August Festivals

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Festivals in August

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A Taste of Donegal

A Taste of Donegal

Treat your tastebuds at the annual, A Taste of Donegal Food Festival. For three days each August, foodies from near and far descend upon Donegal ...
Europe Ireland Donegal Food Festivals Community Festivals August
Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival

Since 1965, the Aarhus Festival has been presenting its own special blend of art and culture to locals and visitors alike. For ten days over ...
Europe Denmark Aarhus Performing Arts Festivals Art Festivals August
Air Guitar World Championships

Air Guitar World Championships

No guitar, never mind, take matters into your own hands — literally — at the Air Guitar World Championships. For four days each August rockers ...
Europe Finland Oulu Bizarre Festivals August
Art Goes Kapakka

Art Goes Kapakka

Part of the Helsinki Festival, Art Goes Kapakka takes performance art to the bars, restaurants and cafes of the capital. For ten days and nights ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Performing Arts Festivals Art Festivals August
Bahrain Summer Festival

Bahrain Summer Festival

The Bahrain Summer Festival will once again bring its cultural program to Nakhool City this August. The action-packed lineup of family-friendly shows and events promise ...
Middle East Bahrain Manama Family Festivals August
Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Late in the winter every second year, Central Victoria becomes Australia's focal point for photography. Beautiful Ballarat, once famous for its gold rush, today draws ...
Pacific Australia Ballarat Photography Festivals Art Festivals August
Balls of Fire

Balls of Fire

Great balls of fire! Every August 31st in the El Salvador city of Nejapa, youths with painted faces take to the street to hurl fireballs ...
Central America El Salvador Nejapa Bizarre Festivals Traditional Festivals August
Barthelmarkt

Barthelmarkt

Don the dirndl or pop on the leather shorts and make your way to Manching near Ingolstadt for four days of beer-based fun. Though first ...
Europe Germany Manching Beer Festivals Traditional Festivals August
Beach Street Festival

Beach Street Festival

Lesbos' Beach Street Festival is an annual electronic dance music festival with a street art twist. For three days each August, the Greek isle plays ...
Europe Greece Mytilene Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Belgrade Beer Fest

Belgrade Beer Fest

Beer lovers rejoice! Each and every August, aficionados of the amber liquid descend upon the Serbian capital for their annual monster of a beer gathering, ...
Europe Serbia Belgrade Beer Festivals August
Birdfair

Birdfair

Ornithologists flock to Birdfair each August for three days of all things avian. Described as the ornithologist's Glastonbury, Birdfair covers the whole spectrum of the ...
Europe England Egleton Birdwatching Festivals August
Boardmasters

Boardmasters

For five long Cornish summer days in August, Boardmasters brings the very best of coastal entertainment to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay. Try ...
Europe England Newquay Summer Festivals August
Boom Festival

Boom Festival

Since 1997 near Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, on the shores of an enchanting lake, near the Spanish border, BOOM Festival has been doing its thing for the ...
Europe Portugal Idanha-a-Nova Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Bournemouth Air Festival

Bournemouth Air Festival

Award winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has been thrilling spectators since 1998. Take in modern and historical aircraft from both the Royal ...
Europe England Bournemouth Air Shows Family Festivals August
Bremen Maritime Festival

Bremen Maritime Festival

Get nautical with the sea-loving folk of Bremen at their annual Maritime Festival. Join 60,000 revellers as they head to the harbour and maritime mile ...
Europe Germany Bremen Nautical Events Rock Festivals August
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

From dawn to dusk, for four nights each August, it's all about the International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol. Early risers can grab a coffee and ...
Europe England Bristol Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals August
Brussels Summer Festival

Brussels Summer Festival

Widely recognised as Belgium's premier summer cultural event, the Brussels Summer Festival mixes an eclectic music programme, with museum exhibitions, street theatre and more. Set ...
Europe Belgium Brussels Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals August
Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot

From humble beginnings in 1971, Seattle's Bumbershoot has grown to become one of America's most loved festivals. Over Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center, ...
North America United States Washington Seattle, WA Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals August
Burning Man

Burning Man

From where there was nothing, Burning Man emerges in a sandstorm of futuristic surrealism for eight days each August. Burning Man's not a festival, that's ...
North America United States Nevada Black Rock City, NV Art Festivals Bizarre Festivals August
Copenhagen Pride

Copenhagen Pride

The travelling rainbow flag flies proudly above captivating Copenhagen for four days each August. Copenhagen Pride activities are centered on City Hall Square — renamed ...
Europe Denmark Copenhagen Pride Festivals Street Parades August
Cowes Week

Cowes Week

When the fickle British weather's on song and the breeze is light but consistent, there ain't no place like Cowes on the Isle of Wight ...
Europe England Isle of Wight Nautical Events Sporting Events August
Creamfields

Creamfields

Looking to shake ya groove thing this August bank holiday long weekend? Gather a gaggle of friends, pack your tent and make your way to ...
Europe England Daresbury Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Join the masses for 25 days this August as the streets and venues of Edinburgh come alive with unbridled creativity. Every year thousands of performers ...
Europe Scotland Edinburgh Fringe Festivals Performing Arts Festivals Comedy Festivals August
Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh's International Festival presents a diverse and rich mix of classical, dance, drama and opera productions performed in some of the city's most loved and ...
Europe Scotland Edinburgh Classical Music and Opera Festivals August
Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

As Scottish as Sean Connery hoeing into a haggis or Robert the Bruce sipping a wee dram, it's Edinburgh's famous Military Tattoo, held annually each ...
Europe Scotland Edinburgh Celtic Festivals Traditional Festivals Cultural Festivals August
European Medieval Festival

European Medieval Festival

For two days each August, step out of Horsens city centre and into the former state prison — FÆNGSLET — and be transformed back in ...
Europe Denmark Aarhus Medieval Fairs Historical Festivals August
Festa Major de Gracia

Festa Major de Gracia

Barcelona's Gracia district has a bit of a bohemian reputation. Things hang a little looser in Gracia. It has vibrant squares, a bustling bar and ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Street Parties Traditional Festivals August
Fete de Ganesh

Fete de Ganesh

Paris' 18th arrondissement takes on a touch of Mumbai for a day each August during the annual Hindu, Fête de Ganesh. Following a ceremony at ...
Europe France Paris Religious Events Street Parades August
Fetes de Bayonne

Fetes de Bayonne

More than a million revellers descend upon the Basque city of Bayonne for five days each August for the eagerly awaited, Fêtes de Bayonne. With ...
Europe France Bayonne Traditional Festivals Street Parades August
Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia

Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia

If you like your festivals colourful, off the beaten track and with a pan-pipe back beat, then Bolivia's Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia may ...
South America Bolivia Quillacollo Religious Events Traditional Festivals August
Filmfest St. Anton

Filmfest St. Anton

Has there ever been a more appropriate setting for a mountain and adventure film festival than St. Anton am Arlberg? The picture-postcard, Austrian Alps village ...
Europe Austria St. Anton Film Festivals August
Flow Festival

Flow Festival

For five days each and every August join the beautiful people at Helsinki's world-class, Flow Festival. Set at the site of a disused former power ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals August
Football in the River Championships

Football in the River Championships

The Windrush River is the water in the English village of Bourton-on-the-Water and for one day a year, it's also the venue for one of ...
Europe England Bourton-on-the-Water Bizarre Festivals Sporting Events August
Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival

Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival

In Frankfurt, apple wine is the local tipple of choice. Each August the city celebrates its love of the fermented fruit with the annual Apple ...
Europe Germany Frankfurt Wine Festivals August
Fusion Festival

Fusion Festival

Birmingham's Cofton Park turns up the heat for two nights each August as a plethora of pop purveyors take to the stage top perform their ...
Europe England Birmingham Popular Music Festivals August
Galtres Parklands Festival

Galtres Parklands Festival

On the edge of the spectacular North York Moors National Park, Duncombe Park plays host to the Galtres Parklands Festival over three days each August. ...
Europe England York Beer Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals August
Great British Beer Festival

Great British Beer Festival

Styled as the biggest pub in the world, the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will once again welcome more than 55,000 beer lovers through her ...
Europe England London Beer Festivals August
Hell City Tattoo Festival (Phoenix)

Hell City Tattoo Festival (Phoenix)

Skin art aficionados flock to Phoenix each August for the Hell City Tattoo Festival — a three day, ink-based extravaganza featuring some the finest artists ...
North America United States Arizona Phoenix, AZ Tattoo Conventions August
Helsinki City Marathon

Helsinki City Marathon

Join the lycra-clad throng as they take to the roads of Helsinki for the annual Helsinki City Marathon. Almost half the course follows the city's ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs August
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Innsbruck has long been a centre for early music with a history dating back to the Renaissance era. During the month of August the city's ...
Europe Austria Innsbruck Classical Music and Opera Festivals August
Ironman Boulder

Ironman Boulder

Rated one of the world's most popular triathlon destinations, beloved Boulder now hosts its own full-distance Ironman event. Nestled at the foot of the imposing ...
North America United States Colorado Boulder, CO Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs August
La Tomatina

La Tomatina

On the last Wednesday of August each year thousands of revellers converge on the small Spanish town of Buñol to pick a fight. What began ...
Europe Spain Valencia Bizarre Festivals August
Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

Featuring the biggest names in rock, year in and year out, the Leeds Festival — part of the Reading and Leeds Festivals that share a ...
Europe England Leeds Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Liechtenstein National Day

Liechtenstein National Day

For the 35,000 residents of the Principality of Liechtenstein, August 15th marks a local national holiday, or staatsfeiertag in the local lingo. The official ceremonies ...
Europe Liechtenstein Vaduz National Festivals Family Festivals August
Little League World Series of Baseball

Little League World Series of Baseball

In the States, baseball's little league is big business. Every year since 1947, the sleepy town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania has hosted the world's finest young ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Williamsport, PA Sporting Events Childrens Festivals August
Live Music Festival

Live Music Festival

From hip-hop and r 'n' b, to pop, rock and everything in between, Krakow's Live Music Festival has been serving up an eclectic combo of ...
Europe Poland Krakow Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival, it's a three-day rock extravaganza and fast becoming a windy city institution. It takes place on 115 ...
North America United States Illinois Chicago, IL Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

The annual London Craft Beer Festival prides itself on being all about the diversity in flavour of beer. Connoisseurs can expect big IPAs, rich stouts, ...
Europe England London Craft Beer Festivals Beer Festivals August
MAfestival Bruges

MAfestival Bruges

Founded in 1963, MAfestival Bruges is today one of the world's most renowned early music events. Besides a ten-day calendar marked by performances from some ...
Europe Belgium Bruges Classical Music and Opera Festivals August
Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

Come join lobster lovers from near and far as they devour 20,000 pounds of the delicious crustacean at the annual, Maine Lobster Festival. Over five ...
North America United States Maine Rockland, ME Food Festivals Harvest Festivals August
Maschsee Lake Festival

Maschsee Lake Festival

The Maschsee Lake Festival attracts millions to the shores of Hannover's Maschsee Lake for a grandiose lineup of concerts and performances each summer. Boat cruises, ...
Europe Germany Hannover Summer Festivals Family Festivals August
Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Each August, Melbourne's iconic Forum Theatre hosts the annual Melbourne International Film Festival. Two and a half weeks of international premieres, red carpet glamour and ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Film Festivals August
Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Since 1986, the Melbourne Writers Festival has been a cornerstone of the city's literary culture attracting novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters and bloggers and ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Literature Festivals August
Minnesota Fringe

Minnesota Fringe

Get a fill of fringe theatre this August at Minneapolis' mighty Minnesota Fringe. Minnesota Fringe offers festival-goers over 150 shows in almost 20 venues over ...
North America United States Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Fringe Festivals Comedy Festivals August
Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

For a little over 360 days a year the trendy West London suburb of Notting Hill is a tranquil leafy locale ruled by the latte ...
Europe England London Carnival and Mardi Gras Street Parades Street Parties August
Oslo Jazz Festival

Oslo Jazz Festival

For more than 25 years, the Oslo Jazz Festival has been plying the good people of Oslo with sweet jazz across a wide range of ...
Europe Norway Oslo Jazz Festivals Blues Festivals August
Puck Fair

Puck Fair

For hundreds of years — since at least 1603 — every August 10th, through 12th, the city of Killorglin in Ireland's County Kerry plays host ...
Europe Ireland Killorglin Fairs Family Festivals August
Qingdao Beer Festival

Qingdao Beer Festival

What began back in 1991 as an event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Qingdao City, has rapidly evolved into Asia's biggest beer festival. Today ...
Asia China Qingdao Beer Festivals August
Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival

With a diverse mix of local Borneo-born talent and international acts, the Rainforest World Music Festival held annually near Kuching on the Malaysian island of ...
Asia Malaysia Kuching World Music Festivals August
Raw Power

Raw Power

If your taste in music falls a pole apart from the poppy mainstream, perhaps you're looking for some Raw Power? Some of the very best ...
Europe England London Heavy Metal Festivals August
Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival

Punk is alive and well — kicking and screaming in fact — at Blackpool's annual, Rebellion Festival. For four days on six stages, with over ...
Europe England Blackpool Punk Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Rewind South

Rewind South

Calling all children of the eighties. It's time to slip into that spandex, pop in those shoulder pads and tease up that hair (higher...no...higher). That's ...
Europe England Henley-on-Thames Popular Music Festivals August
SAIL Amsterdam

SAIL Amsterdam

Every five years since 1975 millions of annual visitors have lined the Oostelijke Handelskade for what has been dubbed, "the world's greatest nautical event." Join ...
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam Nautical Events Family Festivals August
Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

In 1995, towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, a group of film enthusiasts initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of ...
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Film Festivals Short Film Festivals August
Silves Medieval Fair

Silves Medieval Fair

Half an hour drive west from Faro is Silves — the capital of the Algarve during the Arab occupation. For ten days each August in ...
Europe Portugal Faro Medieval Fairs Historical Festivals August
South West Four

South West Four

Join dozens of the world's premier DJs, live acts, la crème de la crème of the underground and tens of thousands of dance devotees as ...
Europe England London Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Street Parade (Zurich)

Street Parade (Zurich)

Join the biggest names in techno, trance and house music each August as Europe's summer of dance heads to the streets of Zurich for the ...
Europe Switzerland Zurich Electronic Dance Music Festivals Street Parades August
Strom

Strom

If you worship at the alter of electronica, then Copenhagen's the only place to be come mid August. For seven days and seven nights, Strøm ...
Europe Denmark Copenhagen Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Join the thousands-strong throng of bearded bikers and the company they keep each August in Sturgis, South Dakota for the world-renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. First ...
North America United States South Dakota Sturgis, SD Motorcycle Events August
Stuttgart Wine Festival

Stuttgart Wine Festival

According to questionable sources, there have been times in Stuttgart's history when the townsfolk have had more wine available for consumption than water. To help ...
Europe Germany Stuttgart Wine Festivals August
Sydney Science Festival

Sydney Science Festival

Connect with the science geek within at this year's Science Science Festival. For 13 fact-filled days each August enjoy a programme brimming with talks by ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals August
Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival

Join nigh on half a million revellers as they descend on Beautiful Budapest for one of Europe's biggest summer parties. We're talking the Sziget Festival ...
Europe Hungary Budapest Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Tango Buenos Aires Festival

Tango Buenos Aires Festival

As Argentinian as Maradona sipping a gourd of mate, tango is a national obsession and the cornerstone of a nation's culture. And if didn't have ...
South America Argentina Buenos Aires Dance Festivals Cultural Festivals August
Tauron Nowa Muzyka

Tauron Nowa Muzyka

Tauron Nowa Muzyka sets itself apart from many other festivals across the European summer music calendar by combining an avant-garde programme with a unique setting ...
Europe Poland Katowice Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Tough Mudder (Pittsburgh)

Tough Mudder (Pittsburgh)

Mudders or nutters? You decide! Take a peek under the hood of any one of the 50+ Tough Mudder courses worldwide and you'll discover they ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA Bizarre Festivals Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs August
Transylvania Calling

Transylvania Calling

If you enjoy your electronica with a psychedelic twist and you find yourself in Romania this August when the moon is full, make your way ...
Europe Romania Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Twins Days

Twins Days

No, you're not seeing double! Each and every August in Twinsburg, Ohio, thousands of pairs of twins gather for the annual Twins Days Festival. The ...
North America United States Ohio Twinsburg, OH Bizarre Festivals Family Festivals August
V Festival

V Festival

A staple of the UK summer music festival calendar, the V Festival has been held across two comely stately parks for one epic cross-country weekend ...
Europe England Chelmsford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
V-Dub Island

V-Dub Island

The iconic vee-dub takes centre stage for five days each August at the Isle of Wight's, V-Dub Island. Volkswagen aficionados travel from all over the ...
Europe England Isle of Wight Motor Shows Collectors Festivals August
Wacken Open Air

Wacken Open Air

The village of Wacken may be but a dot on the map of the Northern German region of Schleswig-Holstein but ask any metal-head from Reykjavik ...
Europe Germany Wacken Heavy Metal Festivals Punk Festivals Rock Festivals August
Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival is fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest boutique fests in the UK. Set in the postcard-perfect Cornbury Park — ...
Europe England Oxford Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Woodstock Fruit Festival

Woodstock Fruit Festival

Drop that snickers! Put down that french fry! Now back away from the fridge! It's time to shape up, mister. And what better place to ...
North America United States New York Bolton, NY Lifestyle Festivals Food Festivals August
World Championship of Hen Racing

World Championship of Hen Racing

When you think of the fastest card-carrying members of the animal kingdom, the cheetah, the greyhound, the thoroughbred steed, even the ostrich may spring to ...
Europe England Bonsall Bizarre Festivals August
World Testicle Cooking Championship

World Testicle Cooking Championship

Every summer in Serbia they turn nuts into nibbles at the annual World Testicle Cooking Championships. Cow, boar, lamb, stallion even kangaroo testicles get the ...
Europe Serbia Mutanj Bizarre Festivals Food Festivals August

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