When: August 3-7
Where: Digne-les-Bains, Provence
Nighttime parade of illuminated floats covered in lavender and locals in traditional costumes celebrating with lavender tea, lavender biscuits, syrup, nosegays and lavender paté.
When: August 5-12
Where: Visby, Gotland
Watching knights in medieval attire jousting on galloping horses. With more than 500 events in seven days, festivalgoers can attend tournaments, haggle at markets, listen to storytellers, laugh at court jesters, and marvel at magicians.
When: August 24-26
Where: Festas do Pereiro, Ribatejo province
Dancing until dawn in the town square on the Saturday night, and staying for the Sunday procession of the Virgin to mass. This is a typical Portuguese summer festa, where the whole village celebrates its saint with homecomings, feasting and dancing.
When: September 20-24
Where: Villamartín, Cádiz
Aside from shopping for cows, there’s a chance to catch traditional horse and carriage contests, demonstrations of horsemanship and gutsy flamenco performances.
When: September 1-8
Where: Spetses, Saronic Islands
A lifesize ship set alight under a volley of fireworks, commemorating the 1822 defeat of the Ottoman fleet. Fishing boats lit by candles drift slowly out to sea, surrounding a model Turkish ship.
When: September 1-9
Where: North Ayrshire
Travelling back in time to a Viking village (without the pillaging). The Largs Viking festival goes with a parade, complete with pipers and a re-enacted skirmish; the final weekend includes a torchlit procession, a full-on battle re-creatio, ongship burning and fireworks.
When: September 7-9
The final parade, with scores of lavish regional costumes. First come the men in floral hats, cracking disconcertingly long bullwhips.
When: November 29 - January 20
The 53-day event gathers the best national and international light artists to showcase their work throughout the city center and along its picturesque canals.
When: January 31 - February 3
Where: Verbier, Switzerland
One of the best Alpine events for business executives, Momentum Ski Festival comprises the City Ski Championships, the Alpine Business Forum, and a variety of après ski entertainment.
When: December 31
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
One of the world’s most famous New Year festivals, Hogmanay sees over 140,000 revelers from all corners of the globe joining the vibrant street parties, concerts, and celebrations.
Steeped in tradition and history, locals and tourists alike flock to its towns and cities to celebrate these spectacular and even plain weird festivals every year. Poet Festival dream team organizes single and group tours to join each and every cultural and traditional festival to celebrate with the whole Europe to get closer to the history and traditions and fave a great fun! We know the secret paths to stunning scenery, the hidden history, and the hidden problems — like booking elusive tickets, seats, and tables at amazing local restaurants, not those tourist hangouts or hotels group tours use. Stay up-to-date with all the festival news and travel to Europe with us!
Popularly revered as the San Fermin Festival amongst the locals, this bull run event is a centuries-old tradition that may have started back in 1951. Initially celebrated in October, the festival was soon moved to July for better weather conditions. But why it started is the most amusing thing to know.Read more
Maslenitsa is one of the famous upcoming cultural festivals in Europe 2019 and involves religious carnivals from the Slavic traditions of Eastern Europe. Celebrated eight weeks before Eastern Easter, it has been one of the oldest festivals in Europe in March. During the week of the festival, meat, cheese, and other dairy are permitted for Orthodox Christians, the traditions of the festival are centered so much around this relaxation of the ban that the festival is often called the Cheesefare week or the Crepe Week. One of the largest festivals in Europe, the preparation of crepes in this fest creates a buzz all around the town.Read more
Every winter, Venice bursts into life with fanciful masked balls and extravagant parades. The city’s narrow, enigmatic backstreets and the beautiful Saint Mark’s Square are taken over by mysterious masked revelers, while elegant gondolas filled with fantasy characters glide up and down its beloved canals.Read more