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Candle Festival Thailand

Candle Festival Thailand, 2019

July 16 - July 17
Marking the start of the green (or wet) season, the Candle Festival in July is amongst the most beautiful celebrations in Thailand. Extravagant, intricately-carved candle sculptures...
Boryeong Mud Festival worldwide festivals

Boryeong Mud Festival 2019, South Korea

July 19 - July 28
At the Boryeong Mud Festival 2019 in South Korea, everything revolves around one and one thing only: mud. During 10 days the beach of Boryeong transforms itself into a mud heaven...
Sapporo Summer Festival Japan

Sapporo Summer Festival 2019

July 19 - August 17
Lasting a whole month from mid-July to mid-August, the Sapporo Summer Festival 2019 is packed with a variety of cultural, musical, gastronomical and fireworks events attracting...
Setouchi Triennale Japan

Setouchi Triennale 2019, Japan

July 19 - August 25
Every three years the Setouchi Triennale, one of Japan’s biggest festivals of modern art, takes place in the south-west of the country. Come spring this exceptional celebration...
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival 2019

July 19 - July 28
The 5th Edinburgh Food Festival returns to the Assembly George Square Gardens this July. The only Edinburgh food market festival held in the Scottish capital's city centre...
Gentse Feesten Belgium

Gentse Feesten 2019 (Ghent Festival) in Belgium

July 19 - July 28
During the 10 days of Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival), the entire city of Ghent in Belgium turns into Europe’s largest cultural open air festival with over 3,300 international and local...
Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2019

July 23 - July 28
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the Isle of Wight’s award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe will be from 23 to 28 July, 2019. This year’s Fringe will centre around...
Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

August 1 - August 4
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is a mix of many shades of blues music and even more flavours of craft beers and ciders. Music ranges from blues to...
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