• Oktoberfest


    Welcome to Oktoberfest - the world's largest and most celebrated beer festival. Never been? Close your eyes and picture part Disneyland, part Bud Brewery.

  • La Tomatina

    La Tomatina

    Each and every August in Buñol (a picturesque Spanish village just outside of Valencia) La Tomatina, the world's largest food fight is played out.

  • Rio Carnaval

    Rio Carnaval

    Here it is ladies and gentlemen, in all it's drum bangin', booty shakin' finery - the party to end all parties - Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Quebec Winter Carnival

    Quebec Winter Carnaval

    February in Quebec is winter carnival time and whilst the heat may be missing there's plenty of the white stuff, and it's used to create a Carnival celebration like no other.

Festivals in July

July Festivals

What's on This July

As summer peaks in the northern hemisphere, some of the world's biggest celebrations kick into gear. For a slice of the summer festival pie, try running with the bulls at San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, follow the heavily thighed at the Le Tour de France, suck a strawberry and sip some champers at Wimbledon. Then there's B'ESTFEST, Bastille Day, Calgary Stampede, Pori Jazz Fest, Comic-Con, Exit Fest and the Crop Over Festival just for starters.

Festivals in August

August Festivals

What's on This August

For the lovers of weird head to Oulu for the Air Guitar World Championships, or Wales for a little bog snorkelling. The Boomtown Fair does its thing in Buckinghamshire whilst the balloons are ascending at the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. There's Cowes Week, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rabac Summer Festival, the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio and the New France Festival in Quebec.