Festivals & events
August 27, 2015
Here is a sampling of events in Europe for the waning days of summer. These events were scheduled as of Aug. 28, 2015. It's best to confirm dates with the organizer or local tourism board before traveling.
AUSTRIA ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, through Aug. 29.
BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, through Aug. 30.
SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, through Aug. 30.
SALZBURG: Salzburger Festspiele, opera, drama and concerts, through Aug. 30.
VIENNA: Summer Break, party weekend and street festival, through Aug. 30.
GRAFENEGG: Musicfestival Grafenegg, classical music festival, through Sept. 6.
VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 29.
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.
VELDEN: Pink Lake International LGBT Festival, Lake Woerthersee, Sept. 3-6.
LINZ: Ars Electronica, festival celebrates art, technology and society, Sept. 3-7.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn Festival, Sept. 3-13.
PERTISAU AM ACHENSEE: Achensee Run, 23 km run along a panoramic trail, Sept. 6.
FAAKER SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson rider meet-up, Sept. 8-13.
VIENNA: Vienna Fashion Week, Sept. 7-13.
LINZ: Bruckner Fest, Sept. 9-Oct. 7.
SCHWAZ: Klangspuren, presents diverse and unfamiliar music, Sept. 10-27.
VIENNA: Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, Sept. 11-13.
VIENNA: Open House Wien, buildings open to visitors, Sept. 12-13.
FUSCHL AM SEE: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 169 km race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 13.
VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2015 Global Champions Tour, horse tournament, Rathausplatz, Sept. 17-20.
VIENNA: Vienna Fotomarathon, Sept. 20.
VIENNA: Wiesn-Fest, Prater Kaiserwiese, Sept. 24-Oct. 11.
VIENNA: viennacontemporary, international art fair, Marx Halle, Sept. 24-27.
HINTERTUX: Octoberfest, celebrates return of livestock from mountain pastures, Sept. 25-26.
GRAZ: Steirischerherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, Sept. 25-Oct. 18.
BELGIUM VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, choirs perform in historical sites, through Aug. 29.
BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American and Caribbean festival, Bois de la Cambre, through Aug. 30.
LOVENDEGEM (GHENT): Boombal Festival, folk dance and singer-songwriter festival, through Aug. 30.
VERVIERS: FiestaCity, free concerts across city, through Aug. 30.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, daily except Mondays, through Sept. 6.
OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is Disney’s Frozen, through Sept. 6.
BRUSSELS: Urban BBQ, top chefs create a picnic at Mont des Arts, Aug. 30.
LIEGE: Fair of Fools, this year’s theme is winter sports, St. Walburge, Sept. 2-6.
BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Grand Place, Sept. 4-6.
BRUSSELS: Comic Strip Festival, Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 4-6.
SAINT-HUBERT: International Days of Hunting and Nature, Sept. 4-6.
ERQUELINNES: Hops Festival, Microbrasserie d’Erquelinnes, Sept. 4-6.
WERVIK: Celtic Night Geluwe, folk and pagan festival, Sept. 4-6.
ANTWERP: Laundry Day, techno music festival and party, Middenvijver, Sept. 5.
SINT-GILLIS/DENDERMONDE: Bloemenkorso, flower parade, Sept. 6.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Restaurants Festival, Parc de Bruxelles, Sept. 9-13.
MONS: City Sonic, festival of sound, Sept. 11-27.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Design Market, indoor vintage flea market, Tour & Taxis, Sept. 12-13.
TOURNAI: Historical Grand Procession, treasures of the cathedral carried through town, Sept. 13.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, festival of small breweries, Sept. 17-18.
BRUSSELS: Champetre, showcases traditional crafts, Sept. 20.
LA-ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE: Soup festival, Sept. 26-27.
BRUSSELS: Belfius Brussels Marathon and Half Marathon, Oct. 4.
CROATIA OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, screens documentary films, through Aug. 29.
VUKOVAR: Vukovar Film Festival, with films from Danube River area, through Aug. 29.
KARLOVAC: Days of Beer, through Aug. 30.
KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, through Aug. 30.
PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, through Aug. 30.
PULA: Outlook Festival, dance music fest set in fortress, Sept. 2-6.
SIBENIK: Medieval fair, Sept. 4-6.
UMAG: Istrian Wine Run, marathon and half marathon through vineyards, Stella Maris Resort, Sept. 6.
POREC: Offshore World Challenge, big game tuna fishing competition, Sept. 9-12.
VARAZDIN: Trash Film Festival, screens films in sci-fi, horror, action and martial arts, Sept. 9-12.
VELEBIT: MTB Marathon, Sept. 20.
PULA: Ironman 70.3, triathlon, Sept. 20.
ZAGREB: Zagreb Marathon, Oct. 11.
CZECH REPUBLIC CHEB: Wallenstein Festival, historical celebrations, through Aug. 29.
BRNO: International Folklore Festival, through Aug. 30.
PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, through Sept. 3.
PRAGUE: Festival of Nine Colors, Park Podvini, Aug. 29.
PRAGUE: International Prague Car Festival, Letnany, Aug. 29-30.
PRAGUE: Ice Cream Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds Holesovice, Aug. 30.
KARLOVY VARY: International Folklore Festival, Sept. 1-6.
PRAGUE: Harley Days, biker party, Holesovice Expo Hall, Sept. 4-5.
ZATEC: Celebration of hops and beer, Sept. 4-5.
HRADEC KRALOVE: celebrations of Queen Eliska, historical festival, Sept. 5.
PRAGUE: Birell Grand Prix, women’s 5 km and 10 km night race, Sept. 5.
PRAGUE: Foodparade, Zamek Troja, Sept. 5-6.
ZNOJMO: Historical wine festival, Sept. 11-13.
USTI NAD LABEM: Half marathon, Sept. 12.
PRAGUE: Bohemian Bluegrass and Barbeque, American-style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition, Smichovska Naplavka, Sept. 12-13.
CESKY KRUMLOV: Festival of Baroque arts, Sept. 18-20.
OSTRAVA: NATO Days, Sept. 19-20.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Small Wind Bands, Zbraslav, Sept. 25-27.
PRAGUE: Vintage Fair, New Town Hall, Sept. 26-27.
DENMARK HORSENS: European Medieval Festival, through Aug. 29.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, through Aug. 30.
ODENSE: International Film Festival, through Aug. 30.
COPENHAGEN: Round Christiansborg, 2 km swim around palace and city landmarks, Aug. 29.
COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Sept. 2-6.
COPENHAGEN: Golden Days festival, history and culture fest, Sept. 4-20.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen’s Oktoberfest, Amager Strandpark, Sept. 17-19, 24-26 and Oct. 1-3.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 23-27.
COPENHAGEN: Ermitage Run, 13.3 km run through Dyrehaven, Oct. 4.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late night openings around city, Oct. 9.
ENGLAND WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, traditional dance and music festival, through Aug. 28.
PETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, through Aug. 29.
KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food festival with Jamie Oliver, Alex James’ Farm, through Aug. 30.
LONDON: Meltdown Festival, music fest curated by David Byrne, Southbank Centre, through Aug. 30.
BRIGHTON: Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, through Aug. 31.
GREENWICH: Sail Greenwich, Tall Ships in port, through Aug. 31.
LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek, through Sept. 1.
LONDON: Summer opening of Buckingham Palace, through Sept. 25.
MANCHESTER: Pride Parade, Aug. 29.
LINCOLN: Lincoln Steampunk Festival, Lincoln Castle, Aug. 29-31.
LIVERPOOL: LIMF Summer Jam, free concerts in Sefton Park, Aug. 29-31.
PORTSMOUTH: Victorious, music festival, Aug. 29-30.
HERSTMONCEUX: Medieval festival, billed as UK’s largest, Herstmonceux Castle, Aug. 29-31.
OXFORD: Foodies Festival, Oxford South Parks, Aug. 29-31.
LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 30-31.
NEWLYN: Newlyn Fish Festival, Aug. 31.
BRISTOL: Arcadia, recycled military hardware becomes performance art, Sept. 4-5.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, Sept. 4-Nov. 8.
GLOUCESTER: Gloucester History Festival, parades and reenactments, Sept. 5-18.
LONDON: London Mela, Gunnersbury Park, Sept. 6.
ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, boutique music festival, Sept. 10-13.
BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 11-20.
TORQUAY: Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 11-20.
CAMBRIDGE: Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 12.
LONDON: United Festival, outdoor rave party, Finsbury Park, Sept. 13.
NEWCASTLE: Morrison’s Great North Run, world’s leading half marathon, Sept. 13.
DUXFORD: The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show, Imperial War Museums, Sept. 19-20.
LONDON: Open House London, architectural landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 19-20.
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Weekender, free outdoor arts festival, Sept. 25-27.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
FINLAND HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, through Aug. 30.
HELSINKI: Cleaning Day, city becomes huge second hand market, Aug. 29.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Design Week, urban festival, L3 Design Dock Jatkasaari, Sept. 3-13.
HELSINKI: Open House Helsinki, cultural monuments open to public, Sept. 11-13.
HELSINKI: Love and Anarchy Film Festival, Sept. 17-27.
HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, Oct. 4-10.
FRANCE MULHOUSE: Meteo Music Festival, through Aug. 29.
PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Saint-Cloud, through Aug. 30.
PARIS: Treteaux Nomades, itinerant performing arts festival, through Sept. 6.
PARIS: Open Air Opera, La Traviata performed in various venues, through Aug. 29 and Sept. 8-12 and 18-19.
EGUISHEIM: wine festival, Alsace’s biggest, Aug. 29-30.
PARIS: Les Solistes a Bagatelle, classical music concerts, Parc de Bagatelle, Aug. 29-Sept. 13.
PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l’Image, international festival of photojournalism, Aug. 29-Sept. 13.
PARIS: La Fete de Ganesh, Le Temple De Sri Manicka Vinayakar Alayam, Aug. 30.
PARIS: Jazz at La Villette, Sept. 3-13.
DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, Sept. 4-13.
LILLE: Braderie, Europe’s biggest flea market, Sept. 5-6.
RIBEAUVILLE: Le Pfifferdaj, middle ages minstrels festival, Sept. 6.
PARIS: Animated Film Festival, Theater de Menilmontant, Sept. 9-13.
PARIS: La Parisienne, all female 6.7 km running event, Sept. 13.
MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 12.
METZ: Marche aux Puces, flea market, Sept. 12.
PARIS: Techno Parade, departs at noon from Place de la Republique, Sept. 19.
COUNTRYWIDE: European Heritage Days, open landmarks and cultural events, Sept. 19-20.
PARIS: Paris Electronic Week, electronic music fest, Sept. 19-26.
GERMANY BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, works of Richard Wagner performed, through Aug. 28.
FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment Festival, cultural fest alongside river, through Aug. 30.
FRANKFURT: Eat+Lifestyle, culinary expo, Messe Hall 1.2, through Aug. 30.
KARLSRUHE: Bierboerse, Schlossgarten, through Aug. 30.
WIESBADEN: Folklore Festival, culture fest and market, Kulturpark, through Aug. 30.
MAINZ: Wine market, wine festival, Stadtpark, through Aug. 30 and Sept. 3-6.
PFORZHEIM: Oechslefest, wine fest, through Sept. 6.
STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, through Sept. 6.
NUREMBERG: Herbstvolksfest, through Sept. 13.
HAVELBERG: BUGA 2015, Federal Garden Show takes place along the Havel River, through Oct. 11.
BERLIN: Long Night of Museums, Aug. 29.
WORMS: Backfischfest, volksfest, Aug. 29-Sept. 6.
BAM EMS: Blumenkorso, Germany’s biggest floral parade, Aug. 30.
NEUSTADT: Erlebnistag Deutschweinstrasse, auto free day along the German Wine Road, Aug. 30.
FUSSEN: Festival Vielsaitig, this year’s theme is “BaRock”, Kloster St. Mang, Sept. 2-10.
FRANKFURT: Rheingau wine market on the Fressgass, Sept. 2-11.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Barbarossa-Fest “Swinging Lautern,” free live music program in the city, Sept. 3-5.
BERNKASTEL-KUES: Middle Mosel Wine Festival, Sept. 3-6.
ABENSBERG: Gillamoos, traditional volkfest, Sept. 3-7.
BERLIN: Pyronale, fireworks competition, Maifeld, Sept. 5-6.
COLOGNE: Bierborse, Sept. 4-6.
MAGDEBURG: Kaiser Otto Fest, medieval fest, Sept. 4-6.
ROTHENBURG o.d. TAUBER: Imperial City Festival, Sept. 4-6.
WIESBADEN: Taunusstrassenfest, Sept. 4-6.
STUTTGART: Music Fest Stuttgart, Sept. 4-13.
AACHEN: European Arts and Crafts Market, city center near cathedral, free entry, Sept. 5-6.
BENSHEIM: Bergstrasse Vintner Festival, wine fest, Sept. 5-13.
RUSSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Scottish highland games, Sept. 5-6.
AACHEN: Domspringen, pole vaulting in the area between the town hall and cathedral, Sept. 9.
SAARLOUIS: Women’s Run, 7 km, Sept. 11.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 11-12.
FREYBURG: Freyburger Winzerfest, wine festival, Sept. 11-13.
HAMBURG: Hamburg Cruise Days, Sept. 11-13.
NUREMBERG: Burggrabenfest, middle ages festival by city moat, Sept. 11-13.
BONN: Puetzchens Markt, fun fair and market in Beuel-Puetzchen district, Sept. 11-15.
BAD DUERKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, world’s biggest wine fest, Sept. 11-15 and 18-21.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, autumn fair, Festplatz am Ratsweg, Sept. 11-21.
MUNICH: Indian Holi Open Air Festival, Seebuehne im Westpark, Sept. 12.
MUNICH: Craft Women’s Run, 5 and 8 km routes, Sept. 12.
OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 12.
TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 12.
TRIER: Trier plays games, downtown becomes playground, Sept. 12.
COUNTRYWIDE: Open Monuments Days, theme for 2015 is craft, technology and industry, Sept. 12-13.
MUNICH: Streetlife-Festival, music and culture celebration, Sept. 12-13.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, Sept. 15.
BERLIN: Berlin Art Week, art fairs and special events in galleries, Sept. 15-20.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Strassenkunst festival, street art festival, Ludwigstrasse, Sept. 18-19.
BAD SOBERNHEIM: Weinwanderwegfest, wine and walking festival, Sept. 19.
ST. GOAR/ST. GOARSHAUSEN: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 19.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 19-Aug. 4.
HAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, music and culture fest, Sept. 23-26.
WIESBADEN: Autumn Market, Sept. 25-27.
HANNOVER: Oktoberfest Hannover, biggest Oktoberfest outside Munich, Sept. 25-Oct. 11.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, Sept. 25-Oct. 11.
BERLIN: Berlin Marathon, Sept. 27.
HUNGARY BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Sept. 1-6.
BUDAPEST: International Wine Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 9-13.
BUDAPEST: Half marathon, Sept. 13.
BUDAPEST: National Gallop- Nemzeti Vágta, Sept. 18-20.
IRELAND DUBLIN: Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, RDS, through Aug. 29.
MOVILLE: DylanFest on the Lough, festival celebrates Bob Dylan’s music, through Aug. 30.
LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through Oct. 4.
DUBLIN: MCM Comic Con, RDS Ballsbridge, Aug. 29-30.
DUBLIN: GAA Hurling All Ireland Championship 2015 Finals, Croke Park, Sept. 6.
DUBLIN: Tiger Dublin Fringe, theatre, dance, music, comedy and more, Sept. 7-20.
DUBLIN: Dublin Coffee and Tea Festival, Industries Hall, Sept. 11-13.
DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, IFSC Docklands, Sept. 17-Oct. 4.
DUBLIN: HWCH, Hard Working Class Heroes, showcases up and coming bands, Oct. 1-3.
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. 28; Tosca performed Aug. 30.
FERRARA: Street Busker Festival, through Aug. 30.
GENOVA: Global Music Festival, highlights electronic music, Fiera, through Aug. 30.
MONTEPULCIANO: Bravio delle Botti, wine cask rolling competition between neighborhoods, Aug. 30.
VENICE: Venice International Film Festival, Sept. 2-12.
VITERBO: Macchina di Santa Rosa, religious procession, Sept. 3.
FIGLINE: Palio di San Rocco, Sept. 4-8.
MILAN AND TURIN: MITO Settembre Musica, international contemporary music festival, Sept. 5-24.
AREZZO: Joust of the Saracen, medieval jousting competition, Piazza Grande, Sept. 6.
CIMINNA: La Festa di San Vito, religious procession, Sept. 6.
VENICE: Regata Storica, historical regatta, Sept. 6.
FLORENCE: Rificolone, festival of the paper lanterns, Sept. 7.
PRATO: Display of the Virgin’s Girdle, Sept. 8.
FERRARA: Balloons Festival, hot air balloons take to the sky, Sept. 11-20.
FOLIGNO: Giostra della Quintana, joust and historical procession, Sept. 13.
LUCCA: Luminara della San Croce, religious procession by candlelight, Sept. 13.
SANSEPOLCRO: Palio della Balestra, medieval crossbow competition, Sept. 13.
VERONA: Tocati, festival of street games, Sept. 17-20.
NAPLES: Festival of San Gennaro, religious festival, Duomo, Sept. 19.
ASTI: Palio di Asti, costumed historical procession and flag games, Sept. 20.
SAN MINIATO: White truffle and porcini festival, Sept. 25-27.
LATVIA RIGA: Gastronomy Festival, through Sept. 6.
LIECHTENSTEIN VADUZ: The Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo, Schellenburg castle ruins, Sept. 4-6.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, through Sept. 9.
MONDORF: Concours d’Elegance and Luxembourg Classic Days, classic automobiles on show, Aug. 29-30.
GREVENMACHER: Fete du Raisin und du Vin, wine and grape festival, Sept. 11-13.
WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, wine festival, Sept. 18-20.
WILZ: Night of the Lampions, music and illuminations, Sept. 19.
REMAGEN: Route de Vin half marathon, Sept. 27.
MONACO PORT HERCULES: Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 23-26.
NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, through Aug. 30.
GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, through Aug. 30.
MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, through Aug. 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.
BREDA: Redhead Days, friendly meet up for red haired people, Sept. 4-6.
ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, Sept. 4-6.
AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighbourhood festival with street entertainment and folk singing, Sept. 4-6.
ZUNDERT: Flower Parade, Sept. 6-7.
UTRECHT: Gaudeamus Music Week, young musicians perform, Sept. 9-13.
COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, cultural and historical landmarks open to visitors, Sept. 12-13.
LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 13.
VALKENSWAARD: Flower Parade, Sept. 13.
ARNHEM: World Living Statues Festival, Sept. 27.
NORTHERN IRELAND BELFAST: Culture Night, Sept. 18.
NORWAY OSLO: Oslo Middle Ages Music Days, Gamle Akker Church, through Aug. 30.
HELL: Blues in Hell, blues music festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
BERGEN: Bergen Food Festival, Sept. 4-6.
OSLO: Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Sept. 10-19.
OSLO: Culture Night, Sept. 11.
OSLO: Matstreif, food festival, Town Hall Square, Akker Brygge, and Tjuvholmen, Sept. 11-13.
BERGEN: Bergen International Film Festival, Sept. 23-30.
PORTUGAL CAMPO MAIOR: Festas do Povo, town decorated with paper flowers, through Aug. 30.
CASCAIS: Festas do Mar, sea festival with musical program, through Aug. 30.
CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, through Aug. 30.
VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA: Bienal de Cerveira, contemporary art exhibition, through Sept. 19.
PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 20.
PORTO: Douro Film Harvest, international and independent film festival, Sept. 4-14.
LISBON: MOTELx, international horror film festival, Cinema Sao Jorge, Sept. 8-13.
SINTRA: Portugal Pro, bodyboarding competition, Sept. 22-27.
BRAGA: International Photography Festival, Sept. 25-Oct. 31.
SAN MARINO CITY: Comics Festival, comics, music, cosplay and steampunk fest, Aug. 29-30.
CITY: Feast Day of San Marino and of the Foundation of the Republic, Sept. 3.
SCOTLAND DUNOON: Cowal Highland Gathering, dancing, pipe bands, athletics and ceilidh, through Aug. 29.
EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 29.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, through Aug. 30.
EDINBURGH: West End Fair, contemporary open air art, craft and design far, Princes Street, through Aug. 30.
KIRKINTILLOCH: Canal Festival, through Aug. 30.
STRATHAVEN: Balloon Festival, through Aug. 30.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, through Aug. 31.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, through Aug. 31.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Mela, celebration of world dance and music, Aug. 29-30.
LARGS: Viking Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 6.
BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, Highland games, Sept. 5.
STIRLING: Bloody Scotland, crime writing festival, Sept. 11-13.
PITLOCHRY: Highland Games, Sept. 12.
EDINBURGH: Riding of the Marches, cavalcade traverses the Royal Mile, Sept. 13.
GLASGOW: Doors Open Day, landmarks open to public, Sept. 14-20.
EDINBURGH: Doors Open Day, landmarks open to public, Sept. 26-27.
SPAIN ALMERIA: Almeria Fair, through Aug. 29.
RIBADAVIA: History Festival, recreates medieval Jewish atmosphere, through Aug. 29.
BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, fiesta, through Aug. 30.
ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales Fair, celebrates the local strong cheese, Aug. 30.
VILLAFRANCA DE PENEDES: Festa Major, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
VALLADOLID: Fiestas of the Virgin of St. Lorenzo, Sept. 4-13.
CADIZ: Alcances, Atlantic Film Festival, Sept. 5-12.
GUADIX: Cascamorras, traditional battle between two towns, Sept. 6-9.
ALGEMESI: La Mare de Deu de la Salut Festival, historical celebrations and parades, Sept. 7-8.
MURCIA: Moors and Christians festival, Sept. 7-14.
SALAMANCA: Fiestas in honor of Santa Maria de la Vega, Sept. 7-15.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Wine festival, Sept. 8-13.
CUENCA: Fiestas de San Mateo, Sept. 18-21.
BARCELONA: La Mercè Festival, Sept. 18-24.
SAN SEBASTIAN: San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sept. 18-26.
CARTAGENA: Carthaginians and Romans Festival, Sept. 18-27.
CADIZ-HUELVA: Desafio Donana, triathlon, Sept. 19.
SWEDEN STOCKHOLM: Popaganda, music fest, Eriksdalsbadet, through Aug. 29.
STOCKHOLM: Baltic Sea Festival, classical music and platform for dialogue about environmental issues, through Aug. 30.
BOHUSLAN: Icebug Experience, walking and running festival through 74 km of stunning coastal scenery, Sept. 4-6.
STOCKHOLM: Tjejmilen, 10 km road race is country’s biggest running event for women, Sept. 5.
STOCKHOLM: Half marathon, Sept. 12.
GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sept. 12-Nov. 22.
LUND: Culture Night, Sept. 19.
STOCKHOLM: Lidingoloppet, 30 km cross country race, Sept. 26.
CHUR: International Alpine Beard Festival, Aug. 29.
ZURICH: Street Parade, house and techno parade, Aug. 29.
AVENCHES: Tattoo, military music and spectacle, Sept. 3-5.
LUCERNE: Museum Night, Sept. 4.
ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 5.
SIERRE: VINEA Wine Fair, Sept. 4-5.
INTERLAKEN: Jungfrau Marathon, Sept. 11-12.
VEVEY: Vevey Passion, wine tasting and vineyard tours, Sept. 12-13.
ZURICH: Knabenschiessen, volksfest, Sept. 12-14.
LENZBURG: Middle Ages market, Lenzburg Castle, Sept. 18-20.
GRINDELWALD: Alpine cheese festival, Grosse Scheidegg, Sept. 19.
ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, Sept. 23-Oct. 10.
NEUCHATEL: Grape Harvest Festival, wine fest, Sept. 25-29.
PORTMEIRION: Festival No. 6, arts and culture festival, Sept. 3-6.
BEAUMARIS: Food festival, Sept. 12-13.
TENBY: Ironman Wales, Sept. 13.
ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 18-20.
PORTHCAWL: Elvis Festival, Sept. 25-27.