In case there has been a change, it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.

VIENNA: Festival Weeks, through June 19. Music and theater festival.

EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, May 21-Oct. 8.

VIENNA: City festival, May 27-29.

GRAZ: Spring festival, June 1-5. Electronic music and art festival.

SALZBURG: Whitsun festival, June 10-13. Baroque music festival.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Dult, June 11-19. Traditional folk festival events at fairgrounds.

SALZBURG: Sommerszene, June 23-July 16. Contemporary music and arts festival.


BRUSSELS: Jazz marathon, May 27-29.

BRUSSELS: Ancient art fair, June 8-12. Classical, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities in the Sablon Quarter.

WATERLOO: Battle of Waterloo, June 13-15. Historical 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.


PRAGUE: Czech beer festival, through May 28.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring, through June 4. International festival featuring classical music.

PRAGUE: Khamora, May 23-28. Gypsy festival.

PRAGUE: Dance Prague, May 23-June 29. Dance festival.

PRAGUE: Food festival, May 28-29.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, May 27-30. Folklore festival.

TURNOV: Bohemian markets, May 28-30. Crafts and folklore markets.

PRAGUE: Museum Night, June 11. Free late-night openings.

ODENSE: Folk festival, through May 21.

COPENHAGEN: City marathon, May 22.

AALBORG: Carnival, May 22-28.

COPENHAGEN: Beer festival, May 26-28. Old Carlsberg grounds.

COPENHAGEN: Carnival, including children’s program, June 10-12.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion festival, June 1-5. Street and nightlife party.

COPENHAGEN: Photography festival, June 9-19.

COPENHAGEN: Whitsun carnival, June 10-12.

FANO: International kite festival, June 16-19.

DUXFORD: Spring air show, May 22. Focus on women in aviation.

LONDON: Chelsea flower show, May 24-28. Royal Hospital Chelsea.

CAMBRIDGE: Beer festival, May 23-28. Jesus Green.

BELSAY: Knights tournament, May 28-30. Castle.

BOLSOVER: Grand medieval joust, May 28-30. Castle.

ELY: Beer festival, June 4-5. City football club grounds.

LONDON: London Jewelry Week, June 6-12.

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.

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.

CANNES: International film festival, through May 22.

SEDAN: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle.

BORDEAUX: International fair, May 28-June 5. Parc de Exposition.

ROUEN: Joan of Arc festival, May 28-29.

REIMS: Joan of Arc festival, June 4-5.

NORMANDY: Anniversary of the D-Day landings, June 6.

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’Ete, June 17-July 21. Free concerts throughout city.

BORDEAUX: Wine festival, June 18-19. Exhibitions, tasting shows, parades and fireworks.

HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” outdoor play, through Sept. 11. Sundays at noon in city center.

HAMBURG: Cherry blossom festival, May 20.

HAMBURG: City marathon, May 20.

BAYREUTH: Wheat beer festival, May 26-29.

WÜRZBURG: Wine village, May 27-June 5. Marketplace.

WÜRZBURG: Mozart festival, May 27-July 3.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, May 28. City center.

WIESBADEN: Wilhelmstrasse festival, June 2-4.

WÜRZBURG: Africa festival, June 2-5. Talavera-Mainwiesen.

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: Historical shepherds dance, June 12, July 2-3, Sept. 4.

MUNICH: Founding of the city festival, June 18-19. Between Marienplatz und Odeonsplatz.

KIEL: Sailing Week, June 18-26.

KISKOROS: Kiskoros Days and strudel festival, May 20-22.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, May 21-22. Roman market in Aquincum.

BUDAPEST: National gallop, June 2-6. Horse race on Heroes Square.

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.

REYKJAVIK: Arts Festival, May 20-June 5.

COUNTRYWIDE: Festival of the sea, June 4-5. Honors fishermen’s work.

HAFNARFJORDUR: Viking festival, June 16-19.

COUNTRYWIDE: Independence Day, June 17.

DUBLIN: Dance festival, through May 22.

DUBLIN: Writers festival, May 31-June 5.

DUBLIN: Bloomsday, June 16-19.

SOAVE: Medieval festival and wine tasting, May 20-22.

VERONA: Mineral show, May 20-22. Exhibition Centre.

SANGUINETTO: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle Scala.

MASSA MARITTIMA: Balestro del Girifalco, May 22. Medieval crossbow competition.

GUBBIO: Palio della Balestra, May 29. Races and crossbows.

MILAN: Folklore festival along the Naviglio canal, June 1-10.

ROME: Festa della Republica, June 2. Military parades on the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

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.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Samba festival, June 10-11.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Night city marathon, June 11.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: New Orleans meets Luxembourg, June 12-13. American Deep South festival on Place Guillaume II.

ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession, June 14.


AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, through June 9. World’s biggest photo exhibition in Oude Kerk.

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, through June 27.

UTRECHT: Festival a/d Werf, May 19-28.

AMSTERDAM: Holland festival, June 1-26. Arts festival.

AMSTERDAM: Vondelpark open theater, June 5-Aug. 28. Free concerts.

TERSCHELLING: Oerol Festival, June 11-20. Theater, street theater, music festival.

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, including video clips of poets reading works.

AMSTERDAM: Open garden days, June 17-19. Canal gardens open to public.

BERGEN: International festival, May 23-June 8. Cultural and arts festival.

KARMOY: Viking festival, June 9-12.

HARSTAD: Arts festival, June 18-26.

MERTOLA: Islamic festival, May 19-22. Historical festival of town between eighth and 13th centuries.

SAO MIGUEL (Azores): Festivals of the Lord Jesus Christ, May 21-29.

EVORA: International puppet biennial, May 31-June 5.

LISBON: Festivals of Lisbon, June 1-30. Neighborhood festivals.

SETUBAL: International film festival, June 3-12.

FUNCHAL, MADEIRA: Atlantic festival, June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Music and culture festival.

TERCEIRA: Sanjoaninas, June 17-26. Traditional festival.

DUNFERMLINE: Scottish Motor Show, May 21-22. Knockhill Racing Circuit.

STRANRAER: Scottish model air show, May 21-22. Castle Kennedy Airfield.

ISLAY: Festival of Music and Malt, May 21-28. Gaelic song and malt whisky.

EDINBURGH: City marathon, May 22.

BLAIR ATHOLL: Atholl Highlanders parade, May 28. Blair Castle.

INNERLEITHEN: Medieval Fayre, May 28-29. Traquair House.

PRESTONPANS, COCKENZIE, PORT SETON: Three Harbors Arts festival, May 28-June 5. Arts and food festival.

EDINBURGH: Gardening Scotland, June 3-5. Garden show at Royal Highland Centre.

MELROSE: Borders book festival, June 16-19.

MADRID: Festival of autumn in spring, through June 5. Cultural arts festival.

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 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.

STOCKHOLM: City marathon, May 28.

STOCKHOLM: A Taste of Stockholm, June 1-6. Food fair at Kungstradgarden.

GOTLAND: Gotland’s Open Studio 2011, June 2-6. Open house in artists’ studios.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, June 6.

GOTLAND: Gotland Runt, June 6-10. One of the world’s largest offshore regattas.

STOCKHOLM: Jazz festival, June 17-19.

MONTREUX: Narcissus festival, through June 5.

ZURICH: Medieval spectacle, May 20-22. Münsterhof.

ZURICH: Caliente, July 1-3. Latin music festival.

BASEL: ART Basel, June 15-19. Major contemporary art show.

ISTANBUL: Open-door architecture festival, May 22-23. Visits to architectural sites.

IZMIR: International air show, June 4-5.

ISTANBUL: Polonezkoy Cherry Festival, June 5-13. In the Polonezkoyu (Polish) district.

GOWER: Folk festival, June 10-12. Heritage Centre.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Man vs. horse marathon, June 11. CARDIFF: Jousting tournament, June 18-19. Castle.

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