European festivals in July?
April 1, 2011 2:05 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to find something offbeat/curious/adventurous/ quaint to do in Europe in mid-July. Any suggestions?
posted by twirlypen to media & arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm meeting a friend an we'll have July 8 - 20 free to go wherever we please. We'll be based in London so closer to there is easier, but we're happy to travel too.
I'm having trouble finding something to do because the kind of things I want to find are quite varied overall but fairly specific in their own way. I'm hoping some fellow mefites may have events or festivals in mind that line up with what I'm after.
Things that would qualify:
- events dedicated to something a little odd or mundane - the Essex Biscuit Tin Collectors' Annual Ball, or a syposium for teapot enthusiasts.
- events/festivals for folk, gypsy, jazz, etc. music, or anything with dancing.
- anything involving dress-up or costumes, especially where lots of people get involved.
- a local event, probably small-scaled, that would be entertaining for an enthusiastic outsider.
I hope that gives a bit of an impression of what we're trying to find. Part of the problem is that it would be even better if it's something we didn't really know about beforehand - which makes discovering it tricky. In the past I've stumbled onto a celtic folk festival where we learnt dances and songs and so forth - not something I would have thought to go to, but something that was great fun if you're willing to throw yourself into it. I've tried googling for various festivals and so forth but haven't had much luck.
Any help's very much appreciated!