Festivals and events, May 19 and beyond
May 18, 2011
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.