October events calendar
Stars and Stripes October 3, 2022
LINZ: International Bruckner Festival, celebrates symphony music, through Oct. 11.
GRAZ: Steiriescherherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, through Oct. 16.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Culture Days, performances and concerts, through Oct. 23.
SOELL: Tour de Tirol, 3 day, 75 km running event at the Wilder Kaiser, Oct. 7-9.
LINDAU: 3 Laender am Bodensee, marathon passes through Austria, Switzerland and Germany, Oct. 9.
GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 9.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 13-16.
KAUNERTAL: Kaunertal Opening, celebrates start of ski and snowboard season with competitions and gear testing, Oct. 14-16.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 15-16.
VIENNA: Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 20-Nov. 1.
VIENNA: blickfang, design fair, MAK, Oct. 21-23.
SOELDEN: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening races, Rettenbach Glacier, Oct. 22-23.
MECHELEN: Bierfestival, Oct. 7-9.
ZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 8.
MONS: Half marathon, Oct. 9.
GENT: Film Fest Gent, Oct. 11-22.
HASSELT: Jenever Fest, celebrates gin-like drink, Oct. 15-16.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, festival of small breweries, Oct. 15-16.
MONS: Museum Night, Oct. 21.
BRUSSELS: Museum Night Fever, Oct. 22.
BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, Museum of Fantastic Art, Oct. 22-Nov. 6.
POPERINGE: Beer Festival, Oct. 29-30.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, military fair, Oct. 30.
DUBROVNIK: Good Food Festival, Oct. 13-16.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Restaurant Week, Oct. 14-23.
KRK: Island Trail, distance run, Oct. 15.
OMIS: Half Marathon, Oct. 22.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, through Nov. 24.
PRAGUE: Designblok, design and fashion week, Holesovice, Oct. 5-9.
PRAGUE: 4 + 4 Days in Motion International Festival of Contemporary Art, performing arts festival, Oct. 5-16.
PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinius and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 7-8.
PRAGUE: NHL Global Series: San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators, Oct. 7-8.
PRAGUE: Writers Festival, Oct. 10.
HRADEC KRALOVE: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 11-15.
PRAGUE: Bollywood Festival, Svetozor Cinema, Oct. 12-15.
PRAGUE: Signal Festival, festival of illuminations, Oct. 13-16.
PRAGUE: Crossroads Festival, theater festival, Oct. 17-20.
PRAGUE: Prague Coffee Festival, Prazhske trzhnice Holesovice, Oct. 22.
PRAGUE: Strings of Autumn, music festival, various dates between Oct. 23-Nov. 24.
JIHLAVA: International Documentary Film Festival, Oct. 25-30.
PRAGUE: Prague Car Festival, PVA Expo, Oct. 29-30.
COPENHAGEN: Buster, children’s film festival, through Oct. 9.
COPENHAGEN: World Press Photo Exhibition, Pressen, through Oct. 15.
HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 23.
COPENHAGEN: Ermitage Run, 13.3 km run through Dyrehaven, Oct. 9.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 13-Nov. 6.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late night openings around city, Oct. 14.
AARHUS: Aarhus International Guitar Festival, Oct. 15-22.
FREDERICKSHAFEN: Nordic Ink Festival, tattoo convention, Arena Nord, Oct. 27-29.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, through Oct. 9.
LONDON: NFL in London, games played on Oct. 9 and 30.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 5-16.
BANBURY: Banbury Folk Festival, Oct. 7-9.
LONDON: PAD London- Pavilion of Art and Design, Berkeley Square, Oct. 10-16.
LONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, Oct. 12-16.
LONDON: Discover Dogs, dog expo and fair, ExCeL London, Oct. 15-16.
LONDON: RumFest, ILEC Conference Centre, Oct. 15-16.
LONDON: Battersea Autumn, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 20-23.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Film Festival, Oct. 20-27.
LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, ExCeL, Oct. 21-23.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, Oct. 28-30.
TALLINN: Open House Tallinn, unique properties exceptionally open to public, Oct. 15-16.
HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Market, through Oct. 8.
HELSINKI: Helsinki International Horse Show, Oct. 19-23.
PARIS: Paris Fashion Week, through Oct. 4.
METZ: International Fair of Metz, through Oct. 10.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, through Oct. 15.
PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 5-9.
MARSEILLE: art3f, international salon of contemporary art, Oct. 7-9.
PARIS: 20 km de Paris, road race, Oct. 9.
CLERMONT-FERRAND: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine salon, Oct. 14-16.
LYON: Festival Lumiere, Grand Lyon Film Festival, Oct. 15-23.
BESANCON: Vinifrance, salon of French wines, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 21-23.
ANNECY LE VIEUX: Salon Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Espace Rencontre, Oct. 21-24.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Oct. 21-30.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
L’ISLE-SUR-LE-SOURGE: Antiques fair, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
PARIS: Rolex Paris Masters, tennis tournament, Oct. 29-Nov. 6.
HANNOVER: Oktoberfest Hannover, Schuetzenplatz, through Oct. 9.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, through Oct. 9.
NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE: German Wine Harvest Festival, through Oct. 10.
RUST: Traumatica, Halloween scares at Europa-Park, various dates through Nov. 12.
LUDWIGSBURG: Pumpkin Exhibition, Bluehendes Barock, through Dec. 4; highlights include heaviest pumpkin championships (European Oct. 9); carving show and exhibition Oct. 16 and pumpkin carving for the public Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-31.
FUERTH: Michaelis-Kirchweih, market and fair, through Oct. 16.
HASSLOCH: Halloween Fright Nights, Holiday Park, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 and 31.
RUST: Halloween at Europa-Park, through Nov. 6.
HEIDELBERG: Enjoy Jazz Festival, dates through Dec. 4.
BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER: Klangwelle, Oct. 6-9 and Oct. 13-16.
WEIMAR: Zwiebelmarkt, onion market and autumn festival, Oct. 7-9.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, Oct. 7-16.
DRESDEN: DAVE Club Culture Festival, Oct. 7-16.
NUREMBERG: Toepfermarkt, ceramics market, Oct. 8-9.
LEIPZIG: Festival of Lights, Oct. 9.
KAISERSLAUTERN: International Blues Festival, Kammgarn, Oct. 13-15.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, Oct. 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30.
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburger Mess’, fun fair, Messplatz, Oct. 14-24.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Oktoberkerwe, volksfest, Messeplatz, Oct. 14-24.
BREMEN: Bremer Freimarkt, volksfest, Oct. 14-30.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 15.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Oct. 15.
MAYEN: Lukasmarkt, volkfest, Oct. 15-23.
MUNICH: Auer Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 15-23.
TUEBINGEN: Jazz and Classic Days, Oct. 15-23.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Book Fair, Messe, Oct. 21-23.
RUEDESHEIM: Tage des Federweissen, celebrates new wine, Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30.
SPEYER: Herbstmesse, volksfest, Festplatz, Oct. 21-31.
PFUNGSTADT: Halloween at Burg Frankenstein, Oct. 21-23, 28-31 and Nov. 4-6.
MANNHEIM: Mein Hund, show for dog owners, Maimarktgelaende, Oct. 22-23.
LEIPZIG: Leipzig Jazz Days, Oct. 22-29.
INGOLSTADT: Ingolstadt Jazz Days, Oct. 22-Nov. 12.
BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse “Fine”, gourmet festival, Kurhaus, Oct. 28-30.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 30.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, market and volksfest, Oct. 30-Nov. 7.
MECHERNICH: Halloween at Burg Satzvey, Oct. 31.
BUDAPEST: Spar Marathon, Oct. 9.
BUDAPEST: Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Balna, Oct. 6-9.
DUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, through Oct. 16.
DUBLIN: Ireland Music Week, showcase of up-and-coming bands, Oct. 4-7.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Oct. 14-16.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 15.
SLIGO: Sligo Live- Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, Oct. 21-31.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-30.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 28-31.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 30.
TRIESTE: Barcolana, international regatta, through Oct. 9.
ROME: Romics, comics and cosplay fair, Fiera Roma, Oct. 6-9.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, Saturdays and Sundays only, Oct. 8-Dec. 4.
ROME: Rome Film Fest, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Oct. 13-23.
VERONA: ArtVerona, contemporary art fair, Veronafiere, Oct. 14-16.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 14-23.
VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 23.
TURIN: Movement- Torino Music Festival, electronic music festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.
LUCCA: Lucca Comics and Games, comics convention, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 29-30.
CITY: Cineast, Central and East European Film Festival, Oct. 6-23.
CITY: Night of Museums, Oct. 8.
BELVAL: Red Rock Challenge, mountain biking, trail running, and Nordic walking competitions, Oct. 8-9.
VIANDEN: Nut Market, Oct. 9.
GREVENMACHER: Distillery Day, Oct. 22-23.
VALLETTA: Rolex Middle Sea Race, yachting race, Oct. 22-29.
ALMERE: Floriale, horticultural exhibition, through Oct. 9.
AMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, Oct. 5-16.
EINDHOVEN: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 8-9.
ALKMAAR: Living Statues World Championship, Oct. 16.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 16.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, celebrates electronic dance music, Oct. 19-23.
AMSTERDAM: Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Oct. 26-30.
BERGEN: Bergen International Film Festival, Oct. 19-27.
LILLEHAMMER: Lillehammer Jazz Festival, Oct. 20-23.
OSLO: Oslo Motor Show, NOVA Spektrum, Oct. 28-30.
OSLO: Oslo World Music Festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 6.
SOPOT: Sopot Jazz Festival, Oct. 7-9.
KATOWICE: Rawa Blues, world’s biggest indoor blues festival, Oct. 8; in Spodek Oct. 12.
KRAKOW: Unsound Music Festival, Oct. 9-16.
WARSAW: Warsaw Tattoo Convention, Stadion Legia, Nov. 12-13.
BRAGA: International Photography Festival, through Oct. 30.
LISBON: Doclisboa, documentary film festival, Oct. 6-16.
LISBON: Lisbon Marathon, Oct. 9.
CASCAIS: Ironman 70.3 Portugal, Oct. 15.
VILAMOURA: Portugal Masters, golf tournament, Oct. 27-30.
CITY: Rally Legend, Oct. 13-16.
GLASGOW: Americana Festival, Oct. 5-9.
LERWICK: Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 6-10.
ABERDEEN: International Comedy Festival, Oct. 6-16.
ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, Oct. 7-9.
GLASGOW: MCM Comic Con Scotland, SEC, Oct. 8-9.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 14-31.
DUNDEE: Discovery Film Festival, targets young audiences, Oct. 22-Nov. 6.
ABERDEEN: Sound, festival of innovative new music, Oct. 26-30.
ORKNEY: Storytelling Festival, Oct. 27-30.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 13.
PERTH: Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 28-29.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Oct. 31.
KOSICE: International Jazz Festival, Oct. 4-6.
BRATISLAVA: Jazz Days, Oct. 21-23.
METLIKA: Mlada Portugalka, wine festival celebrates wine made from Portugieser grapes, Oct. 15.
LJUBLJANA: Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon, Oct. 23.
CADIZ: Alcances, documentary film festival, through Oct. 8.
O GROVE: Festival del Marisco, seafood festival, through Oct. 12.
ROTA: Fiestas Patronales de Rota, through Oct. 9.
SITGES: Fantastic Film Festival, Oct. 6-16.
SEVILLA: Seville Guitar Festival, Oct. 6-22.
SEVILLA: White Night, late night cultural happenings, Oct. 7.
BARCELONA: BAUM Festival, festival of art and urban movement, Fira de Barcelona, Oct. 7-9.
BARCELONA: Salonnautico, boat show, Port Vell, Oct. 12-16.
STOCKHOLM: Stockhom Beer and Whiskey Festival, Oct. 6-8.
STOCKHOLM: CinemAfrica, African film festival, Oct. 10-16.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Jazz Festival, Oct. 14-23.
MARTIGNY: Fair of Valais, through Oct. 9.
ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, through Oct. 15.
LUCERNE: Maas Autumn Fair, volksfest, Bahnhofplatz, through Oct. 16.
GRINDELWALD: Light Art Grindelwald, Oct. 7-16.
ASCONA: Chestnut Festival, Oct. 8.
PRAETTIGAU: Praettigauer Alp Spektakel, traditional Alpine fair, Oct. 8-9.
THUN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 8-9.
LENK: AlpKultur Days, autumn fair, Oct. 8-22.
LUGANO: Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km distance runs, Oct. 9.
ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Oct. 13-16.
BERN: Berner Weinmesse, showcases wines of the world, Oct. 14-23.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 15.
BELLINZONA: Autumn festival and cheese market, Oct. 15-16.
LAUSANNE: Tattoo Convention, Palais de Beaulieu, Oct. 28-30.
APPENZELL: Cheese Festival, Oct. 29-30.
BASEL: Autumn fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 29-Nov. 13.
LUCERNE: SwissCityMarathon, Oct. 30.
NEATH: Neath Food and Drink Festival, Oct. 7-8.
NEWPORT: Newport Food Festival, Oct. 8.
LLANGOLLEN: Llangollen Food Festival, Oct. 15.
CARDIFF: Swn Festival, music festival, Oct. 21-23.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon, Oct. 23.
CARDIFF: Cardiff International Film Festival, Oct. 28-30.