Arts and Culture

World's Wackiest Festivals

Cultural traditions that make the least sense often make for the best festivals. Here are the wackiest -- and most fun -- festivals we could find.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Pirate Festival
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by www.monsoursphotography.com

One of Louisiana’s largest festivals, Contraband Days is also the oldest festival held in the city of Lake Charles. With close to 100 pirate-themed events, the festival lasts 12 days.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

World's Wackiest Holidays

Think relying on a groundhog's shadow to predict the end of winter makes little sense? Check out even stranger celebrations from around the world.

World's Wackiest Pub Crawls

Ever felt like wearing your Batman costume in public but decided against it after realizing that it isn't exactly socially acceptable? Well then, you’re in luck – there's a pub crawl for that.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Louisville City Guide

Before you visit the Derby City, get Travel Channel's suggestions on ...

Things to Do in Dublin

The Irish capital brims with energy, character, and a slew of ...

7 New Wonders of the World

Are you ready to be awed? Check out our picks for the new 7 wonders of ...

Seven Man-Made Wonders of the US

Check out the best man-made wonders of the US, where America's can-do ...

Must-See Montreal

A visit to the eastern Canadian city of Montreal is not complete ...

More Travel Inspirations

HGTV Urban Oasis
GAC America's Amusement Parks

Buckle up and take a tour of the most thrilling amusement parks in America.

Food.com Thanksgiving
3-Ingredient Apps for Thanksgiving

Try Food.com's quick and easy apps for a stress free turkey day.

Food Network Thanksgiving
Food Network's Top Turkey Day Tips

Plan Your Menu with easy, how-to videos from Bobby, Sunny and more.