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The Fest300 List highlights the 300 best festivals in the world, curated by festival guruChip Conley and crowdsourced by you, the festival community.

The 2018 Fest300 List

Each year 10% of the annual list is voted in by the international festival community. Get those bucket lists handy – these events serve up the truly remarkable experiences of a lifetime.

AfrikaBurn Calvinia, South Africa
AgitÁgueda Art Festival Águeda, Portugal
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, NM
Amsterdam Dance Event Amsterdam, Netherlands
ARISE Music Festival Loveland, CO
Astral Harvest Driftpile, AB
Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX
Backwoods Camping & Music Festival Ozark, AR
Balaton Sound Zamárdi, Hungary
BaliSpirit Festival Batuan, Indonesia
Bass Coast Merritt, BC
Battle of the Oranges (Storico Carnevale di Ivrea) Ivrea, Italy
Bestival East Lulworth, United Kingdom
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN
Boom Festival Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal
BoomTown Fair Alresford, United Kingdom
Boston Calling Boston, MA
BottleRock Napa Napa, CA
Braemar Gathering Braemar, United Kingdom
BUKU Music + Art Project New Orleans, LA
Burning Man Black Rock City, NV
Byron Bay Bluesfest Tyagarah, NSW
Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
California Roots Music & Arts Festival Monterey, CA
Calle Ocho Miami, FL
Cape Town International Jazz Festival Cape Town, South Africa
Carnaval de Bahidorá Tlaltizapán, Mexico
Carnaval de Québec Québec, QC
Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Carnevale di Venezia Venezia, Italy
Chiang Mai Songkran Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chicago Blues Festival Chicago, IL
Coachella Indio, CA
Colours of Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
Comic-Con International San Diego, CA
Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake Brockworth, United Kingdom
Creamfields Daresbury, United Kingdom
CRSSD Festival San Diego, CA
Dancefestopia Sugar Creek, MO
Desert Hearts Warner Springs, CA
Dimensions Festival Pula, Croatia
Dirtybird Campout Saint Cloud, FL
Donauinselfest Wien, Austria
Download Festival Derby, United Kingdom
Dublin St. Patrick's Festival Dublin, Ireland
Earth Frequency Festival Peak Crossing, QLD
Eastern Electrics London, United Kingdom
EDC Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Electric Castle Bonțida, Romania
Electric Forest Montague, MI
Electric Love Electronic Music Festival Plainfeld, Austria
Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland
Envision Festival Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica
EXIT Festival Novi Sad, Serbia
FESTIMA Dédougou, Burkina Faso
Festival d’été de Québec Québec, QC
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, QC
Festival Mawazine Rabat, Morocco
Festival Number 6 Portmeirion, United Kingdom
Festival Western de St-Tite Saint-Tite, QC
Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen Aspen, CO
FozzyFest Grasmere, BC
Fusion Festival Lärz, Germany
Galungan & Kuningan Ubud, Indonesia
Genius Loci Fest Erendira, Mexico
Glastonbury Festival Pilton, United Kingdom
Global Eclipse Gathering Prineville, OR
Groove Cruise Miami, FL
Hangout Music Fest Gulf Shores, AL
Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival Harbin, China
Hay Festival Wales Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
Holi Mathura-Vrindavan Vrindavan, India
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Iceland Airwaves Reykjavík, Iceland
Imagine Music Festival Atlanta, GA
Inti Raymi Cusco, Peru
Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival Jakarta Utara, Indonesia
Jam Cruise Miami, FL
Joshua Tree Music Festival Joshua Tree, CA
Just For Laughs Montréal Montréal, QC
KAABOO Del Mar, CA
Kalibo Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Kalibo, Philippines
Kanamara Matsuri Kawasaki, Japan
Kumbh Mela Allahabad, India
Lake of Stars Bandawe, Malawi
Las Fallas València, Spain
Latitude Festival Beccles, United Kingdom
Let It Roll Open Air Praha, Czech Republic
Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas, NV
Lightning in a Bottle Bradley, CA
Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Losar Kathmandu, Nepal
Los Diablos Danzantes San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela
Lost Lands Music Festival Thornville, OH
Love International Tisno, Croatia
Luminato Festival Toronto, ON
Maha Shivaratri Kathmandu, Nepal
Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Meadows in the Mountains Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria
Melt! Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Moogfest Durham, NC
Motion Notion Golden, BC
Mountain Jam Hunter, NY
Mount Hagen Cultural Show Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit, MI
MTN Bushfire Malkerns, Swaziland
Mysteryland Hoofddorp, Netherlands
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko, NV
National Grape Harvest Festival (Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia) Mendoza, Argentina
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA
Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Newport Jazz Festival Newport, RI
New York City Wine & Food Festival New York, NY
Noisily Festival Leicester, United Kingdom
Nowhere Castejón de Monegros, Spain
Oasis Festival Marrakech, Morocco
Oerol Terschelling, Netherlands
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FL
Oktoberfest Munich München, Germany
Open'er Festival Gdynia, Poland
Oregon Country Fair Veneta, OR
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Montréal, QC
Outlook Festival Pula, Croatia
Øyafestivalen Sofienberg, Norway
O.Z.O.R.A. Festival Dádpuszta, Hungary
Paradiso Festival Quincy, WA
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Pingxi, Taiwan
Pinkpop Landgraaf, Netherlands
Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
Pohoda Trenčín, Slovakia
Positivus Salacgrīva, Latvia
POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi Honolulu, HI
Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Provinssi Seinäjoki, Finland
Pukkelpop Hasselt, Belgium
Queenstown Winter Festival Queenstown, New Zealand
Rainbow Serpent Festival Lexton, VIC
Rainforest World Music Festival Kuching, Malaysia
Reggae Sumfest Montego Bay, Jamaica
Riot Fest Chicago, IL
Rock am Ring Nürburg, Germany
Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri Okayama, Japan
San Francisco Pride San Francisco, CA
Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) Sapporo, Japan
Sasquatch! Quincy, WA
Secret Solstice Reykjavík, Iceland
Shambala Northampton, United Kingdom
Shambhala Music Festival Salmo, BC
Snowbombing Mayrhofen, Austria
Sónar Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Sonic Bloom Rye, CO
South by Southwest Austin, TX
Splashy Fen Music Festival Underberg, South Africa
Splore Orere Point, New Zealand
Spring Awakening Chicago, IL
Stagecoach Indio, CA
Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival Amesbury, United Kingdom
Strawberry Fields Tocumwal, NSW
Street Parade Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis, SD
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe, IL
Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Sundance Film Festival Park City, UT
Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg, Sweden
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Sydney, NSW
Sziget Budapest, Hungary
Tapati Rapa Nui Hanga Roa, Chile
Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
Thaipusam Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia
The Governors Ball Music Festival New York, NY
Timkat Gondar, Ethiopia
Tomorrowland Boom, Belgium
Tortuga Music Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL
Up Helly Aa Lerwick, United Kingdom
Vive Latino Ciudad de México, Mexico
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience New Orleans, LA
Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
Wakakusa Yamayaki Nara, Japan
Wanderlust Kahuku, HI
Wilderness Festival Charlbury, United Kingdom
WOMAD UK Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Wonderfruit Festival Pattaya, Thailand
Woodstock Festival Poland Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland
World Bodypainting Festival Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
World Buskers Festival Christchurch, New Zealand

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