In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the local tourist board to confirm details of the event before traveling.
Graz: Styrian Autumn, through Oct. 26. Contemporary art festival.
Vienna: Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 17-29.
Brugge: Jazz Brugge, through Oct. 5.
Brussels: Sleepless Night, Oct. 4-5. All-night cultural festival.
Mouscron: Festival of the Hurlus, Oct. 4-5. Folklore with historical parade on Saturday.
Liege: Fun fair, Oct. 4-21. Carnival.
BRUSSELS: City marathon, Oct. 5.
NIVELLES: St. Gertrude procession, Oct. 5. Religious/folklore process with parade.
BRUSSELS: Scarecrow festival, Oct. 11. Grand-Place. Charity competition.
HASSELT: Jenever festival, Oct. 18-19. Traditional alcoholic drink.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Biennial, Oct. 19-31. Contemporary art exhibition.
BRUSSELS: Modo Bruxellae — Designer’s Trail, Oct. 24-26. Fashion event in city center.
DUIKSMUIDE: Oktoberfest, Oct. 26.
PLZEN: Pilsner beer festival, Oct. 3-4.
KARLOVY VARY: Tourist films festival, Oct. 7-8.
COPENHAGEN/ESBJERG/AALBORG/AARHUS: Night of Culture, Oct. 10. Late-night cultural events.
FREDERIKSHAVN, SÆBY AND SKAGEN: Lightvision festival, Oct. 11-26.
PETERBOROUGH: Festival of Antiques, Oct. 3-4. East of England Showground.
BEDFORD: Beer and cider festival, Oct. 8-11.
LONDON: Cycle ’08, Oct. 10-12. Cycling trade show at Olympia.
HASTINGS: 1066 Battle of Hastings re-enactment, Oct. 11-12.
NORWICH AND NORFOLK COUNTY: Bidwells Norwich and Norfolk Food Festival, Oct. 8-14.
LONDON: Eid on the Square, Oct. 11. Muslim festival of Eid-ul-fitr on Trafalgar Square.
BRIGHTON: Festival of World Sacred Music, Oct. 12-19.
LONDON: London Film Festival, Oct. 15-30.
FALMOUTH: Oyster festival, Oct. 16-19.
PETERBOROUGH: National Festival of railway modeling, Oct. 18-19. East of England Showground.
LONDON: Dwali on the Square, Oct. 19. Hindus, Sikhs and Jains Festival of Light celebration on Trafalgar Square.
LONDON: Metro Ski and Snowboard Show, Oct. 22-26. Olympia.
LONDON: Rumfest, Oct. 25-26. Royal Horticulture Halls.
NORWICH: Beer festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.
PARIS: Autumn festival, through Dec. 21. Cultural festival.
PARIS: Paris Car Show, Oct. 4-19. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
PARIS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 5-6.
NANCY: International jazz festival, Oct. 7-18.
PARIS: Montmartre harvest festival, Oct. 10-12.
PARIS: Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 23-26. Grand Palais and Louvre.
DIJON: International food fair, Oct. 31-Nov. 11
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 5.
BINGEN AM RHEIN: Regional Garden Show, through Oct. 19.
CELLE: Stallion parade, Oct. 4-5.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Festival, through Oct. 12.
BERLIN: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 19. Festival grounds on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm.
BERLIN: Street party around Brandenburg Gate, Oct. 3. Celebrates Day of German Unity.
COLOGNE: City marathon, Oct. 5.
COLOGNE: INTERMOT, Motorcycle and scooter fair, Oct. 8-12. City fairgrounds.
MAINZ: Oktoberfest, Oct. 9-19. Mainz Hechtsheim fairgrounds.
MUNICH: City marathon, Oct. 12.
FRANKFURT: Stoffmarkt Holland, Oct. 12. Sewing material and accessories market at Festplatz am Ratsweg.
FRANKFURT: Book fair, Oct. 15-19. Fairgrounds.
LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN: Cabbage festival, Oct. 18-19.
MUNICH: Kermis Dult, Oct. 18-26. Street market.
WIESBADEN: Andreasmarkt, Oct. 23-27. Carnival at Elsässer Platz.
FRANKFURT: Marathon mall, Oct. 24-26. Sports articles, in connection with city marathon at fairgrounds.
FRANKFURT: City marathon, Oct. 26.
BERLIN: Long night of shopping, Oct. 25. City-West area until midnight.
BUDAPEST: International dog show, Oct. 4. Europe’s largest to celebrate World Animal Day.
BUDAPEST: City marathon, Oct. 5.
BUDAPEST: Autumn festival, Oct. 10-19.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaker festival, through Oct. 5. Events concentrated on weekends.
KILKENNY: Celtic festival, through Oct. 5.
DUBLIN: Theater Festival, through Oct. 12.
BALLINSALOE: Great October Festival, Oct. 4-12. Traditional town festival with horses, ponies, carnival.
CORK: International film festival, Oct. 12-19.
GORTHORK: International poetry festival, Oct. 15-19.
CORK: Oktober beer festival, Oct. 24-26.
CORK: International jazz festival, Oct. 24-27.
DUBLIN: City marathon, Oct. 27.
ROME: Hobby Show, Oct. 3-9. Hall of the Fontanas.
SANT’AGATA FELTRIA: Truffle festival, Oct. 5, 12, 19. 26.
ROME: International festival of Holy Music and Art, Oct. 12-Nov. 29.
SAN MINIATO: National White Truffle Show, Nov. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.
MILAN: Hobby Show, Oct. 17-19. Datch Forum di Assago.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 18-26. Chocolate fair.
ROME: International Film Festival, Oct. 22-31.
VENICE: City marathon, Oct. 26.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Night of the museums, Oct. 11. Open until 1 a.m. with entertainment.
VIANDEN: Nut market, Oct. 12.
LEIDEN: Leidens Ontzet/3 October Feesten, Oct. 2-3. Traditional festival commemorating 1574 Spanish siege and relief efforts.
EINDHOVEN: City marathon, Oct. 12.
AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Oct. 19.
OSLO: Contemporary dance festival, through Oct. 11.
VADS∅: King Crab festival, Oct. 9-12.
OSLO: Horse show, Oct. 10-12.
BERGEN: Theater festival, Oct. 11-21.
TRONDHEIM: Matchmaking 2008, Oct. 16-18. Arts and technology fair.
HARDANGER: Food festival, Oct. 24-26.
EDINBURGH: International storytelling festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Whisky festival.
SEVILLE: Flamenco festival, through Oct. 11.
SEVILLE: Contemporary art fair, Oct. 2-Nov. 1.
O GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 4-14.
QUÉNTAR: Moors and Christians festival, Oct. 6-7. Historical re-enactment.
ZARAGOZA: Pilar festivities, Oct. 6-14. Honors female patron saint of Spain.
AROGON: Pilar festivities, Oct. 6-14. Honors female patron saint of Spain.
SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA: Cava wine festival, Oct. 6-14.
VALENCIA: Torrijos Pilgrimage and festival, Oct. 7.
CADIZ; Virgin of the Rosary festival, Oct. 7. Procession and fireworks.
MONTORO: Religious festival with parade, festivities, Oct. 7-12.
NERJA: Nerja festival, Oct. 8-13. Town festival.
HUELVA: Festival to honor St. Lucas, Oct. 11-15.
JAÉN: Festival in honor of St. Lucas, Oct. 11 -18.
MADRID: Autumn festival, Oct. 11-Nov. 9. Cultural festival.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Oct. 12. Military parade in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón.
DENIA: Medieval fair, Oct. 12-14.
CÚTAR: Monfí Festival, Oct. 13-14. Historical Moorish zoco market.
ELX: Medieval fair, Oct. 19-29.
CALPE: Moors and Christians, Oct. 19-23. Historical re-enactment.
LUGANO: Autumn festival, Oct. 3-5.
ALBEUVE: Cattle descent from Albeuve mountains, Oct. 4.
ASCONA: Chestnut and autumn festival, Oct. 4, 11.
EINSIEDELN: Autumn festival, Oct. 4.
RIGI: Alpine market, Oct. 4.
CHARMEY: Folklore festival, Oct. 11-12.
MENDRISO: Chestnut festival, Oct. 19.
ARBON: Onion and pumpkin market, Oct. 25.
BASEL: City marathon, Oct. 25.
BASEL: Wine fair, Oct. 25-Nov. 2. Fairgrounds.