Wherever you choose to book this summer it is always good to experience the culture of the country that you visit. Whether you have already sorted your getaway or are looking for some inspiration; read our summer itinerary of what is going on across the months of summer to help make your next trip extra special!
|Barcelona, Spain||Spanish music festival featuring Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean and Bon Iver.
Celebration of Catalan culture with concerts, live music events, fireworks displays and the main event being the ‘correfoc’ a procession of dragons and devils that run through the streets as well as ‘castells’ (human towers) and light projections
|May 31st – June 4th
|El Rocio Pilgrimage||June||Andalucia, Spain||Cultural pilgrimage celebrating patron saints and famous local figures across the region. Expect flamenco music and an exciting magnificent atmosphere.||June 5th||Free|
|Medieval Rose Festival
The Cretan Wine Festival
|Providing visitors with a stunning tour of the medieval town of Rhodes, this festival celebrates the island’s Byzantine and Medieval history in style with jaw-dropping parades and re-enactments of pivotal historic events.
In the small town of Rethymno, between Chania and Heraklion showcases traditional folk music, free wine tasting amongst the beautiful surroundings of the towns public gardens.
May 31st-August 30th
|Split Summer Festival||July-August||Split, Croatia||This yearly event celebrates Croatia’s performing arts scene, covering jazz concerts, film festivals and a host of other entertainment.||Daily from July – August||Prices vary|
|InMusic Festival||June||Zagreb, Croatia||Lake Jarun hosts a number of internationally-recognised bands including Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Alt-J.||19-21st June||€34|
|Madeira Atlantic Festival||June||Madeira, Portugal||Featuring stunning pyromusical shows, festivities focused on the three saints of St Anthony, St John and St Peter and a host of theatre shows, the festival attracts tourists to Madeira year after year.||June 3rd – 24||Prices vary|
|Cultural Festival||August||Stockholm, Sweden||Spread across 14 islands, Swedens captial offers a collection of cool attractions from out door theatre to reggae. Every year they celebrate a theme, for 2017 they will feature inspiration from India through dances, literature, exhbitions and theatre.||15-20 Aug||Free|
|Mallorca LIVE Festival||May||Mallorca, Spain||Featuring a fantastic combination of live music, urban and visual art, this event showcases the island’s fascinating culture while hosting top music acts.||May 12-13||€40|
|Bonfires of San Juan
La Tomatina, Bunol
|Alicante, Spain||This fiesta features extraordinary music, beautiful colours and stunning fireworks as locals celebrate the start of summer.
This festival features the worlds largest food fight and is one of Europes craziest events- well worth the 2 hour drive from Alicante. The week long festival includes tomato throwing, music, parades, dancing and fireworks
|Prices vary for individual events.
Packages start from €99
|La Tomatina||August||Bunol, Valencia, Spain||Ever wanted to have a huge tomato fight? Well, this is exactly that! Thousands of people travel from across the globe to cover each other in more than one hundred metric tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes.||August 30th||Packages start from €99|
|Summer Festival||July & August||Dubrovnik||See 2,000 artists and around 60,000 visitors from around the world flock to the beautiful coastal area of Dubrovnik. This is a great display of classical & folk music, theatre, dance and flm.||Prices vary|
|June-July||Madrid, Spain||Madrid’s Gay Pride festival is the biggest in Europe offering one of the worlds most inclusive fiestas which dates from 1979.||23 June-2 July||Free|
|Malaga Feria||August||Malaga, Spain||For a true taste of Spanish culture experience this festival that features bullfighting, sherry and all night party. The streets are decorated with colourful paper lanterns and lights and are followed by fantastic fireworks in the evening.||12-19 Aug||Free|
|Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival||June-Sep||Antalya, Turkey||The enchanting festival takes place in a 2000 year old Roman amphitheatre in Aaspendos. This is the perfect event for opera and ballet lovers!||June 1st-Sep||Prices vary|
|Biennale Art||May||Venice, Italy||Europes biggest art exhibition returns this year featuring contemporary art from 30 countries.||May 13-Nov 26||Prices Vary, can be around € 25|