From grooving to musical extravaganzas to being awestruck by art installations bang in the middle of a desert, you will find the month of August rather entertaining, to say the least! We bring you the most happening events and festivals from around the world that take place in the month of August!
6 Exceptional Festivals And Events in August
1. Echowaves Powered By EXIT, Anaklia, Georgia
When: 22nd to 25th August
An epic electronic music festival taking place on the beautiful Anaklia beach of Georgia is what the Echowaves Powered By EXIT festival is all about! A newborn baby in the world of electronic music fests, this festival is just in its 2nd year, but it already boasts of a lineup of famous European artists like Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Eelke Kleijn and South African hip hop group Die Antwoord. Exciting, right?! While you are visiting Anaklia, Georgia, for the festival, you should also check out the other gorgeous cities that this country has to offer. Maybe these Georgia travel packages will help you out with the trip planning.
2. La Tomatina, Bunol, Spain
When: 28th August
La Tomatina, the biggest food fight in the world, is held annually in the month of August at the quaint town of Bunol, Spain. This festival paints the Spanish town of Bunol with an incredible 40 metric tons of tomatoes! And, this year, Holidayme is offering you a Spain travel package that’ll let you experience this epic tomato fight in a remarkable way. This package will include everything, from flight tickets and accommodation to a local tour guide who’ll explain how to enjoy the fest to the fullest!
3. International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, England
When: 8th to 11th August
If you want to experience a unique festival, head over to the UK this August and be awestruck by the humongous and vivid hot air balloons at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. This festival attracts over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe and is also host to several other activities such as Nightglows, model hot air balloon competitions, special shape balloons display, trade ground booths and even spectacular fireworks displays.
4. Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
When: 2nd to 26th August
The world’s ‘greatest platform for creative freedom’, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as its tagline rightly claims, has been defying the norm since 1947! The entire city of Edinburgh opens up its doors, windows and roads for artists and performers from across the globe. Thousands of performers perform on over hundreds of stages built across the city. From musical treats to drama shows to street performance and even dance and acrobatics shows, this festival is a true celebration of art in all its forms.
5. Lollapalooza, Chicago, USA
When: 1st to 4th August
Taking place in the magnificent and historic Grant Park in Chicago, Lollapalooza is a music fest that boasts of hosting some of the most famous names in music. Sample this- in 2019, the Lollapalooza artist lineup includes artists like The Chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne and 21 Savage, to name just a few!
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6. Burning Man, Nevada, USA
When: 26th August to 2nd September
The otherwise quiet and arid Black Rock Desert of Nevada comes alive during August-September when it hosts the Burning Man, a festival that celebrates art, individuality and self-expression in its raw form. A major part of the festival involves art installations by various artists, across the desert landscape. Each sculpture, each installation, has a deep thought behind it, has a story to tell you, only if you listen closely.