Festivals and events, June 30 and beyond
Event details are subject to change so please check with the tourist board before traveling.
SALZBURG: SommerSzene, through July 14. Contemporary music and arts festival.
VIENNA: Jazz festival, through July 17.
GRAZ, INNSBRUCK, VIENNA: American football world championships, July 8-16.
VIENNA: ImPulsTanz dance festival, July 14-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.
BRUSSELS: Brussels beach, July 1-Aug. 7. Quai des Péniches. Culture and sports events.
BRUSSELS: Ommegang pageant, July 5 & 7. Grand-Place. Features folklore, magic, music and historical re-creations.
BRUSSELS: Brosella folk & jazz festival, July 9-10. Free at the Atomium.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, July 21. Party in Brussels from the Park of Brussels to the Place Poelaert.
BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, July 25-Sept. 4.
KARLOVY VARY: International film festival, July 1-9.
STARÉ ŽDÁNICE: Hip Hop Jam, July 14-16. Urban culture festival at sandpit Oplatil.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, July 28-31.
JELS: Viking Chronicles, July 1-17. Pageant play in outdoor amphitheater.
COPENHAGEN: Jazz festival, July 1-10.
JELS: Viking market, July 2-3.
FANO: Fanniker Days, July 8-10. Festival celebrating Fano culture.
AARHUS: International jazz festival, July 9-16.
KLAMPENBORG: World Santa Claus Congress, July 18-20.
COPENHAGEN: Chamber music festival, July 24-Aug. 4.
SPØTTRUP: Medieval bishops market, July 25-30.
COPENHAGEN: Opera festival, July 26-Aug. 3.
MOESGAARD: Viking moot, July 30-31. Re-enactments and market.
LONDON: Hampton Court flowers, July 4-10. Hampton Court Palace.
ELY: Ely folk festival, July 8-10.
YORK: Early music festival, July 8-16, featuring music from Medieval and Baroque periods.
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. Features 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.
ROVANIEMI: Jutajaiset, through July 3. Lapland and Sámi cultural festival.
TURKU: Medieval festival, through July 3.
SONKAJÄRVI: Wife-carrying championships, July 1-2.
KUOPIO: Wine village festival, July 1-9.
ROVANIEMI: City marathon, July 2. Race in 24-hour light of Lapland.
PARIS: Japan Expo, through July 3. Fairgrounds.
PARIS: Chopin festival, through July 14.
REIMS: Flâneries musicales d’été, through July 21. Free concerts throughout city.
PARIS: Fête des Tuileries, through Aug. 21. Fair in Tuileries gardens.
MULHOUSE: Automobile parade, July 1-3. Vintage car festival featuring 700 antique cars.
COLMAR: International classical music festival, July 1-14.
VENDÉE: Tour de France departure, July 2-4.
PARIS: Tropical carnival, July 3. Champs-Élysées.
AVIGNON: Festival d’Avignon, July 6-26. Avant-garde theatrical festival.
DINAN: International Celtic Harp Festival, July 6-10.
PARIS: Paris Quartiers d’Été, July 13-Aug. 14. Paris neighborhoods festival.
COUNTRYWIDE: Bastille Day, July 14.
CANNES: International fireworks festival, July 14-20.
JUAN-LES-PINS: International jazz festival, July 14-24. Oldest in Europe.
PARIS: Paris Plages, July 21-Aug. 21. City streets are turned into beaches, complete with deck chairs and ice cream sellers.
BAYREUTH: Street festival, July 1-3.
HANNOVER: Marksmen’s festival, July 1-10. Fairground rides, music, fireworks.
RÜDESHEIM-BINGEN: Rhine in Flames, July 2.
TRIER: Craftsmen market, July 2-3. Porta Nigra.
PFORZHEIM: Flea market, July 8-9. City center.
WÜRZBURG: Kiliani fun fair, July 8-24.
GELTENDORF: Kaltenberg Castle knight tournaments, July 10, 16-17, 24.
ERBACH: Wiesenmarkt, July 22-23.
BERLIN: German-American festival, July 22-Aug. 14.
MUNICH: Jakobidult, July 30-Aug. 7. Fun fair and market on Mariahilfplatz.
BUDAPEST: Baroque Palace Days, July 1-31. Baroque costumes, games in Buda Castle.
EGER: Medieval market and tournament, July 13-24.
GALWAY: Film festival, July 5-10.
GALWAY: Arts festival, July 11-24.
KINSALE: Arts Week, July 9-17. Living gallery and arts festival.
SIENA: Corsa del Palio, July 2. Horse races on the piazza.
PERUGIA: Umbria jazz festival, July 8-17.
VENICE: Redetore, July 16-17. Religious festival with fireworks.
PISA: Joust of the Bear, July 25. Medieval joust where riders try to spear a target in the shape of a bear.
VIANDEN: Medieval festival, July 30-Aug. 7. Castle.
AMSTERDAM: Vondelpark open theater, through Aug. 28. Free concerts.
EDAM: Cheese market, through Aug. 17. Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, July 1-12. Contemporary dance festival on the Leidseplein.
ROTTERDAM: North Sea jazz festival, July 8-10.
AMSTERDAM: Sunset film festival, July 15-Aug. 2. Free open-air films in Vondelpark.
ROTTERDAM: Zomercarnaval, July 29-Aug. 30. Carnival parade.
MOLDE: Jazz festival, July 18-23.
STAVANGAR: Gladmat festival food fair, July 20-23.
KATJORD: Riddu Riddu Sami festival, July 20-24.
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.
LISBON: Festival ao Largo, through July 31. Free open-air music performances on the Largo de São Carlos.
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. Procession of women carrying trays with 30 loaves of bread on their heads. Held every four years.
CASCAIS: International Lusitano Thoroughbred Festival, July 6-9. Hipódromo Municipal Manuel Possolo.
ÓBIDOS: Medieval market, July 7-24.
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.
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.
EDINBURGH: International arts festival, Aug. 12-24.
HEBRIDES: Celtic festival, July. 14-17.
LERWICK (Shetland): Flavour of Scotland, July 21-24. Food, music, crafts festival with arrival of Tall Ships.
EDINBURGH: Jazz and blues festival, July 22-31.
CÓRDOBA: Guitar festival, July 5-16.
PAMPLONA: Running of the Bulls, July 6-14.
SAN SEBASTIÁN: Jazz festival, July 21-25.
MALMÖ: Viking market, through July 3. Fotevikens Museum.
FÅRÖ: Bergman Week, through July 3. Ingmar Bergman celebration.
BORGHEIM: HRH Victoria’s birthday celebrations, July 14. Örland Island.
KARLSHAMN: Baltic festival, July 20-23. Seaside town festival.
GENEVA: Lakeside techno parade, July 9.
BASEL: Basel Tattoo, July 16-23.
NENDAZ: International Alphorn Festival, July 22-24.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Aug. 1.
INTERLAKEN: Festival Latina, July 29-31.
LUGANO: Swiss Harley Days, July 8-10. Everything for Harley-Davidson lovers.
DAVOS: City marathon, July 30.
LLANGOLLEN: Eisteddfod, July 4-10. International music and dance festival.
CARDIFF: International food and drink festival, July 8-10.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: World mountain bike bog snorkeling, July 9.
CARDIFF: National Eisteddfod of Wales, July 30-Aug. 6.