First up is La Tomatina, the world's biggest food fight in Buñol, Spain, on August 28, 2024. Get ready to be covered head-to-toe in juicy, squishy tomatoes as you join thousands of people in this crazy festival. It's the perfect excuse to let loose and throw food at strangers without getting into trouble.
Next, head to Valencia, Spain, for Las Fallas, held every year in the first three weeks of March. Imagine burning gigantic papier-mâché sculptures that took months to make, all while drinking copious amounts of sangria. It's like a chaotic art show with a fiery finale.
Of course, we can't talk about European festivals without mentioning Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, from 21 September to October 6, 2024. Get your lederhosen and dirndl ready for two weeks of beer, pretzels, and endless merriment. You'll be dancing on tables with strangers before you know it.
For music lovers, the BBK Festival in Bilbao, Spain, is the place to be. With past headliners like The Strokes and Florence and the Machine, you'll be singing and dancing under the Spanish sun for three days straight. Plus, there's nothing quite like partying in a foreign country with a bunch of strangers. The festival kicks off annually in July, upcoming dates are 6-8th July, 2023.
And finally, for those who love the sea, Yacht Week in Croatia is an experience of a lifetime. Spend a week sailing the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea with your closest friends, drinking cocktails and dancing on deck. It's a festival that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Yacht Week is offered in different destinations across various time of the year.
So there you have it, folks. Five festivals that should be on everyone's European bucket list. Whether you're covered in tomatoes, dancing with strangers, or sailing the sea, these festivals will surely provide memories that will last a lifetime.