Event details are subject to change; it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.


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

SCHWARZENBERG/HOHENEMS: Schubert festival, Aug. 27-Oct. 17.

LINZ: Ars Electronica, Sept. 2-11. Media arts festival.

EISENSTADT: Haydn Days, Sept. 9-19.


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

BRUSSELS: Royal palace open to public, through September.

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. Giant barbecue in the Park of Brussels.

TOURNAI: Grand historical procession, Sept. 2.

BRUSSELS: Belgian beer weekend, Sept. 3-5.

ST. HUBERT: International hunt, nature day with historical parade, Sept. 4-5.

Czech Republic

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

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.

CHEB: Historical festival of commem- orating the arrival of Albrecht of Waldstein to the city, Aug. 27-28.

PILSEN: Beer festival, Aug. 27-28.

HELFSTYN: International festival of artistic blacksmithing, Aug. 28-29. Castle.

Zatec: Beer festival, Sept. 3-4.

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Queen Elizabeth festival, Sept. 3-4. Historical festival.


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

ODENSE: Flower festival, through Aug. 22.

COPENHAGEN: Culinary festival, Aug. 20-29.

ODENSE: International film festival, Aug. 24-29.

TONDER: Folk festival, Aug. 26-29.

BLÅVAND: Ho Sheep and Hucksters’ Market, Aug. 27-29. Sheep market and fair.


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

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

PETERBOROUGH: Beer festival, Aug. 24-28.

SHEFFIELD: Sheffield Fayre, Aug. 29-30. Multihistory re-enactments and displays in Norfolk Heritage Park.

LONDON: Notting Hill carnival and parade, Aug. 30-31.

DUXFORD: Battle of Britain Air Show, Sept. 4-5. Imperial War Museum.


HAGUENAU: Beer festival (Alsace), through Aug. 22.

CANNES: International fireworks festival, through Aug. 24.

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

ERSTEIN (Alsace): Sugar festival, through Aug. 29.

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

EGUISHEIM (Alsace): Wine festival, Aug. 28-29.


WIESBADEN: Rheingau wine weeks, through Aug. 22. City center.

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, outdoor stage.

OBERAMMERGAU: Passion Play, through Oct. 3.

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

RÜDESHEIM: Wine festival, Aug. 20-23.

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

AACHEN: Wine festival, Aug. 26-29.

MAINZ: Wine festival, Aug. 25-29, Sept. 2-5.

BERNKASTEL-KUES: Wine festival, Sept. 2-6.

DORMAGEN: Beer fair, Aug. 27-29. Pedestrian zone.

FRANKFURT: Museum Embankment festival, Aug. 27-29.

SPEYER: Medieval Spectaculum, Aug. 28-29. Unterer Domgarten.


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

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Week, Aug. 21-29.

CAPE CLEAR: International storytelling festival, Sept. 3-5.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, Sept. 3-Oct. 3.


VOLTERRA: Medieval festival, through Aug. 22.

VERONA: International opera festival, through Aug. 29.

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

VENICE: Film festival, Sept. 1-15.

VENICE: Historical regatta, Sept. 5.

CORDOVADO: Historical re-enactment of 1571 wedding, Sept. 5. Procession and tournaments.

FAGAGNA: Donkey races, Sept. 5.

AREZZO: Joust of the Saracens, Sept. 5.

ISCHIA: Jazz festival, Sept. 5-9.


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

The Netherlands

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

AMSTERDAM: Sail Amsterdam, through Aug. 23. Large maritime festival.

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

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

AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, Aug. 27-29. Largest cultural festival in city center.

EELDE: Flower parade, Sept. 4-5.


EDINBURGH: Military tattoo, through Aug. 28.

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

EDINBURGH: International book festival, through Aug. 30.

EDINBURGH: International festival, through Sept. 5. Cultural festival.

COUNTRYWIDE: Highland games, through Sept. 30.

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


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

LOS CORRALES DE BUELNA: Cantabrian Wars, Aug. 27-Sept. 5. Roman festival.

RIBADAVIA: Jewish medieval festival, Aug. 28.


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

AARBERG: Flea and antiques market, Aug. 27-28.

ZURICH: Langstrasse festival, Aug. 27-18. Music and food festival on the street.

AUGUSTA RAURICA (Near Basel): Roman festival, Aug. 28-29. Largest in the country.

GRIMENTZ: Wallis liquor festival, Aug. 28-29. Grimentz distilleries.

Bellinzona: Grape harvest festival, Sept. 2-5.


CARDIFF: Harbor festival, Aug. 28-30.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: World bog snorkeling championship, Aug. 29.

LLANARTHNE: Summer harp festival, Aug. 29-30. National Botanic Garden.

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