Adventurers have not lived fully until they have tried the absolutely ridiculous sport of watermelon skiing. The wacky event, which started in the watermelon capital of Australia, is finally getting its much-deserved attention.
Sometimes the best festival to immerse with are the boutique ones. Here are the top five boutique festivals in the UK that offer a unique perspective in the arts, film, literature, theater, and best of all, music.
On its 48th year, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will once again take center stage to celebrate music, food, arts and history of Louisiana.
What's in store for the California Honey Festival? Expect honey food, bee-booze, art and music at Historic Downtown Woodland on May 6.
Harbin city, China's "Winter Wonderland" , hold its annual snow and ice festival this December up to February.
Get excited for the 2017 Coachella and prepare them flower crowns and bohemian dresses as Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar will headline the festival.
There are 20 events in total and nearly 200 races within the Henley Royal Regatta, with the most prestigious row being the Grand Challenge Cup for Men’s Eights where you’ll see a few Olympians.
The aftermath is one horrific cleanup. All around, you’ll see fire trucks spraying the streets clean after the most enjoyed battlefield massacre which is La Tomatina.
Esala Perahera can be exhausting and, at times, overwhelming, but it’s one of the world’s best examples of how collective effervescence can encompass not only locals and devotees, but anyone who’s lucky enough to take part in this ancient, alluring festival.
Beside the plethora of areas created for dancing, creating, eating and making, Motion Notion is no slacker on the self-improvement front. Each year workshops take place to allow attendees to try fun activities such as aerial acrobatics and hula hooping.
All the dancing, water balloon tossing and overall fun in the DirtyBird Campout can make a camper thirsty, in which case one heads to the Tree Fort Taproom. Set in the middle of camp, it pours hoppy craft brews under a mighty oak. Couches scattered underneath are for relaxing, while daring types can climb the tree via the ropes and platforms.
Amidst the hippies and Silicon Valley CEOs that populate this pop-up town, the common thread displayed by the Burning Man festival is an appreciation of the life-affirming nature of the artistic spirit.
Positivus offers a wide array of delicacies. Roam past vendors selling traditional Latvian pork and mash or cold beet soup, as well as pizzas, kebabs and other booze-absorbing staples, then take your pick to one of the tables and dig in.
Once the Crop Over festival is formally underway, various parties, concerts, food stalls and other events come up over the summer. It’s generally a laid back, island party vibe until the raucous final weekend.
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta's creative and visual celebration of flight is not to be missed and offers just as much wonder for spectator as participant. It’s a fitting tribute to humankind’s fascination with flight.