There are many quirky and wonderful festivals around the world that are unique to their location; from the Cheese Rolling Festival in Gloucester to La Tomatina in Buñol, festivals are a superb way to explore a town’s traditions, meet local people and celebrate the community’s culture. At Explore, we’re all about incorporating as much adventure into your holidays as possible
, and local festivals are brimming with exciting experiences. Our experts set out to reveal some of the most popular local festivals around the world for those who are looking for a truly culturally immersive trip.
Our research analyzed over 280 brilliant, beautiful and barmy local festivals from around the globe to reveal the most popular cultural festivals on social media, according to their Instagram and TikTok hashtag data.
From blowing up a giant snowman in Zurich, to epic-sized fantasy renaissance fairs in Minnesota, a festival filled with Elvis look-a-likes in Australia and dragon boat racing in China, the festivals that are loved the most on social media can be found below, with results broken down globally and by continent.