Festivals Around Europe
Stars and Stripes September 29, 2010
Details are subject to change; it’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.
SCHWARZENBERG/HOHENEMS: Schubert festival, through Oct. 17.
VIENNA: Design week, Oct. 1-10.
VIENNA: Blickfang, Oct. 15-17. Design fair for fashion, furniture, jewelry.
SALZBURG: Chocolate fair, Oct. 22-24. Schloss Hellbrunn.
SALZBURG: Tattoo fair, Oct. 23-24. Fairgrounds.
SALZBURG: Jazz festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 7.
BRUSSELS: Late openings at city museums, through Dec. 16
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 2, 9.
BRUSSELS: City marathon, Oct. 3.
NIVELLES: St. Gertrude procession, Oct. 3.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume festival, Oct. 16-17. Beer festival.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Freedom, Oct. 21-30. International human rights film festival and competition.
PRAGUE: International theater festival, Oct. 9-16.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz festival, Oct. 11 -16.
COPENHAGEN: Night of culture, Oct. 15.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween celebration, Oct. 15-24. Tivoli Gardens.
COPENHAGEN: Return of the Little Mermaid from Shanghai, Oct. 31.
IPSWICH: Suffolk Robin Hood Game and Country show, Oct. 9-10.
DUXFORD: Autumn Air Show, Oct. 10. Imperial War Museum.
OUNDLE: World Conkers Championships, Oct. 10. New Lodge Fields in Northamptonshire. Competitors smash opponents’ horse chestnuts.
LONDON: Film festival, Oct. 13-28.
CANTERBURY: Canterbury arts festival, Oct. 16-30.
NORWICH: Beer festival, Oct. 25-30.
LONDON: Diwali, Festival of Lights, Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Trafalgar Square.
METZ: Flea market, Oct. 16, Nov. 14, Dec. 4, 18. Metz Expo.
PARIS: Paris car show, Oct. 2-17. Porte de Versailles.
PARIS: Montmartre wine and harvest festival, Oct. 6-10.
STRASBOURG: World of Beer festival, Oct. 14-16. Beer festival.
REIMS: City marathon, Oct. 18.
PARIS: International contemporary art festival, Oct. 21-24. Port du Versailles.
TROYES: Champagne nights festival, Oct. 24-31.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolate, Oct. 28-Nov. 9.
OBERAMMERGAU: Passion Play, through Oct. 3.
LEIPZIG: Market festival, through Oct. 3.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 4.
STUTTGART: Cannstatt beer festival, through Oct. 10. Fairgrounds.
TÜBINGEN: Rubber duck race, Oct. 2.
SINSHEIM: Classic motorcycle meeting, Oct. 2-3. Sinsheim Museum with Harley-Davidson meeting on Oct. 3.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Oct. 3.
FRANKFURT: Book fair, Oct. 6-10.
WEIMAR: Onion market, Oct. 8-10. 500 stalls in city center.
LEIPZIG: Celebrations Commemorating 197th anniversary of Battle of the Nations, Oct. 15-17.
BREMEN: Freimarkt, Oct. 15-31. Germany’s oldest city festival and carnival.
GRASSI: Leonhardi ride, Oct. 24. Ride with blessing of the animals.
WITTENBERG: Renaissance music festival, Oct. 24-31.
FRANKFURT: City marathon, Oct. 31.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, through Oct. 3.
GALWAY: International oyster festival, through Oct. 6.
DUBLIN: Theater festival, through Oct. 10.
SLIGO: Live music and arts festival, Oct. 21-25. Traditional and acoustic music.
WEXFORD: Opera festival, Oct. 20-31.
CORK: Guinness jazz festival, Oct. 22-25.
VIRGINIA: Pumpkin festival, Oct. 22-25.
ROME: Romaeuropa festival, through Dec. 2. Cultural arts festival.
ROME: Hobby fair, Oct. 1-3.
ALBA: White truffle fair, Oct. 9-Nov. 14. Weekends.
GUBBIO: Chocolate fair, Oct. 15-17.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 15-24.
FLORENCE: Creativity festival, Oct. 21-24. City center.
VENICE: City marathon, Oct. 24.
GROSSETO: Wine festival, Oct. 25-26.
ROME: International film festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 5. Parco della Musica Auditorium.
VIANDEN: Nut market, Oct. 12.
AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Oct. 17.
AMSTERDAM: Dance event, Oct. 20-23. Electric music conference and world’s biggest club event.
COUNTRYWIDE: Highland games, through Sept. 30.
WIGTOWN: Book festival, through Oct. 3.
SHETLAND ISLANDS: Accordion and fiddle festival, Oct. 7-11.
CAITHNESS: Royal National Mod, Oct. 8-16. Gaelic festival.
SEVILLE: Flamenco biennial, through Oct. 9. Song and dance performances, competitions.
LOGO: San Froilán Fiestas, Oct. 4-12.
ZARAGOZA: Pilar festival, Oct. 9-17.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Oct. 12.
CÁDIZ: Theater festival, Oct. 19-30.
BERN: Cheese festival, Oct. 9. Waisenhausplatz.
BERN: Wine fair, Oct. 15-24.
ZURICH: Jazz festival, Oct. 27-30.
SWANSEA: Dylan Thomas festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 9.