Festivals and events, Sept. 1 and beyond
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.