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


VIENNA: ImPuls Tanz, through Aug. 15. Dance festival.

SALZBURG: Salzburgfestival, through Aug. 30. Music festival.

VIENNA: “Sand in the City,” through Sept. 15. Summer beach in city center.

VIENNA: Street festival, Aug. 14.


LIEGE: Fetes du 15 Aout, through Aug. 15. City festival.

BRUSSELS: Flower carpet on the Grande Place, Aug. 13-15.

ROSSIGNOL: Gaume jazz festival, Aug. 13-17.

BRUSSELS: Eu’ritmix, Aug. 13-22. Free city music festival with diverse styles.

ANVAING: Festival of 100 beers, Aug. 14-17.

DINANT: International bathtub regatta, Aug. 15.

BRUSSELS: Techno parade, Aug. 21.

CHASSEPIERRE: International street artists festival, Aug. 21-22.

ATH: Ducasse in Ath, Aug. 22. With procession of the giants.

BRUSSELS: Urban BBQ, Aug. 23.

Czech Republic

CESKÝ KRUMLOV: International music festival, through Aug. 21.

DOMAZLICE: Chodské festival, Aug. 13-15. Ancient folklore festival.

KRÁLÍKY: Military history festival, Aug. 20-22.

LOKALITA: Scottish games, Aug. 20-21. Sychrov Castle.

TREBÍC: Medieval festival, Aug. 20-21.

CHODOVÁ PLANÁ: Beer festival, Aug. 21. Chodovar family brewery.


COPENHAGEN: Arts and crafts at Frue Plads, through Aug. 14.

HILLEROD: Garden show, Aug. 13-15. Frederiksborg Castle park.

HELSINGOR: Hamlet in Elsinore, Aug. 17-22. Performances of Shakespeare play in Kronborg Castle.

ODENSE: Flower festival, Aug. 18-22.


LONDON: U.K. mobile phone-throwing championships, Aug. 14. Battersea Park.

BIGGLESWADE (Old Warden Aerodrome): Battle of Britain evening air show, Aug. 14.

WORTHING: International birdman contest, Aug. 14-15. Human-powered flying machines contest.

DUXFORD: American Air Day, Aug. 20. Imperial War Museum.

NORFOLK: All About Dogs, Aug. 21-22. Dog show at Royal Norfolk Showgrounds.


METZ: Flea market, Aug. 28, Sept. 11. Metz Expo.

COLMAR: Wine fair, through Aug. 15. Colmar expo.

MULHOUSE (Alsace): Fun fair, through Aug. 15.

PARIS: Open-air cinema festival, through Aug. 22. “Prairie du Triangle” next to the Grande Halle of La Villette.

CANNES: International fireworks festival, through Aug. 24.

PARIS: Fête des Tuileries, through Aug. 24. Fair in Tuileries Gardens.

CHARTRES: International organ festival, through Sept. 5. Cathedral.

AJACCIO: Napoleon festival, Aug. 13-15.

LA CLUSAZ: Fête du Reblochon, Aug. 15. Savoie cheese festival.

HAGUENAU: Beer festival (Alsace), Aug. 17-22.

ERSTEIN (Alsace): Sugar festival, Aug. 17-29.


FURTH IM WALD: Drachenstich, through Aug. 15. Historical play slaying a dragon.

BREMEN: La Strada, through Aug. 15. Country’s largest street circus festival.

BAYREUTH: Wagner festival, through Aug. 28.

HAMBURG: DOM, through Aug. 29. Large fair and carnival.

HAMLIN: Pied Piper play, through Sept. 12. Free, noon Sundays, on open-air stage.

OBERAMMERGAU: Passion Play, through Oct. 3.

TRIER: Roman festival, Aug. 13-15.

LEVERKUSEN – OPLADEN: Beer fair, Aug. 13-16. Schusterinsel.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau wine weeks, Aug. 13-22. City center.

SPAY-KOBLENZ: Rhine in Flames, Aug. 14.

STUTTGART: Wine village, Aug. 25-Sept. 5.

DRESDEN: City festival with steam ship parades, Aug. 20-22. Parade, Aug. 21.

RÜDESHEIM: Wine festival, Aug. 20-23.


CAVAN TOWN: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Aug. 15-22. Largest festival of traditional Irish music, song, dance.

TRALEE: Rose of Tralee, Aug. 20-24. Traditional festival.

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Week, Aug. 21-29.


VERONA: International opera festival, through Aug. 29.

ROCCATEDERIGHI: Donkey palio, Aug. 14.

MASSA MARITTIMA: Il Balestro del Girifalco, Aug. 14. Crossbow competition and parade.

NAPLES: Jazz festival, Aug. 14-15.

VOLTERRA: Medieval festival, Aug. 15-22.

SIENA: Palio, Aug. 16. Horse race in the city.

SORRENTO: Jazz festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.


VADUZ: Lichtenstein state celebrations, Aug. 15.


GREIVELDANGE: Léiffrawëschdag, Aug. 14-15. Folk festival.

REMICH: Wine festival, Aug. 15.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Fair, Aug. 20-Sept. 8.


AMSTERDAM: Open-air film festival, through Aug. 15.

EDAM: Cheese market, through Aug. 25, on Wednesdays.

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 5. Fridays 10 a.m. to noon.

BELT-SCHUTSLOOT: Floating flowers parade, Aug. 13.

RIJNSBURG: Flower parade, Aug. 14.

AMSTERDAM: Fantastic Amsterdam, Aug. 14-15. Medieval festival.

AMSTERDAM: Canal festival, Aug. 14-22. Outdoor classical music concerts.

AMSTERDAM: Sail Amsterdam, Aug. 19-23. Large maritime festival.


VADSO: Varanger festival, through Aug. 15. Jazz and other events.

MANDAL: Sea food festival, through Aug. 15.

OSLO: Mela festival, through Aug. 18. Intercultural festival at City Hall square.

OSLO: Jazz festival, Aug. 16-21.


EDINBURGH: Military tattoo, through Aug. 28.

EDINBURGH: Fringe festival, through Aug. 30. Cultural festival.

COUNTRYWIDE: Highland games, through Sept. 30.

EDINBURGH: International Festival, Aug. 13-Sept. 5. Cultural festival.

GLASGOW: World piping champion- ships, Aug. 14. Glasgow Green.

EDINBURGH: Book festival, Aug. 14-30.

LANARK: Festival of History, Aug. 21-22.


SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse races on the beach, through Aug. 21.

LA ALBERCA: Festival of Our Lady of Ascension, Aug. 14-18.

ELCHE: Misterio de Elche religious theater, Aug. 14-15.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina, Aug. 15. Tomato fight.


GOTLAND: Medieval week, through Aug. 15.

STOCKHOLM: Culture festival, through Aug. 15.


THUN: City festival, Aug. 13-14.

ZURICH: Street techno parade, Aug. 14.

BERN: Street artists festival, Aug. 12-14.

KERNS: Cheese market, Aug. 14-15.

GRANDSON: Medieval festival, Aug. 21-22. Castle.


MEURIG: Tolkien festival, Aug. 13-15. Pafiliwn Bont.

CARDIFF: Medieval festival, Aug. 14-15. Castle.

KNIGHTON: Town crier festival championship, Aug. 22.

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