Take another quiz >

Famous Festivals Quiz

Name the cities where these famous festivals occur.
For festivals held in multiple cities, name the most famous location
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
First submittedJune 1, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 4, 2018
Times taken17,848
Rating3.35
4:00
Enter city here:
0
 / 16 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Festival
City
Carnaval
Rio de Janeiro
Carnevale
Venice
Mardi Gras
New Orleans
Hajj
Mecca
Running of the Bulls
Pamplona, Spain
Oktoberfest
Munich
South by Southwest
Austin
Festival Fringe
Edinburgh
Festival
City
Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
Mermaid Parade
Coney Island, New York City
Coachella
Indio, California
La Tomatina
Bunol, Spain
Burning Man
Black Rock City
Love Parade (1989-2003)
Berlin
_______ Stampede
Calgary
Winterlude
Ottawa
+2
level ∞
Mar 21, 2014
Updated the quiz in an attempt to make it easier. Still way too hard though!
+1
level 76
Aug 2, 2016
It's a learning experience, and I'm getting better at it.
+1
level 69
Jun 29, 2018
How about a quiz to honor one of our most beloved holidays, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept 19th)? Aargh!
+1
level 71
Mar 30, 2014
Mmm! This is where you realize just how much you don't know! I've heard of South by Southwest or Sundance dozens of times before, but it took this quiz to realize I had no idea where they actually took place. Never heard of Winterlude before, thouh, which I should probably feel ashamed about since I'm Canadian. And damnit, one day I WILL remember the English spelling for Pamplona!
+1
level 58
Mar 30, 2014
How do so few people know Oktoberfest, the Running of the Bulls, Winterlude, and the Calgary Stampede! I definitely should have gotten Festival Fringe, as I was in Edinburgh a couple of years ago during the festival.
+1
level 62
Apr 2, 2016
For obvious cultural reasons. Having never been to America, I have no reason to know local events there.
+5
level 32
Dec 5, 2017
but... none of the festivals mentioned by Symmetrik are in the USA. They are in Germany, Spain, and 2 in Canada.
+1
level 38
Mar 15, 2018
In reality it should be "Running FROM the Bulls", 'cause if they catch you, you're road kill.
+1
level 57
Mar 30, 2014
Wow, this was surprisingly hard!
+2
level 28
Mar 31, 2014
Quite a US bent on this. I'd add Notting Hill Carnival, London , the biggest Caribbean carnival in the world which attracts about 1 million. Sydney Mardi Gras (world's most famous GLBT festival and larger than the one in New Orleans). Then there's the Arirang Mass Games in Pyongyang, which would be like the Beijing Olympic ceremony every day. These 3 are very famous outside the US. The Kumbh Mela, the world's largest festival attracts 100 million but you'd need to put 4 cities down as it rotates between therm each year. Likewise the largest music festival Donauinsfest in Vienna attracts 3.2 million each year but it's unknown outside the Alps due to it's Austrian band-heavy line-up.
+1
level 61
Mar 31, 2014
5 of them are from the US, and the creators of the quiz and the site are from the US. I don't see where that is out of the ordinary. I just wish people would stop complaining about this US site featuring questions mostly about the US. I could complain that this US web site has too many questions particular to other countries. Maybe I'm being too picky about this, but it just seems strange to me to complain about it.
+6
level ∞
Mar 31, 2014
We do have a slight US bias because 70% of our traffic is from the US. Tell your friends about JetPunk and I'll make more quizzes for your locale. :)
+1
level 70
Apr 1, 2014
(imagine a Confession Bear) I'm European and I like the quizzes to be US biased because I want to learn more about the US. But you're right about Notting Hill Carnival, it's very famous.
+3
level 46
May 9, 2015
I agree with supermouse. Great, point, a lot of internationally significant festivals missing. Jetpunk features are frustrating to me because of the US bias. I come to jetpunk to learn about the world, and it has this great undercurrent of internationalism (if mostly focus on North America/Europe). But the dominant current is about the US. Because the US is the world capitalist superpower - a fading one at that - most of us outside the US already know too much about the US. We get it everyday on the tv and internet. Bit tired of learning about fairly obscure US trivia.
+1
level 44
Apr 20, 2014
really? that few amount of people knew where sundance was? maybe because i lived in the PC area for 4 years but c'mon, i knew that one before i even dreamed of moving there.
+3
level 73
Mar 18, 2018
I knew it was in Utah, but I literally know of only one city in that state, and that's Salt Lake City. Couldn't name you another one, let alone the particular Sundance one.
+1
level 61
Jul 26, 2019
I bet you dont know any festivals from my country.. I have heard the name sundance, but that is about it.
+1
level 26
May 25, 2014
Yes I knew Buñol I'm Spanish! But this place for foreigners is too difficult, is a small town in Valencia, I think its only known by us...
+1
level 64
Jul 25, 2014
Burning Man is way confusing. The festival is in the Black Rock Desert and the "City" only exists when the festival is there and they set up their mail service. There is nothing there in the desert when the festival is not going on.
+2
level 44
Aug 27, 2014
I wouldn't exactly call the Hajj to Mecca a festival as it's a religious pilgrimage - but a great quiz -- really struggled with some of these :D
+1
level 76
Oct 29, 2014
Tried every major city in Canada for Winterlude...except Ottawa. Sigh.
+2
level 62
Apr 2, 2016
This is extremely subjective. For people outside the US, the New Orleans Mardi Gras is not the most famous. Mardi Gras and Carnavale are celebrated in many, many places.
+1
level 45
Apr 22, 2016
lots of cities around the world do mardi gras
+1
level 15
Jun 16, 2016
I thought carnaval was in quebec?
+1
level 40
Jun 10, 2019
what ? lmfao
+1
level 76
Jul 14, 2016
I think it's ironic that I'm American and never heard of the Burning Man festival, but it received the UK Festival Award for Best Overseas Festival. Apparently someone in the UK has heard of it.
+1
level 79
Jul 27, 2016
I am wondering if there is a way to include Holi in this list. I know a city is hard to pinpoint, but perhaps include the top 3 or 4 Indian cities as possible write-ins? Perhaps use Multan as the assumed city of origin? Just a thought...
+1
level 82
Sep 2, 2016
Wikipedia writes the following about Sundance Film Festival: " Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort..." -- so maybe accept Salt Lake and Ogden as well?
+1
level 73
Mar 18, 2018
I'd be curious to know what percentage of Jetpunkers know where Just For Laughs is held. (Maybe a bit more since The Big Sick came out...)
+1
level 32
Jun 29, 2018
Carnevale (with that spelling) is held in several places in Italy. It's not specific to Venice.
+2
level 53
Jun 29, 2018
It says and I quote: "For festivals held in multiple cities, name the most famous location" End quote!
+1
level 40
Jun 10, 2019
most famous in this case for tourists or locals ? because if its by turists, we can use the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro as an example, it would be in Rio for sure the most famous, yet if you go by the locals/brazilians, most of them prefer the one in Salvador
+1
level 61
Jul 26, 2019
It is most famous, not most favoured, regardless of what locals prefer, rio is still more famous. I am pretty sure that none of the ones that go to salvador have never heard of the one in rio..
+1
level 61
Jul 26, 2019
Many countries have carnaval, the venice and rio one are the two with the most exposure though.
+1
level 53
Jun 29, 2018
Can't believe I missed Park City, Utah. My brother was just their for a friend's wedding.
+1
level 67
Jun 29, 2018
Coney Island isn't a city...
+2
level 51
Jun 30, 2018
You might add Durga Puja for Kolkata or Ganesh Chaturthi for Mumbai. Then it might be a bit easy.