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The annual slaying the dragon re-enactment takes place in Furth, Germany, from Aug. 3-Aug. 19.
The annual slaying the dragon re-enactment takes place in Furth, Germany, from Aug. 3-Aug. 19. (

AustriaGRAZ: La Strada, street festival, through Aug. 4. LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, through Aug. 4. VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, through Aug. 5. STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open-air musical performances, through Aug. 11. VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 12. SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments, Sommeregg Castle, through Aug. 19. BREGENZ: Bregenzer Festspiele, Carmen performed, through Aug. 20. MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Countess Mariza” through Aug. 25. INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, various dates through Aug. 27. SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, opera, concerts and theatre, through Aug. 30. SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg Festival performances on Kapitelplatz, through Aug. 30. VIENNA: Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, European Championships, Aug. 1-5. ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike, Aug. 2-4. PITZ: Pitztal Alpine Glacier Trail, trail run, Aug. 3-5. SALZBURG: Art Salzburg, salon and sculpture garden, Aug. 4-26. GRAFENEGG: Grafenegg Festival, international orchestras perform, Aug. 4, 11, 17-19, 21, 23-26, 30-31, Sept. 1-2 and 6-9. KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 10-11. VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, Aug. 10-27. ALTAUSEE: Berge in Flammen, illuminated mountains, Aug. 11. BAD ISCHL: Kaisertage, historical fest, Aug. 11-17.ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, pop and rock festival, headliners include Gorillaz, Macklemore, Flogging Molly, Imagine Dragons and others, Aug. 16-19. FUERSTENFELD: Dixie and Swing Festival, Aug. 16-25. VIENNA: Hafen Open Air, free pop festival, Alberner Hafen, Aug. 17-18. GINZLING: Steinbockmarsch, group march, Aug. 18. GRAZ: Long Table of Graz, culinary event, Aug. 18. LECH: Hoehenhalbmaraton, half marathon in mountains, Aug. 18. VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic autos on show, Aug. 18-19. HALBTURN: Lipizzan and Friends, horse show at Halbturn Palace, Aug. 19. ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 22-25. SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 23-26. BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 24-26. VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 25. ZELL AM SEE: Iron Man 70.3, Aug. 26.

BelgiumBRUGGES: Moods, dance festival, through Aug. 9. BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Peniches, through Aug. 12. BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, through Aug. 19. BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 2. LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place St. Lambert, Aug. 2-4. GEEL: Reggae Geel, reggae festival, Aug. 3-4. DRANOUTER: Festival of New Traditions, folk and music festival, Aug. 3-5. GOUVY: Jazz and Blues Festival, Aug. 3-5. BRUGGES: MA Festival, highlights early music and the harpsichord, Aug. 3-12. ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 4. LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 4-5. LEUVEN: Hapje Tapje, culinary fest, Aug. 5. OSTEND: Fireworks Festival, Aug. 6 and 13. BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9. MINDERHOUT: Antilles Fest, Caribbean-style festivities, Aug. 10-11. ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride Parade, Aug. 11. TOURNAI: Salon de Antiquaires, antique and flea market, Expo, Aug. 11-12. ZEEBRUGGE: We Can Dance, electronic music festival, Aug. 11-12. BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, multi-genre music fest, Brussels Expo, Aug. 14-18. ANDENNE: Grande Brocante, Aug. 15. ANTWERP: Rubens Market, features costumed sellers, Grote Markt, Aug. 15. DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15. ZEEBRUGGE: North Sea Festival, culinary festival, Aug. 15-16. HASSELT: Pukkelpop, popular music fest, Aug. 15-18. BRUSSELS: Flower Carpet, Grand Place covered with flowers, Aug. 16-19. ANTWERP: Bollekesfeest, culinary festival, Aug. 17-19. EUPEN: Haaste Toene?, street theatre and world music fest, Aug. 17-19.HUY: Festival d’Art de Huy, music fest, Aug. 17-22.LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 23-26.VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, Aug. 24-25.BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, Cinquantenaire Park, Aug. 24-26.BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American and Carribean festival, Bois de la Cambre, Aug. 24-26.VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, Aug. 24-26.ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 25-26.TEMPLOUX: Brocante, antiques and flea market, Aug. 25-26.

Bosnia and HerzegovinaSARAJEVO: Sarajevo Film Festival, Aug. 10-17.

CroatiaDUBROVNIK: Summer Festival, classic theater and ballet performances, through Aug. 25.PRIMOSTEN: Superuho, music festival, Aug. 6-8.OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, documentary films shown, Aug. 20-24.VUKOVAR: Vukovar Film Festival, films from Danube River area shown, Aug. 21-26.KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 23-26.PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, free concerts, Aug. 31-Sept. 9.

Czech RepublicCESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 11.HRIMEZDICE: Desperados Highjump, open diving competition, Aug. 3-4.BRNO: World Motorcycle Championships, Aug. 3-5.BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 5-10.BRNO: Brno Day, historical re-enactments at Spilberk Castle, Aug. 10-12.DOMAZLICE: Chodsko Festival, folklore fest, Aug. 10-12.PILSEN: Vivid Street, street theater festival, Aug. 10-19.PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 11.OSTRAVA: Folklore without Borders, folk group performances, Aug. 13-17.PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 15-Sept. 2.TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 17-18.HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 23-25.PRAGUE: Noir Film Festival, Krivoklat Castle, Aug. 23-26.CHEB: Wallenstein Festival, historical celebrations, Aug. 30-31.

DenmarkKONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, through Aug. 9.COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, through Aug. 12.ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): Hamlet Live, characters bring story to life during guided tour, Kronborg Castle, through Aug. 31.HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 21.ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, Aug. 1-24.NYSTED: Medieval Festival, Aug. 3-5.COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 8-11.AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 16-19.COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 19.COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music, dance and theatre, Aug. 24-26.COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 2.ODENSE: International Film Festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

EnglandLONDON: Buckingham Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 30.SIDDINGTON: Rewind North- The 80s Festival, line-up includes The Jacksons, Billy Ocean, The Boomtown Rats, Marc Almond, Howard Jones, Heaven 17, Bonnie Tyler, Leo Sayer, Tiffany and others, Aug. 3-5.COWES: Cowes Week, sailing regatta, Aug. 4-11.CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Aug. 2-5.STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Stockton International Riverside Festival, Aug. 2-5.BRIGHTON: Pride Parade, Aug. 4.LEICESTER: Caribbean Carnival, Victoria Park, Aug. 4.SANDRINGHAM: Sandringham Food Festival, Sandringham Estate, Aug. 4-5.HERTFORD: Rock at the Castle, free music festival, Hertford Castle, Aug. 5.LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 7-11.PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Festival Championships, Aug. 8-9.NEWQUAY: Boardmasters Festival, music and surfing festival, Aug. 8-12.BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons, Aug. 9-12.LONDON: Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, films shown outdoors, Aug. 9-22.SHREWSBURY: Shrewsbury Flower Show, Aug. 10-11.NOTTINGHAM: Food and Drink Festival, Wollaton Park, Aug. 11-12.PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Aug. 11-12.EASTBOURNE: Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Aug. 16-19.HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Rewind South- The 80s Festival, line-up includes Kool & The Gang, Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw and others, Aug. 17-19.LONDON: Streatlife, street food and craft beer festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 18.LONDON: Zee London Mela, Southall Park, Aug. 18-19.WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, folk artists perform, Aug. 18-24.PETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, Aug. 21-25.LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek Festival, Aug. 22-28.KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food and music, Alex James’ farm, Aug. 24-26.PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, Aug. 24-26.LINCOLN: Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle and other venues, Aug. 24-27.LONDON: The Monster, world’s largest inflatable obstacle course set up at Alexandra Palace, Aug. 24-27.LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 25-27.OXFORD: Foodies Festival, South Parks, Aug. 25-27.NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Country Park, Aug. 27-Sept 2.BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 2.BRUTON: Kaya Festival of World Music and Arts, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

EstoniaTALLINN: Europa Cantat, youth singing festival, through Aug. 5.HAAPSALU: Augustibluus, blues festival, Aug. 2-5.TARTU: Tartu Food and Wine Festival, Aug. 2-5.TALLINN: Birgitta Festival, musical theater, Pirita convent ruins, Aug. 9-18.TALLINN: Culture Night, Aug. 25.

FinlandHELSINKI: Flow Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-12.HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 17-Sept. 2; includes Night of the ArtsAug. 23.OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 24.

FranceLAMA: Festival du Film, through Aug. 3.PARIS: Quartier d’ete, summer festival, free shows and street theater, through Aug. 4.COLMAR: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace, Fair of the Wines of Alsace, through Aug. 5.MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac, this year’s headliners include Pat Metheny, Gregory Porter and Wynton Marsalis, through Aug. 15.PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, fun fair at Jardin des Tuileries, through Aug. 26.PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Sept. 2.BERLIN: Berlin Biennale, contemporary art exhibition, through Sept. 9.ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 1-5.LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 3-12.CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows in the bay, Aug. 7, 15 and 24.PARIS: Pestacles, festival for young audiences, Parc Floral, Aug. 8, 22 and 29 and Sept. 5.CANNES: Les Plages Electroniques, electro music fest, Aug. 10-12.SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 11.DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 11-15.L’ISLE-SUR-LE-SOURGE: Antiques fair, Aug. 11-15.PARIS: Classique au Vert, classical music in the Parc Floral, weekends only, Aug. 11-Sept. 2.AJACCIO: Napoleonic Days, Aug. 13-15.MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Aug. 24-26.AUVERGNE: Ironman 70.3Vichy, triathlon, Aug. 25.EGUISHEIM: Fete des Vignerons, Winemakers Festival, Aug. 25-26.METZ: Les Puces de Metz, Puces Vintage, Metz Expo, Aug. 26.PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 9.PARIS: Jazz a la Villette, Aug. 30-Sept. 9.PARIS AREA: Open Air Opera, Bizet’s Carmen performed in various venues in and around Paris, Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Sept. 5-8.

GermanySTUTTGART: Flamenco Festival, through Aug. 4.KULMBACH: Kulmbacher Bierwoche, volksfest, through Aug. 5.MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, through Aug. 5.BERLIN: German-American Volksfest, through Aug. 19.MUNICH: Impark Sommerfestival, volksfest, Olympiapark, through Aug. 19.HAMBURG: Summer DOM, fun fair, through Aug. 26.BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, celebrates Richard Wagner, through Aug. 29.WACKEN: Wacken Open Air, heavy metal festival, Aug. 2-4.GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, motorcycle and auto show with live bands, Aug. 2-5.STUTTGART: Sommerfest, Aug. 2-5.KIRCHHEIM UNTER TECK: Kirchheimer Weindorf, wine fest, Aug. 2-19.STUTTGART: Weinmeile “Tour de Vin”, begins at Rotenberger Kelter, Aug. 3-4.BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 3-5.BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Arena Treptow, Aug. 3-5.BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, shanty music and culinary treats, Aug. 3-5.DRESDEN: Dresden Harley Days, Aug. 3-5.GRAFENWOEHR: German-American Folk Fest, Camp Kasserine, Aug. 3-5.KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missle Base Pydna, Aug. 3-5.SANKT-WENDEL: Zauberhaftes St. Wendel, street magicians perform, Aug. 3-5.SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug. 3-5.FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 3-6.BAMBERG: Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival, free concerts, Aug. 3-12.ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, Aug. 3-13.FURTH: Slaying the Dragon, re-enactment, Aug. 3-19.COLOGNE: Craft Women’s Run, 5 and 8 km routes, Aug. 4.GELTENDORF: Deutschland Tattoo und Highland Games, Schloss Kaltenberg, Aug. 4.HAMBURG: Pride Parade, Aug. 4.KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 4.MANNHEIM: Holi Festival of Colors, Neuermessplatz, Aug. 4.NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, Aug. 4.COLOGNE: Middle Ages Fantasy Spectaculum, Fuehlinger See, Aug. 4-5.FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 4-5.TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto free cycling, Aug. 5.KONSTANZ: Summer Nights, music and culinary treats in the Stadtgarten, Aug. 8-10.BERLIN: CPH Open Berlin, skateboarding competition, Aug. 9-12.ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Taubertal Festival, music fest, Aug. 9-12.ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 9-12.LUDWIGSBURG: Weinlaube, wine festival, Aug. 9-25.TRIPPSTADT: Schlosspark Festival, pop music and festival of lights, Aug. 10-11.FRANKFURT: Apple Wine Festival, Rossmarkt, Aug. 10-19.WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 10-19.STRAUBING: Gaeubodenvolksfest, traditional volksfest, Aug. 10-20.KOBLENZ/SPAY: Rhine in Flames, Aug 11.KONSTANZ: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 11.HILDESHEIM: M’era Luna Festival, hard rock festival, Flugplatz, Aug. 11-12.KIRCHHEIMBOLANDEN: Residenzfest, Aug. 11-13.ROTHENBURG O. D. TAUBER: wine festival, Aug. 15-19.ASCHAFFENBURG: Afrika-Karibik Festival, Aug. 16-19.TRIER: Rallye Deutschland, auto race through region, Aug. 16-19.BAD AIBLING: Echelon Festival, music fest, Aug. 17-18.HAMBURG: MS Dockville, concerts by the Elbe, Aug. 17-19.WORMS: Jazz and Joy, Aug. 17-19.GOEPPINGEN: Goeppingen Biertage, beer fest, Schlossplatz, Aug. 17-20.BAD KREUZNACH: Jahrmarkt, volksfest, Aug. 17-21.BERLIN: Holi Festival of Colors, Zentralefestplatz, Aug. 18.KARLSRUHE: Holi Festival of Colors, Messplatz, Aug. 18.LUDWIGSBURG: Lichterzauber, Bluhendes Barock, Aug. 18.FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 18-19.WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Aug. 25, also Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 21-25.BAMBERG: Sandkerwa, traditional volksfest, Aug. 23-27.MAINZ: Wine Market, wine festival, City Park, Aug. 23-26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2.BOEBLINGEN: Schwaebische Bierborse, beer tasting event, Flugfeld, Aug. 24-26.DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 24-26.FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, Aug. 24-26.GROSS-GERAU: Volk im Schloss, Aug. 24-26.OBERHAUSEN: Hype Festival, hiphop music fest, Aug. 24-26.PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, Aug. 24-Sept. 9.REGENSBURG: Regensburger Dult, volksfest, Aug. 24-Sept. 9.BAD WIMPFEN: Zunftmarkt, Middle Ages handicrafts market, Aug. 25-26.SPEYER: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Aug. 25-26.BAD EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 26.NEUSTADT: Erlebnistag Deutschweinstrasse, auto free day along the German Wine Road, Aug. 26.WIESBADEN: Deutsche Post Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km routes, Aug. 26.STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 29-Sept. 9.KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

HungaryBUDAPEST: Sziget Fest, music festival, Aug. 8-15.DEBRECEN: Flower Parade, festivities Aug. 14-21.BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 17-20.BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 2.

IrelandDUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival, through Aug. 6.WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Aug. 3-5.DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, Aug. 8-12.KILKENNY: Arts Festival, music, theater, art, literature and more, Aug. 9-19.DUBLIN: Dublin Comic Con, Convention Centre, Aug. 10-12.KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.DUBLIN: Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, Aug. 11-12.DROGHEDA: Fleadh, traditional Irish music concerts, Aug. 13-19.DUBLIN: The Big Grill Festival, barbeque festival and competition, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Aug. 16-19.DUBLIN: Dublin International Tattoo Convention, Dublin Convention Centre, Aug. 17-19.TRALEE: Rose of Tralee International Festival, Aug. 17-21.BANTRY: Masters of Tradition, traditional music fest, Aug. 22-26.LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 30.

ItalyVENICE: La Biennale Theater Festival, through Aug. 5.SIGNA: BeerRenai, summer music and beer fest, through Aug. 5.TORRE DEL LAGO: Puccini Festival, through Aug. 25.VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Carmen, Aida, Turandot, Nabucco and The Barber of Seville, through Aug. 31.SALERNO: Mojoca Street Artists Festival, Moio della Civitella, Aug. 3-5.FLORENCE: Feast of St. Lorenzo, Aug. 10.PESARO: Rossini Opera Festival, Aug. 11-23.SIENA: Il Palio, Aug. 16.MARRADI: Notte delle Streghe, Nights of the Witch, costumed celebrations, Aug. 18.FERRARA: Ferrara Buskers Festival, Aug. 18-19 and 21-26.SLUDERNO: Medieval games of Alto Adige, Aug. 24-26.MELPIGNANO: La Notte della Taranta, music festival, Aug. 25.MONTEPULCIANO: Bravio delle Botti, wine cask rolling competition between neighborhoods, Aug. 26.VENICE: La Biennale Cinema-Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

LatviaSALACGRIVA: Classical Music Festival, through Aug. 5.RIGA: City Festival, Aug. 17-19.

LiechtensteinVADUZ: National Holiday,Aug. 15.VADUZ: Vaduz Classic, music and public singing, Aug. 23-25.

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

LuxembourgVIANDEN: Medieval Festival, through Aug. 5.CITY: City Skyliner, mobile observation tower set up, through Aug. 12.CITY: Streeta(rt)nimation, street artists perform, Aug. 3-4.MAASTRICHT: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg, triathlon, Aug. 5.ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 10-12.CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 23-Sept. 11.

MaltaValetta: Summer Carnival, Aug. 17-19.

MonacoMONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, Aug. 4 and 11.

NetherlandsAMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, Aug. 1-5.UTRECHT: Pluk der Nacht, open air film festival, Aug. 1-5.HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 2-5.‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH: Boulevard Theater Festival, Aug. 2-12.NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, Aug. 3-5.HARLINGEN: Tall Ships in port, Aug. 3-6.AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 4.SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 10-11 and 17-18.AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, classical music on stages by water, Aug. 10-19.AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 11.SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 11.AMSTERDAM: Summer Dance Forever Festival, urban dance festival, Aug. 14-22.AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, Aug. 15-25.LEEUWARDEN: Giants of Royal de Luxe in town, Aug. 17-19.THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 23-25. MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 23-26.GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 23-Sept. 2.AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighbourhood festival, Aug. 24-26.AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 24-26.AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 24-26.AMSTERDAM: Encore Festival, showcases R&B and hip hop, NDSM Werf, Aug. 25.ROTTERDAM: Veerhaven Concert, free classical and opera music concerts in harbor, Aug. 25-26.

NorwayTRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, through Aug. 4.RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, Aug. 2-4.TRONDHEIM: Brewer’s and food festival, Aug. 2-4.NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, Aug. 2-5.OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 7-11.OSLO: Oslo Jazz Festival, Aug. 12-18.OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 17-19.OSLO: Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 17-26.HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 18-24.VERDALSORA: Sagamarsjen, distance walking event, Aug. 24-26.

PolandKOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Poland Rock Festival, music fest, Aug. 2-4.KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 3-5.KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 4-5.MALBORK: Magic Malbork, cultural festival, Aug. 10-11.BOLESLAWIECKIE: Holiday of Ceramics, ceramics fair, Aug. 15-19.RADOM: Radom Airshow, Aug. 25-26.

PortugalLISBON: Jazz in August, open air concerts at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through Aug. 5.OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 5.OBIDOS: SIPO International Piano Master Classes and Festival, through Aug. 11.ESTORIL: International Handicrafts Fair, through Sept. 9.PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Nov. 10.PORTIMAO: Festival of the Sardine, culinary festival, Aug. 1-5.FAIAL, AZORES: Sea Week, Aug. 5-12.ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 7-11.TOMAR: Festival Bons Sons, music festival, Aug. 9-12.SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 10-19.PARADES DE COURA: Vodaphone Parades de Coura Festival, alternative rock festival on beach, Aug. 15-18.VIANA DO CASTELO: Feasts of Nossa Senhora de Agonia, religious festival, Aug. 17-20.CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, Aug. 22-26.VILAR DE MOUROS: EDP Vilar de Mouros Festival, music festival, Aug. 23-25.

San MarinoSAN MARINO: San Marino International Arts Festival, Aug. 3-5.SAN MARINO: San Marino Comics, comics, cosplay and steampunk festival, Aug. 24-26.

ScotlandEDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, through Aug. 26.GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, Aug. 1-12.EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 3-5.EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 3-25.EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 3-27.EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 3-27.CAMPBELTOWN: Mull of Kintyre Music Festival,traditional and contemporary music festival, Aug. 8-12.GLASGOW: Piping Live, Aug. 13-19.COWAL: Cowal Highland Gathering, Aug. 23-25.

SloveniaBLED: Festival Okarina, highlights ethnic music, through Aug. 5.MARIBOR: Annual Stage Festival Ruse, music and theatre, Aug. 24-Sept. 1.LEVANDA: Vinarium Festival, grape harvest celebration, Aug. 25-Sept. 2.

SpainBURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, through Aug. 5.TORREMOLINOS: Los Alamos Beach Festival, Aug. 1-5.LA UNION: Cante de las Minas Festival, flamenco festival, Aug. 1-12.SANTANDER: International Festival Santander, highlights classical music, Aug. 1-25.ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 4.CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 5.SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse races on the beach, Aug. 8-10 and 22-24.BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian-friendly festival, Aug. 9-19.PLAYA DEL INGLES: Dunas Festival, Aug. 10-15.MALAGA: Feria de Malaga,traditional festivities, Aug. 11-18.EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aug. 11-27.O CARBALLINO: Octopus Festival, culinary festival, Aug. 12.BARCELONA: Festas de Gracia, Gracia District, Aug. 15-21.BENACASSIM: Rototom Sun Splash, reggae festival, Aug. 16-22.BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, great week celebrations, folk festival, Aug. 18-26.ONTINYENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Aug. 19-Sept. 9.LAREDO: Batalla de Flores, flower parade, Aug. 24.RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, Aug. 24-25.ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 26.BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato-throwing festival, Aug. 29.

SwedenSTOCKHOLM: Europride Park, Conchita performs, Aug. 4.VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 5-12.STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 14-18.STOCKHOLM: Midnattsloppet, 10 km night running event, Aug. 18.BOHUSLAN: Icebug Xperience, walking and running festival along the coast, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

SwitzerlandMARTIGNY: Folklorique d'Octodure, folk festival, through Aug.5. COUNTRYWIDE: Swiss National Holiday, Aug. 1.LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 1-11.RIEDERALP: Great Alpine Festival, Aug. 5.PONTRESINA: Swiss Mountain Film Festival, Aug. 6-11.WINTERTHUR: Musicfestwochen, mostly free performances in Old Town, Aug. 8-19.BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 9-11.THUN: Thunfest, street fest with music, Aug. 10-12.GENEVA: Grand Fireworks Display, Aug. 11.ZERMATT: Folklore Festival, Aug. 11.ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 11.FRIBOURG: Rencontres de Folklore, Aug. 12-19.ZERMATT: Swiss Food Festival, Aug. 17.ST. GALLEN: St. Galler Fest, volksfest, Aug. 17-18.MUERREN/SCHILTHORN: Inferno Triathlon, Aug. 17-18.BRUNNEN: Brunnen Spettacolo, international street artist festival, Aug. 17-19.CHUR: Churer Fest, street, culture and music fest, Aug. 17-19.LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival in Summer, classical music festival, Aug. 17-Sept. 16.GRANDSON: Medieval Festival at the Chateau, Aug. 18-19.ZUG: Zug Sports Festival, Seepromenade, Aug. 18-19.ZERMATT: Reine du Cervin, cow fights at the Matterhorn, Aug. 19.TOGGENBURG: Schwaegalp Schwinget, traditional Swiss wrestling, Aug. 19.ZERMATT: Matterhorn Ultraks, 16 and 30 km trail races up the mountain, Aug. 24-25.VEVEY: International Street Artists Festival, Aug. 24-26.AIGLE: Medieval Festival, Aug. 18-19 and Aug. 25-26.AUGUSTA RAURICA: Romerfest, Roman festival, Aug. 25-26.GENEVA: Street Food Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.HALLAU: Hallaugia, nostalgic wine festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz Art Masters, art festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 9.

WalesCHEPSTOW: The Green Gathering, green living festival, Aug. 2-5.BRECON BEACONS: Brecon Jazz, Aug. 10-12.BUILTH WELLS: Solarsphere, astronomy and music festival, Aug. 10-13.HOLYHEAD: Anglesey County Show, Aug. 14-15.HAVERFORDWEST: Pembrokeshire County Show, Aug. 14-16.LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian Festival, Aug. 20-26.CARDIFF: Extreme Sailing Series, Aug. 24-27.CARDIFF: Pride Cymru, parade Aug. 25.LLANWRTYD WELLS: World Bogsnorkelling Championships, Aug. 26.


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