Learn more about arts festivals in Europe and dig deeper in the rich cultural offer we have at our fingertips.
Call for Youth & Festival’s Best Stories
2022 is the European Year of Youth. Young people deserve the closest attention. They have been giving so much in the last two years, putting their lives on hold in solidarity with older and more vulnerable people. We want to thank them for the way they have behaved. This is why we dedicate this call for stories to them.
Lithuanian festivals and the European Capital of Culture
More than 40 festivals, 60 exhibitions, 250 stage events, and 250 concerts. This impressive list is this year's programme within the city of Kaunas and its District, elected European Capital of Culture 2022. On this occasion, we invite you to discover with us this year's upcoming Lithuanian festivals.
Czech presidency: festivals in the spotlight
Since 1 July, the Czech Republic assumes the EU Council presidency. No need to say that it has a lot on its plate for its turn at the helm of the Council of the European Union. To go with this change, we invite you to (re)discover this summer's rich programme of Czech festivals.
Partnership between the European Commission and festivals for the European Year of Youth
What are you up to this summer? Just right for the start of the main festival season, the European Festivals Association joins forces with the European Commission and Yourope for the European Year of Youth.
Kids-friendly music festivals
As the World Music Day (21 June) is celebrated everywhere, you start looking at festivals’ dates and think “I wish I could go but I can’t with my kids…”. Well, you shouldn’t! Many festivals include the whole family in their programme, organising activities for all ages. So come together and you will have just as much fun as they will!
Portugal National Day
Portuguese know how to honour their artists. Indeed, their national day, 10 of June, celebrates the memory of Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet from the Renaissance. On this occasion, let’s take a look at some classical music festivals that will take place in Portugal in 2022.
Every year on 9 May, European citizens celebrate Europe Day. This day commemorates the historic ‘Schuman declaration’, signed on 9 May 1950. Let’s zoom in on some of the festivals that emerged after World War II and that continue to play a very important role today.
Jazz it up in April!
April is not just any month, it is Jazz Appreciation Month, at the end of which, on the 30th, we also celebrate International Jazz Day. That being said, you immediately run out of excuses to not jazz it up at least once this month.
We stand by #Ukraine
To highlight the incredible work that festivals are doing in Ukraine, we dedicate this zoom-in to Ukrainian festivals. We don’t know yet if these festivals will be able to take place but nonetheless they deserve to be highlighted.
Estonia Independence Day
24 February, Estonia celebrates their National Day. Today, we are celebrating the 104 years of independency of the country. Arts and culture have always played an important role in Estonia. Let's take a look at which festivals they're welcoming in 2022.
[Festivals Stories] Compilation: Reaching a larger and more diverse audience
If we can take something positive from the pandemic as well as from moving to an online format it is definitely the possibility of connecting with a bigger audience. Read here story of festivals that widened their audience scope in the 2020 and 2021 edition.