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Festivals and Events, August 2019

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By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: July 22, 2019

Austria

GRAZ: La Strada, street festival, through Aug. 3.

ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike, through Aug. 3.

LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, through Aug. 3.

VIENNA: Vienna Major, beach volleyball world championships, Donauinsel, through Aug. 4.

VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, through Aug. 4.

STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open air musical performances, through Aug. 11.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 11.

BREGENZ: Bregenzer Festspiele, Rigoletto and Don Quixote performed, through Aug. 18.

SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments, Sommeregg Castle, through Aug. 18.

MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “The Land of Smiles,” through Aug. 24.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, various dates between through Aug. 27.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, drama, opera and cultural events, through Aug. 31.

SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg festival performances on Kapitelplatz, through Aug. 31.

VIENNA: Film Festival at the City Hall, free performances through Sept. 1.

SALZBURG: Arts and Crafts Festival, Fridays only, through Sept. 20.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open-air opera performances in a disused quarry, this year’s production is “The Magic Flute,” Aug. 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17.

FINKENBERG: Schürzenjäger Open Air, Aug. 3.

ERL: Passion Play, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 25 and 31; Sept. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28-29 and Oct. 5.

KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 9-10.

VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, Aug. 9-26.

FUERSTENFELD: Dixie and Swing Festival, Aug. 14-24.

ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, pop and rock festival, Aug. 15-17.

VIENNA: Hafen Open Air, free pop festival, Alberner Hafen, Aug. 16-17.

GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival, international orchestras perform, Aug. 16-18.

LECH: The White Ring, trail running event, Aug. 17.

HALBTURN: Lipizzan and Friends, horse show at Halbturn Palace Park, Aug. 18.

SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 22-25.

BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 23-25.

BRIXENTAL: Bergleuchten, mountains around Wild Kaiser lit up with flames, Aug. 24.

GRAZ: Long Table, five-course dinner served in outdoor setting, Aug. 24.

VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic autos on show, Aug. 24-25.

VIENNA: Restaurant Week, top restaurants offer dining at reduced prices, Aug. 26-Sept. 1.

ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 28-31.

VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 31.

SCHARNITZ: Karwendelmarsch, trail run and hike, Aug. 31.

 

Belgium

BRUGGES: Moods, dance festival, through Aug. 8.

BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, through Aug. 18.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 1.

OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is “Dreams,” through Sept. 8.

LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place St. Lambert, Aug. 1-3.

BRUGGES: MA Festival, highlights early music, through Aug. 1-11.

GEEL: Reggae Geel, reggae festival, Aug. 2-3.

DRANOUTER: Festival Dranouter, folk and music festival, Aug. 2-4.

GOUVY: Jazz and Blues Festival, Aug. 2-4.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 3.

LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 3-4.

OSTEND: Fireworks Festival, Aug. 5 and 12.

MINDERHOUT: Antilles Fest, Caribbean-themed festivities, Aug. 9-10.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 3.

LEUVEN: Hapje Tapje, culinary fest, Aug. 4.

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

HOOGSTRATEN: Antilles Festival, Caribbean festival, Aug. 9-10.

ZEEBRUGGE: We Can Dance, electronic music festival, Aug. 9-11.

ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride, Aug. 7-11; parade takes place Aug. 10.

TOURNAI: Salon de Antiquaires, antique and flea market, Expo, Aug. 10-11.

OSTEND: Paulus Feesten, city festival, Aug. 12-18.

BRUSSELS: Flower Time, Town Hall and Grand Place decorated with flowers, Aug. 14-18.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, multi-genre music fest, Brussels Expo, Aug. 14-18.

ANDENNE: Grande Brocante, Aug. 15.

ANTWERP: Rubens Market, features vendors in period costume, Aug. 15.

DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.

ZEEBRUGGE: North Sea Festival, culinary festival, Aug. 15.

HASSELT: Pukkelpop, popular music fest, Aug. 15-18.

ANTWERP: Jazz Middelheim, Aug. 15-18.

ANTWERP: Bollekesfeest, culinary festival, Aug. 16-18.

EUPEN: Haaste Toene?,street theatre and world music fest, Aug. 16-18.

HUY: Festival d’Art de Huy, music fest, Aug. 21-25.

LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 22-25.

VELDEN: Pink Lake Festival, international LGBT festival, Lake Woerthersee, Aug. 22-25.

ZEEBRUGGE: Bomboclat, world music fest, Aug. 23-24.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, Cinquantenaire Park, Aug. 23-25.

MECHELEN: Maan Rock, free rock festival, Aug. 23-25.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, Aug. 23-25.

ANTWERP: Laundry Day, music festival, Aug. 24.

TEMPLOUX: Brocante, antiques and flea market, Aug. 24-25.

ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 25.

VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, Aug. 30-31.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: Sarajevo Film Festival, Aug. 16-23.

MOSTAR: Red Bull Cliff Diving, Mostar Bridge, Aug. 24.

 

Croatia

DUBROVNIK: Summer Festival, classic theater and ballet performances, through Aug. 25.

PRIMOSTEN: Superuho, music festival, Aug. 2-4.

OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, documentary films shown, Aug. 26-30.

CRICVENICE: Adriatica Folk Fest, Aug. 21-25.

KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 22-25.

KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, free concerts, Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

ZADAR: Craft Beer Festival, Sept. 5-7.

 

Czech Republic

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 10.

HRIMEZDICE: HighJump, cliff diving, Aug. 2-3.

BRNO: World Motorcycle Championships, Aug. 2-4.

BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 4-10.

DOMAZLICE: Chodsko Festival, folklore fest, Aug. 9-11.

PILSEN: Vivid Street, street theater festival, Aug. 9-18.

PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 10.

OSTRAVA: Folklore without Borders, folk group performances, Aug. 12-16.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 14-Sept. 1.

BRNO: Brno Day, historical re-enactments at Spilberk Castle, Aug. 15-17.

TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 16-17.

PRAGUE: Noir Film Festival, Krivoklat Castle, Aug. 22-25.

HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 15-17.

CHEB: Wallenstein Festival, historical celebrations, Aug. 30-31.

PRAGUE: Festival of Nine Colors, Park Podvini, Aug. 31.

PRAGUE: Escape6 Prague Car Festival, PVA Expo, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

 

Denmark

KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, through Aug. 8.

HELSINGOR: Hamlet Live, characters bring story to life during guided tour, Kronborg Castle, through Aug. 31.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 20.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, Aug. 1-10.

ELSINORE: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, Aug. 1-23.

COPENHAGEN: Stella Polaris, free electronic fest, Frederiksberg Have, Aug. 3.

COPENHAGEN: Historical Grand Prix, Bellahoj, Aug. 3-4.

COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 7-10.

TORDENSKIOLD: Days of Tordenskiold-The Year is 1717, Aug. 8-11.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 14-18.

COPENHAGEN: Pride Parade, Aug. 18.

COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 18.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music, dance and theatre, Aug. 23-25.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 23-Sept. 1.

 

England

LONDON: Buckingham Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 29.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Aug. 1-4.

STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Stockton International Riverside Festival, Aug. 1-4.

CHESHIRE: Rewind North- The 80s Festival, line-up includes Gloria Gaynor, Thin Lizzy, Bananarama, Level 42, Heaven 17  and others, Aug. 2-4.

BRIGHTON: Pride Parade, parade begins from Hove Lawns at 11 a.m., Aug. 3.

LEICESTER: Caribbean Carnival, Victoria Park, Aug. 3.

KINGS LYNN: Sandringham Food and Drink Festival, Sandringham Estate, Aug. 3-4.

LONDON: RideLondon, cycling festival, Aug. 3-4.

HERTFORD: Rock at the Castle, free music festival, Hertford Castle, Aug. 4.

NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Country Park, Aug. 5-11.

LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 6-10.

NEWQUAY: Boardmasters Festival, music and surfing festival, Aug. 7-11.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons, Aug. 8-11.

SHREWSBURY: Shrewsbury Flower Show, Aug. 9-10.

ALNWICK: Alnwick Music Festival, highlights folk music, Aug. 9-11.

NOTTINGHAM: Food and Drink Festival, Wollaton Park, Aug. 10-11.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Aug. 10-11.

ST ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, Aug. 10-11.

COWES: Cowes Week, sailing regatta, Aug. 10-16.

PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Festival Championships, Aug. 14-15.

EASTBOURNE: Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Aug. 15-18.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Rewind South- The 80s Festival, line-up includes Four Tops, Michael Bolton, Lulu and others, Aug. 16-18.

LONDON: Streatlife, street food and craft beer festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 17.

NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 17-18.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, folk artists perform, Aug. 17-23.

PETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, Aug. 20-24.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek Festival, Aug. 21-27.

WADEBRIDGE: Cornwall Folk Festival, Aug. 22-26.

KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food and music, Alex James’ farm, Aug. 23-25.

PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, Aug. 23-25.

LINCOLN: Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle and other venues, Aug. 23-26.

LONDON: The Monster, inflatable obstacle course set up at Alexandra Palace, Aug. 23-28.

OXFORD: Foodies Festival, South Parks, Aug. 24-26.

LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 25-26.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: International Organ Festival, through Aug. 4.

HAAPSALU: Augustibluus, blues festival, Aug. 2-4.

TARTU: Tartu Food and Wine Festival, Aug. 2-4.

KASMU: Viru Folk, folk music festival, Aug. 9-11.

PARNU: Guild Days, craftsmen’s market, Aug. 9-10.

TALLINN: Birgitta Festival, musical theatre, Pirita convent ruins, Aug. 9-18.

NARVA: Narva Battle, historical festival, Aug. 16-17.

 

Finland

HEUREKA: Kaljakellunta, beer floating, crowds gather to float on river and drink beer, Science Center, Aug. 3.

HELSINKI: Flow Festival, music festival, Aug. 9-11.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 15-Sept. 1; includes Night of the ArtsAug. 15.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 21-23.

 

France

LAMA: Festival du Film, through Aug. 2.

PARIS: Quartier d’ete, summer festival, free shows and street theatre, through Aug. 3.

COLMAR: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace, Fair of the Wines of Alsace, through Aug. 4.

ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, through Aug. 4.

COUNTRYWIDE: summer sales, through August 6.

MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac, this year’s headliners include Gregory Porter, The Jacksons, Melody Gardot and others, through Aug. 15.

PARIS: La Villette Open Air Film Festival, free screenings of sci-fi movies, through Aug. 18.

PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, fun fair at Jardin des Tuileries, through Aug. 25.

PARIS: L'Ete du canal - l'Ourcq en fetes, open-air entertainment by a canal, weekends only, through Aug. 25.

PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Sept. 1.

PARIS: Europa Kids, giant inflatable slides and amusements set up at Espace Chapiteaux, through Sept. 2.

LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 2-11.

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

CANNES: Les Plages Electroniques,electro music fest, Aug. 9-11.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 10.

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

DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 14-18.

L’ISLE-SUR-LE-SOURGE: Antiques fair, Aug. 15-18.

PARIS: Pestacles, festival for young audiences, Parc Floral, Aug. 21 and 28 and Sept. 4.

PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Aug. 23-25.

AUVERGNE: Ironman 70.3 Vichy, triathlon, Aug. 24.

PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 8.

PARIS: Jazz at La Villette, Aug. 29-Sept. 10.

LILLE: Braderie, Europe’s biggest flea market, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l'Image, international festival of photojournalism, Aug. 31- Sept. 15.

 

Germany

STUTTGART: Flamenco Festival, through Aug. 3.

KULMBACH: Kulmbacher Bierwoche, beer themed volksfest, through Aug. 4.

MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, through Aug. 4.

MUNICH: Free & Easy Sommerfestival, free concerts and events, through Aug. 4.

FORCHHEIM: St. Anna Fest, volksfest and beer celebration, through Aug. 5.

MUNICH: Impark Sommerfestival, volksfest, Olympiapark, through Aug. 18.

HAMBURG: Hamburger DOM, massive fun fair, through Aug. 23.

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

HEILBRONN: Bundesgartenschau, show garden, through Oct. 6.

WACKEN: Wacken Open Air, hard rock festival, Aug. 1-3.

GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, motorcycle and auto show with live bands, Aug. 1-4.

STUTTGART: Summer Festival of Cultures, free world music concerts, Aug. 1-4.

STUTTGART: Sommerfest, Aug. 1-4.

STUTTGART: Weinmeile “Tour de Vin,”begins at Rotenberger Kelter, Aug. 2-3.

BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 2-4.

BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Arena Treptow, Aug. 2-4.

BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, shanty music and culinary treats, Aug. 2-4.

COLOGNE: Middle Ages Fantasy Spectaculum, Fuehlinger See, Aug. 2-4.

FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 2-4.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Alpentestival, free trials of mountain sports and equipment, Aug. 2-4.

GRAFENWOEHR: German-American Folk Fest, Camp Kasserine, Aug. 2-4.

KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missle Base Pydna, Aug. 2-4.

SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug. 2-4.

SANKT-WENDEL: Zauberhaftes St. Wendel, street magicians perform, Aug. 2-4.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 2-5.

BAMBERG: Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival, free concerts, Aug. 2-11.

FURTH: Slaying the Dragon, re-enactment, Aug. 2-18.

COLOGNE: Barmer Women’s Run, 5 and 8 km routes, Tanzbrunnen, Aug. 3.

GELTENDORF: Highland Games and Germany Tattoo, Kaltenberg Castle, Aug. 3.

HAMBURG: Pride Parade, Aug. 3.

NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concert by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, Aug. 3.

KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 3.

TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto free cycling, Aug. 4.

ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 8-11.

ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Taubertal Festival, music fest, Aug. 8-11.

WORMS: Jazz and Joy, jazz festival, Aug. 9-11.

FRANKFURT: Apple Wine Festival, Rossmarkt, Aug. 9-18.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 9-18.

STRAUBING: Gaeubodenvolksfest, traditional volksfest, Aug. 9-19.

FRANKFURT: Barmer Women’s Run, 5 and 8 km routes, Commerzbank Arena, Aug. 10.

KOBLENZ/SPAY: Rhine in Flames, Aug 10.

KONSTANZ: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 10.

HILDESHEIM: M’era Luna Festival, hard rock festival, Flugplatz, Aug. 10-11.

KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN: Residenzfest, Aug. 10-12.

ROTHENBURG O. D. TAUBER: wine festival, Aug. 14-18.

HAMBURG: Dockville, art and music festival, Aug. 16-18.

ASCHAFFENBURG: One Race – Human, music festival, Festplatz, Aug. 16-18.

BAD TOELZ: Jailhouse Rock’n’Race, Harley-Davidson themed event, Aug. 16-18.

BAD KREUZNACH: Jahrmarkt, volksfest, Aug. 16-20.

FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 17-18.

GRAEFENHAINICHEN: Drift Masters European Championships, Ferropolis, Aug. 17-18.

COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 21-24.

OBERHAUSEN: Hype Festival, hiphop music fest, Aug. 22-24.

BOSEN: World Rally Championships, Aug. 23-25.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, Aug. 23-25.

GROSS-GERAU: Volk im Schloss, Aug. 23-25.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, Aug. 23-Sept. 8.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, Aug. 23-Sept. 8.

SAARBRUECKEN: Farbfestival, Holi inspired festival with throwing of colored powders, Buergerpark, Aug. 24.

SPEYER: Middle Ages Festival, Aug. 24-25.

BAD WIMPFEN: Zunftmarkt, Middle Ages handicrafts market, Aug. 24-25.

DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 24-26.

BAM EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 25.

NEUSTADT: Erlebnistag Deutschweinstrasse, auto free day along the German Wine Road, Aug. 25.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 28-Sept. 8.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, Aug. 29-Sept. 1 and Sept. 5-8.

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. 

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Grand Prix, Aug. 2-4.

BUDAPEST: Sziget Fest, music festival, Aug. 7-13.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 17-20.

DEBRECEN: Flower Parade, festivities Aug. 14-21.

BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 1.

 

Ireland

DUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival,through Aug. 5.

WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Aug. 2-4.

DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, Aug. 7-11.

KILKENNY: Arts Festival, music, theater, art, literature and more, Aug. 8-18.

DUBLIN: Dublin Comic Con, Convention Centre, Aug. 9-11.

DUBLIN: Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, Aug. 10-11.

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

DROGHEDA: Fleadh, traditional Irish music concerts, Aug. 11-18.

DUBLIN: The Big Grill Festival, barbeque festival and competition, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Aug. 15-18.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Triathlon, Phoenix Park, Aug. 17.

BANTRY: Masters of Tradition, traditional music fest, Aug. 21-25.

TRALEE: Rose of Tralee International Festival, Aug. 23-27.

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 29. 

 

Italy

VENICE: La Biennale, International Theatre Festival, through Aug. 5.

TORRE DEL LAGO: Puccini Festival, various dates through Aug. 23.

VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Aida, Carmen, Il Trovatore,

La Traviata, Tosca and others; various dates through Sept. 6.

VENICE: La Biennale International Art Exhibition, through Nov. 24.

BERCHIDDA: Time in Jazz, jazz festival, Aug. 7-16.

SALERNO: Mojoca Street Artists Festival, Moio della Civitella, Aug. 9-11.

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

PESARO: Rossini Opera Festival, Aug. 11-23.

SIENA: Palio, horse race, Aug. 16.

SLUDERNO: Medieval games of Alto Adige, Aug. 23-25.

FERRARA: Ferrara Buskers Festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 1.

MELPIGNANO: La Notte della Taranta, music festival, Aug. 24.

MONTEPULCIANO: Bravio delle Botti, wine cask rolling competition between neighborhoods, Aug. 25.

VENICE: La Biennale Cinema-Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 7. 

 

Latvia

SALACGRIVA: Classical Music Festival, through Aug. 4.

RIGA: Drift Masters European Championships, Aug. 2-3.

RIGA: City Festival, Aug. 16-18.

 

Liechtenstein

VADUZ: National Holiday, Aug. 15.

VADUZ: Vaduz Classic, music and public singing, Aug. 22-25.

 

Lithuania

VILNIUS: Vivace Vilnius, international summer music festival, through Aug. 3.

 

Luxembourg

VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, castle, through Aug. 4.

CITY: City Skyliner, mobile observation tower set up, through Aug. 18.

CITY: Streeta(rt)nimation, street artists perform, Aug. 2-3.

ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 9-11.

CITY: Festival World Meyouzik, free concerts, Aug. 14-15.

CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 23-Sept. 11.

 

Malta

Valletta: Delicata Wine Festival, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Aug. 8-11.

Valletta: Pyrotechics display, celebrates the night of San Lorenzo, Aug. 9.

Valletta: Summer Carnival, Aug. 16-18.

Nadur: Delicata Wine Festival, Aug.23-25.

Valletta: Malta Craft Beer Festival, Fort St. Elmo, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, Aug. 3 and 10.

 

Netherlands

UTRECHT: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, through Aug. 4.

AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, through Aug. 4.

AMSTERDAM: Artzuid, sculpture biennial, Plan Zuid, through Sept. 15.

HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair,culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 1-4.

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH: Boulevard Theater Festival, Aug. 1-11.

NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, Aug. 2-4.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 3.

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, classical music on stages by water, Aug. 9-18.

AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 10.

SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 10.

AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, Aug. 14-24.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 15-25.

AMSTERDAM: Summer Dance Forever Festival, urban dance festival, Aug. 20-28.

MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 22-25.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 23-25.

AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 23-25.

THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 29-31.

 

Norway

TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, through Aug. 3.

RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, Aug. 1-3.

TRONDHEIM: Brewer’s and food festival, Aug. 1-3.

NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, Aug. 1-4.

OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 6-10.

OSLO: Oslo Jazz Festival, Aug. 11-17.

OSLO: Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 15-24.

OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 17-19.

HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 17-23.

VERDALSORA: Sagamarsjen, distance walking event, Aug. 23-25.

OSLO: X Games Norway, Aug. 31.

 

Poland

KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Poland Rock Festival, music fest, Aug. 1-3.

KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 2-4.

KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 3-4.

MALBORK: Magic Malbork, cultural festival, Aug. 10.

BOLESLAWIECKIE: Holiday of Ceramics, ceramics fair, Aug. 14-18.

 

Portugal

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 4.

ESTORIL: International Handicrafts Fair, through Sept. 1.

PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Nov. 10.

LISBON: Jazz in August, open air concerts at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Aug. 1-11.

FAIAL, AZORES: Sea Week, Aug. 4-11.

PORTIMAO: Festival of the Sardine, culinary festival, Aug. 7-11.

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 6-10.

TOMAR: Festival Bons Sons, music festival, Aug. 8-11.

VISEU: Feira de Sao Mateus, Aug. 8-Sept. 15. 

SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 9-18.

PARADES DE COURA: Vodaphone Parades de Coura Festival, alternative rock festival on beach, Aug. 14-17.

SINTRA: Portugal Pro, bodyboarding competition, Sept. 10-15. 

 

San Marino

SAN MARINO: San Marino International Arts Festival, through Aug. 4.

SAN MARINO: San Marino Comics, comics, cosplay and steampunk festival, Aug. 23-25.

 

Scotland

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, through Aug. 25.

EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 2-4.

EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 2-24.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 2-26.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 2-26.

GLASGOW: Piping Live, Aug. 10-18.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aug. 10-26.

CAMPBELTOWN: Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, traditional and contemporary music festival, Aug. 21-25.

COWAL: Cowal Highland Gathering, Aug. 29-31.

LARGS: Viking Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 8.

 

Slovenia

BLED: Festival Okarina, highlights ethnic music, through Aug. 3.

LJUBLJANA: Festival of Urban Culture, Aug. 30-31.

LEVANDA: Bogracfest, cooking competition and festival, Aug. 31.

 

Spain

TORREMOLINOS: Los Alamos Beach Festival, through Aug. 4.

BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, through Aug. 4.

LA UNION: Cante de las Minas Festival, flamenco festival, Aug. 1-10.

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse races on the beach, Aug. 9-11 and 25-27.

ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 3.

SANTANDER: International Festival Santander, highlights classical music, Aug. 3-31.

CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 4.

BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 8-18.

MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, traditional festivities, Aug. 10-19.

O CARBALLINO: Octopus Festival, culinary festival, Aug. 11.

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

BENACASSIM: Rototom Sun Splash, reggae festival, Aug. 16-22.

BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, great week celebrations, folk festival, Aug. 17-25.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 25.

BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 28.

LAREDO: Batalla de Flores, flower parade, Aug. 30.

RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, Aug. 30-31.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade, Aug. 3.

VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 4-11.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 13-17.

STOCKHOLM: Midnattsloppet, 10 km night running event, Aug. 17.

BOHUSLAN: Icebug Xperience, three-day, 75 km trail run, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

 

Switzerland

COUNTRYWIDE: Swiss National Holiday, Aug. 1.

RIEDERALP: Great Alpine Festival, Aug. 4.

LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 7-17.

WINTERTHUR: Musicfestwochen, mostly free performances in Old Town, Aug. 7-18.

BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 8-10.

LENZERHEIDE: Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Aug. 9-11.

THUN: Thunfest, street fest with music, Aug. 9-11.

GENEVA: Grand Fireworks Display, Aug. 10.

ZERMATT: Folklore Festival, Aug. 10.

ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 10.

TOGGENBURG: Schwaegalp Schwinget, traditional Swiss wrestling, Aug. 11.

PONTRESINA: Swiss Mountain Film Festival, Aug. 12-17.

MUERREN/SCHILTHORN: Inferno Triathlon, Aug. 16-17.

ST. GALLEN: St. Galler Fest,volksfest, Aug. 16-17.

CHUR: Churer Fest, street, culture and music fest, Aug. 16-18.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival in Summer,classical music festival, Aug. 16-Sept. 15.

GRANDSON: Medieval Festival at the Chateau, Aug. 17-18.

FRIBOURG: Rencontres de Folklore, Aug. 18-25.

ZERMATT: Matterhorn Ultraks, 16 and 30 km trail races up the mountain, Aug. 23-24.

VEVEY: International Street Artists Festival, Aug. 23-25.

AUGUSTA RAURICA: Romerfest, Roman festival, Aug. 24-25.

GENEVA: Street Food Festival, Aug. 29-31.

HALLAU: Hallaugia, nostalgic wine festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz Art Masters, art festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 9. 

 

Wales

CARDIFF: Open Air Theatre Festival, this year’s performance is Jesus Christ Superstar, through Aug. 9.

CARDIFF: Cardiff Bay Beach, beach scene with live entertainment, through Sept. 1.

LLANDRIDOD WELLS: Landed Festival, underground fest for breakthrough artists, Aug. 2-4.

LLANRWST: National Eisteddfod, festival of Wales’ language and culture, Aug. 3-10.

BRECON BEACONS: Brecon Jazz, jazz festival, Aug. 9-11.

Anglesey: County Show, agricultural show, Mona Showground, Aug. 13-14.

Pembrokeshire: County Show, agricultural show, Aug. 13-15.

BRECON BEACONS: Green Man Festival, arts and music festival, Aug. 15-18.

CARDIFF: Tournament of the Knights, Cardiff Castle, Aug. 17-18.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian festival, Aug. 19-25.

CARDIFF: Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend, LGBT + community celebrations, Aug. 23-25.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World Bogsnorkelling Championships, Aug. 25.

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