Event details are subject to change; it’s wise to confirm details with the local tourist board before traveling.


LINZ: Ars Electronica, through Sept. 11. Media arts festival.

EISENSTADT: International Haydn Days, Sept. 9-19. Variety of musical per-formances.

VIENNA: Vienna fashion week, Sept. 22-26.


BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, through September.

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.

MONS: Street theater festival, Sept. 17-19.

DURBUY: Beer, bread and cheese festival, Sept. 18-19.

BRUSSELS: Heritage Days, Sept. 18-19.

BRUSSELS: Car-free Sunday, Sept. 19.

BRUSSELS: Late openings at city museums, Sept. 23-30.

Czech Republic

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.

TÁBOR: Medieval festival, Sept. 10-11.

MIKULOV: Wine festival, Sept. 10-12.

UHERSKÉ HRADISTE: Wine and folklore festival, Sept. 11-12.

LITOMERICE: Wine festival, Sept. 24-25.


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.

ODENSE: City marathon, Sept. 19.


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.

RUFFORD ABBEY COUNTY PARK: “On the Home Front, 1939-45,” Sept. 18-19. Historical festival and re-enactments.

LONDON: Design festival, Sept. 18-26.

WIMPOLE HALL (Cambridgeshire): “Wimpole at War, 1939-45,” Sept. 25-26. Historical festival and re-enactments.


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

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

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

MOLSHEIM: Bugatti festival, Sept. 17-19.

PARIS: Street parade, Sept. 25. Techno parade.

ESCHAU (Alsace): Medieval festival, Sept. 26.


STUTTGART: Wine village, through Sept. 5.

FRANKFURT: Wine market, through Sept. 10. Pedestrian zone.

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

MAINZ: Wine festival, through Sept. 5.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Wine festival, through Sept. 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.

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

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

OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 11.

NÖRDLINGEN: Historical wall festival, Sept. 17-19. Medieval festival.

KOBLENZ: SchängelMarkt, Sept. 17-19. City festival.

ST. GOAR-ST. GOARSHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 18.

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.

GALWAY: Oyster festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 6.

LONGFORD: Johnny Keenan banjo festival, Sept. 23-26.

DUBLIN: Theater festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 10.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, Sept. 24.


SORRENTO: Jazz festival, through Sept. 4.

VENICE: Film festival, through Sept. 15.

VENICE: Historical regatta, Sept. 5.

CORDOVADO: Historical re-enactment of 1571 wedding, Sept. 5. 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: Juliet’s birthday, Sept. 12.

NAPLES: Feast of San Gennaro, Sept. 19.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Culture Days, Sept. 25-26.


LUXEMBOURG CITY: Fair, through Sept. 8.

GREVENMACHER: Wine festival, Sept. 10-12.

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

AHN, EHNEN, MACHTUM, WORMEL- DANGE: Wine festival, Sept. 17-19.

The Netherlands

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, last of season, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to noon.

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.

OSLO: City marathon, Sept. 26.


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.

WIGTOWN: Book festival, Sept. 24-Oct. 3.


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. Song and dance competitions.

SAN SEBASTIAN: International film festival, Sept. 17-25.

LOGROÑO: Rioja grape harvest festival, Sept. 18-25. Day of San Mateo is Sept. 21.

ORVIEDOA: America Day in Asturias, Sept. 19.

BARCELONA: Our Lady of Merced festival, Sept. 24.

SEVILLE: Feria de San Miguel, Sept. 24-26.


BELLINZONA: Grape harvest festival, through Sept. 5.

BERN: Chocolate festival, Sept. 4. Toblerone chocolate on the Waisenhausplatz.

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

HASLIBERG: Sharing the Cheese, Sept. 11. Festival marking end of Alpine summer season.

LUCERNE: Cheese festival, Sept. 18.


CARDIFF: Mardi Gras, Sept. 4.

CONWY: Honey fair, Sept. 13.

ABERGEVENNY: Food festival, Sept. 18-19.

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