Festivals & events
September 19, 2012
AustriaVIENNA: Vienna Masters 2012, Global Champions Tour, horse riding and show jumping tournament, through Sept. 23.
VIENNA: Red Bull Flight Day, flight shows, Brigittenauer Bucht, starts 11 a.m., Sept. 23.
SALZBURG: St. Rupert’s Fair, traditional country fair by the cathedral, through Sept. 24.
VIENNA: Wies’n fest in the Prater, Sept. 27-Oct. 7.
VIENNA: Night Run, 5-km run and Nordic walking, benefits charity, Sept. 29.
VIENNA: Photo Marathon, photo competition for nonprofessionals, 9 a.m. at Messe Wien, Sept. 29.
GALTÜR: International Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 29.
COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 6.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts throughout city, Oct. 10-14.
VIENNA: Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 7.
BelgiumBRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, offers free entry and a chance to meet artists, Conrad Brussels Hotel, Sept. 21-23.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Beer, beer tasting and an unusual program at the Museum of Fantastic Art, Sept. 29-30.
BRUGES: KookEet, Culinary specialties on market square, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
MOUSCRON: Fete des Hurlus, folk festival on the Grand-Place, Oct. 5-7.
BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, cultural program through the night, Oct. 6.
BRUGgE: Jazz Brugge, tickets required, Oct. 4-7.
BRUSSELS: Fotofever, European photography art fair, Tour & Taxis, Oct. 4-7.
MARBEHAN: International Festival of Beers with Character, Oct. 20-21.
Czech RepublicKARLSTEJN: Wine festival at the castle, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
CESKÝ KRUMLOV: Festival of Baroque Art, music and theatrical productions, Oct. 5-7.
PRAGUE: Tina B. — The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Oct. 17-31.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: Blues Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late openings at museums and cultural venues, Oct. 12.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 12-28.
EnglandMANCHESTER: Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 21-Oct. 7.
YORK: York Food Festival, includes local produce and wine, Sept. 21-30.
LONDON: Open House London, public access to private venues, Sept. 22.
LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, cakes, breads and baking expo, Earl’s Court, Sept. 22-23.
LONDON: Raindance Film Festival, indie film fest at the Apollo Cinema, Sept. 26-Oct. 7.
LONDON: London Tattoo Convention, Tobacco Dock, Sept. 28-30.
SNAPE MALTINGS: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Sept. 29-30.
LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 3-5.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, traditional fair with free admission, Forest Recreation Ground, Oct. 3-7.
FranceSTRASBOURG: European bric-a-brac and antiques fair, Parc des Expositions, Sept. 22-23.
PARIS: Biennale des Antiquaires, prestigious antiques fair at the Grand Palais, through Sept. 23.
STRASBOURG: L’Ososphere, festival of electronic music, La Laiterie, tickets required, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 6.
METZ: International Fair, offers items for home, garden, beauty and more, Parc des Expositions, Sept. 28-Oct. 8.
PARIS: La Grande Classique, walk from the Eiffel Tower to Versailles, registration necessary, Sept. 30.
PARIS: Fete des Vendages, wine festival in Montmartre district, Oct. 10-14.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, Oct. 18-20.
METZ: Flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 20.
GermanyHAMBURG: Reeperbahn Festival, music and culture, through Sept. 22.
NUREMBERG: Old Town Festival, through Sept. 24.
NUREMBERG: Autumn market, through Sept. 30.
WIESBADEN: Ebsch Seit Lauf, 5-mile run through rival city of Mainz, 6 p.m., Sept. 20.
AMBERG: Michaeli Dult, Volksfest, Sept. 21-Oct. 3.
COLOGNE: Music Night, 100 concerts in 25 venues, tickets needed, Sept. 22.
BONN: Klangwelle, show of music, water, fire, light and lasers, Münsterplatz, Sept. 22-Oct. 3.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, Sept. 22-Oct. 7.
WIESBADEN: City Fest, includes concerts and autumn-and-crafts market, Sept. 28-30.
DÜSSELDORF: Lichterfest im Ständehauspark, festival of light and music, Sept. 28-30.
STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, huge beer festival and fun fair, Wasen, Sept. 28-Oct. 14.
HEIDELBERG: Autumn Fair, Sept. 29.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Middle Ages Market, Sept. 29-30.
BONN: Bonn Fest, music, fashion and food stalls, Sept. 29-30.
BERLIN: BMW Berlin Marathon, Sept. 30.
FURTH: Michaelis Kirchweih, Sept. 29-Oct. 10.
TÜBINGEN: Rubber duck race, Oct. 6.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, Oct. 10-21.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, Oct. 2-Nov. 10.
NEUSTADT: Jahrmarkt, fun fair, Oct. 2-14; wine and sekt meeting at Hetzelplatz, Oct. 11-15; vintners parade, Oct. 14.
NUREMBERG: City Run, mass running event with half-marathon and family competitions, Oct. 3.
FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, free open-air music program, Oct. 6.
WEIMAR: Onion Market, Oct. 12-14.
ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Middle Ages market, Rennwiese, Oct. 13-14.
HungaryBUDAPEST: Sweet Days Chocolate and Sweets Festival, Buda Castle, Sept. 20-23.
BUDAPEST: Pálinka and Sausage Festival, Buda Castle, Oct. 4-7.
IrelandDUBLIN: Fringe Festival, multidisciplinary arts fest, through Sept. 23.
CORK: International Short Story Festival, through Sept. 23.
CLIFDEN: Arts Festival, celebrates music, literature, and theater, through Sept. 30.
LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, through Oct. 7.
DUBLIN: Culture Night, free activities at museums and galleries in Dublin and throughout the country, Sept. 21.
CLONAKILTY: International Guitar Festival, Sept. 21-23.
DUBLIN: Guinness Arthur’s Day, top musical acts perform in pubs in Dublin and throughout the country, Sept. 27.
DINGLE: Dingle Peninsula Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 4-7.
CORK: Cork Folk Festival, Oct. 4-7.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, more than 100 properties open to the public, Oct. 5-7.
ItalyFLORENCE: Wine town, highlights wine culture, Sept. 21-22.
VERONA: Tocati, international festival of street games, Sept. 21-23.
FLORENCE: Free concert, Iggy & The Stooges headlines, Piazza della Republica, Sept. 27.
BOLZANO/BOZEN: International Storytelling Festival, in German, Italian and English, Sept. 27-30.
BARDOLINO: Wine festival, Oct. 4-8.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, Oct. 6-Nov. 18.
TRIESTE: Barcolana, sailing regatta, Oct. 14.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, chocolate exhibition, Oct. 19-28.
LuxembourgREMICH: Half marathon on the Route du Vin, Sept. 30.
CITY: Museum night, Oct. 13.
VIANDEN: nut market, Oct. 14.
NetherlandsLIMBURG: World Cycling Championships, through Sept. 23.
VENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.
AMSTERDAM: Africa in the Picture, festival of African film at the Westergasfabriek, Sept. 24-27.
AMSTERDAM: Off Centre, festival of new electronic music at the Melkweg, Sept. 27-29.
SCHEVENINGEN: Kite Festival, Sept. 29-30.
ROTTERDAM: Netherlands Military Tattoo, tickets required, Sept. 26-30.
LEIDEN: Ontzet, fun fair, market, parade and concerts, Oct. 2-3.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 14.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, world’s biggest club festival for electronic music, Oct. 17-21.
ScotlandEDINBURGH: Quilt fair, Royal Highland Showground, Sept. 21-23.
DUFFTOWN: Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.
GLASGOW: Americana Festival, features musicians from Austin, Texas, Oct. 3-7.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Document 10, international grass roots human rights film festival, Oct. 19-28.
SpainLONGROÑO: Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, through Sept. 22.
VILLAMARTIN: Cattle fair and San Mateo fiestas, through Sept. 24.
SEVILLE: La Bienal, Flamenco festival, through Sept. 30.
SEVILLE: Feria de San Miguel, Sept. 21-23.
BARCELONA: Mercè Festival, Sept. 21-24.
SAN SEBASTIÁN: International Film Festival, Sept. 21-29.
ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA: San Miguel Fair, Sept. 26-30.
O’GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 5-14.
CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, Oct. 13-20.
SwitzerlandBASEL: Marathon, Sept. 23.
BELLINZONA: Cheese market and competition, Sept. 28-30.
LEUKERBAD: Swiss country music weekend, Sept. 28-30.
NEUCHÂTEL: Grape harvest festival, Sept. 28-30.
ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Zurich Congress House, tickets required, Oct. 5-8.
FRIBOURG: International Guitar Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 6.
ZURICH: International Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 12-14.
This list was updated as of Sept. 20, 2012.