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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.


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