Very few things can be more fun and fulfilling than going out for a vacation and end up being part of a local festival that is a cult in the popular psyche. These festivals might differ in genre and taste; but one thing that all of them has in common is the flavor of the land and of their people. Coming up is some of the most famous summer festivals of the world:
Held at the end of July, Cheyenne Frontier Days is amongst the oldest and the largest outdoor rodeo of the world. Held annually, the fest is visited by more than 550,000 visitor every year. The fest is known to feature some of the best rock artists, entertainment and lots of cowboys. You would easily be able to find an authentic native village, museum, western parades and free pancake breakfasts.
Highly acclaimed as the largest art festival of the world, Edinburgh Fringe Festival or 'The Fringe' is almost synonymous with Scotland. Celebrated in August, it is a perfect hang out place for art lovers who can enjoy a performance anywhere- the auditorium, concert halls and even the streets.
Very often seen as an off beat festival, the Burning Man celebrates the spirit of free human expression and self reliance. Some 50,000 people gather at the Black Rock Desert to enjoy the liberty and authority to celebrate life and night in the most liberal manner- no rules, dress code or norms.
Visit the beautiful city of Pamplona during July 6 to July 14 and you will find yourself amidst the festival of Sanfermines! Like all other festivals elsewhere, this one also represents the traditional customs and rituals through parades, fireworks and music. Spectators love the part called encierro, meaning the 'running of the bulls'. Millions of people turn up for this mega event. These festivals are the perfect finishing touch to your summer vacations. Go for them!