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Summer Festivals for Adult Children

by Angelique Platas

Mar 31, 2018

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Adult Children

If you need an excuse to get out on a family trip with the kids who are not exactly kids anymore, check out this list of adult-friendly festivals you can enjoy together.

Batalla del Vino in Haro, Spain: June 27–30

Head to the quaint town of Haro, in the La Rioja region of Spain, for a battle of epic proportions: the Mighty Wine Fight. Batalla del Vino, literally translating to wine fight, is celebrated each year when thousands of wine-loving tourists and locals climb a hillside of Haro to throw wine at each other. Once everyone is soaked, head back into town for an all-ages street party honoring St. Peter’s Feast Day. Expect the cobblestone streets to be filled with fun-loving participants, young and old.

Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.: July 19–22

Live out your superhero dreams at the largest pop-culture event in the country, Comic-Con International. Costume-clad super fans fill the convention center July 19–22, collecting photos, autographed memorabilia and crazy memories — expect intensely themed workshops, events and comic-themed parties.

Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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Harley Davidson Birthday Celebration in Milwaukee, Wis.: Aug. 29–Sept. 2

Celebrate Harley Davidson’s 115th birthday celebration in Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 29–Sept. 2. The pre-Labor Day Weekend event brings veteran riders and die-hard motorcycle fans out in celebration. Play a few games while enjoying a beer and hit the food trucks before the final bike ride and parade through the city.

Vienna Modernism in Vienna, Austria: All Year

Celebrate Vienna Modernism and art by the masters this year in Vienna, Austria. The event’s year-long memoriam honors the city’s most-beloved masters: Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser and Egon Schiele. The city is perfect for all ages and your family will enjoy museum tours, art installations and any of the many incredible cafés around the city. Four of the most important names in the city changed the art world in the early 1900s and this year marks the centennial of their deaths, culminating in local art shows and festivities in the city.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland: Aug. 3–27

Come one, come all and check out the world’s largest arts and culture celebration during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Aug 3–27. Originating in 1947, the festival draws locals, families and tourists to hundreds of stages across the city, showcasing thousands of performances. Enjoy unique art shows together and live performances all boasting incredible talent over three weeks in August during this beloved street fair.


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