Event details are subject to change, so it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, avant-garde media art festival, through Sept. 6.

KLAGENFURT: Alpine Highland games, Sept. 2-4.

KIRCHBERG: International Balloon Cup hot-air balloon races, Sept. 17-23.

KLAGENFURT: Street theater festival in the old town, Sept. 23-25.

BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, through Sept. 4.

BRUSSELS: International music festival, through Sept. 16.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand-Place, Sept. 2-4.

ST. HUBERT: International Hunt and Nature Days, Sept. 3-4.

Kapelle op-den Bos: Fairy festival, Sept. 4-5. Workshops, markets and performances.

ATH: Ducasse of Ath, festival of the giants, with David and Goliath battle, Sept. 8.

ERQUELINNES: Beer festival, Sept. 9-11.

DURBUY: Beer, Bread and Cheese Festival, Sept. 17-18.

BRUSSELS: Heritage Days, Sept. 17-18.

BRUSSELS: Late openings at museums, Sept. 22-Dec. 15.


PRAGUE: International Air Festival army aviation show, Sept. 3-4.

MIKULOV: Pálava wine festival, Sept. 9-16.

TÁBOR: Medieval festival, Sept. 9-12.

AARHUS: Cultural festival, through Sept. 4.

COPENHAGEN: Design Week, architectural conference and exhibitions, through Sept. 10.

RØMØ: Kite flying festival, Sept. 2-4.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days cultural and historical festival, Sept. 9-18.

COPENHAGEN, AARHUS: Night of Culture, Sept. 14.

ODENSE: City marathon, Sept. 18.

EGESKOV: Egeskov market at the castle, Sept. 21.

LONDON: BBC Proms classical music festival, through Sept. 10.

LONDON: Visit Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 3.

DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, Sept. 3-4.

LONDON: London Mela Asian festival at Gunnersbury Park, Sept. 4.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, tree-day boutique music festival, known for its annual fancy dress competition. Robin Hill Country Park, Sept. 8-11.

SOUTHHAMPTON: Boat Show, Sept. 16-25.

CAMBRIDGE: Dragon Boat Festival on the River Cam, Sept. 10.

LONDON: Mayor’s Thames Festival, free outdoor arts festival, Sept. 10-11.

PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Championships, Sept. 16-17.

HARROGATE: Autumn Flower Show, Sept. 16-18.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 16-24.

YORK: Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 16-25.

LONDON: Open House London, sites usually closed to public are open, Sept. 17-18.

LONDON: Oktoberfest in London and Shoreditch Park, Sept. 22-25; Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

LILLE: Flea market, Sept. 3-4.

LE PUY-EN-VELAY: La Fete du Roi de l’Oiseau, 16th-century re-enactment festival, Sept. 14-18.

PARIS: Autumn cultural arts festival, Sept. 15-Dec. 24.

PARIS: Technoparade, Sept. 17.

COUNTRYWIDE: Journées Européennes du Patrimoine heritage event. Special visits to monuments, historical sites and museums, Sept. 17-18.

ST.-HIPPOLYTE (Alsace): New-wine festival, Sept. 18 and 25.

WISSEmBOURG (Alsace): New-wine festival, Sept. 24-25.

PARIS: Garden festival, Sept. 24-25.

EGUISHEIM (Alsace): Winegrowers Festival, Sept. 24-25.

MITTELBERGHEIM: New-wine festival, Sept. 25.

STUTTGART: Wine village in the city center, through Sept. 4.

MAINZ: Wine market at the Rosengarten and Volkspark, through Sept. 4.

WÜRZBURG: Wine festival, through Sept. 5.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, Sept. 2-4.

TRIER: Bread and Circuses Roman festival, Sept. 2-4.

LUDWIGSBURG: World’s biggest pumpkin exhibition, Sept. 2-Nov. 6.

WEIMAR: Pottery Market, Sept. 3-4.

SELB: Medieval Festival, Sept. 9-11.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wine festival, Sept. 9-13, 16-19.

BONN: Beethovenfest, Sept. 9-Oct. 9.

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 10.

WÜRZBURG: International Street Music Festival, Sept. 10-11.

WÜRZBURG: City Festival, Sept. 16-17.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 17-Oct. 3.

ST. GOAR-ST. GOARHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 17.

BERLIN: Oktoberfest, Sept. 23-Oct. 9.

HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, music fest, Sept. 22-24.

STUTTGART: Beer festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 9.

BUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, through Sept. 4.

BUDAPEST: SzeptEmberfest, culture, food, entertainment in Népliget Park, Sept. 2-4.

BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival at Castle Hill, Sept. 7-11.

NYÍRBÁTOR: Renaissance weekend, Sept. 23-24.

REYKJAVIK: Film Festival, Sept. 22-Oct. 2.

DUBLIN: Dublin Contemporary 2011, large-scale art exhibits, Sept. 6-Oct. 31.

CLARENBRIDGE: Oyster Festival, Sept. 9-11.

DUBLIN: ABSOLUT Fringe arts festival, Sept. 10-25.

GALWAY: International Oyster and Seafood Festival, Sept. 23-25.

DUBLIN: Arthur’s Day, celebrates founder of Guinness Brewery and beer, Sept. 22.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, free visits to museums and other cultural sites, Sept. 23.

DUBLIN: Theatre Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 16.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaker festival, through Oct. 2.

VENICE: International film festival, through Sept. 10.

AREZZO: Medieval tournament, Sept. 4.

VENICE: Historical regatta, Sept. 5.

NAPLES: Pizzafest, Sept. 1-30.

GREVE: Expo of Chianti Classico wines, Sept. 8-11.

MILAN: Film festival, Sept. 8-19.

NAPLES: Festa di San Gennaro, religious ceremony honoring patron saint, Sept. 19.

BARDOLINO: Wine festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Schueberfouer fun fair, through Sept. 7.


AMSTERDAM: Fringe festival with theater and street performers, Sept. 1-11.

EELDE: Flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

ZUNDERT: Flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

AMSTERDAM: National Heritage Days, Sept. 10-11. Free entry into monuments and museums.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower parade, Sept. 11.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower parade, Sept. 11.

AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Oct. 16.

AMSTERDAM: Jordaan neighborhood festival with flea market, Sept. 16-18.

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam culinary festival, Sept. 22-25.

STAVANGER: Street art festival, Sept. 13-18.

OSLO: City marathon, Sept. 25.

CARAMULO: Motorfestival, classic sports car festival, Sept. 2-4.

VILA BALEIRA-PORTO SANTO: Columbus festival, Sept. 15-17.

ILHA DE SÃO MIGUEL (Azores): Billabong Azores Islands Pro surfing competition, Sept. 26-Oct. 2.


SAN MARINO CITY: Feast day of St. Marinus and the foundation of the republic, Sept. 2-4.

LARGS: Viking festival, through Sept. 4.

DUNDEE: Food and flower festival, Sept. 2-4.

LEITH: Mela cultural festival, Sept. 2-4.

ABERDEEN: Braemar Highland games with royalty attending, Sept. 3.

TAYSIDE: Countryside Festival at Glamis Castle, Sept. 3-4.

ST. ANDREWS: RAF Leuchars Air Show, Sept. 10.

Easdale (Hebrides): World Stone Skimming Championships, Sept. 25.

SPEYSIDE: Whisky Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

MADRID: International fashion show, through Sept. 3.

SEGORBE: Bull and Horse Droving festival, Sept. 5-11.

SALAMANCA: Fair honoring the Patron Saint la Virgen de la Vega, Sept. 7-15.

BARBATE (Cádiz): Medieval market, Sept. 9-11.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Harvest festival, Sept. 10-18.

BARCELONA: National Day of Catalonia with parades and ceremonies, Sept. 11.

BARCELONA: International film festival, Oct. 6-16.

CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans festival, Sept. 16-25.

LOGROÑO: Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, Sept. 17-24.

OVIEDO: San Mateo Fiesta (America Day), Sept. 19.

VILLAMARTÍN: Cattle fair and festival of San Mateo, Sept. 20-24.

GOTHENBERG: Book fair, Sept. 22-25.

STOCKHOLM: Autumn Fair Sept. 24-25.

KIVIK: Apple market, Sept. 24-25.

ÖLAND: Harvest festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

ZURICH: Long night of the museums, Sept. 3.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Heritage Days, Sept. 10-11.

ZURICH: Knabenschiessen shooting festival for youth, Sept. 10-12.

CHARMEY: Désalpe, festival marking the cows’ return from pastures, Sept. 24.

LE LANDERON: Antique and flea market, Sept. 24-25.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 17-18.

CARDIFF: Cheese festival, Sept. 24-25.

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