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Summer is here, and events throughout Europe are hot, hot, hot! Here is a sampling of events on the docket for July 29. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.


LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, through July 23.

WIESEN: Hip Hop Open Austria, Ottakringer Arena, through July 23.

GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 24.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Biker Summit, motorcycle rider meet up, through July 24.

SPITZ: Marillenkirtag, festival celebrates apricot-like fruit, through July 24.

ERL: Tyrolean Festspiele, opera and chamber music, through July 31.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, dance festival, through Aug. 14.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open-air opera performances of “The Elixir of Love,” through July 22; 27-29; Aug. 3-5; 10-12; 17-19.

MORBISCH: Seefest Spiele, this year’s production is “Viktoria and her Hussar,” through Aug. 20.

BREGENZ: Festspiele, live opera on the lake, through Aug. 21.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Passion Play, through Aug. 21.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, through Aug. 27.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Festival, opera, concerts and theatre, through Aug. 31.

VIENNA: Holi Festival of Colors, Donauinsel, July 23.

ZELL AM SEE: NostalRad, cycling on vintage bikes, July 23.

KREMS: Glatt und Verkehrt, world music festival in the Wachau Region, July 27-31.

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.

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


BOOM: Tomorrowland, fantasy and electronic music festival, through July 24.

GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, through July 24.

LIBRAMONT: Agricultural Fair, through July 25.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Peniches, through Aug. 7.

BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, through Aug. 21.

OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is legends in music, film and sport, through Sept. 4.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace accessible to visitors, through Sept. 4.

OSTEND: Firework Festival, displays July 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 16.

ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, carnival and culture fest, July 26-30.

BRUGGES: Moods Festival, nightly concerts, July 29-Aug. 10.

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.

BRUGGES: MA Festival, early music highlighted, Aug. 5-14.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, eclectic music fest, Aug. 5-14.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 6.

LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 6-7.

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.

ZEEBRUGGE: We Can Dance, electronic music festival, Aug. 13-14.

ZEEBRUGGE: North Sea Festival, celebrates maritime culture and fish, Aug. 14-15.

DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.

ANTWERP: Bollekesfest, culinary festival, Aug. 18-21.

LOVENDEGEM-GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance music festival, Aug. 25-28.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, free fest offers games for all ages, Aug. 27-28.

ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, parade of giants, Aug. 28.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Urban BBQ, Mont des Arts, gourmet market and communal dining, Aug. 30.


ZAGREB: Courtyard festival, open doors in city’s private gardens, through July 24.

ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, through July 24.

RAB: Rabska Fjera, medieval festival, July 25-27.

MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, July 26-30.

ZADAR: Jazz & Blues Festival, July 27-29.

PRIMOSTEN: Superuho, music festival, Aug. 1-3.

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.

ZADAR: Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 26-28.

Czech Republic

PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, through July 23.

VELCA NAD VELICKOU: Hornace slavnosti, folkloric celebration, through July 24.

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 6.

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.

OSTRAVA: Folklore without Borders, international folk groups perform, Aug. 15-19.

PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 18-Sept. 4.

HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 18-20.

TRUTNOV: Open Air Trutnov, outdoor music fest with Woodstock-like atmosphere, Aug. 18-21.

TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 19-20.

BRNO: World Motorcycle Championships, Aug. 19-21.


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.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 18-21.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 19-28.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music dance and theatre, Aug. 26-28.


LONDON: London Anniversary Games, athletics competition, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through July 23.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 24.

HUNTINGDON: The Secret Garden Party, family festival, through July 24.

KNUTSFORD: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, through July 24.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool International Street Festival, through July 24.

WARWICK: Warwick Folk Festival, through July 24.

BRISTOL: Upfest, street art and graffiti festival, through July 25.

WHITSTABLE: Oyster Festival, through July 31.

LONDON: Summer opening of The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 2.

LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, July 23-24 and Aug. 20-21.

SUNDERLAND: Sunderland International Airshow, July 23-24.

NANTWICH: The Nantwich Show, agricultural show and world’s largest cheese show, July 27.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, July 28-31.

LULWORTH: Camp Bestival, offers family entertainment and camping, Lulworth Castle, 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.

SCARBOROUGH: Seafest Scarborough, seafood festival, Bridlington Harbour, 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.

NOTTINGHAOM: Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Country Park, Aug. 1-7.

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.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons, Aug. 11-14.

ASCOT: Red Bull Air Race, Aug. 13-14.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Aug. 13-14.

PLYMOUTH: British Fireworks Festival Championships, Aug. 16-17.

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth Air Festival, Aug. 18-21.

CASTLE HOWARD: Proms Spectacular, classical music performances, Aug. 20.

NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 20-21.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, ceilidhs and concerts, Aug. 20-26.

KINGHAM: The Big Feastival, food and music, Alex James’ farm, Aug. 26-28.

LONDON: Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace, Aug. 27-29.

LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 28-29.


KURESSAARE: Saaremaa Opera Festival, through July 31.

PARNU: Weekend Baltic, electronic music festival, Aug. 4-6.

KIVIOLI: Motofestival, motorcycle championship races, Aug. 5-7.

OTEPAA: Ironman 70.3, triathlon, Aug. 6.

TALLINN: Birgitta Festival, musical theatre, Pirita Convent ruins, Aug. 13-14 and 18-21.

TALLINN: We Love the 90s, music festival, Aug. 26-27.


TAMPERE: Finnish Harley Weekend, through July 24.

HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 12-14.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, Aug. 19-Sept. 4; Night of the Arts Aug. 25.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 24-26.


BITCHE: European Middle Ages festival, Citadel, 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.

PARIS: Paris Plages, beach resort atmosphere along the Seine, through Aug. 21.

PARIS: Tour de France, concludes at Champs Elysees July 24.

SELESTAT: Summer Vibration Reggae Festival, July 28-30.

CRAPONE-SUR-ARZON: Festival Country Rendez-Vous, with U.S. performers, July 29-31.

MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac Festival, July 29-Aug. 15.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnical shows in the bay, July 29, Aug. 7, 15 and 24.

BERGHEIM: Gewurztraminer Festival, July 30-31.

BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, July 30-31.

BAR SUR AUBE: La Route de Champagne en fete, open cellars in cellars of Champagne Region, July 30-31.

CANNES: Les Plages Electroniques, electro music fest, Aug. 4-6.

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.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 13.

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

PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock festival, Aug. 26-28.


LANDSTUHL: BurgJazz Festival, Nanstein Castle, through July 23.

BONN: Bierborse, beer festival, Rheinaue, through July 24.

DUESSELDORF: Schuetzen und Heimatfest, giant volksfest and fun fair, through July 24.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Zugspitz Trailrun Challenge, various distance runs including 45 km on Zugspitz, through July 24.

KARLSRUHE: Das Fest, open air concert, Guenther-Klotz-Anlage, through July 24.

MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, through July 24.

MUNICH: Bavarian Beer Purity Law Anniversary celebrations, Odeonsplatz, through July 24.

REGENSBURG: Thurn und Taxis Palace Festival, highlights classical music, through July 24.

STUTTGART: Indian Film Festival, through July 24.

KAUFBEUREN: Taenzelfest, children’s historical festival, through July 25.

HANOVER: Kleines Festival im Grossen Garten, through July 24 and 27-31.

KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, through July 24 and 29-31.

FORCHHEIM: St. Anna Festival, volksfest and beer celebration, through Aug. 1.

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.

KOBLENZ: International Jugglers and Arts Festival, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, 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.

KULMBACH: Beer Week, July 30-Aug. 7.

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.

FRANKFURT: Street Food Festival, Hauptwache, Aug. 5-7.

KASTELLAUN: Nature One Festival, techno fest, Missle Base Pydna, Aug. 5-7.

ST. WENDEL: Zauberhaftes St. Wendel, street magicians compete, Aug. 5-7.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 5-8.

BAMBERG: Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival, 70 bands give free concerts, Aug. 5-15.

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 Freudenberg, 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.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa, beer and folk festival, Aug. 25-29.

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.

ST. WENDEL: The Grand Tournament, world’s best jousters compete, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.


BUDAPEST: Formula 1 Hungary Grand Prix, Hungaroring, through July 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.


DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, through July 24.

GALWAY: Arts Festival, through July 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 Dublin, Aug. 24.


VINCI: Fest of the Unicorn, magic and cosplay events, through July 24.

VERONA: Verona Opera Festival, this year’s performances include Aida, Carmen, La Traviata, Turandot and Il Trovatore, through Aug. 25.

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.


RIGA: World Jazz Festival, July 28-29.


MALBUN: Donkey Festival, Aug. 6.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Holiday, Aug. 15.

VADUZ: Biker and Harley Meet Up, Ridamm-City, Aug. 20.


KLAIPEDA: The Sea Festival and Baltic Tall Ships Regatta, July 29-31.


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, Glasis car park, Aug. 19-Sept. 7.


VALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, through July 23.


MONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, fireworks competition, July 25 and 30, Aug. 6 and 13.


MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival with local singers on the banks of the Meuse, through July 24.

TILBURG: Kermis, fun fair is largest in Benelux, through July 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.

MAASTRICHT: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg, cross border triathlon, July 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.


MOLDE: Moldejazz, international Jazz Festival, through July 23.

STAVANGER: Gladmat Festival, Scandinavia’s largest food festival, through July 23.

TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, Aug. 4-6.

RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, 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.

VERDALSORA: Sagamarsjen, distance walking event, Aug. 26-28.


GDYNIA: Globaltica World Cultures Festival, through July 23.

WARSAW: Mozart Festival, through July 31.

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.


OEIRAS: Cooljazz, jazz festival, various dates through July 27.

SINES: FFM Sines, world music festival, through July 30.

COIMBRA: Coimbra Art Festival, through July 31.

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 7.

PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 30.

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, popular 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.


SIBIU: Artmania Music Festival, heavy metal fest, July 29-30.


EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 24.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, through July 24.

PERTH: Rewind Scotland: The 80s Festival, Big Country, Rick Astley, Leo Sayer perform, Scone Palace, through July 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.

BRAEMAR: The Braemar Gathering, Highland Games, Sept. 3.


BLED: Bled Days, crafts market and concerts, through July 24.

TOLMIN: Metal Days, hard rock festival, July 24-30.

BLED: Festival Okarina, highlights ethnic music, July 26-Aug. 7.


TORTOSA: Renaissance Festival, through July 24.

SAN SEBASTIÁN: Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival, through July 25.

BARCELONA: Grec Festival, highlights music, dance and theater, through July 31.

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Apostle Santiago Festival, main feast days July 24-25.

VILLAJOYOSA: Moors and Christians 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.


KARLSHAMN: Karlshamn Baltic Festival, through July 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.


NYON: Paleo Festival, music festival, through July 24.

BASEL: Basel Tattoo, military marching music, through July 30.

NENDAZ: Le Valais Drink Pure Festival International, Alpine horn festival and volksfest, through July 24.

LUCERNE: Blue Balls Festival, music festival, through July 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.


CONWY: Conwy River Festival, sailing festival with on-shore activities, through July 23.

EBBW VALE: Steelhouse Festival, international classic rock fest, July 23-24.

CAERPHILLY: The Big Cheese Festival, street festival, July 29-31.

MARGAM: Kaya, Festival, festival of 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 Snorkelling Championships, Aug. 28.


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