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Europe's Can't-Miss Festivals

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From food in Brussels to seeing stars in Cannes, Europe is filled with can't-miss festivals. It's hard not to get amped for the traditional festival season, which spans the warmer months and includes favorites like Glastonbury in England and Pride Festival in Amsterdam. Whatever your festival style, Europe offers something for everyone.
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Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands
We happened to get to Amsterdam just in time for the Gay Pride Canal Parade on the Prinsengracht. The combination of smoke, bubbles, confetti, and pure excitement in the air was intoxicating…mostly in a good way. The parade floats seemed to keep...
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1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
If visiting Cannes is on your list, try to go there during the festival - when the whole city is dressed up and excited about the event. Since its easy access from the near by cities via train, you never have to worry about no place to stay.
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Sentier de l'Embarcadère 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
There are dozens of foodie festivals in Belgium throughout the year, but my favourite, by far, is the EAT! Brussels restaurant festival, in early autumn. Located in the vast Bois de la Cambre Park, you can sample your way around the Brussels...
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Edinburgh, UK
All I can say is: largest arts festival IN THE WORLD. For 50 years, Scotland's capital city has seen a unique explosion of creative energy within the Fringe Festival. It's got EVERYTHING- street performances, theatre, comedy, literature, politics,...
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Salzburg, Austria
The Salzburg Festival is one of the most prestigious assemblies of artists in the world. Each summer, it brings the elite in music and theatre to the charming city where they contend for their audience’s favor. Salzburg becomes a buzzing hub for...
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Jennersdorf, Austria
The Opera Festival Jennersdorf, in southern Burgenland’s “3-countries-Triangle”, is a world-class festival performed in a castle set among the pastures and meadows. It is one of Europe’s best intimate opera festivals! Experience it for yourself!
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Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Grachtenfestival is a week-long outdoor classical music festival held every August in Amsterdam. World-famous musicians, ensembles and new talent perform in locations around the city. The festival's grand finale, the free Prinsengracht Concert, is...
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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
As you meander the streets of Florence, the birthplace of the decadent gelato served all over Italy and now the world, you'll notice that about 1 in every 3 shops is either a Gelato shop, exclusively, or serves gelato. Italians are proud, as they...
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5200 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017, USA
For over 25 years, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the world’s second largest Irish celebration. More than 100,000 guests are expected each year. With seven stages, 65 acts and more than 535 performers, there is...
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Lake Geneva
With well over a thousand lakes, Switzerland is blessed with its fair share of stunning bodies of water. The most extensive, however, is Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman), where you can bask in seductive views and amazing sunsets....
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Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
“People can either be over-the-top romantic about Paris, or they think life is ridiculous here,” saysDavid Lebovitz.“I try to strike a middle ground.” Lebovitz, an American, worked for 13 years in the pastry department at Chez Panisse in Berkeley,...
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Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
No celebration brings otherwise reserved Swedes out of their shells more than the summer solstice festival of Midsummer. While its roots are pagan, Midsummer is celebrated by all classes of society. You’ll find folks wearing handmade wildflower...