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Austriawww.austria.info/uk

LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, through July 23. Street theater festival.

VIENNA: ImPuls dance festival, through Aug. 14.

BREGENZ: Opera festival, through Aug. 21.

SALZBURG: Salzburger Festspiele, July 27-Aug. 30. Music and drama festival.

GRAZ: La Strada street theater festival, July 29-Aug. 8.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of early music, Aug. 10-28.

Belgiumwww.visitbelgium.com

BRUSSELS: Brussels beach, through Aug. 7. Quai des Péniches.

BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, July 26-Sept. 11.

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.

Czech Republicwww.czechtourism.com

PRAGUE: Folklore Days, July 28-31.

Denmarkwww.visitdenmark.com

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.

Englandwww.visitbritain.com

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

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.

Finlandwww.visitfinland.com

HELSINKI: Beer festival, July 28-30. Finnish and Scandinavian breweries.

HELSINKI: City marathon, Aug. 20.

Francewww.franceguide.com

PARIS: Paris Plages, through Aug. 21. City streets are turned into beaches.

CHARTRES: International organ festival, through Aug. 28.

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 and 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.

LA CLUSAZ: Reblochon cheese festival, Aug. 14.

Germanywww.germany-tourism.de

ERBACH: Wiesenmarkt, July 22-23. Largest country fair.

BERLIN: German-American festival, July 28-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.

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

DINKELSBÜHL: Kinderzeche historical festival play, through July 24.

Hungarywww.hungarytourism.hu

EGER: Medieval market and tournament, through July 24.

BUDAPEST: Baroque Palace Days, through July 31. Baroque costumes, games in Buda Castle.

BUDAPEST: Sziget festival, Aug. 10-15. Cultural festival on Obuda Island.

PÁPA: Historical days, Aug. 12-14.

Icelandwww.icetourist.is and www.icelandtouristboard.com

REYKJAVIK: Jazz festival, Aug. 14-29.

REYKJAVIK: City marathon, Aug. 20.

REYKJAVIK: Culture night, Aug. 20.

Irelandwww.discoverireland.ie

KILKENNY: Arts festival, Aug. 5-14.

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

BIRR: Vintage Week and arts festival, Aug. 5-12.

KILLORGLIN: Puck fair, Aug. 10-12. Horse fair with circus skills workshops, concerts.

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

Italywww.italiantourism.com

PISA: Joust of the bears, July 25. Medieval joust with targets in the shape of bears.

FELTRE: Palio, Aug. 5-7. Medieval games.

ASCOLI PICENO: Jousting festival, Aug. 7. Pageant and tournament.

MASSA MARITTIMA: Medieval crossbow competition, Aug. 14.

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

Luxembourgwww.ont.lu

VIANDEN: Medieval festival, July 30-Aug. 7. Castle.

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

The Netherlandswww.holland.com/uk

AMSTERDAM: Sunset film festival, through Aug. 2. Free open air films in Vondelpark.

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 2. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein.

EDAM: Cheese market, through Aug. 17. Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ROTTERDAM: Zomercarnaval, July 29-Aug. 30. Carnival parade.

DELFT: Westland floating flower parade, Aug. 5-7.

AMSTERDAM: Canal festival, Aug. 12-21. Free concerts.

Norwaywww.visitnorway.com

STAVANGER: Gladmat festival food fair, through July 23.

KATFJORD: Riddu Riddu Sami festival, through July 24.

FREDRIKSTAD: Matfestivalen, July 29-31. Old Town.

OSLO: Mela festival, July 28-31. World festival.

TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, July 28-Aug. 4. Patron saint festivities.

VINSTRA: Peer Gynt Festival, Aug. 3-14. Celebrating the author Henrik Ibsen.

NOTODDEN: Blues festival, Aug. 4-7. Largest in Scandinavia.

RISØR: Wooden boat festival, Aug. 4-7.

Portugalwww.visitportugal.com

ÓBIDOS: Medieval market, through July 24.

VILA NOVA DA CERVEIRA: International arts biennial, through Aug. 17.

PORTO COVO, SINES: World music festival, July 22-24, 27-30.

SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA: Medieval festival, July 28-Aug. 7.

ESTORIl: International handicrafts fair, July 29-Aug. 28.

LISBON: Oceans Festival, July 30-Aug. 13. Music, parades.

HORTA: Sea week festival, Aug. 7-14.

Scotlandwww.visitscotland.com

LERWICK (Shetland): Flavour of Scotland, through July 24. Food, music, crafts festival and arrival of 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 festival throughout city.

EDINBURGH: Truckfest, Aug. 6-7. Large trucks and vehicles festival at Royal Highland Centre.

Spainwww.spain.info

SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazz festival, through July 25.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse racing on the beach, Aug. 10-27.

MADRID: San Cayetano and San Lorenzo festivals, Aug. 7-15. Street festival celebrating patron saint.

Swedenwww.visitsweden.com

GOTLAND: Medieval week, Aug. 7-14.

GOTHENBURG: Culture week, Aug. 16-21.

STOCKHOLM: Culture week, Aug. 16-21.

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

Switzerlandwww.switzerlandtourism.ch

DAVOS: City marathon, July 30.

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.

ZERMATT: Folklore festival, Aug. 14.

Waleswww.visitwales.co.uk

CARDIFF: National Eisteddfod of Wales, July 30-Aug. 6.

CARDIFF: Carnival, Aug. 6-8.

CARDIFF: Medieval festival, Aug. 13-14. Castle.

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


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