Spain. Germany. Italy. United States. Who thinks that August is synonymous with sun, sea and relaxation, is wrong. Just give a quick glimpse of the program of events in August, to realize it immediately.
In all likelihood, we are faced with one of the hottest months of the year, with an absolutely incredible number of international events and festivals. Deciding which one is the most interesting is almost impossible. And then, choose according to your destination and your holiday. Probably, a short distance away, you will find the event that is right for you.
In a warm and sunny month, a destination that can unite sea, culture and tradition can not be missing. In Malaga you will find all this. But above all, one of the most anticipated events of August: the Feria de Malaga. It is the most important and well known summer party of the Costa del Sol, also known as the Grand Fiesta del Verano, that is, the Great Summer Festival. It is characterized by a very rich program of events and activities throughout the week. Concerts, exhibitions, games for the little ones, bullfights, flamenco and much more! Appointment from 11 to 18 August.
Remaining in the Spanish theme, at the end of the month, in Bunol, the renowned is celebrated Tomatina, another international highlight. Tons of tomatoes await you for a battle at the last ... ..saly!
In Ferragosto, also in Spain, i Mysteries of Elche they are an ancient medieval theatrical representation, based on texts of the Apocryphal Gospels, with musical accompaniments of different eras, and texts prevalently in the Valencian language. They tell, in two acts, of the Assumption of Mary. Among the events of August of greater charm and suggestion.
If you dream of a holiday in London, try to book for the 26 August. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. One of the most famous and elegant districts. Uncasable lights and colors. Dances, fashion shows and fantastic choreography. And lots of music. Here are the ingredients that make the Notting Hill Carnival, one of the highlights of the London summer program. That's right: a carnival in the middle of summer.
Also in London, at the beginning of the month, you can take a trip to the London Craft Beer Festival, to savor fantastic craft beers, from 03 to 05 August. In the same period, also in Berlin an event is held entirely dedicated to the most beloved blonde. The Berliner Bierfestival is the right opportunity to combine taste and fun in the German capital.
Second appointment of the expected Palio of Siena, among the best events of August in the folk scene. In the frame of the splendid Piazza del Campo, appointment on 16 day with this historical review of which there are traces, even in the distant thirteenth century! Remaining in terms of traditions, always in Italy the Torta dei Fieschi, and the festivities linked to it, recall the sumptuous wedding of the thirteenth century between the Count of Lavagna, the feudal Fiesco family, and the noblewoman Bianca dei Bianchi. On that occasion, the newlyweds decided to offer a giant cake to the entire local population. A sumptuous party and an opportunity to discover the wonderful Liguria.
The musical billboard is also very rich. We report, among the best events of August, the Bestival, a spectacular event established in the 2004 in Great Britain. For its 15a edition, the festival moves to Lulworth Castle, home of the youngest Camp Bestival. A new setting, between green spaces and rolling hills, which make the site perfect for various activities.
Sziget Festival it represents the best answer to those who are looking for an alternative destination to the classic summer holidays. For a week, in the middle of August, you will discover the evocative charm of the Island of Liberty, or Obuda; a fluvial island surrounded by the waters of the Danube.
Among the events of August, for lovers of gastronomy, the Cooking and food Festival It has become an unmissable event in the Copenhagen summer scene. The Festival, by now, can be counted among the most interesting gastronomic events of the Scandinavian panorama. A Festival that combines pleasure and taste with aromas. The whole city is an authentic explosion of flavors, with hundreds of events and initiatives scattered throughout the city. There really is something for everyone.
Worthy conclusion of this article, with two of the most anticipated August events: Mysteryland and Burning Man. Mysterylad it is the oldest and longest-lasting Electronic Music Festival. At least, according to the organizers. Born on a magical night of the distant 1993, he traveled to different places over the years, before finding a permanent home on the beautiful land of Floriade, in Haarlemmermeer. A Festival in which mystery and creativity find their maximum expression, between fantastic and imaginative scenographies. Incredible art installations, more or less gigantic sculptures adorn the whole scene, in an explosion of lights and colors.
Freedom is the slogan of the Burning Man, one of those events that should be seen and experienced at least once in one's life. Black Rock City it is a kind of ghost town, located in the expanse of the desert BlackRock in the State of Nevada, which every year, for only eight days, is populated by thousands of individuals; a sort of temporary metropolis dedicated to the community, art, self-expression and self-confidence; a place of creativity where everyone is welcome. In this "no man's land" the Burning Man, an event that, thanks to its characteristics and expression, is unique all over the planet. An incredible event that, over the years, is finding more and more aficionados.