Here are events for Aug. 23, 2012, and beyond.
AustriaSAALFELDEN: International Jazz Festival, through Aug. 26.
VIENNA: Gürtel Nightwalk, busy city road becomes musical mile, Aug. 25.
BASEL: Theater festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 8.
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.
BelgiumGHENT: Boombal Festival, folk dance and singer-songwriter festival, through Aug. 26.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, through Sept. 9.
BRUSSELS: Fiesta Latina, South American festival, Avenue Louise, Aug. 24-26.
ATH: Procession of the Giants, giant figures re-enact the 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.
LESSINES: Renaissance Festival, Sept. 1-2.
SAINT-HUBERT: International hunting and nature days, Sept. 1-2; historical procession 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2.
Czech RepublicSTRAKONICE: International Bagpipe Festival, through Aug. 26.
PRAGUE: Dance 2012 Bohemia, folk dance festival, through Aug. 26.
PRAGUE: Verdi Festival of Italian Opera, State Opera, through Sept. 7.
ZATEC: Celebration of hops and beer, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Queen Eliška Celebrations, medieval fair, Aug. 31-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.
DenmarkTONDER: Tonder Festival, highlights folk music, through Aug. 26.
HORSENS: European Medieval Festival, Aug. 24-25.
COPENHAGEN: Strom, electronic music festival, free outdoor concerts in Enghaveparken, Aug. 24-25.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 24-Sept. 2.
AARHUS: Fest week, with music, theater, literature, food and film, Aug. 31-Sept. 9.
COPENHAGEN: Blues Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
EnglandPETERBOROUGH: CAMRA Beer Festival, The Embankment, Bishops Road, through Aug. 25.
IPSWICH: NASC Street Rod Nationals, custom auto show, Aug. 24-27.
LIVERPOOL: Mathew Street Music Festival, free, with international musicians, Aug. 26-27.
SHEFFIELD: Jubilee Fayre, Norfolk Heritage Park, free entry, Aug. 26-27.
LONDON: Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 26-27.
ISLE OF WIGHT: Bestival, boutique music festival with attendees in fancy dress, Sept. 6-9.
LONDON: Thames Festival, Sept. 8-9.
FranceMULHOUSE: Meteo Jazz Festival, through Aug. 25.
CANNES: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 24.
LILLE: Braderie, giant flea market, Sept. 1-2.
MARSEILLE: Water Jousting Championships, Sept. 2.
PARIS: Fete du Ganesh, Indian Festival and Parade, Sept. 2.
PARIS: Biennale des Antiquaires, prestigious antiques fair at the Grand Palais, Sept. 14-23.
PARIS: Techno Parade, Sept. 15.
PARIS: La Grande Classique, walk from the Eiffel Tower to Versailles, registration necessary, Sept. 30.
GermanyBAMBERG: Sandkerwa, beer festival, through Aug. 27.
MAINZ: Wine fest in Stadtpark, through Aug. 26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
KASSEL: (d)OCUMENTA(13), contemporary art, through Sept. 16.
AACHEN: Kurpark Classix, open air fest of classical music, Aug. 24-26.
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.
FRANKFURT: Rheingau wine market on the Fressgass, Aug. 29-Sept. 7.
STUTTGART: Wine Village, Aug. 29-Sept. 9.
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.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations, Sept. 1.
RUSSELSHEIM: Mainland Games, Scottish Highland games, Sept. 1-2.
AACHEN: European Market with arts, crafts and designers, city center near cathedral, free entry, Sept. 1-2.
AACHEN: Domspringen, pole vaulting in the area between the town hall and cathedral, Sept. 5.
BONN: Pützchens Markt, fun fair and market in Beuel-Pützchen district, Sept. 6-11.
LUDWIGSBURG: Venetian Fair, Sept. 7-9.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wurstmarkt, huge wine fest, Sept. 7-11 and 14-17.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, Sept. 7-8.
OBERWESEL: Rhine in Flames, Sept. 8.
ST. GOAR: St. Goarshausen, Rhine in Flames, Sept. 15.
TRIER: Museum Night, Sept. 15.
ULM: Night of Culture, Sept. 15.
NUREMBERG: Old Town Festival, Sept. 13-24.
NUREMBERG: autumn market, Sept. 13-30.
SAARBRÜCKEN: Gourmet marathon and half-marathon, Sept. 16.
HungaryBUDAPEST: Jewish Summer Festival, Dohany Street Central Synagogue, Aug. 26-Sept. 3.
BUDAPEST: International wine festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 12-16.
BUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 20-23.
IrelandDUBLIN: Tall ships in port, through Aug. 26.
DUBLIN: Fringe Festival, multidisciplinary arts fest, Sept. 8-23.
DUBLIN: Culture Night, museums, churches and cultural institutions offer free entertainment, Sept. 21.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, Aug. 31-Oct. 7.
ItalySLUDERNO/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.
SOAVE: Festa dell’Uva, wine festival, Sept. 14-16.
LuxembourgCITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair on Glacis Square, through Sept. 11.
ECHTERNACH: Europiade, hiking in the German-Luxembourg National Park, Sept. 7-9.
REMICH: Half marathon on the Route du Vin, Sept. 30.
NetherlandsVENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.
AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, open air film festival with independent films, through Sept. 1.
MAASTRICHT: Preuvenemint, culinary festival with a musical program, through Aug. 26.
ROTTERDAM: City Racing, Formula 1 cars in city streets, Aug. 26.
COUNTRYWIDE: Heritage Days, thousands of historical buildings open to the public, Sept. 8.
LICHTENVOORDE: Flower Parade, Sept. 9.
PortugalSINTRA: World Bodyboarding Championships, Aug. 25-Sept. 2.
ScotlandEDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, through Aug. 25.
KIRKINTILLOCH: Canal Festival, through Aug. 26.
EDINBURGH: Festival Fringe, through Aug. 27.
EDINBURGH: International Festival, through Sept. 2.
ARBROATH: Bell Rock Blues Festival, more than 30 bands offer free concerts, Aug. 24-26.
STRATHAVEN: Balloon Festival, Aug. 24-26.
BRAEMAR: Braemar Gathering, highland games, Sept. 1.
PITLOCHRY: Highland games, Sept. 8.
EDINBURGH: Sky Ride, cycle through city streets free of traffic, Sept. 8.
SpainBILBAO: Aste Nagusia, fiesta, through Aug. 26.
MORELLA: Sexenni, festival and pilgrimage held every six years, through Aug. 27.
SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse racing on the beach, Aug. 27-29.
BUÑOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 29.
VILLAFRANCA DE PENEDES: Festa Major, includes human pyramids, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.
SEVILLE: La Bienal, Flamenco festival, Sept. 3-30.
BAZA: Cascamorras Festival, Sept. 6-9.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fiestas de la Vendimia, Sept. 11-16.
LONGROÑO: Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-22.
BARCELONA: Mercè Festival, Sept. 21-24.
SwitzerlandST. URSEN: Highland Games, Swiss Championships, Aug. 24-26.
ZURICH: Town Fest in Niederdorf, Aug. 24-26.
ZERMATT: International Matterhorn Run, Aug. 26.
BASEL: International Theater Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 9.
BIEL/BIENNE: Old Town Fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
ZURICH: Long Night of Museums, Sept. 1.