Festivals and events, Sept. 8 and beyond
Event details are subject to change. It’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.
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. www.openhouselondon.org.
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.