9 totally original events that belong on your bucket list
Did someone say quirky? Well, all of the events mentioned below summarize the epitome of uniqueness and creativity. Be it their concepts, their engaging strategies or their appeal, these festivals all have one thing in common- the delectable element of surprise!
1. Vintage Nostalgia Festival
Who doesn’t miss the popular hairdos and clothes of the ‘90s. I think we all do and this festival understands it. Providing a platform for everybody who wish to come and join these people dressed like they are in the ‘90s, the fest is celebrated every year in June at Wiltshire, located in South West England. All vintage, the fest is a must go to relive the past again.
2. Pet Fed
Are you a pet lover? Well then, Pet Fed, an event which gets celebrated every year in the month of December in the capital and Mumbai, is your destination. Spread across 3 acres of lush green land, Pet Fed claims to be India’s biggest pet carnival. From watching four-legged bundles of joy indulging in various activities, the fest also offers workshops and a million dollar opportunity to enhance the bond with your furry friends in an environment like never experienced before.
3. La Tomatina
Tomatina is considered the ‘Holi’ of Spain, only without fewer colors. Squashing, mashing and throwing tomatoes at each other describe what Tomatina is all about. Celebrated annually in the month of August and in the Valencian town of Bunol, this fest is once in a lifetime experience, quite aptly depicted in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
4. GoBuzzinga Momo Festival
This festival is heaven for anybody who claims their favorite snack to be momos. Ranging from Chocolate, Vodka, Tandoori, Afghani, Achari, Peshawari, Oreo, you name it and you will find it here. Celebrated in the last month of the year in Delhi, this festival is a must go if you wish to experience capital’s best momos in one place.
5. The Burning Man
The Burning Man is an annual gathering in the Western United States at Black Rock City. Having commenced its voyage 31 years ago, the gathering is described as an experiment in community and art influenced by ten principles like- radical inclusion, self-reliance, self-expression, community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy and, leaving no trace. It is organized every year in the month of August to September and celebrates 'quirk' as its core.
This Festival is a celebration of wine and of wine lovers. It is set amidst the mesmerizing Sula Vineyards of Nasik. With some of India's leading live music performers, it is a culinary expedition amidst incredible music and irresistible wine. It is held every year in the second month of the year.
7. Comic Con India
Comic Con India is a comic-based convention held in India to celebrate the world of, you guessed it, comics. The main edition is held annually in New Delhi and express editions are held annually in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Chacha Chaudhary, Supandi or Darth Vader, be prepared to catch them all under one roof at this quirky wonderland.
8. Santa Con
This is an annual pub crawl festival where everyone dresses as Father Christmas takes part in parades. It is celebrated in the month of December in various cities around the world like San Francisco, New York, London, Vancouver, Belfast, Moscow and several others. Originated in San Francisco in 1994, the festival has now become a rage amongst every Christmas lover.
9. The Great Onesie Bar Crawl
Be it Nashville, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco or Las Vegas, this fest demands nothing but takes you on a ride full of surprises on one condition, to be dressed in a onesie. Inviting people from 21 years of age and above, this bar crawl is a must attend if you wish to have some serious memories for life. Other similar events where people are seen wearing onesie costumes promoting 'oneness' include Onesie Marathons and Onesies Charity Party.
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