Festivals & Events
Karen Bradbury compiled this list of upcoming events in Europe.
BASEL: Theater festival, through Sept. 8.
VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic cars throughout city, Sept. 8-9.
GRAZ: Aufsteinern, festival celebrating Styrian traditions, Sept. 16.
VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2012, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, Sept. 20-23.
SALZBURG: St. Rupert’s Fair, traditional country fair by the cathedral, Sept. 19-24.
VIENNA: Red Bull Flight Day, flight shows, Brigittenauer Bucht, starts 11 a.m., Sept. 23.
VIENNA: Wies’n fest in the Prater, Sept. 27-Oct. 7.
VIENNA: Night Run, 5 km run and Nordic walking benefits charity, Sept. 29.
VIENNA: Photo Marathon, photo competition for nonprofessionals, starts 9 a.m. at Messe Wien, Sept. 29.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 9.
NAMUR: Festival of Wallonia, concerts throughout city, Sept. 15-16.
BRUSSELS: Car-free Sunday, Sept. 16.
BRUSSELS: Louise Night, late-night shopping and events in the Louise district of the city, Sept. 20.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Beer, tasting beer and unusual program at the Museum of Fantastic Art, Sept. 29-30.
PRAGUE: Midsummer night’s dream festival, free concerts by Charles Bridge, through Sept. 8.
MIKULOV: Palava Wine Festival, Sept. 7-9.
PRAGUE: World Dance Sport Competition, Praha Arena Sparta, Sept. 8-9.
JICIN: A town of fairy tales, traditional fest, Sept. 12-16.
ZNOJEMSKE: Historical wine festival, Sept. 14-15.
MOSNOV: NATO days in Ostrava, central Europe’s largest military show, Sept. 15-16.
KARLSTEJN: Wine festival at the castle, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
AARHUS: Food Festival, Tangkrogen, through Sept. 9.
COPENHAGEN: Art Copenhagen, contemporary Nordic art fair, Forum, Sept. 14-16.
COPENHAGEN: Blues Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, boutique music festival with attendees in fancy dress, through Sept. 9.
BIRMINGHAM: ArtsFest, UK’s biggest free arts festival, Sept. 7-9.
LUDLOW: Food Festival, in castle and around town, Sept. 7-9.
LONDON: Thames Festival, Sept. 8-9.
LONDON: The Great River Race, racing on the Thames in strange costumes, Sept. 15.
LONDON: Open House London, public access to private venues, Sept. 22.
LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, cakes, breads and baking expo, Earls Court, Sept. 22-23.
SNAPE MALTINGS: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 29-30.
PUY-EN-VALAY: Roi de la Oiseau, Renaissance festival, Sept. 12-16.
PARIS: Biennale des Antiquaires, prestigious antiques fair at the Grand Palais, Sept. 14-23.
PARIS: Techno Parade, Sept. 15.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, Sept. 15-16 and Oct. 18-20.
STRASBOURG: L’Ososphere, festival of electronic music, La Laiterie, tickets needed, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 6.
PARIS: La Grande Classique, walk from the Eiffel Tower to Versailles, registration necessary, Sept. 30.
NUREMBERG: Herbsvolksfest, through Sept. 9.
STUTTGART: Wine Village, through Sept. 9.
BONN: Pützchens Markt, fun fair and market in Beuel-Pützchen district, through Sept. 11.
KASSEL: (d)OCUMENTA(13), contemporary art, through Sept. 16.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 7-8.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Imperial Days Festival, celebrates town’s history, Sept. 7-9.
LUDWIGSBURG: Venetian Fair, Sept. 7-9.
MEERSBURG: Lake Constance Wine Fest, Sept. 7-9.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, huge wine fest, Sept. 7-11 and 14-17.
FRANKFURT: Autumn Dippemess, fun fair at the Festplatz, Sept. 7-17.
TRIER: Trier Plays Games, activities for young and old throughout city center, Sept. 8.
OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 8.
BERLIN: ILA Berlin Air Show, aviation and space technology, Sept. 11-16.
NUREMBERG: Old Town Festival, Sept. 13-24.
NUREMBERG: Autumn market, Sept. 13-30.
ST. GOAR: St. Goarshausen, Rhine in Flames, Sept. 15.
TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 15.
ULM: Night of Culture, Sept. 15.
RODENBACH: Culinary hike, Sept. 15-16.
SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet marathon and half-marathon, Sept. 16.
HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, music and culture, Sept. 20-22.
AMBERG: Michaeli Dult, Volksfest, Sept. 21-Oct. 3.
BONN: Klangwelle, show of music, water, fire, light and lasers, Münsterplatz, Sept. 22-Oct. 3.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 22-Oct. 7.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volkfest, huge beer festival and fun fair, Wasen, Sept. 28-Oct. 14.
HEIDELBERG: Autumn Fair, Sept. 29.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Middle Ages Market, Sept. 29-30.
BONN: Bonn Fest, music, fashion and food stalls, Sept. 29-30.
BERLIN: BMW Berlin Marathon, Sept. 30.
FURTH: Michaelis Kirchweih, Sept. 29-Oct. 10.
BUDAPEST: International wine festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 12-16.
BUDAPEST: National Gallop, celebration of Hungarian traditions and horseback riding, Sept. 15-16.
BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Buda castle, Sept. 20-23.
DUBLIN: Fringe Festival, multidisciplinary arts fest, Sept. 8-23.
CLIFDEN: Arts Festival, celebrates music, literature, and theater, Sept. 20-30.
DUBLIN: Culture Night, museums, churches and cultural institutions offer free entertainment, Sept. 21.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, Aug. 31-Oct. 7.
MAROSTICA: Human chess game, Sept. 7-9.
TRENTO: Palio delle Contrade, historical battle re-enactment, Sept. 7-9.
SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 14-16.
NAPLES: Festa de San Gennaro, city celebrates its patron saint, Sept. 19.
BOLZANO/BOZEN: International Storytelling Festival, in German, Italian and English, Sept. 27-30.
CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair on Glacis Square, through Sept. 11.
GREVENMACHER: Wine festival, Sept. 7-9.
ECHTERNACH: Europiade, hiking in the German-Luxembourg National Park, Sept. 7-9.
REMICH: Half marathon on the Route du Vin, Sept. 30.
CITY: Museum night, Oct. 13.
VENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.
COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, thousands of historical buildings open to the public, Sept. 8.
LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 9.
AMSTERDAM: Africa in the Picture, festival of African film at the Westergasfabriek, Sept. 24-27.
SCHEVENINGEN: Kite Festival, Sept. 29-30.
ROTTERDAM: Netherlands Military Tattoo, Ahoy, tickets needed, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
INVERNESS: Blas Festival, celebrates Gaelic culture and music in venues throughout the Highlands, Sept. 7-15.
PITLOCHRY: Highland games, Sept. 8.
EDINBURGH: Sky Ride, cycle through city streets free of traffic, Sept. 8.
DUFFTOWN: Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival, tastings and Scottish culture, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.
BAZA: Cascamorras Festival, through Sept. 9.
SEVILLE: La Bienal, Flamenco festival, through Sept. 30.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, Sept. 11-16.
GRANADA: Festival of Virgin Angustias, floral tributes to the virgin, Sept. 15.
LONGROÑO: Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-22.
BARCELONA: Mercè Festival, Sept. 21-24.
BASEL: International Theater Festival, through Sept. 9.
ZURICH: Knabenschiessen, youth shooting event and volksfest, Sept. 8-10.
LENZBURG: Medieval market at Lenzburg castle, Sept. 14-16.
BERN: Harvest festival, with descent of the cattle into the old town at 1:15 p.m., Sept. 17.
LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music weekend, folk music concerts, Sept. 28-30.