Sunnydaze Chidren's Festival 2017

Sunnydaze Chidren's Festival

August 19, 2017

Rathbeggan Lakes, Meath, Meath, Ireland

Sunnydaze Children's Festival 2017

Sunnydaze Children's Festival

August 19, 2017

Meath, Ireland

ECHELON Open Air 2017

ECHELON Open Air

August 19, 2017

Texasstraße, Texasstraße 6 Bad Aibling, Germany, Bad Aibling, Germany

Metal Mean 2017

Metal Mean

August 19, 2017

Sur Hodémont, Sur Hodémont 1 Mean, Mean, Belgium

Copenhagen Kizomba Festival 2017

Copenhagen Kizomba Festival

August 19, 2017

Kedelhallen, Nyelandsvej 75A Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Sunnydaze Children's Festival 2017

Sunnydaze Children's Festival

August 19, 2017

Rathbeggan Lakes Dunshaughlin Co. Meath, Dublin, Ireland

Bédat Festival 2017

Bédat Festival

August 19, 2017

Chateau du Bédat, Le Bédat Aignan, Aignan, France

STRAF_WERK 2017

STRAF_WERK

August 19, 2017

Blijburg Aan Zee, Pampuslaan 501 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Roadburn Festival 2017

Roadburn Festival

August 20, 2017

Poppodium 013, Veemarktstraat 44 Tilburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sonus Festival 2017

Sonus Festival

August 20, 2017

Zrce Beach, Pag Island, Croatia

Sonus Festival 2017

Sonus Festival

August 20, 2017

Zrce Beach, Pag Island, Novalja, Croatia

Roadburn Festival 2017

Roadburn Festival

August 20, 2017

Poppodium 013, Veemarktstraat 44 Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands

Zürich Openair 2017

Zürich Openair

August 23, 2017

Zürich Openair Festival Grounds, Flughofstrasse 21 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Baleapop 2017

Baleapop

August 23, 2017

Garden Kolektiboa, 21 Rue de la République Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Air Guitar World Championships 2017

Air Guitar World Championships

August 23, 2017

Oulu, Finland

Kaltenbach Open Air 2017

Kaltenbach Open Air

August 24, 2017

Spital am Semmering, Kaltenbachstraße 14 Spital am Semmering, Spital am Semmering, Austria

Deathfeast Open Air 2017

Deathfeast Open Air

August 24, 2017

Jugendzentrum Andernach, Stadionstraße 88 Andernach, Andernach, Germany

Rock en Seine 2017

Rock en Seine

August 25, 2017

Parc de Saint-Cloud, Domaine National de Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France

Copenhagen Yoga Festival 2017

Copenhagen Yoga Festival

August 25, 2017

Tiøren, Tiøren, Amager Strandvej København, København, Denmark

Museumsuferfest Frankfurt 2017

Museumsuferfest Frankfurt

August 25, 2017

Museumsufer Frankfurt, Museumsufer Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

New Horizons 2017

New Horizons

August 25, 2017

Nürburgring, Otto-Flimm-Str 1 Nürburg, Nürburg, Germany

Positiv Festival 2017

Positiv Festival

August 26, 2017

Dock Des Suds, 12 Rue Urbain V Marseille, Marseille, France

VOLTT Loves Summer Festival 2017

VOLTT Loves Summer Festival

August 26, 2017

NDSM Docklands, Tt Neveritaweg 61 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mysteryland 2017

Mysteryland

August 26, 2017

Vijfhuizen, Netherlands

Mysteryland 2017

Mysteryland

August 26, 2017

Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

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.