Europe Festivals 2018, 2019

Tirol International Spring Snow Festival 2018

Tirol International Spring Snow Festival

April 22, 2018

Alp Trida, Samnaun, Samnaun, Switzerland

21st Brussels Short Film Festival 2018

21st Brussels Short Film Festival

April 25, 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Jazzfest Gronau 2018

Jazzfest Gronau

April 26, 2018

Multiple Locations in Gronau, Gronau, Gronau, Germany

Keep It True 2018

Keep It True

April 27, 2018

Tauber-Franken-Halle, Hauptstr 1 Lauda-Königshofen, Lauda-Königshofen, Germany

King's Day (Koningsdag) 2018

King's Day (Koningsdag)

April 27, 2018

Throughout Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Loveland Van Oranje 2018

Loveland Van Oranje

April 27, 2018

Meerpark, Meerpark, Middenmeerpad Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brussels Short Trip 2018

Brussels Short Trip

April 27, 2018

Brussels, Belgium

SLAM! Koningsdag 2018

SLAM! Koningsdag

April 27, 2018

AFAS Stadion, Stadionweg 1 Alkmaar, Netherlands, Alkmaar, Netherlands

Kingsland Festival 2018

Kingsland Festival

April 27, 2018

Het Hulsbeek, Oldenzaal, Netherlands, Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Copenhagen Sakura Festival 2018

Copenhagen Sakura Festival

April 28, 2018

Langelinie Park, Langeliniekaj 2 København, København, Denmark

Frontiers Rock Festival 2018

Frontiers Rock Festival

April 28, 2018

Live Club, Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 58 Milano, Italy, Milano, Italy

MAYDAY Dortmund 2018

MAYDAY Dortmund

April 30, 2018

Westfalenhallen, Rheinlanddamm 200 Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Paaspop 2018

Paaspop

April 30, 2018

Molenheide, De Heikampen 5 Schijndel, Netherlands, Schijndel, Netherlands

Raging Death Date 2018

Raging Death Date

April 31, 2018

Wotufa Saal, Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

Royal Metal Fest 2018

Royal Metal Fest

April, 2018

VoxHall, Århus C, Denmark

Mile of Style Festival 2018

Mile of Style Festival

April, 2018

Aladin, Bremen, Germany

Insane Insanity Fest 8 2018

Insane Insanity Fest 8

April, 2018

Jugendhaus, Erlenbach am Main, Germany

AfryKamera Festiwal Filmów Afrykańskich 2018

AfryKamera Festiwal Filmów Afrykańskich

April, 2018

Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland

Braincore 2018

Braincore

April, 2018

Mj le prisme, Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium

Henk We will meet in the future tense 2018

Henk We will meet in the future tense

April, 2018

NDSM-warf, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SoloMacello Fest 2018

SoloMacello Fest

April, 2018

Lo-Fi, Milano, Italy

Aalborg Architecture Festival 2018

Aalborg Architecture Festival

April, 2018

Multiple Locations in Aalborg, Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Clare Garden Festival 2018

Clare Garden Festival

April, 2018

Ennis Showgrounds, Ennis, Co Clare, Ennis, Ireland

About Festivals in Europe

The diversity of Europe is perhaps broader than any other continent, with an abundance of attractions, landscapes and people across its lands. The continent also holds a number of fantastic events and festivals throughout the year, with plenty of food, cinema, music, drink and a bunch of unique and unusual offerings if you’re seeking something strange.

One of these unique events is La Tomatina, in which thousands of red-splattered fun-lovers throw tomatoes at each other in the small Spanish town of Bunol. Spain also hosts the Running of the Bulls Festival, while the Cheese Rolling Festival sees thousands of hungry Brits chasing cheese down a steep hill. Other oddities include France’s Festival of the Unusual, Wales’ Bog Snorkelling competitions, Finland’s Air Guitar World Championships and Germany’s anti-Santa Krampusnacht… and that’s only the tip of the idiosyncratic iceberg.

Europe’s festival scene is perhaps best known for its music events. The most famous of these include England’s Glastonbury Festival, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, Serbia’s Exit Festival, Barcelona’s Primevera Sound and Budapest’s Sziget. Many of these offer huge names in rock and pop, while others are a more alternative affair with dance, folk, electronic, DJs and plenty more.

One of Europe’s most iconic festivals is the Bavarian bonanza that is Oktoberfest, of which there are many in Germany. These events are a boozy affair full of beer, bratwurst, Lederhosen and polka music. The Oktoberfests throughout the country are raucous, noisy and infectious, and they’re full to the brim with fun and energy.

If you’re looking to fill your belly with more saliva-inducing servings of local food and drink, Europe has plenty of diverse fayre to rumble your tum. Among the tasty offerings are seafood festivals, cheese festivals, wine and beer festivals and plenty more. Some of the most prestigious events include Weimer Onion Festival, Italy’s Slow Food Festival, Taste of London and Bordeaux Wine Festival.

Cultural offerings throughout Europe include Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Festival, Art Basel (which is one of the best modern art festivals on the planet), the Carnival of Venice and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which showcases the work of thousands of high-profile and upcoming minds in the world of theatre. Cinema festivals include the iconic Cannes and offerings in Wroclaw, London and Berlin.

It’s impossible to summarise the breadth and scale of what’s on offer, but there’s plenty for everyone and loads of fun to be had.