Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global festivals in July 2022 from Pennsylvania to Korea, so wherever you are you can join in the celebrations.

Music Festivals in July

Kutztown Folk Festival 2022, Pennsylvania, USA – July 2 – July 10
One of the oldest folk festivals in the States Kutztown Folk Festival is one of the nation’s top celebrations, as well as a journey back in time.
Llangollen Eisteddfod 2022, Wales – July 7 – July 10
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Llangollen Eisteddfod) returns after a two-year pause in July. This is the 75th international music festival based on a message of peace.
Cambridge Folk Festival 2022 – July 28 – July 31
Forget Glastonbury, the Cambridge Folk Festival has been one of the best music festivals in the UK summer festival season.


WOMAD 2022: the World’s Music Festival – July 28 – July 31

Remaining true to its roots, the world music festival started by Peter Gabriel once more has a strong line up of musicians, poets and actors from around the globe.

Carnival in July

Rotterdam Carnival, Rotterdam Unlimited 2022 – July 26 – July 30

Rio and Notting Hill are not the only carnivals, head to the Netherlands second city for the Rotterdam Unlimited Carnival) this summer.

Cultural Festivals in July

Phi Ta Khon Festival, Thailand – July 1-3

Phi Ta Khon Festival is a three-day celebration of masked processions, old traditions and raucous parties where large, traditional ghost masks take centre stage.

Dunmow Flitch Trials 2022, Essex, UK – July 9

A small town in Essex plays host to one of the oldest traditions in England, stretching back to the middle ages. Men and women strive to convince a jury of townsfolk that their marriage is true – all for a flitch of bacon.

Dunmow Flitch of Bacon

Gentse Feesten 2022 (Ghent Festival) in Belgium – July 15 – July 24

During the 10-day Gentse Feesten, the city of Ghent Belgium turns into one of Europe’s largest cultural open air festivals.

The Dancing Devils of Yare, Venezuela – July 16

Alternatively, you can travel to the other side of the world for one of the most colourful festivals the Americas, which dates back to 1749.

Boryeong Mud Festival 2022, South Korea – July 16 – August 15

Meanwhile in South Korea … Expect lots of mud as Boryeong beach gets transformed into a giant celebration of mud. Come prepared.

Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2022 – July 22 – July 31

July is a busy month on the Isle of Wight with the Mardi Gras and Cowes Week, but we highlight the award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe.

Beer Festivals in July

Ealing Beer Festival Festivals in July

Ealing Beer Festival London, 2022 – July 13 – July 16
July is a great month of beer drinkers. One of our favourites is held in Walpole Park, London, where the sun always seems to shine and the beer flows.

Food Festivals in July

Lymington Seafood Festival 2022, New Forest – July 15 – July 17
If you love your seafood then the Lymington Seafood Festival really is the place to head for this summer, held in the beautisul harbourside town in Hampshire.
Rock Oyster Festival Cornwall
Rock Oyster Festival 2022 Cornwall – July 29 – July 31

Alternatively, the Rock Oyster Festival overlooking the Camel Estuary near Padstow, will see some of the UK’s leading food and music experts teaming up.

Pride in July

UK Pride, 2022, Newcastle, UK – July 22 – July 24

This summer will see a plethora of Prides around UK, Europe and the World. In 2022, UK Pride comes to Newcastle.

More Festivals in July 2022

For a full list of July festivals around the world, visit our Events and Festival page.

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