Festivals & events
June 15, 2016
Summer is at the door, and events throughout Europe are hot! Here is a sampling of events on the docket for June 17, 2016. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out and pay attention to the latest security warnings.
Austria VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, through June 19.
VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, through June 19, 24-26, July 1-3, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4.
EHRWALD: Bergfeuer Zugspitz Arena, bonfires on the mountaintops, June 18.
SALZBURG: Mozart 100, scenic ultra runs, June 18.
VIENNA: Rainbow Parade, June 18.
KREMS: Summer Solstice, celebrations throughout Wachau Region, June 18.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Passion Play, June 18-Aug. 21.
INNSBRUCK: Tanzsommer Innsbruck, June 20-July 10.
SALZBURG: Sommerszene Salzburg, highlights contemporary dance, June 21-July 2.
VIENNA: Fete Imperiale, ball supports Lipizzaner horse breed, Spanish Riding School, June 24.
VIENNA: Danube Island Festival, free music festival, June 24-26.
KLAGENFURT: Ironman Austria, June 26.
VIENNA: Jazz Fest, June 28-July 11.
WOERTHERSEE: Bodies and Beats, body-painting festival, July 1-3.
ZILLERTAL: Zillertal Challenge, mountain bike racing on the Hintertux glacier open to amateurs, July 1-3.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open-air opera performances of “Der Lieberstrank,” July 6-8; 13-15, 20-22; 27-29; Aug. 3-5; 10-12; 17-19.
ERL: Tyrolean Festspiele, opera and chamber music, July 7-31.
MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Viktoria and her Hussar,” July 7-Aug. 20.
LITSCHAU: Schrammel Klang Festival, celebrates world music, July 8-10.
SCHLADMING: Mid Europe, wind music festival, July 12-17.
VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, July 14-Aug. 14.
ISCHGL: Silvretta Run 3000, Alpine trail running event, July 15-16.
VIENNA: Vienna Bike Days, July 15-17.
KREMS: Glatt und Verkehrt, world music festival, July 15-16 and 27-31.
INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, July 19-Aug. 27.
BREGENZ: Festspiele, live opera on the lake, July 20-Aug. 21.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 21-23.
REUTTE: Knights Games and Middle Ages market, Ehrenberg Castle, July 29-31.
VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, July 31-Aug. 7.
Belgium DESSSEL: Graspop Metal Meeting, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Twisted Sister headline, through June 19.
BRUSSELS: Fete de la Musique, free concerts at Parc du Cinquantenaire, through June 21.
ANTWERP: Beer Passion Weekend, Groenplaats, June 24-26.
GENK: Genk on Stage, free pop music fest, June 24-26.
NAMUR: Verdur Rock Festival, contemporary music festival, Citadel, June 25.
MONS: Fete de la Biere de Jurbise, beer fest, Grand Place, June 25-26.
OSTEND: Kom Proeven, culinary festival celebrates fish and shellfish, June 25-26.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Urban BBQ, Mont des Arts, gourmet market and communal dining, June 28 and Aug. 30.
BRUSSELS: Ommegang, religious procession, June 28 and July 7.
WERCHTER: Rock Werchter, Paul McCartney and Ellie Goulding headline, June 30-July 3.
BRUSSELS: Couleur Cafe, world music festival, Tour & Taxis, July 1-3.
ANTWERP: Summer Festival, electronic music fest, July 1-4.
LIÈGE: Les Ardentes, music fest, July 6-10.
GHENT: Ghent Jazz Festival, July 7-10 and 14-16.
BREE: Afro Latino Festival, music fest, Festival Park Berkenbroek, July 8-10.
BRUGGE: Cactus Festival, world music fest, Minnewater Park, July 8-10.
NAMUR: Namur Beer Festival, Place Grognon, July 8-10.
BRUSSELS: Brosella Folk and Jazz, July 9-10.
DOUR: The Dour Festival, all genres of music featured, July 13-17.
NAMUR: Ciney Antiques Fair, July 15-17.
PEER: Blues Peer, blues and soul festival, July 15-17.
GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, July 15-24.
SPA: Francofolies, shows by French speaking singers, July 19-23.
COUNTRYWIDE: Belgian National Day, July 21.
ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, carnival and culture fest, July 26-30.
SPA: 24 Hours of Spa, endurance auto race, Francorchamps Formula 1 circuit, July 30-31.
Croatia ZAGREB: INMusic, music festival, Jarun Lake, June 20-22.
HVAR: Lavender Festival, June 24-25.
PAKLENICA: Velebit Ultra Trail, scenic trail races of various distances, June 25-26.
ROVINJ: Croatian Summer Salsa Festival, June 26-July 4.
OPATIJA: Liburnia Jazz Festival, July 1-3.
TISNO: Electric Elephant, electronic music festival, July 7-11.
PULA: Pula Film Festival, July 9-16.
PAG: Fresh Island Festival, music festival on Zrce Beach, July 12-14.
SPLIT: Ultra Europe, electronic music festival, July 15-17.
ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, July 20-24.
RAB: Rabska Fjera, medieval festival, July 25-27.
MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, July 26-30.
Czech Republic CESKE KRUMLOV: Festival of the Five Petaled Rose, Middle Ages festival, through June 19.
PRAGUE: Festival of Rose Wines, Prague Castle area, through June 19.
PRAGUE: Prague Proms, classical music concerts, June 20-July 20.
PRAGUE: Tanec Praha, International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre, June 22-23.
PRAGUE: United Islands, international music festival, June 23-26.
STRAZNICE: International Folklore Festival, June 23-26.
OLOMOUC: Mattoni Half Marathon, June 25.
PRAGUE: Apetit Picnic, food festival and culinary market, Grebovka Park, Vinohrady, June 25.
KUTNA HORA: Royal Silvering, Gothic festival, June 25-26.
PRAGUE: Metronome Festival, Iggy Pop, Foals and The Kooks play, Prague Exhibition Grounds Holesovice, June 25-26.
PRAGUE: Ice Cream Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds Holesovice, June 26.
KARLOVY VARY: International Film Festival, July 1-9.
PRAGUE: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free performances on Old Town Square, July 11-12.
PRAGUE: Behind the Door, street festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds Holesovice, July 11-14.
OSTRAVA: Colours of Ostrava, multi-genre music fest, July 14-17.
PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, July 22-23.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 28-31.
Denmark AARHUS: Half marathon, June 19.
AARHUS: Northside Festival, music fest, through June 19.
ROSKILDE: Roskilde Jazz Days, harbor area, through June 19.
COPENHAGEN: Red Bull Cliff Diving, high diving into harbor, June 18.
SILKEBORG: Riverboat Jazz Festival, June 22-26.
COUNTRYWIDE: St. John’s Eve, bonfires along the coast, June 23.
ROSKILDE: Roskilde Festival, headliners include Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, June 25-July 2.
HVIDE SANDE: North Sea Beach Marathon, June 26.
AALBORG: Nibe Festival, music fest, June 29-July 2.
SKAGEN: Skagen Festival, music fest, June 30-July 3.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 1-10.
JELS: Viking Plays, open air performances, July 1-17.
AALBORG: Denmark celebrates U.S. Independence Day, Rebild National Park, July 4.
SOENDERBORG: Tilting at the Ring, competitions on horseback and festival, July 8-11.
AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, July 9-16.
COPENHAGEN: Santa Claus Congress, Bakken, July 18-20.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, July 31-Aug. 7.
ELSINORE: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, Aug. 1-21.
England BAKEWELL: Eroica Britannia, vintage cycling event and festival, through June 19.
LONDON: Taste of London, restaurant festival, Regent’s Park, through June 19.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, through June 19.
LONDON: Hampton Court Palace Festival, various artists in concert, through June 23.
LIVERPOOL: Africa Oye, African music and culture, Sefton Park, June 18-19.
LONDON: Open Garden Squares Weekend, June 18-19.
LONDON: West End LIVE, excerpts from theatrical productions, Trafalgar Square, June 18-19.
LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, June 18-19, July 23-24 and Aug. 20-21.
BROADSTAIRS: Dickens Festival, June 18-24.
BIRMINGHAM: BE Festival, celebrates European theatre, June 21-25.
GREENWICH: Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, June 24-July 2.
SKEGNESS: So Festival, celebrates dance, art and music, June 25-July 3.
LONDON: Pride in London parade, June 25; Pride in the Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, June 26.
LONDON: Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, June 27-July 3.
HENLEY-ON-THAMES: Henley Royal Regatta, rowing competitions, June 29-July 3.
ISLE OF WIGHT: Round the Island Race, sailing competition, July 2.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: River Festival, July 2-3.
EAST MOLESEY: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, July 5-10.
KEMPSFORD: The Royal International Air Tattoo, world’s largest military airshow, RAF Fairford, July 8-10.
LONDON: Wireless Festival, hip-hop, R&B and dance music fest, Finsbury Park, July 8-10.
ULVERSTON: A l’Ancienne, vintage cycling event and festival, July 8-10.
TEWKESBURY: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, town center, July 9-10.
LONDON: Big Screens at Trafalgar Square, free transmissions of ballet and opera performed by the Royal Opera House, July 14.
LONDON: Lovebox, music festival, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, July 15-16.
LONDON: City Showcase Market, Victoria Embankment Gardens, July 15-17.
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival, July 15-24.
LONDON: Citadel Festival, art festival, Victoria Park, July 17.
WESTON SUPERMARE: Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend, June 18-19.
HYTHE: War and Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, July 19-23.
WARWICK: Warwick Folk Festival, July 21-24.
LONDON: London Anniversary Games, athletics competition, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, July 22-23.
SUNDERLAND: Sunderland International Airshow, July 23-24.
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Caribbean Festival, July 29-31.
LONDON: RideLondon, cycling festival, July 30-31.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Mega Mela, festival of South Asian culture, July 30-31.
Estonia TALLINN: Ollesummer, music fest, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, July 6-9.
TALLINN: Medieval Days, Town Hall Square, July 7-10.
TALLINN: Tango Port Tallinn, tango festival, July 14-17.
HAAPSALU: American Beauty Auto Show, auto show, drag race and meet-up, Haapsalu Castle courtyard, July 15-17.
Finland HAAPAVESI: Haapavesi Blues Festival, June 27-July 2.
HELSINKI: EuroGames, LGBT sporting event, June 29-July 2.
ROVANIEMI: Folklore Festival, June 29-July 3.
TURKU: Medieval Market, June 30-July 3.
DALSBRUK: Baltic Jazz Festival, July 8-10.
PORI: Pori Jazz, headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Josh Stone, Richard Ashcroft and Beth Hart, July 9-17.
France PARIS: Monumenta, Grand Palais, Huang Yong Ping is featured artist, through June 18.
PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, through July 31.
COUNTRYWIDE: Fete de la Musique, free musical performances, June 21.
STRASBOURG: Artefacts Festival, pop, rock and electronic festival, June 24-25.
PARIS: Solidays, music festival, Paris-Longchamp, June 24-26.
PARIS: la Fete du Cinema, reduced prices at movie theaters, June 26-29.
PARIS: Days Off, music festival, Philharmonie de Paris, June 30-July 10.
BAR-DE-LUC: Renaissance Festival, July 1-3.
PARIS: Pride Parade, departs 2 p.m. from Montparnasse, July 2.
PARIS: Carnaval de l’Ete, tropical summer music fest, July 2-3.
COUNTRYWIDE: Tour de France, July 2-24.
COLMAR: Colmar International Festival, features trumpet, bass and wind instruments, July 5-14.
NEUVE-EGLISE: Decibulles, music fest, July 8-10.
MOIRAINS EN MONTAGNE: Ideklik, festival geared towards ages 3-13, July 10-13.
COUNTRYWIDE: Bastille Day, fireworks and parades, July 14.
MULHOUSE: Scenes de Rue, street festival, July 14-17.
PARIS: Quartier d’Ete Festival, street theatre and more, July 14-Aug. 7.
SEEBACH: Streisselhochzeit, reenactment of traditional wedding ceremony, July 15-17.
PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, July 18-Aug. 21.
Germany ASSMANNHAUSEN: Assmannshausen in Red, illuminations and pinot noir celebrations, through June 19.
ERFURT: Kraemerbrueckenfest, old town festival, through June 19.
GRAINAU Salomon Zugspitz Ultra Trail, through June 19.
NUREMBERG: Africa Festival, Pegnitzwiesen, through June 19.
REGENSBURG: Middle Ages market, Schloss Puerkelgut, through June 19.
SINDELFINGEN: International Street Festival, through June 19.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Kaiserslautern Classics, classic autos and live music, pedestrian zone, June 18.
WIESBADEN: flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, June 18.
ERBACH: Strawberry Festival, June 18-20.
COLOGNE: Harley Dome, biker meet up, Alfred-Schuette-Allee, June 18-19.
MUNICH: Foundation Festival, city celebrates its founding, Marienplatz, June 18-19.
XANTEN: Scottish Festival, Park am Ostwall, June 18-19.
KIEL: Kieler Woche, June 18-26.
HEILBRONN: Natuerlich Mobil, auto free cycling day from Heilbronn to Mosbach, June 19.
FRANKFURT: Opernplatzfest, June 21-July 1.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Johanni am Wank, bonfires on the mountain, June 23.
GRAINAU: Johannifeuer, bonfires on the mountain, June 23.
MUNICH: Filmfest Munchen, film festival, June 23-July 2.
HAMBURG: Hamburg Harley Days, June 24-26.
TRIER: Altstadt Fest, June 24-26.
ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Volksfest and market, June 24-29.
FRANKFURT: Market of Cultures, multi-cultural festival, Main riverbanks, June 25.
STUTTGART: Comic Con, Messe, June 25-26.
RUEDESHEIM/BINGEN: Tal Total, auto free day along both sides of Rhine, June 26.
TRIER: International Trier City Race, June 26.
STRAUBING: Bluetone, music festival by the Danube River, June 29-July 4.
BAD WIMPFEN: Talmarkt, volksfest, June 29-July 5.
MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, June 29-July 24.
DARMSTADT: Heinerfest, volksfest, June 30-July 4.
COLOGNE: Summerjam, reggae festival, Fuehlinger See, July 1-3.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: BMW Motorrad Days, July 1-3.
MUNICH: Munich Mash, action sports event includes skateboard, BMX, and mountain bike, Olympia Park, July 1-3.
COLOGNE: Christopher Street Day, LGBT street festival, July 1-3.
STUTTGART: Heusteigviertelfest, street festival, July 1-3.
WEIL AM RHEIN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Drei Laender Garten, July 2-3.
COBURG: International Samba Festival, July 8-10.
SAARBRUECKEN: Altstadtfest, music and street festival, July 8-10.
TRABEN-TRARBACH: Moselwein Festival, wine fest, July 8-11.
FRANKFURT: Schweizer Strassenfest, street festival, July 9-10.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, July 9 and Sept. 3.
DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, children’s historical festival, July 15-20.
BAD WIMPFEN: Montmartre, art festival, July 16-17.
RUDOLSTADT: Rudolstadt Festival, celebrates world, folk and roots music, July 7-10.
NUREMBERG: Wine Fest, July 7-17.
BITBURG: Bitburg Dances and Celebrates, folklore festival, July 8-11.
WIESBADEN: Schierstein Harbor Fest, July 8-11.
AACHEN: CHIO, World Equestrian Festival, July 8-17.
KAUFBEUREN: Taenzelfest, children’s historical festival, July 14-25.
BAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival, July 15-17.
KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, July 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31.
COLOGNE: Koelner Lichter, fireworks and illuminations, July 16.
ULM: Ulm Schwoerwochenende, July 16-18.
MUNICH: Kocherlball, folk dancing by Chinese Tower, July 17.
AMRUM: Red Bull Tri Islands, knock-out triathlon on three islands, July 23.
NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, July 24 and Aug. 6.
NUREMBERG: Bardentreffen, free concerts, July 29-31.
Greece MATALA: Matala Beach Festival, music festival, through June 19.
ACHAIA: Kitesurf Festival, June 25-26.
MALAKASA: Rockwave Festival, July 19.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Duna Carnival, multi-cultural festival, through June 18.
BUDAPEST: Pride March, July 2.
BUDAPEST: Red Bull Air Race, July 16-17.
Ireland CARLOW: Carlow Arts Festival, through June 19.
DUBLIN: Taste of Dublin, culinary festival, Iveagh Gardens, through June 19.
LISMORE: Immrama, The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing, through June 19.
ROSSES POINT: Shanty Festival, through June 19.
CORK: Midsummer Arts Festival, through June 19, 21 and 24-26.
DUBLIN: World of Coffee, features barista championships, RDS, June 23-25.
DUBLIN: Flavours of Fingal, agricultural fair and farm village, June 23-25.
BUNDORAN: Sea Sessions, surf and music festival, June 24-26.
DUNMORE: Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun, July 1-3.
BANTRY: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, July 1-9.
GALWAY: Galway Film Fleadh, international film festival, July 5-10.
DUBLIN: City Spectacular, free street festival, Merrion Square, July 8-10.
KILLARNEY: Ireland Folksfest, July 8-10.
CARRICK: Water Music Festival, July 13-17.
CORK: City Spectacular, free street festival, Fitzgerald Park, July 16-17.
BANTRY: West Cork Literary Festival, July 17-23.
DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, July 20-24.
BRAY: Bray Air Display, July 23-24.
DUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival, July 23-Aug.1.
DUBLIN: Dublin International Piano Festival, July 23-31.
WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, July 29-31.
DUBLIN: Dublin Live Music Trail, free live performances, July 31-Aug. 1.
Italy SAN GIMIGNANO: Ferie delle Messi, medieval festival, through June 19.
VENICE: Art Night, June 18.
FLORENCE: Calcio Storico, brutal match of early form of football, June 24.
FLORENCE: St. John’s Day celebrations, feast day of city’s patron saint, June 24.
TRIESTE: Triskell, international festival of Celtic music and culture, Boschetto del Ferdanandeo, June 24-July 3.
SPOLETO: Festival of Two Worlds, highlights opera, dance, music and theater, June 24-July 10.
VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Aida, Carmen, La Traviata, Turandot and Il Trovatore, June 24-Aug. 25.
ISCHIA: Ischia Film Festival, June 25-July 2.
ROME: Chamber Music Festival, Palazzo Barbarini, June 26-30.
RIMINI: La Notte Rossa, cultural happenings along the coast, July 1.
SIENA: Palio, horse race, July 2 and Aug. 16.
COURMAYEUR: Celtica, international festival of Celtic culture, July 7-10.
PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, July 8-17.
CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 13-17.
ROME: Fantafestival, showings of science fiction, horror and thrillers, Cinema Trevi, July 13-17.
VENICE: Festival of the Redeemer, July 16.
CANEVA: Medieval Days, market and street entertainment, July 16-17.
Latvia RIGA: Liigo market on Old Town Riga’s Dome Square, celebrates Midsummer, June 22.
RIGA: Midsummer Liigo festivities, folk dancing and bonfires, 11.novembra krastmala and Dzeguzkalns, June 23.
RIGA: Rigas Ritmi Festival, impro, jazz and world music festival, June 29-July 2.
RIGA: Early Music Festival, highlights Baroque music, July 7-9.
SALACGRIVA: Positivus Festival, largest rock festival in Baltics, July 15-17.
Liechtenstein ESCHEN: LiGiTa, Liechtenstein Guitar Days, July 2-9.
Lithuania NIDA: International Folk Music Festival, June 24-26.
Luxembourg CITY: Fete de la Musique, free concerts, through June 21.
CITY: National Holiday, fireworks and street parties June 22, military parade and official ceremonies June 23.
REMICH: Iron Man, triathlon, June 18.
ETTELBRUCK: Agricultural fair, July 1-3.
DIFFERDANGE: Blues Differdange, free open air blues festival, July 9.
CITY: Festival World Meyouzik, free concerts, July 16.
CONTERN: International Comic Strip Festival, July 16-17.
CITY: Festival Rock am Knuedler, free concerts, July 17.
CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, free open air music festival, Clausen, July 23.
VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, Castle, July 30-Aug. 7.
Malta FLORIANA: Isle of MTV Malta, free concerts, June 28.
VALLETTA: Malta International Arts Festival, July 8-18.
VALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, July 21-23.
Monaco MONTE-CARLO: Feast of St. John, June 24.
MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, July 25 and 30, Aug. 6 and 13.
Netherlands AMSTERDAM: Open Garden Days, through June 19.
AMSTERDAM: Holland Festival, international performance arts festival, through June 26.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 10.
SCHEVENINGEN: Flag Day, celebrates catch of the new herring, June 18.
ALSMEER: Alsmeer Flower Festival, June 18-19.
THE HAGUE: Parkpop, free pop music fest, June 26.
AMSTERDAM: Roots Festival, June 30-July 3.
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, international contemporary dance festival, June 30-July 10.
MAASTRICHT: Dancetour, free dance fest with DJs travels to cities throughout country, July 3.
ROTTERDAM: North Sea Jazz, July 8-10.
NIJMEGEN: International Four Days Marches, international walking event, July 19-22.
LICHTENVOORDE: Zwarte Cross Festival, music, motocross, stunts and camping weekend, July 21-24.
Norway BERGEN: Bergenfest, music festival, through June 18.
DALANE: Dalane Blues Festival, through June 18.
ELVERUM: Volum Festival, culture and arts festival, through June 19.
OSLO: Norwegian Wood Festival, country’s top rock music festival, Sukkerbiten, through June 19.
OSLO: Over Oslo, music festival, June 21-25.
KRISTIANSUND: The Tahiti Festival, music fest, June 22-26.
HALDEN: Food and Harbor Festival, June 24-26.
OSLO: Picnic in the Park, music fest, June 24-26.
VOSS: Ekstremsportveko, sports and music festival, June 26-July 3.
KONGSBERG: Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 6-9.
FORDE: Foerde Festival, traditional and world music festival, July 6-10.
KAFJORD: Riddu Riddu, international indigenous festival, July 13-17.
MOLDE: Moldejazz, international jazz festival, July 18-23.
STAVANGER: Gladmat Festival, Scandinavia’s largest food festival, July 20-23.
Poland POZNAN: Ethno Port, international music fest, through June 19.
KRAKOW: Jewish Culture Festival, June 25-July 3.
GDYNIA: Open’er Festival, rock festival, June 29-July 2.
WARSAW: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, July 7-10.
Portugal PORTO: Feast of St. Anthony, June 23-24.
ERICEIRA: Sumol Summer Fest, music fest, June 24-25.
LOULE: Festival Med, world music and art festival, June 30-July 2.
S. MIGUEL, AZORES: Red Bull Cliff Diving, July 9.
VILA NOVA DE GAIA: Mares Vives, music festival, July 14-16.
SINES: FFM Sines, world music festival, July 22-30.
Romania SIBIU: Sibiu International Theater Festival, through June 19.
SIBIU: Artmania Music Festival, heavy metal fest, July 29-30.
Scotland EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, through June 19.
GLASGOW: Glasgow Science Festival, through June 19.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Film Festival, through June 26.
GLASGOW: Glasgow International Jazz Festival, June 22-27, June 30 and July 3.
GLASGOW: Glasgow Real Ale Festival, Briggait, June 23-25.
EDINBURGH: Royal Highland Show, agricultural fair, Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, June 23-26.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Magic Festival, July 1-8.
ARRAN: Arran Malt & Music Festival, July 2.
OUTER HEBRIDES: HebCelt, Celtic music festival, various venues around islands, July 13-16.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, July 15-24.
TIREE: Tiree Music Festival, July 15-17.
INVERNESS: Inverness Highland Games, July 16.
PERTH: Rewind Scotland: The 80s Festival, Big Country, Rick Astley, Leo Sayer perform, Scone Palace, July 22-24.
Slovenia PORTOROZ: European H.O.G. Rally, Harley riders meet up, through June 19.
MARIBOR: Festival Lent, international multi-cultural festival, June 24-July 2.
Spain BARCELONA: Sonar Festival, highlights music, creativity and technology, through June 18.
HUESCA: International Film Festival, through June 25.
MADRID: Suma Flamenca, flamenco festival, through July 3.
CORDOBA: White Night of Flamenco, June 18.
BRIONES: Medieval Days, June 18-19.
ALICANTE: Bonfires of San Juan, June 20-24.
SAN PEDRO MANRIQUE: Paso del Fuego, fire walk celebrates summer solstice, June 23.
MADRID: Mulafest, urban festival with music, street foods, sport, June 24-26.
HARO: Battle of the Wine, June 29.
CORDOBA: Guitar Festival, July 1-16.
MADRID: Pride Parade, July 2.
TORTOSA: Tortosa Jazz Festival, July 4-9.
PAMPLONA: Fiestas de San Fermin, July 6-14.
BILBAO: BBK Live, rock music festival, July 7-9.
LEKEITIO: International Street Theater Festival, July 9-10.
TORREMOLINOS: Los Alamos Beach Festival, July 14-16.
CASTELLON: FIB Benicassim International Festival, July 14-17.
A CORUNA: Ortigueira International Celtic Music Festival, July 14-17.
BARCELONA: Barcelona Beach Festival, July 16.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazzaldia, international jazz festival, July 20-25.
Sweden COUNTRYWIDE: Summer solstice celebrations, June 24.
GOTHENBURG: Goteborg Blues Festival, Slottsskogen, July 1-2.
FALSTERBO: Horse Show, July 2-10.
SILJAN: Music at Lake Siljan, features folk and traditional genres, July 2-10.
Switzerland BASEL: Volta, contemporary art fair, through June 18.
GRINDELWALD: Land Art, sculptors compete using natural materials, through June 18.
BASEL: Art Basel, contemporary art fair, through June 19.
BASEL: LISTE - Art Fair Basel, promotes young artists and galleries, through June 19.
LENZBURG: Lenzburgiade, classical and folk music festival set in castle, through June 19.
APPENZELL: Biker Meet-up, through June 19.
GENEVA: Fete de la Musique, through June 19.
LUTRY: Brocante de Lutry, antiques market on shores of Lake Geneva, through June 19.
RAPPERSWIL-JONA: blues ‘n’ jazz, jazz festival, June 23-26.
LUCERNE: Old Town Festival, June 24-25.
INTERLAKEN: Trucker & Country Festival, June 24-26.
GRUYERES: St-Jean Festival at the Gruyeres Castle, medieval festival, June 25-26.
SAAS-FEE: Gourmet Trail, hiking and culinary specialties, June 29.
ST. GALLEN: Open Air St. Gallen, rock festival, June 30-July 3.
WEGGIS: Rose Festival, live music and fireworks, July 1-3.
MONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1-16.
ZUG: Lake Festival, July 2.
SIERRE: Sierre Blues Festival, July 7-9.
GRINDELWALD: Eiger Ultra Trail, July 16-17.
NYON: Paleo Festival, music festival, July 19-24.
Wales MONMOUTH: The Lion Music and Real Ale Festival, through June 19.
POWYS: Gregynog Festival, highlights Irish classical music, through June 26.
CARDIFF: Joust! Medieval pageant at Cardiff Castle, June 18-19.
CARDIFF: Extreme Sailing Series, June 23-26.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Drovers’ Walks, 10, 15 and 25 mile walks along livestock trails, June 25.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Triathlon, June 26.
CARDIFF: Hijinks Unity Festival, showcases performances by disabled artists, Millenium Centre, June 29-July 3.
CONWY: North Wales Bluegrass Music Festival, June 30-July 3.
HAY-ON-WYE: Summer Food Festival, Memorial Car Park, July 2.
ABERAERON: Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, July 3.
LLANELWEDD: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, July 18-21.
DIFF: Joust! Medieval pageant at Cardiff Castle, June 18-19.