21 December 2018, By Melissa Cowan

The 30 Best Parties for $30 Million Megadraw

3 min read

The $30 Million Megadraw is on Saturday, 29th December 2018! To celebrate, we’ve listed 30 once-in-a-lifetime parties, from parading in colourful sparkly costumes at Mardi Gras to donning Lederhosen, braids and beers for Oktoberfest. How many of these parties have you ticked off?

1. Times Square Ball Drop, New York

Ring in the New Year with the Times Square ball drop, an iconic New Year’s Eve celebration.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Times Square Ball Drop

2. La Tomatina, Spain

Welcome to Spain’s messiest festival, La Tomatina! It’s the only time it’s socially acceptable to slog tomatoes at your mates and other random festival-goers.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - La Tomatina

3. Tomorrowland, Belgium

Belgium’s Tomorrowland features an A-list lineup of electronic DJ’s each year.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Tomorrowland

4. Rio Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval is the ultimate party. Music, dancing, lavish costumes and caipirinhas (cocktails consisting of lime, sugar and rum) fill the streets for days on end.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Rio Carnaval

5. Full Moon Party, Thailand

If you’re looking for a party closer to Aussie shores then look no further than Thailand’s Full Moon Party. An all-night beach party full of fluro paint, fire skipping ropes and booze buckets.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Full Moon Party

6. Coachella, California

Attracting some of the biggest celebrities in the world, Coachella is a huge music party in the desert with plenty of must-see acts.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Coachella

7. Hogmanay, Edinburgh

Welcome in the New Year with 3 days of events, street parties, great music and fireworks at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Hogmanay

8. Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas

Is electronic dance music your kind of party? You’ll Love Electric Daisy Carnival in party central Las Vegas!

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Electric Daisy Carnival

9. Holi, India

Holi is the festival of love and colours and involves covering everyone in coloured powder and water.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Holi Festival

10. Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

South Korea’s Moryeong Mud Festival is muddy mayhem. As well as being a fun time, the mud used is a high quality Boryeong mud which contains trace minerals to beautify your skin!

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Boryeong Mud Festival

11. Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Mardi Gras is the most colourful and sparkly dance party parade you’ll ever attend.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Mardi Gras

12. Sziget, Budapest

Lover of all things blues, jazz or rock? Sziget Festival in Budapest is your kind of party.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Sziget Festival

13. Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro

Rock in Rio is one of the most famous music festivals in the world, hosting iconic artists like Queen, Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Rock in Rio

14. Burning Man, Nevada

Burning Man is a creative festival based on ‘decommodification’. Nothing can be purchased, so you need to be well prepared for this party!

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Burning Man

15. San Fermin Festival, Spain

The San Fermin Festival, which includes the famous Running of the Bulls event, is a dangerously exciting party.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - San Fermin Festival

16. Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde is the largest music and arts festival in Northern Europe.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Roskilde

17. Songkran, Thailand

Another popular New Year’s Eve event is Thailand’s ultimate water fight, Songkran!

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Songkran

18. Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest festival dedicated to beer, giant pretzels and all things German.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Oktoberfest

19. Calgary Stampede, Canada

Get your cowboy hat and thigh high boots ready for the biggest rodeo show on earth.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Calgary Stampede

20. Snowbombing, Austria

Snowbombing is a show on snow. Chalet go on?

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Snowbombing

21. Fasnacht, Switerzland

Fasnacht is when the Swiss let loose with monstrous masks, colourful floats and satirical poems.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Fasnacht

22. Bay to Breakers, San Francisco

San Francisco’s annual running race is most famous for the bright costumes people wear (or lack of costume in some cases).

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Bay to Breakers

23. Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Another electronic music festival in the beautiful city of Miami. If Miami’s too far to travel, an Australian Ultra Music Festival has been announced for 2019.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Ultra Music Festival

24. Battle of the Oranges, Italy

This food fight is the most fun you can have with citrus fruit.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Battle of the Oranges

25. Foam N’ Glow, America

Foam N’ Glow combines high-energy music with contortionists, stilt walkers, fire performers and of course, foam.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Foam N' Glow

26. Distortion, Copenhagen

Distortion is party heaven. It involves a week of street parties, clubs, chaos and music stages in every alleyway.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Distortion

27. King’s Day, Amsterdam

King’s Day has a ‘free market’, street performers, boats on canals and people dressed in a bright shade of orange.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - King's Day

28. Glastonbury, England

This is one for the bucketlist. Glastonbury is a five day festival of the best contemporary performing arts.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Glastonbury

29. St Patrick’s Day, Dublin

Whether you’re Irish or not, you can celebrate the magic of St Patrick’s Day with a pint and green accessories.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - St. Patrick's Day

30. Albuquerque Balloon Festival, New Mexico

This is the best (and only) hot air balloon festival.

$30 Million Megadraw 30 Best Parties - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Which parties would you attend if you won the lottery? You’ve got to be in it to win it! Get a lottery ticket at Oz Lotteries for your chance to win!

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