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Austriaaustria.infoSEEBODEN: Medieval tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, through Aug. 19.SALZBURG: International Fine Art Fair, through Aug. 19.SAALFELDEN: International Jazz Festival, Aug. 23-26.VIENNA: Gürtel Nightwalk, busy city road becomes musical mile, Aug. 25.LINZ: Ars Electronica, festival for art, technology and society, Aug. 30-Sept. 3.VIENNA: Vienna Classic Days, classic cars throughout city, Sept. 8-9.VIENNA: Vienna Masters 2012, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, Sept. 20-23.

BelgiumBRUSSELS: Summer Festival, music festival in the city’s royal quarter, through Aug. 19.

BRUSSELS: Flower carpet blankets the Grand Place, through Aug.19.

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

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 9.

ANVAING: Festival of 100 beers, Aug. 17-19.

HERGENRATH: Flower Parade, Aug. 21.

GHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance and singer-songwriter festival, Aug. 23-26.

BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American festival, Avenue Louise, Aug. 24-26.

ATH: Procession of the Giants, “giants” re-enact battle of David and Goliath on Saturday, parade of giants on Sunday, Aug. 25-26.

MECHELEN: Maanrock, free outdoor music fest, Aug. 25-26.

BRUSSELS: Beer weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

WERVIK: Celtic Night Geluwe, small folk festival, tickets cost 15 euros, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

SAINT-HUBERT: International hunting and nature days, Sept. 1-2; historical procession 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

Czech RepublicHRADEC KRALOVE: Hip Hop Kemp, through Aug. 18.

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

PRAGUE: Verdi Festival of Italian Opera, State Opera, Aug. 22-Sept. 7.

STRAKONICE: International Bagpipe Festival, Aug. 23-26.

PRAGUE: Dance 2012 Bohemia, folk dance festival, Aug. 23-26.

ZATEC: Celebration of hops and beer, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

PRAGUE: Midsummer night’s dream festival, free concerts by Charles Bridge, Sept. 1-8.

PRAGUE: World Dance Sport Competition, Praha Arena Sparta, Sept. 8-9.

DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: Opera festival, free, Rosenborg Castle, Aug. 18.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 2.

AARHUS: Fest week, with music, theater, literature, food and film, Aug. 31-Sept. 9.

EnglandDUXFORD: American Air Day, showcases the U.S. Air Force in Europe, Aug. 17.

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

BIRMINGHAM: Sky Ride, traffic-free cycling day, Aug. 19.

LONDON: 02 London Mela, celebrates Asian communities, Gunnersbury Park, Aug. 19.

LONDON: Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 26-27.

LONDON: Thames Festival, Sept. 8-9.

FrancePARIS: Paris Plage, beach atmosphere by the Seine, through Aug. 19.

MULHOUSE: Meteo Jazz Festival, through Aug. 25.

CANNES: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 24.

MARSEILLE: Water Jousting Champion-ships, semi-finals Aug. 19, finals Sept. 2.

PARIS: Fete du Ganesh, Indian Festival and Parade, Sept. 2.

GermanyBERLIN: German-American Volksfest, through Aug. 19.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Medieval market, Volkspark, through Aug. 19.

DRESDEN: City Festival, through Aug. 19.

WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, through Aug. 19.

COLOGNE: Gamescom, world’s largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, through Aug. 19.

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

AACHEN: Öcher Bend, summer volksfest at the Bendplatz, through Aug. 20.

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

AACHEN: Across the borders cultural festival, celebrates music, art, dance and fashion, through Aug. 22.

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

WÜRZBURG: Barbarossa Spektakulum, medieval horse and knight’s show performed at 9 p.m. Aug. 17-19.

BUNDENBERG: Altburg Festival, Irish folk festival and Middle Ages market, Aug. 17-19.

FRANKFURT: Sachsenhauser Brunnenfest, Paradiesplatz in old Sachsenhausen, Aug. 17-20.

BAMBERG: Sandkerwa, beer festival, Aug. 23-27.

BAUMHOLDER: Old town fest, Aug. 24-26.

FRANKFURT: Museumsuferfest, cultural fest along the banks of the Main River, Aug. 24-26.

NUREMBERG: Herbsvolksfest, Aug. 24-Sept. 9.

WORMS: Backfischfest, volksfest, Aug. 25-Sept. 2.

AACHEN: Kurpark Classix, open air fest of classical music, Aug. 24-26.

FRANKFURT: Rheingau wine market on the Fressgass, Aug. 29-Sept. 7.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Barbarossa Fest “Swinging Lautern,” free live music program in the city, Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

KARLSRUHE: Bierborse, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

TRIER: Bread and Circuses, Roman festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 8.

PASSAU: Barockspektal Passau Parockt celebrates Baroque with artisan market, parade, music and more, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

HungaryDEBRECEN: Flower carnival, through Aug. 21.

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

BUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival,

Dohany Street Central Synagogue, Aug. 26-Sept. 3.

IrelandKILKENNY: Arts Festival, through Aug. 19.

DUBLIN: Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, through Aug. 19.

TRALEE: Rose of Tralee Festival, Aug. 17-21.

DUBLIN: Tall ships in port, Aug. 23-26.

DUBLIN: Fringe Festival, multidisciplinary arts fest, Sept. 8-23.

ItalySIENA: Palio, Aug. 16.

URBINO: Festa del Duca, medieval festival and games, Aug. 17-19.

SLUDERNO/SHLUDERNS: Medieval games of Alto Adige, Aug. 24-26.

VENICE: La Biennale, international film festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

VENICE: Regata Storica, historical water pageant, Sept. 2.

MAROSTICA: Human chess game, Sept. 7-9.

LuxembourgCITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair on Glacis Square, Aug. 23-Sept. 11.

ECHTERNACH: Europiade, hiking in the German-Luxembourg National Park, Sept. 7-9.

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

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, classical music throughout city, Aug. 10-19.

AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival with independent films, Aug. 22-Sept. 1.

MAASTRICHT: Preuvenemint, culinary festival with a musical program, Aug. 23-26.

ROTTERDAM: City Racing, Formula One cars in city streets, Aug. 26.

COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, thousands of historical buildings open to the public, Sept. 8.

PortugalLISBON: Jazz in August, open-air performances in the Calouste Gulbenkian Garden, through Aug. 14.

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 12.

ScotlandINVERNESS: Inverness Tattoo, through Aug. 11.

GLASGOW: Piping Festival, through Aug. 12.

EDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 25.

EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe, through Aug. 27.

EDINBURGH: International Festival, through Sept. 2.

KIRKINTILLOCH: Canal Festival, Aug. 20-26.

ARBROATH: Bell Rock Blues Festival, free concerts, Aug. 24-26.

STRATHAVEN: Balloon Festival, Aug. 24-26.

EDINBURGH: Sky Ride, cycle through city streets free of traffic, Sept. 8.

SpainA CORUÑA: Tall ships in port, Aug. 10-13.

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

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse racing on beach, Aug. 12-14 and 27-29.

MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, Aug. 13-20.

BUÑOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 29.

SEVILLE: La Bienal, Flamenco festival, Sept. 3-30.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, Sept. 11-16.

BARCELONA: Mercè Festival, Sept. 21-24.

SwitzerlandLOCARNO: Film Festival, through Aug. 11.

BERN: Buskers Bern street music festival, through Aug. 11.

ZURICH: Street parade, Aug. 11.

ZERMATT: Folklore festival, Aug. 11-12.

CHUR: Stadtfest, Aug. 17-19.

ZERMATT: International Matterhorn Run, Aug. 26.

ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 1.

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