Here are our choices for three of the most fabulous events taking place around the world in July! Whether it’s the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea; the International Animation Festival in Rio De Janiero; or the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, these events are cause for celebration!
Boryeong Mud Festival – Boryeong, South Korea
Pack your bags for the Boryeong Mud Festival, which is held annually at Daecheon swimming beach. Don’t be afraid to get dirty as this is a celebration that more than lives up to its name. Included are mud-based massage and rejuvenation programs, an annual photo competition, and even mudflat skiing! July 21-30. www.mudfestival.or.kr
International Animation Festival – Rio De Janiero, Brazil
Revel in the power of animation at Brazil’s International Animation Festival in Rio from July 14-23. Uniting animators from all over the world, the festival brings together a diverse group of cartoonists, cell animators, web designers, and more. Artists compete for awards in a broad array of categories, and participants have the chance to partake in workshops, special events, and parties. Check out the festival’s website to reserve your spot at some of the highly anticipated movie screenings, or just to browse this year’s selections. www.animamundi.com.br
Just for Laughs Festival – Montreal, Canada
An event every bit as playful and joyous as its web URL would suggest, get ready for some belly laughs as comedy rolls into Montreal. With over 1,700 headlining stand-ups and sketch comedy performances at the annual Just for Laughs Festival. Even if you’re not able to get tickets to a specific show, the city will come alive with the comedy spirit when nightclubs light up their facades and comics break into impromptu performances on the streets. One more thing, and it’s not a small detail, this is the largest comedy festival in the world. Join in all the fun, July 12-31. www.hahaha.com
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