5 Festivals in June 2023

Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global festivals in June 2023 from Peru to Colorado, so wherever you are you can join in the celebrations.

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Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global festivals in June 2023 from Peru to Colorado, so wherever you are you can join in the celebrations.

Music Festivals in June

Formentera Jazz Festival – 1 to 4 June
Formentera Jazz Festival
Formentera Jazz Festival ©Nerea Coll

Jazz lovers should head to the beautiful Balearic island of Formentera for its annual jazz festival. Featuring emerging and established musicians, the first festival was held in 2015. The festival is a unique musical event that encapsulates the inherent beauty of the island, as well as the freedom that epitomises jazz.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado – 15 to 18 June
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Photo courtesy of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, c. No Coast

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a unique mix of music, comedy, circus and the great outdoors of Colorado. Bluegrass music is a mix of country, folk and blues, while the former mining town of Telluride in the Rocky Mountains provides a beautiful backdrop.

Walking Festival in June

Herefordshire Walking Festival – 17 to 25 June
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Herefordshire Walking Festival

If your idea of fun is taking to the hills then the 20th Herefordshire Walking Festival should be right down your street. Featuring 50 walks ranging from two to 25 miles and various level of difficulty, this will also see the relaunch of the 150-mile circular Herefordshire Trail.

Sun Festivals in June

Stonehenge Summer Solstice – 20 to 21 June
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Stonehenge Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, there is nowhere better celebrate the summer solstice than at Stonehenge. The site is closed to the general public from the afternoon of 20 June to 22 June, allowing devotees to pay worship to the sun, so long as they do so in a respectful manner.

Inti Raymi, Cusco, Peru: Festival of the Sun – 24 June

Inti Raymi Festivals in June

Wiltshire is not the only place where the sun is worshipped. Inti Raymi is one of the most famous festivals in Peru celebrating the Inca Festival of the Sun. Suppressed by Spanish colonialists and the Catholic church, it only restarted in 1944. Inti was the sun god, and the Inca ruler was believed to be the living representative of him. The festival takes place in Cusco, the former Inca capital on 24 June.

More Festivals in June 2023

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

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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