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Festivals & events

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 4, 2016

Summer is here, and events throughout Europe are hot, hot, hot! Here is a sampling of events on the docket for August 5. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.

 

Austria

GRAZ: La Strada, street festival, through Aug. 6.

ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike, through Aug. 6.

LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, through Aug. 6.

VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, through Aug. 7.

STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open air musical performances, through Aug. 13.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 14.

VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, through Aug. 15.

MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Viktoria and her Hussar,” through Aug. 20.

BREGENZ: Festspiele, live opera on the lake, through Aug. 21.

SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg festival performances on Kapitelplatz, through Aug. 21.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Passion Play, through Aug. 21.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, through Aug. 27.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, opera, concerts and theater, through Aug. 31.

SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, through Aug. 21.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open-air opera performances of “The Elixir of Love,” Aug. 10-12 and 17-19.

BAD ISCHGL: Imperial Days, historical fest celebrates birth of Emperor Franz Joseph, Aug. 11-18.

KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 12-13.

ALTAUSSEERSEE: Mountains Aflame, illuminated hills and fireworks, Aug. 13.

SEMMERING: Race The Night, mountain biking challenge, Aug. 13-14.

ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, pop and rock festival, Aug. 18-20.

FUERSTENFELD: Dixie and Swing Festival, Aug. 16, 18-21, and 25-27.

GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival, international orchestras perform, Aug. 19-Sept. 12.

LECH: Hoehenhalbmaraton, half marathon run in mountains, Aug. 20.

HALBTURN: Lipizzan and Friends, horse show at Halbturn Palace, Aug.21.

SCHWARZENBERG: Shubertiade, celebrates music of Franz Shubert, Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton — Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 24-27.

SAALFELDEN: International Jazz Fest, Aug. 25-28.

BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbor festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 26-28.

SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 26-28.

VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4.

VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 27.

VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic autos on show, Aug. 27.

ZELL AM SEE: Iron Man 70.3 and World Championship, Aug. 28.

VIENNA: Summer Break, party weekend and street festival, Sept. 2-4.

GRAZ: Nuke Festival, pop music fest, Messe Graz Freigelaende, Sept. 3.

HOHENEMS: Shubertiade, celebrates music of Franz Shubert, Sept. 3-7 and 4-11.

FAAKER SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson rider meet-up, Sept. 6-11.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, festival celebrates art, technology and society, Sept. 8-12.

EISENSTADT: International Haydn Festival, Sept. 8-18.

GRAZ: Aufsteirern, Styrian traditional folk festival, Sept. 16-18.

 

Belgium

LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place des Deportes, through Aug. 6.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Peniches, through Aug. 7.

DRANOUTER: Festival of New Traditions, folk and music festival, through Aug. 7.

GOUVY: Jazz and Blues Festival, through Aug. 7.

BRUGGES: Moods Festival, nightly concerts, through Aug. 10.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, eclectic music fest, through Aug. 14.

BRUGGES: MA Festival, early music highlighted, through Aug. 14.

BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, through Aug. 21.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace accessible to visitors, through Sept. 4.

OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is legends in music, film and sport, through Sept. 4.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 6.

LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 6-7.

LEUVEN: Hapje Tapje, culinary fest, Aug. 7.

OSTEND: Firework Festival, displays Aug. 8 and 16.

BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9.

BORNEM: Dodentocht, 100 km overnight walking challenge, Aug. 12-13.

HOOGSTRATEN: Antilles Festival, Caribbean festival, Aug. 12-13.

BRUSSELS: Floral Carpet, Aug. 12-15.

ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride Parade, Aug. 13.

LEUVEN: Half Oogst, dance and movement festival, Aug. 13-14.

ZEEBRUGGE: We Can Dance, electronic music festival, Aug. 13-14.

TOURNAI: Salon de Antiquaires, antique and flea market, Expo, Aug. 13-15.

ZEEBRUGGE: North Sea Festival, celebrates maritime culture and fish, Aug. 14-15.

DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.

HASSELT: Pukkelpop, popular music fest, Aug. 17-20.

ANTWERP: Bollekesfest, culinary festival, Aug. 18-21.

EUPEN: Haaste Toene?, street theatre and world music fest, Aug. 20-21.

HUY: Huy Art Festival: World Music and Voices, Aug. 20-24.

LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 25-28.

VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, Aug. 26-27.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, Aug. 26-28.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, free fest offers games for all ages, Aug. 27-28.

ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 28.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Urban BBQ, Mont des Arts, gourmet market and communal dining, Aug. 30.

ANTWERP: Laundry Day, music festival, Sept. 3.

 

Croatia

TISNO: Soundwave Croatia, music festival, through Aug. 8.

OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, screens documentary films, Aug. 22-26.

CRICVENICE: Adriatica Folk Fest, Aug. 24-28.

PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 25-28.

KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 25-28.

ZADAR: Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 26-28.

STINJAN: Outlook Festival, dance music fest set in fortress, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

PULA: Ironman 70.3, triathlon, Sept. 18.

 

Czech Republic

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 6.

BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 7-13.

BRNO: Brno Day, historical re-enactments at Spilberk Castle, Aug. 12-14.

DOMAZLICE: Chodsko Festival, folklore fest, Aug. 12-14.

PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 13.

OSTRAVA: Folklore without Borders, international folk groups perform, Aug. 15-19.

HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 18-20.

TRUTNOV: Open Air Trutnov, outdoor music fest with Woodstock atmosphere, Aug. 18-21.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 18-Sept. 4.

TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 19-20.

BRNO: World Motorcycle Championships, Aug. 19-21.

PRAGUE: Festival of Nine Colors, Park Podvini, Aug. 27.

PRAGUE: International Prague Car Festival, Letnany, Sept. 3-4.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, through Aug. 7.

NYSTED: Medieval Festival, through Aug. 7.

KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, through Aug. 11.

ELSINORE: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, through Aug. 21.

COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 6-13.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 18-21.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 19-28.

COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 21.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music, dance and theatre, Aug. 26-28.

ODENSE: International Film Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 7-9.

 

England

ALNWICK: Alnwick International Music Festival, highlights folk music, through Aug. 6.

NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Country Park, through Aug. 7.

STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Stockton International Riverside Festival, through Aug. 7.

LONDON: Summer opening of The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 2.

BRIGHTON: Pride Parade, Aug. 6.

LONDON: London Triathlon, Aug. 6-7.

LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 9-13.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons, Aug. 11-14.

SHREWSBURY: Shrewsbury Flower Show, Aug. 12-13.

ASCOT: Red Bull Air Race, Aug. 13-14.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Aug. 13-14.

PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Festival Championships, Aug. 16-17.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Aug. 18-21.

CASTLE HOWARD: Proms Spectacular, classical music performances, Aug. 20.

LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 20-21.

NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 20-21.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, ceilidhs and concerts, Aug. 20-26.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek, Aug. 24-30.

KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food and music, Alex James’ farm, Aug. 26-28.

LINCOLN: Lincoln Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle, Aug. 26-29.

PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, Aug. 27-28.

LONDON: Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 27-29.

LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 28-29.

OXFORD: Foodies Festival, Oxford South Parks, Sept. 2-4.

GREENWICH: Sail Greenwich, Tall Ships in port, Sept. 15-18.

 

Estonia

PARNU: Weekend Baltic, electronic music festival, through Aug. 6.

KIVIOLI: Motofestival, motorcycle championship races, through Aug. 7.

OTEPAA: Ironman 70.3, triathlon, Aug. 6.

TALLINN: Birgitta Festival, musical theatre, Pirita convent ruins, Aug. 13-14 and 18-21.

TALLINN: We Love the '90s, music festival, Aug. 26-27.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 12-14.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 19-Sept. 4; includes Night of the Arts Aug. 25.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 24-26.

 

France

CANNES: Les Plages Electroniques, electro music fest, through Aug. 6.

ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, through Aug. 7.

LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, through Aug. 14.

COLMAR: Alsace Wine Fair, through Aug. 15.

MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac Festival, through Aug. 15.

PARIS: Quartier d’ete, summer festival, free shows and street theatre, through Aug. 20.

PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Aug. 21.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows above the bay, Aug. 7, 15 and 24.

DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 11-15.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 13.

MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.

PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, Aug. 22-25.

PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Aug. 26-28.

PARIS: Silhouette, open air short film festival, Parc de la Butte de la Chapeau Rouge, Aug. 26-Sept. 3.

PARIS: Jazz at La Villette, Aug. 30-Sept. 11.

LILLE: Braderie, Europe’s biggest flea market, Sept. 3-4.

PARIS: Open Air Opera, La Boheme, Hotel National des Invalides, Sept. 6-10.

 

Germany

WACKEN: Wacken Open Air, heavy metal fest, through Aug. 6.

STUTTGART: Weinmeile “Tour de Vin,” begins at Rotenberger Kelter, through Aug. 6.

BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, through Aug. 7.

BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, celebrates shanty music, through Aug. 7.

FRANKFURT: Street Food Festival, Hauptwache, through Aug. 7.

GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, motorcycle and auto show with live bands, through Aug. 7.

KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missle Base Pydna, through Aug. 7.

KULMBACH: Beer Week, through Aug. 7.

MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, through Aug. 7.

SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, through Aug. 7.

ST. WENDEL: Zauberhaftes St. Wendel, street magicians compete, through Aug. 7.

STUTTGART: Summer Festival, through Aug. 7.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, through Aug. 8.

BAMBERG: Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival, 70 bands give free concerts, through Aug. 15.

ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, through Aug. 15.

FURTH: Slaying the Dragon, through Aug. 21.

MUNICH: Impark Sommerfestival, volksfest, Olympiapark, through Aug. 21.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, celebrates Richard Wagner, through Aug. 28.

KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 6.

NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, Aug. 6.

SANKT GOARHAUSEN: Loreley Tattoo, military music, Loreley Ampitheater, Aug. 6.

FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 6-7.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Autofreies Lautertal, auto free cycling between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken, Aug. 7.

TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto free cycling day, Aug. 7.

KONSTANZ: Summer Nights, music and culinary treats in the Stadtgarten, Aug. 10-13.

ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 11-14.

ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Taubertal Festival, music fest, Aug. 11-14.

MUNICH: Open Air Theatre in the English Garden, free admission, “As You Like It” is this year’s production, Aug. 11-14 and 18-21.

BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Arena Berlin, Aug. 12-14.

COLOGNE: Altstadtfest, street festival, Aug. 12-14.

FRANKFURT: Apple Wine Festival, Rossmarkt, Aug. 12-21.

WEIDEN: Volksfest, Aug. 12-21.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 12-21.

STRAUBING: Gaeubodenvolksfest, traditional volksfest, Aug. 12-22.

KOBLENZ: Rhine in Flames, Aug 13.

COLOGNE: Strassenfest Ehrenwald, street festival, Aug. 13-14.

FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 13-14.

HILDESHEIM: M’era Luna Festival, hard rock festival, Flugplatz, Aug. 13-14.

WIESBADEN: Ironman 70.3 European Championship, Aug. 14.

ROTHENBURG O. D. TAUBER: Wine festival, Aug. 17-21.

COLOGNE: Snipes Hype Festival, hiphop music fest, Heliosgelaende, Aug. 18.

COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 18-21.

HAMBURG: Dockville, festival of art and music, Aug. 19-21.

WORMS: Jazz and Joy, jazz festival, Aug. 19-21.

BAD KREUZNACH: Jahrmarkt, volksfest, Aug. 19-23.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, Aug. 19-Sept. 4.

SAARBRUECKEN: Farbfestival, Holi inspired festival including throwing of colored powders, Aug. 20.

UEBERSEE: Chiemsee Summer, reggae music fest, Aug. 24-27.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa, beer and volksfest, Aug. 25-29.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, Aug. 25-28 and Sept. 1-4.

DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 26-28.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, Aug. 26-28.

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, Aug. 26-28.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, Aug. 26-Sept. 11.

BAD WIMPFEN: Zunftmarkt, Middle Ages handicrafts market, Aug. 27-28.

BAM EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 28.

NEUSTADT: Erlebnistag Deutschweinstrasse, auto free cycling day along the German Wine Road, Aug. 28.

WIESBADEN: Deutsche Post Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km routes, Aug. 28.

ST. WENDEL: The Grand Tournament, world’s best jousters compete, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

ABENSBERG: Gillamoos Fair, volksfest, Sept. 1-5.

ROTHENBURG o.d. TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, Sept. 2-4; Shepherd’s Dance Sept. 4.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 3.

BAD DUERKHEIM: Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt, world’s biggest wine festival, Sept. 9-13 and 16-19.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-16.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 18-21.

BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

BUDAPEST: Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Sept. 11.

 

Ireland

DUBLIN: Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, through Aug. 7.

DUBLIN: Dublin Comic Con, Convention Centre, Aug. 6-7.

KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.

DUBLIN: The Big Grill Festival, barbeque festival and competition, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Aug. 11-14.

DUBLIN: Dublin International Tattoo Convention, Convention Centre, Aug. 13-14.

DUBLIN: Iron Man 70.3, triathlon, Aug. 14.

SLIGO: Fleadh, celebrates traditional Irish music, Aug. 14-22.

DUBLIN: Iron Man 70.3, Aug. 24.

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Sept. 2-Oct. 9.

DUBLIN: All-Ireland Craft Beerfest, RDS, Sept. 8-10.

DUBLIN: Tiger Dublin Fringe, cultural festival, Sept. 10-25.

 

Italy

SALERNO: Mojoca Street Artists Festival, Moio della Civitella, through Aug. 7.

VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Aida, Carmen, La Traviata, Turandot and Il Trovatore, through Aug. 25.

TORRE DEL LAGO: Puccini Festival, Madama Butterfly Aug. 10; Tosca performed Aug. 11; Turandot Aug. 12.

PESARO: Rossini Opera Festival, Aug. 8-20.

FLORENCE: Feast of St. Lorenzo, Aug. 10.

SIENA: Palio, horse race, Aug. 16.

FERRARA: Street Busker Festival, Aug. 18-28.

MELPIGNANO: La Notte della Taranta, music festival, Aug. 27.

VENICE: Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 10.

FLORENCE: Rificolone, festival of the paper lanterns, Sept. 7.

 

Latvia

SALACGRIVA: Classical Music Festival, through Aug. 7.

RIGA: City Festival, Aug. 19-21.

RIGA: Gastronomy Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 11.

RIGA: Mikeldiena Fair, sales of traditional crafts and folk dancing, Doma Square, Sept. 24.

 

Liechtenstein

MALBUN: Donkey Festival, Aug. 6.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Holiday, Aug. 15.

VADUZ: Biker and Harley Meet Up, Ridamm-City, Aug. 20.

VADUZ: The Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo, Schellenburg castle ruins, Sept. 1-3.

 

Lithuania

KLAIPEDA: The Sea Festival and Baltic Tall Ships Regatta, through July 31.

 

Luxembourg

VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, Castle, through Aug. 7.

ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 12-14.

CITY: Streeta(rt)animation, street artists perform, Aug. 13-14.

CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 19-Sept. 7.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, Aug. 6 and 13.

 

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, through Aug. 7.

HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, through Aug. 7.

NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, through Aug. 7.

AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, free open air film festival screens mostly unreleased films, Stenen Hoofd, through Aug. 13.

DEN BOSCH: Boulevard Theater Festival, through Aug. 14.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 6.

SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 12-13 and 19-20.

AMSTERDAM: Canal Festival, classical music on stages by water, Aug. 12-21.

AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 13.

SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 13.

AMSTERDAM: Summer Dance Forever Festival, urban dance festival, Aug. 16-24.

THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 18-20.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 18-28.

BIDDINGHAUSEN: Lowlands Festival, multi-genre music fest, Aug. 19-21.

MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 25-28.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 26-28.

ROTTERDAM: OVG Veerhaven Concert, free classical and opera music concerts in harbor, Aug. 27.

AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 27-28.

AMSTERDAM: Encore Festival, showcases R&B and hip hop, NDSM Werf, Aug. 28.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, Sept. 2-4.

ZUNDERT: Flower Parade, Sept. 4-5.

BREDA: Redhead Days, friendly meet up for red haired people, Sept. 2-5.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 11.

 

Norway

RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, through Aug. 6.

TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, through Aug. 6.

TRONDHEIM: Brewer’s and food festival, through Aug. 6.

NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, through Aug. 7.

OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 9-13.

OSLO: Oslo Jazz Festival, Aug. 14-20.

OSLO: Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 18-27.

OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 19-21.

HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 20-26.

VERDALSORA: Sagamarsjen, distance walking event, Aug. 26-28.

GRORUDDALEN: Granittrock, free music festival, Arena Lillomarka, Sept. 2-3.

 

Poland

KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, through Aug. 7.

KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 6-7.

BOLESLAWIECKIE: Holiday of Ceramics, ceramics fair, Aug. 17-21.

 

Portugal

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 7.

SANTA MARIA DA FERIA: Medieval Journey, Middle Ages festival, through Aug. 7.

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, popular music fest, through Aug. 7.

AVEIRO: Ilhavo Sea Festival and Tall Ships Races, through Aug. 8.

LISBON: Jazz in August, open air concerts at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through Aug. 14.

PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 30.

FAIAL: Sea Week, Aug. 7-14.

CASTELO BRANCO: Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova-Lake, Aug. 11-18.

SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 12-21.

PARADES DE COURA: Vodaphone Parades de Coura Festival, alternative rock festival on beach, Aug. 17-20.

CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, Aug. 24-28.

MINHO: International Folklore Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

 

Scotland

GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, through Aug. 7.

EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, through Aug. 7.

EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 27.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, through Aug. 28.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, through Aug. 29.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, through Aug. 29.

GLASGOW: Piping Live, Aug. 8-14.

ARBROATH: Sea Fest, Aug. 13-14.

CAMPBELTOWN: Mokfest, Mull of Kintyre, highlights traditional and contemporary music, Aug. 17-21.

COWAL: Cowal Highland Gathering, Aug. 25-27.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Mela, celebration of world dance and music, Aug. 27-28.

LARGS: Viking Festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 4.

BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, Highland Games, Sept. 3.

 

Slovenia

BLED: Festival Okarina, highlights ethnic music, through Aug. 7.

 

Spain

BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, through Aug. 7.

HUELVA: Columbus Festival, through Aug. 7.

BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, through Aug. 14.

MADRID: San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and the Virgin of Paloma popular festivities, Lavapies and La Latina, through Aug. 14.

SAN JAVIER: International Festival of Theater, Music and Dance, through Aug. 23.

SANTANDER: International Festival Santander, highlights classical music, Aug. 6-31.

CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 7.

LA CORUNA: The Tall Ships Races, ships in port, Aug. 11-14.

ELCHE: Mystery Play of Elche, dramatic religious performance, rehearsals Aug. 11-13 and play Aug. 14-15.

PLAYA DEL INGLES: Dunas Festival, gay lifestyle festival, Aug. 11-16.

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: horse races on the beach, Aug. 12-14 and 26-28.

MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, fiesta, Aug. 13-20.

BARCELONA: Festas de Gracia, Gracia District, Aug. 15-21.

A STURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 16.

IBIZA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 18-21.

BENIDORM: Iberia Festival, music fest, Aug. 20.

LAREDO: Batalla de Flores, flower parade, Aug. 26.

RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, Aug. 26-27.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 28.

BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 31.

 

Sweden

HELSINGBORG: Passage Street Festival, through Aug. 6.

VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 7-14.

GOTHENBURG: Way Out West, pop music festival, Slottskogen, Aug. 11-13.

STOCKHOLM: We are Sthlm, youth festival, Aug. 16-20.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Culture Festival, Aug. 16-21.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 16-21.

STOCKHOLM: Sommarbio, outdoor movie screenings, Aug. 17-21.

STOCKHOLM: Music and Humanity Festival, Aug. 19-24.

STOCKHOLM: Popaganda, music fest, Eriksdalsbadet, Aug. 26-27.

GOTHENBURG: Classic Jazz Festival, Klippan Cultural Reserve, Aug. 26-28.

STOCKHOLM: Baltic Sea Festival, classical music and platform for dialogue about environmental issues, Aug. 28-Sept. 4.

BOHUSLAN: Icebug Experience, scenic coastal walk or run, Sept. 2-4.

 

Switzerland

LOCARNO: International Film Festival, through Aug. 13.

GENEVA: Lake Geneva Festival, volksfest, through Aug. 14; fireworks display Aug. 13.

BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 11-13.

THUN: Thunfest, street fest with music, Aug. 12-14.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival in Summer, focus is on women in classical music, Aug. 12-Sept. 11.

ZERMATT: Swiss Food Festival, includes gourmet market along Bahnhofstrasse, Aug. 13.

ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 13.

GRANDSON: Medieval Festival, Chateau, Aug. 13-14.

ZERMATT: Folklore Festival, Aug. 13-14.

TOGGENBURG: Schwagalp Schwinget, traditional Swiss wrestling, Aug. 14.

WINTERTHUR: Musicfestwochen, mostly free performances in Old Town, Aug. 17-28.

MUERREN/SCHILTHORN: Inferno Triathlon, Aug. 19-20.

CHUR: Chur Fest, street, culture and music fest, Aug. 19-21.

ZUG: Boardstock, sports festival, Seepromenade, Aug. 19-21.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 10.

 

Wales

MARGAM: Kaya, Festival, festival of world music and arts, Margam Country Park, through Aug. 7.

ANGLESEY: Anglesey County Show, agricultural fair, Aug. 9-10.

BRECON: Brecon Jazz, jazz festival with international performers, Aug. 12-14.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Red Kite Bash and Cider Cycle, Aug. 12-14.

BUILTH WELLS: Solarsphere, music and astronomy festival, Aug. 12-15.

CARDIFF: Welsh Pride Parade, Aug. 13.

HAVERFORDWEST: Pembrokeshire County Show, agricultural fair, Aug. 16-18.

BRECON: Green Man Festival, all-ages music festival, Aug. 18-21.

ABERSOCH: Glass Butter Beach, wakeboarding and music fest, Aug. 19-21.

MENAI: Seafood Festival, Aug. 20.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian Festival, Aug. 22-28.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Bog Snorkelling and World Championships, Aug. 27-28.

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