2014 brings a lot of festivities and events for the UK outdoor lovers and these will encourage them to start on the roads of the world.
La Raima, La Pobla del Duc, Spain
Very similar to the famous La Tomatino festival, the La Raima festival celebrates the harvest of grapes since 1930s. On the last Friday of August, tonnes of grapes dumped in the la Plaza de la Cooperativa kick start the festival. The ringing of the church bells announces a free for all. Participants throw fistfuls of grapes at each other. The festival preserves its local touch, as it is comparatively unknown in the outside world. Enjoy the messy fun along with the local wine, music and food.
Bordeaux Wine Festival, France
The hugely attended Bordeaux Wine Festival will kick start on 26th of June and last for 4 days until June 29. It is a must go for all those who love food, wine and culture and want to combine it with some outdoor fun. This year the festival is organized in the Esplanade des Quinconces and along the banks of the river Garonne. 300,000 people are expected to take their fill of the 400,000 samples of wine and other local produce. One can choose from multiple camping sites around the area to combine some camping fun. Camping terrasses du Lachas, Dordogne campsite and Domaine des Chenes verts are some of the popular campsites in the region.
Rainforest World music Festival Sarawak, Malaysia
Take a trip to the South East Asia for some musical extravaganza this summer during 20-22 June. The 17the Rainforest musical festival promises performances by Tanzanian Street musicians, Siberian Throat singers, Cuban Jazz bands, British Skiffle Groups, traditional Keralite ensembles among others from across the world. Also, take the time to experience the Asia music festival and Borneo jazz festival that are held at the same time there.
The Meplash Show, Bridport, Dorset, UK
The one-day agricultural festival on 21 August, this year will show case food producers and farmers from the local sphere. It celebrates agricultural produce with food and drink along with beekeeping and falconry displays. The festival highlights regional crafts, dog displays, show jumping, breed competitions and unexpectedly a motorcycle stunt display.
All Souls Procession, Tucson, Arizona, US
This locally organized festival is unique in its spiritual essence. It celebrates the memories of lost ones, be it family, friends, pets or even hopes. Walk in this procession to pay homage to loved ones who are no longer with you. Marchers pain their faces in accordance with the Mexican day of the Dead Skeletons. Dancers, performance artists and Native American drummers accompany them. The finale is marked by setting on fire a huge urn that holds thousands of slips of papers with wishes and memories. Famous local musicians join the procession for performances at concert venues. Enjoy the music and special menus at the local restaurants.