Festivals around Europe
Stars and Stripes September 8, 2010
Since events are subject to change, it’s wise to check with the tourist board to confirm details before traveling.
LINZ: Ars Electronica, through Sept. 11. Media arts festival.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn Days, through Sept. 19. Musical performances.
SCHWARZENBERG/HOHENEMS: Schubert festival, through Oct. 17.
VIENNA: Vienna fashion week, Sept. 22-26.
BRUSSELS: Klarafestival, through Sept. 17. Music festival with a variety of 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.
JICÍN: Fairy-tale festival, through Sept. 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.
ODENSE: Robot festival, through Sept. 11.
COPENHAGEN: Golden Days, through Sept. 26. Historical 18th-century festival.
ODENSE: City marathon, Sept. 19.
LONDON: Eid festival, Sept. 10-12. End of Ramadan festival at Trafalgar Square.
LONDON: Secret Subterranean London, Sept. 15. Events centered on the city’s underground tunnels.
LONDON: Thames Revival, Sept. 11-12. Narine festival at St. Katharine Docks.
LONDON: Battle of Britain, 70th anni- versary Living History weekend, Sept. 11-12. Historical re-enactments at Royal Air Force Museum.
LONDON: Mayor’s Thames festival, Sept. 11-12.
HARROGATE: Autumn flower show, Sept. 17-19. Great Yorkshire Showgrounds.
RUFFORD ABBEY COUNTY PARK: “On the Home Front, 1939-45,” Sept. 18-19. Historical festival and re-enactments.
LONON: Doors Open London, Sept. 18-19. Free admission to buildings not usually open to public.
LONDON: Design festival, Sept. 18-26.
METZ: Flea market, Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 14, Dec. 4, 18. Metz Expo.
ROSHEIM (Alsace): Medieval festival, Sept. 12.
MOLSHEIM: Bugatti festival, Sept. 17-19.
COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, Sept. 18-19.
FRANKFURT: Wine market, through Sept. 10. Pedestrian zone.
HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” play, through Sept. 12. Free noon Sundays on open-air stage.
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.
STUTTGART: Autumn flea market, Sept. 19. City center.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, through Oct. 3.
DUBLIN: Fringe festival, Sept. 11-26.
GALWAY: International oyster festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 6.
LONGFORD: Johnny Keenan banjo festival, Sept. 23-26.
DUBLIN: Theater festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 10.
VENICE: Film festival, through Sept. 15.
MAROSTICA: Living chess game, Sept. 10-12.
FLORENCE: Pitti Imagine – Fragranze 8, Sept. 10-12. Perfume and home-scents fair at fairgrounds.
VERONA: Celebrations for Juliet’s birthday, Sept. 12.
NAPLES: Feast of San Gennaro, Sept. 19.
ROME: Romaeuropa festival, Sept. 21-Dec. 2. Cultural arts festival.
FOLIGNO: Food festival, Sept. 23-26. Focus on pasta.
VENICE: Salone del Volo Festival dell’ Aria, Sept. 24-26. Aviation trade show.
GREVENMACHER: Wine festival, Sept. 10-12.
MUNSHAUSEN: Ardennes shire horse days, Sept. 11-12.
AHN, EHNEN, MACHTUM, WORMEL-DANGE: Wine festival, Sept. 17-19.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Heritage Days, Sept. 11-12.
LICHTENVOORDE: Flower parade, Sept. 12.
VALKENSWAARD: Flower parade, Sept. 12.
BERGEN: Food festival, Sept. 10-12.
OSLO: City marathon, Sept. 26.
COUNTRYWIDE: Highland games, through Sept. 30.
HIGHLANDS: Blas festival, through Sept. 11. Traditional music, local food and arts.
WIGTOWN: Book festival, Sept. 24-Oct. 3.
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 performances, 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.
HASLIBERG: Sharing the Cheese, Sept. 11. Fest marking end of Alpine summer.
LUCERNE: Cheese festival, Sept. 18. Kapellplatz.
CONWY: Honey fair, Sept. 13.
ABERGEVENNY: Food festival, Sept. 18-19.