If you're a person filled with wanderlust who wants to take in the world, there is no better time than the present. We live in an age where you can travel almost anywhere and participate in the world around you. There is no better time to share our culture and experience other traditions. Some people may feel lost or wonder how they can do that. When it comes to sharing experiences, one of the best ways is through a cultural event.

Whether it's a world music or film festival, a highbrow artistic soiree, a giant free-for-all food fight, or a wild, days-long party, cultural events are your best way to truly enjoy and explore amazing destinations. Some last only a few hours, while others continue for a week or more. The best events are well-known and attract massive crowds that add to the excitement and fun of these celebrations.


01La Tomatina, Spain

Most people wouldn't consider joining in on a huge-but-friendly battle with 20,000 people, armed only with squishy, over-ripe tomatoes. But every year, on the last Wednesday in August, the town of Buñol in Valencia, Spain transforms into a giant battle arena. The event dates back to 1945. The rowdy, but ultimately harmless battle royale lasts for a little over an hour, leaving participants and the streets covered in more than 100 metric tons of tomatoes.

The man lies and laughs in tomato slush on Tomatina festival