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Festivals & events

By KAREN BRADBURY | STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 11, 2016

Spring is here, which means longer days and an ever-growing selection of events in Europe. Here is a sampling of what's on the docket as of May 13, 2016. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.

 

Austria

DIERSBACH: Inntoene, jazz festival, through May 15.

MELK: International Baroque Days, Melk Abbey, through May 16.

SALZBURG: Whitsun Festival, opera, drama and chamber music festival, through May 16.

VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, through June 19.

VIENNA: Wiener Bierfest, Am Hof, May 19-22.

ST. WOLFGANG: Schafberg Run, 5.8 km, 1,240 meter foot race against cog wheel train, May 22.

ST. POELTEN: Ironman 70.3, May 22.

VIENNA: Austrian Women’s Run, 5 and 10 km runs, May 22.

INNSBRUCK: The International Film Festival, May 24-29.

INNSBRUCK: Golden Roof Challenge, pole-vaulting championships in old town, May 25.

BADEN: Thermal Region wine festival, May 25-29.

WATTENS: Music in the Giant, chamber music fest in Swarovski crystal factory, May 25-29.

VIENNA: Vienna Independent Shorts, festival for short film, animation and video, May 25-31.

ST. MICHAEL IM LUNGAU: Samson parade, May 26.

VIENNA: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert, free performance at Schoenbrunn Palace, May 26.

AUSSERSEE: Narzissenfest, celebrates blossoming of the daffodil, May 26-29.

GRAZ: Springfestival, electronic music and art festival, May 26-29.

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM: Biker Mania, party for motorcyclists, May 26-29.

RETZ: Retz Wine Weeks, May 26-June 5.

VIENNA: Donaukanal Treiben, music festival along the Danube promenade, May 27-29.

VIENNA: Stadtfest, dance and song, Heldenplatz, May 30.

VIENNA: Rock in Vienna, Rammstein and Iron Maiden headline, Donauinsel, June 3-5.

HERIGOR: Speck Festival, celebrates bacon-like meat product, June 4-5.

VIENNA: Vie Vinum, international wine festival, Hofburg Vienna, June 4-6.

KLAGENFURT: Woerthersee Classics Festival, June 8-11.

LILIENFELD: aufhORHchen, celebrates folk music, June 8-12.

NICKELSDORF: Nova Rock Festival, line-up includes Korn, Billy Talent, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pannonia Fields, June 9-12.

SAALFELDEN LEOGANG: Out of Bounds Festival, mountain bike contests and demos, June 9-12.

VIENNA: Long Night of Churches, June 10.

RAIDING: Liszt Festival, June 10-12.

VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, July 1-3, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4.

SALZBURG: Mozart 100, scenic ultra-runs, June 18.

VIENNA: Rainbow Parade, June 18.

KREMS: Summer Solstice, celebrations throughout Wachau Region, June 18.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Passion Play, June 18-Aug. 21.

 

Belgium

LIEGE: Epicuriales, Espace Tivoli, culinary festival, through May 16.

LIEGE: Summer Beer Lovers Festival, Place Saint-Lambert, through May 16.

BRUGGES: Airbag, festival celebrates accordion music, through May 22.

BRUSSELS: KunstenFestivaldesArts, citywide art festival, through May 28.

BRUSSELS: Pride Parade, May 14.

CERFONTAINE: Fete de la biere, regional beers and gourmet market, May 14-15.

LEUVEN: Leuven Innovation Beer Festival, May 15-16.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free weekend of international jazz, May 20-22.

ARLON: Maitrank Festival, celebrates drink made of woodruff, May 21-22.

MONS: Ducasse de Mons and the Doudou, historical re-enactment, May 22.

LIBERCHIES: Django Festival, gypsy jazz music festival celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt, May 28-29.

BRUSSELS: 20 km of Brussels, foot race, May 29.

BRUSSELS: Dinner in the Sky, June 1-6.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Ancient Art Fair, Sablon district, June 8-12.

HEERS: Garden and Plant Show, Hex Castle, June 10-12.

OUDENAARDE: RetroRonde of Flanders, gastronomic cycling event with riders on retro bicycles, June 12.

DESSSEL: Graspop Metal Meeting, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Twisted Sister headline, June 17-19.

BRUSSELS: Fete de la Musique, free concerts at Parc du Cinquantenaire, June 17-21.

ANTWERP: Beer Passion Weekend, Groenplaats, June 24-26.

 

Croatia

PULA: Festival Visualia, visual arts festival includes illuminations and 3D video mapping, through May 14.

ZAGREB: Cest is the d’best, international street arts festival, May 26-June 5.

POZEGA: Croatian One-Minute Film Festival, May 27-28.

ZAGREB: Animafest, animated film festival, June 6-11.

PULA: Pula Superiorium, celebrates days of antiquity, June 9-11.

ZAGREB: INMusic, music festival, Jarun Lake, June 20-22.

PAKLENICA: Velebit Ultra Trail, scenic trail races of various distances, June 25-26.

 

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Book World, Fair and Literary Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds (Holesovice), through May 15.

PRAGUE: The Czech Beer Festival, Letna, through May 28.

PRAGUE: Spring International Music Festival, through June 4.

PRAGUE: Festival of Rose Wines, Palackeho Bridge area, May 14.

OLOMUC: Garden Food Festival, May 14-15.

PRAGUE: Open House Prague, architecturally significant buildings open doors, May 14-15.

PRAGUE: Special Exhibition of The Crown Jewels, Prague Castle, May 15-29.

PRAGUE: St. John’s Navalis, festivities near the Charles Bridge, May 16.

PRAGUE: Tattoo Convention, Prumyslovy Palace, May 20-22.

KARLOVY VARY: Mattoni Half Marathon, May 21.

PRAGUE: Get Rainbowed, family fun 5 km run, May 21.

PRAGUE: Bohemian BBQ, near Botel Admiral, May 21-22.

PRAGUE: Wine Prague, international wine fair, PVA Expo, May 23-25.

PRAGUE: International Festival of Sea Shanty Choirs, free performances May 26-29.

PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, Prague Castle Royal Gardens, May 27-29.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 27-29.

PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, May 27-June 4.

PARDUBICE: Aviation Show, May 28-29.

PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, May 29-June 6.

PRAGUE: Zizkov Beer Festival, highlights microbrewery beers, Parukarka Park, June 3-5.

BRNO: Spilberk Food Festival, June 3-5.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Mattoni Half Marathon, June 4.

PRAGUE: Beer at the Castle, micro-brewery fest, Prague Castle Gardens, June 10-11.

PRAGUE: Museum Night, June 11.

PRAGUE: Respect Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds, June 11-12.

CESKE KRUMLOV: Festival of the Five Petaled Rose, Middle Ages festival, June 17-19.

PRAGUE: Festival of Rose Wines, Prague Castle area, June 17-19.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Medieval Market, Valby Park, through May 16.

COPENHAGEN: Carnival, Faelledparken, May 14.

COPENHAGEN: Beer Festival, Lokomotivvaerkstedet, May 19-21.

AALBORG: Carnival celebrations include international carnival May 20, children’s carnival and battle of bands May 21, and The Grand Parade May 28.

COPENHAGEN: Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, May 22.

SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, May 28-29.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, June 1-5.

COPENHAGEN: FotoMarathon, June 6.

AARHUS: Northside Festival, music fest, June 17-19.

ROSKILDE: Roskilde Festival, headliners include Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 25-July 2.

 

England

LONDON: Museums at Night, late-night openings of museums and galleries, through May 14.

WINDSOR: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Castle, through May 15.

LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall and other venues, through May 22.

CAMBRIDGE: Eat Cambridge, food festival, through May 22.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, through May 29.

LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Spring Festival, May 14-15.

LONDON: ITEC, fair for military technology and training, ExCel, May 17-19.

LONDON: State Opening of Parliament, queen travels by coach from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, May 18.

LONDON: Big Screens at Trafalgar Square, free transmissions of ballet and opera performed by the Royal Opera House, May 18, June 9 and July 14.

LONDON: The London Good Food Show Summer in the City, Excel, May 20-22.

LONDON: Alchemy, festival of South Asian culture, Southbank Centre, May 20-30.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 23-28.

LONDON: London Wine Week, May 23-29.

LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 24-28.

LONDON: Beating Retreat, massed bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines perform on London’s Horse Guards Parade, May 25-26.

LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, ExCel, May 27-29.

NEWARK: Newark Beer Festival, May 27-29.

DUXFORD: The American Air Show, Imperial War Museum, May 28-29.

LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 28-29.

LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, May 28-29.

LONDON: Foodies Festival, Syon Park, May 28-30.

COOPER’S HILL: Cheese Rolling Festival, May 30.

COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, May 31-June 4.

NEWARK: International Antiques and Collectors Fair, Europe’s largest antiques fair, June 2-3.

BIRMINGHAM: Foodies Fest, Cannon Hill Park, June 3-5.

CAMBRIDGE: The Cambridge Buskers and Street Performers Festival, June 4.

LONDON: Hampton Court Palace Festival, various artists in concert, June 8-23.

LONDON: Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, June 11.

LONDON: Field Day, James Blake and PJ Harvey headline, Victoria Park, June 11-12.

LONDON: Taste of London, restaurant festival, Regent’s Park, June 15-19.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, June 16-19.

LONDON: Open Garden Squares Weekend, June 18-19.

GREENWICH: Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, June 24-July 2.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Old Town Days, arts, music and street entertainment, June 1-5.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Circo, festival for new circus, through May 15.

HELSINKI: Helsinki City Run, half marathon, May 14.

COUNTRYWIDE: Restaurant Day, May 21.

HELSINKI: International Ballet Competition, May 23-June 2.

HELSINKI: Silvous Paiva, cleaning day, city becomes giant flea market, May 25.

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 28-29.

HELSINKI: Women’s 10 K Fun Run, May 29.

HELSINKI: First Sounds of Summerburst, electronic dance music festival, Hernesaaren Ranta, June 11.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Day, music, dance and theater, June 12.

 

France

CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, through May 22.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 23.

METZ: May Fair, amusement rides on Expo grounds, through May 29.

PARIS: Monumenta, Grand Palais, Huang Yong Ping is featured artist, through June 18.

PARIS: Marvelous Island Festival, electronic music fest, Plage de Torcy, May 14-15.

PARIS: Jazz a Saint-Germain-des-Pres, jazz festival on Left Bank, May 19-31.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Museums Night, May 21.

PARIS: Festival of Antiques and Contemporary Art, Parc Monceau, May 21-29.

LYON: On Vous Ment, mockumentary film festival, May 27-29.

PARIS: Villette Sonique, Parc de la Villette, festival highlights new artists, May 27-June 1.

PARIS: Art Shopping, contemporary art fair, Carrousel du Louvre, May 28-29.

CAEN: D-Day Landing Day Festival, festival of remembrance along Normandy coast, May 28-June 12.

PARIS: Tropical Carnival, June 4.

PARIS: We Love Green, sustainable music festival, Parc de Bagatelle, June 4-5.

REIMS: Joan of Arc celebrations, June 4-5.

PARIS: Champs Elysees Film Festival, June 7-14.

PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, June 11-July 31.

COUNTRYWIDE: Fete de la Musique, free musical performances, June 21.

 

Germany

BUEHL: International Bluegrass Festival, Europaplatz, through May 14.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, flea market, through May 14.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, through May 15.

DUESSELDORF: Duesseldorf Jazz Rally, through May 15.

LUDWIGSBURG: International Street Music Festival, Bluehende Barock, through May 15.

BAMBERG: Bamberg Wine Festival, Maxplatz, through May 16.

BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, through May 16, parade May 15.

MUNICH: Hamburger Fischmarkt, through May 16.

ROTHENBURG o.d. TAUBER: Whitsuntide, includes “The Master Draught” performances, through May 16.

WIESBADEN: International Horse Show at Whitsun, Biebrich Castle grounds, through May 16.

AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, volksfest, through May 22.

BAYREUTH: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, through May 23.

ERLANGEN: Bergkirchweih, volksfest, through May 23.

REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, through May 29.

MANNHEIM: SRH Daemmer Marathon, May 14.

FRANKFURT: Waeldchestag, volksfest in the forest, Oberforsthaus, May 14-17.

MERZIG/KONZ: Saar Pedal, auto free cycling day, May 15.

DRESDEN: International Dixieland Festival, May 15-22.

DEIDESHEIM: historical billy goat auction, May 17.

SPEYER: Kult(o)urnacht, dance, music and theater, May 20.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair on Messeplatz, May 20-30.

DUESSELDORF: Japan Day, May 21.

HEPPENHEIM: Flea market, May 21.

NUERBURGRING: Fishermanʼs Friend StrongmanRun, May 21.

WIESBADEN: flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 21 and June 18.

MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 22.

OPPENHEIM/WORMS: Rheinradeln, auto free cycling day, May 22.

PUENDERICH/WINNINGEN: Happy Mosel, auto free cycling along the Mosel River, May 22.

RUEDESHEIM: Children’s Sunday, free activities for children, May 22.

STUTTGART: Flea market, Karlsplatz, May 22.

BONN: Night Run, 10 km race, May 25.

KORNELIMUENSTER: Historischer Jahrmarkt, old-fashioned market, May 25-29.

WUERZBURG: Weindorf, wine festival in market square, May 25-June 5.

STUTTGART: German Choir Festival, includes free performances, May 26-28.

BONN: Museum Mile Fest, cultural program for families, May 26-29.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, musical festival with many free concerts, May 26-29.

FRANKENTHAL: Strohhutfest, May 26-29.

RUEDESHEIM AM RHEIN: Happy Bike, motorcycle festival with concerts, May 26-29.

WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic cars by the Kurhaus, May 26-29.

WUERZBURG: Africa Festival, International Afro Music Festival, May 26-29.

LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.

WIESBADEN: Fotomarathon, May 28.

ALZEY: Rheinland Pfalz Day, June 3-5.

AUGSBURG: Lange Nacht der Heimat, music and literary performances from around the world, June 4.

BOEBLINGEN: Holi Festival of Colors, Festplatz Flugfeld, June 4.

ULM: International Fest and Parade of Cultures, June 4.

WORMS: Honky Tonk Festival, live music at venues throughout town, June 4.

ELTVILLE: Rose Days, June 4-5.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, June 4, July 9 and Sept. 3.

RUEDESHEIM: Rieslingman Triathlon, June 5.

WIESBADEN: Theatrium, street festival, June 10-11.

BONN: Balloon Festival, June 10-12.

SCHWETZINGEN: Asparagus festival, June 11.

WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, June 12.

ASSMANNHAUSEN: Assmannshausen in Red, illuminations and pinot noir celebrations, June 17-19.

ERFURT: Kraemerbrueckenfest, old town festival, June 17-19.

SINDELFINGEN: International Street Festival, June 17-19.

ERBACH: Strawberry Festival, June 18-20.

COLOGNE: Harley Dome, biker meet up, Alfred-Schuette-Allee, June 18-19.

KIEL: Kieler Woche, June 18-26.

 

Greece

ATHENS: Art Athina, international contemporary art fair, Faliron Pavilion, May 26-29.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Gourmet Festival, Millenaris Park, through May 15.

BUDAPEST: Belgian Beer Festival, Balna, May 15-17.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations at the Museum of Aquincum, May 16-17.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Museums, music and theater, Hungarian National Museum gardens, May 16-17.

LAKE BALATON: Open Road Fest, Harley meet-up, June 8-12.

BUDAPEST: Beer festival, Buda Castle, June 10-12.

 

Ireland

GALWAY: Early Music Festival, through May 15.

SKERRIES: Skerries Traditional Music Weekend, through May 15.

DUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 17-28.

DUBLIN: Docklands Summer Festival, water sports, open-air entertainment and food market, Grand Canal Dock, May 21-22.

DUBLIN: International Literature Festival, May 21-29.

WEXFORD: Wexford Food and Wine Festival, May 27-29.

DUBLIN: Party Like Gatsby, celebrates 1920s life, Doubletree Hilton, May 28.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, multi-cultural festival, May 28-29.

DUBLIN: Bloom in the Park, horticulture and food festival, Phoenix Park, June 2-6.

DUNGARVAN: Tradfest, June 2-6.

KILKENNY: The Cat Laughs, comedy festival, June 2-6.

DUBLIN: Forbidden Fruit Festival, music and comedy, June 3-5.

KILLARNEY: Ireland Bike Fest, motorcycle festival, June 3-6.

DUBLIN: Down with Jazz, festival recalls 1930s anti-jazz movement, Temple Bar, June 4-5.

DUBLIN: Dublin Port River Fest, June 4-6.

CARLOW: Carlow Arts Festival, June 10-19.

DUBLIN: Taste of Dublin, culinary festival, Iveagh Gardens, June 16-19.

 

Italy

NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate artwork created from flower petals, through May 15.

ROME: Gelato Festival, through May 15.

SOAVE: Medieval White Wine Festival, through May 15.

TURIN: International Book Fair, Lingotto Fiere, through May 16.

LIGURIA: Giro d’Italia, multi-stage bicycle race, through May 21.

PADUA: Birrinitaly, craft beer festival, Fiera, May 14-22.

GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, historical and folklore event, May 15.

MILAN: Art on the Naviglio Grande, May 15.

ORVIETO: Festa della Palombella, dove suspended from wire descends from city’s cathedral, May 15.

VENICE: Vogalonga, regatta, St. Mark’s basin, May 15.

BRESCIA: Mille Miglia, auto rally passes through Parma, Rimini and Rome, May 19-22.

MILAN: Taste of Milano, world’s largest restaurant festival, The Mall, Porta Nuova, May 19-22.

NAPLES: Gelato Festival, May 19-22.

TURIN: Gelato Festival, May 26-29.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, open wine cellars, May 28-29.

SPELLO: Infiorata, elaborate flower petal designs, May 28-29.

GENZANO DI ROMA: Infiorata, elaborate flower petal designs, May 28-30.

FERRARA: Palio, May 29.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 30-June 7.

PENNABILLI: Artisti in Piazza, street festival, June 1-5.

PESCARA: Ironman Italy, June 12.

PISA: Regatta of San Ranieri, historical boat race, June 17.

 

Liechtenstein

VADUZ: Buskers Liechstenstein, street festival, May 20-21.

 

Luxembourg

ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession, procession of pilgrims, May 17.

CITY: The Storm- International Tattoo Convention, Luxexpo Halle 2, May 20-22.

COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 21-22.

CITY: ING Night Marathon Luxembourg, starts 7 p.m., May 28.

CITY: BLC Car Boot Sale, Glacis Car Park in Limpertsberg, June 6.

REMICH: Iron Man, triathlon, June 18.

 

Malta

FLORIANA: Isle of MTV Malta, free concerts, June 28.

 

Monaco

MONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, World Formula 1 Championship race, May 26-29.

 

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands at Westergasfabriek, through May 16.

LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 16.

SCHEVENINGEN: Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, through May 16.

MAASTRICHT: Sint Servaasfair, spring fair, through May 20.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 10.

BREDA: Dancetour, free dance fest with DJs travels to cities throughout country, May 15.

UTRECHT: Spr’ng, dance and theater festival, May 19-28.

MAASTRICHT: Kunst Tour, artists present their works, May 21-22.

MAASTRICHT: Dancetour, open air dance party hosted by top-DJs, May 26.

ROCKANJE: Benelux H.O.G. Rally, Harley meet up, Vakantiepark Rondeweibos, May 27-29.

AMSTERDAM: 909 Festival, techno in the Amsterdamse Bos, May 28.

AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival at Paradiso, May 28.

AMSTERDAM: TIKTAK, Eclectic Music Festival, Air Amsterdam, May 28.

THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world’s biggest festival of Eurasian culture, May 28-June 5.

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, Amstel Park, June 2-5.

GROLLOO: Holland International Blues Festival, Bonnie Raitt and Beth Hart perform, June 3-4.

AMSTERDAM: Holland Festival, international performance arts festival, June 4-26.

ROTTERDAM: Poetry International Rotterdam, poetry slam, June 7-11.

LANDGRAAF: Pinkpop, music festival, headliners include Paul McCartney, Lionel Ritchie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 10-12.

AMSTERDAM: Het Hoofdgerecht, food festival, Het Steenen Hofd, June 11-13.

AMSTERDAM: Open Garden Days, June 17-19.

SCHEVENINGEN: Flag Day, celebrates catch of the new herring, June 18.

ALSMEER: Alsmeer Flower Festival, June 18-19.

 

Norway

OSLO: Constitution Day, children’s parade departs from Karl Johans Gate, May 17.

BERGEN: Bergen International Festival, celebrates music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art, May 25-June 8.

BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, May 26-June 4.

OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, Oslo Spektrum, May 27-29.

OSLO: Middle Ages Festival, Akershus Festning, May 27-29.

ALTA: Alta Soul & Blues Festival, June 9-11.

KARMOY: Viking Festival, June 9-12.

OSLO: Norwegian Wood Festival, rock festival, Sukkerbiten, June 17-19.

 

Portugal

SINTRA: Festival de Sintra, classical music festival, through May 29.

ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, running through wine country, May 15.

LISBON: Rock in Rio Lisboa, headliners include Bruce Springsteen, Stereophonics, Maroon 5, May 19, 20 and 27-29.

LISBON: Arco Lisboa, international contemporary art fair, Fabrica Nacional da Cordoaria, May 26-29.

PORTO: NOS Primavera Sound, music festival, June 9-11.

LISBON: Festas de Lisboa, festivities culminate June 12-13.

PORTO: Feast of St. Anthony, June 23-24.

 

Romania

BUCHAREST: Bucharest International Jazz Competition, May 14-21.

 

Scotland 

ARGYLL: Loch Fyne Food Fair, May 14-15.

PERTH: Perth Festival of the Arts, May 19-29.

ISLAY: Islay Festival of Music and Malt, May 20-28.

DUMFRIES: Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, music and comedy, May 20-29.

ORKNEY: Folk Festival, May 26-29.

BATHGATE: West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships, May 28.

GLASGOW: Riverside Festival, electronic music fest, May 28-29.

EDINBURGH: Imaginate Festival, performing arts for young audiences, May 28-June 5.

LOCKERBIE: The Eden Festival, boutique festival of music and performance, June 9-12.

ARGYLL: FyneFest, beer, food and music fest, June 10-12.

GLASGOW: Glasgow International Jazz Festival, June 22-27, June 30 and July 3.

 

Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Dinner in the Sky, through May 17.

LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 26-28.

PORTOROZ: European H.O.G. Rally, Harley riders meet up, June 16-19.

 

Spain

CORDOBA: Courtyard Festival of Cordoba, through May 15.

GIRONA: Temp de Flors, floral displays throughout city, through May 15.

MADRID: San Isidro Fair, city celebrates its patron saint, through May 15.

TINAJO: Iron Man Lanzarote Canary Islands, May 21.

CORDOBA: Cordoba Fair, May 21-28.

ALMONTE: Pilgrimage to El Rocio, May 22-25.

BARCELONA: Docsbarcelona, international documentary film festival, May 23-29.

BERGA: La Patum de Berga, religious commemorations, May 25-29.

TOLEDO: Corpus Christi, religious festival, May 26.

CASTRILLO DE MURCIA: El Colacho, festival in which devil jumps over babies, May 29.

BARCELONA: Primavera Sound, music festival, June 1-5.

BARCELONA: Sonar Festival, highlights music, creativity and technology, June 16-18.

BRIONES: Medieval Days, June 18-19.

ALICANTE: Bonfires of San Juan, June 20-24.

SAN PEDRO MANRIQUE: Paso del Fuego, fire walk celebrates summer solstice, June 23.

HARO: Battle of the Wine, June 29.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Eurovision Song Contest, Globe, through May 14.

GOTHENBURG: Goeteborgsvarvet, world’s largest half marathon, May 21.

STOCKHOLM: The Archipelago Fair, Royal Djurgarden, May 27-29.

STOCKHOLM: Asics Stockholm Marathon, June 4.

SOELVESBORG: Sweden Rock Festival, mostly hard rock acts perform, June 8-11.

MOTALA: Vaetternrundan, 300 km cycling tour around Lake Vaettern open to public, June 17-18.

COUNTRYWIDE: Summer solstice celebrations, June 24.

 

Switzerland

WEGGIS: Riviera Latina, salsa festival, through May 15.

ASCONA: International Street Artist Festival, through May 16.

ZURICH: Zurich Tanzt, dancing festival, through May 16.

LUCERNE: Retro Festival, Bonnie Tyler, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and Peter Cetera play, May 19-21.

GENEVA: Musuem Night, May 21.

MOUDON: Folk Music Festival, May 21-22.

BADEN: Bluesfestival Baden, May 21-28.

MARTIGNY: Festival des Musiques du Bas Valais, May 27-29.

GENEVA: Day of open wineries in Canton Geneva, May 28

LOCARNO: Sleepless Night, May 28.

MORGINS: Inalpe, cattle’s return to the summer pastures celebrated with cow fights, May 28.

MORGES: Vide Greniers, flea market, May 29.

ENGELBERG: Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run, June 4.

INTERLAKEN: Greenfield Festival, rock concert, June 8-11.

WEGGIS: Heirassa Festival, celebrates folk music, June 9-12.

ZURICH: Zurich Pride Festival, June 10-11.

MORGINS: IXS Swiss Downhill Cup, international MTB races, June 10-12.

GENEVA: Bol d’or Mirabaud, Europe’s largest lake sailing race, June 11-12.

GRINDELWALD: Land Art, sculptors compete using natural materials, June 13-18.

BASEL: Art Basel, contemporary art fair, June 16-19.

BASEL: LISTE - Art Fair Basel, promotes young artists and galleries, June 14-19.

APPENZELL: Biker Meet-up, June 17-19.

GENEVA: Fete de la Musique, June 17-19.

LUTRY: Brocante de Lutry, antiques market on shores of Lake Geneva, June 17-19.

 

Wales

WREXHAM: Focus Wales, festival of music and comedy, through May 14.

WINCHCOMBE: Spring Ale & Steam Weekend, CAMRA beer festival with Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, May 21-22.

LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 22.

HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, international literary festival, May 26-June 5.

HAY-ON-WYE: How the Light Geets In, music and philosophy festival, May 26-June 5.

CALDICOTT: Welsh Perry & Cider Festival, May 27-30.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 29.

CARDIFF: X Music Fest, Bute Park, June 3-4.

CALDICOT: Monmouthshire Food Festival, Caldicot Castle, June 4-5.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Man vs. Horse Marathon, June 11.

POWYS: Gregynog Festival, highlights classical music from Ireland, June 16-26.

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