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Festivals and events, September 2019

By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: August 29, 2019

Austria

GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival, international orchestras perform, through Sept. 8.

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

ZELL AM SEE: Iron Man 70.3, Sept. 1.

ERL: Passion Play, Sept. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28-29 and Oct. 5.

FAAKER SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson rider meet-up, Sept. 3-8.

LINZ: International Bruckner Festival, celebrates symphony music, Sept. 4-Oct. 11.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, festival celebrates art, technology and society, Sept. 5-9.

LIENZ: Dolomitenmann, multisport competition between four-men teams, Sept. 6-7.

VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, Sept. 6-8.

FUSCHL AM SEE: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 169 km race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 8.

PERTISAU AM ACHENSEE: Achensee Run, 23 km run along a panoramic trail, Sept. 8.

VIENNA: Vienna Fashion Week, MuseumsQuartier, Sept. 9-15.

GRAZ: Aufsteirern, Styrian traditional folk festival, Sept. 13-15.

VIENNA: Streetlife Festival, concerts and street artists, Babenberger and Mariahilferstrasse, Sept. 14-15.

VIENNA: Open House Wien, free entry to architecturally interesting buildings, Sept. 14-15.

GRAZ: Steiriescherherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, Sept. 19-Oct. 13.

PERTISAU: Almabtreib, return of cattle from Alpine pastures, Sept. 20.

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

KUFSTEIN: Almabtrieb, return of animals from their summer pastures, Sept. 21.

PARTENEN: Montafon Mountain Run, Sept. 21.

VIENNA: Vienna Night Run, 5 km charity run, Sept. 24.

VIENNA: Parallel Vienna, art fair in disused building, Lassallestrasse 5, Sept. 24-29.

VIENNA: Waves Vienna, club and showcase music festival and conference, Sept. 26-28.

VIENNA: viennacontemporary, international art fair, Marx Halle, Sept. 26-29.

VIENNA: Wiesn-Fest, Prater Kaiserwiese, Sept. 26-Oct. 13.

HINTERTUX: Oktoberfest, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 27-28.

GALTUER: Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 28.

VIENNA: Vienna Fotomarathon, Sept. 28.

VIENNA: Vienna Wine Hiking Days, Sept. 28-29.

KREMS: International WACHAUmarathon, Sept. 29.

 

Belgium

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

LIEGE: Fair of Fools, St. Walburge, through Sept. 1.

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

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

BRUSSELS: Brussels Cycling Classic, cycling race begins at Cinquantenaire Park and finishes at the King Baudouin Stadium, Sept. 7.

SINT-GILLIS/DENDERMONDE: Bloemenkorso, flower parade, Sept. 1.

BRUSSELS: Eat! Brussels, culinary fest with top chefs, Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 5-8.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand-Place, Sept. 6-8.

TOURNAI: Historical Grand Procession, treasures of the cathedral carried through town, Sept. 8.

BRUSSELS: Comic Strip Festival, Bozar and Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 13-15.

MALMEDY: HopFest, Bellevaux Brewery, microbrewery festival, Sept. 13-15.

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

GENT: Odegand, Flanders Festival kicks off with music festival, Sept. 14.

BRUSSELS: Taptoe, military tattoo, Sept. 14-15.

GENT: Gent Festival of Flanders, music festival, Sept. 14-Oct. 5.

BRUSSELS: Car Free Day, Sept. 22.

BRUSSELS: Champetre, traditional crafts day, Place des Palais, Sept. 22.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Design Market, Europe’s largest vintage design market, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 28-29.

BRUGGES: Kookeet, culinary festival, Station Square, Sept. 28-30.

 

Croatia

KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, free concerts, through Sept. 3.

RIJEKA: Porto Etno World Music and Gastronomy Festival, showcases traditions of local minorities, Sept. 2-8.

POREC: Offshore World Challenge, big game tuna fishing competition, Sept. 4-7.

VARAZDIN: Trash Film Festival, screens sci-fi, horror, action and martial arts films, Sept. 4-7.

PULA: Outlook Festival, dance music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Sept. 4-8.

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

SIBENIK: Medieval Fair, Sept. 6-8.

RIJEKA: Malik Fest, medieval festival, Sept. 6-8.

PULA: Visualia, light festival, Sept. 19-21.

PULA: X Race, night race, Sept. 21.

RIJEKA: Boat Show, Sept. 27-29.

OMIS: Half Marathon, Sept. 28.

 

Czech Republic

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

KARLOVY VARY: International Folklore Festival, Sept. 3-8.

DOTEC: Zatec Beer Festival, Sept. 6-7.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Queen Eliska Celebrations, medieval festivities, Sept. 6-7.

MIKULOV: Palavsky Vintage, wine fest, Sept. 6-8.

PRAGUE: Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10 km night run, Sept. 7.

JICIN: Pohadka, traditional festival in “the town of fairy tales,” Sept. 11-15.

KARLOVY VARY: Shining Vary, light festival, Sept. 13-14.

ZNOJMO: Historical Vintage Festival,Sept. 13-15.

PRAGUE: Prague Castle Grape Harvest, castle gardens, Sept. 14-15.

LITOMERICE: Vintage festival, wine and music festival, Sept. 20-21.

PILSEN: Sun in a Glass, microbrewery Festival, Sept. 20-21.

PRAGUE: Grebovka Vintage, wine festival, Sept. 20-21.

USTI NAD LABEM: Half marathon, Sept. 21.

MOSNOV: NATO Days,military air show, Sept. 21-22.

CESKY KRUMLOV: St. Wenceslas Celebrations, Sept. 27-29.

BRNO: Kudrna goes around Brno, distance walking event, Sept. 28-29.

KARLSTEJN: Karlstejn Vintage, wine and historical fest, Sept. 28-29.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Songwriters Festival, Rahuset Onkel Dannys Plads, through Sept. 1.

ODENSE: International Film Festival, through Sept. 1.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 20.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 4-8.

AARHUS: Food Festival, Tangkrogen, Sept. 6-8.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days Festival, looks back upon the year 1989 and fall of the Berlin Wall, Sept. 6-22.

COPENHAGEN: Nordic Race, hardcore obstacle race, Refshaleoen, Sept. 7.

COPENHAGEN: Half marathon, Sept. 15.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen’s Oktoberfest,Amager Strandpark, Sept. 19-21 and 26-28.

COPENHAGEN: World Press Photo Exhibition, Pressen, Sept. 27-Oct. 20.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5.

ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Sept. 29.

 

England

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, through Sept. 1.

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

BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 3.

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

ST ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, Sept. 6-8.

LONDON: Electric Soul Festival, O2, Sept. 7.

NEWCASTLE: Great North Run, half marathon, Sept. 8.

LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Festival, castle and downtown area, Sept. 13-15.

NEWQUAY: Newquay Fish Festival, Sept. 13-15.

TORQUAY: International Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 13-15.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 13-22.

LONDON: The Great River Race, 21.6 mile boat race from London Docklands to Richmond, Sept. 14.

LONDON: London Design Festival, creative installations, exhibits and events, Sept. 14-22.

YORK: York Beer and Cider Festival, York Knavesmire, Sept. 18-21.

YORK: York Food Festival, St. Sampson’s Square and other venues, Sept. 20-29.

DUXFORD: The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Sept. 21-22.

LONDON: Open House London, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 21-22.

ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, Sept. 25-28.

LONDON: Marvel Universe LIVE!,superhero action show, O2, Sept. 26-Oct. 6.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 7.

LONDON: The International London Tattoo Convention, Tobacco Dock, Sept. 27-29.

ALDEBURGH: Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 28-29.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Tallinn Marathon, Sept. 8.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Helsinki Design Week, Sept. 5-15.

HELSINKI: ITA 2019, performance arts festival, Stoa, Sept. 6-8.

HELSINKI: Love and Anarchy Film Festival, Sept. 19-29.

 

France

LILLE: Braderie, Europe’s biggest flea market, through Sept. 1.

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

PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, through Sept. 8.

PARIS: Jazz at La Villette, through Sept. 10.

PARIS: Les Solistes a Bagatelle, classical music concerts, Parc de Bagatelle, through Sept. 15.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l'Image, international festival of photojournalism, through Sept. 15.

PARIS: Ganesh Chaturthi, birthday celebrations for the elephant headed deity include a parade, La Chapelle neighbourhood, Sept. 1.

RIBEAUVILLE: Le Pfifferdaj, middle ages minstrel festival, Sept. 1.

COLMAR: Festival de Jazz de Colmar, Sept. 1-23.

PARIS AREA: Open Air Opera, Puccini’s Tosca performed in various venues in and around Paris, Sept. 4 and 7.

PARIS: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Parc Floral, Sept. 6-9.

DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, Sept. 6-15.

MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 7.

PARIS: La Parisienne, all female 6.7 km running event, Sept. 8.

CANNES: Cannes Yachting Festival, Sept. 10-15.

LYON: Street Food Festival, Sept. 12-15.

STE MARIE AUX MINES: European Patchwork Meeting, quilts and fabrics displayed and on sale, Sept. 12-15.

NIMES: Feria des Vendanges, wine and bull fighting festival, Sept. 13-15.

PARIS: La Biennale Paris, art fair, Grand Palais, Sept. 13-17.

STRASBOURG: European Festival of Fantastic Film, Sept. 13-22.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea market, Expo, Sept. 14.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Heritage Days, open landmarks and cultural events, Sept. 14-15.

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

PARIS: Piaff- Paris International Animated Film Festival, Sept. 17-23.

LA ROCHELLE: Grand Pavois, International In-Water Boat Show, Sept. 18-23.

STRASBOURG: Festival Musica, contemporary music festival, Sept. 20-25.

STRASBOURG: Brocante, antiques and flea market, Convention Centre, Sept. 21-22.

PARIS: Paris Fashion Week, Sept. 23-Oct. 1.

PARIS: Paris Electronic Week, electronic music fest, Sept. 25-29.

LYON: art3f, international contemporary art fair, Sept. 27-29.

METZ: International Fair of Metz, Sept. 27-Oct. 7.

PARIS: Techno Parade, Sept. 28.

 

Germany

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, through Sept. 1.

WORMS: Backfischfest, Volksfest, through Sept. 1.

ABENSBERG: Gillamoos, Volksfest, through Sept. 2.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Middle Mosel Wine Festival, through Sept. 2.

FRANKFURT: Rheingauer Weinmarkt, wine fest, Fressgass, through Sept. 6.

NUREMBERG: Volksfest, through Sept. 8.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, through Sept. 8.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, through Sept. 8.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, through Sept. 8.

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

LUDWIGSBURG: Pumpkin Exhibition, Bluehendes Barock, through Nov. 3.

BAYREUTH: Craft Beer Festival, Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt, Sept. 6-7.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, city becomes flea market, Sept. 6-7.

SPEYER: Altstadtfest, Sept. 6-7.

NUREMBERG: Burggrabenfest, fest where moat once circled city, Sept. 6-8.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, historical re-enactments. Sept. 6-8.

WUERZBURG: STRAMU - International Festival for Street Music and Street Arts, Sept. 6-8.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Volksfest, Festplatz am Ratsweg, Sept. 6-15.

BAD DUERKHEIM: Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt, world’s biggest wine fest, Sept. 6-10 and Sept. 13-16.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 7.

LUDWIGSBURG: Electrique Baroque, electronic music festival, Residenzschloss, Sept. 7.

SANKT GOARSHAUSEN: Loreley Tattoo, military music, Loreley Ampitheater, Sept. 7.

AACHEN: European Art and Design Market, Muensterplatz, Sept. 7-8.

BERLIN: Lollapalooza Festival, Olympia Stadion, Sept. 7-8.

MUNICH: Streetlife Festival, Ludwigstrasse, Sept. 7-8.

RUESSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Highland Games inspired gathering, Sept. 7-8.

LANDAU: Autumn Market and Wine Village, Alter Messplatz, Sept. 7-16.

FRANKFURT: IAA, International Motor Show, Messe, Sept. 12-22.

MANNHEIM: Frauenlauf, womens’ run, Sept. 13.

MUNICH: Open Art, gallery openings, Sept. 13-15.

HAMBURG: Cruise Days, Sept. 14-15.

BAYREUTH: city flea market, Volksfestplatz, Sept. 14-15.

RODENBACH: Kulinarische Weinwanderung, culinary wine hike, Sept. 14-15.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Treppenlauf, Staircase Run, Marktplatz, Sept. 15.

MITTENWALD: Descent of the Cattle from the Alpine Pastures, Sept. 15.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 14.

TRIER: Trier Plays, downtown becomes playground, Sept. 14.

STUTTGART: Herbstflohmarkt, Autumn Flea Market, Marktplatz, Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz, Sept. 15.

HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, club music festival, Sept. 18-21.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Strassen.Kunst.Festival, street arts fest, Sept. 20-22.

BAD SOBERNHEIM: Weinwanderwegfest, wine and hiking, Sept. 21.

ST. GOAR/ST. GOARSHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 21.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese, Sept. 21-Oct. 6.

CARLSBERG-HERTLINGSHAUSEN: PfalzTrail im Leiningerland, trail runs from 8 to 85 km, Sept. 22.

WIESBADEN: City Fest and Autumn Market, Sept. 27-29.

STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, Sept. 27-Oct. 13.

LUDWIGSBURG: Ludwigsburg Antique Mile, Marktplatz, Sept. 28-29.

FUERTH: Michaelis-Kirchweih, market and fair, Sept. 28-Oct. 9.

RUST: Halloween at Europa-Park, Sept. 28-Nov. 3.

BERLIN: Berlin Marathon, Sept. 29.

FRANKFURT: Aktion Pink — Race for Survival, 5 km race supports breast cancer research, Sept. 29. 

 

Greece

ATHENS: Athens Beer Festival, Kotzia Square, Sept. 4-15.

ATHENS: Art Athina, art show, Zappeion Mansion, Sept. 13-16.

ATHENS: Djangofest, gypsy jazz music festival, Technopolis City, Sept. 14-15.

ATHENS: A Taste of Athens, food festival, Sept. 19-22.

ATHENS: Kallithea Half Marathon, Sept. 22.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, through Sept. 1.

BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 5-8.

BUDAPEST: Half marathon, Sept. 8.

BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Sept. 13-15.

BUDAPEST: Spar Marathon, Sept. 29.

 

Ireland

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through Sept. 29.

MONKSTOWN: Music in Monkstown, chamber music fest, Parish Church, Sept. 5-8.

MONAGHAN TOWN: Harvest Time Rhythm and Blues Festival, Sept. 6-8.

WATERFORD: Harvest Festival, culinary fest, Sept. 6-8.

CORK: A Taste of West Cork,culinary fest, Sept. 6-15.

CASTLECOMER: The Coalface Adventure Race, duathlon, Discovery Park, Sept. 7.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fringe Festival, Sept. 7-22.

DUBLIN: Irish Antique Dealers Fair,RDS, Sept. 13-15.

KILDARE: Longines Irish Championships Weekend, horse races, Leopardstown Racecourse and The Curragh, Sept. 14-15.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, free entry to museums, also other cities, Sept. 20.

DUBLIN: Bluefire Street Fest, free art and culture event, Smithfield Square, Sept. 21.

DUBLIN: 12 Points Festival, celebrates jazz music, Sept. 25-28.

DUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 13.

GALWAY: International Oyster and Seafood Festival, Sept. 27-29.

 

Italy

FERRARA: Ferrara Buskers Festival, through Sept. 1.

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 Cinema-Venice International Film Festival, through Sept. 7.

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

AREZZO: Joust of the Saracen, medieval jousting competition, Piazza Grande, Sept. 1.

ASTI: Palio di Asti, costumed historical procession and flag games, Sept. 1.

VENICE: Historical Regatta, Sept. 1.

BOLOGNA: Danza Urbana, street dancing festival, Sept. 3-8.

MILAN AND TURIN: MITO Settembre Musica, international contemporary music festival, Sept. 3-18.

GREVE IN CHIANTI: Chianti Classico Expo, wine festival, Sept. 5-8.

ROME: Longines Global Champions Tour, horse show jumping, Stadio dei Marmi, Sept. 5-8.

FERRARA: Balloons Festival, hot air balloons flights and competitions, Sept. 6-15.

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

ARENZANO: Mare i Monti, distance walking event, Sept. 7-8.

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

SANSEPOLCRO: Palio della Balestra, Sept. 8.

PESARO: Fiera de Santa Nicola, Sept. 10-12.

VERONA: Tocati, festival of street games, Sept. 12-15.

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

SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 13-15.

TURIN: Torino Tattoo Convention, Sept. 13-15.

BARDOLINO: Garda Classic Auto Show, Sept. 14-15.

JESOLO: Jesolo Air Show, Sept. 14-15.

BURANO: La Regata di Burano, Sept.15.

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

GENOA: Genoa International Boat Show, Sept. 19-24.

MODENA: Modena Motor Gallery, classic auto show, Modena Fiere, Sept. 21-22.

MILAN: Festival of Cats, Villa Castelbarco - Vaprio D'adda, Sept. 21-22.

MILAN: Milano Games Week, video Fiera Milano Rho, Sept. 27-29.

 

Lithuania

VILNIUS: Marathon, Sept. 8.

 

Liechtenstein

VADUZ: Princely Tattoo Parade, Sept. 7.

 

Luxembourg

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

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

HELLENDOORN: Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run, 7, 12 and 21 km, Sept. 1.

GREVENMACHER: Fete du Raisin und du Vin, wine festival, Sept. 6-8.

WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, wine festival, Sept. 13-15.

ECHTERNACH: Leopard UTML Ultratrail Mullerthal, Sept. 14.

FOND-DE-GRAS: Anno 1900- Steampunk Convention Luxembourg, Sept. 28-29.

REMICH: Route du Vin half marathon, Sept. 29.

 

Malta

VALLETTA: Malta Craft Beer Festival, Fort St. Elmo, through Sept. 1.

VALLETTA: Pride March, Sept. 14.

VALLETTA: Military Tattoo, Sept. 20-22.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 25-28.

 

Netherlands

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

ROTTERDAM: Fishermen’s Friend Strongmanrun, Sept. 1.

ZUNDERT: Flower Parade, billed as world’s biggest, Sept. 1-2.

LELYSTAD: HISWA In Water Boat Show, Sept. 4-8.

UTRECHT: Gaudeamus Music Week, young musicians perform, Sept. 4-8.

AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighbourhood festival, Sept. 6-8.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, Sept. 6-8.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 8.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower Parade, Sept. 8.

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, cultural and historical landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 14-15.

THE HAGUE: Prince's Day, procession of the golden coach from Noordeinde Palace to Ridderzaal commemorates start of new parliamentary year, Sept. 17.

AMSTERDAM: Unseen Photo Fair, Westergasfabriek, Sept. 20-22.

TIEL: Fruitcorso, parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 21-23.

EDAM: Singelfestival, theater and music festival, Sept. 27-28.

ROTTERDAM: The Netherlands Military Tattoo, Ahoy, Sept. 27-29.

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

SCHEVENINGEN: Scheveningen Kite Festival, Sept. 28-29.

 

Norway

BERGEN: Bergen Mat Festival, food festival, through Sept. 1.

HELL: Blues in Hell, blues music festival, Sept. 5-8.

OSLO: Granittrock, free music festival, Grorudparken, Sept. 6-7.

OSLO: Matstreif, food festival, Town Hall Square, Akker Brygge, and Tjuvholmen, Sept. 6-7.

OSLO: Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Sept. 12-21.

OSLO: Culture Night, Sept. 13.

OSLO: Oslo Marathon, Sept. 21.

TRONDHEIM: Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Sept. 22-29.

BERGEN: Bergen International Film Festival, Sept. 25-Oct. 3.

 

Poland

WARSAW: Fine Dining Week, discounted meals in restaurants, through Sept. 11.

WARSAW: Vistula River Feast, Sept. 7.

WARSAW: International Festival Of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, Sept. 20-28.

KRAKOW: Sacrum Profanum, festival of 20th century music, Sept. 27-Oct. 4.

WARSAW: Warsaw Marathon, Sept. 29.

 

Portugal

VISEU: Feira de Sao Mateus, through Sept. 15.

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

FARO: Festival F, music and culture festival, Sept. 5-7.

PORTIMAO: Superbike World Championships, Sept. 6-8.

LISBON: MOTELx, international horror film festival, Cinema Sao Jorge, Sept. 10-15.

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

PORTO SANTO: Columbus Festival, concerts and theater, Sept. 12-14.

FARO: Hellgarve Tattoo, tattoo expo and rock fest, Antiga Fabrica da Cerveja, Sept. 13-15.

BRAGA: International Photography Festival, Sept. 13-Oct. 27.

LISBON: Santa Casa Alfama, fado concerts, Sept. 27-28.

CASCAIS: Ironman 70.3 Portugal, Sept. 29.

 

San Marino

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

 

Scotland

LARGS: Viking Festival, through Sept. 8.

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

BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, highland games, Sept. 7.

GLASGOW: The Dog Lover Show, SEC, Sept. 7-8.

LOCH LOMOND: Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 7-8.

GLASGOW: Tour of Britain, multi-stage cycling race starts in Glasgow, passes through Britain and ends in Manchester, Sept 7-14.

LINLITHGOW: Folk Festival, Sept. 11-15.

GLASGOW: Proms in the Park, Sept. 14.

PITLOCHRY: Highland Games, Sept. 14.

EDINBURGH: Riding of the Marches, cavalcade traverses the Royal Mile, Sept. 15.

STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, crime writing festival, Sept. 20-22.

GLASGOW: Great Scottish Run, 10 k and half marathon, Sept. 28-29.

GLASGOW: MCM Comic Con Scotland, SEC, Sept. 28-29.

EASDALE ISLAND: World Stone Skimming Championships, Sept. 29.

 

Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Slovak Food Festival, Castle grounds, Sept. 6-8. 

 

Slovenia

LEVANDA: Vinarium Festival, grape harvest celebration, through Sept. 7.

MARIBOR: Festival Maribor, celebrates Baroque and chamber music, Sept. 10-19.

MARIBOR: Ceremonial grape harvest of the oldest vine in the world, wine festival, Sept. 13-22.

UKANC: Cow’s Ball in Bohinj, cows descend from the mountains, Sept. 15.

KOPER: Ironman Istria, Sept. 22.

KRANJ: International Festival of Fine Arts, Sept. 26-Nov. 3.

KOPER: Sweet Istria, festival of desserts, Sept. 28-29.

SLOVENSE KONJICE: Konjice Marathon, 5, 10 and 21 km courses, Sept. 29.

 

Spain

COUNTRYWIDE: La Vuelta,cycling race, through Sept. 15.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, wine festival, through Sept. 15.

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

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

VALLADOLID: Fiestas of the Virgin of St. Lorenzo, Sept. 6-15.

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

SALAMANCA: Salamanca Fair, Sept. 7-15.

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

SEGORBE: Entrada de Bous de Segorbe, droving of bulls and horses, Sept. 9-15.

SAN LUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Desafio Donana, triathlon, Sept. 20.

BARCELONA: La Merce Festival, Sept. 20-24.

LOGRONO: Rioja wine harvest festival, Sept. 20-27.

SAN SEBASTIAN: International Film Festival, Sept. 20-28.

CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Festival, Sept. 20-29.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sept. 3-7.

STOCKHOLM: Sthlm Street Food with Food Truck Championships, Kungsan, Sept. 6-7.

STOCKHOLM: Half marathon, Sept. 7.

LUND: Culture Night, Sept. 21.

STOCKHOLM: Stockhom Beer and Whiskey Festival, Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5.

STOCKHOLM: Lidingoloppet, races in various distances, Sept. 27-29.

 

Switzerland

GENEVA: Street Food Festival, through Sept. 1.

HALLAU: Hallaugia, nostalgic wine festival, through Sept. 1.

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

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival in Summer,classical music festival, through Sept. 15.

AVENCHES: Tattoo, military music and spectacle, Sept. 5-7.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 6-7.

MENDRISIO: Donkey Palio, Sept. 6-7.

SIERRE: VINEA Wine Fair, Sept. 6-7.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 7.

ZURICH: Knabenschiessen, volksfest, Sept. 7-9.

LENZBURG: Middle Ages market, Lenzburg Castle, Sept. 13-15.

GRINDELWALD: Alpine cheese festival, Grosse Scheidegg, Sept. 14.

ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, Sept. 18-Oct. 12.

GSTAAD: Country Nights, country music concerts, Sept. 20-21.

LUGANO: Comics Fair, Sept. 20-22.

MONTREUX: Tattoo Convention, Sept. 20-22.

LUCERNE: World Band Festival, Sept. 21-27.

MEILEN: Slow Up Zurichsee, auto free day, Sept. 22.

ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Sept. 26-29.

ZURICH: Zurich Film Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 6.

CHUR: Schlagerparade, Sept. 27-28.

LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music Weekend, folk music concerts, Sept. 27-29.

NEUCHATEL: Grape Harvest Festival, wine fest, Sept. 27-29.

MARTIGNY: Fair of Valais, Sept. 27-Oct. 6.

LUGANO: Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km distance runs, Sept. 29.

MARTIGNY: Cow Fights, Sept. 29.

 

Wales

BEAUMARIS: Food festival, through Sept. 1.

HAWARDEN: Gladfest, literary festival, Sept. 6-8.

CAERNARFON: Man vs. Mountain, foot race over Snowdon, Sept. 7.

LLANDDWYN: Sandman Triathlon, Sept. 14-15.

TENBY: Ironman Wales, Sept. 15.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 21-22.

MOLD: Food Festival, Sept. 21-22.

PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 27-29.

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