Festivals & events
Summer is here and events in Europe are hot. Here is a sampling of what's on the docket for the weekend and beyond.
HOHENEMS: Schubertiade, celebrates music of Schubert, through July 17.
SCHLADMING: Mid Europe, wind music festival, through July 17.
GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 24.
ERL: Tyrolean Festspiele, features opera and chamber music, through July 31.
KREMS: Glatt und Verkehrt, world music festival in the Wachau Region, through July 16 and 27-31.
VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 14.
MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Viktoria and her Hussar,” through Aug. 20.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Passion Play, through Aug. 21.
GROSSGLOCKNER: Grossglockner Berglauf, 12.67 km foot race up mountain, July 17.
INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, July 19-Aug. 27.
BREGENZ: Festspiele, live opera on the lake, July 20-Aug. 21.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open-air opera performances of “The Elixir of Love,” July 20-22; 27-29; Aug. 3-5; 10-12; 17-19.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 21-23.
SPITZ: Marillenkirtag, festival celebrates the apricot-like fruit, July 21-24.
WIESEN: Hip Hop Open Austria, Ottakringer Arena, July 22-23.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, opera, concerts and theatre, July 22-Aug. 31.
VIENNA: Holi Festival of Colors, Donauinsel, July 23.
ZELL AM SEE: NostalRad, cycling on vintage bikes, July 23.
VIENNA: Popfest Wien, July 28-31.
STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open air musical performances, July 28-Aug. 13.
SALZBURG: Festival Nights, free broadcasts of Salzburg festival performances on Kapitelplatz, July 28-Aug. 21.
REUTTE: Knights Games and Middle Ages market, Ehrenberg Castle, July 29-31.
GRAZ: La Strada , street festival, July 29-Aug. 6.
VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, July 29-Aug. 15.
VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, July 31-Aug. 7.
LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, Aug. 2-6.
SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, Aug. 2-21.
ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike, Aug. 3-6.
KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 12-13.
FUERSTENFELD: Dixie and Swing Festival, Aug. 16, 18-21, and 25-27.
ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, pop and rock festival, Aug. 18-20.
ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 24-27.
BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 26-28.
SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 26-28.
VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4.
VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 27.
Belgium CHIMAY: Classic Bikes Chimay, includes concerts and parade of motorcycles, through July 17.
CINEY: Ciney Antiques Fair, Expo, through July 17.
DOUR: The Dour Festival, all genres of music featured, through July 17.
NAMUR: Ciney Antiques Fair, through July 17.
PEER: Blues Peer, blues and soul festival, through July 17.
GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, through July 24.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Peniches, through Aug. 7.
OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is legends in music, film and sport, through Sept. 4.
BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, July 16-Aug. 21.
OSTEND: Firework Festival, displays July 18, 21, 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 16.
BRUGGES: Triple Days, festival on market square, July 19-21.
SPA: Francofolies, shows by French speaking singers, July 19-23.
BRUSSELS: Iron Brussels Beer Marathon, challenges for two-person teams, July 20.
COUNTRYWIDE: Belgian National Day, July 21.
BOOM: Tomorrowland, fantasy and electronic music festival, July 22-24.
LIBRAMONT: Agricultural Fair, July 22-25.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace accessible to visitors, July 22-Sept. 4.
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.
LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place des Deportes, Aug. 5-6.
DRANOUTER: Festival of New Traditions, folk and music festival, Aug. 5-7.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, eclectic music fest, Aug. 5-14.
ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 6.
LEUVEN: Hapje Tapje, culinary fest, Aug. 7.
BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9.
BORNEM: Dodentocht, 100 km overnight walking challenge, Aug. 12-13.
HOOGSTRATEN: Antilles Festival, Caribbean festival, Aug. 12-13.
BRUSSELS: Floral Carpet, Aug. 12-15.
ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride Parade, Aug. 13.
DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.
ANTWERP: Bollekesfest, culinary festival, Aug. 18-21.
LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 25-28.
ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 28.
Croatia PULA: Pula Film Festival, through July 16.
SPLIT: Ultra Europe, electronic music festival, through July 17.
ZAGREB: Courtyard festival, open doors in city’s private gardens, through July 24.
ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, July 20-24.
RAB: Rabska Fjera, medieval festival, July 25-27.
MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, July 26-30.
OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, screens documentary films, Aug. 22-26.
CRICVENICE: Adriatica Folk Fest, Aug. 24-28.
PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 25-28.
KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 25-28.
Czech Republic OSTRAVA: Colours of Ostrava, multi-genre music fest, through July 17.
PRAGUE: Prague Proms, classical music concerts, through July 20.
PILSEN: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free performances on Old Town Square, July 18.
PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, July 22-23.
VELCA NAD VELICKOU: Hornace slavnosti, folkloric celebration, July 22-24.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 28-31.
PRAGUE: Advik, festival of Japanese culture, Modra Scola, July 28-31.
BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 7-13.
BRNO: Brno Day, historical re-enactments at Spilberk Castle, Aug. 12-14.
DOMAZLICE: Chodsko Festival, folklore fest, Aug. 12-14.
PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 13.
PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 18-Sept. 4.
HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 18-20.
TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 19-20.
BRNO: World Motorcycle Championships, Aug. 19-21.
TRUTNOV: Open Air Trutnov, outdoor music fest with Woodstock atmosphere, Aug. 18-21.
Denmark AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, through July 16.
JELS: Viking Plays, open air performances, through July 17.
COPENHAGEN: Santa Claus Congress, Bakken, July 18-20.
AARHUS: Moesgard Viking Moot, July 30-31.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, July 31-Aug. 7.
KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, July 31-Aug. 11.
ELSINORE: Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle, Aug. 1-21.
COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 6-13.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 19-28.
COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music, dance and theatre, Aug. 26-28.
England KNUTSFORD: Foodies Festival, Tatton Park, through July 17.
LONDON: City Showcase Market, Victoria Embankment Gardens, through July 17.
LONDON: Hyper Japan, Japanese culture fest, O2 Arena, through July 17.
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 24.
LONDON: Citadel Festival, art festival, Victoria Park, July 17.
HYTHE: War and Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, July 19-23.
KNUTSFORD: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, July 20-24.
HUNTINGDON: The Secret Garden Party, family festival, July 21-24.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool International Street Festival, July 21-24.
KNUTSFORD: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, July 20-24.
WARWICK: Warwick Folk Festival, July 21-24.
WHITSTABLE: Oyster Festival, July 21-31.
LONDON: London Anniversary Games, athletics competition, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, July 22-23.
LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, July 23-24 and Aug. 20-21.
SUNDERLAND: Sunderland International Airshow, July 23-24.
LONDON: Summer opening of The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, July 23-Oct. 2.
NANTWICH: The Nantwich Show, agricultural show and world’s largest cheese show, July 27.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, July 28-31.
MALMESBURY: WOMAD Festival, World of Music, Arts and Dance fest, Charlton Park, July 28-31.
BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Caribbean Festival, July 29-31.
LONDON: London Film and Comic Con, Olympia, July 29-31.
LONDON: RideLondon, cycling festival, July 30-31.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Mega Mela, festival of South Asian culture, July 30-31.
ST ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, July 30-31.
STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Stockton International Riverside Festival, Aug. 4-7.
LONDON: London Triathlon, Aug. 6-7.
LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 9-13.
ASCOT: Red Bull Air Race, Aug. 13-14.
NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 20-21.
LONDON: Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 27-29.
LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 28-29.
Estonia TALLINN: Tango Port Tallinn, tango festival, through July 17.
HAAPSALU: American Beauty Auto Show, auto show, drag race and meet-up, Haapsalu Castle courtyard, through July 17.
Finland HYRYNSALMI: Swamp Soccer World Championships, through July 16.
PORI: Pori Jazz, headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Josh Stone, Richard Ashcroft and Beth Hart, through July 17.
TAMPERE: Finnish Harley Weekend, July 22-24.
HEUREKA: Kaljakellunta, beer floating, crowds gather to float on river and drink beer, Science Center, July 30.
HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 12-14.
OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 24-26.
France LA ROCHELLE: Francofolies, French chanson and contemporary music, through July 17.
MULHOUSE: Scenes de Rue, street festival, through July 17.
SEEBACH: Streisselhochzeit, traditional wedding ceremony, through July 17.
COUNTRYWIDE: Tour de France, through July 24.
JUAN-LES-PINS: Jazz a Juan, international jazz festival, through July 24.
PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, through July 31.
PARIS: Quartier d’ete, summer festival, free shows and street theatre, through Aug. 20.
ROUFFACH: Witch Festival, July 16.
NICE: Nice Jazz Festival, July 16-20.
PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, July 18-Aug. 21.
BITCHE: European Middle Ages festival, Citadel, July 22-24.
BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, July 30-31.
CRAPONE-SUR-ARZON: Festival Country Rendez-Vous, features U.S. performers, July 29-31.
MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac Festival, July 29-Aug. 15.
ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 4-7.
LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 5-14.
COLMAR: Alsace Wine Fair, Aug. 5-15.
DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 11-15.
MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.
Germany HAMBURG: Schlager Move, 70’s style party, through July 16.
AACHEN: CHIO, World Equestrian Festival, through July 17.
BAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival, through July 17.
BAYREUTH: African-Caribbean Festival, inner city, through July 17.
GREMMIN: Melt! Festival, lakeside music fest, Ferropolis, through July 17.
MUNICH: Klassic am Odeonsplatz, open air performances by the Munich Philharmonic, through July 17.
NUREMBERG: Wine Fest, through July 17.
STUTTGART: Hamburger Fish Market, Karlsplatz, through July 17.
WUERZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, through July 17.
DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, children’s historical festival, through July 20.
DUESSELDORF: Schuetzen und Heimatfest, giant volksfest and fun fair, through July 24.
MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, through July 24.
REGENSBURG: Thurn und Taxis Palace Festival, highlights classical music, through July 24.
KAUFBEUREN: Taenzelfest, children’s historical festival, through July 25.
HANOVER: Kleines Festival im Grossen Garten, through July 17, 19-24 and 27-31.
KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, through July 17, 22-24 and 29-31.
COLOGNE: Koelner Lichter, fireworks and illuminations, July 16.
REGENSBURG: Long Night, summer cultural festival, July 16.
BAD WIMPFEN: Montmartre, art festival, July 16-17.
HAMBURG: HamburgWasser World Triathlon, world’s biggest tri, July 16-17.
MARKTREDWITZ: Altstadtfest, street festival, July 16-17.
ULM: Ulm Schwoerwochenende, July 16-18.
MUNICH: Kocherlball, folk dancing by Chinese Tower, July 17.
STUTTGART: Indian Film Festival, July 20-24.
HEIDELBERG: Old Timer Rally, antique cars on the market place, 2:30 p.m., July 22.
LANDSTUHL: BurgJazz Festival, Nanstein Castle, July 22-23.
BONN: Bierborse, beer festival, Rheinaue, July 22-24.
GARMISCH: Zugspitz Trailrun Challenge, various distance runs including 45 km on Zugspitz, July 22-24.
KARLSRUHE: Das Fest, open air concert, Guenther-Klotz-Anlage, July 22-24.
MUNICH: Bavarian Beer Purity Law Anniversary celebrations, Odeonsplatz, July 22-24.
FORCHHEIM: St. Anna Festival, volksfest and beer celebration, July 22-Aug. 1.
AMRUM: Red Bull Tri Islands, knock-out triathlon on three islands, July 23.
MUNICH: Fotomarathon, July 23.
WEINHEIM: Highland games and Middle Ages market, Bonhoeferschule, July 23.
NUREMBERG: Folk am Park, Marienberg Park, July 24.
NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, July 24 and Aug. 6.
BAYREUTH: Bayreuther Festspiele, celebrates Richard Wagner, July 25-Aug. 28.
MUNICH: Impark Sommerfestival, volksfest, Olympiapark, July 28-Aug. 21.
TRIPPSTADT: Schlosspark Festival, music and festival of lights, July 29-30.
BAD KISSINGEN: Rakoczy Festival, historical festival, July 29-31.
HEILBRONN: Tattoo Convention, Alt E-Werk, July 29-31.
NUREMBERG: Bardentreffen, free concerts, July 29-31.
BRUNSBUETTEL: Wattoluempiade, sporting events played in mud flats of the Elbe River, July 30.
STUTTGART: Christopher Street Day Parade, July 30.
MUNICH: Auer Dult, flea market and volksfest, Mariahilfplatz, July 30-Aug. 7.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelbergman Triathlon, July 31.
MUNICH: Opera for All, free performances on Marstallplatz, July 31.
GEISELWIND: Bike and Music Weekend, motorcycle and auto show with live bands, Aug. 4-7.
STUTTGART: Summer Festival, Aug. 4-7.
SANKT GOARHAUSEN: Celtic Night, Celtic music festival, Loreley Ampitheater, Aug. 5.
BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 5-7.
BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, celebrates shanty music, Aug. 5-7.
FRANKFURT: Street Food Festival, Hauptwache, Aug. 5-7.
KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missle Base Pydna, Aug. 5-7.
FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 5-8.
ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, Aug. 5-15.
FURTH: Slaying the Dragon, Aug. 5-21.
SANKT GOARHAUSEN: Loreley Tattoo, military music, Loreley Ampitheater, Aug. 6.
FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 6-7.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Autofreies Lautertal, auto free cycling between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken, Aug. 7.
TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal, auto free cycling between Rothenburg and Bad Mergentheim, Aug. 7.
KONSTANZ: Summer Nights, music and culinary treats in the Stadtgarten, Aug. 10-13.
ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 11-14.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Taubertal Festival, music fest, Aug. 11-14.
MUNICH: Open Air Theatre in the English Garden, free admission, “As You Like It” is this year’s production, Aug. 11-14 and 18-21.
BERLIN: Tattoo Convention, Arena Berlin, Aug. 12-14.
COLOGNE: Altstadtfest, street festival, Aug. 12-14.
WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 12-21.
KOBLENZ: Rhine in Flames, Aug 13.
COLOGNE: Strassenfest Ehrenwald, street festival, Aug. 13-14.
HILDESHEIM: M’era Luna Festival, hard rock festival, Flugplatz, Aug. 13-14.
COLOGNE: Snipes Hype Festival, hiphop music fest, Heliosgelaende, Aug. 18.
COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 18-21.
WORMS: Jazz and Joy, jazz festival, Aug. 19-21.
SAARBRUECKEN: Farbfestival, Holi inspired festival including throwing of colored powders, Aug. 20.
UEBERSEE: Chiemsee Summer, reggae music fest, Aug. 24-27.
STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.
DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 26-28.
BAD WIMPFEN: Zunftmarkt, Middle Ages handicrafts market, Aug. 27-28.
WIESBADEN: Deutsche Post Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km routes, Aug. 28.
Greece CHANIA: Cretan International Tattoo Gathering, through July 17.
MALAKASA: Rockwave Festival, July 19.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Red Bull Air Race, July 16-17.
BUDAPEST: Formula 1 Hungary Grand Prix, Hungaroring, July 22-24.
BUDAPEST: Night Run Budapest, July 23.
BUDAPEST: Iron Man 70.3, July 30.
BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-16.
BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 18-21.
BUDAPEST: Busho, Budapest short film festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 4.
Ireland CARRICK: Water Music Festival, through July 17.
GALWAY: Arts Festival, through July 24.
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.
DUBLIN: Dublin International Piano Festival, July 23-31.
DUNGLOE: Mary from Dungloe International Festival, July 23-Aug.1.
ROSTREVOR: Fiddler’s Green Festival, highlights folk music, July 24-31.
WATERFORD: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, July 29-31.
DUBLIN: Dublin Live Music Trail, free live performances, July 31-Aug. 1.
DUBLIN: Dublin Comic Con, Convention Centre, Aug. 6-7.
KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.
DUBLIN: The Big Grill Festival, barbeque festival and competition, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Aug. 11-14.
DUBLIN: Dublin International Tattoo Convention, Convention Centre, Aug. 13-14.
SLIGO: Fleadh, celebrates traditional Irish music, Aug. 14-22.
DUBLIN: Iron Man 70.3, Aug. 24.
Italy CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, through July 17.
COLMURANO: Artistrada Buskers Festival, through July 17.
PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, through July 17.
ROME: Fantafestival, showings of science fiction, horror and thrillers, Cinema Trevi, through July 17.
VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Aida, Carmen, La Traviata, Turandot and Il Trovatore, through Aug. 25.
CANEVA: Medieval Days, market and street entertainment, July 16-17.
VENICE: Festival of the Redeemer, July 16-17.
VINCI: Fest of the Unicorn, magic and cosplay events, July 23-24.
TRAPANI: Stragusto , Mediterranean street food festival, July 27-31.
SALERNO: Mojoca Street Artists Festival, Moio della Civitella, Aug. 4-7.
SIENA: Palio, horse race, Aug. 16.
Latvia SALACGRIVA: Positivus Festival, largest rock festival in Baltics, through July 17.
RIGA: World Jazz Festival, July 28-29.
Liechtenstein VADUZ: LLB Sommer im Hof, open air concerts, through July 16.
Lithuania KLAIPEDA: The Sea Festival and Baltic Tall Ships Regatta, July 29-31.
Luxembourg 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.
CITY: Streeta(rt)animation, street artists perform, Aug. 13-14.
CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glacis car park, Aug. 19-Sept. 7.
Malta VALLETTA: Malta International Arts Festival, through July 18.
VALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, July 21-23.
MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, July 25 and 30, Aug. 6 and 13.
Netherlands NIJMEGEN: International Four Days Marches, international walking event, July 19-22.
LICHTENVOORDE: Zwarte Cross Festival, music, motocross, stunts and camping weekend, July 21-24.
MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival with local artists on the banks of the Meuse, July 22-24.
TILBURG: Kermis, fun fair is largest in Benelux, July 22-31.
ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, art and culture festival celebrates cultural diversity, July 26-30.
AMSTERDAM: Milkshake Festival, various styles of music on several stages, Westerpark, July 30-31.
AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, free open air film festival screens mostly unreleased films, Stenen Hoofd, Aug. 3-13.
AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, Aug. 4-7.
HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 4-7.
NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, Aug. 5-7.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 6.
SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 12-13 and 19-20.
AMSTERDAM: Canal Festival, classical music on stages by water, Aug. 12-21.
AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 13.
SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 13.
AMSTERDAM: Summer Dance Forever Festival, urban dance festival, Aug. 16-24.
THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 18-20.
GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 18-28.
BIDDINGHAUSEN: Lowlands Festival, multi-genre music fest, Aug. 19-21.
MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 25-28.
AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 26-28.
ROTTERDAM: OVG Veerhaven Concert, free classical and opera music concerts in harbor, Aug. 27.
AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 27-28.
AMSTERDAM: Encore Festival, showcases R&B and hip hop, NDSM Werf, Aug. 28.
Norway KAFJORD: Riddu Riddu, international indigenous festival, through July 17.
MOLDE: Moldejazz, international jazz festival, July 18-23.
STAVANGER: Gladmat Festival, Scandinavia’s largest food festival, July 20-23.
RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, Aug. 4-6.
TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, Aug. 4-6.
NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, Aug. 4-7.
OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 9-13.
OSLO: Oslo Jazz Festival, Aug. 14-20.
OSLO: Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 18-27.
OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 19-21.
HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 20-26.
Poland KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Woodstock Festival, free open air music fest, through July 16.
GDYNIA: Gdynia Sailing Days, regattas and on-shore festivities, through July 17.
WARSAW: Mozart Festival, through July 31.
GDYNIA: Globaltica World Cultures Festival, July 20-23.
MRAGOWO: Picnic Country, country and folk music festival, July 29-31.
KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 5-7.
KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 6-7.
BOLESLAWIECKIE: Holiday of Ceramics, ceramics fair, Aug. 17-21.
Portugal LISBON: Super Bock Super Rock Festival, through July 16.
VILA NOVA DE GAIA: Mares Vives, music festival, through July 16.
OEIRAS: cooljazz, jazz festival, various dates through July 27.
OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 7.
PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 30.
COIMBRA: Coimbra Art Festival, July 17-31.
SINES: FFM Sines, world music festival, July 22-30.
ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, pop music fest, Aug. 3-7.
AVEIRO: Ilhavo Sea Festival and Tall Ships Races, Aug. 5-8.
CASTELO BRANCO: Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova-Lake, Aug. 11-18.
SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 12-21.
Romania SIBIU: Artmania Music Festival, heavy metal fest, July 29-30.
Scotland EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 24.
INVERNESS: Inverness Highland Games, July 16.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, July 21-24.
PERTH: Rewind Scotland: The 80s Festival, Big Country, Rick Astley, Leo Sayer perform, Scone Palace, July 22-24.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Food Festival, Assembly George Square Gardens, July 27-31.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, July 28-Aug. 28.
BUTE: ButeFest, family friendly island music festival, July 29-31.
PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, July 29-31.
GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, July 30-Aug. 7.
EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 5-7.
EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 5-27.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 5-29.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 5-29.
COWAL: Cowal Highland Gathering, Aug. 25-27.
SERBIA PALIC: European Film Festival, July 16-22.
Slovenia BLED: Bled Days, crafts market and concerts, July 22-24.
TOLMIN: Metal Days, hard rock festival, July 24-30.
BLED: Festival Okarina, highlights ethnic music, July 26-Aug. 7.
Spain BURGOS: International Folklore Festival, through July 16.
CORDOBA: Guitar Festival, through July 16.
TORREMOLINOS: Los Alamos Beach Festival, through July 16.
A CORUNA: Ortigueira International Celtic Music Festival, through July 17.
CASTELLON: FIB Benicàssim International Festival, through July 17.
BARCELONA: Grec Festival, highlights music, dance and theater, through July 31.
BARCELONA: Barcelona Beach Festival, July 16.
SAN FERNANDO: Virgen del Carmen, marine festival, July 16.
SAN SEBASTIÁN: Jazzaldía, international jazz festival, July 20-25.
TORTOSA: Renaissance Festival, July 21-24.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Apostle Santiago Festival, main feast days July 24-25.
VILLAJOYOSA: Moors and Christian Festival, July 24-31.
XABIA: Human Chess Game, July 25.
CADIZ: Festival Jazzcadiz, Bahia de Cadiz, July 25-31.
CADIZ: The Tall Ships Races, ships in port, July 28-31.
BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, Aug. 2-7.
HUELVA: Columbus Festival, Aug. 2-7.
BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 2-14.
SAN JAVIER: International Festival of Theater, Music and Dance, Aug. 3-23.
SANTANDER: International Festival Santander, highlights classical music, Aug. 6-31.
CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 7.
SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: horse races on the beach, Aug. 12-14 and 26-28.
ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 16.
IBIZA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 18-21.
LA CORUNA: The Tall Ships Races, ships in port, Aug. 11-14.
PLAYA DEL INGLES: Dunas Festival, gay lifestyle festival, Aug. 11-16.
ELCHE: Mystery Play of Elche, dramatic religious performance, rehearsals Aug. 11-13 and play Aug. 14-15.
MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, fiesta, Aug. 13-20.
BENIDORM: Iberia Festival, music fest, Aug. 20.
BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 31.
Sweden KARLSHAMN: Karlshamn Baltic Festival, July 20-23.
STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade, July 30.
HELSINGBORG: Passage Street Festival, Aug. 1-6.
VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 7-14.
GOTHENBURG: Way Out West, pop music festival, Slottskogen, Aug. 11-13.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 16-21.
GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Culture Festival, Aug. 16-21.
GOTHENBURG: Classic Jazz Festival, Klippan Cultural Reserve, Aug. 26-28.
Switzerland MONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, through July 16.
CHUR: Davos Sounds Good, jazz festival, through July 16.
LUGANO: Lugano Buskers Festival, through July 17.
BERN: Gurten Festival, rock fest, Muse headlines, through July 17.
GRINDELWALD: Eiger Ultra Trail, July 16-17.
NYON: Paleo Festival, music festival, July 19-24.
BASEL: Basel Tattoo, military marching music, July 21-30.
NENDAZ: Le Valais Drink Pure Festival International, Alpine horn festival and volksfest, July 22-24.
LUCERNE: Blue Balls Festival, music festival, July 22-30.
ZURICH: Ironman Zurich, July 24.
INTERLAKEN: Gauklerfest, street festival, July 29-31.
NEUHAUSEN: fireworks at the Rheinfall waterfall, July 31.
COUNTRYWIDE: Swiss National Day, Aug. 1.
LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 3-18.
GENEVA: Lake Geneva Festival, volksfest, Aug. 4-14.
ZERMATT: Swiss Food Festival, includes gourmet market along Bahnhofstrasse, Aug. 13.
ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 13.
MUERREN/SCHILTHORN: Inferno Triathlon, Aug. 19-20.
CHUR: Chur Fest, street, culture and music fest, Aug. 19-21.
ZUG: Boardstock, sports festival, Seepromenade, Aug. 19-21.
Wales GOWER: Gower Festival, highlights classical music, through July 16.
LLANBERIS: International Snowdon Race, gruelling 10 mile endurance race, July 16.
CONWY: Conwy River Festival, sailing festival with on-shore activities, July 17-23.
LLANELWEDD: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, July 18-21.
EBBW VALE: Steelhouse Festival, international classic rock fest, July 23-24.
CAERPHILLY: The Big Cheese Festival, street festival, July 29-31.
MARGAM: Kaya Festival, celebrates world music and arts, Margam Country Park, Aug. 4-7.
BRECON: Brecon Jazz, jazz festival with international performers, Aug. 12-14.
BUILTH WELLS: Solarsphere, music and astronomy festival, Aug. 12-15.
CARDIFF: Welsh Pride Parade, Aug. 13.
BRECON: Green Man Festival, all-ages music festival, Aug. 18-21.
ABERSOCH: Glass Butter Beach, wakeboarding and music fest, Aug. 19-21.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: World Bog Snorkeling Championships, Aug. 28.