Festivals & events
These events are current as of Sept. 13, 2013.
Austria FAAK AM SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson meet-up, through Sept. 8.
GRAFENEGG: Musicfestival Grafenegg, classical music festival, through Sept. 8.
VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet dining at 50 meters, through Sept. 8.
LINZ: Ars Electronica, Festival for Art, Technology and Society, through Sept. 9.
EISENSTADT: Haydntage, fest of music of Haydn and Beethoven at Esterhazy Castle, through Sept. 22.
ERL: Passion Play, Saturdays only, through Oct. 5.
LIENZ: Dolomiten Mann, team competitions in mountain running, kayaking, paragliding and mountain biking, Sept. 7.
EUGENDORF: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 161-km steep-uphill race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 8.
VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Sept. 13-15.
VIENNA: Foto Marathon, Sept. 14.
GRAZ: Aufsteirern, festival celebrating Styrian traditions, Sept. 15.
VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2013, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, Sept. 19-22.
VIENNA: Wiesn Fest, beer fest, Prater, Sept. 19-Oct. 6.
SALZBURG: St. Rupert’s Fair, traditional country fair by the cathedral, Sept. 20-24.
HINTERTUX: Octoberfestival, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 27-28.
VIENNA: Waves Vienna, music festival and conference, Oct. 3-6.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 9-13.
Belgium BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand Place, through Sept. 8.
BRUSSELS: Comics Festival Belgium, Place des Palais, through Sept. 8.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 8.
BRUSSELS: Klarafestival, international classical music festival, through Sept. 13.
ANTWERP: Laundry Day, electronic music festival, Sept. 7.
BELOEIL: Les Musicales, classical music festival, Sept. 7.
BRUSSELS: Balloon’s Day Parade, giant helium balloons of comic strip characters, starts 3:30 p.m., Sept. 7.
NAMUR: Festival of Wallonia, folklore and concerts, Sept. 11-16.
BRUSSELS: Champêtre, traditional crafts day, Place des Palais, Sept. 22.
BRUSSELS: Car Free Day, Sept. 22.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Marathon, Oct. 6.
Croatia POREC: Giostra, horse race and historical festival, through Sept. 15.
DUBROVNIK: Wine and Jazz Festival, Sept. 26-29.
Czech Republic JICIN: traditional festival in “the town of fairy tales,” through Sept. 15.
ZNOJMO: Historical Vintage Festival, Sept. 13-14.
PRAGUE: Museum Night, Sept. 14.
PRAGUE: Prague Open, World Dance Sport Competition, Lucerna Palace, Sept. 15-16.
LITOMERICE: Vintage and Kreans Island Festival, new wine and music festival, Sept. 20-21.
CESKY KRUMLOV: Baroque Arts Festival, Sept. 20-22.
PILSEN: Sun in a Glass Microbrewery Festival, Pivovarsky dvur Plzen, Sept. 21.
MOSNOV: NATO days in Ostrava, military show, Sept. 21-22.
PRAGUE: 48 Hour Film Project, timed film-making competition, Oct. 4-6.
COPENHAGEN: Powerade Copenhagen Half Marathon, Sept. 15.
ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Sept. 22.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 25-29.
England BRIGHTON: Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, through Sept. 15.
LONDON: The Mayor’s Thames Festival, through Sept. 15.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6-mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 10.
CAMBRIDGE: Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 7.
LONDON: The Great River Race, Sept. 7.
DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, Imperial War Museums, Sept. 7-8.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park, Sept. 7-8.
LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, Earls Court, Sept. 13-15.
LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Festival, in castle and downtown, Sept. 13-15.
BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 13-21.
LONDON: London Design Festival, Sept. 14-22.
TORQUAY: Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 15-22.
YORK: York Food Festival, Sept. 20-29.
BIRMINGHAM: Tesco Wine Fair, NEC, Sept. 21-22.
LONDON: Open House London, 700 buildings open to public, Sept. 21-22.
ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, Sept. 25-28.
LONDON: Eurogamer Expo, country’s biggest video gaming event, Earls Court, Sept. 26-29.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 7.
LONDON: London Tattoo Convention, Tobacco Dock, Sept. 27-29.
LONDON: NFL on Regent Street, Steelers and Vikings fan rally, Sept. 28.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Forest Recreation Ground, Oct. 2-6.
France PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l’Image, international festival of photojournalism, through Sept. 15.
STRASBOURG: European Fair, goods for home, decor and well-being, Convention Centre, through Sept. 16.
MARSEILLE: Maritime Parade, Sept. 7.
MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 7.
COLMAR: Festival de Jazz de Colmar, Sept. 9-14.
CANNES: International Boat and Yacht Festival and Fair, Sept. 10-15.
PARIS: Revelations, fine craft and creation fair, Grand Palais, Sept. 11-15.
NIMES: Féria des vendanges, wine harvest festival, Sept. 12-15.
STE. MARIE AUX MINES: European Patchwork Meeting, quilts and fabrics displayed and on sale, Sept. 12-15.
PARIS: Techno Parade, departs at noon from Place de la Republique, Sept. 14.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, Sept. 14-15.
MULHOUSE: Mondial de la Biere Europe, international tasting festival, Exposition Park, Sept. 12 -15.
NIMES: Féria des Vendanges, wine and bull fighting festival, Sept. 12-15.
ORLEANS: Festival de Loire, fest along the river, Sept. 18-22.
COUNTRYWIDE: Fête de la Gastronomie, Sept. 20-22.
STRASBOURG: Les Nuits Electroniques de l’Ososphère, electronic music festival, Laiterie, Sept. 21.
LA ROCHELLE: Grand Pavois, International In-Water Boat Show, Sept. 25-30.
STRASBOURG: Brocante, Convention Centre, Sept. 28-29 and Nov. 16-17.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 9-19.
STRASBOURG: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Convention Center, Oct. 11-14.
Germany BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, wine fest, through Sept. 13-16.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through Sept. 16.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations, Sept. 7.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 7.
KARLSRUHE: Theater Night, nine theaters stage short productions, Sept. 7.
AACHEN: European Arts and Crafts Market, city center near cathedral, free entry, Sept. 7-8.
DÜSSELDORF: Stadtfest, celebrates city’s 725th anniversary, Sept. 7-8.
RUSSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Scottish Highland games, Sept. 7-8.
LANDAU: Herbstmarkt, volksfest and wine fair, Sept. 7-16.
NUREMBERG: Altstadt Fest, Sept. 12-23.
WÜRZBURG: Stadtfest, Sept. 13-14.
LANDSHUT: Stadt Spektakel, street entertainers, Sept. 13-15.
OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 14.
TRIER: Trier Spielt, free games to try in the city center, Sept. 14.
ULM: Culture Night, Ulm and Neu-Ulm, Sept. 14.
MUNICH: Streetlife Festival, artists and entertainers, Sept. 14-15.
RODENBACH: culinary wine walk, Sept. 14-15.
MANNHEIM-LUDWIGSHAFEN-HEIDELBERG: Fotofestival, Sept. 14-Nov. 10.
FRANKFURT: IAA International Motor Show, Sept. 14-22.
SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet Half Marathon, Sept. 15.
FREINSHEIM: Culinary wine walking, Sept. 20-22.
ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Oktoberfest, Sept. 20-22.
ST. GOAR: Rhine in Flames, illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 21.
TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 21.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 21-Oct. 6.
WIESBADEN: Stadtfest, Sept. 26-29.
AMBERG: Michaeli-Dult, volksfest, Sept. 27-Oct. 6.
BONN: Klangwelle, music and light shows, Sept. 27-Oct. 6.
STUTTGART: Volksfest, Canstatter Wasen, Sept. 27-Oct. 13.
BONN: Bonnfest, music and entertainment in pedestrian zone, Sept. 28-29.
BERLIN: BMW Berlin Marathon, Sept. 29.
HEIDELBERG: Autumn Festival, market and cultural program in the pedestrian zone, Sept. 28.
DREIS: SALM, auto-free day along the Mosel River, Sept. 29.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Wine and Champagne Festival, through Sept. 15.
BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Millenaris, Sept. 20-22.
BUDAPEST: National Gallop, horse racing and Hungarian traditions, Sept. 20-22.
Ireland DUBLIN: Dublin Fringe Festival, through Sept. 22.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking Festival, weekends only, through Sept. 29.
DINGLE: Tradfest, festival for traditional and fusion music, Sept. 12-15.
MIDLETON: Midleton Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 14.
DUBLIN: FlightFest, fly-past by old and new planes along the River Liffey, Sept. 15.
DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, Sept. 19-Oct. 6.
DUBLIN: Culture Night, free museum visits, Sept. 20.
BUSHMILLS: Salmon and Whiskey Festival, Sept. 20-22.
COUNTRYWIDE: Arthur’s Day, Guinness beer and live music in pubs everywhere, Sept. 26.
Italy LUCCA: La Luminara di Santa Croce, procession by candlelight, Sept. 13.
SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 13-16.
BRA: Show Food Cheese Festival, Sept. 20-23.
Luxembourg WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, Sept. 13-15.
KOERICH: Tempus Mediaevale, Middles Ages festival, Gréiveschlass, Sept. 15.
REMICH: Route du Vin, half-marathon through vineyards, Sept. 29.
Netherlands TIEL: Fruitcorso, parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 14.
COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, open monuments, Sept. 14-15.
AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighborhood celebrations, Sept. 14-16.
THE HAGUE: Prince’s Day, procession of the golden coach from Noordeinde Palace to Ridderzaal, Sept. 17.
ARNEM: World Championships of Living Statues, Sept. 29-30.
Portugal CERVEIRA: International Arts Biennial, through Sept. 14.
PORTO: Douro Film Harvest, festival combining film, food and music, Sept. 14-21.
Scotland STIRLING: Book Festival, through Sept. 13.
BRAEMAR: Braemar Gathering, Highland games, Sept. 7.
EDINBURGH: Sky Ride, cycle through city streets free of traffic, Sept. 7.
FORT WILLIAM: Ben Nevis Race, foot race up Britain’s highest mountain, Sept. 7.
LEUCHARS: RAF Leuchars Air Show, Sept. 7.
LINLITHGOW: Folk Festival, Sept. 11-15.
STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, international crime writing festival, Sept. 13-15.
PITLOCHRY: Highland Games, Sept. 14.
GLASGOW: Doors Open Day, architectural sites of interest open to visitors, Sept. 16-22.
Spain CÁDIZ: Alcances, Atlantic Film Festival, through Sept. 14.
MURCIA: Moors and Christians Festival, through Sept. 16.
ALBACETE: Albacete Fair, through Sept. 17.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, through Sept. 15.
CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta, re-creates capture of the city, Sept. 20-29.
CÁDIZ: Donana Challenge, triathlon, Sept. 28.
Switzerland LAUSANNE: International Horse Show, through Sept. 14.
INTERLAKEN: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 14.
Wales PORTMERION: Festival No. 6, music fest with art and culture, Sept. 13-15.
ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 21-22.
MOLD: Food Festival, Sept. 21-22.
ANGLESEY: Anglesey Sandman Triathlon, Sept. 22.
ABERSOCH: Jazz Festival, Sept. 27-29.
PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 27-29.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Half Marathon, Oct. 6.