21 December 2018, By Melissa Cowan
The 30 Best Parties for $30 Million Megadraw
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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.
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.
3. Tomorrowland, Belgium
Belgium’s Tomorrowland features an A-list lineup of electronic DJ’s each year.
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.
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.
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.
7. Hogmanay, Edinburgh
Welcome in the New Year with 3 days of events, street parties, great music and fireworks at Edinburgh’s 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!
9. Holi, India
Holi is the festival of love and colours and involves covering everyone in coloured powder and water.
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!
11. Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Mardi Gras is the most colourful and sparkly dance party parade you’ll ever attend.
12. Sziget, Budapest
Lover of all things blues, jazz or rock? Sziget Festival in Budapest is your kind of party.
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.
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!
15. San Fermin Festival, Spain
The San Fermin Festival, which includes the famous Running of the Bulls event, is a dangerously exciting party.
16. Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde is the largest music and arts festival in Northern Europe.
17. Songkran, Thailand
Another popular New Year’s Eve event is Thailand’s ultimate water fight, Songkran!
18. Oktoberfest, Munich
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest festival dedicated to beer, giant pretzels and all things German.
19. Calgary Stampede, Canada
Get your cowboy hat and thigh high boots ready for the biggest rodeo show on earth.
20. Snowbombing, Austria
Snowbombing is a show on snow. Chalet go on?
21. Fasnacht, Switerzland
Fasnacht is when the Swiss let loose with monstrous masks, colourful floats and satirical poems.
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).
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.
24. Battle of the Oranges, Italy
This food fight is the most fun you can have with citrus fruit.
25. Foam N’ Glow, America
Foam N’ Glow combines high-energy music with contortionists, stilt walkers, fire performers and of course, foam.
26. Distortion, Copenhagen
Distortion is party heaven. It involves a week of street parties, clubs, chaos and music stages in every alleyway.
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.
28. Glastonbury, England
This is one for the bucketlist. Glastonbury is a five day festival of the best contemporary performing arts.
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. Albuquerque Balloon Festival, New Mexico
This is the best (and only) hot air balloon festival.
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