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Best Art Festivals in the World Which Cannot be Missed

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Art festivals have a vibe of their own not just with amazing opportunities to see the best of products, but also to meet people of like-minded nature. They bring bonds for life along with great food, mesmerizing vibe and fantastic experiences of a lifetime.

Many travelers love to plan their trips in such a way that it coincides with the Art festival schedule as well.

This not only saves money but also brings some magical traveling memories and the additional perk is gaining a deeper knowledge about the heritage of the place to visit. Here is the list of best art festivals which cannot be missed:

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia (for 31 days and nights during February and March): The largest open art festival in Australia is a magical area for everyone who loves creativity and art. The whole city transforms into a huge art venue with art installations, big sets and performers actively displaying their craft work for the art lovers. February is when this festival happens, and the climate is summery with hazy sunshine, sandy beaches and what not?

Where to stay: The Playford – MGallery by Sofitel, Mayfair Hotel, Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Stamford Plaza Adelaide, InterContinental Adelaide, etc.

Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany: For all the music lovers who love a bit of clubbing, Reeperbahn is the place to be. Commencing in September, this festival hosts around 800 concerts in one place featuring some brilliant artists. Much of indie music and underground genres also commence at this festival!
Where to stay: Le Meridien Hamburg, Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, Grand Elysee Hotel Hamburg, The Westin Hamburg, Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall, etc.

Voga Alla Veneta, Venice, Italy: It’s every traveler’s dream to go around the magical place Venice when a striped Italian boatman cruises you over in a gondola.  This annual gondola race is a treat to watch on the first Saturday of September every year. Witness the gondola’s adventure with various age groups having races and also tremendous fun!

Fete de L’Escalade, Geneva, Switzerland: This traditional event has a history of its own. Interestingly, it is surrounded over chocolate when a 17th century thwarted attack happened by Duke of Savoy who stormed out on Geneva’s fortification walls. A local woman happened to attack them valiantly with a giant pot of chocolate and alerted the soldiers who fought them off. In memory of this event, the soldiers here dress in historical costumes, play drums, and shoot old-time weapons!

Al Dhafra Camel Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The world’s largest camel beauty pageant happens here. Surprised?  The event begins in December till Mid- January which is a celebration of Bedouin.  They are desert living groups who started to become contemporary after the 1950s. The camels are adorned in beautiful accessories and flaunt they beauty and the prettiest and fastest ones are given honors.  The additional perks are amazing food and shopping options!
Where to stay: The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel, Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, etc.

Junkanoo, Nassau, Bahamas: As a part of Christmas celebration, this festival does something quite different. Starting at 2 AM in the morning,  the wonderfully dressed dancers parade around Nassau’s streets rhythmically.  Their exquisite costume handiwork is also displayed at Junkanoo Expo Museum.

Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey: In a memoir of the greatest spiritual poet of all time Rumi, this festival pays an unmatchable tribute for it. The meditative twirling in white robes with matching hats is a delight to watch. The festival falls on November or December as per the Islamic calendar.

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