Europe

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival – Lerwick

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival – Lerwick

LAST TUESDAY IN JANUARY. IT’S WILD AND WOOLLY UP HERE ON THE SHETLAND ISLES. Which might explain this festival’s obsession …

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St Patrick’s Day – Dublin

St Patrick’s Day – Dublin

17 MARCH. LIKE THE IRISH NEED AN EXCUSE FOR A GUINNESS AND A GOOD TIME. Friday is a good excuse …

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Carnevale – Venice

Carnevale – Venice

LATE JANUARY TO EARLY FEBRUARY. OLD-WORLD, MASKED ELEGANCE. Aside from dapper gondoliers cruising the city’s canals, there are few images …

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Amsterdam Gay Pride/Europride – Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gay Pride/Europride – Amsterdam

LATE AUGUST TO EARLY JULY. THERE ARE GAY PRIDE PARADES ALL OVER THE WORLD – WHY AMSTERDAM? Trying to choose …

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – Speyside, Scotland

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – Speyside, Scotland

APRIL OR MAY. THIS MUST BE PARADISE.   If your idea of paradise involves more whisky than you could poke …

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Oktoberfest – Munich

Oktoberfest – Munich

MID TO LATE SEPTEMBER. AH BEER, GLORIOUS BEER. If you happen to be partial to the amber ale, as millions …

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MAD Symposium – Copenhagen

MAD Symposium – Copenhagen

LATE AUGUST. A SYMPOSIUM? SOUNDS SERIOUS. When famed Danish chef, Rene Redzepi (of Noma note), pulled the symposium together for …

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Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux, France

LATE JUNE. WE SENSE A WINNING COMBINATION OF LOCATION AND THEME HERE. The viticulture gods do shine down on this …

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The International Highline Meeting Festival – Monte Piana

The International Highline Meeting Festival – Monte Piana

SEPTEMBER. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE HERE… Look up. WHOAH, THAT’S A NEW ONE. The festival goers …

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World Body Painting Festival – Portschach

World Body Painting Festival – Portschach

JULY. A STEP ABOVE THE FACE-PAINTING STALL AT OUR LOCAL FETE. This is a go-to destination for anyone who has …

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