Festivals & events
October 1, 2014
AUSTRIA VIENNA: Waves Vienna, music festival and conference, through Oct. 4.
LINZ: Urfahraner Herbstmarkt, volksfest, through Oct. 5.
VIENNA: VIENNAFAIR, contemporary art fair, Messe, through Oct. 5.
SOELL: Tour de Tirol, 3 day, 75 km running event at the Wilder Kaiser, through Oct. 5.
VIENNA: Wiesn Fest, Prater, through Oct. 12.
COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 4.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 11-12.
GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 12.
SALZBURG: Culture Days, performances and concerts, Oct. 15-30.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 22-26.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 23-26.
VIENNA: Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 26.
ZELL AM SEE: Wow Glacier Love, opening ski season party, Nov. 7-9.
BELGIUM BRUGES: Jazz Brugge, through Oct. 5.
BRUSSELS: Fotofever, photography fair, Tour & Taxis, through Oct. 5.
MOUSCRON: Fete des Hurlus, folk festival on the Grand Place, through Oct. 5.
BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 4.
ANTWERP: Modeste Beer Festival, showcases small Belgian breweries, Brewery De Koninck, Oct. 4-5.
BRUGES: KookEet, culinary show, ‘t Zand, Oct. 4-6.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Marathon, Oct. 5.
ZOTTEGEM: National Beer Happening, Oct. 11.
GHENT: Film Fest Ghent, Oct. 14-25.
BRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, Cercle de Lorraine, Oct. 16-19.
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 18.
HASSELT: Jenever Fest, celebrates gin-like drink, Oct. 18-19.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, international beer festival, Oct. 18-19.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 24-27.
BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, Museum of Fantastic Art, Oct. 25-Nov. 2.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 26.
BRUSSELS: Big Bang Festival, music festival for young audiences, Nov. 2.
GHENT: 1000 Voices for Peace, choirs commemorate WWI, Nov. 5-6.
CROATIA BARANJA: Wine Marathon, Oct. 4.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Film Festival, Oct. 19-26.
SPLIT: All Senses Weekend, musical tribute to Montreux Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-26.
CZECH REPUBLIC VALTICKÉ: Valtické Vintage, traditional wine fest, through Oct. 5.
PRAGUE: Strings of Autumn, international music festival, through Nov. 6.
PILSEN: Jazz Without Borders, jazz fest, various dates, through Nov. 22.
PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinius and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 4.
KARLOVY VARY: Tour Film, highlights films on tourism and travel, Oct. 9-11.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festi-val, Oct. 10-18.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 13-18.
PRAGUE: Signal Festival, festival of light, Oct. 16-19.
DENMARK HOLSTERBRO: Klassiske Dage, International Music Festival, through Oct. 5.
SKAGEN: Skagen Marathon, Oct. 4.
COPENHAGEN: flea market, Bella Center, Oct. 4-5.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late openings at museums and cultural venues, Oct. 10.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 10-Nov. 2.
AARHUS: International Guitar Festival, Oct. 11-18.
FREDERIKSHAVN: Nordic Brew, beer festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
COPENHAGEN: Hubertus Hunt, hunters on horseback take on obstacle course in Dyrehaven, Nov. 2.
ENGLAND LONDON: Raindance Film Festival, indie film fest, Vue Cinema Piccadilly Circus, through Oct. 5.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 9.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Forest Recreation Ground, through Oct. 5.
LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, Earls Court, through Oct. 5.
WOODBRIDGE: Shuck Festival, celebrates locally caught oysters and mussels, through Oct. 5.
MELTON MOWBRAY: Melton Mobray Food Festival, Oct. 4-5.
LONDON: Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, painting and sculpture Oct. 4-5; photog-raphy and illustration Oct. 11-12; fashion, textiles and jewelry Oct. 18-19; ceramics, glass and de-sign Oct. 25-26.
NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Beer Festival, beer and cider festival, Oct. 8-11.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 8-19.
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.
BANBURY: Banbury Folk Festival, Oct. 10-12.
LONDON: The Rum Experience, rum tasting and trade fair, Earl’s Court, tickets necessary, Oct. 11-12.
NORWICH: Fringe Festival, Oct. 11-25.
PETERBOROUGH: East of England Autumn Show, Oct. 12.
PETERBOROUGH: Great Eastern Run, half marathon, Oct. 12.
LONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, Oct. 15-18.
LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 16-17.
LONDON: London Photo Festival, amateurs show and sell photos, The Crypt, through Oct. 16-18.
CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Oktoberfest, University Social Club, Mill Lane, Oct. 17-18.
LONDON: The Chocolate Show, Olympia, Oct. 17-19.
CAMBRIDGE: University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 180 free events, Oct. 20-Nov. 2.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 23-26.
DARTMOUTH: Dartmouth Food Festival, Oct. 24-26.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExceL Royal Victo-ria Dock, Oct. 24-26.
LONDON: London International Animation Festival, Barbican and other venues, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.
NORWICH: CAMRA Beer Festival, St. Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.
LONDON: The Ski and Snowboard Show, Earls Court 2, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, procession departs St. Pauls at 11 a.m.; fireworks at 5:15 p.m., Nov. 8.
Finland HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, through Oct. 11.
FRANCE BARR (ALSACE): grape harvest festival, through Oct. 5.
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.
CHUSCLAN: Les Vendages de L’Histoire, historical wine fest in the Rhone Valley, Oct. 11-12.
PARIS: 20 km de Paris, starts at Pont d’Iena, Oct. 12.
COUNTRYWIDE: Semaine de Gout, Taste week, celebrates quality and healthy food, Oct. 13-19.
GRENOBLE: Village Vigneron, wine tasting, markets and live entertainment, Oct. 16-19.
PARIS: Automedon, collector car show, Parc des Expositions Paris le Bourget, Oct. 18-19.
PARIS: FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Oct. 23-26.
PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Oct. 23-27.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolate, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
PARIS: Paris Games Week, video game expo, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
PARIS: Pitchfork Music Festival, indie music fest, Grande Halle de la Villette, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
PARIS: Blues sur Seine, Nov. 7-22.
NICE: French Riviera Marathon, route runs between Nice and Cannes, Nov. 10.
GERMANY HASSFURT: Street fest, through Oct. 4.
AMBERG: Michaeli-Dult, volksfest, through Oct. 5.
HANNOVER: Oktoberfest, Schützenplatz, through Oct. 5.
HEIDELBERG: children’s theater festival, Neckarwiese, through Oct. 5.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 5.
NUREMBERG: Herbstmarkt, through Oct. 5.
SCHWAEBISCH HALL: autumn celebration and wine village, through Oct. 5.
STUTTGART: Volksfest, Canstatter Wasen, through Oct. 12.
NEUSTADT: Das Deutsche Weinlesefest, wine fest, through Oct. 13.
FUERTH: Michaelis Kirchweih, through Oct. 15.
LUDWIGSBURG: pumpkin exhibition, Bluehendes Barock castle grounds, through Nov. 2.
FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, concerts throughout town, Oct. 4.
HEIDELBERG: Gelita Trail Marathon, billed as Germany’s toughest city marathon, Oct. 5.
BAD NEUENAHR: Klangwelle, music and light shows, Oct. 8-12.
FRANKFURT: Book Fair, Messegelände, Oct. 8-12.
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.
PIESPORT: fest at the Roman wine press, Oct. 10-12.
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.
FREIBURG: Freiburger Messe’, fun fair, Oct. 17-27.
HACHENBURG: Monkey Jump Festival, late-night concerts, Oct. 18.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 18.
STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, late night openings, Oct. 18.
MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 18-26.
TUEBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, Oct. 18-26.
BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse Fine, Kurhaus, Oct. 24-26.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, region’s best wines, Schifffahrtsmuseum, Oct. 24-26.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 26.
FRANKFURT: Kreativ-Welt, sale of craft supplies, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
BAD TOELZ: Leonhardifahrt, traditional pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.
WURZBURG: Honky Tonk Fest, live music across 30 stages, Nov. 8.
HUNGARY BUDAPEST: Budapest Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 9-12.
BUDAPEST: Oktoberfest, Varosligeti Mujegpalya, Oct. 9-12.
BUDAPEST: Bonusz Festival, electronic music festival, Hungexpo, Oct. 11.
IRELAND DUBLIN: HWCH, Hard Working Class Heroes, promotes newcomer bands, through Oct. 4.
CORK: Cork Folk Festival, through Oct. 5.
DINGLE: Dingle Peninsula Wine and Food Festival, through Oct. 5.
DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, through Oct. 5.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking Festival, through Oct. 5.
MONAGHAN: Taste of Monaghan, food festival, through Oct. 5.
WESTPORT: Westport Arts Festival, through Oct. 5.
KILLARNEY: Helley Hansen Killarney Adventure Race, participants run, hike, cycle and kayak, Oct. 4.
OFFALY: OFFline Film Festival, Oct. 8-12.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 10-12.
GALWAY: Galway Comedy Festival, Oct. 16-17.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, over 100 properties accessible to public, Oct. 17-19.
SLIGO: Sligo Live, folk, roots and indie music fest, Oct. 22-27.
WEXFORD: Wexford Festival Opera, Oct. 22-Nov. 2.
CORK: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-27.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 24-27.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 27.
DUBLIN: Web Summit, global gathering for technology, Nov. 4-6.
ITALY BARDOLINO: Grape and Wine Festival, through Oct. 6.
PINEROLO: La Maschera di Ferro, historical fest recalling the Man in the Iron Mask, Oct. 4-5.
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.
TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets necessary, Nov. 7-9.
LUXEMBOURG DUDELANGE: Fete des Cultures, Oct. 4.
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.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht gët gebrannt, Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Robbesscheier Museum, Oct. 31.
HEIDERSCHEID: ING Trail Uewersauer, ultra trail run, Nov. 16.
NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, MC Theater, Oct. 6-12.
AMSTERDAM: Camera Japan, festival of Japanese culture, Kriterion, Oct. 10-12.
EINDHOVEN: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 12.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, Oct. 15-19.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 19.
AMSTERDAM: PINT Bokbierfestival, Beurs van Berlage, Oct. 24-26.
AMSTERDAM: London Calling, festival showcasing music from the UK, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
PORTUGAL TERCEIRA: Angra Jazz Festival, through Oct. 4.
SAGRES: Bird Watching Festival, through Oct. 5.
PERA: FIESA, International Sand Sculptures Festival, this year’s theme is musicians, through Oct. 25.
BRAGA: Encontros da Imagem, photography festival, through Oct. 31.
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.
LISBON: Doclisboa, documentary film festival, Oct. 16-26.
SCOTLAND GLASGOW: Americana Festival, features international musicians, through Oct. 5.
ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, through Oct. 5.
COWAL: Walking and Outdoor Festival, through Oct. 12.
GLASGOW: Great Scottish Run, half marathon and 10 km races, Oct. 5.
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.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Halloween celebrations, High Street, Oct. 31.
SPAIN UBEDA: Feria y Fiestas de San Miguel, through Oct. 4.
O’GROVE: Seafood festival, through Oct. 12.
SITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, through Oct. 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.
SWITZERLAND LUGANO: The Autumn Festival, fair in pedestrian zone, through Oct. 5.
ZURICH: Zurich Film Festival, through Oct. 5.
FRIBOURG: International Guitar Festival, through Oct. 11.
ALBEUVE: return of the cattle from the mountain, with folklore market, Oct. 4.
ASCONA: Chestnut Festival, Oct. 4-5.
HUTTWIL: Swiss Cheese Market, Oct. 4-5.
LUCERNE: Maas Autumn Fair, Oct. 4-19.
MARTIGNY: cow fighting, Oct. 5 and 12.
ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Zurich Congress House, tickets required, Oct. 10-13.
THUN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 11.
WINTERTHUR: Oktoberfest, Reithalle, Oct. 16-Nov. 1.
ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Oct. 17-19.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 18.
LUCERNE: International Film Festival, Oct. 21-24.
SOLOTHURN: Oktoberfest, Oct. 23-26.
BERN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 25.
BASEL: Autumn Fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 25-Nov. 9.
ZURICH: Jazznojazz Festival, jazz, soul, Latin and more, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
WALES NEATH: Food and Drink Festival, through Oct. 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.
CONWY: Conwy Feast Food Festival, Oct. 25-26.
SWANSEA: Dylan Thomas Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 9.