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Austria BASEL: Klosterbergfest, multicultural festival, through Aug. 25.

INNSBRUCK: Festival of Early Music, through Aug. 25.

SAALFELDEN: International Jazz Festival, through Aug. 25.

ST. MARGARETHEN: Opernfestspiele, La Bohème performed in a Roman quarry, through Aug. 25.

GRAFENEGG: Musicfestival Grafenegg, classical music festival, through Sept. 8.

ERL: Passion Play, Saturdays only, through Oct. 5.

ST. ANTON: Film Festival-Mountain, Men, Adventure, Aug. 28-31.

VIENNA: Gürtel Nightwalk, busy city road becomes musical mile, Aug. 31.

PERTISAU AM ACHENSEE: Achensee Run, 23-km. run along a panoramic trail, Sept. 1.

FAAK AM SEE: European Bike Week, Harley-Davidson meet-up, Sept. 3-8.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, Festival for Art, Technology and Society, Sept. 5-9.

EISENSTADT: Haydntage, fest of music of Haydn and Beethoven at Esterhazy Castle, Sept. 5-22.

EUGENDORF: Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon, 161-km. steep uphill race open to amateur cyclists, Sept. 8.

VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2013, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, Sept. 19-22.

Belgium BRUGGE: Feast on the Canals, through Aug. 24.

BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American and Caribbean festival, Bois de la Cambre, through Aug. 25.

GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance and singer-songwriter festival, through Aug. 25.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 8.

ARCHENNES: Arch’en Bieres, festival of little-known beers, Aug. 24-25.

ATH: Procession of the Giants, giants re-enact battle of David and Goliath on Saturday, parade of giants on Sunday, Aug. 24-25.

TEMPLOUX: Flea market, Aug. 24-25.

LIEGE: City parade, Belgium’s biggest techno parade, Aug. 25.

VERVIERS: FiestaCity, over 70 free concerts on five stages, Aug. 25-28.

VILLERS-LA-VILLE: Night of the Choirs, open air singing in an abbey, Aug. 30-31.

SAINT-HUBERT: International hunting and nature days, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

WERVIK: Celtic Night Geluwe, folk festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

LESSINES: Renaissance Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

SINT-GILLIS/DENDERMONDE: Bloemenkorso, flower parade, Sept. 1.

BRUSSELS: Belgian Beer Weekend, Sept. 6-8.

BRUSSELS: Comics Festival Belgium, Place des Palais, Sept. 6-8.

ANTWERP: Laundry Day, electronic music festival, Sept. 7.

BELOEIL: Les Musicales, classical music festival, Sept. 7.

Croatia VUKOVAR: Film Festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

BUZIN: Subotina, traditional folk festival, Sept. 8.

POREC: Giostra, horse race and historical festival, Sept. 13-15.

Czech Republic

CHEB: Wallenstein Festival, historical festival, through Aug. 24.

PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Circus and Theatre Letní Letná, through Sept. 1.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Hip Hop Kemp, through Aug. 24.

PRAGUE: Dance 2013 Bohemia, international folk dance festival, through Aug. 25.

SYCHROV: Scottish Games, Aug. 24-25.

BRNO: International Folklore Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Queen Eliska Celebrations, medieval festivities, Sept. 6-7.

ZATEC: Celebration of hops and beer, Sept. 6-7.

MIKULOV: Pálava Vintage Festival, wine and historical fest, Sept. 6-8.

PRAGUE: Prague Grand Prix, evening 5- and 10-km. races, Sept. 7.

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Czech International Air Fest, air show, Sept. 7-8.

PRAGUE: Museum Night, Sept. 14.

Denmark TØNDER: Tonder Festival, folk music festival, through Aug. 25.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, through Sept. 1.

COPENHAGEN: Opera Festival, free performance at Rosenborg Castle, Aug. 24.


ODENSE: International Film Festival, Aug. 26-31.

AALBORG: Culture Night, Aug. 27-Sept. 1.

COPENHAGEN: CPH World Music Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

HORSENS: European Medieval Festival, Aug. 30-31.

COPENHAGEN: Round Christiansborg, 2-km. swim around palace and city landmarks, Aug. 31.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Blues Festival, Sept. 25-29.

England PETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, through Aug. 24.

BIRMINGHAM: International Food Fair, through Aug. 26.

LIVERPOOL: International Beatleweek, through Aug. 27.

MANCHESTER: Pride Parade, Aug. 24.

PORTSMOUTH: International Kite Festival, Aug. 24-26.

LONDON: Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 25-26.

NEWLYN: Newlyn Fish Festival, Aug. 26.

BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6-mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, Aug. 30-Nov. 10.

LONDON: London Mela, celebrates cultures of South Asia, Gunnersbury Park, Sept. 1.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, boutique music festival, Sept. 5-8.

BRIGHTON: Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 5-15.

LONDON: The Mayor’s Thames Festival, Sept. 6-15.

CAMBRIDGE: Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 7.

DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, Imperial War Museums, Sept. 7-8.

BATH: Jane Austen Festival, Sept. 13-21.

TORQUAY: Agatha Christie Festival, Sept. 15-22.

Finland HELSINKI: Helsinki Festival, arts festival, through Sept. 1.

SAVONLINNA: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Aug. 24.

France PARIS: Rock en Seine, rock music festival, through Aug. 25.

SANCERRE: Fair of French Wines, Caves de la Mignonne, Aug. 24-25.

MULHOUSE: Meteo Music Festival, Aug. 27-31.

DEAUVILLE: American Film Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 8.

AVIGNON: Le Ban des Vendages, celebration to kick off grape harvest season, Aug. 31.

LILLE: Braderie, huge flea market, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

PERPIGNAN: Visa pour l’Image, international festival of photojournalism, Aug. 31-Sept. 15.

PARIS: Fete de Ganesh, Indian festival and parade, Temple de Sri Manicka Vinayakar Alayam, Sept. 1.

RIBEAUVILLÉ: Le Pfifferdaj, Middle Ages minstrels festival, Sept. 1.

MEDOC: Medoc Marathon, costumed participants and gourmet food stands, Sept. 7.

PARIS: Revelations, fine crafts and creations fair, Grand Palais, Sept. 11-15.

PARIS: Techno Parade, departs at noon from Place de la Republique, Sept. 14.

MULHOUSE: Mondial de la Biere Europe, international tasting festival, Exposition Park, Sept. 12-15.

NIMES: Féria des Vendanges, wine and bullfighting festival, Sept. 12-15.

Germany BAUMHOLDER: Old Town Fest, through Aug. 25.

COLOGNE: gamescom, world’s largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, through Aug. 25.

ÜBERSEE: Chiemsee Reggae Summer, music fest, through Aug. 25.

FRANKFURT: Museumsuferfest, through Aug. 25.

WIESBADEN: Folklore, music festival in Kulturpark, through Aug. 25.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa Beer Festival, through Aug. 26.

ULM: Wine festival, Südlicher Münsterplatz, through Sept. 1.

NUREMBERG: Herbstvolksfest, through Sept. 8.

REGENSBURG: Herbstdult, through Sept. 8.

WORMS: Backfischfest, volks and wine fest, Aug. 24-Sept. 1.

FRANKFURT: Rheingau wine market on the Fressgass, Aug. 28-Sept. 6.

STUTTGART: Wine Village, Aug. 28-Sept. 8.

MAINZ: Wine Market, wine fest in Stadtpark, Aug. 29-Sept. 1 and Sept. 5-8.

WÜRZBURG: Weinparade am Marktplatz, wine fest, Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

KARLSRUHE: Bierbörse, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

WIESBADEN: Taunusstrassenfest, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

AACHEN: Kurpark Classix, open air music fest, Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

BERLIN: Long Night of Museums, Aug. 31.

TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 1.

AACHEN: Domspringen, pole vaulting near town hall and cathedral, Sept. 4.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Barbarossa-Fest “Swinging Lautern,” free live music, Sept. 5-7.

BERLIN: Berlin Festival, music fest, Flughafen Tempelhof, Sept. 6-7.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 6-7.

NUREMBERG: Tucher Knight Games, Middle Ages festival by city moats, Sept. 6-8.

WÜRZBURG: Stramu-street music fest, Sept. 6-8.

BONN: Pützchens Markt, fun fair and market in Beuel-Pützchen district, Sept. 6-10.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, wine fest, Sept. 6-10 and 13-16.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, Ratsweg fairgrounds, Sept. 6-16.

BERLIN: Pyronale, fireworks world championships, Sept. 6-7.

KARLSRUHE: Theater Night, nine theaters stage short productions, Sept. 7.

AACHEN: European Arts and Crafts Market, city center near cathedral, free entry, Sept. 7-8.

DÜSSELDORF: Stadtfest,celebrates city’s 725th anniversary, Sept. 7-8.

RUSSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Scottish Highland games, Sept. 7-8.

NUREMBERG: Altstadt Fest, Sept. 12-23.

LANDSHUT: Stadt Spektakel, street entertainers, Sept. 13-15.

ULM: Culture Night, Ulm and Neu-Ulm, Sept. 14.

MUNICH: Streetlife Festival, artists and entertainers, Sept. 14-15.


FRANKFURT: IAA International Motor Show, Sept. 14-22.

SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet Half Marathon, Sept. 15.

Hungary BUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, Aug. 25-Sept. 2.

BUDAPEST: Wine and Champagne Festival, Sept. 11-15.

BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Millenaris, Sept. 20-22.

Ireland DUNMORE EAST: Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, through Aug. 25.

MOVILLE: DylanFest on the Lough, festival of Bob Dylan’s music, through Aug. 25.

WATERVILLE: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, through Aug. 25.

DÚN LAOGHAIRE: Ukulele Hooley, national ukulele festival, Aug. 24-25.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fashion Festival, Sept. 5-8.

DUBLIN: Dublin Fringe Festival, Sept. 5-22.

DUBLIN: FlightFest, fly-past by old and new planes along the River Liffey, Sept. 15.

DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, Sept. 19-Oct. 6.

DUBLIN: Culture Night, free museum visits, Sept. 20.

COUNTRYWIDE: Arthur’s Day, Guinness beer and live music in pubs everywhere, Sept. 26.

Italy PENTEDATILLO: Pentedatillo Film Festival, festival of short film held in abandoned town, through Aug. 25.

SLUDERNO: Medieval games of Alto Adige, through Aug. 25.

FERRARA: Street Busker Festival, through Sept. 1.

VENICE: Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 7.

VENICE: Regata Storica, historical water pageant, Sept. 1.

BOLOGNA: Danza Urbana, street dancing festival, Sept. 4-11.

FLORENCE: Rificolona, illuminated barges on the Arno River, Sept. 7.

LUCCA: La Luminara di Santa Croce, procession by candlelight, Sept. 13.

SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 13-16.

BRA: Show Food Cheese Festival, Sept. 20-23.

Luxembourg CITY: Schueberfoer, volksfest, through Sept. 11.

GREVENMACHER: Fete du Raisin et du Vin, wine fest, Sept. 6-8.

REMICH: Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg, triathlon, Sept. 8.

WORMELDANGE: Riesling Open, wine fest, Sept. 13-15.

KOERICH: Tempus Mediaevale, Middles Ages festival, Gréiveschlass, Sept. 15.

Netherlands SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, through Aug. 24.

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, festival of classical music, through Aug. 25.

GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, through Aug. 25.

MAASTRICHT: Preuvenemint, culinary event on the Vrijthof, through Aug. 25.

THE HAGUE: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival, Het Nuitshus, Aug. 29-31.

IJMUIDEN: Harbour Festival, Aug. 31.

ZUNDERT: Corso Zundert, flower parade, Sept. 1-2.

ROTTERDAM: World Port Days, entry aboard many vessels, Sept. 6-8.

LICHTENVOORDE: Bloemencorso, dahlia flower parade, Sept. 8.

VALKENSWAARD: Bloemencorso, dahlia flower parade, Sept. 8.

TIEL: Fruitcorso, parade with floats decorated with fruits and vegetables, Sept. 14.

AMSTERDAM: Jordaan Festival, neighborhood celebrations, Sept. 14-16.

Portugal CASTRO MARIM: Medieval Days, through Aug. 25.

PRAIA FORMOSA, ILHA DE SANTA MARIA: International Festival of Music “August Tide,” through Aug. 25.

CERVEIRA: International Arts Biennial, through Sept. 14.

SINTRA: Sintra Portugal Pro, world bodyboarding championships, Aug. 27-Sept. 1.

PORTO: Douro Film Harvest, festival combining film, food and music, Sept. 14-21.

Scotland EDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 24.

ARBROATH: Bell Rock Blues Festival, 34 bands perform free concerts, through Aug. 25.

KIRKINTILLOCH: Canal Festival, through Aug. 25.

STRATHAVEN: Balloon Festival, through Aug. 25.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, through Aug. 26.

EDINBURGH: International Book Festival, through Aug. 26.

COWAL: Highland games, Aug. 29-31.

EDINBURGH: Mela, world dance and music celebration, Leith Links, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

STIRLING: Book Festival, Sept. 6-13.

BRAEMAR: Highland games, Sept. 7.

EDINBURGH: Sky Ride, cycle through city streets free of traffic, Sept. 7.

PITLOCHRY: Highland games, Sept. 14.

Spain BILBAO: Aste Nagusia, fiesta, through Aug. 25.

ARENAS DE CABRALES: Cabrales strong-cheese fair, Aug. 25.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina, tomato food fight, Aug. 28.

VILLAFRANCA DE PENEDES: Festa Major, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

LAREDO: Battle of the Flowers, Aug. 30.

CÁDIZ: Alcances, Atlantic Film Festival, Sept. 7-14.

MURCIA: Moors and Christians Festival, Sept. 7-16.

ZARAGOZA: International Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, Sept. 10-15.

Switzerland ZERMATT: Matterhorn Ultraks, trail race up the mountain, Aug. 24.

SIERRE: Blues Festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

BASEL: International Theater Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 9.

GENEVA: European Dog Show, Palexpo, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 7.

Wales LLANWRTYD WELLS: Mountain Bike Bogsnorkeling, Aug. 24.

PEMBROKESHIRE: Ironman Wales, Sept. 8.

PORTMERION: Festival No. 6, music fest with art and culture, Sept. 13-15.

ABERGAVENNY: Food Festival, Sept. 21-22.

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