Originally a student protest for democracy in Novi Sad, Serbia, EXIT was dubbed the “Best Major European Festival” at the EU Festival Awards in 2014. The festival takes place in the stunning Petrovaradin Fortress on the banks of the Danube, with parties that go late into the night.
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The streets of Amsterdam are filled with orange during Koningsdag, also known as King’s Day, when over a million people gather in the closed-off city center to party all day and night.
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Every August, the biggest food fight in the world, La Tomatina, attracts around 30,000 people to Buñol, Spain, to party and hurl tomatoes at each other.
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At Distortion, in Copenhagen, Denmark, there are massive street parties during the day, wild parties in the clubs at night, and a multi-day rave in the harbor.
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Summerfest, considered to be the world’s largest music festival, attracts around 900,000 people each year. Set on Milwaukee’s lakefront, the festival’s grounds include an impressive setup of music venues and restaurants that are there yearlong and built specifically for the event. Guests can enjoy over 1,000 performances and indulge in delectable food and fun activities.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosts the biggest Carnival event in the world. The celebration is known for its stunning costumes, talented dancers, and massive parades and street parties.
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A celebration of spring, Holi is a festival that’s celebrated throughout India with a massive fight where people throw vibrant-colored flours at each other. The awe-inspiring display has earned it the nickname “the festival of colors.”
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In July, millions gather in the town of Boryeong, South Korea, to participate in the Boryeong Mud Festival, a massive mud party that goes for 10 days.
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Every August, over 65,000 music and art lovers travel to Nevada’s remote Black Rock Desert to enjoy music performances, wild costumes, and massive fire displays at the temporary community of Burning Man.
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