The infamous running of the bulls takes place during the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, which is scheduled for July 6-14 this year.

The infamous running of the bulls takes place during the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, which is scheduled for July 6-14 this year. (iStock)


GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 21.

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

SALZBURG: Electric Love Festival, electronic music festival, July 4-6.

LITSCHAU: Schrammel Klang Festival, celebrates world music, July 5-7 and 12-14.

ERL: Tyrolean Festspiele, opera and chamber music, July 5-28.

INNSBRUCK: Promenade Concerts, performances by orchestras and marching bands, dates between July 5 and July 28.

ISCHGL: Culinary Pauznan, star chefs cook at mountain huts, July 5-Sept. 1.

VIENNA: World Beach Volleyball, July 9-14.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, July 11-Aug. 11.

MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “My Fair Lady” July 11-Aug. 17.

ISCHGL: Ultra Trail Pauznan-Ischgl, Alpine trail running event, July 12-13.

KREMS: Glatt und Verkehrt, world music festival in the Wachau Region, July 12-28.

BREGENZ: Bregenzer Festspiele, “Der Freischuetz” performed, July 17-Aug. 18.

LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 18-20.

SPITZ: Marillenkirtag, festival celebrates the apricot-like fruit, July 19-21.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, drama, opera and cultural events, July 19-Aug. 31.

LIENZ: Olala International Street Theater Festival, July 23-27.

VIENNA: Popfest Wien, July 25-28.

GRAZ: La Strada, street festival, July 26-Aug. 4.

SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg festival performances on Kapitelplatz, July 26-Aug. 31.

VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, July 28-Aug. 4.


BRUSSELS: Brussels International Film Festival, through July 3.

MIDDELKERKE: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is “Around the World in Sand,” through Sept. 8.

WERCHTER: Rock Werchter, rock festival, line-up includes Lenny Kravitz, Snow Patrol, The Pretenders and others, July 4-7.

GENT: Gent Jazz Festival, July 5-20.

BRUSSELS: Brosella Folk and Jazz, July 6-7.

BRUSSELS: Brussel Danst, dance party for Flanders Day, July 11.

LIEGE: Les Ardentes, music fest, July 11-14.

BRUGGE: Cactus Festival, world music fest, Minnewater Park, July 12-14.

Genk: Afro Latino Festival, music fest, Thor Park, July 13-14.

BRUSSELS: Foire du Midi, fun fair, July 13-Aug. 18.

DOUR: The Dour Festival, multi-genre music fest, July 17-21.

THE HAGUE: Summertime Festival, Grote Markt, July 18-20.

SPA: Francofolies, shows by French speaking singers, July 18-21.

BRUGGE: Bavik Super Dagen, festival on market square, July 19-21.

CINEY: Antiques Fair, July 19-21.

GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, July 19-28.

BOOM: Tomorrowland, July 19-21 and July 26-28.

BRUSSELS: Resto National, mussels, fries and live entertainment, Place de jeu de balle, July 21.

COUNTRYWIDE: Belgian National Day, July 21.

BOECHOUT: Sfinks Festival, free-entry family festival, July 25-28.

ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, carnival and culture fest, July 26-27.

SPA: Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Francorchamps Formula 1 circuit, July 26-28.


SIBENIK: International Children’s Festival, through July 6.

ZAGREB: Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, through July 7.

OPATIJA: Liburnia Jazz Festival, July 5-7.

TABOR: Tabor Film Festival, July 6-9.

DUBROVNIK: Summer Festival, open air dance, music and theater performances, July 10-Aug. 25.

PULA: Pula Film Festival, July 11-18.

SPLIT: Ultra Europe, electronic music festival, July 12-14.

SIBENIK: Supertoon, animation festival, July 22-26.

RAB: Rabska Fjera, medieval festival, July 25-27.

ZAGREB: Courtyards Festival, July 26.

Czech Republic

KARLOVY VARY: International Film Festival, through July 6.

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV: Chamber Music Festival, through July 7.

OSTRAVA: Beats for Love, electronic music festival, July 3-6.

PRAGUE: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free performances in Royal Gardens, July 9; also Pilsen July 10; Brno July 15-16.

PRAGUE: Behind the Door, street festival, July 10-16.

ZNOJMO: Znojmo Music Festival, July 10-28.

VIZOVICE: Masters of Rock, rock fest, July 11-14.

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, July 12-Aug. 3.

SVIJANY: Beer Fest, July 13.

DOLNI VITKOVICE: Colours of Ostrava, line-up includes Queens of the Stone Age, Sam Smith, Lenny Kravitz, James Blake, Sean Paul and others, July 17-20.

PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, July 18-20.

PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 18-21.

MOST: World Superbike Championship, July 19-21.

LIBEREC: Venetian Night, July 25-28.


ROSKILDE: Roskilde Festival, rock fest, through July 6.

NIBE: Nibe Festival, small music festival, July 3-6.

SKAGEN: Skagen Festival, music festival, July 4-7.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 5-14.

JELS: Viking Plays, open air performances, July 5-21.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 20.

AALBORG: Denmark celebrates U.S. Independence Day, Rebild National Park, July 4.

SOENDERBORG: Tilting at the Ring, competitions on horseback and festival, July 12-15.

AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, July 13-20.

AARHUS: Moesgard Viking Moot, July 25-28.


LONDON: RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, Saatchi Gallery, June 14-July 28

EAST MOLESEY: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, July 2-7.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Henley Royal Regatta, rowing competitions, July 2-7.

WINCHESTER: Winchester Hat Fair, street festival, July 5-7.

LONDON: Buckingham Palace open to visitors, July 11-Sept. 29.

LONDON: Wireless Festival, hip-hop, R&B and dance music fest, Finsbury Park, July 12-14.

TEWKESBURY: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, town center, July 13-14.

KNUTSFORD: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, July 17-21.

KEMPSFORD: The Royal International Air Tattoo, world’s largest military airshow, RAF Fairford, July 19-21.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival, July 19-28.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, July 25-28.

WARWICK: Warwick Folk Festival, July 25-28.

NANTWICH: The Nantwich Show, agricultural show, July 31.


TALLINN: Medieval Days in Tallinn Old Town, July 5-7.

TALLINN: Tall Ships in Port, July 11-14.

HAAPSALU: American Beauty Auto Show, auto show, drag race and meet-up, Haapsalu Castle courtyard, July 12-14.


HELSINKI: Tall Ships in Port, July 4-7; also in Turku, July 18-21.

HELSINKI: Chamber Music Festival, July 4-5.

SONKAJARVI: International Wife Carrying Championships, July 5-6.

DALSBRUK: Baltic Jazz Festival, July 5-7.

HYRYNSALMI: Swamp Soccer World Championships, July 12-13.

PORI: Pori Jazz, lineup includes Jason Derulo, Keo Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk and others, July 12-20.

HELSINKI: Great Beers, Small Breweries, traditional microbrewery beers presented, Kaisaniemi Park, July 17-20.


PARIS: Fete du Cinema, reduced prices at movie theaters, through July 3.

COUNTRYWIDE: Tour de France, through July 21; this year’s race finishes in Nice.

COUNTRYWIDE: summer sales, through July 23.

PARIS: Pestacles, festival for young audiences, Parc Floral, dates through Sept. 4.

PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, Parc Floral, dates through Sept. 8.

PARIS: Festival Paris de l’Ete, theater, dance and circus highlighted, July 3-16.

MULHOUSE: Scenes de Rue, street festival, July 4-7.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows in the bay, July 4, 14 and 22 and Aug. 17, 14 and 24.

BAR-LE-DUC: Renaissance Festival, July 5-7.

COLMAR: Colmar International Festival, features trumpet, bass and wind instruments, July 5-14.

MOIRAINS EN MONTAGNE: Ideklik, festival geared towards ages 3-13, July 10-13.

BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, July 10-14.

NEUVE-EGLISE: Decibulles, music fest, July 12-14.

STRASBOURG: Jazz a la Petite France, free jazz festival, July 12-14.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, July 13.

COUNTRYWIDE: Bastille Day, fireworks and parades, July 13-14.

EGUISHEIM: Wine Festival, July 16-18.

BERGHEIM: Gewurztraminer Festival, July 20-21.

COLMAR: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace, wine festival with extensive cultural program, July 28-Aug. 6.


BAD WIMPFEN: Talmarkt, volksfest, through July 2.

MINDELHEIM: Frundsbergfest, medieval festival, through July 5.

AACHEN: CHIO, World Equestrian Festival, through July 7.

MUNICH: Filmfest Munchen, open air film festival, through July 7.

MUNICH: Tollwood Summer Festival, through July 21.

ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Ambassadors of Music, groups of students from the U.S. perform on the market square, July 2, 5, 14, 17, 20 and 23.

BADEN-BADEN: Summer Nights, summer party in the park, July 4-6.

REGENSBURG: Bavarian Jazz Weekend, July 4-7.

RUDOLSTADT: Rudolstadt Festival, world, folk and roots music festival, July 4-7.

KROEV: Heimatfieber, folk and wine festival, July 4-8.

MUNICH: Kocherlball dance classes, free Bavarian dance lessons, Hofbrau Haus, July 4, 11 and 18.

COLOGNE: Summerjam, reggae festival, Fuehlinger See, July 5-7.

BERLIN: BMW Motorcycle Days, July 5-7.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Old Town Festival, July 5-7.

ELLINGEN: Fuerst Carl Bierfest, Schlossbrauerei, July 5-8.

ELTVILLE AM RHEIN: Sekt and Biedemeierfest, July 5-8.

MAINZ-HECHTSHEIM: Wine fest in Kirchenstueck, July 5-8.

WUERZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, July 5-21.

RUEDESHEIM AND BINGEN: Rhine in Flames, July 6.

NUREMBERG: Wine Fest, July 9-14.

HANNOVER: Kleines Fest im Grossen Garten, July 10-28.

HEIDELBERG: Old Timer Rally, antique cars on the market place, July 11-13.

SPEYER: Brezelfest, volksfest, July 11-16.

KAUFBEUREN: Taenzelfest, historical festival performed by children, July 11-22.

BAD BERTRICH: Beer Festival and Summer Night Dance, July 12-13.

ANGELBACHTAL: Highland Games, July 12-14.

STUTTGART: Africa Festival, July 12-14.

COBURG: International Samba Festival, July 12-14.

BITBURG: European Folklore Festival, July 12-15.

TRABEN-TRARBACH: Moselwein Festival, wine fest, July 12-15.

WIESBADEN: Schierstein Harbor Fest, July 12-15.

DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, children’s historical festival, July 12-21.

DUESSELDORF: Rheinkirmes, huge volksfest, July 12-21.

REGENSBURG: Thurn und Taxis Palace Festival, line-up includes Kool & the Gang, Zucchero and others, July 12-21.

KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, July 12-14, July 18-21 and July 26-28.

BERLIN: State Opera for All, free performance, July 13.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: White Night, guests come to dinner dressed in white, July 13.

BAD WIMPFEN: Montmartre Flair, art festival, July 13-14.

TRIER: Craftsmen’s Market, July 13-14.

STUTTGART: Jazz Open Stuttgart, July 18-29.

BAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival, July 19-21.

COLOGNE: Christopher Street Day, Pride festival July 19-21; parade July 21.

STUTTGART: Summer Festival of Cultures, free world music concerts, July 19-24.

BERLIN: Fiesta Latina, July 19-27.

MUNICH: Summer Night’s Dream, fireworks and music in Olympiapark, July 20.

STUTTGART: Lichterfest, Killesberg Park, July 20.

MAYEN: Roman Fest, July 20-21.

ULM: Ulm Schwoerwochenende, July 20-22.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, July 20; also Aug. 17; Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.

MUNICH: Kocherlball, traditional morning dance and meet-up by the Chinese Tower, July 21.

NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, July 21 and Aug. 3.

BAD KISSINGEN: Rakoczy-Fest, historical festival, July 26-28.

Enjoy free concerts in Nuremberg from July 26-28 at Bardentreffen.

Enjoy free concerts in Nuremberg from July 26-28 at Bardentreffen. (Karen Bradbury/Stars and Stripes)

NUREMBERG: Bardentreffen, free concerts, July 26-28.

ZWEIBRUECKEN: Stadtfest, July 26-28.

FORCHHEIM: St. Anna Fest, volksfest and beer celebration, July 26-Aug. 5.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, celebrates Richard Wagner, July 24-Aug. 27.

BERLIN: Christopher Street Day, July 27.

KULMBACH: Kulmbacher Bierwoche, volksfest, July 27-Aug. 4.

MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, July 27-Aug. 8.


BUDAPEST: Hungarian Grand Prix, July 21.


GALWAY: Galway Film Fleadh, international film festival, July 9-14.

BANTRY: West Cork Literary Festival, July 12-19.

GALWAY: Galway International Arts Festival, July 15-28.

CAUSEWAY COAST: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, July 20-21.

ROSTREVOR: Fiddler’s Green International Festival, July 24-28.

DUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival, July 27-Aug. 5.


ISCHIA: Ischia Film Festival, through July 6.

SPOLETO: Festival of Two Worlds, highlights opera, dance, music and theater, through July 14.

VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, various dates through Sept. 7.

SIENA: Palio, horse race, July 2 and Aug. 16.

COLMURANO: Artistrada Buskers Festival, July 4-7.

COURMAYEUR: Celtica, international festival of Celtic culture, July 4-7.

RIMINI: La Notte Rossa, fireworks and cultural happenings along the coast, July 5-7.

SCORRANO: Festival of Illuminations, July 5-9.

TAORMINA: Taormina Film Fest, July 12-19.

PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, July 12-21.

PALERMO: Fest of Saint Rosalia, July 13-15.

CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 17-21.

VENICE: Festival of the Redeemer, July 20-21.

VINCI: Festival of the Unicorn, July 26-28.


RIGA: Early Music Festival, highlights Baroque music, July 9-13.

SALACGRIVA: Positivus Festival, largest rock festival in Baltics, July 19-20.


ESCHEN: LiGiTa, Liechtenstein Guitar Days, July 6-13.


ETTELBRUCK: Agricultural Fair, July 5-7.

DIFFERDANGE: Blues Express, free open-air blues festival, July 13.

BETTEMBOURG: Night of Marvels, professional street artists perform, July 12-13.

CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, free open air music festival, July 20.

CONTERN: International Comic Strip Festival, July 20-21.

VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, Castle, July 27-Aug. 4.


VICTORIA: Victoria International Arts Festival, classical music concerts, through July 15.

VALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, July 8-13.

FLORIANA: Isle of MTV Malta, free concert July 16, followed by island-wide festival of pop music, July 17-21.


MONTE-CARLO: Monte Carlo Summer Festival, July 6-Aug. 16.


AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 14.

AMSTERDAM: Julidans, international contemporary dance festival, July 3-13.

AMSTERDAM: Over Het IJ, festival of theatre, DJ music and food, NDSM Werf, Amsterdam Noord, July 11-14.

ROTTERDAM: North Sea Jazz Festival, line-up includes Joss Stone, Corrine Baily Rae, Sting and others, July 12-14.

AMSTERDAM: Kwaku Summer Festival, July 13-Aug. 4.

NIJMEGEN: International Four Days Marches, international walking event, July 16-19.

LICHTENVOORDE: Zwarte Cross Festival, music, motocross, stunts and camping weekend, July 18-21.

AALSMEER: Aalsmeer Flower Festival, July 21-23.

ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, cultural festival, July 26-27.


OSLO: Pride Parade, July 1.

KONGSBERG: Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 3-6.

FORDE: Forde Festival, traditional and world music festival, July 3-7.

KAFJORD: Riddu Riddu, international indigenous festival, July 10-13.

MOLDE: Moldejazz, international jazz festival, July 15-20.


GDYNIA: Open’er Festival, lineup includes Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Hozier and others, July 3-6.

WARSAW: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, July 4-7.


ERICEIRA: Sumol Summer Fest, music fest on beach, July 5-6.

MECO: Super Bock Super Rock Festival, July 17-20.

VILA NOVA DE GAIA: Mares Vives, music festival, lineup includes Black Eyed Peas, The Script and others, July 19-21.

PORTO COVO: FFM Sines, world music festival, July 20-22; Sintra July 23-27.


SATU MARE: Street Music Festival, July 7-9.

SIBIU: ARTmania, heavy metal fest, July 26-28.


TIREE: Tiree Music Festival, July 12-14.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, July 12-21.

INVERNESS: Inverness Highland Games, July 13.

OUTER HEBRIDES: HebCelt, Celtic music festival, various venues around islands, July 17-20.

PERTH: Rewind Scotland: The 80s Festival, Scone Palace, July 19-21.


NOVI SAD: Exit Festival, July 10-14.


BRATISLAVA: Rainbow Pride, July 20.


LJUBLJANA: Ana Desetnica, street theater festival, through July 7.

LJUBLJANA: Ljubljana Festival, through Sept. 3.

LJUBLJANA: Ljubljana Jazz Festival, July 10-13.

BLED: Bled Days, crafts market and concerts, July 21-23.


JAEN: Folk del Mundo, folklore celebration of song and dance, through July 6.

TORTOSA: Tortosa Jazz Festival, through July 13.

SAN JAVIER: San Javier Jazz Festival, through July 22.

BARCELONA: Grec Festival, celebrates theater, dance and circus, through Aug. 4.

BADAJOZ: Flamenco and Fado Festival, July 2-6.

TARRAGONA: International Fireworks Competition, July 3-6.

GETXO: International Jazz Festival, July 3-7.

CORDOBA: Guitar Festival, July 3-13.

SEVOGIA: Folk Sevogia, July 4-7.

HITA: Medieval Theater Festival, July 5-7.

LEKEITIO: Kaleka, festival of street arts, July 5-7.

VILAFRANCA DE PENEDES, Vijazz, jazz and wine festival, July 5-7.

MADRID: Pride Parade, July 6.

PAMPLONA: Festival of San Fermin, July 6-14.

MADRID: Mad Cool Festival, lineup includes Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, The Smashing Pumpkins and others, July 10-13.

BILBAO: BBK Live, rock music festival, July 11-13.

A CORUNA: Ortigueira International Celtic Music Festival, July 11-14.

NAVA: Festival de la Sidra, cider fest, July 12-14.

VITORIA-GASTEIZ: Jazz Festival, July 17-20.

BADAJOZ: Extremadura International Folk Festival, July 17-23.

CASTELLON: FIB Benicassim International Festival, July 18-20.

TORTOSA: Renaissance Festival, July 18-21.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival, July 21-25.

VILLAJOYOSA: Moors and Christian Festival, July 24-31.


STOCKHOLM: Once Upon a Time Festival, electronic music fest, July 5-7.

FALSTERBO: Horse Show, July 6-14.

AMAL: Amal Blues Festival, July 11-14.

KARLSHAMN: Karlshamn Baltic Festival, July 17-20.

GOTLAND: Chamber Music Festival, July 21-26.


ZUG: ZugMAGIC, multimedia and water shows, July 1-31.

WEGGIS: Rose Festival, July 5-7.

ZURICH: Caliente, Latin American culture and music festival, July 5-7.

SAAS FEE: Gourmet Trail, July 7.

MONTREUX: Jazz Festival, July 5-20.

FRAUENFELD: Open Air Frauenfeld, rock festival, Grosse Allmend, July 11-13.

LUGANO: Longlake, concerts and street artists, July 11-28.

BERN: Gurten Festival, rock fest, July 17-20.

GRINDELWALD: Eiger Ultra Trail, July 17-21.

BASEL: Tattoo, July 19-27.

NYON: Paleo Festival, music festival, July 23-28.

LUGANO: Lugano Buskers Festival, July 24-28.

INTERLAKEN: Gauklerfest, street festival, July 26-28.

NENDAZ: International Alphorn Festival, volksfest, July 27-28.


LLANGOLLEN: International Musical Eistedfodd, cultural festival, through July 13.

GOWER: Gower Festival, highlights classical music, July 1-13.

CARDIFF: International Food & Drink Festival, July 5-7.

BRECON BEACONS: The Fan Dance, mountaintop race, July 6-7.

SWANSEA: Wales National Air Show, July 6-7.

SWANSEA: Parasport Festival, all para athletes are welcome to compete, July 8.

CARDIFF: Tafwyl Fair, highlights Welsh culture and artists, Bute Park, July 12-14.

POWYS: Brecon Choir Festival, July 18-21.

GWYNEDD: International Snowdon Race, foot race across Wales’ highest peak, July 20.

LLANELWEDD: Royal Welsh Show, agricultural fair, July 22-25.

EBBW VALE: Steelhouse Festival, international classic rock fest, July 26-28.

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