Festivals and events in October are a lively blend of music, culture, fun and perfect weather. And if you plan on exploring the world in this month that boasts of the autumn season, you will also be rewarded with picturesque photography opportunities.
Spanning multiple continents and covering several countries, these 7 remarkable festivals and events in October will leave you with beautiful memories…
7 remarkable Festivals and Events in October
1. Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, USA
When: 4th to 14th October
A blend of music and art, the Austin City Limits festival boasts of live musical performances of multiple genres, art installations, city walks and a lot more. Lasting for 10 days, this year’s lineup for the festival includes celebrated names such as Guns N’ Roses, Mumford And Sons, Lizzo, 21 Savage, Billie Eilish, Childish Gambino and Cardi B, to name a few. Now that sounds like one epic musical party that you just have to attend this October!
2. Moga Festival, Essaouira, Morocco
When: 11th to 13th October
The picturesque city of Essaouira located in the African country of Morocco plays host to the vivacious Moga Festival. A unique celebration of electronic music and culture, this festival is just in its 3rd year but is already creating buzz in the music world. This year, the festival will be held on the grounds of Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, and the line up includes indie names such as Achil, Feathered Sun, Kenny Dope, Ojoo Gyal and Bosaina.
3. Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival, Nuuk, Greenland
When: 7th to 13th October
If you want to witness phenomenal music, raw literature and interesting scene acts and want to attend creative and culturally significant seminars, workshops and exhibitions, head over to Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, this October. With an aim of ‘artistic development, collaboration and inspiration’, the Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival is a distinctive experience you can have in your lifetime.
4. Global Village, Dubai, UAE
When: 29th October 2019 to 4th April 2020
A ‘multicultural festival park’, Global Village is a mix of extravagant shopping, delectable food and funfair; it has the perfect recipe for a fun family getaway! If you love travelling but can’t afford to go faraway due to budget constraints, just head over to the Global Village instead, because it combines tourist attractions, cultures and cuisines of over 50 countries every year. Take a selfie with a replica of London’s Big Ben, indulge in some retail therapy at the handicrafts market, go on a thrilling ride of the Ferris wheel, dig into some authentic Italian pizza… The things you can do at the Global Village in Dubai are infinite.
5. Diwali, across India
When: 26th to 29th October
One of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, celebrates the victory of good over evil. Although the festivities are a family affair, there are several cities in the country that come together and celebrate Diwali in different ways. For example, during Diwali, you can enjoy folk performances in Udaipur, or you can witness Dev Deepavali during the Ganga Mahotsav Festival in Varanasi, or you can partake in the Naraka Chaturdashi processions in Goa.
6. Festival of Grape, Oliver, Canada
When: 6th October
Come autumn season and most of the wine producing regions open up their doors to the world! One such region is British Columbia in Canada. And located within this province is the picturesque town of Oliver which annually hosts the Festival of Grape in October. A visit to this fest will see you sampling a variety of local wines, experiencing grape stomping, dancing to live music, hogging on mouth-watering dishes from the parked food trucks, shopping at the Merchant Market and the Fall Art Show and Sale.
7. Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival, Nikko, Japan
When: 16th and 17th October
The Toshogu Shrine in Nikko hosts one of the best autumn festivals in Japan – the Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival. At this festival, you will get to see several breathtaking rituals such as riders on horsebacks shooting targets with arrows, a parade of over 1000 people dressed up in samurai warrior outfits and the spectacular parade which goes down the street from Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine to Otabisho.