Festivals & events
Stars and Stripes October 3, 2012
AustriaSALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts throughout city, through Oct. 14.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 13 & 14.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 4.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 24-28.
VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 7.
BelgiumZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 13.
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 13 & 20.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19-22.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, International Festival of Beers with Character, Oct. 20-21.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 28.
Czech RepublicKARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, through Oct. 20.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 15-20.
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: Culture Night, late openings at museums and cultural venues, Oct. 12.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 12-28.
EnglandLONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, Oct. 11-14.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 12-27.
LONDON: Rum Experience — The UK Rumfest, Excel Centre, tickets necessary, Oct. 13-14.
PETERBOROUGH: East of England Autumn Show, livestock and country crafts show, East of England Showground, 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: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 25-28.
LONDON: MCM Expo, London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
LONDON: Diwali celebrations, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 28.
FrancePARIS: Paris Motor Show, Port de Versailles Expo Center, through Oct. 14.
PARIS: La Fete des Regions, food and wines from different regions of France, Place Stalingrad, Oct. 5-7.
BARR (ALSACE): Grape harvest festival, Oct. 5-7.
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.
CHUSCLAN: Les Vendages de L’Histoire, historical wine fest in the Rhone Valley, Oct. 13-14.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, Oct. 18-20.
PARIS: FIAC, Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Oct. 18-21.
PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Oct. 18-22.
METZ: Flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 20.
GermanySTUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, huge beer festival and fun fair, Wasen, through Oct. 14.
NEUSTADT: Jahrmarkt, fun fair, through Oct. 14; wine and sekt meeting at Hetzelplatz, Oct. 11-15; vintner’s parade, Oct. 14.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 10.
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.
BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse, food, drink and lifestyle presentation at the Kurhaus, tickets necessary, Oct. 12-14.
PIESPORT: Wine fest at the Roman wine press, Oct. 12-14.
WEIMAR: Onion Market, Oct. 12-14.
FRANKFURT: Book Fair, open to public, Messegelände, tickets necessary, Oct. 13-14.
ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Middle Ages market, Rennwiese, Oct. 13-14.
STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, theaters, clubs and cultural spots open late hours, Oct. 20.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 20.
MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 20-28.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of best wines of the region, Schifffahrtsmuseum, tickets necessary, Oct. 26-28.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 28.
HungaryBUDAPEST: Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival, through Oct. 14.
IrelandKINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 12-14.
GALWAY: Comedy Festival, Oct. 24-29.
SLIGO: Sligo Live - Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, Oct. 24-29.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-29.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, literary event with street animation and Gothic spectacle, Oct. 27-29.
ItalyALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through 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.
MILAN: Celtic new year celebrations, Castello Sforzesco, Oct. 26-28.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 28.
LuxembourgCITY: Museum night, Oct. 13.
VIANDEN: Nut market, Oct. 14.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht gët gebrannt — Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Oct. 27.
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM: International Jewish Music Competition, through Oct. 14.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 14.
EINDHOVEN: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 14.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, world’s biggest club festival for electronic music, Oct. 17-21.
AMSTERDAM: Museum Night, Nov. 3.
ScotlandGLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Edindocs, documentary film festival, Cameo Cinema, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Document 10, international grass roots human rights film festival, Oct. 19-28.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Oct. 19-28.
SpainSITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival, through Oct. 14.
O’GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 5-14.
NERJA: Feria de Nerja, Oct. 8-12.
CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, Oct. 13-20.
SwitzerlandLUCERNE: Määs Autumn Fair, through Oct. 21.
ZURICH: Contemporary Art Fair, Kongresshaus, tickets required, Oct. 12-14.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 13.