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Calling all culture enthusiasts and music lovers! Unleash the fun at Europe's most famous events and top music festivals. Relish this extraordinary fusion of music, culture, and heritage that Europe has to offer.

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Group of friends, two women and two men, dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes, toasting with Maß beer during the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Oktoberfest, September 16 - October 3

Raise your stein and immerse yourself in the spirited celebration of Oktoberfest, the legendary beer festival held a the iconic Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. From the vibrant beer halls and traditional Bavarian music to the mouthwatering cuisine and exuberant "prost!" with locals and visitors alike, experience the rich heritage and contagious merriment of this event. Indulge in the world-renowned beer varieties, don traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen attire, and delight in the thrilling carnival rides and colorful parades that make Oktoberfest an unforgettable journey. So, embrace the spirit and let the joyous festivities of historic Germany's Oktoberfest ignite your senses. Prost!

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Carnival of Venice, January 27 - February 13, 2024

The Venice Carnival is a must-experience, a legendary festival that stands as one of the most enchanting spectacles and one of the biggest festivals in the world. Delve into a realm of elegance and mystery as you witness the hypnotic performances and immerse yourself in the highlights of this extraordinary event. Against the backdrop of Venice's timeless beauty, with its magnificent architecture and romantic waterways, the Venice Carnival transforms the city into a captivating destination like no other. From the elaborate Venetian costumes to the intricately designed masks, legends come to life as performers showcase their artistry. Indulge in the vibrant festivities.

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Amsterdam Light Fest., November 30 - January 21

This art festival is one of top winter festivals in Europe since 2012. Revel in breathtaking light artworks created by talented artists from around the world, transforming the city's charming canals and streets. Don't miss the highlight of the festival - an enchanting canal cruise that takes you on a journey through Amsterdam's waterways, passing by iconic landmarks and illuminated sculptures. In addition, explore captivating art installations throughout the city, including intriguing exhibits at the Artis Amsterdam Zoo and Maritime Museum.

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Group of friends cheering with wine glasses at the Tomorrowland Winter Festival in Alpe d'Huez, France.

Tomorrowland Winter, March 16-23, 2024

Experience the ultimate fusion of electronic music, nature, and winter enchantment at Tomorrowland Winter 2024, one of the best music festivals in Europe. Set against the stunning backdrop of Alpe d'Huez, in France, this annual gathering of music enthusiasts promises a week of unforgettable moments. Enjoy over 100 talented performers ready to take the stage, dance your heart out to the beats of world-class DJs, explore the picturesque slopes during the day, and come together with like-minded festival-goers to create memories that will last a lifetime. Secure your spot at this extraordinary event and embark on an adventure like no other.

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Zermatt Unplugged, April 9-13, 2024

Do you prefer unplugged to electronic music? Are you a music lover searching for the best music festivals in Europe? Look no further than the acclaimed Zermatt Unplugged Festival. In 2024, this renowned festival is set to bring an impressive lineup of unplugged music to the charming Swiss Alps town of Zermatt. Festival-goers can expect an unforgettable experience with stunning mountain scenery as the backdrop to their favorite artists' performances. From day to night, this music festival offers amazing musical experiences. So, mark your calendar, pack your bags, and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime in the heart of Switzerland.

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Vinterjazz Festival, February, 1-25, 2024

When it comes to music festivals in Europe, Vinterjazz in Copenhagen should definitely be on your radar. Vinterjazz stands out due to its exciting array of jazz genres, including experimental, traditional, and contemporary styles. The festival site itself is a spectacle, with multiple venues throughout the city hosting a unique blend of both local and international artists. Even if you're not a jazz enthusiast, there's sure to be something that piques the interest of all festival-goers. So why not broaden your horizons and make Copenhagen your next destination for the ultimate music festival experience? As an additional tip for your summer plans, you can enjoy the summer edition with the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in July. Because festivals are much more than electronic music or pop music, let's jazz!

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Berlinale, February, 15-24, 2024

The Berlinale is one of the most prominent festivals in Europe, drawing in an international crowd eager to experience the latest works from talented filmmakers. Held annually, the festival takes place at a variety of locations throughout the city of Berlin, showcasing a unique selection of films and events for movie enthusiasts of all kinds. Beyond the festival itself, the city of Berlin offers a vibrant and exciting atmosphere, with a rich history and cultural diversity that can be found around every corner. For those who are also electronic music fans, Berlin boasts a lively electronic music scene that is sure to get your feet moving and your heart pumping. Whether you come for the festival or the city itself, the Berlinale and Berlin offer an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world.

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Fallas de Valencia, March, 15-24, 2024

Every year, festivals in Europe draw crowds from across the globe, but none are quite like Fallas in Valencia. Set in the heart of the city centre, this vibrant festival takes place over five days, culminating on the night of March 19th when towering effigies are burned amidst a cacophony of fireworks and cheering. But it's not just about the final night; colorful street parades and endless supplies of paella keep visitors entertained throughout the festival. If you're looking for an unforgettable festival experience, Fallas in Valencia should be at the top of your list of must-see events in Spain.

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Most Popular Festivals & Unique Events

Get ready to experience some of the most vibrant and exciting festivals in Europe! From the colorful Fallas in Valencia, one of the best performing arts festival, to the exhilarating Oktoberfest in Munich, there are countless opportunities to celebrate with locals and immerse yourself in the traditions of these unique events. Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure and captivating mystery of the world-renowned Carnival of Venice or be enchanted by the stunning illuminated canals at the Amsterdam Light Festival. Whether it’s the lively atmosphere, colorful parades, delicious food, or dynamic entertainment that draws you in, these famous European festivals are sure to ignite your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Mark your Calendar: Best Music Festivals

Immerse yourself in the electrifying world of European music festivals as they ignite the winter months with pulsating beats and unforgettable experiences. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey where adrenaline-pumping winter sports meet pulsating electronic music. Europe's winter music festivals, such as Tomorrowland Winter in Alpe d'Huez and Zetmatt Unplugged in Switzerland, offer a unique blend of snow-filled adventures and unforgettable musical experiences. For a unique jazz experience, let Vinterjazz in Copenhagen captivate your soul. These music festivals unite fervent festival-goers from around the world. Join the exhilarating journey that awaits at Europe's vibrant winter festivals.

Get into the Festive Spirit

Indulge in the ultimate playground for festival fans as Europe hosts a plethora of captivating events. From prestigious performing arts festivals showcasing the best of theater, dance, and opera, to contemporary music gatherings that push boundaries, the continent offers an array of unforgettable experiences. Get swept away by the electrifying energy of the biggest music festivals, where world-renowned artists grace the stages and create moments of pure musical bliss. For those seeking a more intimate affair, choose your favorite and unique European boutique festival, where creativity flourishes and a sense of community thrives. Immerse yourself in the richness of European festivals, where the spirit of celebration and artistic expression knows no bounds.

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In addition to Condor airports in the USA and Canada, we have agreements with other airlines to offer you connecting flights from more than 120 airports throughout North America. So, whether you're a fan of electronic music, a foodie looking to indulge at the best food festivals, a lover of performing arts festivals, or someone who wants to feel the rhythm at the most popular dance and music festivals, you'll find the best flight deals with us for the ultimate European experience. Gather your travel buddies, plan your trip, search for your flights, and immerse yourself in the energy of the best festivals in Europe; because where else can you join a continent-wide party, savor authentic European delicacies, dance in historic streets, and say you've truly lived?

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It is always a good time for a European festival

Embark on a year-round celebration of festivals in Europe! Kickstart the festivities with the world-famous Venice Carnival in January and February, known for its grandeur and allure. In the summer months, indulge in non stop music at iconic summer music festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium, Sziget in Budapest, and the legendary Glastonbury Festival in UK. March comes alive with the awe-inspiring Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. As May arrives, savor the fusion of music and gastronomy at the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival and the vibrant Primavera Sound in Barcelona. With an endless array of popular festivals, the rhythm of celebration never ceases. Join the global party and immerse yourself in the pulsating energy that defines these extraordinary events.


What should I pack for a festival trip to Europe?

When it comes to packing for your epic festival adventure, let's make sure you're fully prepared for an unforgettable experience. Start by selecting comfortable clothing that expresses your unique style, allowing you to dance and move freely to the beats. Don't forget your trusty pair of well-worn and sturdy shoes, essential for navigating the music festivals grounds. Be ready for unpredictable weather by packing a stylish raincoat or poncho, and don't skimp on the sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's rays. Bring a small backpack or crossbody bag to carry your essentials, such as a refillable water bottle, portable charger, and some snacks. Don't leave without your ticket, ID, and a travel adapter. Lastly, bring a sense of adventure and an open mind, ready to embrace the vibrant atmosphere and unforgettable moments that await you at the festivals in Europe.


Which one is the best music festival in Europe?

Choosing the 'best' music festivals is like picking a favorite song - it changes with your mood, the weather, and how much glitter you're wearing! Find here some proposals:

Experience the pulsating rhythm of Europe's most celebrated music festivals. Start your journey with the legendary Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium, where the world's top DJs converge to create an unforgettable spectacle. For a diverse musical treat, head over to VeszprémFest in Hungary, where genres from pop to jazz come alive.

In the heart of Somerset, England, you'll find the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival, one of the most illustrious events on the European music calendar. If a week-long cultural extravaganza is your calling, then Sziget Festival in Budapest is the place to be, showcasing a variety of music genres and cultural activities that attract global audiences.

For rock and pop enthusiasts, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark offers an electrifying lineup of artists. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the eclectic mix of pop, rock, and underground dance music at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain.

Feel the beat of electronic music at Germany's MELT Festival, one of the best European music festivals, set in the unique location of Ferropolis, or let your hair down at the main stage of the Download Festival in the UK, a must-visit for rock and heavy metal fans.

And there's more! Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Benicàssim in Spain, known for its indie and rock performances, or explore the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK, one of the oldest music festivals in the world. Experience the fusion of modern and classical music at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, or join the crowd at EXIT Festival in Serbia, famous for its diverse music genres and beautiful fortress setting.

So, pack your bags and get ready for a musical journey like no other across Europe, where music festivals promise a unique and unforgettable experience.


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