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

Each year 10% of the annual list is voted in by the international festival community. The 2017 edition will be announced soon so get those bucket lists handy – these events serve up the truly remarkable experiences of a lifetime.

AfrikaBurn Calvinia, South Africa
AFROPUNK FEST Paris, France
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, NM
Amsterdam Dance Event Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ansan Valley Rock Festival Ansan, South Korea
ARISE Music Festival Loveland, CO
Art Basel Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL
Art Outside Rockdale, TX
Astral Harvest Driftpile, AB
Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX
Awakenings Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands
BaliSpirit Festival Batuan, Indonesia
Bass Coast Merritt, BC
Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
Beloved Festival Tidewater, OR
Beltane Fire Festival Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bestival East Lulworth, United Kingdom
Beyond Wonderland Southern California San Bernardino, CA
Big Mountain Music Festival Kaeng Krachan District, Thailand
Boi-Bumbá Parintins, Brazil
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN
Boom Festival Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal
BoomTown Fair Alresford, United Kingdom
Boryeong Mud Festival Boryeong, South Korea
BottleRock Napa Napa, CA
Braemar Gathering Braemar, United Kingdom
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Brooklyn, NY
Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
Burning Man Black Rock City, NV
Burning the Clocks Brighton, United Kingdom
Byron Bay Bluesfest Tyagarah, NSW
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Firenze, Italy
Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
California Roots Music & Arts Festival Monterey, CA
Calle Ocho Miami, FL
Camp Bisco Scranton, PA
Cape Town International Jazz Festival Cape Town, South Africa
Carnaval de Québec Québec, QC
Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Carnevale di Venezia Venezia, Italy
Carnevale di Viareggio Viareggio, Italy
Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY
Chiang Mai Songkran Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chicago Blues Festival Chicago, IL
Cinco de Mayo Puebla Puebla, Mexico
Coachella Indio, CA
Colours of Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
Comic-Con International San Diego, CA
Concurs de Castells Torredembarra, Spain
Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake Brockworth, United Kingdom
Creamfields Daresbury, United Kingdom
Crop Over Bridgetown, Barbados
CRSSD Festival San Diego, CA
Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta Darwin, NT
Da Shuhua Nuanquan, China
Decibel Festival Seattle, WA
Desert Festival of Jaisalmer Jaisalmer, India
Desert Hearts Spring Festival Warner Springs, CA
Día de los Muertos de Oaxaca Oaxaca, Mexico
Dimensions Festival Pula, Croatia
Dinagyang Iloilo City, Philippines
Dirtybird Campout Silverado, CA
Diwali Mumbai Mumbai, India
Donauinselfest Wien, Austria
Download Festival Derby, United Kingdom
Dublin St. Patrick's Festival Dublin, Ireland
EDC Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh's Hogmanay Edinburgh, United Kingdom
El Colacho Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Electric Forest Montague, MI
Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland
Electric Zoo New York, NY
Envision Festival San José, Costa Rica
Esala Perahera Getambe, Sri Lanka
EXIT Festival Novi Sad, Serbia
Festa do São João do Porto Porto, Portugal
FESTIMA Dédougou, Burkina Faso
Festival d’été de Québec Québec, QC
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, QC
Festival International du Sahara de Douz Douz, Tunisia
Festival Mawazine Rabat, Morocco
Festival Number 6 Portmeirion, United Kingdom
Festival of Giants (Fêtes de Gayant) Douai, France
Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen Aspen, CO
Frozen Dead Guy Days Nederland, CO
Fuji Rock Festival Yuzawa, Japan
Further Future Moapa, NV
Fusion Festival Lärz, Germany
Galungan & Kuningan Ubud, Indonesia
Galway Oyster Festival Galway, Ireland
Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport, CT
Gem & Jam Tucson, AZ
Gion Matsuri Kyoto, Japan
Glastonbury Festival Pilton, United Kingdom
Gnaoua World Music Festival (Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde) Essaouira, Morocco
Guru Nanak Jayanti Amritsar, India
Hajj Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Hangout Music Fest Gulf Shores, AL
Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival Harbin, China
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA
Haro Wine Festival (Batalla del Vino) Haro, Spain
Hay Festival Wales Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Heiva I Tahiti Pape'ete, French Polynesia
Henley Royal Regatta Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
High Times Cannabis Cup San Bernardino, CA
Holi Mathura-Vrindavan Vrindavan, India
Holy Ship! Cape Canaveral, FL
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Ibiza Closing Parties Ibiza, Spain
Iceland Airwaves Reykjavík, Iceland
Il Palio Siena, Italy
Imagine Music Festival Atlanta, GA
International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, NM
Inti Raymi Cusco, Peru
Jam Cruise Miami, FL
Joshua Tree Music Festival Joshua Tree, CA
Junkanoo Parade Nassau, Bahamas
Just For Laughs Montréal Montréal, QC
Kalibo Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Kalibo, Philippines
Kanamara Matsuri Kawasaki, Japan
kaZantip Popivka, Ukraine
Key West Fantasy Fest Key West, FL
King's Day (Koningsdag) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Klagenfurt Krampusnacht Klagenfurt, Austria
Kumbh Mela Trimbak, India
La Calaca Festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Lake of Stars Bandawe, Malawi
La Mercè Barcelona, Spain
Las Fallas València, Spain
Lasseters Camel Cup Ilparpa, NT
Latitude Festival Beccles, United Kingdom
La Tomatina Buñol, Spain
Leeds Festival Wetherby, United Kingdom
Lewes Bonfire Night Lewes, United Kingdom
Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas, NV
Lightning in a Bottle Bradley, CA
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
LOCKN' Festival Arrington, VA
Loi Krathong and Yi Peng Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
London Design Festival London, United Kingdom
Lopburi Monkey Banquet Lopburi, Thailand
Losar Kathmandu, Nepal
Los Diablos Danzantes San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela
Lucidity Santa Barbara, CA
Luminato Festival Toronto, ON
Mad Decent Block Party Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maha Shivaratri Kathmandu, Nepal
Manchester International Festival Manchester, United Kingdom
Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Melbourne Cup Carnival Flemington, VIC
Melt! Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Mevlana Whirling Dervishes (Mevlâna Anma Törenleri) Konya, Turkey
Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA
Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland Montreux, Switzerland
Moogfest Asheville, NC
Motion Notion Golden, BC
Mount Hagen Cultural Show Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit, MI
Mysteryland Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
Naadam Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Naghol Land Diving Tansip, Vanuatu
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko, NV
National Grape Harvest Festival (Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia) Mendoza, Argentina
Navratri Vadodara, India
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA
Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
New York City Village Halloween Parade New York, NY
New York City Wine & Food Festival New York, NY
Noisily Festival Leicester, United Kingdom
Northern Nights Music Festival Piercy, CA
Notting Hill Carnival London, United Kingdom
Nowhere Castejón de Monegros, Spain
Oasis Festival Marrakech, Morocco
Oerol Terschelling, Netherlands
Oktoberfest Munich München, Germany
Onam Thiruvananthapuram, India
One Spark Jacksonville, FL
Open'er Festival Gdynia, Poland
OppiKoppi Northam, South Africa
Oregon Country Fair Veneta, OR
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Montréal, QC
Outlook Festival Pula, Croatia
Outside Lands San Francisco, CA
Øyafestivalen Sofienberg, Norway
O.Z.O.R.A. Festival Dádpuszta, Hungary
Paléo Festival Nyon Nyon, Switzerland
PANAFEST Cape Coast, Ghana
Paradiso Festival Quincy, WA
Pemberton Music Festival Pemberton, BC
Pflasterspektakel Linz, Austria
Phuket Vegetarian Festival Phuket, Thailand
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Pingxi, Taiwan
Pinkpop Landgraaf, Netherlands
Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
Positivus Salacgrīva, Latvia
Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Provinssi Seinäjoki, Finland
Pukkelpop Hasselt, Belgium
Pushkar Camel Fair Pushkar, India
Queenstown Winter Festival Queenstown, New Zealand
Rainbow Serpent Festival Lexton, VIC
Rainforest World Music Festival Kuching, Malaysia
Rath Yatra Dihatelasara, India
Regata Storica Venezia, Italy
Reggae Sumfest Montego Bay, Jamaica
Rio Réveillon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rock al Parque Bogotá, Colombia
Rock am Ring Mendig, Germany
Rocking the Daisies Darling, South Africa
Rock in Rio Brasil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
Rouketopolemos Vrontados, Greece
Running of the Bulls (Fiesta de San Fermín) Pamplona, Spain
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri Okayama, Japan
Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) Salzburg, Austria
San Francisco Pride San Francisco, CA
Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) Sapporo, Japan
Sasquatch! Quincy, WA
Secret Garden Party Abbots Ripton, United Kingdom
Secret Solstice Reykjavík, Iceland
Semana Santa Antigua, Guatemala
Shambala Northampton, United Kingdom
Shambhala Music Festival Salmo, BC
Snowbombing Mayrhofen, Austria
SnowGlobe Music Festival South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sónar Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Sonic Bloom Rye, CO
South by Southwest Austin, TX
Splashy Fen Music Festival Underberg, South Africa
Splendour in the Grass Byron Bay, NSW
Splore Orere Point, New Zealand
Stagecoach Indio, CA
Stars of the White Nights Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Stereosonic Sydney, NSW
St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
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
Sunburn Pune, India
Sundance Film Festival Park City, UT
Sunfest Music and Arts Festival West Palm Beach, FL
Suwannee Hulaween Live Oak, FL
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Sydney, NSW
Symbiosis Gathering Oakdale, CA
Sziget Budapest, Hungary
Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tapati Rapa Nui Hanga Roa, Chile
Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
Techno Parade Paris, France
Telluride Film Festival Telluride, CO
Texas Renaissance Festival Todd Mission, TX
Thaipusam Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia
The BPM Festival Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Governors Ball Music Festival New York, NY
The Wickerman Festival Dundrennan, United Kingdom
Thrissur Pooram Elephant Festival Thrissur, India
Timkat Gondar, Ethiopia
Tomorrowland Boom, Belgium
Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, ON
Tortuga Music Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL
Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL
Universo Paralello Ituberá, Brazil
Up Helly Aa Lerwick, United Kingdom
Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) Venezia, Italy
Vive Latino Ciudad de México, Mexico
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience New Orleans, LA
Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
Waisak Magelang, Indonesia
Wakakusa Yamayaki Nara, Japan
Wakarusa Ozark, AR
Walpurgisnacht (Valborgsmässoafton) Djurgården, Sweden
Wanderlust Kahuku, HI
Way Out West Göteborg, Sweden
Westman Islands Festival (Þjóðhátíð) Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland
What The Festival Dufur, OR
Wife Carrying World Championship (Eukonkannon MM-kisat) Sonkajärvi, Finland
Wilderness Festival Charlbury, United Kingdom
Wodaabe Gerewol & Cure Salée In-Gall, Niger
WOMAD Adelaide, SA
Woogie Weekend Silverado, CA
World Bodypainting Festival Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
World Bogsnorkelling Championships Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom
World Buskers Festival Christchurch, New Zealand

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