When it comes to celebrations, August is the perfect month of the summer. Also, August is one of the most beautiful months of the year, because there are plenty festivals and celebrations to attend. Moreover, in this month you can enjoy the beautiful red tomatoes and other delicious vegetables and fruits. During this month, several travelers are in search for some of the most incredible and colorful experiences, so they just need to pick a destination for the fun to begin. Here are three of the most beautiful and incredible places that you can visit in August:
Black Rock Desert – Burning Man
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Probably, one of the most expected and most visited celebrations of this month is the Burning Man festival. Started in 1986 as a small way to celebrate the summer in San Francisco, this incredible festival has evolved into a multi-day celebration in the deserts of the incredible northwestern Nevada. This festival begins on the last Monday of August and will end in the first Monday of September, known as Labor Day. The Burning Man festival involves building a temporary town of up to 50,000 people. Participants will expose incredible works of art and at the end of the festival, a huge wooden man will be burned.
Bunol – La Tomatina
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This festival is held in a small town named Buñol. La Tomatina Festival is without a doubt a messy, but also colorful festival. However, it is a very popular celebration, because organizers are forced to limit the number of participants. La Tomatina Festival is the world’s largest food fight and more than 100 tons of overripe tomatoes are tossed onto the streets. Other activities besides the tomato fight are music shows, parades, dancing, paella cooking contests and fireworks.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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This festival is probably the world’s largest arts festival. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has started in 1947 and it concentrates on performing art, like live theatre. This event is attended by a large number of actors, from 45 countries, who perform different theatrical productions. More than one million people attend the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which offers approximately 30,000 performances.
August is filled with incredible festivals, celebrations and many other activities. This will definitely be the perfect month for vacations and road trips. What is your favorite event held in August?