Festival season is in high gear this month in Germany and across the Continent.

Festival season is in high gear this month in Germany and across the Continent. (iStock)


GRAZ: La Strada, street festival, through Aug. 5.

LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, through Aug. 6.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 6.

VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, through Aug. 6.

MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Mamma Mia” through Aug. 20.

BREGENZ: Bregenzer Festspiele , Carmen performed, through Aug. 20.

SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg festival performances on Kapitelplatz, through Aug. 27.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music , dates through Aug. 29.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, drama, opera and cultural events, through Aug. 31.

VIENNA: Film Festival at the City Hall , free performances through Sept. 3.

SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments, Sommeregg Castle, Aug. 1-20.

VIENNA: Vienna Major, beach volleyball European championships, Donauinsel, Aug. 2-6.

STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, “Falco meets Queen” tribute show, Aug. 3-5.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen , open-air opera performances in a disused quarry, this year’s production is “Carmen,” Aug. 3-6, 10-13 and 17-20.

ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike , Aug. 4-5.

FINKENBERG: Schürzenjäger Open Air , Aug. 5.

WEIZ: Dixie and Swing Festival, Aug. 9-13.

KLAGENFURT: Altstadt Magic, free world music concerts, Aug. 11-12.

BAD ISCHGL: Imperial Days, historical fest celebrates birthday of Emperor Franz Josef I, Aug. 11-18.

VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, Aug. 11-28.

GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival , international orchestras perform, Aug. 11-Sept. 3.

SALZBURG: Art and Antique, antiques fair, Residenz Salzburg, Aug. 12-20.

ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, pop and rock festival, lineup includes Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Robin Schulz and others, Aug. 17-19.

SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 17-20.

LECH: The White Ring, trail running event, Aug. 19.

HALBTURN: Lipizzan and Friends, horse show at Halbturn Palace Park, Aug. 20.

ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton, Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 23-26.

KLAGENFURT: Pink Lake, LGBTQ friendly gathering at the Wörthersee, Aug. 24-27.

BRIXENTAL: Bergleuchten, mountains around Wild Kaiser lit up with flames, Aug. 26.

SCHARNITZ: Karwendelmarsch, trail run and hike, Aug. 26.

VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 26.

VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic autos on show, Aug. 26-27.


BRUSSELS: Foire du Midi, fun fair, through Aug. 20.

OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is “Fairy Tales,” through Sept. 10.

GEEL: Reggae Geel , reggae festival, Aug. 4-5.

DRANOUTER: Festival Dranouter, folk and music festival, Aug. 4-6.

GOUVY: Jazz and Blues Festival , Aug. 4-6.

LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place St. Lambert, Aug. 4-6.

BRUGGES: MA Festival, highlights early music, Aug. 4-13.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 5.

ZEEBRUGGE: We Can Dance, electronic music festival, Aug. 5-6 and Aug. 12-13.

LEUVEN: Hapje Tapje , culinary fest, Aug. 6.

BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9.

ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride , Aug. 9-13; parade takes place Aug. 12.

OSTEND: Paulus Feesten, city festival, Aug. 9-15.

MINDERHOUT: Antilles Fest, Caribbean-themed festivities, Aug. 10-12.

BRUSSELS: Flower Time, Town Hall and Grand Place decorated with flowers, Aug. 11-15.

ANDENNE: Grande Brocante, Aug. 15.

ANTWERP: Rubens Market, features vendors in period costume, Aug. 15.

DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.

HASSELT: Pukkelpop , popular music fest, Aug. 17-20.

HUY: Festival d’Art de Huy, music fest, Aug. 17-22.

ANTWERP: Bollekesfeest, culinary festival, Aug. 18-20.

ANTWERP: Reie Festival, arts festival on and around the canals, Aug. 18-20.

EUPEN: Haaste Toene?!, street theatre and world music fest, Aug. 18-20.

JAMBES-NAMUR: World Folklore Festival, Aug. 18-21.

TEMPLOUX: Brocante, antiques and flea market, Aug. 19-20.

LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 24-27.

VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, Aug. 25-26.

ZEEBRUGGE: Bomboclat, world music fest, Aug. 25-26.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, The EGG Brussels, Aug. 25-27.

MECHELEN: Maan Rock, free rock festival, Aug. 25-27.

NAMUR: Les Solidarites, music festival at the Citadel, Aug. 25-27.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, Aug. 25-27.

ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, folkloric dances, Aug. 25-28.

HERVE: Street Arts Festival, Aug. 26-27.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: Sarajevo Film Festival, Aug. 11-18.

MOSTAR: Red Bull Cliff Diving, Mostar Bridge, Sept. 9.


DUBROVNIK: Summer Festival, open air dance, music and theater performances, through Aug. 25.

KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 17-20.

KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, free concerts, Aug. 25-29.

TISNO: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, The Garden Resort, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

Czech Republic

BRNO: International Guitar Festival, through Aug. 5.

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 5.

HRIMEZDICE: HighJump, cliff diving, Aug. 4-5.

JOSEFOV: Brutal Assault, heavy metal fest, Aug. 9-12.

BRNO: Brno Day, historical re-enactments at Spilberk Castle, Aug. 11-13.

DOMAZLICE: Chodsko Festival, folklore fest, Aug. 11-13.

PRAGUE: Prague Pride Parade, Aug. 12.

OSTRAVA: Folklore without Borders, folk group performances, Aug. 14-18.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 17-Sept. 3.

SYCHROV: Highland Games, celebrates Scottish culture and heritage, Aug. 19.

PRAGUE: Noir Film Festival, Aug. 24-27.

CHEB: Wallenstein Festival, historical celebrations, Aug. 25-26.

PARDUBICKÝ: Wine Festival, Castle, Aug. 25-26.

PILSEN: Busking Fest, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.


ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): Hamlet Live, characters appear during guided tour, Kronborg Castle, through Aug. 31.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 22.

ELSINORE: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, Aug. 3-13.

COPENHAGEN: Historical Grand Prix, Bellahoj Park, Aug. 4-6.

COPENHAGEN: Stella Polaris , free electronic fest, Frederiksberg Garden, Aug. 5.

KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival , classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, Aug. 6-17.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, Aug. 11-20.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 16-20.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 18-27.

COPENHAGEN: Pride Parade, Aug. 19.

COPENHAGEN: Ironman, triathlon, Aug. 20.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor , music, dance and theatre, Aug. 26-27.

COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival , electronic music fest, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.


COWES: Cowes Week, sailing regatta, through Aug. 4.

LONDON: Buckingham Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 24.

STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Stockton International Riverside Festival , Aug. 3-6.

SIDDINGTON: Rewind North, 80s Festival, lineup includes UB40, Squeeze and others, Capesthorne Hall, Aug. 4-6.

NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Festival , Sherwood Forest Country Park, Aug. 4-6, Aug. 19-20 and Aug. 26-28.

BRIGHTON: Pride Parade, Aug. 5.

LEICESTER: Caribbean Carnival, Victoria Park, Aug. 5.

HERTFORD: Rock at the Castle, free music festival, Hertford Castle, Aug. 6.

NEWQUAY: Boardmasters Festival, music and surfing festival, Aug. 9-13.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons, Aug. 10-13.

LONDON: London Craft Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock, Aug. 11-12.

SHREWSBURY: Shrewsbury Flower Show , Aug. 11-12.

PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Festival Championships , Aug. 16-17.

EASTBOURNE: Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Aug. 17-20.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Rewind South, 80s Festival, lineup includes UB40, Nik Kershaw, ABC and others, Aug. 18-20.

LONDON: Field Day, Victoria Park, Aug. 19.

NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 19-20.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, folk artists perform, Aug. 19-25.

PETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, Aug. 22-26.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek Festival, Aug. 23-29.

WADEBRIDGE: Cornwall Folk Festival, Aug. 24-28.

KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food and music, Alex James’ farm, Aug. 25-27.

PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, lineup includes Kasabian, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Mumford and Sons, Ellie Goulding and others, Aug. 25-27.

LINCOLN: Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle and other venues, Aug. 25-28.

LONDON: Big London Tattoo Show, ExCel, Aug. 26-27.

OXFORD: Foodies Festival , South Parks, Aug. 26-28.

LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 27-28.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.


TALLINN: International Organ Festival , Aug. 4.

PARNU: Guild Days , craftsmen’s market, Aug. 4-5.

HAAPSALU: Augustibluus, blues festival, Aug. 4-6.

TARTU: Tartu Food and Wine Festival , Aug. 4-6.

TALLINN: Birgitta Festival , musical theatre, Pirita convent ruins, Aug. 4-13.

KASMU: Viru Folk, folk music festival, Aug. 11-13.

TALLINN: Chamber Music Festival , Aug. 23-30.

TALLINN: Food Truck Festival , Song Grounds, Aug. 25-26.


HELSINKI: Helsinki Biennial , contemporary art festival, through Sept. 17.

HELSINKI: Flow Festival, music festival, Aug. 11-13.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 17-Sept. 3; includes Night of the Arts Aug. 17.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 23-25.


MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac, lineup includes Pat Metheny, Joe Bonamassa, Popa Chubby, Norah Jones, Suzanne Vega and others, through Aug. 5.

MENTON: Menton Festival of Music, through Aug. 5.

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

PARIS: L'Ete du canal, l'Ourcq en fetes, open-air entertainment by a canal, weekends only, through Aug. 13.

PARIS: La Villette Open Air Film Festival, free screenings, through Aug. 20.

PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Aug. 22.

PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, fun fair at Jardin des Tuileries, through Aug. 27.

PARIS: Pestacles, festival for young audiences, Parc Floral, dates through Sept. 6.

PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, Parc Floral, dates through Sept. 7.

ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 2-6.

CANNES: Les Plages Electroniques, electro music fest, Aug. 4-6.

LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 4-13.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows in the bay, Aug. 8, 15 and 24.

DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 11-15.

L’ISLE-SUR-LE-SOURGE: International Fair, flea market features art and antiques, Aug. 11-15.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 12.

MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.

AURILLAC: Street Theatre Festival, Aug. 23-26.

PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Aug. 23-27.

MONT BLANC: Ultra Trail, Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

PARIS: Jazz at La Villette, Aug. 30-Sept. 10.


KULMBACH: Kulmbacher Bierwoche, volksfest, through Aug. 6.

MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, through Aug. 6.

MUNICH: Sommerfestival, Olympia Park, through Aug. 20.

HAMBURG: Hamburger DOM, massive fun fair, through Aug. 20.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, celebrates Richard Wagner, through Aug. 28.

WACKEN: Wacken Open Air, hard rock festival, through Aug. 5.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Alpentestival, free trials of mountain sports and equipment, Aug. 3-6.

GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, motorcycle and auto show with live bands, Aug. 3-6.

FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 4-5.

BAMBERG: Blues & Jazz Festival, Aug. 4-6.

BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, celebrates shanty music, Aug. 4-6.

FREISEN: Middle Ages Market, Hermbacherhof, Aug. 4-6.

GRAFENWOEHR: German-American Folk Fest, Camp Kasserine, Aug. 4-6.

KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missile Base Pydna, Aug. 4-6.

SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug. 4-6.

SANKT-WENDEL: Zauberhaftes St. Wendel, street magicians perform, Aug. 4-6.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 4-7.

FURTH IM WALD: Slaying the Dragon, re-enactment, Aug. 4-20.

NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, Aug. 5.

HAMBURG: Pride Parade, Aug. 5.

KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 5.

STUTTGART: Muddy Angel Run, women’s 5 km run through obstacle course, Aug. 5.

TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto free cycling, Aug. 6.

ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 10-13.

ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Taubertal Festival, music fest, Aug. 10-13.

FRANKFURT: Apple Wine Festival, Rossmarkt, Aug. 11-20.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 11-20.

STRAUBING: Gaeubodenvolksfest, traditional volksfest, Aug. 11-21.

KOBLENZ/SPAY: Rhine in Flames, Aug 12.

KONSTANZ: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 12.

HILDESHEIM: M’era Luna Festival, hard rock festival, Flugplatz, Aug. 11-12.

WORMS: Jazz and Joy, Aug. 11-13.

ROTHENBURG O. D. TAUBER: wine festival, Aug. 16-20.

GRAEFENHAINICHEN: Drift Masters European Championships, Ferropolis, Aug. 17-19.

HAMBURG: Dockville, art and music festival, Aug. 18-20.

WEIL AM RHEIN: Middle Ages Fantasy Spectaculum, Aug. 18-20.

BAD KREUZNACH: Jahrmarkt, volksfest, Aug. 18-22.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, Aug. 18-Sept. 3.

DRESDEN: Farbfestival, Holi inspired festival with throwing of colored powders, Aug. 19.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Aug. 19; also Sept. 16 and Oct. 21.

COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 23-27.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, Aug. 24-27 and Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Stadtfest, Aug. 25-26.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, Aug. 25-27.

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, Aug. 25-27.

OBERHAUSEN: Hype Festival, hip-hop music fest, Aug. 25-27.

REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, Aug. 25-Sept. 10.

DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 25-27.

BAM EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 25.

BAD WIMPFEN: Zunftmarkt, Middle Ages handicrafts market, Aug. 26-27.

SPEYER: Middle Ages Fantasy Spectaculum, Aug. 26-27.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 30-Sept. 10.


BUDAPEST: Sziget Fest, music festival, lineup includes Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Macklemore, Mumford & Sons and others, Aug. 10-15.

DEBRECEN: Flower Parade, festivities Aug. 14-20.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 18-20.

BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 3.


DUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival, through Aug. 7.

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

WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Aug. 4-6.

DROGHEDA: Fleadh, traditional Irish music concerts, Aug. 6-14.

DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, Aug. 9-13.

KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.

KILKENNY: Arts Festival, music, theater, art, literature and more, Aug. 10-20.

DUBLIN: Dublin Comic Con, Convention Centre, Aug. 12-13.

DUBLIN: The Big Grill Festival, barbeque festival and competition, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Aug. 17-20.

TRALEE: Rose of Tralee International Festival, Aug. 18-23.

BANTRY: Masters of Tradition, traditional music fest, Aug. 23-27.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Triathlon, Phoenix Park, Aug. 26.


TORRE DEL LAGO: Puccini Festival, various dates through Aug. 14.

VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, various dates through Sept. 8.

BERCHIDDA: Time in Jazz, jazz festival, Aug. 8-16.

FLORENCE: Feast of St. Lorenzo, Aug. 10.

SALERNO: Mojoca Street Artists Festival, Moio della Civitella, Aug. 10-13.

PESARO: Rossini Opera Festival, Aug. 11-23.

SIENA: Palio, horse race, Aug. 16.

SLUDERNO: Medieval games of Alto Adige , Aug. 18-20.

FERRARA: Ferrara Buskers Festival, Aug. 23-27.

MELPIGNANO: La Notte della Taranta, music festival, Aug. 26.

MONTEPULCIANO: Bravio delle Botti, wine cask rolling competition between neighborhoods, Aug. 27.


RIGA: City Festival, Aug. 14-16.


VADUZ: National Holiday, Aug. 15.

VADUZ: Vaduz Classic, music and public singing, Aug. 24-27.


VILNIUS: Vivace Vilnius, international summer music festival, through Aug. 5.


VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, Castle, through Aug. 6.

ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 11-13.

CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 23-Sept. 11.


Valletta: Delicata Wine Festival, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Aug. 11-13.

Valletta: Malta Craft Beer Festival , Fort St. Elmo, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.


MONTE-CARLO: Fireworks displays, Aug. 5.


AMSTERDAM: World Gymnaestrada, non-competitive gymnastics meet, through Aug. 5.

AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, through Aug. 4.

HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 3-6.

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH: Boulevard Theater Festival, Aug. 3-13.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 5.

UTRECHT: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, Aug. 11-19.

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, classical music on stages by water, Aug. 11-20.

AMSTERDAM: Loveland Festival, electronic dance festival, Sloterdam, Aug. 12-13.

MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival with local artists on the banks of the Meuse, Aug. 12-14.

VELSEN-ZUID: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest, Aug. 12.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 17-27.

AMSTERDAM: Summer Dance Forever Festival, urban dance festival, Aug. 22-28.

AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, Aug. 23-Sept. 2.

THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht , free jazz festival, Aug. 24-26.

MAASTRICHT: Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 24-27.

AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 25-27.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 26.

ZANDVOORT: Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Aug. 28.

THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world's biggest festival of Eurasian culture, Aug. 31-Sept. 10.


RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival , maritime fest, Aug. 3-5.

TRONDHEIM: Brewer’s and food festival, Aug. 3-5.

NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival , Aug. 3-6.

OSLO: Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 4-15.

OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 8-12.

OSLO: Oslo Jazz Festival, Aug. 13-19.

OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 18-20.

HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 19-25.

VERDALSORA: Sagamarsjen, distance walking event, Aug. 25-27.

OSLO: Oslo Pix, film festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 3.


KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 2-4.

KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Poland Rock Festival, music fest, Aug. 3-5.

CHORZOW: Fest Festival, music fest, Silesia Park, Aug. 9-13.

BOLESLAWIECKIE: Holiday of Ceramics, ceramics fair, Aug. 16-20.


LISBON: Jazz in August, open air concerts at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through Aug. 6.

PORTIMAO: Festival of the Sardine, culinary festival, Aug. 1-6.

HORTA, AZORES: Sea Week, Aug. 6-13.

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 9-12.

VIANA DO CASTELO BRANCO: Neopop Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 10-12.

SILVES: Medieval Fair, Aug. 10-20.

VISEU: Feira de Sao Mateus, Aug. 10-Sept. 21.

TOMAR: Festival Bons Sons, music festival, Aug. 12-15.

PARADES DE COURA: Parades de Coura Festival, alternative rock festival on beach, Aug. 16-19.

San Marino

SAN MARINO: San Marino International Arts Festival, Aug. 4-6.

SAN MARINO: San Marino Comics , comics, cosplay and steampunk festival, Aug. 25-27.


GLASGOW: Cycling World Championships, Aug. 3-13.

EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 4-6.

EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 4-26.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 4-27.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 4-28.

CAMPBELTOWN: Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, traditional and contemporary music festival, Aug. 9-13.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aug. 10-26.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, Aug. 11-27.

GLASGOW: Piping Live, Aug. 12-20.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aug. 18-23.

COWAL: Cowal Highland Gathering, Aug. 24-26.


LJUBLJANA: Film Under the Stars, open-air cinema at the castle, through Aug. 5.

VELENJE: Metal Days, hard rock festival, through Aug. 5.

LJUBLJANA: Ljubljana Festival, through Sept. 9.


BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, through Aug. 6.

CAMBADOS: Albarino Wine Festival , through Aug. 6.

LA UNION: Cante de las Minas Festival, flamenco festival, Aug. 3-12.

ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 5.

BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 5-13.

CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage , historical re-enactment, Aug. 6.

GIJON: Asturias Day, includes parade of floats and folk groups, Aug. 6.

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse races on the beach, Aug. 10-12 and 25-27.

MALAGA: Feria de Malaga , traditional festivities, Aug. 12-19.

O CARBALLINO: Octopus Festival , culinary festival, Aug. 13.

XATIVA: August Fair , Aug. 15-20.

BARCELONA: Festas de Gracia, Gracia District, Aug. 15-21.

BENACASSIM: Rototom Sun Splash, reggae festival, Aug. 16-22.

POLA DE LAVIANA: The Nalon Boat Parade, water carnival, Aug. 19.

BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, great week celebrations, folk festival, Aug. 19-27.

LAREDO: Batalla de Flores, flower parade, Aug. 26.

RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, Aug. 26.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 27.

BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 30.


STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade , Aug. 5.

VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 6-13.

GOTHENBURG: Way Out West, music fest, Blur headlines, Slotsskoggen, Aug. 10-12.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 16-20.

STOCKHOLM: Midnattsloppet, 10 km night running event, Aug. 19.


LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 2-12.

RIEDERALP: Great Alpine Festival, Aug. 6.

LUCERNE: Summer Festival, classical music festival, Aug. 8-Sept. 10.

WINTERTHUR: Musicfestwochen, mostly free performances in Old Town, Aug. 9-20.

BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 10-12.

CHUR: Churer Fest, culture and music fest, Aug. 11-13.

KREUZLINGEN: Seenachtfest Fantastical, lakeside party, Aug. 11-13.

THUN: Thunfest , street fest with music, Aug. 11-13.

GRANDSON: Medieval Festival at the Chateau, Aug. 12-13.

ZERMATT: Folklore Festival, Aug. 12-13.

ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 12.

FRIBOURG: Rencontres de Folklore , Aug. 14-20.

MUERREN/SCHILTHORN: Inferno Triathlon, Aug. 18-19.

ST. GALLEN: St. Galler Fest, volksfest, Aug. 18-19.

VEVEY: International Street Artists Festival, Aug. 18-20.

TOGGENBURG: Schwaegalp Schwinget, traditional Swiss wrestling, Aug. 20.

ZERMATT: Matterhorn Ultraks, 16 and 30 km trail races up the mountain, Aug. 25-27.

AUGUSTA RAURICA: Romerfest, Roman festival, Aug. 26-27.

CRANA-MONTANA: Omega European Masters, golf tournament, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.


BUILTH WELS: Eisteddfod, celebration of Welsh culture and language, Aug. 5-12.

CHEPSTOW: The Green Gathering, festival celebrates low-impact lifestyle, Aug. 3-6.

BRECON BEACONS: Brecon Jazz, jazz festival, Aug. 6-20.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Summer Cider Cycle, Aug. 12.

NARBERTH: Cheese Festival, The Queen’s Hall, Aug. 12.

ANGLESEY: County Show, agricultural show, Mona Showground, Aug. 15-16.

PEMBROKESHIRE: County Show, agricultural show, Aug. 16-17.

BRECON BEACONS: Green Man Festival, arts and music festival, Aug. 17-20.

CARDIGAN: Cardigan River and Food Festival at Aberteifi, Aug. 19.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian festival, Aug. 21-27.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World Bogsnorkelling Championships, Aug. 27.

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