Europe hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Each celebration offers a different environment and celebrates all kinds of things, some can be quite bizarre, but that’s what festivals are for! Below we explore some of the most unusual festivals held in Europe.
Air Guitar Championship Festival
The air guitar festival occurs every year in August, where people all over the world come together and compete with invisible instruments. The festival is held in Finland, and the competition has been a tradition that’s been going on since 1996.
Golden Retriever Festivals
Tomich is a small town in Scotland known as the birthplace of golden retrievers. It’s the perfect festival for dog lovers or for anyone who’s got a thing for golden retrievers. It occurs every year in June, and many owners who own a breed gather together to celebrate their appreciation for the golden retrievers. The celebration consists of many activities including dog contest, dinner dance, mini-games and many more.
La Tomatina is the biggest food fight celebration in the world. It is held every summer around August in Spain. People who are joining can throw overripe tomatoes at anyone taking part in the food fight. During the festival, there are also other activities involve, including music, fireworks, parades and so much more. If you’re looking to add something new in your bucket list, this is it!
Beer Floating Festival
The beer floating festival is one of a kind event where everyone gathers around a river on their inflatable boat while having a beer at the same time. It’s an open festival which means that there aren’t any official organisers and anyone is welcome to join. The event occurs every summer and has been going on for over 20 years. It attracts people all over the world. The event is mostly spread through social networks and word of mouth.