Event details are subject to change; it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.
GRAZ, INNSBRUCK, VIENNA: American football world championships, through July 16.
VIENNA: ImPuls dance festival, through Aug. 14.
BREGENZ: Opera festival, July 20-Aug. 21.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, July 21-23. Street theater festival.
GRAZ: La Strada street theater festival, July 29-Aug. 8.
SALZBURG: Salzburger Festspiele, July 27-Aug. 30. Music and drama festival.
INNSBRUCK: Festival of early music, Aug. 10-28.
BRUSSELS: Brussels beach, through Aug. 7. Quai des Péniches.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, July 21. Party in Brussels.
BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, July 25-Sept. 4.
GOUVY: Jazz festival, Aug. 5-7.
LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE: Medieval weekend, Aug. 6-7.
BRUSSELS: Meyboom, Aug. 9. Planting of the May tree.
BRUSSELS: Summer festival, Aug. 12-21. 280 free concerts in various music styles.
STARÉ ŽDÁNICE: Hip-hop Jam, through July 16. Urban culture festival, sand pit Oplatil.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, July 28-31.
KRÁLÍKY: Cihelna, Aug. 19-21. Re-living history, military history and technology.
JELS: Viking Chronicles, through July 17.
KLAMPENBORG: World Santa Claus Congress, July 18-20.
COPENHAGEN: Chamber music festival, July 24-Aug. 4.
SPOTTRUP: Bishops medieval market, July 25-30.
COPENHAGEN: Opera festival, July 26-Aug. 3.
MOESGARD: Viking moot, July 30-31. Re-enactments and market.
COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbour, Aug. 5-7. Outdoor arts festival.
LAESO: Norway lobster festival, Aug. 6.
COPENHAGEN: Dance festival, Aug. 8-14.
COPENHAGEN: Arts and crafts market at Frue Plads, Aug. 11-13.
LONDON: BBC Proms, July 15-Sept. 10. Classical music festival at Royal Albert Hall.
KELMARSH HALL: Festival of History, July 16-17. Displays, re-enactments, jousting and other historical activities.
LONDON: Visit Buckingham Palace, July 23-Oct. 3.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge folk festival, July 28-31.
LONDON: Foodies festival, July 29-31. Battersea Park.
LONDON: Great British Beer Festival, Aug. 2-6. Earls Court.
FALMOUTH (Cornwall): Grand medieval joust, Aug. 3-4. Pendennis Castle.
EDWINSTOWE: Robin Hood Festival, Aug. 10-14. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
DUXFORD: American Air Day, Aug. 19.
HELSINKI: Beer festival, July 28-30. Finnish and Scandinavian breweries.
CANNES: Fireworks festival, through July 20.
JUAN LES PINS: International jazz festival, through July 24. Oldest in Europe.
AVIGNON: Festival d’Avignon, through July 26. Avant-garde theatrical festival.
PARIS: Paris Quartiers d’Été, through Aug. 14. Paris neighborhoods festival.
CHARTRES: International organ festival, through Aug. 28.
PARIS: Paris Plages, July 21-Aug. 21. City streets are turned into beaches.
CHAMBLEY: Hot-air balloon festival, July 22-31.
BAYONNE: Fêtes de Bayonne, July 27-31. Running of the bulls, street music.
CLUNY: Wine and music festival, Aug. 3-12. Benedictine Abbey of Cluny.
SAULIEU: Cajun & Zydeco Festival, Aug. 4-7.
COLMAR: Wine fair, Aug. 5-15. Fairgrounds.
LORIENT: Celtic traditions festival, Aug. 5-14.
CHAMPAGNE: La Route du Champagne en Fête, Aug. 6-7. Open cellars.
CRÈVECOEUR-EN-AUGE: Medieval festival, Aug. 7-15. Crèvecoeur estate.
WÜRZBURG: Kiliani fun fair through July 24.
ERBACH: Wiesenmarkt, July 22-23. Large country fair.
BERLIN: German-American festival, July 22-Aug. 14.
MUNICH: Jakobidult, July 30-Aug. 7. Fun fair and market on Mariahilfplatz.
BERLIN: Beer festival, Aug. 5-7.
TRIER: Wine festival, Aug. 5-8.
SPAY-KOBLENZ: Rhine in Flames, Aug. 13.
EGER: Medieval market and tournament, through July 24.
BUDAPEST: Baroque Palace Days, through July 31. Baroque costumes and games in Buda Castle.
BUDAPEST: Sziget festival, Aug. 10-15. Cultural festival on Obuda Island.
GALWAY: Arts festival, through July 24.
KILKENNY: Arts festival, Aug. 5-14.
KILLORGLIN: Puck fair, Aug. 10-12. Horse fair, circus skills workshops, concerts.
PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz Festival, through July 17.
VENICE: Redentore, July 16-17. Religious festival with fireworks.
PISA: Joust of the bears, July 25. Medieval joust where riders try to spear a target in the shape of a bear.
FELTRE: Palio, Aug. 5-7. Medieval games.
ASCOLI PICENO: Jousting festival, Aug. 7. Pageant and tournament.
VIANDEN: Medieval festival, July 30-Aug. 7. Castle.
LUXEMBOURG: Street theater festival, Aug. 13-14.
EDAM: Cheese market, through Aug. 17. Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AMSTERDAM: Sunset film festival, July 15-Aug. 2. Free open air films in Vondelpark.
ROTTERDAM: Zomercarnaval, July 29-Aug. 30. Carnival parade.
DELFT: Westland Floating Flower Parade, Aug. 5-7.
AMSTERDAM: Canal Festival, Aug. 12-21. Free concerts.
MOLDE: Jazz festival, July 18-23. Largest in Norway.
STAVANGER: Gladmat festival food fair, July 20-23.
KATFJORD: Riddu Riddu Sami festival, July 20-24.
FREDRIKSTAD: Matfestival, July 29-31. Old Town.
TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, July 28-Aug. 4. Patron saint festivities.
VINSTRA: Peer Gynt Festival, Aug. 3-14. Celebrating the author Henrik Ibsen.
ÓBIDOS: Medieval market, through July 24.
VILA NOVA DA CERVEIRA: International arts biennial, July 16-Aug. 17.
PORTO COVO, SINES: World music festival, July 22-24, 27-30. .
SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA: Medieval festival, July 28-Aug. 7.
ESTORIL: Outdoor international handicrafts fair, July 29-Aug. 28.
LISBON: Oceans Festival, July 30-Aug. 13. Music, parades.
HEBRIDES: Celtic festival, through July 17.
LERWICK (Shetland): Flavour of Scotland, July 21-24. With Tall Ships.
EDINBURGH: Jazz and blues festival, July 22-31.
BANFF: History festival, July 23-24.
ST. ANDREWS: Highland games, July 31.
INVERNESS: Belladrum festival, Aug. 5-8.
EDINBURGH: Military Tattoo, Aug. 5-27.
EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe, Aug. 5-29. Arts and entertainment throughout the city.
EDINBURGH: Truckfest, Aug. 6-7. Gathering of large trucks and vehicles.
INVERNESS: Inverness Tattoo, Aug. 8-13.
EDINBURGH: International arts festival, Aug. 12-24.
FORT GEORGE: Colossal Celebration of the Centuries, Aug. 13-14. Military re-enactments.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazz festival, July 21-25.
SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse racing on the beach, Aug. 10-27.
BUÑOL: La Tomatina, Aug. 31. Tomato fights in the street.
KARLSHAMM: Baltic festival, July 20-23. Seaside town festival.
GOTLAND: Medieval week, Aug. 7-14.
BASEL: Basel Tattoo, July 16-23.
NENDAZ: International alphorn festival, July 22-24.
INTERLAKEN: Festival Latina, July 29-31.
DAVOS: City marathon, July 30.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Aug. 1.
GENEVA: Summer festival, Aug. 4-14. Parade, fireworks, concerts, rides.
BERN: Street music festival, Aug. 11-13.
ZURICH: Techno street parade, Aug. 13.
CHUR: Alpine Beard Festival, Aug. 13.
CARDIFF: National Eisteddfod of Wales, July 30-Aug. 6.
CARDIFF: Carnival, Aug. 6-8.
CARDIFF: Medieval festival, Aug. 13-14. Castle.