AustriaVIENNA: Wies’n fest in the Prater, through Oct. 7.

VIENNA: Night Run, 5-km run and Nordic walking, benefits charity, Sept. 29.

VIENNA: Photo Marathon, photo competition, starts 9 a.m. at Messe Wien, Sept. 29.

GALTÜR: International Alpine Cheese Olympics, Sept. 29.

LINZ: Urfahraner Herbstmarkt, large volksfest, Sept. 29-Oct. 7.

COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 6.

SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts throughout city, Oct. 10-14.

STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 13-14.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 4.

VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 7.

BelgiumBRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Beer, tasting beer at the Museum of Fantastic Art, Sept. 29-30.

BRUGGE: KookEet, Culinary specialties on market square, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

BRUGGE: Jazz Brugge, tickets required, Oct. 4-7.

BRUSSELS: Fotofever, European photography art fair, Tour & Taxis, Oct. 4-7.

MOUSCRON: Fete des Hurlus, folk festival on the Grand-Place, Oct. 5-7.

BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, cultural program through the night, Oct. 6.

BRUSSELS: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 7.

BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19-22.

DIKSMUIDE: beer festival, Oct. 13-20.

MARBEHAN: International Festival of Beers with Character, Oct. 20-21.

Czech RepublicKARLSTEJN: Wine festival at the castle, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, Oct. 8-20.

CESKÝ KRUMLOV: Festival of Baroque Art, music and theatrical productions, Oct. 5-7.

PRAGUE: Tina b. — The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Oct. 17-31.

PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 3.

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.

EnglandYORK: York Food Festival, includes local produce and wine, through Sept. 30.

MANCHESTER: Food and Drink Festival, through Oct. 7.

LONDON: Raindance Film Festival, indie film fest at the Apollo Piccadilly Circus, through 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.

MELTON MOWBRAY: East Midlands Food and Drink Festival, Cattle Market, tickets required, Oct. 6-7.

LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 12-27.

PETERBOROUGH: East of England Autumn Show, livestock and country crafts, tickets required, Oct. 14.

DUXFORD: Autumn Air Show, Imperial War Museum, tickets required, Oct. 14.

LONDON: NFL fan rally on Trafalgar Square, Oct. 22; precedes Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears game at Wembley Stadium, Oct. 23.

LONDON: MCM Expo: London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.


BARR (ALSACE): grape harvest festival, Oct. 5-7.

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: Paris Motor Show, Port de Versailles Expo Center, Sept. 29-Oct. 14.

PARIS: La Grande Classique, walk from the Eiffel Tower to Versailles, registration necessary, Sept. 30.

PARIS: Nuit Blanche, strolling along the banks of the Seine and city views, free, Oct. 6.

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.

GermanyNUREMBERG: Autumn market, through Sept. 30.

AMBERG: Michaeli Dult, Volksfest, through Oct. 3.

BONN: Klangwelle, show of music, water, fire, light and lasers, Münsterplatz, through Oct. 3.

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through 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.

LUDWIGSBURG: Antikmeile, antiques market, Sept. 29-30.

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.

NEUSTADT: Jahrmarkt, fun fair, Oct. 2-14; wine and sekt meeting at Hetzelplatz, Oct. 11-15; vintners parade, Oct. 14.

HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, Oct. 2-Nov. 10.

NUREMBERG: City Run, mass running event with half-marathon and family competitions, Oct. 3.

TÜBINGEN: Rubber duck race, Oct. 6.

FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, free open air music program, Oct. 6.

BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, Oct. 10-21.

WEIMAR: Onion Market, Oct. 12-14.

ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Middle Ages market, Rennwiese, Oct. 13-14.

STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, theaters, clubs and cultural spots open late hours, Oct. 20.

HungaryBUDAPEST: Pálinka and Sausage Festival, Buda castle, Oct. 4-7.

IrelandCLIFDEN: Arts Festival, celebrates music, literature, and theater, through Sept. 30.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaking festival, through Oct. 7.

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.

CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-29.

ItalyFLORENCE: Free concert, Iggy & The Stooges headlines, Piazza della Republica, Sept. 27.

BOLZANO/BOZEN: Storytelling Festival, in German, Italian and English, through Sept. 30.

FLORENCE: International European Market, Piazza S. Croce, Oct. 4-7.

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.

TURIN: Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, culinary fair at Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, Oct. 25-29.

MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 28.

LuxembourgREMICH: Half marathon on the Route du Vin, Sept. 30.

CITY: Museum night, Oct. 13.

VIANDEN: Nut market, Oct. 14.

NetherlandsAMSTERDAM: Off Centre, festival of new electronic music at the Melkweg, through Sept. 29.

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

ROTTERDAM: Netherlands Military Tattoo, Ahoy, tickets required, Sept. 26-30.

SCHEVENINGEN: Kite Festival, Sept. 29-30.

LEIDEN: Ontzet, fun fair, market, parade and concerts, Oct. 2-3.

AMSTERDAM: International Jewish Music Competition, Oct. 10-14.

AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 14.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, world’s biggest club festival for electronic music, Oct. 17-21.

AMSTERDAM: Museum Night, Nov. 3.

ScotlandDUFFTOWN: Speyside Autumn Whisky Festival, tastings and Scottish culture, through Oct. 1.

GLASGOW: Americana Festival, features musicians from Austin, Texas, Oct. 3-7.

ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, Oct. 5-7.

GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, exhibition center, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 19-21.

EDINBURGH: Edindocs, documentary film festival, Cameo Cinema, Oct. 19-21.

EDINBURGH: Document 10, international human rights film festival, Oct. 19-28.

EDINBURGH: Storytelling Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Oct. 19-28.

SpainSAN SEBASTIÁN: International Film Festival, through Sept. 29.

ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA: San Miguel Fair, through Sept. 30.

SEVILLE: La Bienal, Flamenco festival, through Sept. 30.

ROTA: Fiestas Patronales de Rota, Oct. 4-7.

SITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival, Oct. 4-14.

O’GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 5-14.

NERJA: Feria de Nerja, Oct. 8-12.

CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, Oct. 13-20.

SwitzerlandMENDRISIO: Wine festival, Sept. 28-30.

BELLINZONA: Cheese market and competition, Sept. 28-30.

LEUKERBAD: Swiss country music weekend, Sept. 28-30.

NEUCHÂTEL: Grape harvest festival, Sept. 28-30.

MORGES: Autumn market, Sept. 29.

MARTIGNY: Cow fights, Roman amphitheater, tickets required, Sept. 30.

LUGANO: Autumn festival, Oct. 5-7.

ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Kongresshaus, tickets required, Oct. 5-8.

ZURICH: Contemporary Art Fair, Kongresshaus, tickets required, Oct. 12-14.

This list was updated to be current as of Sept. 27, 2012.

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