Event details are subject to change so please check with the tourist board before traveling.

BREGENZ: Opera festival, through Aug. 21.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of early music, through Aug. 28.

SALZBURG: Salzburger music and drama festival, through Aug. 30.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, avant-garde media art festival, Sept. 1-6.

KLAGENFURT: Alpine Highland games, Sept. 2-4.

BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, through Sept. 4.

BRUSSELS: Summer festival, with 280 concerts, many of them free, in various music styles. Aug. 12-21.

DINANT: Bathtub regatta on the River Meuse, Aug. 14.

LIÈGE: Outremeuse folklore festival, Aug. 15-16.

CHASSEPIERRE: Street artist festival, Aug. 20-21.

TEMPLOUX: International flea market, Aug. 20-21.

ATH: Ducasse of Ath festival of the giants, celebrating the struggle between David and Goliath. Aug. 27-28, Sept. 8.

BRUSSELS: International music festival, Sept. 1-16.

BRUSSELS: Belgian beer festival at the Grand Place, Sept. 2-4.


KYJOV: Moravian-Slovak Year, regional folklore festival, through Aug. 14.

KRÁLÍKY: Cihelna military history and technology, Aug. 19-21.

Sychrov: Scottish games at the castle, Aug. 19-21.

PRAGUE: International Air Festival, air aviation show, Sept. 3-4.

COPENHAGEN: Arts and crafts market at Frue Plads, through Aug. 13.

ODENSE: Flower market, Aug. 17-21.

COPENHAGEN: Cooking festival featuring new Nordic cuisine, Aug. 19-28.

ODENSE: International film festival, Aug. 8-27.

HORSENS: European Medieval Festival, Aug. 26-27.

AARHUS: Cultural festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 4.

COPENHAGEN: Design Week, architectural conference and exhibitions, Sept. 1-6.

LONDON: BBC Proms, classical music festival at Royal Albert Hall, through Sept. 10.

LONDON: Visit Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 3.

EDWINSTOWE: Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest, through Aug. 14.

DUXFORD: American Air Day, Aug. 19.

ELY: Dragon boat racing on the Great Ouse River, Aug. 20.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, Aug. 20-26.

PETERBOROUGH: Beer festival, The Embankment, Aug. 23-27.

LIVERPOOL: Beatles Week Festival, Aug. 24-30.

SHREWSBURY: Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Aug. 26-29.

LONDON: Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 28-29.

KENILWORTH: Re-enactment of the Norman siege of the castle, Aug. 28-29.

HELSINKI: City arts festival, Aug. 19-Sept. 4.

HELSINKI: City marathon, Aug. 20.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championship, Aug. 24-27.

LORIENT: Celtic traditions festival, through Aug. 14.

COLMAR: Wine fair, fairgrounds, through Aug. 15.

HEILIGENSTEIN (Alsace): Wine festival celebrating the Klevener grape, Aug. 13-14.

SÉLESTAT: Flower parade, Aug. 13.

THANN (Alsace): Wine and local produce festival, Aug. 12-15.

AJACCIO (Corsica): Napoleon festival, Aug. 13-15.

LA CLUSAZ: Fête du Reblochon, Reblochon cheese festival, Aug. 14.

MARLENHEIM (Alsace): Mariage de l’Ami Fritz folk and wine festival, Aug. 14-15.

AURILLAC: Street theater festival, Aug. 16-20.

EGUISHEIM: Winegrowers Festival, Aug. 27-28.

FURTH IM WALD: Drachenstich festival and open-air play based on medieval legend, through Aug. 22.

SPAY-KOBLENZ: Rhine in Flames, Aug. 13.

BAD NAUHEIM: Elvis Presley Festival, Aug. 12-14.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Wine festival, Aug. 17-21.

DINKELSBÜHL: Kinderzech festival and historical play, Aug. 18-20.

OSTFILDERN: International fireworks festival, Aug. 19-21.

STUTTGART: Wine village in the city center, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.

MAINZ: Wine market at the Rosengarten and Volkspark, Aug. 26-29, Sept. 2-5.

WÜRZBURG: Wine festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 5.

BUDAPEST: Sziget cultural festival on Obuda Island, through Aug. 15.

PÁPA: Historical days, Aug. 12-14.

BUDAPEST: Crafts fair at Buda Castle, Aug. 19-21.

COUNTRYWIDE: St. Stephen’s Day. National holiday for patron saint, Aug. 20.

BUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 4. &

REYKJAVIK: Jazz festival, Aug. 14-29.

REYKJAVIK: City marathon, Aug. 20.

REYKJAVIK: Culture night, Aug. 20.

KILLORGLIN: Puck fair. Horse fair with circus skills weekend, concerts. Through Aug. 12.

KILKENNY: Arts festival, through Aug. 14.

CAVAN: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, traditional music festival. Aug. 13-22.

TRALEE: Rose of Tralee International Festival, Aug. 19-23.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Heritage Week, Aug. 20-28.

MASSA MARITTIMA: Medieval crossbow competition, Aug. 14.

SIENA: Corsa del Palio, horse races on the piazza, Aug. 16.

VENICE: International film festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 10.

AREZZO: Medieval tournament, Sept. 4.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Street theater festival, Aug. 13-14.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Schueberfouer fun fair, Aug. 19-Sept. 7.


ALKMAAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein.

AMSTERDAM: Canal festival, with free concerts. Aug. 12-21.

AMSTERDAM: Utimarkt free music festival, Aug. 25-26.

EELDE: Flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

ZUNDERT: Flower parade, Sept. 4-5.

Haugesund: International film festival, Aug. 17-25.

STAVANGER: Street art festival, Sept. 13-18.

LISBON: Oceans Festival with entertainment on the city’s riverfront zone, through Aug. 13.

ESTORIl: Outdoor international handicrafts fair, through Aug. 28.

VISEU: Feira de São Mateus. Music, folklore, handicrafts and food, fairgrounds, Aug. 14-Sept. 21.

VIANA DO CASTELO: Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia. Processions to honor Virgin of Agony, Aug. 19-21.

CAMPO MAIOR: Flower festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 4.


SAN MARINO CITY: Feast day of St. Marinus and the foundation of the republic. Parade and crossbow competitions, Sept. 2-4.

EDINBURGH: Military Tattoo, through Aug. 27.

EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe arts festival throughout city, through Aug. 29.

LARGS: Viking festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 4.

EDINBURGH: International arts festival, Aug. 12-24.

FORT GEORGE: Colossal Celebration of the Centuries, with military re-enactments from Roman times to the 20th century. Aug. 13-14.

EDINBURGH: International book festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Aug. 13-19.

BLAIR: International horse trials and fair at the castle, Aug. 18-21.

INNERLEITHEN: Celtic music festival, Aug. 19-21.

LANARK: Festival of history at Lanark Racecourse, Aug. 20-21.

EDINBURGH: Dog show, Royal Highland Showground, Aug. 27-28.

MADRID: Virgen de la Paloma fiesta at the Plaza de las Vistilas, through Aug. 15.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse racing on the beach, through Aug. 27.

MADRID: Veranos de la Villa Festival, with cultural events in Casa de Campo park and Sabatini Gardens. Through Aug. 28.

CORDOBA: “Enchanted Nights” cultural festival, through Aug. 31.

ALICANTE: Moors and Christians festival, Aug. 12-16.

MALAGA: Malaga fair commemorating the city’s capture by Catholic monarchs in 1487. Aug. 12-21.

ELCHE: Mystery Play about the Virgin’s Assumption. Basilica of Santa Maria, Aug. 14-15.

SAN SEBASTIÁN: San Sebastián cultural festival, Aug. 15-20.

RIBADAVIA: Medieval festival, Aug. 26-28.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina. Tomato fights in the street, Aug. 31.

GOTLAND: Medieval week, through Aug. 14.

GOTHENBURG: Culture festival. A weeklong street festival with music and parades, Aug. 16-21.

STOCKHOLM: Culture festival. Music, outdoor movie theaters and walking tours. Aug. 16-21.

MALMÖ: Cultural and arts festival, Aug. 19-26.

GOTHENBERG: Jazz festival, Aug. 26-28.

STOCKHOLM: Formex interior design fair, fairgrounds, Sept. 1-4.

NEUCHÂTEL: Buskers Music Festival, through Aug. 13.

BERN: Street music festival, through Aug. 13.

GENEVA: Summer festival with parade, fireworks, concerts, rides. Through Aug. 14.

BASEL: Medieval music festival, Aug. 12-20.

ZURICH: Techno street parade, Aug. 13.

CHUR: Alpine Beard Festival, Aug. 13.

ZERMATT: Swiss Folklore Festival, Aug. 13-14.

VADUZ: Lichtenstein state celebrations, Aug. 15.

GRANDSON: Medieval festival, Aug. 20-21.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Medieval market, Aug. 26-27.

CARDIFF: Medieval festival at the castle, Aug. 13-14.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian Festival, Aug. 20-28.

CARDIFF: Harbor festival, Aug. 27-29.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World bog snorkeling championships, Aug. 28.

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