It's 4 a.m. You've been to five cool clubs, seen ten great bands, made fifteen new friends and fallen in love twenty times. You're tired. You're wired. You're ready to find a bed. You're ready to find the after-party. This is Airwaves.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (USA)
A Floating Festival
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is literally a floating festival celebrating balloon flight! It's hard to imagine a more colorful spectacle with 700 rainbow balloons taking flight over the southwest deserts of New Mexico.
Austin City Limits, TX (USA)
3 Days of Music to the Limit
Over a hundred bands gather in Austin’s Ziker Park each year to rock out in the Texas heat and be part of Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival. ACL attracts over 70,000 music lovers each day catching as much rock, indie, pop, dance, folk, and country music as possible spread over the 8+ concert stages. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this much loved music festival in one of the most vibrant and upcoming cities in the U.S.
Banff Film Festival, Canada
Celebration of Mountain Culture
The annual Banff Film and Book Festival takes place in Banff, Canada late fall every year. It's a celebration of mountain culture and has a film, photography and book competition.
Diwali Festival of Lights, India
Days and Nights of Light
Beautiful festival in India during late fall usually called the "Festival of Lights". Diwali is the most important holiday of the year for Hindus and for Jains it is a celebration of the attainment of nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.
Fantasy Fest, Key West (USA)
10 Days of Halloween: Trick or Treat
For the week building up to Halloween, Key West hosts the raucous Fantasy Fest► when the streets overflow with costumes and fun. Enjoy outrageous parades, masquerade balls, costume contests, drag queen pageants, live music, and even pirate-themed parties around every corner!
Trick or Treat
Halloween is a world-famous holiday celebrating the macabre and the supernatural, most vigorously observed in the United States. It happens every year on October 31st. The are many customs and traditions associated with this old holiday including carving pumpkins, trick or treating and costume parties. Halloween’s roots have been traced to an old Irish Celtic holiday and to the Roman Empire.
Everybody Moog to the Music!
Each October, around Halloween weekend, the streets of Asheville, North Carolina are filled with music lovers catching acts by some of the hottest names in electronic music as part of Moogfest.
Naga Fireballs, Thailand
Great Balls of Fire
In Thailand and Laos, October’s full moon brings mysterious balls of fire that shoot up from the Mekong River and burst into the sky. This centuries-old phenomenon gained wider renown in the 1990s and now thousands of people gather for this unusual spectacle at the Bang Fai Phaya Nark Festival every Fall.
Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
For over 200 years, Munich, Germany has hosted Oktoberfest, a legendary modern-day bacchanal.
Treasure Island Festival (USA)
Arrrrrrr Youuuu Scurvy Dog
This alternative rock, indy and electronic music festival features hip, upcoming artists on an island framed by the stunning San Francisco Bay.The gorgeous views towards the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Skyline are best enjoyed from the ferris wheel.
Vegetarian Festival, Thailand
Delicious Food and Self-Mutilation
For 10 days during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar (usually during October), all of Thailand celebrates the Vegetarian Festival. Locals of Chinese ancestry and tourists alike enjoy a wide variety of vegetarian Thai food, in hopes of good fortune and spiritual purification.
Voodoo, New Orleans (USA)
Vood-you Like to Go to Voodoo?
Voodoo Experience, or simply Voodoo, is a 3-day music extravaganza held on the weekend nearest Halloween (October 31st) in New Orleans, Louisiana.