The weather is hot, and events in Europe are sizzling! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of July 31, 2015.

AUSTRIA MONTAFON: Mountainbike Marathon, through Aug. 1.

ISCHGL: Harley Davidson Mountain Roadeo, biker meet-up and rides, through Aug. 2.

KLAGENFURT: Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, European championships, through Aug. 2.

VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, through Aug. 2.

GRAZ: La Strada , street festival, through Aug. 8.

KUFSTEIN: Operetta Summer, “Im Weissen Roessl” performed at fortress, through Aug. 15.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open air performances of Aida, through Aug. 15.

STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open air musical performances, through Aug. 15.

VIENNA: Impuls Tanz Festival, international dance festival, through Aug. 16.

VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, through Aug. 16.

MOERBISCH: Seefestspiele; this year’s production is “A Night in Venice,” dates through Aug. 22.

BREGENZ: Festspiele, opera on Lake Constance, through Aug. 23.

SALZBURG: Salzburger Festspiele, opera, drama and concerts, through Aug. 30.

LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, Aug. 4-8.

SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, Aug. 4-23.

KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 7-8.

SEMMERING: Race the Night, mountain biking challenge, Aug. 8-9.

ALTAUSSEERSEE: Mountains Aflame, illuminated hills and fireworks, Aug. 15.

BAD ISCHGL: Imperial Days, historical fest celebrates birth of Emperor Franz Joseph, Aug. 15-18.

HALBTURN: Lipizzan and Friends, horse show at Halbturn Palace, Aug.16.

ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, contemporary music festival, Aug. 20-22.

LECH: Hoehenhalbmaraton, half marathon run in mountains, Aug. 22.

VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic autos on show, Aug. 22.

ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 26-29.

SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 27-30.

BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 28-30.

VIENNA: Summer Break, party weekend and street festival, Aug. 28-30.

VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 29.

ZELL AM SEE: Iron Man 70.3 and World Championship, Aug. 22.

GRAZ: Nuke Festival, pop music fest, Messe Graz Freigelaende, Aug. 29.

MOEDLING: Oak Hill Wild Wild West Party, American style country music and entertainment, Aug. 29.

VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet outdoor dining high above city, Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 and 6.

BELGIUM BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Péniches, through Aug. 9.

BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, through Aug. 23.

OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is Disney’s Frozen, through Sept. 6.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, daily except Mondays, through Sept. 6.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 1.

LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 1-2.

OSTEND: Belgian Fireworks Championships, Aug. 3, 10, 15 and 17.

LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place des Deportes, Aug. 7-8.

ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride Parade, Aug. 8.

BOUILLON: Medieval Festival, Aug. 8-9.

BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9.

BRUSSELS: Flowertime, floral decorations at the Town Hall, Aug. 13-16.

BORNEM: Dodentocht, 100 km overnight walking challenge, Aug. 14-15.

TOURNAI: Salon de Antiquaires, antique and flea market, Expo, Aug. 14-16.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, eclectic music fest, Aug. 14-23.

DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, free fest offers games for all ages, Aug. 15-16.

HUY: Huy Art Festival: World Music and Voices, Aug. 19-23.

EUPEN: Haaste Toene?, street theatre and world music fest, Aug. 21-23.

ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 23.

VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, Aug. 28-29.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, Aug. 28-30.

BRUSSELS: Urban BBQ, top chefs create a picnic at Mont des Arts, Aug. 30.


SPLIT: Dinner in the Sky, dining while suspended in the air by crane, through Aug. 23.

TISNO: Soundwave Croatia, music festival, Aug. 6-10.

CRICVENICE: Adriatica Folk Fest, Aug. 19-23.

OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, screens documentary films, Aug. 25-29.

KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 27-30.

PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 27-30.


NASAVRKY: Lughnasad Nasavrky, Celtic festival, through Aug. 2.

PRAGUE: Advik, festival of Japanese culture, Modra Scola, through Aug.4.

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 8.

BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 9-14.

TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 14-15.

DOMAZLICE: Chod Festival- St Lawrence Fair, folklore festival, Aug. 14-16.

PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 15.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 16-Sept. 3.

HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 20-22.

TRUTNOV: Open Air Trutnov, outdoor music fest with Woodstock atmosphere, Aug. 20-23.

PRAGUE: Festival of Nine Colors, Park Podvini, Aug. 29.

PRAGUE: International Prague Car Festival, Letnany, Aug. 29-30.

DENMARK COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, through Aug. 2.

NYSTED: Medieval Festival, through Aug. 2.

AALBORG: The Tall Ships Races, through Aug. 4.

KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, Aug. 2-13.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music dance and theatre, Aug. 7-9.

COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 8-15.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 12-16.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 21-30.

COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 23.

ODENSE: International Film Festival, Aug. 24-30.

ENGLAND CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, through Aug. 2.

WHITSTABLE: Oyster Festival, through Aug. 2.

LONDON: Summer opening of Buckingham Palace, through Sept. 25.

BRIGHTON: Pride Parade, Aug. 1.

HULL: Humber Street Sesh, grassroots music fest, Aug. 1.

LONDON: RideLondon, auto free cycling day, Aug. 1.

ALNWICK: Alnwick International Music Festival, highlights folk music, Aug. 1-8.

MANSFIELD: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Aug. 3-9.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons and aerial displays, Aug. 6-9.

LONDON: London Triathlon, Aug. 8-9.

LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 11-15.

EASTBOURNE: Airbourne, free international air show, Aug. 13-16.

SHREWSBURY: Shrewsbury Flower Show, Aug. 14-15.

ASCOT: Red Bull Air Race, Aug. 15-16.

NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 15-16.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Aug. 15-16.

LONDON: Meltdown Festival, music fest curated by David Byrne, Southbank Centre, Aug. 17-30.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth International Air Festival, Aug. 20-23.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek, Aug. 26-Sept. 1.

GREENWICH: Sail Greenwich, Tall Ships in port, Aug. 27-31.

PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, Aug. 29-30.

LINCOLN: Lincoln Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle, Aug. 29-31.

LIVERPOOL: LIMF Summer Jam, free concerts in Sefton Park, Aug. 29-31.

OXFORD: Foodies Festival, Oxford South Parks, Aug. 29-31.

LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 30-31.

FINLAND HELSINKI: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet outdoor dining high above city, Aug. 4-16.

HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 14-16.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 14-30, includes Night of the Arts Aug. 20.

SAVONLINNA: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Aug. 22.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 26-28.

FRANCE BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, folklore and culture fest, through Aug. 2.

ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, through Aug. 2.

PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, fun fair at Jardin des Tuileries, through Aug. 23.

MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac Festival, through Aug. 16.

LES RICEYS: La Route de Champagne en fete, open cellars in cellars of Champagne Region, Aug. 1-2.

COLMAR: Alsace Wine Fair, Aug. 7-16.

LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 7-16.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows over the bay, Aug. 7, 15 and 24.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 8.

CANNES: Plages Electroniques, music festival, Aug. 8-9.

DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 12-16.

MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.

CANNES: Festival of Russian Art, Aug. 23-27.

PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, Aug. 24-Aug. 6.

PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Saint-Cloud, Aug. 28-30.

PARIS: Open Air Opera, La Traviata performed in various venues, Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 8-12 and 18-19.

GERMANY WACKEN: Wacken Open Air, heavy metal fest, through Aug. 1.

BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, celebrates shanty music, through Aug. 2.

FRANKFURT: Street Food Festival, Hauptwache, through Aug. 2.

GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, through Aug. 2.

KULMBACH: Beer Week, through Aug. 2.

NUREMBERG: Bardentreffen, free world music festival, through Aug. 2.

FORCHHEIM: Anna Fest, volksfest set in forest, through Aug. 3.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, through Aug. 3.

BERLIN: German-American Folk Festival, through Aug. 16.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, works of Richard Wagner performed, through Aug. 28.

HAVELBERG: BUGA 2015, Federal Garden Show takes place along the Havel River, through Oct. 11.

MUNICH: Opera for All, free live broadcast on Max-Joseph-Platz, July 31.

FURTH: Slaying the Dragon, historical re-enactment, July 30-Aug. 16; highlights include historical parade Aug. 9 and children’s festival Aug. 15-16.

KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 1.

FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 1-2.

SANKT GOARHAUSEN: World Military Tattoo, Loreley Open Air Stage, Aug. 1-2.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelbergman Triathlon, Aug. 2.

TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto-free Sunday, Aug. 2.

COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 5-9.

CONSTANCE: Summer Nights, music and culinary treats in the Stadtgarten, Aug. 6-8.

ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 6-9.

STUTTGART: Summer Festival, Aug. 6-9.

MUNICH: Open Air Theatre in the English Garden, free admission, The Merry Wives of Windsor is this year’s production, Aug. 6-9 and 13-16.

STUTTGART: Wine Mile “Tour de Vin”, begins at Kelter Rotenberg, Aug. 7-8.

BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 7-9.

ROTHENBURG: Taubertal Open Air Festival, rock music fest, Aug. 7-9.

SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug.7-9.

BAMBERG: Tucher Jazz and Blues Festival, Aug. 7-16.

WEIDEN: Volksfest, Aug. 7-16.

ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, Aug. 7-17.

STRAUBING: Gaeubodenvolksfest, traditional volksfest, Aug. 7-17.

KOBLENZ: Sommerfest, Aug. 7-9; Rhine in Flames Aug 8.

CONSTANCE: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 8.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Farbgefuehle- Color Festival World Tour, Holi-inspired fest, Messeplatz, Aug. 8.

NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, Aug. 8.

WIESBADEN: Ironman 70.3 European Championship, Aug. 9.

BREMERHAVEN: Windjammer Festival, Aug. 12-16.

ROTHENBURG: Wine festival, Aug. 12-16.

COLOGNE: Altstadtfest, street festival, Aug. 14-16.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 14-23.

FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 15-16.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa Beer Festival, Aug. 20-24.

DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 21-23.

HAMBURG: Dockville, festival of art and music, Aug. 21-23.

BAD KREUZNACH: Jahrmarkt, volksfest, Aug. 21-25.

PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, Aug. 21-Sept. 6.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 26-Sept. 6.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, Aug. 28-30.

KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, Aug. 28-30.

BAM EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 30.

NEUSTADT: Erlebnistag Deutschweinstrasse, auto free day along the German Wine Road, Aug. 30.

HUNGARY BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-17.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 20-23.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Ironman 70.3, triathlon, Aug. 22.

IRELAND WATERFORD: Spraoi, international street arts festival, through Aug. 2.

DUNGLOE: Mary of Dungloe International Festival, through Aug. 3.

DUBLIN: Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Aug. 2.

DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, Aug. 5-9.

DUBLIN: Iron Man 70.3, triathlon, Aug. 9.

SLIGO: Fleadh, celebrates traditional Irish music, Aug. 9-16.

KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Aug. 28-Oct. 4.

ITALY MILAN: Milan Expo, theme is feeding the planet, through Oct. 31.

VENICE: La Biennale International Art Exhibition, through Nov. 22.

TORRE DEL LAGO: Puccini Festival, Turandot performed Aug. 7, 16, 23 and 28; Tosca performed July 31, Aug. 15, 21 and 30.

PESARO: Rossini Opera Festival, Aug. 9-22.

FLORENCE: Feast of St. Lorenzo, Aug. 10.

SIENA: Palio, Aug. 16.

FERRARA: Street Busker Festival, Aug. 25-30.

GENOVA: Global Music Festival, highlights electronic music, Fiera, Aug. 28-30.

LATVIA RIGA: City Festival, Aug. 14-16.

RIGA: Gastronomy Festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 6.

LIECHTENSTEIN: VADUZ: State celebrations and fireworks display, Aug. 15.

LUXEMBOURG VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, through Aug. 2.

ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 6-9.

CITY: Streeta(rt)animation, street artists perform, Aug. 8-9.

CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 21-Sept. 9.

MONACO MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, free displays, Aug. 1 and 8.

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, through Aug. 2.

NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, through Aug. 2.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 1.

SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 1.

AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, free open air film festival screens mostly unreleased films, Aug. 5-15.

HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 6-9.

AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 8.

SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 14-15 and 21-22.

AMSTERDAM: Canal Festival, Aug. 14-23; Prinsengracht classical music concert Aug. 22.

AMSTERDAM: SAIL Amsterdam, maritime festival, IJ harbour area, Aug. 19-23.

THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 20-22.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 20-30.

BIDDINGHAUSEN: Lowlands Festival, multi-genre music fest, Aug. 21-23.

MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 27-30.

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 28-30.

ROTTERDAM: OVG Veerhaven Concert, free classical and opera music concerts in harbor, Aug. 29.

AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 29-30.

AMSTERDAM: Encore Festival, showcases R&B and hip hop, NDSM Werf, Aug. 30.

NORTHERN IRELAND ARMAGH: 7 Hills Blues Festival, Aug. 6-9.

NORWAY TRONDHEIM: Brewer’s and food festival, through Aug. 1.

TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, through Aug.2.

NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, through Aug. 2.

RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, Aug. 6-8.

OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 11-15.

OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 14-16.

HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 15-21.

POLAND KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Woodstock Festival, open air music fest, through Aug. 1.

KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 1-2.

KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 7-9.

MALBORK: Magic Malbork, street artists perform, Aug. 8-9.

RADOM: International Air Show, Aug. 22-23.

PORTUGAL OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 2.

GUIMARAES: City festivities and Gualterianas, through Aug. 3.

LISBON: Jazz in August, open air concerts at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through Aug. 9.

SANTA MARIA DA FERIA: Medieval Journey, Middle Ages festival, through Aug. 9.

ESTORIL: Craft fair, through Sept. 6.

VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA: Bienal de Cerveira, contemporary art exhibition, through Sept. 19.

PÊRA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 20.

FAIAL: Sea Week, Aug. 2-9.

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 6-9.

SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 7-16.

PARADES DE COURA: Vodaphone Parades de Coura Festival, alternative rock festival on beach, Aug. 19-22.

VIANA DO CASTELO: Festas of Nossa Senhora da Agonia, traditional festival, Aug. 20-23.

CAMPO MAIOR: Festas do Povo, town decorated with paper flowers, Aug. 22-30.

CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, Aug. 26-30.

SAN MARINO CITY: Comics Festival, comics, music, cosplay and steampunk fest, Aug. 29-30.

SCOTLAND GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, through Aug. 2.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Food Festival, Assembly George Square Gardens, through Aug. 2.

PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, through Aug. 2.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, through Aug. 30.

GLASGOW: Magners Irish Cider summer nights, concerts, street food and cider garden, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Aug. 6-8 and 13-15.

EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 7-9.

EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 7-29.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 7-31.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 7-31.

GLASGOW: Piping Live, Aug. 10-16.

UNST: Shetland Reel Music Festival, Aug. 14-16.

ARBROATH: Sea Fest, Aug. 15-16.

CAMPBELTOWN: Mokfest, Mull of Kintyre, highlights traditional and contemporary music, Aug. 19-23.

INVERNESS: North Hop, craft beer festival, Eden Court, Aug. 21-22.

DUNOON: Cowal Highland Gathering, dancing, pipe bands, athletics and ceilidh, Aug. 27-29.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Mela, celebration of world dance and music, Aug. 29-30.

LARGS: Viking Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 6.

SPAIN BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, through Aug. 2.

ROTA: fair, through Aug. 2.

HUELVA: Columbus Festival, through Aug. 3.

CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 2.

BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 5-16.

ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 8.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Semana Grande, Aug. 8-15.

PLAYA DEL INGLES: Dunas Festival, Aug. 11-16.

ELCHE: Mystery Play of Elche, dramatic religious performance, rehearsals Aug. 11-13 and play Aug. 14-15.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: horse races on the beach, Aug. 12-14 and 26-28.

MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, fiesta, Aug. 15-22.

ALMERIA: Almeria Fair, Aug. 22-29.

BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 26.

LAREDO: Battle of the Flowers, features parade of decorated floats, Aug. 28.

RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, Aug. 28-29.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 30.

SWEDEN STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade, Aug. 1.

VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 2-9.

STOCKHOLM: Eurogames Stockholm, sporting events encourage participation from all, Aug. 5-9.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Folk Festival, Hesselby Slot, Aug. 7-8.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 11-16.

STOCKHOLM: Dans Dakar, electronic music festival, Skeppsholmen, Aug. 21-22.

STOCKHOLM: Baltic Sea Festival, classical music and platform for dialogue about environmental issues, Aug. 24-30.

STOCKHOLM: Popaganda, music fest, Eriksdalsbadet, Aug. 28-29.

SWITZERLAND NEUHAUSEN: fireworks at the Rheinfall waterfall, July 31.

COUNTRYWIDE: Swiss National Day, Aug. 1.

LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 5-15.

BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 6-8.

THUN: Thunfest, street fest with music, Aug. 6-9.

ZERMATT: Swiss Food Festival, includes gourmet market along Bahnhofstrasse, Aug. 7-9.

ZERMATT: Folklore Festival, Aug. 8-9.

ZUG: Boardstock, sports festival, Seepromenade, Aug. 14-16.

GRANDSON: Medieval Festival, Chateau, Aug. 15-16.

TOGGENBURG: Schwagalp Schwinget, traditional Swiss wrestling, Aug. 16-23.

CHUR: International Alpine Beard Festival, Aug. 29.

ZURICH: Street Parade, house and techno parade, Aug. 29.

WALES MEIFOD: National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aug. 1-8.

BRECON: Brecon Jazz, international jazz festival, Aug. 7-9.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Summer Cider Cycle, Aug. 8.

ANGLESEY: Anglesey County Show, agricultural fair, Aug. 11-12.

CARDIFF: Pride Cymru, LGBT celebrations, Aug. 15.

HAVERFORDWEST: Pembrokeshire County Show, agricultural fair, Aug. 18-20.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Mountain Bike Bogsnorkeling, Aug. 29.

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