If you’re an expat living in Europe, you’ll be delighted to know that Europe’s festivals don’t end with summer. Autumn festivals are a great way to meet fellow expats and just take in the vibe and culture of the country where the festival is being held. Language is never a barrier and Europe’s top festivals showcase the best of their local art and culinary delights. Here are some of Europe’s top Autumn festivals:
Best Autumn festivals in Europe
Oktoberfest: 22 September – 7 October 2018
If you love your beer, you can’t afford to miss the world’s biggest beer fest held in Munich. This famous 16-day festival is filled with wonderful food, traditional costumes, and very large quantities of beer – more than 7 million litres!
Frieze Art Fair: 4-7 October 2018
Many of the world’s most exciting artists exhibit at this international contemporary art fair held in Regent’s Park in London. The fair will feature more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries and visitors can view and buy art from more than 100 artists.
Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival: 5-21 October 2018
This wonderful art festival is held in Budapest and has over a hundred different programs in design, literature, art and music. Many of these offer free admission and this year, the festival celebrates its 27th anniversary
Salon du Chocolat: 31 October – 4 November 2018
This delectable festival is also known as the Paris Chocolate Show and celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. Featuring over 200 pastry chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners from all over the world – it is a festival you can’t afford to miss if you have a sweet tooth. There are many tastings and conferences – and if you have children, there is even a space dedicated to junior lovers of chocolate.
Amsterdam Music Festival – 20 October 2018
This year’s annual Amsterdam Dance Event promises to be bigger and better than ever. 2018’s festival celebrates some of the biggest names in the electronic music industry and this year welcoming David Guetta, B2B and Dimitri. Amsterdam really knows how to party, so come and shake a leg at this festive event.
BIME Live: 26 – 27 October 2018
This autumn music festival is held in Spain and is now 6 years old and despite being still a young music festival, it attracts some of music’s biggest names. This year the mega music event will be held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain and you will see the big names in rock, pop and the electronic music scene.
Bloody Sexy Halloween X: 2-3 November 2018
What better place to celebrate Halloween than in the gothic city of Prague? This is a one-night-only event and it’s famous for its outrageous costumes and performances by local and international DJs, sexy dancers and its majestic fire and light shows. Here you will meet people from all around the world and will be able to party till dawn, while experiencing an unforgettable, scary night out!
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