Festivals and events, June 9 and beyond
Jayne Traendly compiled this listing. In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, through Oct. 8.
SALZBURG: Whitsun festival, June 10-13. Baroque music festival.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Dult, June 11-19. Traditional folk festival events.
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.
BRUSSELS: Ancient art fair, through June 12. Classical, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities in the Sablon Quarter.
WATERLOO: Battle of Waterloo, June 18-19. Reconstruction 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. Commemorates town’s delivery from the plague in 1349.
BRUSSELS: International film festival, June 22-29.
MONS: Bonfires on St. John’s Day, June 24.
BRUSSELS: Café Couleur, June 24-26. Caribbean, Africa and Latin America 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. Celebration of Emperor Charles V.
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.
COPENHAGEN: Photography festival, through June 19.
COPENHAGEN: Whitsun Carnival, including children’s program, June 10-12.
FANO: Kite festival, June 16-19.
ROSKILDE: Jazz festival, June 17-19.
FREDERIKSHAVN: Days of Tordenskiold, The Year is 1717, June 24-26. Historical festival.
JELS: Viking Chronicles, July 1-17. Pageant play 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.
LONDON: London Jewelry Week, through June 12.
LONDON: Trooping the Colour, June 11. Horse Guards Parade.
LONDON: Open squares weekend. June 11-12.
ASCOT: Royal Ascot, June 14-18. Horse racing.
LONDON: Taste of London, June 16-19. 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.
HELSINKI: Samba carnival, June 10-11.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Day, June 12. City birthday celebrations.
ROVANIEMI: Jutajaiset, June 29-July 3. Lapland and Sami cultural festival.
TURKU: Medieval festival, June 30-July 3.
SONKAJARVI: Wife-carrying champ-ionships, July 1-2.
KUOPIO: Wine village festival, July 1-9.
ROVANIEMI: City marathon, July 2. Race in 24-hour light of Lapland
CAMEMBERT REGION: A Taste of Camembert, June 11-13. Events and tastings.
ROCAMADOUR: Cheese festival, June 12. Centered on region’s goat cheese.
REIMS: Flaneries Musicales d’Eté, June 17-July 21. Free concerts throughout city.
BORDEAUX: Wine festival, June 18-19. Exhibitions, tasting shows, parades and fireworks.
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 22-26.
PARIS: Summer sales, June 21-July 26.
PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, June 25-Aug. 21. Fair in Tuileries Gardens.
PARIS: Japan Expo, June 30-July 3. Fairgrounds.
MULHOUSE: La Grande Parade Automobile, July 1-3. Vintage car festival featuring 700 antique cars.
COLMAR: Classical music festival, July 1-14.
VENDEE: Tour de France departure, 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.
WÜRZBURG: Mozart festival, through July 3.
HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” outdoor play, through Sept. 11. Noon Sundays, city center.
ROTHENBURG OB-DER-TAUBER: Historical play, “The Master Draught,” June 10-13. Historical military parade June 12.
BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, June 10-13. Blücherplatz.
RONNEBURG: Knights tournament, June 11-13.
ROTHENBURG OB-DER-TAUBER: Shepherds’ dance, June 12, July 2-3.
MUNICH: Founding of the city festival, June 18-19. Between Marienplatz und Odeonsplatz.
KIEL: Sailing Week, June 18-26.
BERLIN: Open-air music festival, June 21. Throughout the city.
MUNICH: Film festival, June 22-July 2.
MUNICH: Tollwood festival, June 22-July 17. Cultural festival in Olympiapark.
WÜRZBURG: Open-air music festival, June 24-26. Free on the Talavera-Mainwiesen.
PFORZHEIM: Motorissimo, June 24-26. Celebrations as 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.
PFORZHEIM: Flea market, July 8-9.
WÜRZBURG: Kiliani fun fair, July 8-24.
BUDAPEST: Wine festival, June 10-12. City park.
BUDAPEST: Danube carnival, June 10-19. Dancing festival on Danube Promenade, Vorosmarty Square, Margaret Island.
PATCA: Castle Games and National Knights Meeting, June 18-19. Tournaments.
BUDAPEST: Night of the museums, June 19.
SALGoTARJaN-SOMOSKO: Castle festival, June 22-26.
SZEGED: Rose festival, June 24-26. Traditional folklore festival.
BUDAPEST: Summer on Chain Bridge, June 25-Aug. 15. Themed entertainment.
BUDAPEST: Baroque Palace Days, July 1-31. Baroque costumes, games, costumes in Buda Castle.
CORK: Street performers world championships, June 11-12.
DUBLIN: Street performers world championships, June 16-19.
DUBLIN: Bloomsday, June 16-19.
WATERFORD: Tall Ships Race, June 30-July 3.
GALWAY: Film festival, July 5-10.
MILAN: Folklore festival along the Naviglio canal, through June 10.
VENICE: Vogalonga, June 12. Rowing race.
PISA: Regata di San Ranieri, June 16-17. 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
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Samba festival, June 10-11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Night-time city marathon, June 11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: New Orleans meets Luxembourg, June 12-13. American Deep South festival on Place Guillaume II.
ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession of Echternach, June 14.
AMSTERDAM: Holland festival, through June 26. Arts festival.
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.
TERSCHELLING: Oerol Festival, June 11-20. Theater, street theater, music festival take over the island.
THE HAGUE: The Hague festival, June 14-26. Three concerts: classical, jazz, pop.
ROTTERDAM: Poetry International, June 14-19. One of world’s leading poetry events.
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, June 29-Aug. 17. Wednesday mornings.
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, July 1-12. Contemporary dance festival on the Leidesplein.
ROTTERDAM: North Sea jazz festival, July 8-10.
KARMOY: Viking festival, through June 12.
HARSTAD: Arts festival, June 18-26.
TROMSO: Midnight Sun city marathon, June 25.
SETUBAL: Film festival, through June 12.
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. Expolima.
LISBON: Festival ao Largo, June 30-July 7. Free open-air music performances.
LISBON: Delta Tejo Festival, July 1-3. Coffee and music festival.
TOMAR: Festival of the Trays, July 2-11. Held every four years.
CASCAIS: International Lusitano Thoroughbred Festival, July 6-9.
OBIDOS: Medieval market, July 7-24.
EDINBURGH: International film festival, June 15-26.
MELROSE: Borders book festival, June 16-19.
ORKNEY ISLANDS: St. Magnus festival, June 17-22.
ABERDEEN: Highland games, June 19.
CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK: Soapbox (racing) Extreme, July 1-2.
STORNOWAY (Lewis Island): Hebridean maritime festival, July 1-13.
PORTSOY: Traditional boat festival, July 2-3.
STONEHAVEN: Folk festival, July 7-10.
MADRID: San Antonio de la Florida, June 13. Patron saint festival in the Moncloa and Aravaca districts.
CASTRILLO DE MURCIA: Baby Jumping Colacho Festival, June 26. Men in costumes jump over babies born in the past year as part of Corpus Christi events.
BARCELONA: Sonar festival of music and multimedia art, June 16-18.
CORDOVA: Guitar festival, July 5-16.
PAMPLONA: Running of the bulls, July 6-14.
GOTLAND: Gotland Runt, through June 10. Large offshore regatta.
STOCKHOLM: Jazz festival, June 17-19.
COUNTRYWIDE: Midsummer celebrations, June 24.
MALMo: Viking market, June 26-July 3. Fotevikens Museum.
BASEL: ART Basel, June 15-19. 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.
GOWER: Folk festival, June 10-12. Heritage Centre.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Man vs. horse marathon, June 11.
CARDIFF: Jousting tournament, June 18-19. Castle.
LLANGOLLEN: I Musical Eisteddfod, July 4-10.
CARDIFF: International food and drink festival, July 8-10.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: World mountain bike bog snorkeling, July 9.