Festivals and Events, October 2018
AustriaLINZ: Bruckner Festival, through Oct. 11.
GRAZ: Steiriescherherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, through Oct. 14.
VIENNA: Wiesn-Fest, Prater Kaiserwiese, through Oct. 14.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Culture Days, performances and concerts, through Oct. 21.
VIENNA: Fair For Art, Aula der Wissenschaften, through Oct. 14.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 13-14.
GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 14.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 17-21.
SOELDEN: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening races, Rettenbach Glacier, Oct. 26-28.
VIENNA: blickfang, design fair, MAK, Oct. 26-28.
VIENNA: Erste Open 500, tennis tournament, Oct. 26-28.
VIENNA: Pumpkin Festival, Am Himmel, Oct. 26-28.
VIENNA: Wien Modern, contemporary music fest, Konzerthaus, Oct. 28-Nov. 30.
BelgiumGENT: Film Fest Gent, through Oct. 19.
ANTWERP: Antwerp Art Fair, International Contemporary Art Fair, Expo, Oct. 11-14.
CINEY: Puces et Salon des Antiquaires, flea market, Oct. 12-14.
ZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 13.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Hall 3 Expo, Oct. 19-21.
HASSELT: Genever Fest, celebrates gin-like drink, Oct. 20-21.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, festival of small breweries, Oct. 20-21.
TOURNAI: Salon du Cheval, horse fair, Oct. 20-21.
LIEGE: Hoppy Days, beer festival, Palais de Congres, Oct. 26-28.
BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, Museum of Fantastic Art, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
BRUSSELS: Belfius Brussels Marathon and Half Marathon, Oct. 28.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, military fair, Oct. 28.
CroatiaCOUNTRYWIDE: Zagreb Restaurant Week, through Oct. 14.
KRK: MTB Marathon, Oct. 13.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Marathon, Oct. 14.
DUBROVNIK: Good Food Festival, Oct. 15-21.
Czech RepublicKARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, various dates through Oct. 27.
PRAGUE: 4 + 4 Days in Motion International Festival of Contemporary Art, performing arts festival, through Oct. 13.
HRADEC KRALOVE: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 9-13.
PRAGUE: Strings of Autumn, music festival, various dates between Oct. 9-Nov. 10.
PRAGUE: Signal Festival, festival of illuminations, Oct. 11-14.
PRAGUE: Festival of Delicate Tastes, tastings of international cuisine, New Town Hall, Oct. 13.
PRAGUE: Prague Coffee Festival, Prazhske trzhnice Holesovice, Oct. 20-21.
PRAGUE: Designblok, design and fashion week, Holesovice, Oct. 25-29.
JIHLAVA: International Documentary Film Festival, Oct. 25-30.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: CPH PIX, film festival, through Oct. 10.
COPENHAGEN: World Press Photo Exhibition, Politikens Hus, through Oct. 18.
HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, through Oct. 21.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late night openings around city, Oct. 12.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 12-Nov. 4.
AARHUS: Aarhus International Guitar Festival, Oct. 13-20.
FREDERICKSHAFEN: Ink Festival, tattoo convention, Arena Nord, Oct. 25-27.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Oct. 25-28.
EnglandBLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 4.
LONDON: London Restaurant Festival, through Oct. 31.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 10-21.
LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 18-19.
ST IVES: Booze on the Ouse, CAMRA beer festival, Burgess Hall, Oct. 18-20.
LONDON: Battersea Autumn, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 18-21.
LONDON: RumFest, ILEC Conference Centre, Oct. 20-21.
LONDON: Eukanuba Discover Dogs, dog expo and fair, ExCeL London, Oct. 20-21.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Mop Fair, Oct. 11-12; Runaway Mop, Oct. 25-26.
COUNTRY: Museums at Night, Oct. 25-27.
LONDON: The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show, Battersea Evolution, Oct. 25-28.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Film Festival, Oct.25-Nov. 1.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, Oct. 26-28.
LONDON: Africa on the Square, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 27.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Tattoo Convention, Corn Exchange, Oct. 27-28.
LONDON: Diwali, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 28.
LONDON: Winter Arts and Antiques Fair, Olympia, Oct. 29-Nov. 4.
EstoniaTALLINN: Klaver— International Piano Festival, through Oct. 12.
TALLINN: Comedy Festival, through Oct. 12.
TALLINN: Tallinn FoodFest, Messe, Oct. 27.
FinlandHELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, through Oct. 13.
HELSINKI: Carnival of Light, Linnamaki Amusement Park, Oct. 11-21.
HELSINKI: Traditional Sailing Day, ships in South Harbor, Oct. 14.
HELSINKI: Helsinki International Horse Show, Oct. 17-21.
FrancePARIS: Mondial de la Moto, motorcycle expo, Port de Versailles, through Oct. 14.
PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 10-14.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 10-20.
STRASBOURG: Salon Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Wacken Convention Centre, Oct. 12-15.
LYON: Lumiere, Grand Lyon Film Festival, Oct. 13-21.
TOULOUSE: Salon des Antiquaires et de l’Art Contemporain, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 13-21.
PARIS: 20 km de Paris, road race, Oct. 14.
PARIS: FIAC Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palace and Hors les Murs, Oct. 18-21.
PARIS: Outsider Art Fair, Atelier Richelieu, Oct. 18-21.
PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Oct. 18-22.
CLERMONT-FERRARD: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine salon, Oct. 19-20.
ANNECY LE VIEUX: Salon Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Espace Rencontre, Oct. 19-21.
BESANCON: Vinifrance, salon of French wines, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19-21.
COLMAR: Salon des Arts et Antiquaires, art and antiques salon, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19-22.
METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, Oct. 20.
PARIS: Paris Manga and Sci-Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 20-21.
LYON: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine salon, Oct. 25-29.
PARIS: Paris Games Week, highlights video games, Port de Versailles, Oct. 26-30.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
PARIS: Rolex Paris Masters, tennis tournament, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
GermanyHANNOVER: Oktoberfest Hannover, Schuetzenplatz, through Oct. 14.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Wasen, through Oct. 14.
FUERTH: Michaelis-Kirchweih, market and fair, through Oct. 14.
NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE: German Wine Harvest Festival, through 15.
HEIDELBERG: Enjoy Jazz Festival, through Nov. 17.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, through Oct. 14.
BOTTROP: Halloween Horror Festival at Movie Park, Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 26-31 and Nov. 2-4.
LEIPZIG: Leipzig Jazz Days, Oct. 11-20.
BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER: Klangwelle, Oct. 11-14 and Oct. 18-21.
HASSFURT/SCHWEINFURT: Honky Tonk Festival, Oct. 12-13.
LORCH: Zwiebelkuchentage, celebrates onion tart, Oct. 12-14.
MEERSBURG:Middle Ages Market, Oct. 12-14.
WEIMAR: Zweibelmarkt, onion market, Oct. 12-14.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Book Fair, Messe, Oct. 13-14.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Tattoo Slam, Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Oct. 13-14.
MAYEN: Lukasmarkt, volkfest, Oct. 13-21.
TUEBINGEN: Jazz Days, Oct. 13-21.
GUENZBURG: Halloween @ LEGOLAND, Oct. 13-31.
HASSLOCH: Halloween Fright Nights, Holiday Park, Oct. 13, 20, 27 and 31; Nov. 3.
LUDWIGSBURG: European Pumpkin Championship Weigh Offs, Bluehendes Barock, Oct. 14.
BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse “Fine”, Kurhaus, Oct. 14-16.
TEGERNSEE: International mountain film festival, Oct. 17-21.
LANDAU: Fest des Federweissen/ Fest of the New Wine, Oct. 18-21.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Oktoberkerwe, Messeplatz, Oct. 18-29.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, Oct. 18-Nov. 4.
DRESDEN: DAVE Club Culture Festival, Oct. 19-28.
RUEDESHEIM: Tage des Federweiβen/ Days of the New Wine, Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28.
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburger Mess’, fun fair, Messplatz, Oct. 19-29.
SPEYER: Herbstmesse/ Fall Fair, Festplatz, Oct. 19-31.
PFUNGSTADT: Halloween at Burg Frankenstein, Oct. 19-20, 26-27 and 31; Nov. 1-3.
BREMEN: Bremer Freimarkt, volksfest, Oct. 19-Nov. 4.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 20.
STUTTGART: Stuttgart Night, late night openings, Oct. 20.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, Oct. 20.
MUNICH: Auer Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 20-28.
ROSENHEIM: Oberbairisch Tattoo Tage, tattoo convention, Inntalhalle, Oct. 20-21.
RUST: Halloween at Europa-Park, Oct. 22-Nov. 4.
KAISERSLAUTERN: International Blues Festival, Kammgarn, Oct. 25-27.
STUTTGART: New Fall Festival, highlights indie and electronic music, Oct. 25-28.
WIESBADEN: European Youth Circus, Oct. 25-28.
MAINZ: Rheinhessen WeinforumRheingoldhalle, Oct. 26-28.
FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, Oct. 27.
MAYEN: Festival of Witches and Magicians, Oct. 27.
WIESBADEN: Henkell Sparkling Wine Night, Henkell Sektkellerei, Oct. 27.
BAYREUTH: Tattoo Convention, Baerenhalle-Bindlach, Oct. 27-28.
COLOGNE: Tattoobash Koeln, MOtorworld Koeln, Oct. 27-28.
DUESSELDORF: eat & STYLE, Areal Böhler, Oct. 27-28.
MANNHEIM: Mein Hund, show for dog owners, Maimarktgelaende, Oct. 27-28.
PASSAU: Tattoo Messe, Dreilaenderhalle, Oct. 27-28.
MECHERNICH: Halloween, Burg Satzvey, Oct. 27 and 31.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, market and volksfest, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
INGOLSTADT: Ingolstadt Jazz Days, Oct. 27-Nov. 16.
FRANKFURT: Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 28.
MANNHEIM: Children’s Halloween Party, Luisenpark, Oct. 31.
HungaryBUDAPEST: Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, through Oct. 21.
BUDAPEST: Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris, Oct. 11-14.
BUDAPEST: Pig Slaughter and Sausage Festival, Vasuttorteneti Park, Oct. 12-14.
IrelandDUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, through Oct. 14.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, landmarks open to visitors, Oct. 12-14.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 13-14.
GALWAY: Galway Comedy Carnival, Oct. 23-29.
SLIGO: Sligo Live- Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, Oct. 24-29.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 25-29.
DUBLIN: Dublin Animation Film Festival, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Oct. 26-27.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 26-29.
ItalyTRIESTE: Barcolana, international regatta, through Oct. 14.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, Saturdays and Sundays only, through Nov. 25.
TURIN: Movement- Torino Music Festival, electronic music festival, Oct. 12-13.
VENICE: International Venezia Tattoo Convention, Russot Hotel Congress Center, Oct. 12-14.
VERONA: ArtVerona, contemporary art fair, Veronafiere, Oct. 12-15.
ROME: Rome Film Fest, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Oct. 18-28.
ROME: Hobby Show Roma, Palacavicchi, Oct. 19-21.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 19-28.
MILAN: Hobby Show Milano, market for hobbies and crafts, Fiera MilanoCity, Oct. 21-14.
PADUA: Auto d’Epoca, classic auto exhibition, Fiera, Oct. 25-28.
VERONA: Fieracavalli, horse exhibition, Oct. 25-28.
PALERMO: Palermo Tattoo Expo, Oct. 25-28.
FERRARA: Ferrara Tattoo Convention, Fiere Congressi, Oct. 26-28.
PESCARA: Hobby Show Pescara, Pala Dean Martin, Oct. 26-28.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 27-28.
VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 28.
LUCCA: Lucca Comics and Games, comics convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
LatviaRIGA: Riga Restaurant Week, Oct. 8-14.
LithuaniaVILNIUS: Pokrovskiye Kolokola, folklore festival, Oct. 10-14.
LuxembourgCITY: Cineast, Central and East European Film Festival, through Oct. 21.
CITY: Night of Museums, Oct. 13.
GREVENMACHER: Distillery Day, open doors at distilleries along the Mosel River, Oct. 28.
MaltaVALLETTA: Malta Classic, antique vehicles tour island, Oct. 11-14.
VITTORIOSA: Birgufest, candlelight and historical festival, Oct. 12-14.
VALLETTA: Rolex Middle Sea Race, yachting race, Oct. 20-27.
MonacoNEVERS: eRallye, electronic car race, Oct. 24-28.
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, events also take place in Utrect and Rotterdam, through Oct. 14.
EINDHOVEN: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 13-14.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, celebrates electronic dance music, Oct. 17-21.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 21.
EINDHOVEN: Tattoo Convention, Tivoli Sports Hall, Oct. 27-28.
THE HAGUE: Crossing Border, literature festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 4.
NorwayLILLEHAMMER: DolaJazz, jazz festival, Oct. 18-21.
OSLO: Oslo Motor Show, Norges Varemesse, Oct. 26-28.
OSLO: Oslo World Music Festival, Oct. 30-Nov. 4.
PolandKRAKOW: Unsound Music Festival, through Oct. 14.
WARSAW: European Dog Show, Expo, Oct. 11-14.
WARSAW: Warsaw Film Festival, Oct. 12-21.
WARSAW: Warsaw Tattoo Convention, Stadion Legii, Oct. 13-14.
WARSAW: Warsaw Comic Con, Expo, Oct. 26-28.
PortugalBRAGA: International Photography Festival, through Oct. 28.
LISBON: Lisbon Marathon, Oct. 14.
PENICHES: Rip Curl Pro Portugal, surfing competition, Oct. 16-27.
LISBON: Doclisboa, documentary film festival, Oct. 18-28.
SANTAREM: National Gastronomy Festival, Casa do Campino, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
San MarinoCITY: Rally Legend, Oct. 11-14.
ScotlandCOWAL: Walking and Outdoor Festival, through Oct. 12.
LERWICK: Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 11-15.
OBAN: Royal National Mod, Gaelic language and culture festival, Oct. 12-20.
TIREE: Tiree Wave Classic, windsurfing competition, Oct. 13-19.
PAISLEY: The Spree, festival of comedy and music, Oct. 13-20.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 19-31.
ABERDEEN: Sound, festival of innovative new music, Oct. 24-Nov. 4.
ISLE OF SKYE: Swing Jazz Festival, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
GLASGOW: Sonica, sonic arts festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 10.
SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: One World Film Festival, Oct. 11-16.
BRATISLAVA: Jazz Days, Oct. 19-21.
SloveniaKRANJ: International Festival of Fine Arts, through Nov. 4.
MARIBOR: Maribor Theatre Festival, Oct. 15-28.
METLIKA: Mlada Portugalka, wine festival celebrates wine made from Portugieser grapes, Oct. 20.
LJUBLJANA: Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon, Oct. 28.
SpainO GROVE: Seafood festival, through Oct. 14.
SITGES: Fantastic Film Festival, through Oct. 14.
BARCELONA: Salonnautico, boat show, Port Vell, Oct. 10-14.
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: WOMEX, World Music Expo, Oct. 24-28.
ELCHE: Medieval Festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
SwedenSTOCKHOLM: Affordable Art Fair, Nacka Strandsmaessan, Oct. 11-14.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Jazz Festival, 12-21.
SwitzerlandLUCERNE: Maas Autumn Fair, volksfest, Bahnhofplatz, through Oct. 21.
VERNIER: Vernier sur Rock, rock, reggae and rap music highlighted, Oct. 11-13.
ASCONA: Chestnut festival, Oct. 13.
BERN: Zibelimarit, onion market, Oct. 13.
THUN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 13.
BERN: Berner Weinmesse, showcases wines of the world, Oct. 13-21.
APPENZELL: Cheese Festival, Oct. 27-28.
BASEL: Basler Weinmesse, showcases wines of the world, Messe, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
BASEL: Autumn fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 27-Nov. 11.
LUCERNE: SwissCityMarathon, Oct. 28.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Schweizerhofquai, Oct. 28-30.
WalesLLANWRTYD WELLS: Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon, Oct. 21.
CONWY: Gwledd Conwy Feast, Oct. 26-28.