Travelling the world you're sure to see loads of cool things and have heaps of fun, but if you really want to get into the spirit of the country you're visiting, try timing your trip so it includes one of their major festivals. In most cases, not only do you get to party with the locals, you also get to experience the local culture in a really exciting way!

From music to mayhem and cities to slopes, there are some amazing events on that you can get involved with. Wherever you're heading across the globe, and whatever the season, there will be a festival or event on near you.


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America Festivals

From carnivals to creepiness, you'll find the most diverse range of festivals across North and South America. You can grab your skis and hit the slopes in Whistler, check out tribal art in the USA's Black Rock Desert, get in touch with your dark side in Mexico, and finish up with a huge party in Rio.
Popular America Festivals:
  • Mexico - Day of the Dead
  • USA - Burning Man
  • Brazil - The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro
  • USA - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  • Canada - World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Asia Festivals

It's not just about exotic sites and samurai's in Asia. They also know how to throw a cool event, with tons of festivals you just have to experience for yourself.
There are fire dancers in Thailand, live dance music and displays in India, and skies filled with balloons in Taiwan.
Popular Asia Festivals:
  • India - Goa Sunburn Festival
  • Thailand - Full Moon Party
  • Taiwan - Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival


Europe Festivals

When it comes to a good party, Europe is the king. There are huge music festivals hosting the latest rock bands and DJs, and massive food fights in the streets.
Popular Europe Festivals:
  • Germany - Oktoberfest
  • Belgium - Tomorrowland
  • Spain - La Tomatina
  • England - Glastonbury Music Festival
  • Italy - The Battle of the Oranges
  • Spain - Las Fallas
  • Germany - Nature One Festival

New Zealand and Australia Festivals

There are some awesome festivals right on our own doorstep, or at least across the Tasman. From the truly 'cool' ski and snowboard festival in Queenstown (see what we did there?), to massive parades and fireworks in the streets of Sydney, you don't have to travel to the other side of the world for some must-do events.
Popular New Zealand and Australia Festivals:
  • Australia - Sydney Mardi Gras
  • New Zealand - Queenstown Winter Festival


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