The beer tents in Munich will hold thousands of people each during Oktoberfest, which in 2023 runs from Sept. 16-Oct. 3.

The beer tents in Munich will hold thousands of people each during Oktoberfest, which in 2023 runs from Sept. 16-Oct. 3. (iStock)


VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, Sept. 1-3.

WIENERWALD: Genussmeile, food and wine stands set up along hiking path between Mödling and Bad Vöslau, Sept. 2-3 and Sept. 9-10.

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

FAAKER SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson rider meet-up, Sept. 5-10.

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

VIENNA: Vienna Coffee Festival, Marx Halle, Sept. 8-10.

VIENNA: Open House Wien, free entry to architecturally interesting buildings, Sept. 9-10.

PERTISAU: Almabtreib, return of cattle from Alpine pastures, Sept. 15, 20 and 23.

GRAZ: Aufsteirern, Styrian traditional folk festival, Sept. 16-17.

KUFSTEIN: Almabtrieb, return of animals from their summer pastures, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23.

VIENNA: Vienna Night Run, 5 km charity run, Sept. 19.

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

HINTERTUX: Oktoberfest, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 21-23.

GRAZ: Steirischerherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, Sept. 21-Oct. 15.

VIENNA: Vienna Wine Hiking Days, Sept. 23-24.

GALTUER: Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 30.


LIEGE: Fair of Fools, St. Walburge, through Sept. 3.

LESSINES: Festin- Renaissance Festival, through Sept. 4.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand-Place, Sept. 1-3.

BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, Bois de la Cambre, Sept. 1-3.

SAINT-HUBERT: International Days of Hunting and Nature, Sept. 2-3.

BRUSSELS: Comic Strip Festival, Sept. 8-10.

MALMEDY: HopFest, Bellevaux Brewery, microbrewery festival, Sept. 8-10.

BRUSSELS: Taptoe, military tattoo, Grand-Place, Sept. 9.

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

NAMUR: Festival of Wallonia, folklore and concerts, Sept. 9-18.

GENT: Gent Festival, music festival, Sept. 10-30.

VILLERS-LE-VILLE: Medieval festivities at the Abbey, Sept. 16-17.

BRUSSELS: Car Free Day, Sept. 17.

BRUSSELS: Made in Asia and Heroes Comic Con, Brussels Expo, Sept. 22-24.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Design Market, Europe’s largest vintage design market, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 23-24.

BRUSSELS: Eat! Brussels Drink! Bordeaux, food and wine festival, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 28-Oct. 1.


ZADAR: Craft Beer Festival, through Sept. 2.

TISNO: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, through Sept. 4.

PULA: Visualia, light festival, Sept. 21-23.

PULA: Marathon, Sept. 23.

Czech Republic

PILSEN: Busking Festival, through Sept. 3.

DOTEC: Zatec Beer Festival, Sept. 1-2.

KARLOVY VARY: International Folklore Festival, Sept. 1-3.

KARLOVY VARY: Porcelain Festival, Sept. 1-3.

PRAGUE: Prague Harley Days, Sept. 1-3.

PRAGUE: Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10 km night run, Sept. 2.

PRAGUE: Adidas Run for Women, 5 km course, Sept. 2.

MIKULOV: Palavsky Vintage, wine fest, Sept. 8-10.

ZNOJMO: Historical Vintage Festival, Sept. 8-10.

JICIN: Pohadka, traditional festival in “the town of fairy tales,” Sept. 13-17.

PILSEN: Sun in a Glass, microbrewery Festival, Sept. 15-16.

LITOMERICE: Vintage festival, wine and music festival, Sept. 16.

USTI NAD LABEM: Half marathon, Sept. 16.

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV: Festival of Baroque Art, Sept. 16-17.

MOSNOV: NATO Days, military air show, Sept. 16-17.

BRNO: Kudrna goes around Brno, distance walking event, Sept. 23-24.

KARLSTEJN: Karlstejn Vintage, wine and historical fest, Sept. 23-24.

CESKY KRUMLOV: St. Wenceslas Celebrations, Sept. 28-Sept. 1.


ODENSE: International Film Festival, through Sept. 3.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 22.

AARHUS: Food Festival, Tangkrogen, Sept. 1-3.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days Festival, this year’s theme is “in the country,” Sept. 1-17.

COPENHAGEN: Nordic Race, hardcore obstacle race, Sept. 2.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 3, 4, 7-8, 11-12, 14-17, 21, 23-25 and 28-29.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen’s Oktoberfest, Femoeren, Sept. 14-16.

COPENHAGEN: Half marathon, Sept. 17.

ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Sept. 24.

COPENHAGEN: Buster, children’s film festival, Sept. 25-Oct. 8.


BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Sept. 1-3.

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

LONDON: Open House London, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 6-17.

LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Festival, Sept. 8-10.

ST. ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, Sept. 8-10.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 8-17.

NEWCASTLE: Great North Run, world’s biggest half marathon, Sept. 10.

YORK: York Beer and Cider Festival, Sept. 13-16.

LONDON: Waterworks Festival, electronic dance music festival, Gunnersbury Park, Sept. 16.

LONDON: The Great River Race, 21.6 mile boat race from London Docklands to Richmond, Sept. 16.

DUXFORD: The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Sept. 16-17.

NEWARK: Food and Drink Festival, Thoresby Park, Sept. 16-17.

LONDON: London Design Festival, creative installations, exhibits and events, Sept. 16-24.

YORK: York Food Festival, St. Sampson’s Square and other venues, Sept. 22-Oct. 1.

ALDEBURGH: Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 23-24.

HARROGATE: Harrogate Food and Drink Festival, Ripley Castle, Sept. 26-28.

ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, Sept. 27-30.

NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Sept. 29-Oct. 8.


SAAREMAA: Saaremaa Food Festival, Sept. 7-17.

TALLINN: Tallinn Marathon, Sept. 8-10.


HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, through Sept. 3.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Design Week, Sept. 8-17.

HELSINKI: Love and Anarchy Film Festival, Sept. 14-24.


DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, Sept. 1-10.

MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 2.

RIBEAUVILLE: Le Pfifferdaj, middle ages minstrel festival, Sept. 2-3.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l'Image, international festival of photojournalism, Sept. 2-17.

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

PARIS: La Parisienne, all female 6.7 km running event, Sept. 8-10.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea market, Expo, Sept. 9.

CANNES: Cannes Yachting Festival, Sept. 12-17.

STE MARIE AUX MINES: European Patchwork Meeting, quilts and fabrics displayed and on sale, Sept. 14-17.

COLMAR: Festival de Jazz de Colmar, Sept. 14-24.

STRASBOURG: Festival Musica, contemporary music festival, Sept. 15-Oct. 1.

NIMES: Feria des Vendanges, wine and bull fighting festival, Sept. 15-17.

PARIS: European Heritage Days, free access to museums and heritage sites, Sept. 16-17.

PARIS: Festival Harajuku, free open-air Japanese manga festival, Parc de Bercy, Sept. 16-17.

PARIS: Car free day, Sept. 17.

PARIS: Paris Electronic Week, electronic music fest, Sept. 20-23.

LA ROCHELLE: Grand Pavois, International In-Water Boat Show, Sept. 20-25.

PARIS: art3f, international contemporary art fair, Porte de Versailles, Sept. 22-24.

STRASBOURG: European Festival of Fantastic Film, Sept. 22-Oct. 1.

PARIS: Techno Parade, Sept. 23.

METZ: International Fair of Metz, Sept. 29-Oct. 9.


ABENSBERG: Gillamoos, Volksfest, through Sept. 2.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, through Sept. 3.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, through Sept. 3.

WORMS: Backfischfest, volksfest, through Sept. 3.

FRANKFURT: Rheingauer Weinmarkt, wine fest, Fressgass, through Sept. 8.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, through Sept. 10.

NUREMBERG: Volksfest, through Sept. 10.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, through Sept. 10.

LUDWIGSBURG: Pumpkin Exhibition, Bluehendes Barock, through Dec. 3; highlights include pumpkin regatta races Sept. 16-17; pumpkin soup days Sept. 24-25; heaviest pumpkin championships (Germany Oct. 1; European Oct. 8); carving show and exhibition Oct. 15 and pumpkin carving for the public Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-30.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Middle Mosel Wine Festival, Sept. 1-3.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, historical re-enactments. Sept. 1-3.

BERLIN: Berlin Beer Week, Sept. 1-10.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 2.

AACHEN: European Art and Design Market, Muensterplatz, Sept. 2-3.

MANNHEIM: Frauenlauf, women’s run, Sept. 8.

BAYREUTH: Craft Beer Festival, Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt, Sept. 8-9.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, city becomes flea market, Sept. 8-9.

SPEYER: Altstadtfest, Sept. 8-9.

BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Arena Berlin, Sept. 8-10.

MUNICH: Open Art, gallery openings, Sept. 8-10.

WUERZBURG: STRAMU - International Festival for Street Music and Street Arts, Sept. 8-10.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Volksfest, Festplatz am Ratsweg, Sept. 8-17.

BAD DUERKHEIM: Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt, world’s biggest wine fest, Sept. 8-12 and Sept. 15-18.

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, fireworks and illuminated vineyards, Sept. 9.

TRIER: Trier Plays, downtown becomes playground, Sept. 9.

LANDAU: Autumn Market and Wine Village, Alter Messplatz, Sept. 9-18.

BAD SOBERNHEIM: Weinwanderwegfest, wine and hiking, Sept. 16.

ST. GOAR/ST. GOARSHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 16.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese, Sept. 16-Oct. 3.

MITTENWALD: Descent of the Cattle from the Alpine Pastures, Sept. 17.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Treppenlauf, Staircase Run, Marktplatz, Sept. 17.

STUTTGART: Herbstflohmarkt, Autumn Flea Market, Marktplatz, Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz, Sept. 17.

HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, club music festival, Sept. 20-23.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Strassen.Kunst.Festival, street arts festival, Sept. 22-24.

WIESBADEN: City Fest and Autumn Market, Sept. 22-24.

STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, Sept. 22-Oct. 8.

LUDWIGSBURG: Ludwigsburg Antique Mile, Marktplatz, Sept. 23-24.

COLOGNE: Muddy Angel Run, women’s race over demanding obstacle course, Sept. 23-24.

BERLIN: Berlin Marathon, Sept. 24.


ATHENS: Art Athina, art show, Zappeion Mansion, Sept. 14-17.

ATHENS: Kallithea Half Marathon, Sept. 17.


BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, through Sept. 3.

BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 8-11.

BUDAPEST: Half marathon, Sept. 10.

BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Sept. 22-24.


LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Sept. 1-30.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fringe Festival, Sept. 9-24.

DUBLIN: IADA Timeless Fair, features leading Irish antique dealers, Shelbourne Hall, Sept. 15-17.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, free entry to museums, also in other cities, Sept. 22.

GALWAY: International Oyster and Seafood Festival, Sept. 22-24.

DUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 15.


AREZZO: Joust of the Saracen, medieval jousting competition, Piazza Grande, Sept. 3.

ASTI: Palio di Asti, Sept. 3.

VENICE: Historical Regatta, Sept. 3.

BOLOGNA: Danza Urbana, street dancing festival, Sept. 5-10.

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

GREVE IN CHIANTI: Chianti Classico Expo, wine festival, Sept. 7-10.

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

ARENZANO: Mare i Monti, distance walking event, Sept. 9-10.

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

VERONA: Tocati, festival of street games, Sept. 14-17.

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

GENOA: Genoa International Boat Show, Sept. 21-26.

VERLA DI GIOVO: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 22-24.

BARDOLINO: Grape and Wine Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.


VILNIUS: Marathon, Sept. 10.


VADUZ: Genuss Festival, gourmet fest, Sept. 1-11.


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

GREVENMACHER: Fete du Raisin und du Vin, wine festival, Sept. 8-10.

WILZ: Nuits des Lampions, illuminated gardens, Sept. 15-17.

CITY: Art3f Luxembourg – International Contemporary Art Fair, Luxexpo, Sept. 15-17.

WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, wine festival, Sept. 15-17.

FOND-DE-GRAS: Anno 1900- Steampunk Convention Luxembourg, Sept. 23-24.

REMICH: Route du Vin half marathon, Sept. 24.


VALLETTA: EuroPride March, Sept. 16.


MONTE-CARLO: Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 27-20.


LELYSTAD: HISWA In Water Boat Show, through Sept. 3.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, Sept. 1-3.

ZUNDERT: Corso Zundert, flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

AMSTERDAM: Fringe Festival, Sept. 7-17.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower Parade, Sept. 8-10.

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, cultural and historical landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 9-10.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 10.

AMSTERDAM: Tapt Festival, Rembrandtpark, Sept. 14-16.

TIEL: Fruitcorso, night parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 16.

THE HAGUE: Prince's Day, procession of the golden coach from Noordeinde Palace to Ridderzaal commemorates start of new parliamentary year, Sept. 19.

AMSTERDAM: Unseen Amsterdam, photo fair, Westergasfabriek, Sept. 21-24.

UTRECHT: Netherlands Film Festival, Sept. 22-29.

SCHEVENINGEN: Scheveningen Kite Festival, Sept. 23-24.

AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighborhood festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.


BERGEN: Bergen Mat Festival, food festival, Sept. 1-2.

HELL: Blues in Hell, blues music festival, Sept. 7-10.

OSLO: Culture Night, Sept. 15.

OSLO: Oslo Marathon, Sept. 16.


WARSAW: International Festival Of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, Sept. 15-23.

WARSAW: Warsaw Marathon, Sept. 24.


VISEU: Feira de Sao Mateus, through Sept. 21.

FARO: Festival F, music and culture festival, Sept. 7-9.

LISBON: MOTELx, international horror film festival, Cinema Sao Jorge, Sept. 12-18.

PORTO SANTO: Columbus Festival, Sept. 14-17.

LISBON: Santa Casa Alfama, fado concerts, Sept. 29-30.

PORTIMAO: Superbike World Championships, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

San Marino

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


DUFFTOWN: Distilled- Spirit of Speyside, food and drink festival, Sept. 1-2.

BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, highland games, Sept. 2.

LOCH LOMOND: Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 2-3.

LARGS: Viking Festival, Sept. 2-10.

LINLITHGOW: Folk Festival, Sept. 8-10.

PITLOCHRY: Highland Games, Sept. 9.

EDINBURGH: Riding of the Marches, cavalcade traverses the Royal Mile, Sept. 10.

STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, crime writing festival, Sept. 15-17.

EDINBURGH: The Kilt Walk, distance walk benefits charity, Sept. 17.


LEVANDA: Vinarium Festival, grape harvest celebration, through Sept. 2.

MARIBOR: Festival Maribor, celebrates Baroque and chamber music, Sept. 14-Oct. 1.

UKANC: Cow’s Ball in Bohinj, cows descend from the mountains, Sept. 17.


COUNTRYWIDE: La Vuelta, cycling race, through Sept. 17.

MONTILLA: Grape harvest festival, Sept. 1-4.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, wine festival, Sept. 2-17.

MURCIA: Moors and Christians festival, Sept. 4-11.

SALAMANCA: Salamanca Fair, Sept. 7-15.

TARRAGONA: Santa Tecla Fiesta, Sept. 11-24.

CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Festival, Sept. 15-24.

LOGRONO: Rioja wine harvest festival, Sept. 16-22.

OVIEDO: America Day in Asturias, Sept. 19.

CUENCAS: San Mateo festivities, Sept. 21.

BARCELONA: La Merce Festival, Sept. 22-25.

SAN SEBASTIAN: International Film Festival, Sept. 22-30.

GROVE: Festival del Marisco, seafood festival, Oct. 5-15.


STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Fringe Festival, through Sept. 2.

STOCKHOLM: Baltic Sea Festival, celebrates symphonic music, through Sept. 2.

BOHUSLAN: Icebug Xperience, three-day, 75 km trail run, Sept. 1-3.

STOCKHOLM: Brazilian Day, Sept. 2.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival, Sept. 8-9.

STOCKHOLM: Half marathon, Sept. 9.

LUND: Culture Night, Sept. 16.

STOCKHOLM: Lidingoloppet, cross-country races of various distances, Sept. 23-24.


AVENCHES: Tattoo, military music and spectacle, through Sept. 2.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 2.

JUNGFRAU: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 8-9.

ZURICH: Knabenschiessen, volksfest, Sept. 9-11.

GRINDELWALD: Alpine cheese festival, Grosse Scheidegg, Sept. 16.

ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, Sept. 21-Oct. 14.

NEUCHATEL: Grape Harvest Festival, wine fest, Sept. 22-24.

LUCERNE: World Band Festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 1.

ZURICH: Zurich Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 8.

CHUR: Schlagerparade, Sept. 29-30.

NYON: Wine festival, Sept. 29-30.

HALLAU: Hallaugia, nostalgic wine festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music Weekend, folk music concerts, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

LUGANO: Autumn Festival, fair in pedestrian zone, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

MARTIGNY: Fair of Valais, Sept. 29-Oct. 8.


TENBY: Ironman Wales, Sept. 3.

HAWARDEN: Gladfest, literary festival, Sept. 8-9.

LLANDDWYN: Superfeet Sandman Triathlon, Sept. 9-10.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 16-17.

MOLD: Food Festival, Sept. 16-17.

PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 22-24.

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