Events are subject to change; it’s wise to call the tourist board before traveling.


SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, through Aug. 30. Music festival.

SCHWARZENBERG/HOHENEMS: Schubert festival, Aug. 27-Oct. 17.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, Sept. 2-11. Media arts festival,

EISENSTADT: International Haydn Days, Sept. 9-19. Musical performances.


BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, through September.

TOURNAI: Grand historical procession, Sept. 2.

BRUSSELS: Belgian beer weekend, Sept. 3-5.

ST. HUBERT: International hunt, nature day with historical parade, Sept. 4-5.

BRUSSELS: Klarafestival, Sept. 7-17. International music festival with variety of music genres.

ERQUELINNES: Beer festival in Val de Sambre, Sept. 10-12.

THROUGHOUT WALLONIA: Heritage Day, Sept. 11-12.

Czech Republic

CHEB: Historical festival commemorating arrival of Albrecht of Waldstein to the city, Aug. 27-28.

PILSEN: Beer festival, Aug. 27-28.

HELFSTYN: International festival of artistic blacksmithing, Aug. 28-29. Castle.

ZATEC: Beer festival, Sept. 3-4.

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Queen Elizabeth festival, Sept. 3-4. Historical festival.

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Czech international air festival, Sept. 4-5. Largest air show and competition of top military combat airplanes in the country.

JICÍN: Fairy-tale festival, Sept. 7-12.

ZNOJMO: Historical wine festival, Sept. 10-11.


TONDER: Folk festival, through Aug. 29.

BLAVAND: Ho Sheep and Hucksters market, Aug. 27-29. Sheep market and fair.

SILKEBORG: Automania, Aug. 27-29. Car festival.

COPENHAGEN: Culinary festival, through Aug. 29.

ROMO: Kite-flying festival, Sept. 3-5.

COPENHAGEN: Days of Tordenskiold, Sept 3-5. Historical festival.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days, Sept. 3-26. Historical 18th-century festival.

ODENSE: Robot festival, Sept. 9-11.


PETERBOROUGH: Beer festival, through Aug. 28.

SHEFFIELD: Sheffield Fayre, Aug. 29-30. Historic re-enactments and displays in Norfolk Heritage Park.

LONDON: Notting Hill carnival and parade, Aug. 30-31.

DUXFORD: Battle of Britain Air Show, Sept. 4-5. Imperial War Museum.

LONDON: Eid festival, Sept. 10-12. End of Ramadan festival at Trafalgar Square.

LONDON: Thames Revival, Sept. 11-12. Historical marine festival at St. Katharine Docks.

LONDON: Battle of Britain, 70th anniversary Living History weekend, Sept. 11-12. Historical re-enactments at Royal Air Force Museum.

LONDON: Mayor’s Thames festival, Sept. 11-12.


METZ: Flea market, Aug. 28, Sept. 11. Metz Expo.

ERSTEIN (Alsace): Sugar festival, through Aug. 29.

CHARTRES: International organ festival, through Sept. 5. Cathedral.

EGUISHEIM (Alsace): Wine festival, Aug. 28-29.

ROSHEIM (Alsace): Medieval festival, Sept. 12.


AACHEN: Wine festival, through Aug. 29.

MAINZ: Wine festival, through Aug. 29, Sept. 2-5.

HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” play, through Sept. 12. Free noon Sundays on open-air stage.

STUTTGART: Wine village, through Sept. 5.

DORMAGEN: Beer fair, Aug. 27-29. Pedestrian zone.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment festival, Aug. 27-29.

SPEYER: Medieval Spectaculum, Aug. 28-29. Unterer Domgarten.

FRANKFURT: Wine market, Sept. 1-10. Pedestrian zone.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Wine festival, Sept. 2-6.

KARLSRUHE: Beer fair, Sept. 3-5. Schlossplatz.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illumination with fireworks, Sept. 4.

SEESEN: Sehusa, Sept. 4-5. Festival of city’s history 974-1770.

AACHEN: European arts and crafts market, Sept. 4-5.

RUHPOLDING: St. George’s Day Ride, Sept. 5. Religious procession and traditional festival with blessing of animals.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Sausage festival, Sept. 10-14, 17-20. Wine festival with carnival.

FRANKFURT: Fall Dippemess, Sept. 10-20. Carnival at Ratsweg fairgrounds.

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 11.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 18-Oct. 4.


CAPE CLEAR: International storytelling festival, Sept. 3-5.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, Sept. 3-Oct. 3.

DUBLIN: Fringe festival, Sept. 11-26.


VERONA: International opera festival, through Aug. 29.

SORRENTO: Jazz festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

VENICE: Film festival, Sept. 1-15.

VENICE: Historical regatta, Sept. 5.

CORDOVADO: Historical re-enactment of 1571 wedding, Sept. 5. Procession and tournaments.

FAGAGNA: Donkey races, Sept. 5.

AREZZO: Joust of the Saracens, Sept. 5.

ISCHIA: Jazz festival, Sept. 5-9.

FLORENCE: Feast of the Rificolona, Sept. 6-7. Evening lantern procession and fair.

VERONA: Celebrations for Juliet’s birthday, Sept. 12.


LUXEMBOURG CITY: Fair, through Sept. 8.

GREVENMACHER: Wine festival, Sept. 10-12.

MUNSHAUSEN: Ardennes shire horse days, Sept. 11-12.

The Netherlands

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 5. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, Aug. 27-29. Cultural festival in city center.

ROTTERDAM: Harbor festival, Sept. 3-5.

EELDE: Flower parade, Sept. 4-5.

ZUNDERT: Flower parade, Sept. 5.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower parade, Sept. 12.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower parade, Sept. 12.


BERGEN: Food festival, Sept. 10-12.


EDINBURGH: International Festival, through Sept. 5. Cultural festival.

COUNTRYWIDE: Highland games, through Sept. 30.

HIGHLANDS: Blas festival, Sept. 3-11. Traditional music, local food and arts.


LOS CORRALES DE BUELNA: Cantabrian Wars, through Sept. 5. Roman festival.

MADRID: White Nights, Sept. 11. Cultural events throughout the night.

TARRAGONA: Santa Tecla Fiesta, Sept. 13-23. Parade, cultural festival and fireworks.

SEVILLE: Flamenco biennial, Sept. 15-Oct. 9. Performances and competitions.


AARBERG: Flea and antiques market, Aug. 27-28.

ZURICH: Langstrasse festival, Aug. 27-18. Music and food festival on the street.

AUGUSTA RAURICA (near Basel): Roman festival, Aug. 28-29.

GRIMENTZ: Wallis liquor festival, Aug. 28-29. Grimentz distilleries.

BELLINZONA: Grape harvest festival, Sept. 2-5.

BERN: Chocolate festival, Sept. 4. Waisenhausplatz.

ZURICH: Long Night of the Museums, Sept. 4.

HASLIBERG: Sharing the Cheese, Sept. 11. Cheese; cattle return from the Alps.


CARDIFF: Harbor festival, Aug. 28-30.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World bog snorkeling championship, Aug. 29.

LLANARTHNE: Summer harp festival, Aug. 29-30. National Botanic Garden.

CARDIFF: Mardi Gras, Sept. 4.

CONWY: Honey fair, Sept. 13.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now