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Nude Events and Naked Festivals... Where to Find Them!*

*Warning! As the title suggests, some of the links provided below include photos depicting nudity. Are you sure you want to proceed?
Is shedding your inhibitions on your secret bucket list? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to experience nudity in public? We've all had that dream where we suddenly realize we are naked. Why not take the bull by the horns and find some like-minded naturists and the venues that support them? You might find that truly unlocking your own free spirit is both liberating and invigorating. Since you can't just run around naked anywhere you wish, here are over a dozen places to go wild or to discover some very "revealing" local traditions!

North America in the Buff

North America boasts an endless list of places and events where you can drop your drawers without the risks or repercussions. Bike enthusiasts might join the Naked Bike Ride in Portland or New Orleans. Besides feeling the breeze on a clothes-free ride, this naked bike event highlights the vulnerability of cyclists and denounces dependence on pollution-based transport. Those who love public transport, partial nudity, and pranks may go for the No Pants Subway Ride in New York or the No Pants BART Ride in San Francisco. Haven't we all wanted to ride a train without our pants? Runners with eclectic tastes in festive underwear can join in on the Santa Speedo Run or the Cupid's Undie Run in Chicago. Here's our list of top nude or slightly nude events from around the US!

Europe Takes the Clothes Off

More and more people across Europe are discovering the incomparable buzz of naked freedom. This part of the world offers lots of nudist beaches and saunas for travelers willing to shed their clothes and bare it all. Some event organizers see nudity not only as a freeing experience, but as a powerful tool to draw attention to a cause, like the Running of the Nudes in Pamplona, Spain. And for those who see the human body as a canvas, there is the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. Check out this hand-picked list of top nude events in Europe and pick your favorite!

Other Continents to Witness Nudity

The Pacific Region lures some naturist folks to little-known nudist beaches and other clothing-optional hidden spots. In certain countries, it might be a challenge to find the right place for wearing your birthday suit. In some areas like Queensland, Australia, being naked in public is illegal. In other areas, undressing is not only about liberation, but also about traditions and customs. Whatever the purpose of allowed nude or semi-nude events, travelers always need to be respectful. The Oblation Run, in the University of the Philippines in Manila, calls for attention to major issues like climate change and local rivers. If you find yourself in Hadaka Matsuri, in Japan, you might be surprised by hordes of almost naked men marching the streets and participating in rituals. Sports and nudity enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games, in South Australia, which attracts about 300 participants each year. Are you ready to travel to one of these tantalizing events?