Five Festivals From Around The World

Sometimes A Festival Can Be A Great Reason For Taking A Trip. For A Fun-Filled Fall, Here Are Five Exuberant Festivals From Around The World.

PIRATES FESTIVAL
Pirates Week, November 10 to 20, takes place in the Caribbean’s Cayman Islands. The festival features costume competitions, war games, food festivals and fireworks displays.
www.piratesweekfestival.com

ICE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Hosted by the Belgian city of Bruges, this festival starts on November 25 and ends on January 15. Using close to 300 tons of crystal clear ice and 400 tons of fresh snow, the sculptures can reach as much as two meters in height.
www.icesculpture.be

LILLE COMICS FESTIVAL
The city of Lille north of Paris is hosting one of Europe’s most hilarious festivals November 5 and 6. For information on this festival, where the world’s leading cartoonists and graphic artists will exhibit their works: www.lillecomicsfestival.com

BRATISLAVA FILM FESTIVAL
Slovakia’s capital city Bratislava is the scene of one of Eastern Europe’s most prestigious film festivals November 4 to 9. Now in its 13th year, the festival also includes a competition. www.iffbratislava.sk

LISBON ART FAIR
The Lisbon Contemporary Art Fair, aka Arte Lisboa, is turning into a bona fide festival with the participation of 70 select galleries. In its 11th year, the festival takes place November 23 to 27.
www.artelisboa.fil.pt