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Festivals & events

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 26, 2016

With summer just around the corner, Europe’s schedule of festivals and events is fuller than ever. Here is a sampling of events on the docket for June 3, 2016. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.

 

Austria

SALZBURG: Aspekte Festival, highlights Tristan Murail’s spectral music, through June 4.

VIENNA: Rock in Vienna, rock festival, Rammstein and Iron Maiden headline, Donauinsel, through June 5.

RETZ: Retz Wine Weeks, through June 5.

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

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.

EHRWALD: Bergfeuer Zugspitz Arena, bonfires on the mountaintops, June 18.

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.

INNSBRUCK: Tanzsommer Innsbruck, June 20-July 10.

SALZBURG: Sommerszene Salzburg, contemporary dance festival, June 21-July 2.

VIENNA: Fete Imperiale, ball supports Lipizzaner horse breed, Spanish Riding School, June 24.

VIENNA: Danube Island Festival, free music festival, June 24-26.

KLAGENFURT: Ironman Austria, June 26.

VIENNA: Jazz Fest, June 28-July 11.

WOERTHERSEE: Bodies and Beats, body-painting festival, July 1-3.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: Dinner in the Sky, through June 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.

GENK: Genk on Stage, free pop music fest, June 24-26.

NAMUR: Verdur Rock Festival, contemporary music festival, Citadel, June 25.

MONS: Fete de la Biere de Jurbise, beer fest, Grand Place, June 25-26.

OSTEND: Kom Proeven, culinary festival for fish and shellfish, June 25-26.

BRUSSELS: Ommegang, religious procession, June 28 and July 7.

WERCHTER: Rock Werchter, Paul McCartney and Ellie Goulding headline, June 30-July 3.

BRUSSELS: Couleur Cafe, world music festival, Tour & Taxis, July 1-3.

ANTWERP: Summer Festival, electronic music fest, July 1-4.

LIEGE: Les Ardentes, music fest, July 6-10.

BRUSSELS: Brosella Folk and Jazz, July 9-10.

DOUR: The Dour Festival, all genres of music featured, July 13-17.

NAMUR: Ciney Antiques Fair, July 15-17.

 

Croatia

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

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

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

RIJEKA: Fiumanka, regatta between Rijeka to Omisalj and back, June 9-12.

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

HVAR: Lavender Festival, June 24-25.

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

ROVINJ: Summer Sensual Days, dance workshops and parties, June 22-27.

ROVINJ: Croatian Summer Salsa Festival, June 26-July 4.

OPATIJA: Liburnia Jazz Festival, July 1-3.

TISNO: Electric Elephant, electronic music festival, July 7-11.

PULA: Pula Film Festival, July 9-16.

 

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, through June 4.

PRAGUE: Spring International Music Festival, through June 4.

BRNO: Spilberk Food Festival, through June 5.

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

PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, through June 6.

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.

PRAGUE: Tanec Praha, International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre, June 22-23.

STRAZNICE: International Folklore Festival, June 23-26.

PRAGUE: United Islands, international music festival, June 23-26.

PRAGUE: Apetit Picnic, food festival and culinary market, Grebovka Park, Vinohrady, June 25.

OLOMOUC: Mattoni Half Marathon, June 25.

PRAGUE: Ice Cream Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds Holesovice, June 26.

PRAGUE: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free performances on Old Town Square, July 11-12.

 

Denmark

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

COPENHAGEN: FotoMarathon, June 6.

AARHUS: XTerra Aarhus, swim, MTB and trail run, June 12.

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

COPENHAGEN: Red Bull Cliff Diving, high diving into harbor, June 18.

SILKEBORG: Riverboat Jazz Festival, June 22-26.

COUNTRYWIDE: St. John’s Eve, bonfires along the coast, June 23.

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

HVIDE SANDE: North Sea Beach Marathon, June 26.

AALBORG: Nibe Festival, intimate music fest, June 29-July 2.

SKAGEN: Skagen Festival, music fest, June 30-July 3.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 1-10.

AALBORG: Denmark celebrates U.S. Independence Day, Rebild National Park, July 4.

AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, July 9-16.

 

England

COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, through June 4.

BIRMINGHAM: Foodies Fest, Cannon Hill Park, through June 5.

LONDON: Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park, through June 5.

SALISBURY: International Art Festival, street entertainment, through June 11.

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

LONDON: Beating Retreat, Horse Guards Parade, June 8-9.

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

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

ISLE OF WIGHT: Isle of Wight Festival, The Who, Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless headline, June 9-12.

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

PETERBOROUGH: Dragon Boat Festival, June 11.

LONDON: Field Day, music festival, 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.

LIVERPOOL: Africa Oye, African music and culture, Sefton Park, June 18-19.

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

LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, June 18-19, July 23-24 and Aug. 20-21.

BROADSTAIRS: Dickens Festival, June 18-24.

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

LONDON: Pride in London parade, June 25; Pride in the Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, June 26.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Henley Royal Regatta, rowing competitions, June 29-July 3.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Round the Island Race, sailing competition, July 2.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: River Festival, July 2-3.

EAST MOLESEY: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, July 5-10.

LONDON: Wireless Festival, hip-hop, R&B and dance music fest, Finsbury Park, July 8-10.

 

Estonia

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

TALLINN: Chamber Music Festival, through June 5.

TALLINN: Street Food Festival, June 11-12.

TALLINN: Guitar Festival, June 13-17.

TALLINN: Ollesummer, music fest, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, July 6-9.

TALLINN: Medieval Days, Town Hall Square, July 7-10.

TALLINN: Tango Port Tallinn, tango festival, July 14-17.

HAAPSALU: American Beauty Auto Show, auto show, drag race and meet-up, Haapsalu Castle courtyard, July 15-17.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: International Ballet Competition, through June 2.

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

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

HAAPAVESI: Haapavesi Blues Festival, June 27-July 2.

HELSINKI: EuroGames, LGBT sporting event, June 29-July 2.

ROVANIEMI: Folklore Festival, June 29-July 3.

PORI: Pori Jazz, headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Josh Stone, Richard Ashcroft and Beth Hart, July 9-17.

 

France

ORLY: Orly en Fete, street artists’ festival, through June 5.

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

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

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.

NICE: Ironman France, June 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.

PARIS: Solidays, music festival, Paris-Longchamp, June 24-26.

PARIS: La Fete du Cinema, reduced prices at movie theaters, June 26-29.

PARIS: Days Off, music festival, Philharmonie de Paris, June 30-July 10.

BAR-DE-LUC: Renaissance Festival, July 1-3.

PARIS: Pride Parade, departs 2 p.m. from Montparnasse, July 2.

PARIS: Carnaval de l’Ete, tropical summer music fest, July 2-3.

COUNTRYWIDE: Tour de France, July 2-24.

COLMAR: Colmar International Festival, features trumpet, bass and wind instruments, July 5-14.

NEUVE-EGLISE: Decibulles, music fest, July 8-10.

 

Germany

ALZEY: Rheinland-Pfalz Day, through June 5.

BADEN-BADEN: Medieval wine days in Steinbach, through June 5.

MUNICH: Africa Tage, shows, workshops and bazaar, Theresienwiese, through June 5.

WUERZBURG: Weindorf, wine festival in market square, through June 5.

AUGSBURG: Lange Nacht der Heimat, music and literary performances, June 4.

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

STUTTGART: CRAFT Women’s Run, 5 or 8 km walk/run for women only, June 4.

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

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

CONSTANCE: border-crossing flea market, with rows of stands stretching into Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, June 4-5.

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.

FRANKFURT: Rose Days, Palm Garden, June 10-12.

KOBLENZ: Beer Boerse, Rheinpromenade, June 10-12.

SCHWETZINGEN: Asparagus festival, June 11.

MUNICH: Corso Leopold, street festival, June 11-12.

BLANKENHEIM: Tour de Ahrtal, auto free cycling along the Ahr, June 12.

FRANKFURT: Sky Run Messe Turm, race up skyscraper, June 12.

WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, June 12.

NUREMBERG: Africa Festival, Pegnitzwiesen, June 16-19.

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

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

GRAINAU Salomon Zugspitz Ultra Trail, June 17-19.

REGENSBURG: Middle Ages market, Schloss Puerkelgut, June 17-19.

SINDELFINGEN: International Street Festival, June 17-19.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Kaiserslautern Classics, classic autos and live music, pedestrian zone, June 18.

WIESBADEN: flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, June 18.

ERBACH: Strawberry Festival, June 18-20.

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

MUNICH: Foundation Festival, city celebrates its founding, Marienplatz, June 18-19.

KIEL: Kieler Woche, June 18-26.

HEILBRONN: Natuerlich Mobil, auto free cycling day from Heilbronn to Mosbach, June 19.

GRAINAU: Johannifeuer, bonfires on the mountain, June 23.

MUNICH: Filmfest Munchen, film festival, June 23-July 2.

HAMBURG: Hamburg Harley Days, June 24-26.

TRIER: Altstadt Fest, June 24-26.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Volksfest and market, June 24-29.

FRANKFURT: Market of Cultures, multi-cultural festival, Main riverbanks, June 25.

STUTTGART: Comic Con, Messe, June 25-26.

RUEDESHEIM/BINGEN: Tal Total, auto free day along both sides of Rhine, June 26.

TRIER: International Trier City Race, June 26.

STRAUBING: Bluetone, music festival by the Danube River, June 29-July 4.

BAD WIMPFEN: Talmarkt, volksfest, June 29-July 5.

MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, June 29-July 24.

DARMSTADT: Heinerfest, June 30-July 4.

COLOGNE: Summerjam, reggae festival, Fuehlinger See, July 1-3.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: BMW Motorrad Days, July 1-3.

WEIL AM RHEIN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Drei Laender Garten, July 2-3.

RUDOLSTADT: Rudolstadt Festival, celebrates world, folk and roots music, July 7-10.

COBURG: International Samba Festival, July 8-10.

BITBURG: Bitburg Dances and Celebrates, folklore festival, July 8-11.

WIESBADEN: Schierstein Harbor Fest, July 8-11.

 

Greece

MALAKASA: Rockwave Festival, June 5 and July 19.

ATHENS: Release Festival, celebrates world music, June 7 and 13.

NEMEA: Nemean Games, sporting competition based on ancient sports, June 10-12.

SYROS: Triathlon, June 10-12.

MATALA: Matala Beach Festival, music festival, June 17-19.

ACHAIA: Kitesurf Festival, June 25-26.

 

Hungary

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

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

BUDAPEST: Duna Carnival, multi-cultural festival, June 10-18.

BUDAPEST: Pride March, July 2.

BUDAPEST: Red Bull Air Race, July 16-17.

 

Ireland

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

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

DUNGARVAN: Tradfest, through June 6.

KILKENNY: The Cat Laughs, comedy festival, through June 6.

KILLARNEY: Ireland Bike Fest, motorcycle festival, through June 6.

DUBLIN: Down with Jazz, festival harks to anti-jazz movement of the 1930s, Temple Bar, June 4-5.

DUBLIN: Dublin Port River Fest, on-shore entertainment and vessels in harbor, June 4-6.

CARLOW: Carlow Arts Festival, June 10-19.

DINGLE: Dingle Adventure Race, bike, hike, run and kayak, June 11.

WICKLOW: Wicklow 200, non-competitive cycling event, June 12.

DUBLIN: Bloomsday, celebrates James Joyce’s Ulysses, June 16.

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

ROSSES POINT: Shanty Festival, June 17-19.

CORK: Midsummer Arts Festival, June 17-19, 21, 24-26.

DUBLIN: World of Coffee, features barista championships, RDS, June 23-25.

DUBLIN: Flavours of Fingal, agricultural fair and farm village, June 23-25.

BUNDORAN: Sea Sessions, surf and music festival, June 24-26.

BANTRY: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, July 1-9.

DUBLIN: City Spectacular, free street festival, Merrion Square, July 8-10.

 

Italy

PENNABILLI: Artisti in Piazza, street festival, through June 5.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, through June 7.

MILAN: Gelato Festival, through June 12.

PESCARA: Ironman Italy, June 12.

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

SAN GIMIGNANO: Ferie delle Messi, medieval festival, June 17-19.

FLORENCE: Calcio Storico, brutal match of early form of football, June 24.

FLORENCE: St. John’s Day celebrations, feast day of city’s patron saint, June 24.

SPOLETO: Festival of Two Worlds, opera, dance, music and theater, June 24-July 10.

ISCHIA: Ischia Film Festival, June 25-July 2.

ROME: Chamber Music Festival, Palazzo Barbarini, June 26-30.

SIENA: Palio, horse race, July 2 and Aug. 16.

PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, July 8-17.

CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 13-17.

 

Latvia

RIGA: Riga Opera Festival, program devoted to Verdi, through June 12.

RIGA: Liigo market on Old Town Riga’s Dome Square, celebrates Midsummer, June 22.

RIGA: Midsummer Liigo festivities, folk dancing and bonfires, 11. Novembra Krastmala and Dzeguzkalns, June 23.

RIGA: Rigas Ritmi Festival, impro, jazz and world music festival, June 29-July 2.

RIGA: Early Music Festival, highlights Baroque music, July 7-9.

SALACGRIVA: Positivus Festival, largest rock festival in Baltics, July 15-17.

 

Liechtenstein

VADUZ: LGT Alpine Marathon, June 11.

 

Lithuania

VILNIUS: International Contemporary Art Fair, Litexpo, June 9-12.

VILNIUS: Culture Night, free art, music and culture fest, June 17.

NIDA: International Folk Music Festival, June 24-26.

 

Luxembourg

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

CITY: Fete de la Musique, free concerts, June 17-21.

CITY: National Holiday, fireworks and street parties June 22, military parade and official ceremonies June 23.

REMICH: Iron Man, triathlon, June 18.

 

Malta

VALLETTA: Valletta Film Festival, through June 11.

VALLETTA: Ghanafest, folk music festival, Argotti Botanical Gardens, June 10-12.

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

VALLETTA: Malta International Arts Festival, July 8-18.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: Feast of St. John, June 24.

 

Netherlands

GROLLOO: Holland International Blues Festival, Bonnie Raitt and Beth Hart headline, through June 4.

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

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, Amstel Park, through June 5.

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

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

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

LEEUWARDEN: Dancetour, free dance fest with DJs travels to cities throughout country, June 9.

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.

THE HAGUE: Parkpop, free pop music fest, June 26.

AMSTERDAM: Roots Festival, June 30-July 3.

ROTTERDAM: North Sea Jazz, July 8-10.

 

Norway

BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, through June 4.

HAMAR: Beer Festival, through June 4.

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

GRIMSTAD: Norwegian Short Film Festival, June 8-12.

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

BERGEN: Hanseatic Days, music and market, June 9-12.

KARMOY: Viking Festival, June 9-12.

PORSGRUNN: Porsgrunn International Theater Festival, June 14-18.

BERGEN: Bergenfest, music festival, June 15-18.

DALANE: Dalane Blues Festival, June 16-18.

ELVERUM: Volum Festival, culture and arts festival, June 16-19.

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

OSLO: Over Oslo, music festival, June 21-25.

KRISTIANSUND: The Tahiti Festival, music fest, June 22-26.

HALDEN: Food and Harbor Festival, June 24-26.

OSLO: Picnic in the Park, music fest, June 24-26.

VOSS: Ekstremsportveko, sports and music festival, June 26-July 3.

KONGSBERG: Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 6-9.

FORDE: Foerde Festival, traditional and world music festival, July 6-10.

KAFJORD: Riddu Riddu, international indigenous festival, July 13-17.

MOLDE: Moldejazz, international Jazz Festival, July 18-23.

STAVANGER: Gladmat Festival, Scandinavia’s largest food festival, July 20-23.

 

Poland

POZNAN: Ethno Port, international music fest, June 17-19.

KRAKOW: Jewish Culture Festival, June 25-July 3.

WARSAW: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, July 7-10.

 

Portugal

PORTO: Caixa Ribeira, fado music festival, through June 4.

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

CLUJ: Transylvania International Film Festival, through June 5.

SIBIU: Sibiu International Theater Festival, June 10-19.

 

Scotland

ARRAN: Folk Festival, through June 5.

EDINBURGH: Imaginate Festival, performing arts for young audiences, through June 5.

FORT WILLIAM: Mountain Bike World Cup, June 4-5.

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

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, June 9-19.

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

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Film Festival, June 15-26.

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

GLASGOW: Glasgow Real Ale Festival, Briggait, June 23-25.

EDINBURGH: Royal Highland Show, agricultural fair, Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, June 23-26.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Magic Festival, July 1-8.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, July 15-24.

 

Slovenia

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

MARIBOR: Festival Lent, international multi-cultural festival, June 24-July 2.

 

Spain

BARCELONA: Primavera Sound, music festival, through June 5.

BADAJOZ: Indie Scene Festival, through June 6.

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

HUESCA: International Film Festival, June 17-25.

CORDOBA: White Night of Flamenco, June 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.

MADRID: Mulafest, urban festival with music, street foods, sport, June 24-26.

HARO: Battle of the Wine, June 29.

CORDOBA: Guitar Festival, July 1-16.

MADRID: Pride Parade, July 2.

TORTOSA: Tortosa Jazz Festival, July 4-9.

PAMPLONA: Fiestas de San Fermin, July 6-14.

BILBAO: BBK Live, rock music festival, July 7-9.

LEKEITIO: International Street Theater Festival, July 9-10.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: A Taste of Stockholm, food festival, Kungstradgarden, through June 6.

STOCKHOLM: Early Music Festival, through June 6.

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.

GOTHENBURG: Goteborg Blues Festival, Slottsskogen, July 1-2.

FALSTERBO: Horse Show, July 2-10.

SILJAN: Music at Lake Siljan, features folk and traditional genres, July 2-10.

 

Switzerland

CHUR: Buskers Chur, street festival, through June 4.

AVENCHES: Celtic Music Festival, free festival, through June 5.

CRANS-PRES-CELIGNY: Caribana, music fest, through June 5.

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

INTERLAKEN: Greenfield Festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Prodigy headline, 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.

MORGES: Diablo, festival for children, 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.

LENZBURG: Lenzburgiade, classical and folk music festival set in castle, 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.

RAPPERSWIL-JONA: blues ‘n’ jazz, jazz festival, June 23-26.

LUCERNE: Old Town Festival, June 24-25.

INTERLAKEN: Trucker & Country Festival, June 24-26.

GRUYERES: St-Jean Festival at Gruyeres Castle, medieval fest, June 25-26.

SAAS-FEE: Gourmet Trail, hiking and culinary specialties, June 29.

WEGGIS: Rose Festival, live music and fireworks, July 1-3.

MONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1-16.

ZUG: Lake Festival, July 2.

SIERRE: Sierre Blues Festival, July 7-9.

 

Wales

CARDIFF: X Music Fest, Bute Park, through June 4.

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

HAY-ON-WYE: How the Light Gets In, music and philosophy festival, through June 5.

CARDIFF: Festival of Voice, international arts festival, through June 12.

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

BARMOUTH: Three Peaks Yacht Race, sailing, running and cycling endurance race, June 11.

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

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

MONMOUTH: The Lion Music and Real Ale Festival, June 17-19.

CARDIFF: Joust! Medieval pageant at Cardiff Castle, June 18-19.

CARDIFF: Extreme Sailing Series, June 23-26.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Drovers’ Walks, 10, 15 and 25 mile walks along livestock trails, June 25.

CARDIFF: Cardiff Triathlon, June 26.

CARDIFF: Hijinks Unity Festival, showcases performances by disabled artists, Millenium Centre, June 29-July 3.

CONWY: North Wales Bluegrass Music Festival, June 30-July 3.

HAY-ON-WYE: Summer Food Festival, Memorial Car Park, July 2.

ABERAERON: Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, July 3.

LLANELWEDD: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, July 18-21.

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