If you were looking for motivation to go out and discover the world, here it is.

Here are some of the world’s most unique and exciting events this summer that you are missing out on by not exploring.

Tour de France

It’s the Tour de France. Need I say more?

When: July 2nd

Where: Primarily in France, but often the route makes passes through neighboring countriestour-de-france-244348_1280

4th of July

This year marks the 340th birthday of the U.S. of A, so fireworks shows are bound to be more explosive than ever; barbecues will be even more mouth-watering; and cocktails will be EVEN MORE festive! Red, white, and booze, anyone?

When: July 4th

Where: All over The USsparkler-839806_1920

Biarritz Surf Festival

People come from all over the world to take part in the various exotic water sports compeitions. When not going for a dip in the deep blue water of the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is known for its for its nightlife and grand beachside casino, The Barrière.

When: July 8th-12th

Where: Biarritz, Francesurfer-1149551_1920

Bastille Day

Bastille Day not only commemorates the historic Storming of the Bastille in 1789, during the start of the French Revolution, but also celebrates the Fête de la Fédérationwhich serves as a celebration of the unity of the French nation as a result of being ruled by a new form of national government the following year. Celebrations include fundraising dance parties at fire stations, fireworks shows, jet shows performed by the Air Force, and the biggest parade in all of Europe: a military parade that takes place along the Champs Elysées.

When: July 14th

Where: Throughout all of France

Sziget Festival

One of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, the Sziget Festival offers over 1,000 performances on a lush island in the middle of the Danube, and has been labeled as the European alternative to Burning Man (read ahead!) AND has been ranked as one of the top 5 best festivals in Europe for the last 5 years.

When: August 10th-17th

Where: Budapest, Hungaryconcert-1149979_1920

Burning Man

“A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers”. Every year, tens of thousands of free spirits gather in the desert to create a temporary city dedicated to community, art, and self-expression.

When: August 28th-September 5th

Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, The U.S.

Photo taken by the Bureau of land Management

La Tomatina

Known as the biggest food fight in the world, La Tomatina, is literally an hour-long event that consists of people hurling tomatoes at one other. There are some theories as to how this tradition started, but the most popular and accepted one is, “just because”.

When: August 31st

Where: Buñol, Valencia, Spain (a small handful of cities around the world have started their own tomato fights as well)La_Tomatina_2014

Photo taken by Carlesboveserral


Beer. Pretzels. Dumplings. Cheese. Beer. Ham. Potatoes. Sauerkraut. Beer. Dirndls. Lederhosen. Sausage. Beer. Dancing. Music. Parades. Beer.

When: September 17th-October 2nd

Where: Munich, Germany (but tons of countries around the world have their own Oktoberfest celebrations throughout September and October, all modeled after the Munich festival)Pretty oktoberfest blonde holding beers on a sunny day

If any of these excite you, check out Lastminutetravel.com and download the LMT and WhaToDo apps to help you find the best deal on hotels, activities, and everything in between near your favorite festival!

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