 2019 (Cancelled 2018 due to a fallow year of the festival) A five-day music and contemporary arts festival with some of the worlds biggest named performers come together for the ultimate music festival in Somerset, England. Find out more.
Spanish La Batalla del Vino Festival (The Wine Fight)

Haro, Spain: 29 June 2018
(29th June 2019) Each year on the feast day of patron saint San Pedro/Peter, thousands of thirsty locals and a handful of lucky (wine addicted) tourists climb a mountain in La Rioja, Spain, and throw the sweet red liquid all over each other. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in March

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Top Festivals Around the World in March

The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 2nd-9th March 2019 (9-18 February  2018) A week festival that is held before Lent every year with two million people per day, with an extravagant parade, dancing, colours and alcohol that makes this one of the most exciting and well-known festivals in the world. Find out more.

Mardi Gras

New Orleans, USA: 5th March 2019 (February 13, 2018) Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," The most popular time to visit New Orleans, is the last day of the Carnival season and never disappoints with beads, parades, music and dance. Find out more.

The Battle of the Oranges

Ivrea, Italy: 2nd-5th March 2019
(10-13 February 2018) An enormous food fight where people form organised teams and throw oranges at each other. Find out more.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland, Colorado: 9th- 11th March 2019Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the USA, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland, with three days of frosty hilarity featuring 30 live bands in heated tents and outrageous events like coffin races, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. Find out more.

Calle Ocho

Miami, Florida, USA: 10th March 2019 (11th March 2018) Let the Latin beat take you away at the Calle Ocho street festival in Miami's Little Havana. An exciting Cuban street festival in Little Havana, with food and live music. Find out more.

Las Fallas

Valencia, Spain: 15th-19th March 2019 Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique festivals in Spain - a Spanish fiesta where the whole town is literally set alight. The focus of the festival is the creation and burning of giant carton floats. Find out more.

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival

Dublin, Ireland: 17th March
 2019 Irelands national holiday of parades, costumes, music, comedy, films, and drinking. It is a festival like no other that needs to be added to your bucketlist. Find out more.

Holi Festival

India: 20th -21st March 2019 
(1st-2nd March 2018) A Hindus and Sikh Festival, in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka that celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The main day of this incredibly fun 16-day religious festival is honoured by throwing coloured powder and water at each other. Find out more.

Ultra Music Festival

Miami, Florida:
 29th- 31st March 2019 The world's premier electronic music festival, boasting elite DJs and unparalleled production located in the beautiful city of Miami. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in April

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Top Festivals Around the World in April

Songkran Water Festival

Bangkok, Thailand: 13th- 15th April 2019 (13-15th April 2018) The Thai New Year festival falls on some of the hottest days in Thailand, and people celebrate by throwing water on each other, using water guns, buckets, hoses and even elephants. Find out more.

Sant Jordi Festival

Barcelona, Catalonia 23rd Apil 2019 
(23rd April 2018) Roses, books and lovers: Barcelona is full of them on 23 April. In Catalonia, the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition. Find out More.

Koningsdag (King’s Day)

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 27th April 2019 (27th April 2018) King's Day festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year. Find out more.

Sandfest, Port Aransas

Texas, USA: 27th-29th April 2019
An amazing sand sculpture contest with live entertainment. wander through the incredibly unique artistic displays of the largest sand sculpting fest and competition in the nation, that brings over 100,000 guests to the beaches of Port Aransas. Find out More.

 

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Top Festivals Around the World in January

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Top Festivals Around the World in January

Edinburgh Hogmanay looney dook

Edinburgh, Scotland: 1st January 2019 
The Loony Dook takes place on the first day of each new year. Were thousands of brave people dress up in fancy dress and throw themselves into the freezing cold water of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, just a few miles out of the Scottish capital. This wonderful event brings an end to the amazing Edinburgh Hogmanay. Find out more
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, Heilongjiang, China: 5th January 2019 (February 5, 2018) People build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers. Come to experience the world's largest ice festival in beautiful Harbin city. where sculptures and ice works of chilly art—all made from ice—are scattered throughout Harbin during this colourful two-month ice and snow sculpture festival each January and February. Find out more.

Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah, USA: 24th January - 3rd February 2019 The largest independent film festival in the US and a must for any film fan to Watch both feature-length films and shorts. Find out more.
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

Lerwick, Scotland: 29th January 2019 
Torches, tar barreling, parties, flamboyant costumes, and the burning of a replica Viking ship make this an exciting festival. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in February

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Top Festivals Around the World in February

Chinese New Year 

Beijing, China: 5th February 2019
(February 16th, 2018) The biggest Chinese holiday, with dragons, fireworks, symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns, and celebration, everywhere in China. Although Beijing isn’t the only place to celebrate the Chinese New Year it can be celebrated all over Asia. Find out more.


Carnival of Venice

Venice, Italy: 16th February 2019
(February 13, 2018) One of the most beautiful festivals in the world, people wear masks and elaborate costumes to hide differences among classes, and there are contests for the best costumes. Find out more.


Desert Festival of Jaisalmer


Jaisalmer, India: 17th-19th February 2019
(January 29th, 2018) A cultured festival of events such as camel racing, turban tying, and the longest moustache competition, this quirky Indian festival showcases the cultural wonders of Rajasthan. Find out more.

Pingxi Lantern Festival

Pingxi, Taiwan: 19th February 2019
(March 2nd, 2018). People write their wishes on fire lanterns and release them into the sky together, creating a beautiful spectacle of floating lights. Find out more.

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