Whether you’re a globetrotter or just looking for an excuse to travel, there’s no better way to experience a new culture than by visiting one of these international festivals.
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held every year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The festival dates back to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. To celebrate their marriage and the anniversary of their nuptials each year on October 12th (their wedding day), an elaborate fair was thrown with horse racing and numerous other amusements for guests at Schloss Berg (“Castle Mountain”). This event was so successful that it became an annual tradition that continues today as Oktoberfest!
Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium
Tomorrowland is a music festival that takes place in Boom, Belgium. The event was founded in 2005 and has been held annually since then except for 2012 when it was cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
In 2018, Tomorrowland attracted 400 thousand attendees from over 200 countries worldwide with an average age of 23 years old. The festival offers multiple stages with different genres of music including EDM (electronic dance music), hip-hop and pop music as well as various international artists performing throughout the weekend long event held over two weekends in July each year..The festival also includes food vendors offering typical Belgian cuisine along with other options such as hamburgers & hot dogs; drinks sold at bars located throughout the venue; rides located near main stage entrances including Ferris wheels & roller coasters; camping areas available near entrance gates where attendees reserve space ahead of time via online registration form provided by organizers prior to each year’s event date(s).
The Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada (USA)
The Burning Man Festival is a week-long event that takes place annually in Black Rock City, Nevada. It’s an experiment in community and art, with a focus on radical self-expression, decommodification and self-reliance.
Burning Man began as an outgrowth of a San Francisco performance art group called “Culture Shock” (1984) but soon expanded to become an international phenomenon with events taking place across North America and Europe each year. The event lasts for 7 days in August (last year it was from 31 August 2018 until 6 September 2018).
Participants are known as “participants”, not attendees or festival goers – because there’s no admission fee! Instead of buying tickets to get into Burning Man you must purchase your own supplies including food water etc., which you will then bring along into Black Rock City where all activities take place over the course of one week before being burned at the end of each day by participants themselves using fireworks display instead of matches so make sure if this sounds like something interesting then book yourself some flights now because tickets sell out quick!
Festival No.6 in Portmeirion, Wales (UK)
If you’re looking for a weekend away that’s both beautiful and fun, Festival No.6 is the festival for you. It takes place in Portmeirion, Wales–a village built by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis with Italianate architecture and an aesthetic inspired by Greek islands. The lineup of music, comedy and theatre promises to be great this year with acts like James Bay, Snow Patrol and Mumford & Sons performing on different stages throughout the weekend.
If you’re going solo or want some time away from your friends: go alone! You’ll be able to meet new people just by being open about traveling alone (or at least tell them). I met so many friendly people who were happy to hang out with me at festivals because they enjoy meeting new people too!
Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Located in Chicago, Illinois (USA), Lollapalooza is the largest music festival in America and also one of the most popular. The annual event brings together artists from all genres including rock, punk and electronic dance music for a weekend filled with live performances.
The lineup includes some of today’s biggest stars like Bruno Mars, Lorde and Arctic Monkeys among many others! You can expect over 100 bands performing on eight stages throughout Grant Park during each day of this three-day festival (July 28th-30th).
It is also one of the best places to meet new people as hundreds of thousands attend each year from all over North America!
Verbodenmarkt Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Verbodenmarkt is a yearly event that takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s one of the most popular festivals in Europe and has been held since 1897. The market begins on May 17th and runs until June 1st each year with over 700 vendors selling everything from food to clothing to art pieces.
The main event itself takes place at Westerpark (a large park) where you can expect live music performances by local artists as well as international acts like Lana Del Rey or Solange Knowles! There are also fun activities for children such as face painting and scavenger hunts so bring your kids along too!
If you want to stay close by while enjoying all this excitement, we recommend staying at one of our partner hotels: Hotel de Filosoof or Hotel Arena Amsterdam City Center
These festivals are worth traveling to from anywhere.
The festivals listed below are worth traveling to from anywhere. They’re all in Europe and they’re all outdoor music festivals, but they vary in time length and location. Some take place over just one weekend while others run for a week or more.
The best thing about these festivals is that they’re popular with young people (18-25), so it’s easy to find other people who want to go!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of some of Europe’s best festivals! If you’re looking for a fun vacation, these are some great destinations to consider.