For people who are planning a European adventure this summer, there are many interesting festivals taking place in Europe during August.
Whether you want to explore another country’s art, music, or culture, there seems to be something going on for everyone.
Here are 3 exciting European festivals happening in August 2018:
Where: Waterford, Ireland
When: August 3 - 5, 2018
This free, three-day festival features live music, a parade, fireworks, and street performances. The thirteen-year-old festival takes place in Waterford’s “narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings” and now attracts more than 100,000 people from around the world each year.
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
When: August 3 - 27, 2018
The Edinburgh International Festival celebrates the performing arts with a long list of events including fireworks, talks and workshops, opera, dance, theatre, and more. This festival was established in 1947 and aims to attract both audiences and artists from around the world.
Where: Bilbao, Spain
When: August 18 - 26, 2018
This week-long Basque celebration features many events, like free concerts, strongman contests, and fireworks. This is the festival's 40th year running, and it traditionally starts with the ceremonial launch of a small rocket. Festival activities take place around Bilbao, including the Arenal enclosure, Doña Casilda Park, and Etxebarria Park.