July 7-14, Pamplona, Spain
One of the most exhilarating and deadly festivals in the world, making it through the Running of the Bulls in one piece means a lifetime of bragging rights for you. Every morning at 8am for eight consecutive days, bulls are herded into the narrow, cobbled streets of this northern Spanish town and released to run with a crowd, most of whom wear red scarves. The actual daily running only lasts about five minutes, and then the town celebrates – with a lot of sangria. A total of 24 people have been killed in the Running of the Bulls since 1924, and 200-300 are injured every year. Good times.