The World's Best Festivals To Visit With a Superyacht By Month

From Venice to Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles and more, let’s sail around The World wherever music and art take us.

The Strokes made a point when they released the hit “We only live once”. And that’s exactly the kind of vibes to embark on this journey. Get ready to visit some of the world’s most captivating festivals while chartering a superyacht. Blending our biggest passions—art and yachting—we created this list to inspire you on your next charter adventures. From legendary celebrations of culture to the most spectacular musical events, these are the best 10 festivals that you cannot miss:

Eyes Wide "Open" at Venice's Masquerade in February


Kicking off our festival odyssey in style, we sail towards the enchanting city of Venice, Italy. During the Venetian Carnival, the city transforms into a hypnotic labyrinth of masks and people wonderfully dressed for the occasion. Arrive in style on your superyacht and indulge in its rich history, art, and culinary delights.

Venice Masquerade
Venice Masquerade
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Join the Brazilian Carnival Extravaganza in February


Following the Carnival vibes, Rio de Janeiro deserves a spot on the list. Enjoy the Samba rhythms, colorful parades and surreal costumes that create this unique ambience characterised by the cheerful energy of Brazilian culture. The superyacht can anchor near Copacabana Beach, located only 20min from the Sambadrome.

Dance till the last beat at the Ultra Music Festival in March


Ultra is one of the most relevant electronic dance music (EDM) festivals globally, showcasing renowned DJs and cutting-edge music productions. The festival, located in Miami, USA, attracts the most loyal dance community from around the world. Of course, arriving by yacht to Miami adds an extra luxury touch to the experience. 

Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida
Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida

Pink is the new orange at Sakura Matsuri in March/April


To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we cross the vast oceans to the Far East to visit Tokyo, Japan, during the Sakura Matsuri, a.k.a. Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s incredible to witness the city’s transformation into a sea of delicate pink blossoms as you take part in traditional tea ceremonies, dine on exquisite sushi and enjoy the massive views of Mount Fuji from the comfort of the deck of your superyacht.
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Pink is the new orange at Sakura Matsuri in March/April
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To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we cross the vast oceans to the Far East to visit Tokyo, Japan. The Sakura Matsuri, a.k.a. Cherry Blossom Festival await to be discovered. It’s incredible to witness the city’s transformation into a sea of delicate pink blossoms. You can take part in traditional tea ceremonies, dine on exquisite sushi and enjoy the massive views of Mount Fuji from the comfort of the deck of your superyacht.

Don't miss the Coachella Festival in April


Held annually in the Colorado Desert in California, USA, Coachella has become one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. Its star-packed lineup features top artists from various genres, attracting music lovers from all the corners of the world. You can anchor the yacht at any of the harbours in Los Angeles or San Diego beaches. Then, get there within a less than a 3-hour drive. 

Coachella Festival
Coachella Festival
Cannes Film Festival, France
Cannes Film Festival, France

Shine with the stars at The Cannes Film Festival in May


Arriving at the French Riviera, we anchor at Cannes. Just in time for the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival. As the world’s most celebrated filmmakers and celebrities gather to unveil the masterpieces of the year, you can enjoy private film screenings on the deck of your Superyacht or join the iconic celebration from close.

Celebrating summer at the Glastonbury Festival in June


Glastonbury is one of the most iconic and revered music festivals. It is held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. Renowned for its diverse lineup featuring top rock, pop, and electronic music artists, Glastonbury tickets are hard to get, making it an exclusive experience. Docking your superyacht nearby allows you to enjoy the festival’s unique ambiance and escape to your private retreat when desired… Dreamlife.

Glastonbury Music Festival
Glastonbury Music Festival
Tomorrowland Festival
Tomorrowland Festival

Keep the summer vibes alive at Tomorrowland in July


Tomorrowland is a legendary electronic dance music festival held in Belgium that draws music enthusiasts from across the globe. Known for its breathtaking stage designs and incredible artist lineups, the festival offers a surreal experience. Even more, it becomes exceptional when coupled with a superyacht getaway. 

La Mercè Festival in Barcelona in September


Now we sail to Barcelona, Spain, to enjoy La Mercè Festival. This traditional celebration of Catalan culture is the biggest festival of the city. Filling the streets with its picturesque human towers, colourful parades, and spectacular fireworks, words are not enough to describe it. Anchor your superyacht at Port Vell to immerse in the joyful atmosphere of this vibrant Mediterranean city. ¡Sí, señor!

La Mercè Festival, Barcelona
La Mercè Festival, Barcelona
Infernoasis, Burning Man Festival
Infernoasis, Burning Man Festival

Burning Man, the cherry on the cake, in September


In Black Rock City, Nevada, USA, an experimental community helds annually an art event like no other. Gathering artists, fans and open-minded people from all continents, it is THE festival. Featuring an incredible array of DJ sets, sculptures and performances, this is one of the most surreal moments you’ll ever experience. Although it is challenging due to its remote location, docking the superyacht in California and accessing by land is a great plan, considering it’s only a 5:30h-drive from the port, and the memories will last forever…

From the exciting carnivals and music festivals to the serene beauty of Tokyo’s Cherry Blossom, each destination promises a blend of luxury, beautiful landscapes and culture. We hope that you love this selection as much as we do. Get in touch and we’ll assist you in planning the superyacht charter of your dreams…

Contact us at superyachts@seayachtgroup.com or call (+34) 607 380 101. We’ll be delighted to take you all on a once-a-lifetime adventure!

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