Bumbershoot Festival :: Seattle, Washington

One of the largest festivals of North America, Bumbershoot is an international music and arts festival that is held annually in Seattle, Washington over the Labor Day weekend. The festival is ideally held on the seventy-four acres of Seattle’s City Center that had originally been constructed for the World’s Fair of 1962. Performances cover a [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:02:37+00:00November 15th, 2011|Festivals|0 Comments

Carnival :: Salvador, Brazil

In 2011, Brazil’s historic Salvador will erupt with the unbridled energy of carnival.  It is the world’s biggest and greatest street party, featuring two million revelers and six days of music and dance all set within the paradise of Salvador’s colonial architecture and white-sand beaches. Salvador’s carnival is a descendent of entrudo, or ‘entry’, a [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:03:00+00:00February 25th, 2011|Festivals|0 Comments

Carnival :: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

There is no bad time to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil´s most beautiful city, but the best time is undoubtedly during carnival. As the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue gazes down from his perch on top of Corcovado Mountain, the city explodes with four days of pageantry, music, and dance. The people of Rio de [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:03:06+00:00February 11th, 2011|Festivals|1 Comment

St Ives September Festival :: St Ives, England

During September the seaside town of St Ives in Cornwall, England is home to the St Ives September Festival, one of the longest running festivals of the arts in the United Kingdom. The festival has been going on for over 30 years and runs for 15 days (the 2010 festival runs from Sept 11-25). It [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:03:24+00:00August 18th, 2010|Festivals|0 Comments

Boryeong Mud Festival :: Boryeong, South Korea

Boryeong City in South Korea on the coast of the Yellow Sea was once renowned for its amazing agriculture. Today, however, this same rich earth is drawing millions of visitors to Daecheon Beach in Boryeong City for very different reasons. In 1997, several institutes in South Korea did studies on the soil and determined that [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:03:36+00:00July 27th, 2010|Festivals|0 Comments

Venice Film Festival :: Venice, Italy

Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpe in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. Taking place every year in late August of early September on the island of the Lido, the festival is one of the world’s most prestigious and is also part of the Venice biennale, an exhibition and [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:03:43+00:00July 14th, 2010|Festivals|0 Comments

Battle of the Oranges (Carnevale di Ivrea) :: Ivrea, Italy

Ivrea, a town in northwestern Italy is most famous for its traditional carnival celebration. The core of the Carnevale di Ivrea is the famous Battle of the Oranges where thousands of citizens are divided into nine teams who them violently pelt each other with oranges. These orange battles occur on the traditional carnival days of [...]

By |2014-02-10T11:04:17+00:00July 7th, 2010|Festivals|0 Comments