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

KLAGENFURT: Street theater festival, Sept. 23-25.

GRAZ: City marathon, Oct. 9.

VIENNA: International film festival, Oct. 20-Nov. 2.

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.

BRUSSELS: Biennial Art Nouveau, with guided visits of exceptional art nouveau buildings and interiors, Oct. 8-30.

LIEGE: Fun fair, Oct. 1-31.

BRUSSELS: City marathon, Oct. 2.


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

TÁBOR: Medieval festival, Sept. 9-12.

OLOMOUC: Night light festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

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

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.

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

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

SOUTHAMPTON: Boat Show, Sept. 16-25.

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

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

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

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

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

NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair with carnival rides, Oct. 5-9.

HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair on the market square, Oct. 2-8.

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.

BARR (Alsace): Harvest Festival, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

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

SELB: Medieval Festival, Sept. 9-11.

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.

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

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

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

RONNEBURG: Medieval castle festival, Sept. 24-Oct. 3.

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

NYÍRBÁTOR: Renaissance weekend, Sept. 23-24.

BUDAPEST: City marathon, Oct. 2.;

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

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

CLARENBRIDGE: Oyster Festival, Sept. 9-11.

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

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

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

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

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

NAPLES: Pizzafest, through Sept. 30.

GREVE: Expo of Chianti Classico wines, through Sept. 11.

FLORENCE: Fragranze international perfumery show, Sept. 9.

MONTOPOLI: Historical archery contest, Sept. 10-11.

ASTI: Palio di Asti, Sept. 18. City horse races with festival Sept. 16-17.

GORGONZOLA: Cheese festival, Sept. 17-18.

VENICE (Burano Island): Burano regatta, Sept. 18.

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

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, Sept. 24-25.

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

ROME: International storytelling festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.


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

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower parade, Sept. 11.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower parade, Sept. 11.

AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Sept. 16.

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

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

AMSTERDAM: Canal races, Oct. 8.

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

OSLO: City marathon, Sept. 25.

STAVANGER: Great Norwegian comedy festival with events in English, Oct. 6-10.

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

ILHA DE SÃO MIGUEL (Azores): Billabong Azores Islands Pro surfing competition, Sept. 27-Oct. 2.


SAN MARINO CITY: Investiture of the Captains Regent pageant with parade, Oct. 1.

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

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

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

LOCH NESS: Marathon, Oct. 2.

SEGORBE: Bull and Horse Droving festival, through Sept. 12.

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

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

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

SEVILLE: Flamenco Biennial Festival, Sept. 10-Oct. 11.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

LUCERNE: Cheese Festival in the old town, Sept. 17.

NEUCHÂTEL: Wine festival, Sept. 23-25.

FRIBOURG: International guitar festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 2.

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

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

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

ALBEUVE: Désalpe, festival marking the cows’ return from pastures, Oct. 1.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 17-18.

CARDIFF: Great British Cheese Festival at the castle, Sept. 24-25.


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