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
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
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
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
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
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
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