Festivals and events, Sept. 29 and beyond
Event details are subject to change so please check with the tourist board before traveling.
GRAZ: City marathon, Oct. 9.
VIENNA: International film festival, Oct. 20-Nov. 2.
SALZBURG: Jazz Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 6.
BRUSSELS: Late openings at museums, through Dec. 15.
BRUSSELS: Biennial Art Nouveau, with guided visits of exceptional art nouveau buildings and interiors, through Oct. 30.
LIEGE: Fun fair, through Oct. 31.
BRUSSELS: City marathon, Oct. 2.
ARLON: Faerie, fair for fantastic art and heroic fantasy fair, Oct. 8-23.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume Belgian beer festival, Oct. 15-16.
BRUSSELS: White Nights, nighttime cultural events, Oct. 11.
BRUSSELS: Modo Bruxellae fashion designers’ trail with fashion events, through Oct. 30.
LONDON: Oktoberfest in London and Shoreditch Park, through Oct. 2.
LONDON: Visit Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 3.
LONDON: Regent Street Food Safari; sample dishes from the city’s top restaurants, Oct. 3-17.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair with carnival rides, Oct. 5-9.
LEEDS: Light Night, five-hour free opera presentation in which audiences can come and go at will, Oct. 7.
OUNDLE: World Conker Championships, competition involving horse chestnuts and string, Oct. 9.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 12-27.
BATTLE: Battle of Hastings re-enactment, Oct. 15-16.
DUXFORD: Autumn Air Show, Oct. 16.
LONDON: Diwali on the Square, Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival, Oct. 16-26.
LONDON: Trafalgar Day parade, Oct. 23.
PARIS: Autumn cultural arts festival, through Dec. 24.
BARR (Alsace): Harvest Festival, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
PARIS: Nuit Blanche (White Night), all-night cultural program, Oct. 1.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations festival, Oct. 6-16.
TOULOUSE: International Organ Festival, Oct. 5-16.
MOLSHEIM (Alsace): Wine festival, Oct. 7-9.
PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 5-9.
OBERNAI (Alsace): Fall Festival, Oct. 15-16.
REIMS: City marathon, Oct. 16.
METZ: City marathon, Oct. 16.
PARIS: International Contemporary Art Fair at Porte de Versailles, Oct. 20-23.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat at Porte de Versailles, Oct. 20-24.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 3.
RONNEBURG: Medieval castle festival, through Oct. 3.
FRANKFURT: Oktoberfest at Commerzbank-Arena, through Oct. 8.
BONN: Beethovenfest, through Oct. 9.
BERLIN: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 9.
STUTTGART: Canstatter Volksfest, through Oct. 9.
TÜBINGEN: Rubber Duck Race on the Neckar, Oct. 1.
WEIMAR: Onion market, Oct. 7-9.
MUNICH: City marathon, Oct. 9.
FRANKFURT: Book Fair, open to public on the weekend with Iceland as guest of honor, Oct. 12-16.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 15.
MUNICH: Kirchweihdult, market and fun fair on Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 15-23.
LEIPZIG: 1813 Battle of the Nations re-enactment and festival, Oct. 21-23.
PFUNGSTADT (Darmstadt): Frankenstein Castle Halloween festival, Oct. 21-Nov. 6.
FRANKFURT: City marathon, Oct. 30.
BUDAPEST: City marathon, Oct. 2.
BUDAPEST: Pálinka and Sausage Festival at Buda Castle, Oct. 6-9.
BUDAPEST: Cultural festival, Oct. 7-16.
BUDAPEST: Liszt Birthday Festival with events at various venues, Oct. 21-23.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking Festival, through Oct. 3.
DUBLIN: Oktoberfest at the Docklands, through Oct. 9.
DUBLIN: Theatre Festival, through Oct. 16.
DUBLIN: Dublin Contemporary 2011, large-scale art installations throughout city, through Oct. 31.
BALLINASLOE: Horse Fair and Festival, Oct. 2-10.
DUBLIN: Open House, free visits to interesting architectural sites, Oct. 7-9.
GALWAY: Open House, with lectures, exhibits and walking tours, Oct. 13-16.
DUBLIN: Horrorthon film festival, Oct. 27-31.
CORK: Jazz Festival, Oct. 28-31.
DUBLIN: City marathon, Oct. 31.
ROME: International Storytelling Festival Raccontamiunastoria, through Oct. 2.
BARDOLINO: Wine Festival, through Oct. 3.
GENOA: Boat Show, Oct. 1-9.
ASSISI: Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 3-4.
VERONA: Horse Festival, Nov. 3-6.
ROME: Romaeuropa, cultural arts festival, Oct. 7-Nov. 30.
ALBA: White Truffle International Festival, Oct. 8-Nov. 13.
ROME: Hobby show, with exhibitors showing comic books, video games, handicrafts and more, Oct. 14-16.
PERUGIA: International Eurochocolate festival, Oct. 14-23.
VENICE: City marathon, Oct. 23.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush), medieval festival and archery competition, Oct. 29-30.
VIANDEN: Walnut Market, Oct. 9.
LEIDEN: Leidens Ontzet, commemorating 1574 Spanish siege and rescue of the city, Oct. 3.
AMSTERDAM: Canal races, Oct. 8.
AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Oct. 16.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, electronic music conference and clubbing festival, Oct. 19-22.
AMSTERDAM: PINT Bokbierfestival at Beurs van Berlage, Oct. 28-30.
STAVANGER: Great Norwegian Comedy Festival, with some events in English, Oct. 6-10.
BERGEN: International Film Festival, Oct. 19-26.
ILHA DE SÃO MIGUEL (Azores): Billabong Azores Islands Pro surfing competition, through Oct. 2.
SANTARÉM: National gastronomy festival, Oct. 21-Nov. 6.
SAN MARINO CITY: Investiture ceremony of the Captains Regent pageant with parade, Oct. 1.
SPEYSIDE: Whisky Festival, through Oct. 3.
LOCH NESS: Marathon, Oct. 2.
LERWICK: Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 6-10.
CRIEFF AND STRATHEARN: Drovers’ Tryst walking festival, Oct. 8-15.
EDINBURGH: International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 21-30.
BARCELONA: International film festival, Oct. 6-16.
SEVILLE: Flamenco Biennial Festival, through Oct. 11.
BENIDORM: Moors and Christians Festival, through Oct. 3.
ROTA: Rota fiestas in honor of patron saint, Sept. 30-Oct. 7.
O GROVE (Galicia): Seafood Festival, Oct. 2-12.
BAILEN: Bailen 1810: Return of the French, re-enactment festival, Oct. 7-10.
COUNTRYWIDE: Spanish National Day (Columbus Day), Oct. 12.
SEVILLE: International Theatre and Scenic Arts festival, Oct. 14-23.
BARBATE (Cádiz): All Saints’ Festival, Oct. 28-31.
FRIBOURG: International guitar festival, through Oct. 2.
ALBEUVE: Désalpe, festival marking the cows’ return from Alpine pastures, Oct. 1.
LUGANO: Autumn Festival, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
COURTÉTELLE: Swiss Competition of Regional Products, Oct. 1-2.
BERN: Cheese Market at the Waisenhausplatz, Oct. 8.
LES BOIS: Désalpe, festival marking the cows’ return from Alpine pastures, Oct. 8.
ZURICH: Oktoberfest, Oct. 13-15.
ZURICH: Art International contemporary art show, Oct. 14-16.
BERN: Wine fair, Oct. 14-23.
ZURICH: Jazz festival, Oct. 26-29.
BASEL: Wine fair at fairgrounds, Oct. 29-Nov. 13.
LLANGOLLEN: Food Festival at the Llangollen International Pavilion, Oct. 15-16.