Event details are subject to change, so please check with the tourist board before traveling.


INNSBRUCK: Festival of early music, through Aug. 28.

SALZBURG: Salzburger music and drama festival, through Aug. 30.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, avant-garde media art festival, Sept. 1-6.

KLAGENFURT: Alpine Highland games, Sept. 2-4.

KIRCHBERG: International Balloon Cup hot-air balloon races, Sept. 17-23.


CHASSEPIERRE: Street artist festival, Aug. 20-21.

TEMPLOUX: International flea market, Aug. 20-21.

ATH: Ducasse of Ath, festival of the giants, celebrating the struggle between David and Goliath. Aug. 27-28, Sept. 8.

BRUSSELS: International music festival, Sept. 1-16.

BRUSSELS: Belgian beer festival at the Grand Place, Sept. 2-4.

ST.-HUBERT: International Hunt and Nature Days, Sept. 3-4.

ERQUELINNES: Beer festival, Sept. 9-11.

DURBUY: Beer, Bread and Cheese Festival, Sept. 17-18.

BRUSSELS: Heritage Days, Sept. 17-18.

Czech Republic

KRÁLÍKY: Cihelna historical re-enactments, military history and tech-nology, Aug. 19-21.

PILSEN: Pilsen beer festival, Aug. 26-27.

PRAGUE: International Air Festival army aviation show, Sept. 3-4.

MIKULOV: Pálava wine festival, Sept. 9-16.

TÁBOR: Medieval festival, Sept. 9-12.


ODENSE: Flower market, through Aug. 21.

COPENHAGEN: Cooking festival, Aug. 19-28.

ODENSE: International film festival, through 27.

HORSENS: European medieval festival, Aug. 26-27.

AARHUS: Cultural festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 4.

COPENHAGEN: Design Week, architectural conference and exhibitions, Sept. 1-6.

RØMØ: Kite flying festival, Sept. 2-4.

COPENHAGEN: Golden Days cultural and historical festival, Sept. 9-18.

ODENSE: City marathon, Sept. 18.


LONDON: Buckingham Palace open to the public, through Oct. 3.

DUXFORD: American Air Day, Aug. 19.

ELY: Dragon boat racing on the Great Ouse River, Aug. 20.

WHITBY: Whitby Folk Week, Aug. 20-26.

PETERBOROUGH: Beer festival, The Embankment, Aug. 23-27.

LIVERPOOL: Beatles Week Festival, Aug. 24-30.

SHREWSBURY: Folk Festival, West Midlands Showground, Aug. 26-29.

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

KENILWORTH: Re-enactment of the Norman siege of the castle, Aug. 28-29.

LONDON: Eid in the Square, Muslim festival in Trafalgar Square, Aug. 30.


HELSINKI: Helsinki arts festival, through Sept. 4.

HELSINKI: City marathon, Aug. 20.

OULU: Air Guitar World Championship, Aug. 24-27.


PARIS: Fête des Tuileries, fair in Tuileries garden, through Aug. 21.

EGUISHEIM: Wine Growers Festival, Aug. 27-28.

LE PUY-EN-VELAY: La Fete du Roi de l’Oiseau, 16th-century re-enactment festival, Sept. 14-18.

PARIS: Technoparade, Sept. 17.


WIESBADEN: City wine festival, city center, through Aug. 21.

FURTH IM WALD: Drachenstich festival and outdoor play based on medieval legend, through Aug. 22.

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER: Wine festival, through Aug. 21.

DINKELSBÜHL: Kinderzech festival and historical play, Aug. 18-20.

OSTFILDERN: International fireworks festival, Aug. 19-21.

STUTTGART: Wine village in the city center, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.

MAINZ: Wine market at the Rosengarten and Volkspark, Aug. 26-29, Sept. 2-5.

WÜRZBURG: Wine festival, Aug. 26-Sept. 5.


PÁPA: Historical days, Aug. 12-14.

BUDAPEST: Crafts fair at Buda Castle, Aug. 19-21.

COUNTRYWIDE: St. Stephen’s Day. National holiday for patron saint. Aug. 20.

BUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.


REYKJAVIK: Jazz festival, through Aug. 29.

REYKJAVIK: City marathon, Aug. 20.

REYKJAVIK: Culture night, Aug. 20.


TRALEE: Rose of Tralee International Festival, Aug. 19-23.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Heritage Week, Aug. 20-28.

DUBLIN: Dublin Contemporary 2011, large-scale art exhibits throughout city, Sept. 6-Oct. 31.

CLARENBRIDGE: Oyster Festival, Sept. 9-11.


VENICE: International film festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 10.

AREZZO: Medieval tournament, Sept. 4.

VENICE: Historical regatta, Sept. 4.

NAPLES: Pizzafest, Sept. 1-30.


LUXEMBOURG CITY: Schueberfouer fun fair, Aug. 19-Sept. 7.

The Netherlands

ROTTERDAM: Zomercarnaval, through Aug. 30.

AMSTERDAM: Canal festival, with free concerts, through Aug. 21.

AMSTERDAM: Utimarkt free music festival, Aug. 25-26.

IJMUIDEN: Harbour Festival, Aug. 27-28.

EELDE: Flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

ZUNDERT: Flower parade, Sept. 3-4.

LICHTENVOORDE: Flower parade, Sept. 11.

VALKENSWAARD: Flower parade, Sept. 11.


HAUGESUND: International film festival, through Aug. 25.

STAVANGER: Street art festival, Sept. 13-18.


VIANA DO CASTELO: Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia. Processions to honor Virgin of Agony, through Aug. 21.

ESTORIL: Outdoor international handicrafts fair, through Aug. 28.

VISEU: Feira de São Mateus. Music, folklore, handicrafts and food at fairgrounds, through Sept. 21.

CAMPO MAIOR: Flower festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 4.

CARAMULO: Motorfestival classic sports car festival, Sept. 2-4.

San Marino

SAN MARINO CITY: Feast day of St. Marinus and the foundation of the republic. Parade and crossbow competitions. Sept. 2-4.


EDINBURGH: International festival, through Aug. 24. Arts festival.

EDINBURGH: Military Tattoo, through Aug. 27.

EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe arts festival throughout city, through Aug. 29.

LARGS: Viking festival, Aug. 27-Sept. 4.

INNERLEITHEN: Celtic music festival, Aug. 19-21.

LANARK: Festival of history at Lanark Racecourse, Aug. 20-21.

EDINBURGH: Dog show, at the Royal Highland Showground, Aug. 27-28.

DUNDEE: Food and flower festival, Sept. 2-4.


MALAGRA: Malagra fair commemorating the city’s capture by Catholic monarchs in August 1487. Through Aug. 21.

RIBADAVIA: Medieval festival, Aug. 26-28.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina tomato fights in the street, Aug. 31.

SALAMANCA: Salamanca Fair honoring the Patron Saint la Virgen de la Vega, Sept. 7-15.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Harvest festival, Sept. 10-18.

BARCELONA: National Day of Catalonia with parades and ceremonies, Sept. 11.


GOTHENBURG: Culture week, through Aug. 21.

STOCKHOLM: Culture week, through Aug. 21.

MALMÖ: Cultural and arts festival, Aug. 19-26.

GOTHENBERG: Jazz festival, Aug. 26-28.

STOCKHOLM: Formex interior design fair, fairgrounds, Sept. 1-4.


BASEL: Medieval music festival, through Aug. 20.

GRANDSON: Medieval festival, Aug. 20-21.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Medieval market, Aug. 26-27.

AUGUSTA RAURICA (near Basel): Roman festival, Aug. 27-28.

ZURICH: Long night of the museums, Sept. 3.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Heritage Days, Sept. 10-11.

ZURICH: Knabenschiessen shooting festival for youth, Sept. 10-12.


LLANDRINDOD WELLS: Victorian Festival, Aug. 20-28.

CARDIFF: Harbor festival, Aug. 27-29.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World bog snorkeling championships, Aug. 28.

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