3 European Festivals in August 2017

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For people who are looking to plan a European adventure this summer, there are many interesting festivals taking place in Europe during August.

Whether you want to explore another country’s art, music, or culture, there seems to be something going on for everyone.

Here are 3 exciting European festivals happening in August 2017:

1. Spraoi International Street Festival

Where: Waterford, Ireland

When: August 4 - 6, 2017

This free, three-day festival features live music, a parade, fireworks, and street performances. The thirteen-year-old festival takes place in Waterford’s “narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings” and now attracts more than 100,000 people from around the world each year.

2. The Edinburgh International Festival

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

When: August 4 - 28, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival celebrates the performing arts with a long list of events including fireworks, talks and workshops, opera, dance, theatre, and more. This festival was established in 1947 and aims to attract both audiences and artists from around the world.

3. Aste Nagusia (Translation: Great Week)

Where: Bilbao, Spain

When: August 19 - 27, 2017

This week-long Basque celebration features many events, like free concerts, strong man contests, and fireworks. This is the festival's 40th year running, and it traditionally starts with the ceremonial launch of a small rocket. Festival activities take place around Bilbao, including the Arenal enclosure, Doña Casilda Park, and Etxebarria Park.

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