Festivals & events
Stars and Stripes June 12, 2014
Europe hums with activity in all seasons. compiled this list of some events on the docket.
GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, June 20-July 20.
SALZBURG: SommerSzene, festival of dance, performance and film, June 25-July 5.
VIENNA: Jazz Festival, June 26-July 8.
VIENNA: Danube Island Festival, open air festival with free entry, June 27-29.
KLAGENFURT: Iron Man Austria, June 29.
PÖRTSCHACH AM WÖRTHERSEE: World Bodypainting Festival, June 29-July 6.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 17-19.
VIENNA: Vienna Harley Days, July 18-20.
BREGENZ: Festspiele, opera on Lake Constance, July 23-Aug. 25.
VIENNA: Popfest Wien, July 24-27.
BELGIUM visitbelgium.com and opt.be
BRUSSELS: Ommegang Pageant, July 3.
WERCHTER: Rock Werchter, rock fest, July 3-6.
YPRES: Start Stage 5 Tour de France, July 9.
LIÈGE: Les Ardentes, music fest with international and local artists, July 11-14.
BRUSSELS: Brosella Folk and Jazz, July 12-13.
BRUGGE: Cactus Festival, world music fest, Minnewater Park, July 12-14.
SPA: Francofolies, shows by French-speaking singers, July 16-21.
DOUR: The Dour Festival, bands across all genres, July 17-20.
NAMUR: Ciney Antiques Fair, July 18-20.
ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Robin United, carnival and culture fest, July 18-20.
BRUGGE: Triple Days, festival on market square, July 19-21.
ZAGREB: Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, through July 5.
TISNO: Garden Festival, through July 9.
SLAVONSKI BROD: Fisijada, fish soup cooking competition, July 4.
NOVI VINODOLSKI: International Summer Carnival, July 5.
OPATIJA: Liburnia Jazz Festival, July 4-7.
SPLIT: Ultra Europe, electronic music fest, July 11-13.
PULA: 61st Pula Film Festival, July 12-26.
ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, July 16-20.
UMAG: ATP Vegeta Croatia Open, tennis tournament, July 17-27.
RIJEKA: Hartera Festival, music and adventure, July 18-19.
OPATIJA: The Imperial City, festival, July 19.
PAG: Summer carnival, July 26.
RAB: The Fjera of Rab, ancient games of chivalry, July 25-27.
MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, July 26-30.
VODICE: Jazz & Blues Festival, July 29-30.
CZECH REPUBLIC czechtourism.com
KARLOVY VARY: International Film Festival, July 4-12.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 24-27.
AALBORG: Denmark celebrates U.S. Independence Day, Rebild National Park, July 4.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 4-13.
HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Henley Royal Regatta, rowing competitions, July 2-6.
DISS: WoW Festival, acoustics, roots, ska, bluegrass and more, July 4-6.
EASTON: Maverick Festival, American roots festival, July 4-6.
LEEDS: Tour de France Stage 1 begins, July 5.
OXFORD: Alice in Wonderland celebrations, July 5.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: River Festival, July 5-6.
BATH: Nass Festival, action, sports and music fest, July 11-13.
BIRMINGHAM: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival, Moseley Park, July 11-13.
LONDON: Red Bull Soap Box Derby, Alexandra Palace, July 14.
LIVERPOOL: Memories of August 2014, commemorates start of World War I with parade of giant figures, July 23-27.
NORFOLK: Fenlanders Rally, Harley Davidson rider event, July 24-27.
COLMAR: Colmar International Festival, classical music, July 3-14.
MULHOUSE: Automobile Festival, July 4-6.
BAR-DE-LUC: Renaissance Festival, July 5.
NEUVE-ÉGLISE: Decibulles, music fest, July 11-13.
BERLIN: Open Air Gallery, Oberbaumbrücke serves as art mile, through July 6.
BERLIN: Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Institute for Contemporary Art, through Aug. 3.
HAMBURG: Hamburg Harley Days, Grossmarkt, July 4-6.
COLOGNE: Christopher Street Day and street festival, July 5-6; parade July 6.
KAUFBEUREN: Tänzelfest, town’s history performed by its children, July 10-21.
KALTENBERG: Ritterspiele, July 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations, July 12 and Sept. 6.
DINKELSBÜHL: Kinderzeche, city celebrates its rescue by acts of town’s children, July 18-17.
FRANKFURT: Christopher Street Day parade, July 19.
MUNICH: Christopher Street Day parade, July 19.
FORCHHEIM: St. Anna Festival, forest celebration with lots of beer, July 25-Aug. 4.
STUTTGART: Christopher Street Day parade, July 26.
IRELAND discoverireland.com and visitdublin.com
DUBLIN: Street Performance World Championship, July 11-13.
CARRICK: Water Music Festival, July 15-20.
DUBLIN: City Soul Festival, July 26-27.
ITALY ISCHIA: Ischia Film Festival, June 28-July 5.
SIENA: Palio, July 2 and Aug. 16.
CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 16-20.
CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, open air music festival, July 19.
NETHERLANDS Holland.com and iamsterdam.com
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, summer festival for international contemporary dance, July 1-12.
AMSTERDAM: Roots Festival, July 2-6.
HARLINGEN: Tall Ships Races, ships in port and open to visitors, July 3-6.
NIJMEGEN: International Four Days Marches, July 15-18.
MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival with local artists on the banks of the Meuse, July 25-26.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Live on Stage, Riekerhaven, nearAmsterdamse Bos, July 26.
FREDRIKSTAD: Tall Ships Races, ships in port and allow visitors, July 12-15.
STAVANGER: Nuart Festival, celebrates street art, Sept. 3-6.
POLAND KRAKOW: Jewish Culture Festival, June 27-July 6.
KRAKOW: Crossroads Festival, July 14-21.
EDINBURGH: CAMRA Scottish Real Ale Festival, July 10-13.
SERBIA NOVI SAD: Exit Festival, music fest, July 10-14.
MADRID: Pride parade, starts 6 p.m. at Atocha, July 5.
BILBAO: BBK Live, July 10-12.
LEKEITIO: International Street Theater Festival, July 11-13.
CASTELLÓN: FIB Benicàssim International Festival, July 17-20.
SAN SEBASTIÁN: Jazzaldía, International Jazz Festival, July 23-27.
BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, July 29-Aug. 3.
SILJAN: Music at Lake Siljan, features folk and traditional genres, June 28-July 5.
FALSTERBO: Horse Show, July 5-13.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Pride parade, Aug. 2.
LAUSANNE: Inferno, metal music fest, June 27-28.
MORGINS: The Big Ride 4 Pistes, mountain bike competition open to all, July 27-28.
WALES visitwales.com, welshcountry.co.uk and waleseventsonline.co.uk
PEMBROKESHIRE: Pembrokeshire Fish Week, June 28-July 6.
LLANGOLLEN: International Musical Eisteddfod, July 8-12.
ABERSLOCH: Wakestock, live music, entertainment and beach party, July 11-13.