Festivals & Events
This summer in Europe, the events are sizzling! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of July 17, 2015. It's best to verify details with local tourism boards or event organizers before traveling.
AUSTRIAISCHGL: Silvretta Run 3000, Alpine trail running event, through July 18.
SPITZ: Marillenkirtag, festival celebrates the apricot-like fruit, through July 19.
VIENNA: Vienna Harley Days, through July 19.
GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 26.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open air performances of Aida, through Aug. 15.
VIENNA: Impuls Tanz Festival, international dance festival, through Aug. 16.
KEMATEN IN TIROL: Tiroler Highland Games, Blumenpark Seidemann, July 18.
VIENNA: Holi Festival of Colors, Donauinsel, July 18.
ZELL AM SEE: NostalRad, cycling on vintage bikes, July 18.
SALZBURG: Salzburger Festspiele, opera, drama and concerts, July 18-Aug. 30.
GROSSGLOCKNER: Grossglockner Bike Challenge July 18; Grossglockner Berglauf, 12.67 km foot race up mountain, July 19.
KREMS: Glatt und Verkehrt, world music festival, July 22-26.
BREGENZ: Festspiele, opera on Lake Constance, July 22-Aug. 23.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 23-25.
VIENNA: Popfest Wien, July 23-26.
ISCHGL: Ischgl Ironbike, July 24-25.
REUTTE: Knights Games and Middle Ages market, Ehrenberg Castle, July 24-26.
VILLACH: Villacher Kirchtag, traditional fest, July 26-Aug. 2.
KLAGENFURT: Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, European championships, July 28-Aug. 2.
STEYR: Musikfestival Steyr, open air musical performances, July 30-Aug. 15.
GRAZ: La Strada , street festival, July 31-Aug. 8.
VIENNA: Afrika Tage, African culture fest, Donauinsel, July 31-Aug. 16.
LECH: Lech Classic Festival, celebrates classical music, Aug. 4-8.
SEEBODEN: Medieval market and jousting tournaments at Sommeregg Castle, Aug. 4-23.
KLAGENFURT: Old Town Magic Festival, Aug. 7-8.
ST. POLTEN: Frequency Festival, contemporary music festival, Aug. 20-22.
ST. ANTON: Filmfest St. Anton- Mountain-People-Adventure, showcases mountain sports, Aug. 26-29.
SAALFELDEN: Jazz Festival Saalfelden, contemporary jazz fest, Aug. 27-30.
BREGENZ: Hafengenuss, harbour festival with music and gourmet treats, Aug. 28-30.
VIENNA: Summer Break, party weekend and street festival, Aug. 28-30.
VIENNA: Guertel Nightwalk, live music in the streets, Aug. 29.
VIENNA: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet outdoor dining high above city, Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 and 6.
BELGIUMGHENT: Ghent Jazz Festival, through July 18.
CHIMAY: Classic Bikes Chimay, includes concerts and parade of motorcycles, through July 19.
CINEY: Ciney Antiques Fair, Expo, through July 19.
DOUR: The Dour Festival, all genres of music featured, through July 19.
PEER: Blues Peer, blues and soul festival, through July 19.
SPA: Francofolies, shows by French speaking singers, through July 20.
GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, through July 26.
MONS: Sunflower maze, Grand-Place, through July 26.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Péniches, through Aug. 9.
OSTEND: Sand Sculpture Festival, this year’s theme is Disney’s Frozen, through Sept. 6.
BRUSSELS: Foire de Midi, fun fair, Porte de Halle, July 18-Aug. 23.
BRUGGES: Triple Days, festival on market square, July 19-21.
OSTEND: Belgian Fireworks Championships, July 20, 21 and 27 and Aug. 3, 10, 15 and 17.
BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, daily except Mondays, July 22-Sept. 6.
ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, carnival and culture fest, July 24-25.
BOOM: Tomorrowland, fantasy and electronic music festival, July 24-26.
LIBRAMONT: Agricultural Fair, July 24-27.
SPA: 24 Hours of Spa, endurance auto race, Francorchamps Formula 1 circuit, July 25-26.
BERTRIX: Demo Forest, logging and fishing demonstrations, July 28-29.
ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 1.
LIEGE: Micro Festival, music festival, Place des Deportes, Aug. 7-8.
ANTWERP: Antwerp Pride Parade, Aug. 8.
BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, folklore event, Aug. 9.
BRUSSELS: Flowertime, floral decorations at the Town Hall, Aug. 13-16.
BORNEM: Dodentocht, 100 km overnight walking challenge, Aug. 14-15.
TOURNAI: Salon de Antiquaires, antique and flea market, Expo, Aug. 14-16.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, eclectic music fest, Aug. 14-23.
DINANT: Bathtub Regatta, Aug. 15.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Games Festival, free fest offers games for all ages, Aug. 15-16.
ATH: Ducasse D’Ath, giants parade, Aug. 23.
CROATIAZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, through July 19.
ZAGREB: Courtyard festival, open doors in city’s private gardens, through July 26.
SPLIT: Dinner in the Sky, dining while suspended in the air by crane, through Aug. 23.
OPATIJA: The Imperial City, historical festival, July 18-19.
PULA: Pula Film Festival, July 18-25.
RAB: The Fjera of Rab, ancient games of chivalry, July 25-27.
MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, July 25-29.
CRICVENICE: Adriatica Folk Fest, Aug. 19-23.
OPATIJA: Liburnia Film Festival, screens documentary films, Aug. 25-29.
PULA: Dimensions Festival, electronic music fest, Fort Punta Christo, Aug. 26-30.
KOPRIVNICA: Renaissance festival, Aug. 27-30.
CZECH REPUBLICPRAGUE: International Street Theater Festival, through July 18.
OSTRAVA: Colours of Ostrava, multi-genre music fest, through July 19.
VELCA NAD VELICKOU: Hornace slavnosti, folkloric celebration, through July 19.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 23-26.
PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, July 24-25.
PRAGUE: Advik, festival of Japanese culture, Modra Scola, July 30-Aug.4.
BRNO: International Guitar Festival, Aug. 9-14.
TELC: Historical celebrations of Zacharias of Hradec and Catherine of Wallenstein, historical re-enactments, Aug. 14-15.
PRAGUE: Prague Pride March, Aug. 15.
PRAGUE: Letni Letna, festival of circus arts and theatre, Aug. 16-Sept. 3.
HRADEC KRAVOLE: Hip Hop Kent, open air concert, Aug. 20-22.
TRUTNOV: Open Air Trutnov, outdoor music fest with Woodstock atmosphere, Aug. 20-23.
AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, through July 18.
JELS: Viking Plays, open air performances, through July 19.
COPENHAGEN: Santa Claus Congress, Bakken, July 20-22.
AARHUS: Moesgard Viking Moot, July 25-26.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Opera Festival, July 26-Aug. 2.
KONGENS NYTORV: Copenhagen Summer Festival, classical chamber music by young talents, Charlottenborg Festsaal, Aug. 2-13.
COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbor, music dance and theatre, Aug. 7-9.
COPENHAGEN: Stroem Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 8-15.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, food festival, Aug. 21-30.
ENGLANDLONDON: Lovebox, music festival, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, through July 18.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: The Royal International Air Tattoo, world’s largest military airshow, RAF Fairford, through July 19.
KNUTSFORD: Foodies Festival, Tatton Park, through July 19.
LONDON: London Film and Comic Con, Olympia, through July 19.
LONDON: Citadel Festival, art festival, Victoria Park, July 19.
WESTENHANGER: The War and Peace Revival, military and vintage festival, Folkestone Racecourse, July 22-26.
FAKENHAM: Fenlanders HOG, Harley Davidson rally and concerts, July 23-26.
HUNTINGDON: The Secret Garden Party, family festival, July 23-26.
PORTSMOUTH: America’s Cup World Series, July 23-26.
WARWICK: Warwick Folk Festival, July 23-26.
CASTLE HILL: Somersault, festival celebrates music, adventure and outdoor living, July 23-27.
WHITSTABLE: Oyster Festival, July 23-Aug. 2.
LONDON: Foodies Festival, Clapton Common, July 24-26.
MALMESBURY: WOMAD Festival, World of Music, Arts and Dance fest, Charlton Park, July 24-26.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Mega Mela, festival of South Asian culture, July 25-26.
ST ANNES: St Annes Kite Festival, July 25-26.
SUNDERLAND: Sunderland International Airshow, July 25-26.
LONDON: Summer opening of Buckingham Palace, July 25-Sept. 25.
NANTWICH: The Nantwich Show, agricultural show and world's largest cheese show, July 29.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, July 30-Aug. 2.
LONDON: RideLondon, auto free cycling day, Aug. 1.
LONDON: London Triathlon, Aug. 8-9.
LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 11-15.
ASCOT: Red Bull Air Race, Aug. 15-16.
NEW CHURCH: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, food festival, Aug. 15-16.
LONDON: The Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 30-31.
ESTONIATALLINN: Maritime Days, festival, through July 19.
FINLANDHYRYNSALMI: Swamp Soccer World Championships, through July 18.
PORI: Pori Jazz, through July 19.
HELSINKI: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet outdoor dining high above city, through July 18 and Aug. 4-16.
KVARNBO: Viking Market, Finland’s biggest, July 23-25.
HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 14-16.
SAVONLINNA: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Aug. 22.
OULU: Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 26-28.
FRANCEJUAN-LES-PINS: Jazz a Juan, international jazz festival, through July 19.
MULHOUSE: Scenes de Rue, street festival, through July 19.
SEEBACH: Streiselhochzeit, traditional wedding ceremony, through July 19.
PARIS: Paris Jazz Festival, Parc Floral, Saturdays and Sundays through July 26.
COUNTRYWIDE: Tour de France, this year’s route passes through cities of Arras, Amiens, Abbeville, Le Havre, Livarot, Fougeres, Rennes and others, through July 26.
PARIS: Fete des Tuileries, fun fair at Jardin des Tuileries, through Aug. 23.
ROUFFACH: Witch Festival, July 18.
CRAPONE-SUR-ARZON: Festival Country Rendez-Vous, with U.S. performers, July 24-26.
BITCHE: European Middle Ages festival, Citadel, July 25-26.
MARCIAC: Jazz in Marciac Festival, July 27-Aug. 16.
BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, folklore and culture fest, July 29-Aug. 2.
ROCHE-SUR-FORON: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, July 29-Aug. 2.
COLMAR: Alsace Wine Fair, Aug. 7-16.
LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 7-16.
DAX: Dax Feria, folk music and bull running, Aug. 12-16.
MARLENHEIM: The Marriage of Old Fritz, historical festival, Aug. 14-15.
GERMANYBAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival, through July 19.
GREMMIN: Melt! Festival, lakeside music fest, Ferropolis, through July 19.
IDSTEIN: Idstein Jazzfestival, through July 19.
MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, open air performances and social engagement, Olympiapark Sued, through July 19.
SAARBRUECKEN: Altstadtfest, music and street festival, through July 19.
WUERZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, through July 19.
DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, children’s historical festival, through July 22.
KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, through July 19 and 24-26.
DUESSELDORF: Schuetzen und Heimat Fest, volksfest and fun fair, through July 26.
REGENSBURG: Thurn und Taxis Palace Festival, showcases theater, through July 26.
HAVELBERG: BUGA 2015, Federal Garden Show by the Havel River, through Oct. 11.
FRANKFURT: Holi Festival of Colors, Hessen Stadion, July 18.
MAINZ: Mainz Ole, live music and summer party, July 18.
MARKTREDWITZ: Altstadtfest, street festival, July 18.
STUTTGART: Mixery Hip Hop Open, Reitstadion, July 18.
WEINHEIM: Highland games and middle ages market, Bonhoeferschule, July 18.
BAYREUTH: African-Caribbean Festival, inner city, July 18-19.
HAMBURG: World Triathlon Hamburg, billed as world’s biggest, July 18-19.
NUREMBERG: Tucher Brauereifest, free concerts and fest, July 18-19.
ULM: Ulm Schwoerwochenende, July 18-20, traditional celebrations include serenade of lights on the Danube July 18 and Nabada July 20.
MUNICH: Opera for All, free performance on Marstallplatz July 18 and live broadcast at Max-Joseph-Platz July 31.
COLOGNE: Deutsche Post Ladies Run, 5 and 10 km routes, July 19.
STUTTGART: The Color Run, July 19.
TRIER: Urbanian Run, 5 and 10 km runs through obstacle courses, July 19.
BAD KISSINGEN: Racokzy Festival, historical festival, July 24-26.
BONN: Bierborse, beer festival, Rheinaue, July 24-26.
GARMISCH: Zugspitz Trailrun Challenge, various distance runs including 45 km on Zugspitz, July 24-26.
KARLSRUHE: Das Fest, open air concert, Guenther-Klotz-Anlage, July 24-26.
ZWEIBRUECKEN: Stadtfest, live music and food stalls throughout town, July 24-26.
FORCHHEIM: Anna Fest, volksfest set in forest, July 24-Aug. 3.
NUREMBERG: Klassik Open Air, free concerts by the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg, Dutzendteich, July 26 and Aug. 8.
BERLIN: German-American Folk Festival, July 24-Aug. 16.
COLOGNE: Craft Women’s Run, 5 and 8 km routes, July 25.
SAARBRUECKEN: Holi Festival of Colors, Saarmesse, July 25.
STUTTGART: Christopher Street Day Parade, July 25.
SAARBRUECKEN: Street Food Festival, Buergerpark, July 25-26.
KULMBACH: Beer Week, July 25-Aug. 2.
NUREMBERG: Bardentreffen, free world music festival, July 30-Aug. 2.
BREMEN: International Festival Maritim, celebrates shanty music, July 31-Aug. 2.
FRANKFURT: Street Food Festival, Hauptwache, July 31-Aug. 2.
FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, July 31- Aug. 3.
FREISEN: Middle Ages market, Naturwildpark, Aug. 1-2.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelbergman Triathlon, Aug. 2.
TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM: Liebliches Taubertal auto free Sunday, Aug. 2.
COLOGNE: Gamescon, gaming trade fair, Koelnmesse, Aug. 5-9.
CONSTANCE: Summer Nights, music and culinary treats in the Stadtgarten, Aug. 6-8.
ROSTOCK: Hanse Sail, maritime festival, Aug. 6-9.
STUTTGART: Summer Festival, Aug. 6-9.
MUNICH: Open Air Theatre in the English Garden, free admission, The Merry Wives of Windsor is this year’s production, Aug. 6-9 and 13-16.
BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 7-9.
KOBLENZ: Sommerfest, Aug. 7-9; Rhine in Flames Aug 8.
SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug.7-9.
ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, Aug. 7-17.
CONSTANCE: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 8.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Farbgefuehle- Color Festival World Tour, Holi-inspired fest, Messeplatz, Aug. 8.
COLOGNE: Altstadtfest, street festival, Aug. 14-16.
WIESBADEN: Rheingau Wine Festival, Schlossplatz, Aug. 14-23.
FUESSEN: Stadtfest, street festival, Aug. 15-16.
DUESSELDORF: Gourmet Festival, Koenigsallee, Aug. 21-23.
STUTTGART: Stuttgart Wine Village, Aug. 26-Sept. 6.
HUNGARYBUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-17.
BUDAPEST: Festival of Folk Arts, Budavari Palota, Aug. 20-23.
IRELANDCARRICK: Water Music Festival, through July 19.
GALWAY: Arts Festival, through July 26.
CORK: City Spectacular, free street festival, Fitzgerald Park, July 18-19.
ROSTREVOR: Fiddler's Green International Festival, July 19-26.
DUNGLOE: Mary of Dungloe International Festival, July 25-Aug. 3.
WATERFORD: Spraoi, international street arts festival, July 31-Aug. 2.
DUBLIN: Dublin Horse Show, Aug. 5-9.
SLIGO: Fleadh, celebrates traditional Irish music, Aug. 9-16.
KILLORGLIN: Puck Fair, traditional fair, Aug. 10-12.
LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Aug. 28-Oct. 4.
ITALYCERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, through July 19.
PERUGIA: Umbria Jazz, through July 19.
MILAN: Milan Expo, theme is feeding the planet, through Oct. 31.
VENICE: La Biennale International Art Exhibition, through Nov. 22.
VENICE: La Festa del Redentore, July 18-19, includes fireworks July 18 and regatta July 19.
TRAPANI: Stragusto, Mediterranean street food festival, July 23-26.
VINCI: Fest of the Unicorn, magic and cosplay events, July 24-26.
SIENA: Palio, Aug. 16.
LATVIASALACGRIGA: Positivus Festival, Baltic’s largest music and arts festival, Fishermen’s Park, through July 19.
RIGA: World Jazz Festival, July 24-25.
LITHUANIAKLAIPEDA: The Sea Festival and Baltic Tall Ships Regatta, July 24-26.
LUXEMBOURGCONTERN: Festival of the Comic Strip, July 18-19.
CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, free open air music festival, Clausen, July 25.
VIANDEN: Medieval Festival, July 25-Aug. 2.
CITY: Streeta(rt)animation, street artists perform, Aug. 8-9.
CITY: Schueberfouer, fun fair, Glasis car park, Aug. 21-Sept. 9.
MALTAVALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, Ta’ Liesse, through July 19.
MONACOMONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, free displays, July 18 and Aug. 1 and 8.
NETHERLANDSTILBURG: Kermis, fun fair is largest in Benelux, through July 26.
AMSTERDAM: Milkshake Festival, various styles of music on several stages, Westerpark, July 19.
NIJMEGEN: International Four Days Marches, international walking event, July 21-24.
ROTTERDAM: Rotterdam Unlimited, art and culture festival celebrates cultural diversity, July 21-25.
LICHTENVOORDE: Zwarte Cross Festival, music, motocross, stunts and camping weekend, July 24-26.
MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival of local artists on the banks of the Meuse, July 24-26.
AMSTERDAM: Art Square Amsterdam, art expo in a temporary museum, Museumplein, July 24-30.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Live on Stage, Riekerhaven, July 25.
AMSTERDAM: Dekmantel Festival, electronic music festival, Amsterdamse Bos, July 30-Aug. 2.
NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, July 31-Aug. 2.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 1.
SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 1.
AMSTERDAM: Pluk de Nacht, free open air film festival screens mostly unreleased films, Aug. 5-15.
HAARLEM: Haarlem Culinair, culinary festival, Grote markt, Aug. 6-9.
AMSTERDAM: Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, hip hop and electro music, Flevopark, Aug. 8.
SCHEVENINGEN: International Fireworks Festival, Aug. 14-15 and 21-22.
AMSTERDAM: Canal Festival, Aug. 14-23; Prinsengracht classical music concert Aug. 22.
AMSTERDAM: SAIL Amsterdam, maritime festival, IJ harbour area, Aug. 19-23.
THE HAGUE: Jazz in de Gracht, free jazz festival, Aug. 20-22.
GRONINGEN: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Aug. 20-30.
BIDDINGHAUSEN: Lowlands Festival, multi-genre music fest, Aug. 21-23.
MAASTRICHT: ‘t Preuvenemint, culinary festival, Vrijthof Square, Aug. 27-30.
AMSTERDAM: Uitmarkt, free festival celebrates start of new cultural season, Aug. 28-30.
ROTTERDAM: OVG Veerhaven Concert, free classical and opera music concerts in harbor, Aug. 29.
AMSTERDAM: Mysteryland, electronic music, culture and arts festival, Harlaammermeer, Aug. 29-30.
AMSTERDAM: Encore Festival, showcases R&B and hip hop, NDSM Werf, Aug. 30.
NORTHERN IRELANDARMAGH: 7 Hills Blues Festival, Aug. 6-9.
NORWAYMOLDE: Moldejazz, international Jazz Festival, through July 18.
STAVANGER: Gladmat Festival, Scandinavia’s largest food festival, July 22-25.
TRONDHEIM: St. Olav Festival, celebrates Norwegian culture, July 28-Aug.2.
NOTODDEN: Notodden Blues Festival, July 30-Aug. 2.
RISOER: Wooden Boat Festival, maritime fest, Aug. 6-8.
OSLO: Oeya Festival, pop and rock music fest, Toeyenparken, Aug. 11-15.
OSLO: The Mela Festival, multicultural festival, Town Hall Square, Aug. 14-16.
HAUGESUND: Norwegian International Film Festival, Aug. 15-21.
GDYNIA: Gdynia Sailing Days, regattas and on-shore festivities, through July 26.
KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA: Woodstock Festival, open air music fest, July 30-Aug. 1.
KETRZYN: Mazury Air Show, Aug. 1-2.
KATOWICE: Off Festival, music fest, Aug. 7-9.
MALBORK: Magic Malbork, street artists perform, Aug. 8-9.
RADOM: International Air Show, Aug. 22-23.
PORTUGALLISBON: Super Bock Super Rock Festival, through July 18.
VILA NOVA DE GAIA: Mares Vives, music festival, through July 18.
SINES: FFM Sines, world music festival, through July 25.
COIMBRA: Coimbra Art Festival, through July 28.
OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 2.
ESTORIL: craft fair, through Sept. 6.
PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 20.
S. MIGUEL, AZORES: Red Bull Cliff Diving, July 18.
OEIRAS: cooljazz, jazz festival, various dates between July 19 and 31.
ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR: MEO Sudoeste Festival, electronic music fest, Aug. 6-9.
SILVES: Medieval festival, Aug. 7-16.
SCOTLANDOUTER HEBRIDES: HebCelt, Celtic music festival, various venues around islands, through July 18.
BUTE: ButeFest, family friendly island music festival, through July 19.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 26.
INVERNESS: Inverness Highland Games, July 18.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, July 23-26.
DRUMNADROCHIT: Loch Ness Film Festival, shows independent films, July 24-26.
GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, July 25-Aug. 2.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Food Festival, Assembly George Square Gardens, July 29-Aug. 2.
PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, July 30-Aug. 2.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Art Festival, July 30-Aug. 30.
EDINBURGH: Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Aug. 7-9.
EDINBURGH: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 7-29.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 7-31.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aug. 7-31.
SPAINBURGOS: International Folklore Festival, through July 18.
SAN FERNANDO: Feria del Carmen y la Sal, traditional fest, through July 19.
CASTELLON: FIB Benicassim International Festival, through July 19.
ORTEGUEIRA: International Festival of the Celtic World, through July 19.
SAN SEBASTIÁN: Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival, July 22-26.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Apostle Santiago Festival, main feast days July 24-25.
VILLAJOYOSA: Moors and Christians Festival, July 24-31.
BURRIANA: Arenal Sound, rock festival, July 28-Aug. 2.
HUELVA: Columbus Festival, July 28-Aug. 3.
CATOIRA: Viking Pilgrimage, historical re-enactment, Aug. 2.
BARCELONA: Circuit Festival, gay and lesbian friendly festival, Aug. 5-16.
ASTURIAS: The International Descent of the River Sella, canoe race, Aug. 8.
PLAYA DEL INGLES: Dunas Festival, Aug. 11-16.
ELCHE: Mystery Play of Elche, dramatic religious performance, rehearsals Aug. 11-13 and play Aug. 14-15.
SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: horse races on the beach, Aug. 12-14 and 26-28.
MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, fiesta, Aug. 15-22.
BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato throwing festival, Aug. 26.
SWEDENKARLSHAMN: Baltic Festival, concerts and entertainment, through July 18.
STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade, Aug. 1.
VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 2-9.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 11-16.
SWITZERLANDMONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, through July 18.
LUGANO: Buskers Festival, street artists, through July 19.
BERN: Gurten Festival, popular music fest, through July 19.
BASEL: Tattoo, through July 25.
LUCERNE: Blue Balls Festival, through July 25.
ZURICH: Ironman Zurich, July 19.
NYON: Paleo Festival, one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, July 20-26.
INTERLAKEN: Gauklerfest, street entertainers perform, July 24-26.
NENDAZ: International Alphorn Festival, includes folklore fest, July 24-26.
NEUHAUSEN: fireworks at the Rheinfall waterfall, July 31.
COUNTRYWIDE: Swiss National Day, Aug. 1.
LOCARNO: International Film Festival, Aug. 5-15.
ZERMATT: Swiss Food Festival, includes gourmet market along Bahnhofstrasse, Aug. 7-9.
ZUG: Boardstock, sports festival, Seepromenade, Aug. 14-16.
CHUR: International Alpine Beard Festival, Aug. 29.
ZURICH: Street Parade, house and techno parade, Aug. 29.
WALESLLANBERIS: International Snowdon Race, gruelling 10 mile endurance race, July 18.
LLANELWEDD: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, July 20-23.
CAERPHILLY: Big Cheese Festival, street fair, July 24-26.
MEIFOD: National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aug. 1-8.