October events calendar for Europe
Stars and Stripes October 2, 2023
SALZBURG: Salzburg Culture Days, performances and concerts, Oct. 2-22.
COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 7.
GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 8.
LINDAU: 3 Laender am Bodensee, marathon passes through Austria, Switzerland and Germany, Oct. 8.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 14-15.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 19-22.
VIENNA: Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 19-31.
VIENNA: Pumpkin Festival, Am Himmel, Oct. 23-24 and 26.
SOELDEN: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening races, Rettenbach Glacier, Oct. 28-29.
CINEY: Puces et Salon des Antiquaires, flea market, Oct. 6-8.
GENT: Film Fest Gent, Oct. 10-21.
ZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 14.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, festival of small breweries, Oct. 14-15.
MONS: Mons Tattoo Convention, Expo, Oct. 14-15.
LIEGE: Hoppy Days, beer festival, Palais de Congres, Oct. 20-22.
HASSELT: Genever Fest, celebrates gin-like drink, Oct. 21-22.
BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, Museum of Fantastic Art, Oct. 21-Nov. 5.
POPERINGE: Beer Festival, Oct. 28-29.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, military fair, Oct. 29.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Marathon, Oct. 8.
DUBROVNIK: Good Food Festival, Oct. 9-22.
KRK: Island Trail, distance run, Oct. 14.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Restaurant Week, Oct. 14-22.
PRAGUE: Crossroads Festival, theater festival, New Stage, Oct. 5, 10 and 14-17.
PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinius and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 6-7.
PRAGUE: 4 + 4 Days in Motion International Festival of Contemporary Art, performing arts festival, Oct. 6-14.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, Oct. 7, 9 and 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 7.
PRAGUE: Festival of Delicate Tastes, tastings of international cuisine, New Town Hall, Oct. 8.
HRADEC KRALOVE: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 10-14.
PRAGUE: Signal Festival, festival of illuminations, Oct. 12-15.
PRAGUE: Prague Coffee Festival, Prazhske trzhnice Holesovice, Oct. 21-22.
JIHLAVA: International Documentary Film Festival, Oct. 24-29.
COPENHAGEN: World Press Photo Exhibition, Pressen, through Oct. 22.
COPENHAGEN: Ermitage Run, 13.3 km run through Dyrehaven, Oct. 8.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late night openings around city, Oct. 11.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween on the Mountain, scary play, Tivoli Park, Oct. 12-Nov. 5.
FREDERICKSHAFEN: Nordic Ink Festival, tattoo convention, Arena Nord, Oct. 27-29.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, through Oct. 8.
BEDFORD: Beer and Cider Festival, Oct. 4-7.
BIRMINGHAM: Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Oct. 4-8.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 4-15.
MANCHESTER: Indy Man Beer Con, beers from independent breweries, Victoria Baths, Oct. 5-8.
LONDON: NFL in London, games include Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Oct. 8 and Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium), Oct. 15.
LONDON: PAD London- Pavilion of Art and Design, Berkeley Square, Oct. 10-15.
LONDON: EGX, video games fair, ExCel, Oct. 12-15.
LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest style celebrations, Old Billingsgate, Oct. 19-20.
LONDON: Battersea Autumn, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 19-22.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Film Festival, Oct. 19-26.
LONDON: The London Snow Show, ExCel, Oct. 21-22.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, Oct. 27-29.
TALLINN: International Horse Show, Saku Suurhall, Oct. 6-8.
HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Market, through Oct. 7.
HELSINKI: Carnival of Lights, Linnamaki Amusement Park, Oct. 12-22.
HELSINKI: Helsinki International Horse Show, Oct. 18-22.
METZ: International Fair of Metz, through Oct. 9.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 7-21.
PARIS: 20 km de Paris, road race, Oct. 8.
PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 11-15.
MARSEILLE: art3f, international salon of contemporary art, Oct. 13-15.
LYON: Lumiere, Grand Lyon Film Festival, Oct. 14-22.
ANNECY LE VIEUX: Salon Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Espace Rencontre, Oct. 20-23.
PARIS: Paris Manga and Sci-Fi Show, Port de Versailles, Oct. 28-29.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
PARIS: Rolex Paris Masters, tennis tournament, Oct. 28-Nov. 5.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese, through Oct. 3.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, through Oct. 8.
NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE: German Wine Harvest Festival, through Oct. 9.
FUERTH: Michaelis-Kirchweih, market and fair, through Oct. 11.
LUDWIGSBURG: Pumpkin Exhibition, Bluehendes Barock, through Dec. 3.
HEIDELBERG: Enjoy Jazz Festival, Oct. 2-Nov. 4.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, Oct. 6-15.
TUEBINGEN: Duck Race, Oct. 7.
LEIPZIG: Festival of Lights, Oct. 9.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, dates between Oct. 12 and Oct. 29.
WEIMAR: Zwiebelmarkt, onion market, Oct. 13-15.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 14.
MAYEN: Lukasmarkt, volkfest, Oct. 14-22.
MUNICH: Auer Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 14-22.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Book Fair, Messe, Oct. 18-22.
RUEDESHEIM: Tage des Federweissen, celebrates new wine, Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Oktoberkerwe, volksfest, Messeplatz, Oct. 20-30.
SPEYER: Herbstmesse, volksfest, Festplatz, Oct. 20-31.
PFUNGSTADT: Halloween at Burg Frankenstein, dates between Oct. 20 and Nov. 4.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Oct. 21.
MAINZ: Rheinhessen Weinforum, Alte Lokhalle, Oct. 21-22.
MAYEN: Festival of Witches and Magicians, Oct. 28.
MECHERNICH: Halloween at Burg Satzvey, Oct. 28 and Oct. 31.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, market and volksfest, Oct. 28-Nov. 5.
INGOLSTADT: Ingolstadt Jazz Days, Oct. 22-Nov. 12.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 29.
BUDAPEST: Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris, Oct.19-22.
BUDAPEST: Pig Slaughter and Sausage Festival, Vasuttorteneti Park, Oct. 19-22.
DUBLIN: Ireland Music Week, showcase of up and coming bands, Oct. 3-6.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Oct. 7-15.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 14.
GALWAY: Galway Comedy Festival, Oct. 24-30.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-30.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 27-30.
SLIGO: Sligo Live- Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 29.
TRIESTE: Barcolana, international regatta, through Oct. 8
ROME: Romics, comics and cosplay fair, Fiera Roma, Oct. 5-8.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, Saturdays and Sundays only, Oct. 7-Dec. 3.
VERONA: ArtVerona, contemporary art fair, Veronafiere, Oct. 13-15.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 13-22.
ROME: Rome Film Fest, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Oct. 18-29.
VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 22.
BOLOGNA: Auto d’Epoca, classic auto exhibition, Fiera, Oct. 26-29.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 29.
CITY: Cineast, Central and East European Film Festival, Oct. 5-22.
CITY: Night of Museums, Oct. 14.
VIANDEN: Nut Market, Oct. 15.
GREVENMACHER: Distillery Day, Oct. 21.
VALLETTA: Notte Bianca, Oct. 7.
VALLETTA: Malta Classic, antique vehicles tour island, Oct. 5-8.
VALLETTA: Rolex Middle Sea Race, yachting race, Oct. 21-28.
LEIDEN: Leidens Ontzet, city historical festival, through Oct. 3.
AMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, Oct. 4-15.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 15.
BERGEN: Bergen International Film Festival, Oct. 18-26.
LILLEHAMMER: DolaJazz, jazz festival, Oct. 19-22.
OSLO: Oslo Motor Show, Nova Spectrum, Oct. 27-29.
OSLO: Oslo World Music Festival, Oct. 30-Nov. 5.
SOPOT: Sopot Jazz Festival, Oct. 5-7.
WARSAW: Warsaw Film Festival, Oct. 6-15.
KATOWICE: Rawa Blues, world’s biggest indoor blues festival, Oct. 7-10.
PORTO: autoClassico, classic auto expo, Exponor, Oct. 5-8.
LISBON: Lisbon Marathon, Oct. 8.
SANTAREM: National Gastronomy Festival, Casa do Campino, Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
CITY: Rally Legend, 12-15.
GLASGOW: Americana Festival, Oct. 4-8.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 13-29.
DUNDEE: Discovery Film Festival, targets young audiences, Oct. 21-Nov. 5.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 5.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Oct. 31.
BRATISLAVA: One World Film Festival, international documentary film festival, Nov. 3-9.
BRATISLAVA: Jazz Days, Oct. 20-22.
METLIKA: Mlada Portugalka, wine festival celebrates wine made from Portugieser grapes, Oct. 21.
LJUBLJANA: Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon, Oct. 2-22.
O GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 5-15.
SITGES: Fantastic Film Festival, Oct. 5-15.
BARCELONA: Salonnautico, boat show, Port Vell, Oct. 11-15.
A CORUNA: WOMEX, World Music Expo, Oct. 25-29.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
STOCKHOLM: CinemAfrica, African film festival, Oct. 20-29.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Jazz Festival, 13-22.
STOCKHOLM: NHL Global Series, Nov. Avicii Arena, Nov. 16-19.
LUCERNE: Maas Autumn Fair, volksfest, Bahnhofplatz, Oct. 1-16.
ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, through Oct. 14.
ASCONA: Autumn Fair, Oct. 7.
PRAETTIGAU: Praettigauer Alp Spektakel, traditional Alpine fair, Oct. 7-8.
BERN: Berner Weinmesse, showcases wines of the world, Oct. 13-22.
ASCONA: Chestnut festival, Oct. 14.
BELLINZONA: Autumn festival and cheese market, Oct. 14-15.
BASEL: Basler Weinmesse, showcases wines of the world, Messe, Oct. 28-Nov. 5.
BASEL: Autumn fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 28-Nov. 12.
LUCERNE: SwissCityMarathon, Oct. 29.
NEWPORT: Newport Food Festival, Oct. 13-15.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon, Oct. 22.