If you are taking advantage of cheap airline flights to Europe this fall, make a point to check out five of the most world-renown and exciting festivals hosted this autumn season. With flight ticket deals popping up daily, you won’t miss the entertainment, the food and the sights Europe has to offer.
Isle of Wright: Bestival
Hosted every September is the Isle of Wright also known as the “Bestival”. This three day music and boutique festival brings in tourists from all over the world on air flights to London, which is only two hours way from the festival’s location. Enjoy music from some of the United Kingdom’s hottest up-and-coming recording artists as well as taking in a little European culture.
Take advantage of the cheapest airline tickets around and head over to Munich where you can experience the Oktoberfest tradition. Hosted every October, this festival is full of beer, bratwurst and entertainment. No festival from around the world can compete with the entertaining quality of Oktoberfest. This 16-day long celebration goes strong from the day it starts to the day it ends; therefore, do not worry if flights to Europe do not arrive on opening day.
Barcelona: Festes de la Merce
Hosted at the end of September in Barcelona, Spain is the Festes de la Merce. As one of the annual fall festivals of Spain, the festival is dedicated to celebrating the life and death of the patron saint, Virgin de la Merce. Tourists from all over the world come in on cheap airline flights to see the food, entertainment and of course, the music. Parades close off most of the main streets in Barcelona’s downtown area; therefore, make sure to get a map so you can navigate your way through alleys and sidewalks to the festival area.
Galway: Galway International Oyster Festival
Most do not think to look for a flight ticket over to Galway, but the festival hosted each September is one a tourist should not miss. As a celebration of the area’s coastal heritage, Galway celebrates life, sea and happiness with their annual fall oyster festival. Aside from the obvious menu of oysters, enjoy life music, parades and of course, the oyster shucking competition.
Paris: Salon du Chocolat
Have a craving for chocolate? Then make sure to take advantage of flights to Europe to make it to France’s famous chocolate festival, the Salon du Chocolat. Hosted every year in October and November, famous chocolatiers fly in to showcase their best recipes, gourmet chocolates and sell their goods. Make sure to catch the chocolate fashion show, where professional models strut down the runway in the hottest fashions -- all made from chocolate.