Best art and culture events in Europe in 2017


It seems like half of the year has passed in a blink of an eye. Hopefully, you have some memorable experiences already.

However, if you don’t, here are 8 amazing events all across Europe this year that you should pack your bags to without hesitation. Keep in mind, the list will include a large mix of events from sculpture to music festivals and more.

Stars of the White Nights Festival, Russia



The festival of the White Nights is an incredibly illustrious spectacle that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime.  But this year the time to visit the festival and the fair in St. Petersburg has almost ran out. Hurry.

Documenta 14


This time once-in-5 years held Documenta 14 runs from 8 April to 16 July between its place of origin in Kassel, Germany and the capital of Greece, Athens. There will be a life-sized Parthenon build from banned books to celebrate this amazing 60-year feat.

Venice Biennale, Italy

horse sculpture

13 May – 26 October

Venice Biennale is a yearly event that will be held for the 56th time. This year the festival will focus on works from the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Sanfermines, Spain

bull run
6-14 July 2017

Known mostly for running with the bulls in Pamplona, the Sanfermines festival is a week-long festival to honor Spain’s first bishop Saint Fermin. Along with the daily bull runs, festival visitors have many less-dangerous attractions like fairs, parades and concerts.

Sculpture Projects, Germany

red museum

10 June – 1 October

Munster Sculpture Projects is not your ordinary event. Held only once every ten years, in 2017 the event will celebrate its 50th edition. It’s not only about dozens of sculptures that rise around Munster, but also a variety of live public sculptures, performances and experiments such as tattoos for the elderly.

Cambridge Folk Festival, UK

folk festival

27 – 30 July 2017

Throughout the year, you can easily find many spectacular culture and arts events across UK. One of such events is definitely Cambridge’s long-weekend Folk Festival. Held since 1964, it has it all – iconic history, amazing lineup of artists and a wide range of additional attractions around the town of Cherry Hinton in Cambridge.

Please note that the tickets for this 4-day festival are almost sold out. If you want to make it, you must act now.

Øya international music festival, Norway

oya festival

8 – 12 August 2017

If you are a fan of good music, join 60,000 like-minded people in Norway this August. Øya is a 4-day international music festival held in Tøyen Park, Oslo. This year the festival promises an impressive lineup of performers throughout 14 venues.

Oktoberfest, Germany

16 September – 3 October 2017

Many know Oktoberfest only as a festival of beer with lots of large-breasted, short-skirt ladies. Which it is. But it is also a 2-week festival celebrating Bavarian culture that goes back 200 years. If you have never visited Oktoberfest, this year you have a perfect opportunity.

There are still 6 months left this year. Pick up tickets for your next holiday right now and don’t let the year slip away.