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SALZBURG: Dult, folk festival at the Messezentrum, May 26-June 3.

INNSBRUCK: Golden Roof Challenge, pole vaulting and long jumping in old town for Olympic qualification, June 1.

SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM: Biker Mania, biker meet up, June 7-10.

VIENNA: Danube Island Festival, open air festival with free entry, June 22-24.

KLAGENFURT: Ironman competition, Europe’s largest triathlon, July 1.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free weekend of international jazz, May 25-27.

CERFONTAINE: Brass’Heure, sampling stouts and other regional beers, May 26-27.

MONS: St. Waudru Procession: Doudou Tunes, Procession of the Golden Carriage and Battle of the Lumeçon, June 3.

WATERLOO: Napoleonic Bivouacs and Empire Market, June 16-17.

BRUSSELS: Colour Café, Caribbean, African and Latin American concerts, Tour & Taxis, June 29-July 1.

NAMUR: Verdur Rock Festival, free festival of contemporary music, June 30

LIÈGE: Tour de France kicks off, with stage 1 Liège-Seraing July 1 and Visé-Tournai, July 2.

BRUSSELS: Ommegang Pageant, July 3 and 5.


PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Letnany Exhibition Grounds, through June 2.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, folklore festival, May 25-27.

PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, Zofin Palace, May 25-27.

PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, comedy, theater and music, Mala Strana, June 1-9.

PRAGUE: The Kings Parade from Prague Castle to Karlštejn, June 2-3.

BRNO: Festival at Spilberk Castle, with crafts, wine market and regional specialties, June 8-10.

PRAGUE: Museum night, June 9.

PRAGUE: United Islands, international music festival, June 21-23.

Prague: Folklore Days, July 26-29.

COPENHAGEN: Whitsun Carnival, Faelledparken, May 25-27.

COPENHAGEN: Medieval market, May 25-28.

AALBORG: Carnival, May 27-28.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 30-June 3.

HVIDE SANDE: North Sea Beach Marathon, June 24.

FREDERIKSHAVN: Days of Tordenskold, the Year is 1717, June 22-24.

AALBORG: Denmark celebrates U.S. Independence Day at Rebild National Park, July 4.

COPENHAGEN: Jazz Festival, July 6-15.

LONDON: Chelsea Flower Show, through May 26.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, through May 26.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Beer Festival, Jesus Green, through May 26.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS: Bury Festival, theater, film, music and more, through May 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: Olympic Torch Relay, through July 27, passes through Cambridge area July 7-8.

LONDON: The London Wonderground, cabaret, music, circus and curiosities at Southbank Centre, through Sept. 30.

DUXFORD: The Jubilee Air Show, May 27.

LONDON: Jubilee Family Festival, Hyde Park, June 2-3.

LONDON: Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 1,000-boat flotilla marks 60 years of the queen’s reign, June 3.

MEDWAY, KENT: Dickens Festival, Victorian atmosphere and parades through historic Rochester, June 8-10.

LONDON: Trooping the Colour, queen’s birthday ceremony, The Mall, June 16.

THE GLEBE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE: Les Commandos Percu-On the Night Shift, percussion and pyrotechnics, June 21.

LONDON: Taste of London, city’s best restaurants set up in Regent’s Park, tickets needed, June 21-24.

LIVERPOOL: Africa Oyé, African music and culture, Sefton Park, June 23-24.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: River Festival, June 30-July 1.

OXFORD: Alice in Wonderland 150th anniversary celebrations, July 7.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mega Mela, festival of South Asian culture at Platt Fields Park, July 14-15.

CANNES: Film festival, through May 27.

PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, through June 3.

METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, June 2 and 16.

COUNTRYWIDE: Fete de la Musique, celebrates music with free concerts, June 21.

VERSAILLES: Royal fireworks on the Grand Canal, June 22, 28 and 29 and July 5-6.

BORDEAUX: Bordeaux Wine Festival, June 28-July 1.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, with free concerts, through May 27.

ERLANGEN: Bergkirchweih, fun fair and beer festival, through June 4.

AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, Volksfest, May 25-June 3.

MANNHEIM: City fest, music, bands and DJs, May 25-27.

FÜRTH: New Orleans Festival, Dixie, gospel, blues and more, all free, May 25-27.

WÜRZBURG: Africa Festival, international Afro music festival, May 25-28.

WÜRZBURG: Wine Village, May 25-June 3.

BERLIN: Carnival celebrations, including street fest May 25-28 and parade May 27.

BAYREUTH: Volksfest, May 25-June 4.

FRANKFURT: Wäldchestag, traditional festival in the city forest, May 26-29.

SAARLOUIS: Emmes, Saarland’s biggest Volksfest, top acts perform live music, May 31-June 2.

KONSTANZ: International Bodenseewoche, water sports and antique cars near harbor, May 31-June 3.

WIESBADEN: Wilhelmstrassenfest, June 1-2.

BADEN-BADEN: Medieval wine days in Steinbach, with music, art and theater, June 1-3.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Jazz Days, pedestrian zone, June 1-3.

INGELHEIM AM RHEIN: Rheinland-Pfalz Days, June 1-3.

WETZLAR: Hessen Days, street fest, concerts and entertainment, June 1-10.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations, starting 10:15 p.m., June 2, July 14 and Sept. 1.

SCHWEICH-RIEL: Happy Mosel, auto-free day along an 80-kilometer stretch, June 3.

BONN: Museum Mile Fest, June 7-10.

FRANKFURT: Rose and Light Festival at Palmengarten, June 7-10; music and dance in gardens by candlelight June 9.

BONN: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Rheinauen Park, June 8-10.

KASSEL: dOCUMENTA, contemporary art exhibition, June 9-Sept. 16.

AMBERG: Old town fest, June 16-17.

FRANKFURT: Schweizer Strassenfest, June 16.

MUNICH: City Foundation Festival, June 16-17.

FRANKFURT: Opera Place Fest, June 20-29.

KONSTANZ: International flea market, June 16-17.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wine fest in the Römerkelter, June 22-25.

FRANKFURT: Parade of Cultures, Innenstadt, June 23.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Spiessbratenfest, Festplatz Vollmersbach, June 22-26.

GRAINAU: Sommersonnenwende, hills alight with bonfires, June 23.

FRANKFURT-HÖCHST: castle festival, June 16-July 9.

MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark, June 29-July 24.

FREIBURG: wine fest, Münsterplatz, July 5-10.

BUDAPEST: Foie Gras days at Buda Castle, June 1-3.

BUDAPEST: Belvarosi, Inner City Festival, June 1-3.

BUDAPEST: Gourmet Days, Millenáris Park, June 7-10.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, through May 27.

DUBLIN: Eat My Shorts, free festival of short film at The Bernard Shaw, June 9.

COUNTRYWIDE: Giro d’Italia passes through Verona, Modena, Fano, Urbino, Civitaveccia, Assisi, Savona, Treviso, Milan and other cities, through May 27.

FLORENCE: Gelato Festival, through May 27.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, celebrates wine, May 26-June 3.

FERRARA: Palio, May 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantine Aperte, 1,000 wine cellars open to visitors, May 27.

ORVIETO: Festa della Palombella, May 27.

FLORENCE: Calcio Historico, historical football match in Piazza Santa Croce, June 24.

FLORENCE: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 11-15.

SIENA: Palio, July 2 and Aug. 16.

CITY: All-American Music Festival, musical and culinary ambiance of the American Deep South, Place Guillaume II, free, May 26-28.

WILTZ: Broom Festival, music and folklore welcoming spring, May 28.

ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession, pilgrims dance to St. Willibrord’s tomb, May 29.

CITY: Eve of the National Holiday with torchlight tattoo 10 p.m.; fireworks in the Petrusse Valley, concerts and DJs, June 22. Official ceremonies and military parade June 23.

CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, open air music festival, July 21.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Oude Kerk, through June 17.

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand Sculpture Festival, through June 27.

VENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, gourmet food, Amstel Park, May 31-June 3.

AMSTERDAM: Open Garden Days, private gardens open to public, June 15-17.

AMSTERDAM: Roots Festival, July 5-8.


BELFAST: Land of Giants, arts and shows on the Titanic slipway, June 30.

BERGEN: International Festival, music, ballet, opera, theater, performance arts and dance events, May 26-June 6.

VOSS: Ekstremsportveko, extreme sports and meet-up of athletes, with music festival, June 24-July 1.

KRAKÓW: Kraków Film Festival, May 28-June 3.

KRAKÓW: Jewish Culture Festival, June 29-July 8.

LISBON: Volvo Ocean Race, first European stopover in international regatta, May 31-June 10.

CASCAIS: European H.O.G. Rally, Harley Davidson motorcycle fest, June 14-17.

AYR: Burns an ‘a’ That! Festival, tribute to Robert Burns, May 30-June 3.

ISLAY: Festival of Music and Malt, May 25-June 3.

GLASGOW: West End Festival, June 1-24.

GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, July 21-24.

MADRID: Buff Epic Run, running an obstacle course in fancy dress, June 5.

LANJARÓN: Fiesta del Agua y del Jamón, water fight at midnight, June 23.

HARO: Battle of the Wine, June 29.

STOCKHOLM: A Taste of Stockholm, food and drink in Kungstradgarden, June 1-6.

STOCKHOLM: Swedish National Day, Skansen Park, June 6.

STOCKHOLM: Midsummer celebrations, Skansen Park, June 20-22.

WINTERTHUR: Afro-Pfingsten Festival, African and world music, markets and bazaars, May 25-28.

GENEVA: Fete de la Musique, June 17-19.

ZURICH: Caliente, Latin American culture and music festival, July 6-8.

BASEL: Tattoo, July 13-21.

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