Europe sizzles with activity, especially in summer! Here is a sampling of some events on the docket as of Aug. 15, 2014.

AUSTRIAMÖRBISCH: Seefestspiele, operetta performances, through Aug. 23.

SALZBURG: International Fine Art Fair, through Aug. 24.

SEEBODEN: Knights Games, Burg Sommeregg, through Aug. 24.

BREGENZ: Festspiele, opera on Lake Constance, through Aug. 25.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, through Aug. 31.

SALZBURG: Festspiele, through Aug. 31.

GRAFENEGG: Musicfestival Grafenegg, classical music festival, through Sept. 7.

WIESEN: Sunsplash Festival, reggae fest, Aug. 23.

VIENNA: Holi Festival of Colors, Neu Marx, Aug. 23.

VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, antique autos and vintage car parade, Aug. 23-24.

ST. ANTON: Film Festival- Mountain, Men, Adventure, Aug. 27-30.

VIENNA: Vienna Summer Break, party weekend with music throughout city includes Nightride Aug. 29; street parade and Gürtel Nightwalk Aug. 30, and massive pool party Aug. 31.

SAALFELDEN: International Jazz Festival, Aug. 28-31.

BREGENZ: Harbor Festival, Aug. 29-31.

FAAK AM SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson meet-up, Sept. 2-7.

EISENSTADT: Haydntage, fest of music of Haydn and Beethoven at Esterhazy Castle, Sept. 4-14.

VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, Sept. 5-7.

EUGENDORF: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 161 km steep uphill race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 7.

PERTISAU AM ACHENSEE: Achensee Run, 23 km run along a panoramic trail, Sept. 7.

VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2014, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, Sept. 18-21.

HINTERTUX: Octoberfest, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 26-27.

BELGIUMANTWERP: Bollekesfeest, urban festival, through Aug. 24.

LOVENDEGEM (GHENT): Boombal Festival, folk dance and singer-songwriter festival, through Aug. 24.

BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American and Carribean festival, Bois de la Cambre, through Aug. 24.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 7.

ARCHENNES: Arch’en Bieres, festival of little-known beers, Aug. 23-24.

EUPEN: International street theatre festival, Aug. 23-24.

ATH: Procession of the Giants, giants re-enact battle of David and Goliath, Aug. 24.

BRUSSELS: Urban BBQ, top chefs create a picnic in Parc de La Woluwe, Aug. 24.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, over 70 free concerts on five stages, Aug. 29-31.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand Place, Sept. 5-7.

BRUSSELS: Comics Festival Belgium, Place des Palais, Sept. 5-7.

WERVIK: Celtic Night Geluwe, folk and pagan festival, Sept. 5-7.

SAINT-HUBERT: International hunting and nature days, Sept. 6-7.

SINT-GILLIS/DENDERMONDE: Bloemenkorso, flower parade, Sept. 7.

LIEGE: Dinner in the Sky, Sept. 10-13.

POPERINGE: Beer and Hops Festival, Sept. 19-21.

CROATIADUBROVNIK: Summer Festival, classic theater and ballet performances, through Aug. 25.

KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, through Aug. 31.

VUKOVAR: Vukovar Film Festival, with films from Danube River area, Aug. 25-30.

CZECH REPUBLICCHEB: Wallenstein celebration, historical festival, through Aug. 23.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Hip Hop Kemp, through Aug. 23.

PARDUBICE: wine festival, through Aug. 23.

PRAGUE: Noir Film Festival, through Aug. 24.

PRAGUE: Golf European Tour, Albatross Golf Resort, through Aug. 24.

PRAGUE: Shakuhachi Festival, largest festival of Japanese and contemporary music outside Japan, through Aug. 26.

PRAGUE: Letní Letná, circus and theater, through Sept. 2.

ČESKÝ BROD: Rock for People, open air music fest, Aug. 23.

BRNO: International Folklore Festival, Aug. 28-31.

PRAGUE: Harley Days Mejdan, biker party, Aug. 29-30.

SYCHROV: Scottish Games, Aug. 29-30.

PRAGUE: International Prague Car Festival, Letnany, Aug. 30-31.

ZATEC: Celebration of hops and beer, Sept. 5-6.

PRAGUE: Foodparade, Sept. 6-7.

DENMARKCOPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, through Aug. 31.


COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 24.

ODENSE: International Film Festival, Aug. 25-31.

HORSENS: European Medieval Festival, Aug. 29-30.

COPENHAGEN: Round Christiansborg, 2 km swim around palace and city landmarks, Aug. 30.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 3-7.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 24-28.

ENGLANDPETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, through Aug. 23.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek, through Aug. 26.

BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 9.

MANCHESTER: Pride Parade, Aug. 23.

PORTSMOUTH: International Kite Festival, Aug. 23-25.

NEWLYN: Newlyn Fish Festival, Aug. 25.

OXFORD: The Big Feastival, food festival with Jamie Oliver, Aug. 29-31.

LONDON: London Mela, Gunnersbury Park, Aug. 31.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, boutique music festival, Sept. 4-7.

LONDON: The Fire Garden by Carabosse, fire and light display by Battersea Power Station, Sept. 5-6.

CAMBRIDGE: Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 6.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 12-21.

DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, Imperial War Museums, Sept. 13-14.

TORQUAY: Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 14-21.

FINLANDHELSINKI: Helsinki Arts Festival, through Aug. 31.

SAVONLINNA: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Aug. 23.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 27-30.

FRANCEPARIS: Rock en Seine, outdoor rock fest, through Aug. 24.

CAEN: World Equestrian Games, world’s biggest equestrian event, Aug. 23-Sept. 7.

METZ: Marche aux Puces, flea market, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13.

MULHOUSE: Meteo Music Festival, Aug. 26-30.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l’Image, international festival of photojournalism, Aug. 30-Sept. 14.

EGUISHEIM: wine festival, Alsace’s biggest, Aug. 30-31.

DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, Sept. 5-14.

LILLE: Braderie, huge flea market, Sept. 6-7.

RIBEAUVILLÉ: Le Pfifferdaj, middle ages minstrels festival, Sept. 7.

MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 13.

MULHOUSE: Mondial de la Biere Europe, international tasting festival, Exposition Park, Sept. 11-14.

PARIS: Techno Parade, departs at noon from Place de la Republique, Sept. 13.

GERMANYBAUMHOLDER: Old Town Fest, through Aug. 24.

TRIER: ADAC Rallye Deutschland, racing event, through Aug. 24.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa, through Aug. 25.

SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND: Landesgartenschau, garden show, through Oct. 12.

STUTTGART: Wine Village, Aug. 27-Sept. 7.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine fest in Stadtpark, Aug. 28-31 and Sept. 4-7.

WIESBADEN: Folklore Festival, Kulturpark, Aug. 29-30.

FRANKFURT: Museumsuferfest, Aug. 29-31.

KARLSRUHE: Bierborse, Aug. 29-31.

AACHEN: Kurpark Classix, open air music fest, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

NUREMBERG: Herbstvolksfest, Aug. 29-Sept. 14.

WORMS: Backfischfest, volksfest, Aug. 30-Sept. 7.

BAD EMS: Bloemencorso, flower parade, Aug. 31.

AACHEN: Domspringen, pole vaulting in the area between the town hall and cathedral, Sept. 3.

FRANKFURT: Rheingau wine market on the Fressgass, Sept. 3-12.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Barbarossa-Fest “Swinging Lautern”, free live music program in the city, Sept. 4-6.

BONN: Bierborse, Sept. 5-7.

WIESBADEN: Taunusstrassenfest, Sept. 5-7.

MAINZ: RPR1 Rheinland Pfalz Open Air, free concerts on Gross Bleiche, Sept. 6.

AACHEN: European Arts and Crafts Market, city center near cathedral, free entry, Sept. 6-7.

RUSSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Scottish highland games, Sept. 6-7.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 12-13.

NUREMBERG: Tucher Knight Games, middle ages festival by city moats, Sept. 12-14.

BONN: Pützchens Markt, fun fair and market in Beuel-Pützchen district, Sept. 12-16.

BAD DURKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, wine fest, Sept. 12-16 and 19-22.

TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 13.

TRIER: Trier plays games, downtown becomes playground, Sept. 13.

SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet Half Marathon, Sept. 21.

WIESBADEN: Autumn Market, Sept. 25-28.

HUNGARYBUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 7.

BUDAPEST: Busho, short film festival, Sept. 2-7.

BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 10-14.

BUDAPEST: Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Sept. 14.

BUDAPEST: National Gallop- Nemzeti Vágta, Sept. 19 - 21.

IRELANDBANTRY: Masters of Tradition, traditional music fest, through Aug. 24.

DOOLIN: Craft Beer Festival, through Aug. 24.

DUNMORE EAST: Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, through Aug. 24.

MOVILLE: DylanFest on the Lough, festival celebrates Bob Dylan’s music, through Aug. 24.

WATERVILLE: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, through Aug. 24.

DÚN LAOGHAIRE: Ukulele Hooley, national ukulele festival, Aug. 23-24.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking Festival, Aug. 29-Oct. 5.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fashion Festival, Sept. 4-7.

DUBLIN: Tiger Dublin Fringe, Sept. 5-20.

DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, Sept. 18-Oct. 5.

KINSALE: Kinsale Arts Festival, Sept. 19-28.

ITALYMARINA DI PIETRASANTA: La Versiliana Festival, drama and theater, through Aug. 22.

SLUDERNO: Medieval games of Alto Adige, through Aug. 24.

FERRARA: Street Busker Festival, through Aug. 31.

VENICE: Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 6.

VENICE: Regata Storica, historical water pageant, Sept. 7.

LUXEMBOURGCITY: Scheuberfouer, volksfest, through Sept. 10.

NETHERLANDSSCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, through Aug. 23.

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, festival of classical music, through Aug. 24.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon, performing arts festival, through Aug. 31.

AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Aug. 23.

AMSTERDAM: Jazz in de Gracht, floating jazz fest, Aug. 28-30.

MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary fest, Aug. 28-31.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, national opening of the cultural season with thousands of performances in public spaces, Aug. 29-31.

IJMUIDEN: Harbour Festival, Aug. 30.

ROTTERDAM: VKV City Racing, Aug. 31.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, entry aboard many vessels, Sept. 5-7.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 7.

ZUNDERT: Corso Zundert, flower parade, Sept. 7-8.

AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, Sept. 12-14.

VALKENSWAARD: Bloemencorso, dahlia flower parade, Sept. 14.

PORTUGALVIANA DO CASTELO: Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia, through Aug. 24.

ESTORIL: craft fair, through Aug. 31.

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

PÊRA: FIESA, International Sand Sculptures Festival, this year’s theme is musicians, through Oct. 25.

CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, Aug. 28-31.

DOURO REGION: Douro Film Harvest, international and independent film festival, Sept. 10-21.

SINTRA: Sintra Portugal Pro, world bodyboarding championships, Sept. 23-28.

SCOTLANDEDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 23.

ARBROATH: Bell Rock Blues Festival, 34 bands perform free concerts, through Aug. 24.

EDINBURGH: West End Fair, contemporary open air art, craft and design far, Corner Princes Street & Lothian Road, through Aug. 24.

KIRKINTILLOCH: Canal Festival, through Aug. 24.

STRATHAVEN: Balloon Festival, through Aug. 24.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, through Aug. 25.

BRAEMAR: Highland Gathering, Sept. 6.

PITLOCHRY: Highland Games,Sept. 13.

SPAINBENACASSIM: Rototom Sun Splash, through Aug. 23.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: horse races on the beach, through Aug. 23.

BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, fiesta, through Aug. 24.

VILLAFRANCA DE PENEDES: Festa Major, through Aug. 29.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina, tomato food fight, Aug. 27.

LAREDO: Battle of the Flowers, Aug. 29.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales strong cheese fair, Aug. 31.

CADIZ: Alcances, Atlantic Film Festival, Sept. 6-13.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, Sept. 9-14.

SWITZERLANDZERMATT: Matterhorn Ultraks, trail race up the mountain, through Aug. 23.

SÄNTIS: Schwäägalp Wrestling, Aug. 24.

BASEL: International Theater Festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 7.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 6.

WALESLLANWRTYD WELLS: Mountain Bike Bogsnorkeling, Aug. 23.

PEMBROKESHIRE: Ironman Wales, Sept. 14.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 20-21.

PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 26-28.

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