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.

Czech Republic

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.

The Netherlands

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.

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