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Festivals and events, September 2018

Vienna will host several festivals and activities in September. Shown: the Vienna State Opera House.

THE FRESNO BEE/TNS

By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: August 31, 2018

Austria

GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival, international orchestras perform, Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 6-9.

PERTISAU AM ACHENSEE: Achensee Run, 23 km run along a panoramic trail, Sept. 2.

FAAKER SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson rider meet-up, Sept. 4-9.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, festival celebrates art, technology and society, Sept. 6-10.

VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, Sept. 7-9.

FUSCHL AM SEE: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 169 km race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 9.

GRAZ: Aufsteirern, Styrian traditional folk festival, Sept. 14-16.

VIENNA: Streetlife Festival, concerts and street artists, Babenberger and Mariahilferstrasse, Sept. 15-16.

WIENER NUESTADT: Red Bull Air Race, Sept. 15-16.

SALZBURG: St. Rupert’s Fair, volksfest, Sept. 20-24.

GRAZ: Steiriescherherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, Sept. 20-Oct. 14.

PERTISAU: Almabtreib, return of cattle from Alpine pastures, Sept. 21.

KUFSTEIN: Almabtrieb, return of cattle from Alpine pastures, Sept. 22.

VIENNA: Vienna Night Run, 5 km charity run, Sept. 25.

VIENNA: viennacontemporary, international art fair, Marx Halle, Sept. 27-30.

VIENNA: Waves Vienna, club and showcase music festival and conference, Sept. 27-29.

VIENNA: Wiesn-Fest, Prater Kaiserwiese, Sept. 27-Oct. 14.

HINTERTUX: Oktoberfest, return of livestock from Alpine pastures, Sept. 28-29.

GALTUER: Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 29.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 2.

LIEGE: Fair of Fools, St. Walburge, through Sept. 2.

ANTWERP: Laundry Day, music festival, Sept. 1.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Cycling Classic, cycling race begins at Cinquantenaire Park and finishes at the King Baudouin Stadium, Sept. 1.

BRUSSELS: Taptoe, military tattoo, Grand-Place, Sept. 1.

LESSINES: Festin- Renaissance Festival, Sept. 1-2.

SAINT-HUBERT: International Days of Hunting and Nature, Sept. 1-2.

BRUSSELS: The Color Run, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 2.

SINT-GILLIS/DENDERMONDE: Bloemenkorso, flower parade, Sept. 2.

BRUSSELS: Eat! Brussels, culinary fest with top chefs, Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 6-9.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand-Place, Sept. 7-9.

TOURNAI: Historical Grand Procession, treasures of the cathedral carried through town, Sept. 9.

NAMUR: Festival of Wallonia, folklore and concerts, Sept. 13-17.

BRUSSELS: Comic Strip Festival, Bozar and Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 14-16.

GENT: Odegand, Flanders Festival kicks off with huge music festival, Sept. 15.

GENT: Gent Festival of Flanders, music festival, Sept. 15-Oct. 6.

BRUSSELS: Car Free Day, Sept. 16.

BRUSSELS: Champetre, traditional crafts day, Place des Palais, Sept. 16.

BRUGGES: Kookeet, culinary festival, Station Square, Sept. 29-30.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Design Market, Europe’s largest vintage design market, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 29-30.

LA-ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE: Soup festival, Sept. 29-30.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MOSTAR: Red Bull Cliff Diving, Mostar Bridge, Sept. 8.

 

Croatia

PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, through Sept. 2.

KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, free concerts, through Sept. 9.

VARAZDIN: Trash Film Festival, screens sci-fi, horror, action and martial arts films, Sept. 5-8.

PULA: Outlook Festival, dance music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Sept. 5-9.

POREC: Giostra, horse race and historical festival, Sept. 7-9.

SIBENIK: Medieval Fair, Sept. 7-9.

POREC: Offshore World Challenge, big game tuna fishing competition, Sept. 12-15.

 

Czech Republic

HRADEC KRALOVE: Queen Eliska Celebrations, medieval festivities, through Sept. 1.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, through Sept. 2.

PRAGUE: The Vibrant Nine, multicultural festival, Park Podvini, Sept. 1.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Czech International Air Fest, air show, Sept. 1-2.

KARLOVY VARY: International Folklore Festival, Sept. 4-9.

PRAGUE: Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10 km night run, Sept. 8.

JICIN: Pohadka, traditional festival in “town of fairy tales,” Sept. 12-16.

LITOMERICE: Vintage festival, wine and music festival, Sept. 14-15.

ZNOJMO: Historical Vintage Festival, Sept. 14-16.

USTI NAD LABEM: Half marathon, Sept. 15.

PRAGUE: Prague Castle Grape Harvest, castle gardens, Sept. 15-16.

MOSNOV: NATO Days, military show, Sept. 15-16.

PILSEN: Sun in a Glass Microbrewery Festival, Sept. 21-22.

CESKY KRUMLOV: Baroque Arts Festival, Sept. 21-23.

CESKY KRUMLOV: St. Wenceslas Celebrations, Sept. 28-30.

BRNO: Kudrna goes around Brno, distance walking event, Sept. 29-30.

KARLSTEJN: Karlstejn Vintage, wine and historical fest, Sept. 29-30.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, through Sept. 2.

COPENHAGEN: Songwriters Festival, Rahuset Onkel Dannys Plads, through Sept. 2.

ODENSE: International Film Festival, through Sept. 2.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 21.

COPENHAGEN: Nordic Race, hardcore obstacle race, Refshaleoen, Sept. 1.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 5-9.

AARHUS: Food Festival, Tangkrogen, Sept. 7-9.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days Festival, celebrates 850-year anniversary of Copenhagen, Sept. 7-23.

COPENHAGEN: Half marathon, Sept. 16.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen’s Oktoberfest, Amager Strandpark, Sept. 20-22 and 27-29.

COPENHAGEN: World Press Photo Exhibition, Politikens Hus, Sept. 21-Oct. 18.

COPENHAGEN: CPH PIX, film festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 10.

ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Sept. 30.

 

England

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, through Sept. 2.

BRUTON: Kaya Festival of World Music and Arts, through Sept. 2.

NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Country Park, through Sept. 2.

LONDON: Buckingham Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 30.

BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 4.

ST ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, Sept. 1-2.

LONDON: Totally Thames, cultural events along the riverbanks, Sept. 1-30.

BRIGHTON: Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 6-16.

LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Festival, castle and downtown, Sept. 7-9.

NEWQUAY: Newquay Fish Festival, Sept. 7-9.

LONDON: The Great River Race, 21.6 mile boat race from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey, Sept. 8.

NEWCASTLE: Great North Run, half marathon, Sept. 9.

TORQUAY: International Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 14-16.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 14-23.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park, Sept. 15-16.

LONDON: London Design Festival, creative installations, exhibits and events, Sept. 15-23.

YORK: York Beer and Cider Festival, York Knavesmire, Sept. 19-22.

BIRMINGHAM: EGX, video games fair, NEC, Sept. 20-23.

YORK: York Food Festival, St Sampson’s Square and other venues, Sept. 21-30.

DUXFORD: The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Sept. 22-23.

LONDON: Open House London, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 22-23.

ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, Sept. 26-29.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 8.

LONDON: The International London Tattoo Convention, Tobacco Dock, Sept. 28-30.

ALDEBURGH: Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 29-30.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: SEB Tallinn Marathon, Sept. 9.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Midnight Run, 10 km night run, Sept. 1.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Design Week, Sept. 6-16.

HELSINKI: ITA 2018, performance arts festival, Stoa, Sept. 7-9.

HELSINKI: Love and Anarchy Film Festival, Sept. 20-30.

 

France

LYON: Woodstower Festival, music fest, Grand Parc, through Sept. 2.

PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Sept. 2.

PARIS: Classique au Vert, classical music in the Parc Floral, through Sept. 2.

DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, through Sept. 9.

PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, through Sept. 9.

PARIS: Jazz a la Villette, through Sept. 9.

RIBEAUVILLE: Le Pfifferdaj, middle ages minstrel festival, Sept. 2.

PARIS: Les Solistes a Bagatelle, classical music concerts, Parc de Bagatelle, Sept. 1-16.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l'Image, international festival of photojournalism, Sept. 1-16.

PARIS AREA: Open Air Opera, Bizet’s Carmen performed in various venues in and around Paris, Sept. 5-8.

PARIS: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Parc Floral, Sept. 7-10.

MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 8.

PARIS: Biennale des Antiquaires, antiques expo, Grand Palais, Sept. 8-16.

PARIS: La Parisienne, all female 6.7 km running event, Sept. 9.

COLMAR: Festival de Jazz de Colmar, Sept. 10-15.

CANNES: Cannes Yachting Festival, Sept. 11-16.

LYON: Street Food Festival, Sept. 13-16.

STE MARIE AUX MINES: European Patchwork Meeting, quilts and fabrics displayed and on sale, Sept. 13-16.

NIMES: Feria des Vendanges, wine and bull fighting festival, Sept. 14-16.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Heritage Days, open landmarks and cultural events, Sept. 15-16.

PARIS: Festival Harajuku, free open air Japanese manga festival, Parc de Bercy, Sept. 15-16.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.

STRASBOURG: Festival Musica, contemporary music festival, Sept. 19-26.

PARIS: Piaff- Paris International Animated Film Festival, Theater de Menilmontant, Sept. 20-24.

COUNTRYWIDE: Fete de la Gastronomie, Sept. 21-23.

PARIS: Techno Parade, Sept. 22.

STRASBOURG: Vintage Salon, Convention Centre, Sept. 22-23.

PARIS: Paris Fashion Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 2.

PARIS: Paris Electronic Week, electronic music fest, Sept. 26-28.

LA ROCHELLE: Grand Pavois, International In-Water Boat Show, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.

LYON: art3f, international contemporary art fair, Sept. 28-30.

METZ: International Fair of Metz, Sept. 28-Oct. 8.

 

Germany

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, through Sept. 2.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, through Sept. 2.

WORMS: Backfischfest, Volksfest, through Sept. 2.

ABENSBERG: Gillamoos, Volksfest, through Sept. 3.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Middle Mosel Wine Festival, through Sept. 3.

FRANKFURT: Rheingauer Weinmarkt, wine fest, Fressgass, through Sept. 7.

NUREMBERG: Volksfest, through Sept. 9.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, through Sept. 9.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, through Sept. 9.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, through Sept. 9.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 1.

SANKT GOARHAUSEN: Loreley Tattoo, military music, Loreley Ampitheater, Sept. 1.

AACHEN: European Art and Design Market, Muensterplatz, Sept. 1-2

RUESSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Highland Games-inspired gathering, Sept. 1-2.

BERLIN: Red Bull Music Festival, features Afro rhythms, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Sept. 8.

BERLIN: Lollapalooza Festival, Olympia Stadion, Sept. 8-9.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, city becomes flea market, Sept. 7-8.

SPEYER: Altstadtfest, Sept. 7-8.

NUREMBERG: Burggrabenfest, fest where moat once circled city, Sept. 7-9.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, historical re-enactments. Sept. 7-9.

WUERZBURG: STRAMU - International Festival for Street Music and Street Arts, Sept. 7-9.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Volksfest, Festplatz am Ratsweg, Sept. 7-16.

BAD DUERKHEIM: Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt, world’s biggest wine fest, Sept. 7-11 and Sept. 14-17.

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 8.

TRIER: Trier Plays, downtown becomes playground, Sept. 8.

MUNICH: Streetlife Festival, Ludwigstrasse, Sept. 8-9.

LANDAU: Autumn Market and Wine Village, Alter Messplatz, Sept. 8-17.

BAD SOBERNHEIM: Weinwanderwegfest, wine and hiking, Sept. 15.

ST. GOAR/ST. GOARSHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 15.

BAYREUTH: city flea market, Volksfestplatz, Sept. 15-16.

RODENBACH: Kulinarische Weinwanderung, culinary wine hike, Sept. 15-16.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Treppenlauf, Staircase Run, Marktplatz, Sept. 16.

MITTENWALD: Descent of the Cattle from the Alpine Pastures, Sept. 16.

STUTTGART: Herbstflohmarkt, Autumn Flea Market, Marktplatz, Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz, Sept. 16.

BAYREUTH: Craft Beer Festival, Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt, Sept. 17-18.

HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, club music festival, Sept. 19-22.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Strassen.Kunst.Festival, street arts fest, Sept. 21-23.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese, Sept. 22-Oct. 7.

FRANKFURT: Aktion Pink — Race for Survival, 5 km race supports breast cancer research, Sept. 23.

WIESBADEN: City Fest and Autumn Market, Sept. 28-30.

STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, Sept. 28-Oct. 14.

CARLSBERG-HERTLINGSHAUSEN: PfalzTrail im Leiningerland, trail runs from 8 to 85 km, Sept. 29.

LUDWIGSBURG: Ludwigsburg Antique Mile, Marktplatz, Sept. 29-30.

FUERTH: Michaelis-Kirchweih, market and fair, Sept. 29-Oct. 14.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, through Sept. 2.

BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 6-9.

BUDAPEST: Independent Label Fair, gives visibility to up-and-coming Hungarian bands, Szimpla Kert, Sept. 8.

BUDAPEST: Half marathon, Sept. 9.

BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Sept. 14-16.

BUDAPEST: National Gallop- Nemzeti Vagta, Sept. 15-16.

 

Ireland

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through Sept. 30.

DUBLIN: 12 Points Festival, celebrates jazz music, Sept. 5-8.

DINGLE: Tradfest, festival for traditional and fusion music, Sept. 6-9.

MONAGHAN TOWN: Harvest Time Rhythm and Blues Festival, Sept. 6-10.

MONKSTOWN: Music in Monkstown, chamber music fest, Parish Church, Sept. 7-9.

WATERFORD: Harvest Festival, culinary fest, Sept. 7-9.

CORK: A Taste of West Cork, culinary fest, Sept. 7-16.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fringe Festival, Sept. 8-23.

DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, IFSC Docklands, Sept. 14-Oct. 6.

DUBLIN: Bluefire Street Fest, free art and culture event, Smithfield Square, Sept. 15.

KILDARE: Longines Irish Championships Weekend, horse races, Leopardstown Racecourse and The Curragh, Sept. 15-16.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, free entry to museums, also other cities, Sept. 21.

CASTLECOMER: The Coalface Adventure Race, duathlon, Discovery Park, Sept. 22.

DUBLIN: Irish Antique Dealers Fair, RDS, Sept. 27-30.

DUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 14.

DUBLIN: Hard Working Class Heroes, showcase of up-and-coming bands, Sept. 27-29.

GALWAY: International Oyster and Seafood Festival, Sept. 28-30.

 

Italy

VENICE: La Biennale Cinema-Venice International Film Festival, through Sept. 8.

AREZZO: Joust of the Saracen, medieval jousting competition, Piazza Grande, Sept. 2.

ASTI: Palio di Asti, costumed historical procession and flag games, Sept. 2.

VENICE: Historical Regatta, Sept. 2.

MILAN AND TURIN: MITO Settembre Musica, international contemporary music festival, Sept. 3-19.

BOLOGNA: Danza Urbana, street dancing festival, Sept. 4-9.

GREVE IN CHIANTI: Chianti Classico Expo, wine festival, Sept. 6-9.

ROME: Longines Global Champions Tour, horse show jumping, Stadio dei Marmi, Sept. 6-9.

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

FERRARA: Balloons Festival, hot air balloons flights and competitions, Sept. 7-16.

PRATO: Display of the Virgin’s Girdle, Sept. 8.

ARENZANO: Mare i Monti, distance walking event, Sept. 8-9.

SANSEPOLCRO: Palio della Balestra, Sept. 9.

PESARO: Fiera de Santa Nicola, Sept. 9-12.

LUCCA: Luminara della Santa Croce, religious procession by candlelight, Sept. 13.

VERONA: Tocati, festival of street games, Sept. 13-16.

SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 14-16.

BURANO: La Regata di Burano, Sept. 16.

NAPLES: Festival of San Gennaro, religious festival, Duomo, Sept. 19.

GENOA: Genoa International Boat Show, Sept. 20-25.

ROVERETO: Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run, 20 km run, Sept. 22.

MODENA: Modena Motor Gallery, classic auto show, Modena Fiere, Sept. 22-23

PIACENZA: Festival of Cats, Grazzano Visconti, Oct. 22-23.

 

Liechtenstein

VADUZ: Golden Fly Series, light athletics in long and pole jumping, Sept. 8.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, through Sept. 11.

CITY: International Dog Show, Luxexpo Halls 7-9, Sept. 1-2.

HELLENDOORN: Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run, 7, 12 and 21 km, Sept. 2.

GREVENMACHER: Fete du Raisin und du Vin, wine festival, Sept. 7-9.

ECHTERNACH: Leopard UTML Ultratrail Mullerthal, Sept. 8.

WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, wine festival, Sept. 14-16.

WILZ: Night of the Lampions, music and illuminations, Sept. 22.

FOND-DE-GRAS: Anno 1900- Steampunk Convention Luxembourg, Sept. 29-30.

REMICH: Route du Vin half marathon, Sept. 30.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 26-29.

 

Netherlands

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, through Sept. 2.

ZUNDERT: Flower Parade, billed as world’s biggest, Sept. 2-3.

UTRECHT: Gaudeamus Music Week, young musicians perform, Sept. 5-9.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, Sept. 7-9.

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, cultural and historical landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 8-9.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 9.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower Parade, Sept. 9.

TIEL: Fruitcorso, parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 15.

THE HAGUE: Prince's Day, procession of the golden coach from Noordeinde Palace to Ridderzaal commemorates start of new parliamentary year, Sept. 18.

AMSTERDAM: Unseen Photo Fair, Westergasfabriek, Sept. 21-23.

BREDA: Redhead Days, friendly meet up for red haired people, Sept. 21-23.

UTRECHT: Netherlands Film Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 5.

EDE: Statues by Night, children portray statues, Sept. 28.

EDAM: Singelfestival, theater and music festival, Sept. 28-29.

ROTTERDAM: The Netherlands Military Tattoo, Ahoy, Sept. 28-30.

SCHEVENINGEN: Scheveningen Kite Festival, Sept. 29-30.

 

Norway

BERGEN: Bergen Mat Festival, food festival, through Sept. 2.

HELL: Blues in Hell, blues music festival, through Sept. 2.

OSLO: Granittrock, free music festival, Grorudparken, Sept. 7-8.

OSLO: Matstreif, food festival, Town Hall Square, Akker Brygge, and Tjuvholmen, Sept. 7-8.

OSLO: Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Sept. 13-22.

OSLO: Culture Night, Sept. 14.

OSLO: Oslo Marathon, Sept. 15.

TRONDHEIM: Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Sept. 24-30.

BERGEN: Bergen International Film Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 4.

 

Poland

KRAKOW: Sacrum Profanum, festival of 20th century music, Sept. 11-17.

KATOWICE: Rawa Blues, world’s biggest indoor blues festival, Sept. 27-28; in Spodek Sept. 29.

 

Portugal

ESTORIL: International Handicrafts Fair, through Sept. 9.

VISEU: Feira de Sao Mateus, through Sept. 16.

VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA: International Arts Biennial, highlights contemporary art, through Sept. 23.

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

LISBON: MOTELx, international horror film festival, Cinema Sao Jorge, Sept. 4-9.

LISBON: Red Bull Soap Box Race, Parque Eduardo VII, Sept. 9.

SINTRA: Portugal Pro, bodyboarding competition, Sept. 11-16.

PORTO SANTO: Columbus Festival, concerts and theater, Sept. 13-15.

VILAMOURA: Portugal Masters, golf tournament, Sept. 20-23.

BRAGA: International Photography Festival, Sept. 21-Oct. 28.

LISBON: Caixa Alfama, fado concerts, Alfama, Sept. 28-29.

 

San Marino

SAN MARINO: Feast Day of San Marino and the Foundation of the Republic, Sept. 3.

 

Scotland

EDINBURGH: Doors Open Day, landmarks open to public, weekends only, Sept. 1-30.

BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, highland games, Sept. 1.

AYR: Scottish International Air Show, Sept. 1-2.

LARGS: Viking Festival, Sept. 1-9.

LINLITHGOW: Folk Festival, Sept. 5-9.

PITLOCHRY: Highland Games, Sept. 8.

EDINBURGH: The Kilt Walk, distance walk benefits charity, Sept. 16.

EDINBURGH: Riding of the Marches, cavalcade traverses the Royal Mile, Sept. 16.

STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, crime writing festival, Sept. 21-23.

GLASGOW: MCM Comic Con Scotland, SECC, Sept. 22-23.

EASDALE ISLAND: World Stone Skimming Championships, Sept. 23.

DUFFTOWN: Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival, tastings and Scottish culture, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

 

Slovenia

MARIBOR: Annual Stage Festival Ruse, music and theatre, through Sept. 1.

LEVANDA: Vinarium Festival, grape harvest celebration, through Sept. 9.

UKANC: Cow’s Ball in Bohinj, cows descend from the mountains, Sept. 16.

MARIBOR: Festival Maribor, celebrates Baroque and chamber music, Sept. 21-29.

KOPER: Ironman Istria, Sept. 23.

KOPER: Sweet Istria, festival of desserts, Sept. 28-30.

KRANJ: International Festival of Fine Arts, Sept. 28-Nov. 4.

MARIBOR: Ceremonial grape harvest of the oldest vine in the world, Sept. 29-30.

SLOVENSE KONJICE: Konjice Marathon, 5, 10 and 21 km courses, Sept. 30.

 

Spain

MONTILLA: Grape harvest festival, through Sept. 3.

COUNTRYWIDE: La Vuelta, cycling race, through Sept. 16.

VALLADOLID: Fiestas of the Virgin of St. Lorenzo, Sept. 1-9.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, wine festival, Sept. 1-16.

SEGORBE: Entrada de Bous de Segorbe, droving of bulls and horses, Sept. 3-9.

MURCIA: Moors and Christians festival, Sept. 3-10.

GUADIX: Cascamorras, traditional battle between two towns, Sept. 6-9.

ALGEMESI: La Mare de Deu de la Salut festival, Sept. 7-8.

BAENA: Grape Harvest Festival, Sept. 7-9.

SALAMANCA: Salamanca Fair, Sept. 7-15.

ALBACETE: La Feria de Albacete, Sept. 7-17.

SAN LUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Desafio Donana, triathlon, Sept. 15.

LOGRONO: Rioja wine harvest festival, Sept. 15-22.

BARCELONA: La Merce Festival, Sept. 21-24.

SAN SEBASTIAN: International Film Festival, Sept. 21-29.

CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Festival, Sept. 21-30.

 

Sweden

BOHUSLAN: Icebug Xperience, walking and running festival along the coast, through Sept. 2.

STOCKHOLM: Sthlm Street Food with Food Truck Championships, Kungsan, Sept. 8.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sept. 11-15.

LUND: Culture Night, Sept. 15.

STOCKHOLM: Half marathon, Sept. 15.

STOCKHOLM: Stockhom Beer and Whiskey Festival, Augustendalstorget 6, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6.

STOCKHOLM: Lidingoloppet, 30 km cross country race, Sept. 29.

 

Switzerland

SIERRE: VINEA Wine Fair, through Sept. 1.

GENEVA: Street Food Festival, through Sept. 2.

HALLAU: Hallaugia, nostalgic wine festival, through Sept. 2.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz Art Masters, art festival, through Sept. 9.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival in Summer, classical music festival, through Sept. 16.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 1.

AVENCHES: Tattoo, military music and spectacle, Sept. 6-8.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 7-8.

MENDRISIO: Donkey Palio, Sept. 7-8.

GSTAAD: Country Nights, country music concerts, Sept. 7-9.

ZURICH: Knabenschiessen, volksfest, Sept. 8-10.

LUGANO: Lugano City of Taste, food festival, Centro Esposizioni, Sept. 13-23.

ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, Sept. 13-Oct. 6.

LENZBURG: Middle Ages market, Lenzburg Castle, Sept. 14-16.

GRINDELWALD: Alpine cheese festival, Grosse Scheidegg, Sept. 15.

MONTREUX: Tattoo Convention, Sept. 21-23.

ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Sept. 21-23.

LUCERNE: World Band Festival, Sept. 22-30.

MEILEN: Slow Up Zurichsee, auto free day, Sept. 23.

ZURICH: Zurich Film Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 7.

CHUR: Schlagerparade, Sept. 28-29.

LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music Weekend, folk music concerts, Sept. 28-30.

NEUCHATEL: Grape Harvest Festival, wine fest, Sept. 28-30.

MARTIGNY: Fair of Valais, Sept. 28-Oct. 7.

NYON: Autumn Fest, Sept. 29.

WEGGIS: Alpine Procession, Cattle Show and Autumn Market, Sept. 29.

LUGANO: Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km distance runs, Sept. 30.

MARTIGNY: Cow Fights, Sept. 30.

 

Wales

CAERNARFON: Man vs. Mountain, foot race over Snowdon, Sept. 1.

BEAUMARIS: Food festival, Sept. 1-2.

PEMBREY COUNTRY PARK: Tour of Britain, multi-stage cycling race passes through Britain and ends in London, Sept 2-9.

PORTMEIRION: Festival No. 6, arts and culture festival, Sept. 6-9.

HAWARDEN: Gladfest, literary festival, Sept. 7-9.

TENBY: Ironman Wales, Sept. 9.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 15-16.

MOLD: Food Festival, Sept. 15-16.

LLANDDWYN: Sandman Triathlon, Sept. 22-23.

CARDIFF: Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, The Depot, Sept. 27-29.

PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 28-30.

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