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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.


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