10 Festivals to visit around the world

Hideout festival Croatia

Want to see how the world parties? I’ve teamed up with Holiday Gems to round up 10 of the best festivals to visit around the world.


Spain is a popular destination for UK tourists but what you didn’t know is, it houses three of the top festivals in the world that see hundreds of thousands of people visit each year. So you’ve heard of a food fight but this is on another level. The La Tomatina Festival takes place at the end of August and it’s basically a huge food party with tomatoes. Sounds fun right? If your into something a lot more extreme, the country also does a Running of the bulls Festival at the beginning of July. This basically where men run away from bulls while thousands of people watch – if that’s your kind of thing! Would you watch or participate?! Anyway if music and dance is your short of thing they also host the world-famous Benicassim Festival in mid July ever year. This see’s international music artists like The Killers, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Liam Gallagher.

Canary Islands

canary island carnival festival

Credit: The leader – Carnival

You’ve heard the term Carnival but you’ve seen nothing unless you’ve visited the popular festival in the Canary Islands. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival happens every year in February to celebrate music, life and colour. Each year they pick a theme such as magic and fantastic creatures to under the sea. It looks like a magic place to go – Cheap Tenerife Holidays 2018/2019.


hideout festival

Credit: Hideout

Arguably this is the no.1 destination for summer music festivals. The rave island has three popular festivals including Hideout Festival – at the end of June, Defected – 9 – 14 August and Fresh Island in mid July. These festivals contain worldwide DJs covering House, Dance and R&B music. I’ve always wanted to go to Hideout – definitely on my bucket list for next year.

Mexico – Cancun

inception festival

Credit: BuckitDream

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll of heard of Spring Break in America. Well one festival in particular is the Inception Festival. This 30 day and night festival showcasing worldwide talent such as Afrojack and Lil Wayne across Cancun’s hottest resorts and clubs. They call this festival the ‘dreamland’ so if you ever fancy popping over to Mexico – go during March.

Brussels – Belgium

Brussel Summer Festival

Credit: Brussels.be

And finally brussels have a Summer Festival every mid August at the Place des Palais and Mont des Arts. This is a music and culture festival with a lot of indie or alternative music.

Do you have any Summer holidays or festivals you are looking forward to? Let me know in the comments. Or if you’re last-minute and still fancy jetting away – check out Holidaygems.
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  1. sunshinesarahxo
    18 June 2018 / 8:00 am

    I wrote a post about European Festivals too!! They do sound better than getting covered in mud at Glastonbury don’t they?! 😛😛 Love the sound of the Mexican festival though as it’s somewhere i have always wanted to visit. Which is your favourite?! Xoxo

  2. Charlene Merrall
    18 June 2018 / 9:50 am

    These sound so amazing, I wish I could go to them all!

  3. 20 June 2018 / 10:20 am

    Love all these festivals – however I would not go to one in spain as I do not approve with the running of the bulls

  4. Louise Clarke
    21 June 2018 / 4:23 am

    I love festivals and I would so like to go to one in Croatia

  5. Brandon Sparks
    21 June 2018 / 4:47 am

    They all sound so great. I am going to try and check a couple out for sure.. Thanks so much..

  6. Jeanette Leighton
    21 June 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Would love to travel one day I’m 39 and am yet to go abroad but hopefully I will

  7. Terrie-Ann Wright
    21 June 2018 / 7:52 pm

    These look amazing!! Would love to go to the Cancun festival

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