Festivals and events, June 16 and beyond
Details are subject to change, so it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, through Oct. 8.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Dult, through June 19. Folk festival events at fairgrounds.
SALZBURG: Sommerszene, June 23-July 16. Contemporary music and arts festival.
VIENNA: Donau Island festival, June 24-26. Pop music festival.
VIENNA: Jazz festival, June 28-July 10.
GRAZ, INNSBRUCK, VIENNA: American football world championships, July 8-16.
VIENNA: ImPuls dance festival, July 14-Aug. 14.
BREGENZ: Opera festival, July 20-Aug. 21.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, July 21-23. Street theater festival.
WATERLOO: Battle of Waterloo, June 18-19. Re-enactment of Napoleon’s fall.
CHARLEROI: 24-hour flea market, June 18-19.
MONS: Doudou, Procession of the Golden Carriage and Battle of Lumecon, June 19. A procession Sunday is the highlight of Mon’s annual festival marking its deliverance from the plague in 1349.
BRUSSELS: Film festival, June 22-29.
MONS: Bonfires on St. John’s Day, June 24.
BRUSSELS: Café Couleur, June 24-26. Caribbean, Africa and Latin American music and culture festival at Tour & Taxis.
ANTWERP: Beer Passion Weekend, June 24-26. Groenplaats.
ELLEZELLES: Witches festival, June 25.
BRUSSELS: Brussels beach, July 1-Aug. 7. Quai des Péniches.
BRUSSELS: Ommegang pageant, July 5, 7. Grand’ Place.
BRUSSELS: Brosella folk and jazz festival, July 9-10. Free at the Atomium.
PRAGUE: Dance Prague, through June 29. Dance festival.
PRAGUE: Museum Night, June 11. Free late-night openings.
STRAZNICE: International folklore festival, June 24-July 27.
KARLOVY VARY: Film festival, July 1-9.
STARE ZDANICE: Hip-Hop Jam, July 14-16. Urban culture festival at Oplatil.
COPENHAGEN: Photography festival, through June 19.
FANO: Kite festival, through June 19.
ROSKILDE: Jazz festival, June 17-19.
FREDERIKSHAVN: Days of Tordenskiold, June 24-26. Historical festival.
JELS: Viking Chronicles, July 1-17. Pageant play in outdoor amphitheater, with Viking market July 2-3.
COPENHAGEN: Jazz festival, July 1-10.
FANO: Fanniker Days, July 8-10. Historical festival.
AARHUS: Jazz festival, July 9-16.
KLAMPENBORG: World Santa Claus Congress, July 18-20.
ASCOT: Royal Ascot, through June 18.
LONDON: Taste of London, through June 19. Regent’s Park.
YORK: Roman festival, June 18-19.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Beer festival, June 24-25.
LONDON: Hampton Court flowers, July 4-10. Hampton Court Palace.
ELY: Ely folk festival, July 8-10.
YORK: Early music festival, July 8-16.
DUXFORD: Flying Legends air show, July 9-10.
LONDON: BBC Proms, July 15-Sept. 10. Classical music festival at Royal Albert Hall.
KELMARSH HALL: Festival of History, July 16-17.
LONDON: Visit Buckingham Palace, July 23-Oct. 3.
ROVANIEMI: Jutajaiset, June 29-July 3. Lapland and Sami cultural festival.
TURKU: Medieval festival, June 30-July 3.
SONKAJARVI: Wife-carrying championships, July 1-2.
KUOPIO: Wine village festival, July 1-9.
ROVANIEMI: City marathon, July 2.
REIMS: Flaneries Musicales d’Eté, June 17-July 21. Free concerts throughout city.
BORDEAUX: Wine festival, June 18-19. Exhibitions, tasting shows, parades.
PARIS: Chopin festival, June 18-July 14.
PARIS: Paris Air Show, June 20-26.
COUNTRYWIDE: Fête de la Musique, June 21. Music performances.
REIMS: Folklore festival, June 21-26.
PARIS: Summer sales, June 21-July 26.
PARIS: Fête des Tuileries, June 25-Aug. 21. Fair in Tuileries Gardens.
PARIS: Japan Expo, June 30-July 3.
MULHOUSE: La Grande Parade Automobile, July 1-3. Vintage car festival.
COLMAR: International classical music festival, July 1-14.
VENDEE: Tour de France departs, July 2-4.
PARIS: Tropical carnival, July 3. Champs-Elysées.
AVIGNON: Festival d’Avignon, July 6-26. Avant-garde summer festival.
DINAN: International festival of the Celtic harp, July 6-10.
PARIS: Paris Quartiers d’Eté, July 13-Aug. 14. Paris neighborhoods festival.
COUNTRYWIDE: Bastille Day, July 14.
CANNES: Fireworks festival, July 14-20.
JUAN LES PINS: International jazz festival, July 14-24. Oldest in Europe.
WÜRZBURG: Mozart festival, through July 3.
HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” play, through Sept. 11. Noon Sundays, city center.
MUNICH: Founding of the city festival, June 18-19.
KIEL: Sailing Week, June 18-26.
BERLIN: Open-air music festival, June 21.
MUNICH: Tollwood festival, June 22-July 17. Cultural festival in Olympiapark.
MUNICH: Film festival, June 22-July 2.
WÜRZBURG: Open-air music festival, June 24-26. Free, Talavera-Mainwiesen.
PFORZHEIM: Motorissimo, June 24-26. Part of Year of the Automobile.
HAMBURG: Harley Days, June 24-26. Motorcycle rally and show.
TRIER: Old Town festival, June 24-26.
MAINZ: Midsummer St. John’s Night Festival, June 24-27.
MUNICH: Opera festival, June 25-July 31.
BAYREUTH: Street festival, July 1-3.
HANNOVER: Marksmen’s festival, July 1-10.
RÜDESHEIM-BINGEN: Rhine in Flames, July 2.
TRIER: Craftsmen market, July 2-3. Porta Nigra.
ROTHENBURG OB-DER-TAUBER: Shepherds’ dance, July 2-3, Sept. 4.
PFORZHEIM: Flea market, July 8-9. South Germany’s largest in city center.
WÜRZBURG: Kiliani funfair, July 8-24.
GELTENDORF: Kaltenberg Castle knight tournaments, July 10, 16-17, 24.
BUDAPEST: Danube carnival, through June 19. Dancing festival on Danube Promenade, Vorosmarty Square, Margaret Island.
PATCA: Castle Games and National Knights Meeting, June 18-19. Tournaments.
BUDAPEST: Night of museums, June 19.
SALGÓTARJÁN-SOMOSKO: Castle festival, June 22-26.
SZEGED: Rose festival, June 24-26.
BUDAPEST: Summer on Chain Bridge, June 25-Aug. 15. Themed entertainment.
BUDAPEST: Baroque Palace Days, July 1-31. Costumes, games; Buda Castle.
EGER: Medieval market and tournament, July 13-24.
DUBLIN: Street performers world championships, through June 19.
DUBLIN: Bloomsday, through June 19.
WATERFORD: Tall Ships Race, June 30-July 3.
GALWAY: Film festival, July 5-10.
GALWAY: Arts festival, July 11-24. Largest in country.
KINSALE: Arts Week, July 9-17. Living gallery and arts festival.
PISA: Regata di San Ranieri, through June 17. Illuminations and boat races to honor patron saint.
VERONA: Arena di Verona Festival, June 17-Sept. 3. Operas performed in the Roman amphitheater.
AREZZO: Giostra del Saracino, June 24. Medieval tournament.
FLORENCE: Calcio Storico, June 24. Ancient ball game played on Piazza Santa.
PISA: Battle of the bridge, June 26. Medieval competition.
SIENA: Corsa del Palio, July 2. Horse races on the piazza.
PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, July 8-17
VENICE: Rendetore, July 16-17. Traditional festival with fireworks.
ROME: Noantri festival, July 16-26. Festival in Trastevere neighborhood.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, June 23. Festivities held June 22.
ROTTERDAM: Poetry International, through June 19.
TERSCHELLING: Oerol Festival, through June 20. Theater, street theater, music take over the island.
AMSTERDAM: Holland festival, through June 26. Arts festival.
THE HAGUE: The Hague festival, through June 26. Three concerts: classical, jazz, pop.
SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, through June 27.
AMSTERDAM: Vondelpark open theater, through Aug. 28. Free concerts.
ALKMAAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein.
AMSTERDAM: Open garden days, June 17-19. Canal gardens open to public.
AMSTERDAM: Roots festival, June 23-26. Non-western music in various venues.
COUNTRYWIDE: Day of Architecture, June 25-26. Open door to sites of architectural interest.
EDAM: Cheese market, Wednesday mornings, June 29-Aug. 17.
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, July 1-12. Contemporary dance festival on the Leidesplein.
ROTTERDAM: North Sea jazz festival, July 8-10.
AMSTERDAM: Sunset film festival, July 15-Aug. 2. Free open-air films in Vondelpark.
HARSTAD: Arts festival, June 18-26.
TROMSO: Midnight Sun city marathon, June 25.
MOLDE: Jazz festival, July 18-23.
LISBON: Festivals of Lisbon, through June 30. Neighborhood festivals.
TERCEIRA: Sanjoaninas, June 17-26. Traditional festival.
FUNCHAL, MADEIRA: Atlantic festival, June 18 and 25. Music and culture festival.
PONTE DE LIMA: Horse fair, June 23-26.
LISBON: “Festival ao Largo, June 30-July 7. Free open-air music performances.
LISBON: Delta Tejo Festival, July 1-3. Coffee and music festival in the Alto da Ajuda, Monsanto.
TOMAR: Festival of the Trays, July 2-11. Held every four years.
CASCAIS: International Lusitano Thoroughbred Festival, July 6-9.
ÓBIDOS: Medieval market, July 7-24.
VILA NOVA DA CERVEIRA: International arts biennial, July 16-Aug. 17.
MELROSE: Borders book festival, through June 19.
EDINBURGH: International film festival, through June 26.
ORKNEY ISLANDS: St. Magnus festival, June 17-22.
ABERDEEN: Highland games, June 19.
CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK: Soapbox Extreme, July 1-2. Racing on longest and fastest course in Britain.
STORNOWAY (Lewis Island): Hebridean maritime festival, July 1-13.
PORTSOY: Traditional boat festival, July 2-3.
STONEHAVEN: Folk festival, July 7-10.
CASTRILLO DE MURCIA: Baby Jumping Colacho Festival, June 26. Men in costumes jump over babies born in past year as part of Corpus Christi events.
BARCELONA: Sonar — International festival of music and multimedia art, June 16-18.
CORDOVA: Guitar festival, July 5-16.
PAMPLONA: Running of the bulls, July 6-14.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazz festival, July 21-25.
STOCKHOLM: Jazz festival, June 17-19.
COUNTRYWIDE: Midsummer celebrations, June 24.
MALMÖ: Viking market, June 26-July 3. Fotevikens Museum.
FARÖ: Bergman Week, June 28-July 3. Celebration of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
BORGHEIM: HRH Victoria’s birthday celebrations, July 14. Örland Island.
BASEL: ART Basel, through June 19. Major contemporary art show.
LUCERNE: Old Town festival, June 25.
ZURICH: Caliente, July 1-3. Latin music festival.
GENEVA: Lakeside techno parade, July 9.
BASEL: Basel Tattoo, July 16-23.
NENDAZ: International alpenhorn festival, July 22-24.
COUNTRYWIDE: National day, July 31.
INTERLAKEN: Festival Latina, July 29-31.
LUGANO: Swiss Harley days, July 8-10. Motorycycle rally and show.
CARDIFF: Jousting tournament, June 18-19. Castle.
LLANGOLLEN: International Musical Eisteddfod, July 4-10.
CARDIFF: International food and drink festival, July 8-10.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: World mountain-bike bog snorkeling, July 9.