AustriaLINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, through July 21.

BREGENZ: Opera on the lake, André Chénier, various dates from July 20 through Aug. 18.

VIENNA: Africa Days, Danube Island, July 26-Aug. 12.

REUTTE/TIROL: Ehrenberg Ritterspiele, knights tournament and Middle Ages market, July 27-29.

GRAZ: La Strada street theater festival, July 27-Aug. 5.

VILLACH: Kirchtag, country’s largest traditional folk festival, July 29-Aug 5.

SEEBODEN: Medieval tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, Aug. 1-19.

ISCHGL: Ironbike, mountain bike marathon, Aug. 3-4.

BelgiumBRUGGE: Triple Days, festival on market square, through July 21.

GHENT: festival with parades, music, dance, and theater, through July 23.

BRUSSELS: Fair du Midi, fun fair, through Aug. 21.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, July 21.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, July 24-Sept. 9.

LA-ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval weekend at the Feudal Castle, Aug. 4-5.

BRUSSELS: Meyboom, planting of the May tree, with parades and the Giants of Brussels, Aug. 9.

BRUSSELS: Flower Carpet blankets the Grand Place, Aug. 15-19.

Czech RepublicPRAGUE: Early Music Festival, through Aug. 6.

PRAGUE: Folklore days, July 26-29.

BENESOV: Sazava Fest, rock festival, Aug. 2-5.

PANENSKY TYNEC: Open Air Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 9-11.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Hip Hop Kemp, Aug. 15-18.

TRUTNOV: Open Air Festival, billed as “Czech Woodstock,” with Korn, others, Aug. 16-19.

DenmarkJELS: Viking Chronicles, pageantry and sword fights, through July 22.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbour Festival, Aug. 3-5.

EnglandCOUNTRYWIDE: Olympic Torch Relay, through July 27.

LONDON: BT River of Music, concerts on six stages along the Thames, free, but tickets required, July 21-22.

CAMBRIDGE: Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, July 26-29.

LONDON: Olympic Games, July 27-Aug. 12.

LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 7-11.

BRISTOL: International Balloon Fiesta, hot air balloons and aerial displays, Aug. 9-12.

EASTBOURNE: Airbourne, free international air show, Aug. 9-12.

WORTHING: International Birdman Event, flight competition for human-powered flying machines, Aug. 18-19.

FrancePARIS: Paris Plage, beach atmosphere by the Seine, July 20-Aug. 19.

CANNES: International Fireworks Festival, July 21, 29 and Aug. 7, 15 and 24.

METZ: Flea market at Expo Center, July 21.

PARIS: Arrival of the Tour de France participants along Champs-Élysées, July 22.

CRAPPONE-SUR-ARZON: Festival Country Rendez-Vous, top country acts from the United States perform, July 27-29.

COLMAR: Fair of Alsace wines, Aug. 3-8 and 10-15.

ARGANÇON: La Route de Champagne en fete, open cellars in Champagne region, Aug. 4-5.

OHLUNGEN: Summerlied Festival, traditional and world music in the Alsace, Aug. 10-15.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 11.

MARLENHEIM: Mariage de l’Ami Fritz, folklore fest, Aug. 14-15.

GermanyWÜRZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, through July 22.

ULM: Volksfest, Festplatz, through July 23.

MUNICH: Tollwood music festival, Olympiapark, through July 24.

KASSEL: (d)OCUMENTA(13), contemporary art, through Sept. 16.

KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, July 20, 21, 22, 28-29; jesters, jokers, dancers and acrobats, July 27. Tickets required.

ULM: Serenade of Lights, candles afloat in the Danube, July 21.

FORCHHEIM: Annafest, Volksfest, July 21-30.

NUREMBERG: Classic Open Air, free music on Luitpoldhain, July 22.

ULM: Coopers’ Dance, traditional dance with jesters, July 22.

ULM: “Nabada” river festival, decorated boats on the Danube, starting 4 p.m., July 23.

NUREMBERG: Singer, songwriter and world music festival, July 27-29.

BERLIN: German-American Volksfest, July 27-Aug. 19.

ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Stadtfest, July 27-29.

BAYREUTH: Summernight festival, Eremitage, July 28.

BAD KISSINGEN: Rakoczy-Fest, July 27-29; parade with historical figures July 29.

MUNICH: Auer “Jakobi” Dult, fun fair on Mariahilfplatz, July 28-Aug. 5.

KULMBACH: Kulmbacher Bierwoche, July 28-Aug. 5.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelbergman Triathlon, July 29.

STUTTGART: Sommerfest, elegant open-air party, Schlossgarten, Aug. 2-5.

BERLIN: International Berlin Beer Festival, Aug. 3-5.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, riverside festival with live music at the Römerberg, Aug. 3-6.

BADEN-BADEN: Philharmonic Park Night, Art and Culture Mile on Lichtentaler Alley, Aug. 4.

KARLSRUHE: Museum Night, Aug. 4.

COLOGNE: Medieval Spectaculum, Fühlinger See, Aug. 4-5.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Precious stones and jewelry market, includes street theater, Aug. 4-5.

FURTH IM WALD: Spearing the dragon, historical parade and spectacle, Aug. 9-20.

STRAUBING: Gäuboden Folk Festival, one of Bavaria’s largest, Aug. 10-20.

WÜRZBURG: Barbarossa Spektakulum, medieval show and jousting, Aug. 10-12, 14-15 and 17-19.

HungaryBADACSONY: Wine weeks, celebrates wines of Lake Balaton, through July 29.

VESZPREM: Vespremfest, music and culture festival, through July 21.

BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, Aug. 8-13.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts at Buda Castle, Aug. 17-20.

IrelandDUBLIN: Street Performance World Championships, through July 22.

KILLARNEY: Summer fest, outdoor family-oriented events, July 27-Aug. 5.

ItalyVINCI: Unicorn Festival, fantasy and medieval fest, July 28-29.

FLORENCE: Feast of San Lorenzo, Piazza San Lorenzo, Aug. 10.

LuxembourgCITY: Blues’n Jazzrallye, Grund and Clausen, free entry, July 21.

VIANDEN: Medieval Fest at the castle, July 28-Aug. 5.

CITY: Street Theater Festival, Aug. 11-12.

GREIVELDANGE: Folklore fest, Aug. 15.

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

LICHTENVORDE: Zwarte Cross, music festival, stunts and motocross, July 20-22.

MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, local artists on the banks of the Meuse, July 27-28.

ROTTERDAM: Summer Carnival, July 27-28.

HAARLEM: Culinair, restaurants present themselves on the Grote Markt, Aug. 2-5.

PortugalCOIMBRA: Arts Festival, through July 29.

AZORES: Red Bull Cliff Diving, Vila Franca, July 21.

LISBON: Tall ships in port, through July 22.

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 12.

ScotlandEDINBURGH: Jazz and blues festival, July 20-29.

TIREE: Music Festival, July 21-22.

GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, July 25-29.

PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, July 27-29.

EDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 3-25.

EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe, Aug. 3-27.

GLASGOW: Piping Festival, Aug. 6-12.

EDINBURGH: International Festival, Aug. 9-Sept. 2.

SpainTORTOSA: Renaissance festival, July 19-22.

LA VILLAJOYOSA: Moors and Christians Fiesta, July 24-31.

CADIZ: Tall ships in port, July 26-29.

A CORUNA: Tall ships in port, Aug. 10-13.

BARCELONA: Festa de Sant Roc, street party in the Bari Gotic, Aug. 12-16.

SwitzerlandBASEL: Tattoo, through July 21.

LOCARNO: Film Festival, Aug. 1-11.

ZURICH: Street parade, Aug. 11.

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