Mumbai: Indulge in fun and frolic overlooking the stunning views of the ocean at any of these popular beach festivals across the globe
There are few festivals in the world where you can dance in the ocean while watching the main stage, but Splore is one of them. Set in Auckland’s Tapapakanga Regional Park, just one hour from the CBD, Splore is more than just a music festival and focuses on creativity, inclusiveness and ecological responsibility. Splore aims to have zero waste every year and has a leave-no-trace philosophy. The family-friendly atmosphere encourages kids to get involved as well.
Venue: Tapapakanga Regional Park,
Date: February 21-23, 2020
The Venice Beach Music Festival
Much awaited by the locals of California and travellers from all over the world, this summer beach festival is full of color, life, and love for fine arts. The annual Venice Beach Music Festival celebrates music, art, dance, and literature. This is a full-day affair and is open to the general public.
Venue: West End of Windward Ave, Venice, California
Date: July 2020
The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival
Putting up huge sculptures on display which are made of sand and water by the world’s best sculptors, Revere Beach is filled to the brim by spectators which makes it one of the best beach festivals in the world. Held on America’s first public beach, this festival sees sand sculpting competitions, food trucks, vendors and other entertainments.
Venue: Revere Beach, Revere, Massachusetts
Dates: July 2020
The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
Considered to be one of the largest Caribbean beach music festival, this mega event stretches for three days and offers music of every kind ranging from R and B to soul, and from jazz blues to funk. The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival is one of the biggest music events in the Caribbean.
Venue: Piscadera Bay Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Date: August, 2020
Entry: Approximately $1000 for three nights
The Hangout Music Festival
This international beach festival is all about music, rocking with your favorite artist on the stage, enjoying the stunning views of the beach, and one of the best crowds in Alabama. This three-day festival is held in collaboration with its sister restaurant, the Hangout.
Venue: Gulf Shores Public Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Date: May 15-17, 2020
Entry: Approximately $300 per person
South Beach Wine and Food Festival
Being one of the massive beach festivals in the world that is enjoyed for about five days in Miami, Florida, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival celebrates the art of cooking like never before amidst the top chefs from all over the world.
Venue: Miami Beach, Florida
Date: February 20-24, 2020
Entry: Starts from $100 per person
The Washington State International Kite Festival
Can you believe a week-long celebration just for kite competitions? If your answer is no, then you have to be a part of one of the best beach festivals in the world to believe it. Held in Washington, the sky comes alive with colorful kites during the day as well as in the nights. It is hosted by the World Kite Museum in America, an organisation that is dedicated to the history of kite making and flying.
Venue: Long Beach, Washington
Date: August 17-23, 2020
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Who wouldn’t love three full weekends of wine tasting, feasting on delicious cuisines, and rejuvenating in the Hawaiian air? Watch more than a hundred chefs cook for you, along with top personalities of the culinary world at this beach festival. A part of the money generated by the sale of tickets for this event is sent to the farmers, ranchers and fishermen of Hawaii.
Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: October 2-25, 2020
Entry: Starts from $275 approx. per person
One of the world-renowned and offbeat beach festivals in the world, the Surfest attracts top-class surfers from all over the world to the Southern Hemisphere of Australia. This is the largest surfing festival in the Northern hemisphere with more than 700 countries participating in it.
Venue: Newcastle, New South Wales
Dates: January 25-March 8, 2020
Reckoned to be one of the most popular beach festivals in the world, the Boardmasters provides one of the greatest platforms for professional surfers and skateboarders at Fistral Beach. Combining their favorite adventure with music, you might as well get to watch global popular artists perform live on stage. This four-day event is a huge hit among the young surfers and music lovers.
Venue: Fistral Beach, Cornwall
Date: August 5-9, 2020
Entry: Approximately $200 to $260 per person
The Cannes Film Festival
One of the much-awaited festivals in Europe, Cannes Film Festival adds the much-needed glamour to one of the popular beach festivals in the world. Indulge in fun and frolic while you get unlimited access to drinks, movies and endless celebrity sightings. With movie exhibitions on wide screens installed at the beach, this event is a hit.
Date: May 12-23, 2020
Entry: Starts from $1,800 approx. per person
Revel in the five-day celebration of food, music, and dance. Live an unforgettable week. Enjoy the music, dance, food, friendship and the beach.
Venue: Zambujeira do Mar
Date: August 4-8, 2020
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
There’s no chance country music lovers are gonna miss this three-day-long bash, Atlantic Canada’s largest outdoor concert held annually. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, among others have top-lined the festival.
Venue: Cavendish Beach Events Centre, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Date: July 10 -12, 2020
With the Adriatic Sea in the backdrop, Dimensions 2020 taking place across three stunning locations: the idyllic Garden Resort in Tisno, a fortress-top Amphitheatre in Sibenik in addition to star-lit dancing at the world-famous Barbarella’s Discotheque, brings the best of urban music to Croatia. Dimensions’ next chapter will be a continuation of the festival’s heritage, with the same commitment to programming, sound quality, spirit, and a continued nurturing of a close-knit community of labels and club partners will remain – adding the signature Dimensions touch to the Garden Resort.
Venue: The Garden Resort, Tisno
Date: August 13-17, 2020
Gnaoua Festival is an eclectic music, arts and culture festival in the Moroccan port city of Essaouira, a UNESCO® World Heritage Site. Deeply rooted in North African styles, sounds and traditions, the festival is a vibrant and immersive experience, filling the city’s streets, squares, docks and performance venues with a fantastic extravaganza of sound and colour.
Date: June 20-23, 2020
With River Danube in the backdrop, Sziget is the perfect 7-day festival that includes heated spring baths, exquisite sky-bars, and theatre shows as well. Sziget is a massive ‘Island of Freedom’ filled with music, culture and love! While music is an important part of Sziget, art is also a core element. There are multiple venues including a circus, theater, museum quarter and much more. Artists and performers come from all over the world to display their talents. This is one of Europe’s largest music festivals featuring over 1000 shows across 60 stages.
Venue: Óbuda Island, Budapest
Date: August 5-11, 2020
Entry: EUR 229 (7-day pass)
Lost & Found Festival
For those who’ve been yearning for the best pool parties, be a part of the Lost & Found Festival that takes places right in the heart of Mediterranean Sea. From day to night, you’ll be welcomed with breath-taking boat party backdrops of the coastline, ancient castles, pool-side parties overlooking the sunset and an intimate open-air night-time arena. It’s all about your island adventure!
Date: April 30 – May 3, 2020