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Europe’s Most Exciting Festivals

Europe’s Most Exciting Festivals


Europe is home to a rich culture of festivals, from world-renowned events like Oktoberfest and La Tomatina to smaller, more intimate gatherings. With so many different festivals taking place across the continent throughout the year, it’s easy to find something that suits every type of personality and taste. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure!

Europe’s Most Exciting Festivals

Venice Carnival

The Venice Carnival is one of Europe’s most exciting festivals, and it’s easy to see why. The city of Venice comes alive with color, music and merriment as locals dress up in costumes and throw themselves into the party spirit.

The dates for this year’s carnival are February 2nd to 5th 2019 (though you may want to check before making any plans).

The main event takes place on Tuesday 4th February where people from all over Italy come together for a huge parade through town led by the King of Carnevale himself – il Re di Carnevale! There are also plenty of other activities going on around town too including concerts by some big name artists like Elisa e le sue Gocce di Sangue or Gianna Nannini.

If you’re not able to make it out there during that time frame then fear not; there are still plenty more opportunities throughout March where you can join in with all kinds of different celebrations taking place across Venice including parades (some featuring floats weighing up to 2 tonnes), masked balls (where everyone wears masks so no one knows who they’re talking too) as well as plenty more concerts which will keep your ears entertained while providing great entertainment value too!

La Tomatina, Buzios, Spain

If you’re looking for a festival that’s out of the ordinary, look no further than La Tomatina in Buzios, Spain. When: August 25th-26th

How big is it? Over 20,000 people come together each year to participate in this tomato-tossing festival.

What happens? Participants are given targets (usually large inflatables) to throw tomatoes at while they’re being pelted by thousands of other tomatoes thrown by other participants. It turns into an all-out food fight!

Where is it? In Buzios’ main square and surrounding streets. How do I get there? You can take a train from Barcelona or Madrid to Valencia Airport which has direct flights from several cities within Europe and then take another flight from Valencia Airport directly into Faro Airport located close enough so that you can easily reach your destination by taxi or bus once you arrive there

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest is an annual 16-day festival held in Munich, Germany. It’s the world’s largest fair and the second largest beer festival after Japan’s Sapporo Beer Festival. The festival takes place on Theresienwiese (Theresa’s fields), where visitors can enjoy traditional Bavarian food such as chicken dance and pork knuckles while drinking beer from one of over six million liters available at Oktoberfest every year!

Thunersee Music Festival, Thun, Switzerland

The Thunersee Music Festival is held every July in Switzerland’s Thunersee Lake. Not only is it one of Europe’s most popular summer festivals, but it also boasts a unique location, beautiful landscape and great music.

It attracts over 100,000 people every year and has been running since 1971!

Copenhagen Carnival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Carnival is a week-long festival held in August. It’s a celebration of the Danish culture, and it has many different activities such as a parade and concerts. The parade takes place on the first Sunday of Carnival and features music, costumes, floats and more!

Womad Festival – World of Music and Dance, UK

Womad is the biggest music festival in the world, and it’s held in the UK every year. The festival features music from all over the globe, including African drumming, Indian classical music and Balkan brass bands. It draws more than 100,000 people each year who come to listen to their favorite performers on stage or just enjoy some great food with friends at one of Womad’s many food stalls.

Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

The largest music festival in Hungary and the biggest on the Danube River, Sziget Festival has been held since 1993. It’s known as the “Woodstock of Europe” and attracts more than 1 million visitors each year (that’s about half of Budapest’s population). The event takes place over five days in August at an island just east of downtown Budapest that is connected to shore by two bridges.

Europe has a rich culture of festivals.

Europe has a rich culture of festivals. These events are a great way to experience the local culture and meet people from all over the world. Festivals can be anything from music festivals, food festivals and sports competitions to community events or religious ceremonies. They can even be as simple as an outdoor picnic on the beach!

The beauty of Europe’s best festivals is that there is something for everyone no matter what your interests may be!


Europe has a rich culture of festivals. Some of them are centuries old, others are more modern but still have their roots in tradition. Festivals can be religious or secular and take place all over the continent. If you’re planning on going to Europe anytime soon, make sure that you don’t miss out on any of these amazing events!