13 Must-See Festivals Around the World This Spring
Whether you’re looking for the craziest night that you won’t remember or for something fun and unique to do with your family, find some inspiration in one of these must-see festivals. Which one is your favorite?
Junkanoo Carnival in the Bahamas
A collection of events celebrating the culture and the music of The Bahamas through concerts, street parades, and cultural shows
Grand Bahama, April 14th-16th, 2016
Nassau, May 5th-7th, 2016
Songkran in Thailand
In honor of Thai New Year, splash/super soak/hose/dump buckets of water on anyone and everyone you see not only as a way to pay homage to Buddha, but also as a way to seek good fortune in the coming year
Coachella in Indio, California
Camp out at the festival itself or carpool-chella in so you can spend the weekend partying while watching Coachella’s insane lineup
Weekend 1: April 15th-17th, 2016
Weekend 2: April 22nd-24th, 2016
King’s Day (Koningsdag) in The Netherlands
Dress all in orange and celebrate the King’s Birthday with street and canal markets and huge parties. In Amsterdam alone, the population is literally doubled for Koningsdag, but celebrations are abound all over the country.
April 27th, 2016
Stagecoach in Indio, California
An outdoor country music festival where you’ll never feel more American in your entire life
April 29th-May 1st, 2016
Brighton Festival in Brighton and Hove, England
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of one of Europe’s leading arts festivals; a celebration of music, theatre, dance, art, film, literature, and even circus events in two of the cutest coastal towns in Southern England.
Lightning in a Bottle in Bradley, California
Camping, musical performances, yoga, live painters, a “learning kitchen”, interactive play areas, and a marketplace, among other things, make this an awesome event for any age group..
May 25th-30th, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend in the U.S.)
Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Washington
May 27th-30th, 2016 (Memorial Day)
Governors Ball Music Festival in Manhattan, New York
Games, music, art installations, Manhattan, and food. So. Much. Good. Food.
June 3rd-5th, 2016
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival or Tuen Ng) in China
A Chinese holiday with the longest history, competing teams row their boats to a drumbeat racing to the finish line. In addition to this, everyone throws bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the water as a way to rescue a famous patriotic poet who is said to have drowned on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 277 B.C. Oh, and don’t forget to stand an egg on it’s end at exactly 12:00 noon!
June 9th, 2016 (The 5th day of the 5th lunar month)
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee
“85,000 happy campers. 700 acres of Tennessee nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. Dozens of comedians. Four of the best days ever.”
June 9th-12th, 2016
Chicago Blues Festival in Chicago, Illinois
The largest free blues festival in the world and the largest music festival in Chicago. Why WOULDN’T you want to go?
June 10th-12th, 2016
You have a vision. We have a way to take you there
EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) in Las Vegas
Thrive and survive at the 20th annual world of bright colors, crazy costumes, full-size carnival rides, and electronic dance music in the city of sin itself.
June 17th-19th, 2016
Vegas is a place unlike any other. Explore and plan your stay now!