AUSTRIAVIENNA: Vienna Masters 2014, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, through Sept. 21.

GRAZ: Aufsteirern, festival celebrating Styrian traditions, through Sept. 24.

SALZBURG: St. Ruperts Fair, traditional country fair by the cathedral, through Sept. 24.

VIENNA: Wiesn Fest, Prater, Sept. 25-Oct. 12.

HINTERTUX: Octoberfest, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 26-27.

GALTÜR: International Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 27.

VIENNA: Foto Marathon, Sept. 28.

VIENNA: Night Run, 5 km run and Nordic walking benefits charity, Sept. 30.

VIENNA: Waves Vienna, music festival and conference, Oct. 2-4.

VIENNA: VIENNAFAIR, contemporary art fair, Messe, Oct. 2-5.

SOLL: Tour de Tirol, 3 day, 75 km running event at the Wilder Kaiser, Oct. 3-5.

COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 4.

GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 12.

SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 22-26.

SALZBURG: Culture Days, performances and concerts, Oct. 15-30.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain concert to open season, James Blunt performs, Nov. 29. and

POPERINGE: Beer and Hops Festival, through Sept. 21.

NAMUR: Festival of Wallonia, folklore and concerts, through Sept. 22.

BRUSSELS: Car Free Day, Sept. 21.

BRUSSELS: Champêtre, traditional crafts day, Place des Palais, Sept. 21.

BRUSSELS: Fotofever, photography fair, Tour & Taxis, Oct. 3-5.

MOUSCRON: Fete des Hurlus, folk festival on the Grand Place, Oct. 3-5.

BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 4.

BRUGES: KookEet, culinary show, ‘t Zand, Oct. 4-6.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Marathon, Oct. 5.

ZOTTEGEM: National Beer Happening, Oct. 11.

BRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, Cercle de Lorraine, Oct. 16-19.

MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, international beer festival, Oct. 18-19.

CROATIADUBROVNIK: Wine and Jazz Festival, Sept. 25-27.

BARANJA: Wine Marathon, Oct. 4.

ZAGREB: Zagreb Film Festival, Oct. 19-26.

CZECH REPUBLICLITOMERICE: Vintage and the Festival of the Isles, new wine and music festival, through Sept. 20.

CESKY KRUMLOV: Baroque Arts Festival, through Sept. 21.

PILSEN: Sun in a Glass Microbrewery Festival, Pivovarsky dvur Plzen, Sept. 20.

VALTICE: World Grape Harvest Championships, Sept. 20.

PRAGUE: Vintage at Prague Castle, wine tasting and folk ensembles, Sept. 20-21.

MOSNOV: NATO days in Ostrava, military show, Sept. 20-21.

OLOMOUC: Vzari, video mapping and light design competition, Sept. 23-27.

PRAGUE: Strings of Autumn, international music festival, Sept. 23-Nov. 6.

KARLSTEJN: KarlstejnVintage, historic wine festival under Karlstejn Castle, Sept. 27-28.

PRAGUE: Saint Wenceslas Wine Festival, Prague Castle, Sept. 27-29.

VALTICKE: Valticke Vintage, traditional wine fest, Oct. 3-5.

PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinius and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 4.

KARLOVY VARY: Tour Film, highlights films on tourism and travel, Oct. 9-11.

DENMARKCOPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 24-28.

ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Sept. 28.

COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late openings at museums and cultural venues, Oct. 10.

COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 10-Nov. 2.

ENGLANDYORK: York Beer and Cider Festival, through Sept. 20.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, through Sept. 21.

LONDON: London Design Festival, through Sept. 21.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park, through Sept. 21.

TORQUAY: Agatha Christie Festival, through Sept. 21.

YORK: York Food Festival, through Sept. 28.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Food & Drink Festival, through Sept. 29.

BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 9.

LONDON: Great Gorilla Run, costumed race supports conservation in central Africa, Sept. 20.

LONDON: Open House London, 700 buildings open to public, Sept. 20-21.

ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, Sept. 24-27.

LONDON: Eurogamer Expo, country’s biggest video gaming event, Earls Court, Sept. 25-28.

LONDON: London Tattoo Convention, Tobacco Dock, Sept. 26-28.

LONDON: The Great River Race, Sept. 27.

SNAPE MALTINGS: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 27-28.

NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Forest Recreation Ground, Oct. 1-5.

LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, Earls Court, Oct. 3-5.

ST IVES: Booze on the Ouse, CAMRA beer festival, St. Ivo Recreation Centre, Oct. 9-11.

MANCHESTER: Indy Man Beer Con, beers from independent breweries, Victoria Baths, Oct. 9-12.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Mop Fair, Oct. 10-11.

NORWICH: Fringe Festival, Oct. 11-25.

LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 16-17.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Oktoberfest, University Social Club, Mill Lane, Oct. 17-18.

FinlandHELSINKI: International Film Festival- Love & Anarchy, Sept. 18-28.

HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, Oct. 5-11.

FRANCENIMES: Feria des Vendanges, wine and bull fighting festival, through Sept. 21.

PARIS: Antiques Biennial, Grand Palais, through Sept. 21.

STE MARIE AUX MINES: European Patchwork Meeting, quilts and fabrics displayed and on sale, through Sept. 21.

LA ROCHELLE: Grand Pavois, International In-Water Boat Show, through Sept. 22.

STRASBOURG: Les Nuits Electroniques de l’Ososphère, electronic music festival, Laiterie, Sept. 20, 26 and 27.

STRASBOURG: Brocante, Convention Centre, Sept. 20-21 and Nov. 15-16.

COUNTRYWIDE: Fête de la Gastronomie, Sept. 26-28.

METZ: International Fair, highlights The Silk Route, Parc des Expositions, Sept. 26-Oct. 6.

PARIS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 4.

PARIS: Mondial de l’Automobile, auto show, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 4-19.

PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 6-10.

DINARD: Dinard British Film Festival, Oct. 8-12.

NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 8-18.

STRASBOURG: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Convention Centre, Oct. 10-13.

METZ: flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 11.

PARIS: FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Oct. 23-26.

PARIS: Autumn Fair, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.

GERMANYWÜRZBURG: Stadtfest, through Sept. 20.

LANDSHUT: Stadt Spektakel, street entertainment, through Sept. 21.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, wine fest, through Sept. 22.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through Sept. 22.

LANDAU: Herbstmarkt, volksfest and wine fair, through Sept. 22.

DÜSSELDORF: düsseldorf festival, music, theater and performing arts festival, through Sept. 28.

NUREMBERG: Altstadt Fest, through Sept. 29.

HANNOVER: Oktoberfest, Schützenplatz, through Oct. 5.

NUREMBERG: Herbstmarkt, through Oct. 5.

SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND: Landesgartenschau, garden show, through Oct. 12.

KITZINGEN: Rocktemberfest, Sept. 20.

ST. GOAR: Rhine in Flames, illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 20.

ULM: Culture Night, Ulm and Neu-Ulm, Sept. 20.

RODENBACH: culinary wine walk, Sept. 20-21.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 20-Oct. 5.

SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet Half Marathon, Sept. 21.

STUTTGART: Altstadtspektakel, Leonberg, Sept. 21.

STUTTGART: flea market, innenstadt, Sept. 21.

AMBERG: Michaeli-Dult, volksfest, Sept. 26-Oct. 5.

STUTTGART: Volksfest, Canstatter Wasen, Sept. 26-Oct. 12.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Herbst, autumn festival, Sept. 27.

BONN: Bonnfest, music and entertainment in pedestrian zone, Sept. 27-28.

WIESBADEN: Autumn Market and Stadtfest, Sept. 25-28.

BERLIN: BMW Berlin Marathon, Sept. 28.

DREIS: Raderlebnistag SALM, auto-free day along the Mosel River between Klüsserath and Dreis, Sept. 28.

FRANKFURT: Race for the Cure, 5 km run or 2 km walk in support of breast cancer research, Sept. 28.

HEIDELBERG: children’s theater festival, Neckarwiese, Oct. 2-5.

NEUSTADT: Das Deutsche Weinlesefest, wine fest, Oct. 2-13.

FRANKFURT: Jazz zum Dritten, jazz concert commemorating Day of German Unity, Römerberg, Oct. 3.

SCHWÄBISCH HALL: autumn celebration and wine village, Oct. 3-5.

FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, concerts throughout town, Oct. 4.

LEIPZIG: Festival of Lights, commemorates fall of Iron Curtain, Oct. 9.

DÜSSELDORF: New Fall Festival, festival of electronic and indie music, Oct. 9-12.

MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, Oct. 9-26.

WEIMAR: Onion Market, Oct. 10-12.

BERLIN: Festival of Lights, Oct. 10-19.

TÜBINGEN: rubber duck race, Oct. 11.

NUREMBERG: pottery market, Oct. 11-12.

MUNICH: Munich Marathon, Oct. 12.

LANDAU: Federweissen Fest, celebrates new wine, Oct. 16-19.

HACHENBURG: Monkey Jump Festival, late-night concerts, Oct. 18.

STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, late night openings, Oct. 18.

HUNGARYBUDAPEST: National Gallop- Nemzeti Vágta, through Sept. 21.

BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Millenaris, through Sept. 21.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 9-12.

BUDAPEST: Bonusz Festival, electronic music festival, Hungexpo, Oct. 11. and

CORK: International Short Story Festival, through Sept. 20.

DUBLIN: Tiger Dublin Fringe, through Sept. 20.

CLONAKILTY: International Guitar Festival, through Sept. 21.

BUSHMILLS: Salmon and Whiskey Festival, through Sept. 21.

KINSALE: Kinsale Arts Festival, through Sept. 28.

DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, through Oct. 5.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking Festival, weekends through Oct. 5.

DUBLIN: IFI Stranger Than Fiction, documentary film festival, Sept. 25-28.

GALWAY: International Oyster & Seafood Festival, Sept. 25-28.

DUBLIN: HWCH, Hard Working Class Heroes, up and coming bands, Oct. 2-4.

CORK: Cork Folk Festival, Oct. 2-5.

DINGLE: Dingle Peninsula Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 3-5.

DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, over 100 properties accessible to public, Oct. 17-19.

ITALYPOMPEII: performance of Carmen in the Teatro Grande, Sept. 20.

SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, through Sept. 21.

VERONA: Tocati, international art and street games festival, through Sept. 21.

ASTI: Palio, horse racing and medieval market, Sept. 21.

BURANO: Regatta of Burano, Sept. 21.

BARDOLINO: Grape and Wine Festival, Oct. 2-6.

TRIESTE: Barcolana, sailing regatta, Oct. 10-12.

ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, Oct. 11-Nov. 16.

ROME: Rome Film Fest, international film festival, Oct. 16-25.

PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, International Chocolate Exhibition, Oct. 17-26.

TURIN: Salon del Gusto, food event at Lingotto Fiere, Oct. 23-28.

VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 26.

LUXEMBOURGWORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, through Sept. 21.

WILTZ: Nuit des Lampions, illuminated lantern fest, Sept. 20.

REMICH: Route du Vin, half-marathon through vineyards, Sept. 28.

CITY: Night of Museums, Oct. 11.

VIANDEN: Nut Market, Oct. 12.

DIFFERDANGE: Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, run along a 22 km obstacle course, Oct. 19.

NETHERLANDSAMSTERDAM: Unseen Photo Fair, through Sept. 21.

TIEL: Fruitcorso, parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 20-22.

UTRECHT: Netherlands Film Festival, Sept. 24-Oct. 3.

ROTTERDAM: The Netherlands Military Tattoo, Ahoy, Sept. 25-28.

AMSTERDAM: Discovery Festival, night festival with scientific twist, Tolhuistun, Sept. 26.

AMSTERDAM: Clipper Stad Day Trip, day trip on old sailing vessel, Sept. 26 and 29.

EDAM: Singelfestival, theater and music festival, Sept. 26-27.

ARNEM: World Living Statues Festival, Sept. 27-28.

SCHEVENINGEN: Kite Festival, Sept. 27-28.

LEIDEN: Ontzet, fun fair, market, parade and concerts, Oct. 2-3.

AMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, MC Theater, Oct. 6-12.

AMSTERDAM: Camera Japan, festival of Japanese culture, Kriterion, Oct. 10-12.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, Oct. 15-19.

AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 19.

AMSTERDAM: PINT Bokbierfestival, Beurs van Berlage, Oct. 24-26.

PORTUGALPORTO SANTO: Columbus Festival, through Sept. 20.

VALE SABROSO: FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders, equestrian sporting event, through Sept. 21.

DOURO REGION: Douro Film Harvest, international and independent film festival, through Sept. 21.

VISEU: Feira de São Mateus, through Sept. 21.

PERA: FIESA, International Sand Sculptures Festival, this year’s theme is musicians, through Oct. 25.

BRAGA: Encontros da Imagem, photography festival, through Oct. 31.

SINTRA: Sintra Portugal Pro, world bodyboarding championships, Sept. 23-28.

TERCEIRA: Angra Jazz Festival, Oct. 2-4.

LISBON: Rock ‘n ‘ Roll Marathon, Oct. 5.

VILAMOURA: Portugal Masters, Portugal Masters golf tournament, Oct. 9-12.

PENICHE: Moche Rip Curl Portugal, pro surfing competition, Oct. 12-23.

SCOTLANDGLASGOW: Doors Open Day, architectural sites of interest open to visitors, through Sept. 21.

STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, international crime writing festival, through Sept. 21.

FORT WILLIAM: Ben Nevis Mountain Challenge, climbing challenge benefits cancer charity, Sept. 20.

EDINBURGH: Scottish Quilt Championships, displays and selling of craft supplies, Royal Highland Showground, Sept. 26-28.

DUFFTOWN: Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival, tastings and Scottish culture, Sept. 25-29.

LOCH NESS: Marathon and Festival of Running, Sept. 28.

OBAN: World Stone Skimming Championships, Sept. 28.

ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, Oct. 3-5.

COWAL: Walking and Outdoor Festival, Oct. 3-12.

LERWICK: Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 9-13.

INVERNESS: Royal National Mod, Gaelic language and culture festival, Oct. 10-17.

TIREE: Tiree Wave Classic, windsurfing competition, Oct. 11-17.

GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 17-19.

EDINBURGH: Tesco Wine Fair, EICC, Oct. 18-19.

ST ANDREWS: St. Andrew’s Golf Week, Oct. 19-25.

EDINBURG: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.


BARCELONA: Mercè Festival, through Sept. 24.

SAN SEBASTIAN: International Film Festival, through Sept. 27.

CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta, recreates capture of the city, through Sept. 28.

CADIZ: Doñana Challenge, triathlon, Sept. 20.

VILLAMARTIN: San Mateo Fiesta, Sept. 20-24.

ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA: San Miguel Fair, Sept. 24-28.

O’GROVE: seafood festival, Oct. 2-12.

BARCELONA: Ironman Barcelona, Oct. 5.

BARCELONA: salonnautico, boat show, Port Vell, Oct. 15-19.

CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, Oct. 15-19.

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Womex, World Music Expo, Oct. 22-26.

SWITZERLANDLUCERNE: Oktoberfest, through Sept. 20.

BERN: Swiss Skills, competitions amongst athletes and masters at trades, through Sept. 21.

LENZBURG: Medieval market at Lenzburg castle, through Sept. 21.

GRINDELWALD: Alpine Cheese Festival on Grosse Scheidegg, Sept. 20.

GENEVA: Russin Grape Harvest Festival, Sept. 20-21.

CHAMONIX: cow fighting, Sept. 21.

LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music weekend, folk music concerts, Sept. 26-28.

NEUCHATEL: grape harvest festival, Sept. 26-28.

BASEL: Marathon and Half Marathon, Sept. 28.

LUGANO: The Autumn Festival, fair in pedestrian zone, Oct. 3-5.

ASCONA: Chestnut Festival, Oct. 4-5.

MARTIGNY: cow fighting, Oct. 5 and 12.

ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Zurich Congress House, tickets required, Oct. 10-13.

ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Oct. 17-19.

WALESABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 20-21.

MOLD: Food Festival, Sept. 20-21.

ANGLESEY: Anglesey Sandman Triathlon, Sept. 21.

PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 26-28.

LLANDOVERY: Sheep Festival, Sept. 27-28.

NEATH: Food and Drink Festival, Oct. 3-4.

CAPEL CURIG: Snowman Triathlon, Oct. 5.

CARDIFF: Cardiff Half Marathon, Oct. 5.

CARDIFF: The Arcomis International Brass Event, with world’s most celebrated brass musicians, Oct. 10-13.

ANGLESEY: Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival, Oct. 11-12.

CARDIFF: DimSwn, multi-venue new music festival, Oct. 18.

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