The 10 Best Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

10 Best End of Summer Celebrations Around the World

Are you sad to see summer go? No matter where you are in the world, these are the top 10 cities for end-of-summer celebrations. Take a peak at these vibrant cities across the globe, and celebrate the end of summer your way. 


  1. New York City, USA: The Labor Day weekend in early September marks the unofficial end of summer in the United States. New York City hosts the West Indian American Day Carnival, a colorful and lively parade with Caribbean music, food, and costumes. It's a great way to celebrate the end of summer with a bang.
  2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival may be the most famous event, but their "Carnival of the Sun" takes place in early September and is a fantastic way to end the summer with samba music, dance, and beach parties.
  3. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's La Mercè Festival, which typically takes place in late September, marks the end of summer. It features a variety of events, including concerts, street performances, and fireworks, making it a great place to celebrate the end of the season.

  1. Sydney, Australia

In the Southern Hemisphere, September marks the beginning of spring. Sydney celebrates the end of winter with events like the Bondi Festival, where you can enjoy live music, art, and beach activities.

  1. Lisbon, Portugal: Lisbon's Fado Fest in September celebrates Portugal's traditional music. You can enjoy live performances in the city's historic neighborhoods and experience the vibrant culture.
  2. Dubrovnik, Croatia: Croatia's Mediterranean climate makes it an excellent destination for a late summer getaway. Dubrovnik offers beautiful beaches, historic sites, and a pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere.
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam hosts its annual Uitmarkt in late August, which marks the start of the cultural season. It features performances, art exhibitions, and food stalls, providing a lively way to end the summer.
  4. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Buenos Aires celebrates the end of winter and the arrival of spring with the Buenos Aires Tango Festival in late August. Enjoy tango performances, dance classes, and outdoor milongas.
  5. Ibiza, Spain: Known for its vibrant nightlife, Ibiza is an excellent place to party and enjoy the beach during the last weekend of summer. Many clubs host closing parties with top DJs.
  6. Kyoto, Japan:

 If you prefer a more serene end to summer, Kyoto's traditional Japanese festivals in late August and early September offer a peaceful way to appreciate the change of seasons, surrounded by stunning scenery.

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