A calendar of alternative (boutique, transformational) small festivals and retreats in Europe and nearby.

I'm Tom Thumb and I'm a festival organiser - I run this site to bring together events and communities that represent the best of alternative culture.

small festival

If you love getting together in beautiful places with lovely people you might want to come along to our Festival of Creativity 8-17 July, 2022 in the Czech Republic  - check out www.roadjunkyfestival.com to learn more!

yoga retreat morocco

I also run Sahara retreats in Morocco each winter  with yoga, meditation, dance and contact improv - check out: www.roadjunkyretreat.com to find out what it's like to camp for a week in the sand dunes.

Another event  in the Czech Republic that deserves a special mention:

The Festival of Sensuality (21-28 August) - a down to earth event exploring sexuality, body awareness and communication in relationships.

Festivals in 2022



January

The Magic Word Festival

5-9 January 2022 | Nuremberg, Germany

Come to a festival of narrative arts and engage in stories from different genres, in unusual formats and from unusual perspectives. This festival is organized every two years during epiphany time. Wha ...

Festival Interculturel du Conte de Chiny

14-14 January 2022 | Chiny, Belgium

The craziest tellers, as well as young talents come to put their stool in Chiny to the delight of greedy ears. Visit Chiny, which is called The City of Tales for a very good reason! What the organizer ...

Oslo Yoga Festival

28-30 January 2022 | Oslo, Norway

These days everyone is doing yoga, practicing mindfulness, reading Sufi poetry and the shelves are full of self-help books that promise to bring you peace, happiness and fulfillment. But how about hel ...

March

JoogaFestival Helsinki

5-6 March 2022 | Helsinki, Finland

The JoogaFestival Helsinki organizers say: “Yoga Festival Helsinki is a wellbeing event for everyone and an Expo event including about 130 exhibitors, over 100 classes & workshops and 40 lec ...

Rampage Festival

18-19 March 2022 | Belgium

Rampage is the biggest drum and bass and dubstep party in the universe! Experience two days of the best of bass music in the heart of Belgium. The festival organisers say: “More than 30 artists will ...

April

yoga retreat in Spain

Easter Retreat in the Mountains of Spain | Yoga Iyengar, Meditative Arts and Traditional Tantra

12-17 April 2022 | Sierra de Gredos, Spain

In this Easter Retreat you will immerse yourselves in the inner gaze through Iyengar Yoga, hatha Yoga, vinyasa krama and meditative arts such as sound healing and spiritual dances. The yoga retreat or ...

EasterImproFestival

14-18 April 2022 | Schönsee, Bavarian Forest

The Osterimprofestival (how the German language loves to connect words) is the Easter Improvisation festival for all fans of contact improv dance to get together and dance, act, sing, and paint. It lo ...

spiritual dance festival barcelona

Spiritual Dance Festival - Conscious Holy Week

14-18 April 2022 | Barcelona, Spain

Yes, going by the video you wouldn’t be judgemental to deduce that they seem to take themselves a little too seriously but if you want to go dancing in the mountains close to Barcelona (we think ...

Yoga & Montagne : L'appel de la Montagne

15-18 April 2022 | Megève, France

Yoga & Montagne is a festival offering yoga, fly yoga, spa, and skiing classes. Yoga in the snow – what more could you want? They also have dates for April (15th-18th). What the organizers s ...

Taste of Love Festival

28 April-2 May 2022 | Byron Bay, Australia

The Taste of Love Festival organizers say: “Taste of Love Festival is back with inspiring presenters on the topics of awakening, love and consciousness and is scheduled for its 6th debut in Ball ...

Dutch Acro-Yoga Festival

29 April-8 May 2022 | Holland

The Dutch Acro-Yoga Festival lets you fly high with other lovers of yoga and acrobatics. The festival organisers say: ‘Jai! We’ve set up a brand new AcroYoga festival: the Dutch AcroYoga Festi ...

Space to Emerge

29 April-2 May 2022 | Lake District, England

Space to Emerge is a weekend retreat full of workshops. In three days, you will be able to engage in one-to-one healing therapies, workshops and dance till morning while meeting like-minded people in ...

To be confirmed: Om Yoga Show - Manchester

30-30 April 2022 | Manchester, England

The Om Yoga Show organizers say : “For over a decade the OM Yoga Show has grown ever more popular, becoming the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, and one of the largest events of its kind in th ...

May

International Push Hands Meeting Hannover

4-8 May 2022 | Hannover, Germany

The International Push Hands Meeting Hannover organizers say: “Founded in 2000 as an annual exchange meeting for the scattered push hands practitioners of different schools and styles in Germany ...

Hai in den Mai Festival

5-8 May 2022 | Stemwede, Germany

Magic forest, magic creatures and judging by the photographs always sunny weather – admittedly Hai in den Mai seems like great fun. Also, on an unrelated note – they have the most beautifu ...

Spirit of the Marsh Festival

5-8 May 2022 | Lincolnshire countryside, Central-East England

A festival to start the summer immersed in untouched nature, pagan ceremonies, practical workshops, live music, dragons, fairy tales and a lot of fun. Something for everybody, kids and adults, pagan a ...

Transition Festival

10-17 May 2022 | Doñana, Spain

Transition Festival takes place in a village where the tribal celebration never stops! You can expect psychedelic music and some solid visual arts. The organizers say: “Once you arrive at the g ...

Heartbeat Festival Women

12-15 May 2022 | Allgäu, Germany

Heartbeat Festival Women is for women to come together, explore and celebrate in an environment full of art and creation. It is a good way to spend a couple of days with like-minded women and get in ...

Kokopelli World Festival

14-15 May 2022 | Gullegem, Belgium

Kokopelli World Festival is a world music festival. They have a rich line-up and you can find something you will enjoy whether you like balkan music, ska, jazz, electro swing… or all! It is run ...

Tribal Gathering

19-22 May 2022 | Vernerovice, Czech Republic

Tribal Gathering is a magical celebration for the mind, body and soul. The four-day event features sacred music, dance, informative talks, meditation, yoga and much more in a sacred space within the f ...

Roma Tribal Meeting

20-22 May 2022 | Rome, Italy

Roma Tribal Meeting is a 3-day event for the lovers of Tribal Belly Dance. You will get the chance to attend workshops, explore your own creativity, create pieces and exhibit your creations afterward ...

Wood Festival

20-22 May 2022 | Braziers Park, Oxfordshire

A small, welcoming festival that offers music, workshops, food and drink. They are welcoming to children. Great for families. The Wood festival invites us all to gather in a conscious celebration of M ...

dutch-juggling-convention

Nederlands Jongleer Festival (Dutch Juggling Convention)

26-29 May 2022 | Goes, Netherlands

Nederlands Jongleer Festival is a long-running circus arts festival, bringing around 300-500 beginner and professional jugglers from the Netherlands and all over Europe. The discipline that is mainly ...

Burning Nest

30 May-5 June 2022 | Exeter, England

The Burning Nest is another gathering inspired by Burning Man, but they go their own way and sell ‘memberships’ rather than tickets to help everyone understand that it’s not about co ...

To be confirmed: Green Vibrations

31-31 May 2022 | Enschede, Netherlands

The Green Vibrations Festival looks like one wild Saturday with all kinds of music. As the day darkens the after-party kicks off and it doesn’t stop until four in the morning. We’ll let th ...

June

Austrian International Storytelling Festival

1-4 June 2022 |

Austria opens like a book presenting the best stories of the region and around the world. Come, listen and let your imagination fly. What the organizers say: “For more than 30 years now, our festiva ...

gaia family tribe summer camp

Gaia Tribe Family Summer Camp

1-5 June 2022 | Grosmont, England

Small and cosy, the Gaia Tribe Summer Camp is a family-friendly gathering with care taken of the decoration and mood in the surrounding woodland. The usual workshops, music and fun. The festival organ ...

The New festival of Stories in Winter

1-4 June 2022 | Bad Gleichenberg, Austria

Austria story lovers gather in this winter festival edition to warm up their spirits, join them and bring your own warm stories to share! What the organizers say: “Together with the Tourismusverband ...

Earth Garden

2-6 June 2022 | Attard, Malta

Earth Garden is mainly (but not “only”) a music festival that presents live music shows in many different genres of music. Workshops, unique markets, and food courts will also be there. T ...

HowTheLightGetsIn

2-5 June 2022 | Hay-on-Wye, Wales

HowTheLightGetsIn is set in the famous book town of Hay-0n-Wye at the edge of the Black Mountains in Wales. A magical place to share ideas and let your imagination flourish! The organisers say: ‘ ...

Meadows in the Mountains

2-5 June 2022 | Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

Meadows in the Mountains looks like a colorful, fun festival. They offer music to dance to, yoga classes to relax your body and mind, and a community of like-minded creative people. The organizers say ...

Psychedelic Experience Festival

2-5 June 2022 | Ruthen, Germany

What to expect from Psychedelic Experience Open Air Festival? The organisers promise severe sleep deprivation due to dance floor activities and 2033 lakes in the area. Considering the season, 2,033,03 ...

Portugal Tantra Festival

3-8 June 2022 | Awakeland, Portugal

Awakeland, in South Portugal, hosts in an incredible location the Portugal Tantra Festival. Just check out the video to get a feel for what it’s all about:  The organizers say: “The bea ...

seedcamp, austria festival

Seedcamp Festival

3-5 June 2022 | Kautzen, Austria

Seedcamp Festival’s 2021 theme will be: “Odyssey” The organizers’ say: “The coming theme of the ‘Odyssey’ brings with it some turbulent and fundamental expans ...

Space of Love Festival

3-12 June 2022 | Böda Sand, Öland, Sweden

Space of Love Festival features a whole cast of teachers running workshops from family constellation to yoga to African dance. “There we celebrate and create, meet new and old friends, and try n ...

World Club Dome Festival

3-5 June 2022 | Frankfurt, Germany

World Club Dome is the biggest club in the world! Returning to the heart of Frankfurt, Germany each summer, the three-day electronic music festival will have something for everyone! The festival organ ...

Wurzel Festival

9-12 June 2022 | Niedergörsdorf, Germany

Wurzel Festival offers workshops, art events, and open airs. There will also be a marketplace for you to enjoy. Since free open airs are a tradition of the festival, you’ll surely enjoy your ti ...

italy contact improvisation festival

Italy Contact Festival

13-19 June 2022 | Rivignano (Udine), Italy

Set in a little historical town in the heart of Italy, the Italy Contact Festival is where to go to connect with the Italian contact improvisation scene. There will be teachers from around the world w ...

8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting

16-19 June 2022 | Hassfurt am Main, Germany

The 8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting organizers say: “This meeting provides TAIJI – practitioners of all styles (Yang, Chen, Wu, Fu …) in a friendly and harmonious atmosphe ...

oceanfest, devon, uk

OceanFest

17-19 June 2022 | Croyde, North Devon, England

We know, England might not be top of your list when thinking about a festival by the beach but as little nature, as there is to find in the British isles, Devon has some of the best coastline and Ocea ...

Wald Healing Festival

17-19 June 2022 | Wehdem, Germany

The Wald Healing organizers say (according to google translate): “After the last ‘Forest Healing – Growing Together’ was another special experience, it is now the seventh tim ...

Mystic Garden Festival

18-18 June 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mystic Garden Festival is an annual music festival in the heart of Amsterdam. The magical paradise boasts a world-class lineup of house and techno artists combined with organic food, a hippie market, ...

stonehenge festival

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Gathering

18-21 June 2022 | Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

There used to be a Stonehenge Free Festival until the famous clash with the police that resulted in the Battle of the Beanfield. Hippies, pagans, free-spirited people against the British police in rio ...

Defqon.1 Festival

23-26 June 2022 | Netherlands

Defqon.1 is the world’s premier hard dance festival. Uniting thousands of ‘weekend warriors’ each year, the festival is the home of the harder styles and the Mecca for all hard dance lovers. The ...

djangoreinhardtfestival

Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival

23-26 June 2022 | Fontainebleau, France

How many musicians have a festival named after them? Django Reinhardt is held in a special kind of awe not only for being such a great guitarist despite missing a few fingers but because he made music ...

The Sheep Festival

23-27 June 2022 | landgoed Zeewolde, Netherlands

The Sheep is a Burning Man event. The participants make the event what it is. That means YOU are in charge of your own experience! It is an opportunity for everyone to be the most amazing and unexpect ...

UFO Bufo Festival

23-26 June 2022 | Hadinka, Vítkov-Klokočov, Czech Republic

UFO Bufo encourages good old-fashioned face-to-face communication as their festival location provides a natural digital detox (in two words – no coverage). So why not challenge oneself? We also ...

polish tantra festival

X International Festival of Tantra, Consciousness, Shamanism and Relationship For Singles and Couples 

24 June-3 July 2022 | Nowe Kawkowo, Poland

Tantra festivals are on the rise in Europe and the X International Festival of Tantra, Consciousness, Shamanism and Relationship for Singles and Couples at the “Here and Now Center” in Pol ...

dance festival in portugal

Awake Dance Celebration

29 June-3 July 2022 | Awakeland, Portugal

Awakeland is a spiritual centre in Portugal which hosts all kinds of interesting festivals and retreats and the Awake Dance Celebration is one of the most vibrant of their events. The festival organis ...

contact improv festival

Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK

29 June-4 July 2022 | Wiltshire, UK

Where Community Matters as much as the Dance Contact Improvisation inspired gathering All sorts of amazing dance workshops (not just contact) Variety of creative, somatic and sound-based experiences S ...

Kolorado Hungary

Kolorádó

29 June-2 July 2022 | Budapest, Hungary

Kolorádó is a unique festival – a no signal place in nature! Switch off and enjoy. The organisers say: ‘A beautiful, green and free festival at the border between Budapest and nature, in ...

Siberian Contact Improv Festival

30 June-9 July 2022 | Altai Mountains, Russia

The Siberian Contact Improv Festival organizers say (according to Google Translate): “9 days of immersion in practice is the possibility of a quality reboot, through movement, through dance, thr ...

To be confirmed: Anthropos Festival

30-30 June 2022 | Near London, UK

Billing themselves as ‘a new kind of festival’, Anthropos looks stylising, interesting and diverse. The festival organisers say: ‘With stunning visual art, diverse electronic beats a ...

July

Palmesus Festival

1-2 July 2022 | Norway

Palmesus is Scandanavia’s biggest beach party! The annual summer beach festival attracts thousands of locals and visitors to the unique Norwegian town of Kristiansand. The festival organisers say: ...

Terraforma Italy

Terraforma 

1-3 July 2022 | Villa Arconati, Milan, Italy

Terraforma is a sustainability focused festival in the woods near Milan, Italy. Experience the sounds of experimental artists alongside installations, gatherings and workshops. The organisers say:  ...

Timber Festival

1-3 July 2022 | Feanedock, UK

Legend says there is a time in July when the trees gather in their own festival and we are all invited! Come and enjoy 3 wonderful days of magic, art, performance, and wellbeing. The organizers say: & ...

Wasteland Summerfest

Wasteland Summerfest

2-2 July 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands (dates to be confirmed)

Wasteland Summerfest is a very unusual festival – Post-Apocalyptic dress code mandatory! The organisers say: ‘Dive into the festival’s Post-Apocalyptic theme and dance like there is no t ...

Ecstatic Dance Festival

3-8 July 2022 | Corfu. Greece

You, too, can dance your way to ecstasy without any chemical enhancement … The festival organisers say: “Welcome to 5 days and 6 nights of Ecstatic Bliss on the greenest island of Greece! ...

Masters Of Puppets Open Air Festival

4-10 July 2022 | Dolní Dvořiště, Czech Republic

Despite the sinister sci-fi sounding name, the Masters Of Puppets Open Air Festival seems to be rather benevolent creatures who go in for sustainability, charity and musical vibrations. The team behi ...

Nowhere Festival

5-10 July 2022 | Castejón de Monegros, Spain

A Burning Man event. What happens at Nowhere? A lot of things! Basically, what happens and what is there is what you bring with YOU, what YOU want to share. And, what the other participants want to sh ...

slot art festival, poland

Slot Art Festival

5-9 July 2022 | Lubiąż, Poland

The Slot Art Festival is held inside the compound of an old monastery giving a surreal, timeless backdrop to all the great art installations and music held over the 5 days. There are elements of punk ...

Airbeat One Festival

6-10 July 2022 | Italy

Transport yourself across the world at Airbeat One Festival. North Germany’s largest electronic music festival welcomes all of you and all your favorite DJs on a magical journey, bringing a taste of ...

Electric Love Festival

7-9 July 2022 | Austria

Electric Love Festival is Austria’s premier electronic music festival. Drawing in more than 190 massive acts over three days, this festival is one of the biggest electronic music events in the world ...

Exit Festival

7-10 July 2022 | Serbia

Exit Festival is Serbia’s biggest and best event. Twice voted as ‘Best Major European Festival’, what started as a student fight for democracy and freedom has now evolved into an epic summer mus ...

Kosmos Festival

7-10 July 2022 | Ristiina, Finland

The organizers say: “We are all about welcoming new artists into Kosmos Festival! If you already have some gigs or shows under your belt and feel like your sounds or arts would fit into our prog ...

noisily elecontric music festival

Noisily Festival

7-10 July 2022 | Leicestershire, England

We’ve come a long way from the big raves of the early 90’s. The music has evolved, the decor is mindblowing and there are festivals like Noisily where you can dance to electronic music wit ...

Brainchild Festival

8-10 July 2022 | East Sussex, England

Brainchild Festival is an independent festival that doesn’t focus on any particular genre but is instead a big splash of creativity. It really looks like a lot of fun. The organizers say: “ ...

small festival

The Road Junky Festival of Creativity

8-17 July 2022 | in the hills of Czech Republic

The Festival of Creativity is a different kind of festival. There are just 125 places available and all the food is included over the week of camping in the forested hills of the Czech Republic. All d ...

Ultra Europe Festival

8-10 July 2022 | Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe is Europe’s premier destination music festival. Escape to the stunning Croatian waterfront for one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world. The festival organisers say: ...

FCBD® General Skills and Teacher Training

11-17 July 2022 | Soest, Germany

The FCBD® General Skills and Teacher Training organizers say: “We are absolutely honoured to welcome Carolena, the originator and director of FatChanceBellyDance®, back to Europe for General S ...

Buddhafield festival uk

Buddhafield Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Taunton, Somerset, England

With 4000 people, Buddhafield hits a sweet spot between a small, cosy festival and an event big enough to have a lot going on. Infused with the philosophy of Buddhism, this is a very conscious festiva ...

Dour Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Belgium

Dour Festival offers five days of love and alternative music in the heart of Belgium. The multi genre festival welcomes visitors from all over the globe to one of the country’s top summer events. Th ...

Electric Castle Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Romania

Electric Castle is a five-day electronic music festival that takes place in the Transylvanian domain of Banffy Castle. Explore the unique Romanian sights by day and catch major electronic acts by nigh ...

Elevate Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Graz, Austria

Elevate Festival is an annual event for music, arts and political discourse. Hosted in Graz, Austria each year, the festival features an extensive program of workshops, live performances, lectures, di ...

Hieros Gamos Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Dronten, Netherlands

Hieros Gamos Festival is not just a festival. It is more like a weekend long experience in which you will become vulnerable and open to yourself and others. You will get the chance to open up and face ...

Shankra Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Lostallo, Switzerland

The organizers say: “Music is the ultimate and fundamental core of our Festival. Get an insight of the musical journey you will experience on the three dance floors, covering the wide spectrum o ...

tantric bliss festival in amsterdam

The Odessa Amsterdam Tantric Bliss Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Amsterdam, Holland

The Odessa Amsterdam Tantric Bliss Festival www.amsterdamtantricblissfestival.com In Amsterdam, Holland from 13 July to 17 July 2022 ★ Are you open to discover new dimensions within yourself? ★ wi ...

Feel Festival

14-18 July 2022 | Bergheider See, Germany

Feel Festival is a music-focused festival but many other activities like yoga, guided meditations, and art workshops are being offered. They even have a half-pipe for skateboarding! The festival area ...

Own Spirit Festival

14-18 July 2022 | Baldellou, Spain

Back when we were young and frying our brains on liquid LSD, trance music was all about the inner journey, turning the dance floor into one big shamanic space and seeing just how far you could push yo ...

Yaga Gathering

14-18 July 2022 | Varėna, Lithuania

The Yaga Gathering is a psychedelic open-air gathering held in Lithuania each year. The festival first started in 2003 and has slowly grown since then. It’s the usual New Age and pagan themes wi ...

Dominator Festival

15-16 July 2022 | Eersel, Netherlands

Dominator is the world’s biggest outdoor hardcore festival. Lace up your Air Maxes and brace yourself for the best hardcore party of the year! The festival organisers say: “Dominator Festival is t ...

Festival at the Edge England

Festival at the Edge

15-17 July 2022 | Kidderminster, England

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England. There’s plenty to get involved with – workshops and informal music sessions, as well as all the fantastic storytelling ...

Stainsby Festival

15-17 July 2022 | Stainsby, Derbyshire, England

Stainsby Festival has been going strong for 50 years! This is a live music festival that offers music, crafts stalls, entertainment for children, workshops, storytelling, theatre, film, philosophy, a ...

Tai Chi Caledonia

15-22 July 2022 | Stirling, Scotland

The Tai Chi Caledonia organizers say : “Thank you for visiting our website where you will find details of our latest event, Tai Chi Caledonia 2020, our 25th year offering high quality teaching o ...

ecstatic dance festival in france

SUMMER MOVES – Conscious Dance Festival France

16-23 July 2022 | France

SUMMER MOVES welcomes you to this joyful, nourishing and uplifting festival, to celebrate life in all its forms, with all its challenges. A wild, tender, yummy mix of dance, movement and voice worksho ...

Bodypainting festival, austria

World Bodypainting Festival

17-23 July 2022 | Klagenfurt, Austria

*Main days 22-24 July. Rest includes side events.* Claiming to be the most ‘colourful festival in the world’, the World Bodypainting Festival is set by a fabulous lake in Austria and is wi ...

Pachamama Festival

18-24 July 2022 | Switzerland

Pachamama Festival is named after the earth mother goddess of the Andes and has become a rallying cry for hippies everywhere, somehow more resonant than Gaia. The organisers say: “The beautiful ...

SUN Festival

18-25 July 2022 | Csobánkapuszta, Hungary

S.U.N stands for Solar Unite Natives: a project growing out of the Hungarian Goa trance scene and it uses the profits from the S.U.N Festival to invest in a sustainable community. The organizers say: ...

hungary contact improvisation festival

Hungarian Contact Improvisation Festival

19-24 July 2022 | Három Kincs Völgye, Hungary

A cosy contact improvisation festival in Hungary for just 60 dancers. The organisers say: “We will celebrate Contact Improvisation and deepen together into our practise during 6 days surrounded ...

Sacred Earth Festival

21-24 July 2022 | Fagervik, Finland

We’re big fans of events that keep it small and beautiful, and Sacred Earth Festival does just that. The festival organisers say: “From the start in 2018 our vision has been to create a fe ...

Secret Garden Party Festival

21 July-24 January 2022 | UK

Good luck getting a ticket. The Secret Garden Party is a legendary annual arts and music festival that was supposed to have ended forever in 2017 but here it is back again. Tickets normally sell out w ...

Boom Festival

22-29 July 2022 | Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

The Boom Festival is a legend on the alternative festival circuit. It’s held every two years by a lake in Portugal and mixes up visual arts, street theater, psychedelic performances, fire dances ...

Nation of Gondwana-Pyonen

22-24 July 2022 | Grünefeld, Germany

Nation of Gondwana is an outdoor electronic music festival. They have some amazing light installations and a long line-up. A “must” if you’re into electronic music and psytrance. C ...

Parookaville Festival

22-24 July 2022 | Airport Weeze, Germany

Parookaville is Germany’s most popular dance music event. The three-day festival welcomes more than 200,000 visitors and is one of the largest festivals in Europe! The festival organisers say: “Pa ...

Tomorrowland Festival

22-24 July 2022 | Belgium

Tomorrowland is the largest and most sought out electronic music festival in the world. Spread out across two weekends each summer, the three-day event is truly an experience unlike any other. Tickets ...

a woman-only festival

Woman to Woman Festival

22-29 July 2022 | Czech Republic

Woman to Woman Festival is an event for 100 women – not a guy in sight! The festival organisers say: “Join 100 other women to camp for a week on a beautiful mountain without alcohol or pho ...

biodanza festival

Biodanza Tribal Gathering

27-31 July 2022 | Winterswijk, Netherlands

For those passionate about biodanza the Biodanza Tribal Gathering has to be on your calendar. Biodanzers (?) are often effusive in their love for the dance as can be seen in the description below R ...

Magnesia Festival

28-31 July 2022 | Helsinki, Finland

Magnesia Festival is an annual celebration of yoga, music, food and heartful living. Hosted on a UNESCO world heritage site, the three-day event combines holistic wellbeing with beautiful music, nouri ...

Outlook Origins

28 July-2 August 2022 | Pirovac, Croatia

Outlook Origins will be a festival you will enjoy if you like sun and music. It is basically a big beach party with good music. There will be many live sets. The organizers say: “Now situated ju ...

Polifonic Italy

Polifonic

28-31 July 2022 | Valle D'Itria, Puglia, Italy

Polifonic offers the best in electronic music whilst promoting diversity, internationality and positive communities in Italy. The organisers say: ‘..the place where sounds come to life blending ...

World Yoga Festival

28-31 July 2022 | Beale Park, Berks, UK

The World Yoga Festival organizers say: “Four rejuvenating days incorporating yoga asana from many different lineages, pranayama, meditation, non-duality, Ayurveda, chanting, kirtan, wisdom tal ...

ALLfest

29-31 July 2022 | Litomerice, Czech Republic

The Alchemy Festival (ALLfest) is to be held in the middle of May this year in the town of Litomerice. It’s a cosy festival with the usual workshops, talks and seminars on healthy living and hap ...

Les Rencontres Jasnières

29-31 July 2022 | Marçon, France

The Les Rencontres Jasnières organizers say (according to Google Translate): “You will have the opportunity to practice the forms of taiji quan, tuishou, weapons in various internal styles and ...

Milkshake Festival Netherlands

Milkshake Festival

30-31 July 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Milkshake Festival is a colourful, open-minded, safe space festival for all! The organisers say: ‘This annual weekender has one basic tenant: accept everyone and have fun doing it… a love- ...

healing massage festival france

Art of Touch Festival France

31 July-7 August 2022 | France

We want to boost you, in the most efficient way: massage! HEALING TOUCH How can we best contribute to your well-being, during this time of new challenges? Holding this wish in our minds, the Sadhaka ...

To be confirmed: Angsbacka Tantra Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Molkom, Sweden

Angsbacka is a centre for spiritual festivals and events in Sweden and it’s been running since 1996. It hosts the Sexsibility Festival and also this tantra festival. Nice work if you can get it. ...

To be confirmed: Borderland

31-31 July 2022 | Hedehusene, Denmark

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Borderland is a festival gathering sustained by co-creators rather than spectators, with a cap of 1500 people allowed this ...

sadhaka yoga festival

To be confirmed: Sadhaka Yoga Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Orsennes, France

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Sadhaka Yoga Festival is one of many interesting events held at the Sadhaka retreat centre in France. The festival orga ...

August

Spanish yoga retreats

August Summer Retreats in the Mountains of Spain| Iyengar Yoga, Meditative Arts and Traditional Tantra

1-21 August 2022 | Sierra de Gredos, Spain

The yoga retreat organisers say: ‘During the month of August we will be staying at Casa Rural el Pagano, one of the best retreat centres in Spain, located in between the regions of Sierra de Gre ...

ozora festival hungary

Ozora Psychedelic Festival

1-7 August 2022 | Dádpuszta,Hungary

Ok, Ozora is a big festival and mostly we’re about small events and gatherings on this site but as long as you don’t think psytrance music should have remained in the 20th century and woul ...

ancient trance festival in germany

Ancient Trance Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Taucha, Germany

To be honest, we know nothing about Ancient Trance Festival except that many people seem to love it. They offer music, workshops and a family environment. The organisers say (from last year): “W ...

Castlefest Netherlands

Castlefest

4-7 August 2022 | Lisse, Netherlands

Castlefest is the Fantasy festival of the Netherlands. Enter a different world at this unique festival! The organisers say: ‘A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you ...

Floating Castle Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Castle Snežnik, Slovenia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Floating Castle Festival has puppet shows, circus performances, street and improvisational theater, poetry readings, film p ...

Natural High Healing Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Narvilinna, Uusikaupunki, Finland

The Natural High Healing Festival will be held in Narvilinna, Finland. As you can guess from the name, alcohol and drugs aren’t welcome; instead, you’re invited to fly high with the power ...

green gathering

The Green Gathering

4-7 August 2022 | Piercefield Park, Chepstow, UK

The Green Gathering is an alternative festival par excellance powered by alternative energy (wind and sun) and featuring a plethora of alternative culture with acoustic music, workshops, skill sharin ...

Untold Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Cluj-Napoca, Romania

There’s never been a more magical land than Transylvania and the heart of Romania opens up its gates to the world each summer for Untold Festival. Enjoy everything from the biggest headlining acts t ...

Wilderness Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, England

Don’t let the name fool you, as from what we can tell this festival is set on making sure you’re entertained by far more than just falling pine cones and chattering squirrels. This seems t ...

The Spirit Of Awen

5-14 August 2022 | Arlingham, Gloucestershire, England

The Spirit Of Awen is a druid and pagan gathering. This gathering will give you the chance to indulge yourself with workshops by the fire, get inspired and dance. The organizers say : “This year ...

Modem Festival (Momento Demento)

8-14 August 2022 | Primislje, Croatia

Modem Festival has been going strong for years, and still on its way towards creating an unforgettable psychedelic experience. The organizers say: “A positive, festive and persevering spirit was ...

punk rock holiday slovenia

Punk Rock Holiday

8-12 August 2022 | Tolmin, Slovenia

You might have noticed now this site has a bias towards hippie festivals and gatherings. So we thought we’d include at least one loud festival! Punk Rock Holiday had a pretty good lineup for 202 ...

boomtown festival, uk

Boomtown Fair

10-14 August 2022 | Winchester, Hampshire, England

Boomtown is an English festival with an anarchic creative spirit and its own mythology surrounding each year’s edition. Conceptualised as a city with its own politics and cultural evolution, tho ...

Rumble dance festival in the UK

Rumble Festival

11-15 August 2022 | Chesham, England

It’s great to see more festivals going alcohol-free. It makes such a difference to the overall feeling. A dance festival with contact improv, 5 rhythms, forró , acro-yoga and more. Rumble seems ...

samsara yoga & psybient music festival

Samsara Spiralis

11-15 August 2022 | Töreki, Hungary

The 1st edition of Spiralis will be in 2021. The organizers say: “We can’t wait to see you at Spiralis First Edition ‘Conception’ that sadly had to be postponed to next year: 1 ...

Finkenbach Festival

12-14 August 2022 | Rothenburg, Germany

This festival looks very German and so incredibly stocked with bluesy music we can’t help but think magic mushrooms and/or acid will be available on demand. Here’s a video from 2018 to giv ...

The Qontinent Festival

12-14 August 2022 | Belgium

Belgium and Holland’s biggest event companies join forces once again to present The Qontinent. The festival is ‘Breaking Boundaries’ this summer with three-days of hard dance action in the heart ...

To be confirmed: Masters of Calm Festival

12-21 August 2022 | Dubingiai, Lithuania

Masters of Calm is a festival held in the middle of the forest in Lithuania with a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere.  The festival organisers say (according to Google Translate): “Holidays, afte ...

tantra festival in France

Tantra Festival France – Natural High

14-21 August 2022 | France

Unique in the world! An intimate festival accepting just 65 like-minded participants, facilitated by 10 Tantra teachers offering more then 8 workshops daily for you to choose from.  Throughout this e ...

New Healing Festival

15-21 August 2022 | Prignitz, Germany

New Healing Festival is a family-friendly festival. They seem to have a relaxing environment and a variety of activities to enjoy. The organizers say: “The magic continues… At the New Healing ...

Overjam Slovenia

Overjam

15-20 August 2022 | Tolmin, Slovenia

Overjam is in its 10th year of this reggae festival in Slovenia. The organisers say: ‘More than a reggae festival!’ Learn more about Overjam!

Waking Life Portugal

Waking Life

17-22 August 2022 | Crato, Portugal

Waking Life is a not-for-profit participatory community festival promoting cultural, counter-cultural and agricultural initiatives in Portugal. Discover techno, experimental and electronic music in th ...

green man festival

Green Man Festival

18-21 August 2022 | Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Green Man is an alternative music festival set in Wales ‘where mystical ley lines meet amid ancient Welsh oak trees’. It’s primarily a place to catch great concerts and recent years ...

North Sea Tai Chi Festival

19-21 August 2022 | Zeewolde, Netherlands

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The North Sea Tai Chi Festival organizers say: “The North Sea Tai Chi Festival is a 3-day outdoor festival where, in ...

sensuality festival

The Festival of Sensuality

21-28 August 2022 | Czech Republic

Have you ever thought about going to a tantra festival but it seemed a bit too mystical? Have you ever thought about going to a sex-positive festival but it seemed a bit too kinky? Would you like to g ...

Psy-Fi Festival

24-28 August 2022 | Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Arts? – Check. Music? -Check. Insane laser shows? – Check. A website that looks like a love child of Art Deco and Eastern philosophy? – Got that too. Add a good splash of dedication ...

alfresco electronic music festival

Alfresco Festival

25-29 August 2022 | Kent, England

Alfresco Festival is an electronic music event in the UK. It might be a great event but we can’t tell you much as the organisers aren’t particular loquacious. The festival organisers say: ...

Creamfields Festival

25-28 August 2022 | United Kingdom

Creamfields is one of the largest dance music festivals in the world. Selling out each year, the event draws in the world’s biggest electronic artists for an unforgettable weekend in Northern En ...

Lost Village England

Lost Village

25-29 August 2022 | Lincolnshire, England

Lost Village is an intimate festival which takes place in an abandoned forest – let your curiosity run free! The organisers say: ‘As you navigate through a network of winding pathways; der ...

Shambala Festival

25-28 August 2022 | Northamptonshire, England

The Shambala Festival looks determined to be the Midlands of England’s most diverse gathering. People of all ages are welcome, families are encouraged, and young children are promised an experie ...

Jupiter Rising Scotland

Jupiter Rising

26-28 August 2022 | Wilkieston, West Lothian, Scotland

Jupiter Rising is an independent art and music festival in Scotland. Explore, discover and celebrate in nature. The organisers say: ‘Expect an inventive and experimental programme of live music, ...

Mysteryland Festival

26-28 August 2022 | Netherlands

Come and embark on the journey of a lifetime at Mysteryland. This festival is one of the oldest electronic music festivals in the world and they organisers definitely know a thing or two about putting ...

Reading Festival

26-28 August 2022 | Richfield Avenue, United Kingdom

Reading Festival is an annual alternative music festival that takes place each Bank Holiday Weekend in Reading, England. Sharing the same bill with Leeds Festival in the south, the pair are some of th ...

The Island Festival Croatia

The Island Festival

27 August-1 September 2022 | Sibenik, Croatia

The Island Festival is a festival and a holiday mixing music, nature, wellness and culture. Celebrate electronic music with a maximum of 700 like-minded people on this unique island! The organisers sa ...

September

Space Safari

2-5 September 2022 | Belgian Ardennes

The lineup is probably the same as 2020’s lineup but we are not sure…The organizers say: LINEUP 🌌 SUPERNOVA STAGE 🌌 1200 Mics by Riktam ⎥ TIP Records ⎥ NL Andrew Till ⎥ Psy-Har ...

To be confirmed: Microburn

8-12 September 2022 | Powys, Wales

The MicroBurn is a not-for-profit community that is inspired by Burning Man principles. The festival organisers say: “We MicroBurners like to enjoy ourselves. We cannot deny that we have loads o ...

at.tension Germany

at.tension

8-11 September 2022 | Lärz, Germany

at.tension is an interdisciplinary theatre festival set across 100 hectares in Lärz, Germany.   The organisers say: ‘..a unique location and extraordinary stage for a theatre festival, wit ...

International Push Hands Meeting in Prague

9-11 September 2022 | Prague, Czech Republic

The International Push Hands Meeting in Prague organizers say: “All fans of push hands (tui shou) and Tai Chi Chuan, who want to meet in a friendly atmos­phere and exchange their experiences, a ...

amsterdam yoga festival

Yoga Festival Amsterdam, YOGA = ESSENTIAL

9-11 September 2022 | Amsterdam, Holland

In September we will try to rock you on your yoga mat. We have invited the yoga schools of Amsterdam to participate in co-creating this Festival with us. Odessa Muiderpoort, Amsterdam is the location ...

portugal CI festival

Portugal Contact Improv Festival

11-17 September 2022 | Algarve, Portugal

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Portugal Contact Improv Festival invites you to come early to help set up with the camp and stay afterwards for a kind ...

To be confirmed: Dancing Date Georgian Contact Improvisation Festival

26 September-2 October 2022 | Tbilsi, Georgia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… In case you needed an excuse to travel to Georgia… The CI festival organisers say: ‘This is a festival of Conta ...

Huéznar Festival

28 September-3 October 2022 | San Nicolás Del Puerto, Spain

The festival organizers say: “Batán de las Monjas, Ohmnium Records and Mimesis unite to bring to life a new concept, created from, for and by the location; Huéznar Festival! A festival that be ...

HulaHoop workshop and festival group photo

SWhoop

29 September-3 October 2022 | Bristol, UK

SWhoop organizers say: “SWhoop is the South West Hoop Conference brought to you by Hooping Mad (aka Emma Kenna).  Held in a converted church in the heart of Bristol in the UK, SWhoop is a hi ...

To be confirmed: Tantra Spirit Festival

30-30 September 2022 | Croatia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Ever wondered what tantra is all about? Having take a look at the teachers at the Tantra Spirit Festival this could be the ...

October

sexuality retreat

Schwelle Festival Retreat

12-16 October 2022 | Zöbern, Austria

Join a maximum of 100 people at a beautiful monastery in Austria for a week of workshops around conscious sexuality. The organisers say: ‘Lets come together again to celebrate, explore and learn ...

Halloween Adams Flight!

28-30 October 2022 | Austria

Gecko Acoustic & friends will prepare a special Halloween Event… More info about Halloween Adams Flight! will be coming soon… Learn more about the Halloween Adams Flight!

Pumpkin Festival

31-31 October 2022 | Germany

Pumpkin is Germany’s hardest halloween event. Dress up in your best costume and come down to Oberhausen for an epic spooky celebration featuring the best hard dance acts in the world. Be part o ...

To be confirmed: Hastings Storytelling Festival

31-31 October 2022 | Hastings, England

Don’t miss a festival that is all about the spoken word, dance, puppetry, parades, theatre, talks, talks, and more talks. What the organizers say: “Since 2011 we’ve been on a mission to open ...

To be confirmed: Om Yoga Show - London

31-31 October 2022 | London, England

The Om Yoga Show organizers say: “Visitors come to the OM Yoga Show to immerse themselves in a truly yogic atmosphere for the whole weekend. Free open classes provide the opportunity to be inspi ...

November

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

2-6 November 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

An interesting festival that presents the best of the growing storytelling scene in the Netherlands and that has carefully curated the best performances of the year around the world. What the organize ...

December

To be confirmed: Orkney Storytelling Festival

31-31 December 2022 | Orkney, Scotland

In Scotland when people congregate, they tend to argue, and discuss and reason; in Orkney, they tell stories. – George Mackay Brown. What a better place to tell your stories this October than Orkney ...

Festivals in 2023



January

Sahara yoga retreat in Morocco with creative voice & movement workshops

15-21 January 2023 | Morocco

We run yoga retreats in the Sahara Desert in Morocco and people come along expecting it to be a holiday in the sand dunes. A few days into the retreat they find their hearts opening, their faces softe ...

February

The Sahara Meditative Yoga & Joy of Movement Retreat

5-11 February 2023 | the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Once again we’re heading out into the dunes for a week of storytelling, dance, yoga, music and meditation under the desert sky. We’ve been running meditation and yoga retreats in the Sahara Desert ...