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Austriawww.austria.info/uk

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.

Belgiumwww.visitbelgium.com

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.

Czech Republicwww.czechtourism.com

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.

Denmarkwww.visitdenmark.com

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.

Englandwww.visitbritain.com

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.

Finlandwww.visitfinland.com

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.

Francewww.franceguide.com

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.

Germanywww.germany-tourism.de

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.

Hungarywww.hungarytourism.hu

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.

Irelandwww.discoverireland.ie

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.

Italywww.italiantourism.com

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.

Luxembourgwww.ont.lu

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, June 23. Festivities held June 22.

The Netherlandswww.holland.com/uk

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.

Norwaywww.visitnorway.com

HARSTAD: Arts festival, June 18-26.

TROMSO: Midnight Sun city marathon, June 25.

MOLDE: Jazz festival, July 18-23.

Portugalwww.visitportugal.com

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.

Scotlandwww.visitscotland.com

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.

Spainwww.spain.info

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.

Swedenwww.visitsweden.com

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.

Switzerlandwww.switzerlandtourism.ch

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.

Waleswww.visitwales.co.uk

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.

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