11 Festivals in July 2023

Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global music, food, beer and cultural festivals in July 2022 from Pennsylvania to Korea.

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Travel Begins at 40 rounds up the best global festivals in July 2023 from Pennsylvania to South Korea, so wherever you are you can join in the celebrations.

Music Festivals in July

Kutztown Folk Festival, Pennsylvania, USA – July 1 – July 9
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, Wales – July 4 – July 9
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Llangollen Eisteddfod) returns in July. This is the 76th international music festival based on a message of peace.
Cambridge Folk Festival – July 27 – July 30
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 – July 25 – July 29

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

Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival) in Belgium – July 14- July 23

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

Boryeong Mud Festival 2022, South Korea – July 22 – August 6

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 – July 21 – July 30

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 – 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, New Forest – July 14 – July 16
If you love your seafood then the Lymington Seafood Festival really is the place to head for this summer, held in the beautiful harbourside town in Hampshire.
Rock Oyster Festival Cornwall
Rock Oyster Festival Cornwall – July 27 – July 29

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.

More Festivals in July 2023

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

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