One of the best ways for kids to experience a new country or city is to witness a local festival or event. Often steeped in tradition, these unique cultural experiences offer families a glimpse into local lives that you might not witness otherwise. They can often be the thing that children remember most from a holiday. Here, 14 family travel bloggers share their favourite family-friendly festivals from around the world.
Food, wine, music, parties — one of the best things about travelling is to experience how other countries eat, drink, and make merry. Taking part in a local festival is a fantastic way to get deeper into the local psyche, and generally have a great time! Check out our top ten June festivals around the world.
The Hillbilly Days Festival. Since 1977, Pike County has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This nationally known annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Held in Downtown Pikeville, April 20 - 22, this is one festival you've got to see to believe. The festival is attended by over 100,000 folks and continues to get bigger and better each year.