Festivals & events
This summer in Europe, the events are sizzling! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of July 10, 2015.
AUSTRIASALZBURG: Electric Love, electronic music festival, Salzburgring, through July 11.
VIENNA: Jazz Fest, through July 11.
GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 26.
ST. MARGARETHEN: Opera Festival St. Margarethen, open air performances of Aida, through Aug. 15.
SALZKAMMERGUT: MTB marathon, country’s largest mountain bike marathon, July 11.
VIENNA: Impuls Tanz Festival, international dance festival, July 16-Aug. 16.
ISCHGL: Silvretta Run 3000, Alpine trail running event, July 17-18.
SPITZ: Marillenkirtag, festival celebrates the apricot-like fruit, July 17-19.
VIENNA: Vienna Harley Days, July 17-19.
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 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.
BELGIUMBRUGGE: Cactus Festival, world music fest, Minnewater Park, through July 12.
LIEGE: Les Ardentes, music fest with international and local artists, through July 12.
NAMUR: Namur Beer Festival, through July 12.
GHENT: Ghent Jazz Festival, through July 18.
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: Brosella Folk and Jazz, July 11-12.
DOUR: The Dour Festival, all genres of music featured, July 15-19.
PEER: Blues Peer, blues and soul festival, July 17-19.
CHIMAY: Classic Bikes Chimay, includes concerts and parade of motorcycles, July 17-19.
CINEY: Ciney Antiques Fair, Expo, July 17-19.
SPA: Francofolies, shows by French speaking singers, July 17-20.
GHENT: Ghent Festivities, free concerts and entertainment, July 17-26.
MONS: Sunflower maze, Grand-Place, July 17-26.
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.
CROATIATISNO: Electric Elephant, concerts, beach and boat parties, through July 13.
SPLIT: Ultra Europe, electronic music fest, through July 15.
SPLIT: Dinner in the Sky, dining while suspended in the air by crane, through Aug. 23.
ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, July 15-19.
ZAGREB: Courtyard festival, open doors in city’s private gardens, July 17-26.
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.
CZECH REPUBLICPRAGUE: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free open air concerts, July 13-15.
PRAGUE: International Street Theater Festival, July 13-18.
OSTRAVA: Colours of Ostrava, multi-genre music fest, July 16-19.
VELCA NAD VELICKOU: Hornace slavnosti, folkloric celebration, July 17-19.
PLUMLOV: Celtic Night, international music festival, July 24-25.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, folk dance ensembles and choirs, July 23-26.
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.
DENMARKCOPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, through July 12.
SOENDERBORG: Tilting at the Ring, competitions on horseback and festival, through July 13.
JELS: Viking Plays, open air performances, through July 19.
AARHUS: Aarhus Jazz Festival, July 11-18.
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.
ENGLANDBATH: Nass Festival, action, sports and music fest, through July 12.
LONDON: Hyper Japan, O2 Arena, Japanese culture fest, through July 12.
ULVERSTON: A l’Ancienne, vintage cycling event and festival, through July 12.
TEWKESBURY: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, town center, July 11-12.
LONDON: Red Bull Soap Box Derby, Alexandra Palace, July 12.
LONDON: Lovebox, music festival, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, July 17-18.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: The Royal International Air Tattoo, world’s largest military airshow, RAF Fairford, July 17-19.
KNUTSFORD: Foodies Festival, Tatton Park, July 17-19.
LONDON: London Film and Comic Con, Olympia, July 17-19.
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.
ESTONIATALLINN: Medieval Days in Old Town, through July 12.
TALLINN: Maritime Days, festival, July 17-19.
FINLANDPORI: Pori Jazz, July 11-19.
HELSINKI: Dinner in the Sky, gourmet outdoor dining high above city, July 14-18 and Aug. 4-16.
HYRYNSALMI: Swamp Soccer World Championships, July 17-18.
KVARNBO: Viking Market, Finland’s biggest, July 23-25.
HEUREKA: Kaljakellunta, beer floating, crowds gather to float on river and drink beer, Science Center, Aug. 1.
HELSINKI: Flow Festival, Aug. 14-16.
FRANCENEUVE-EGLISE: Decibulles, music fest, through July 12.
NICE: Nice Jazz Festival, through July 12.
PARIS: L’Aire de Folk, trad and new trad music fest, Ile de France, through July 13.
COLMAR: Colmar International Festival, features trumpet, bass and wind instruments, through July 14.
LA ROCHELLE: Francofolies Festival, through July 14.
STRASBOURG: Sax Open, World Saxophone Festival, through July 14.
JUAN-LES-PINS: Jazz a Juan, international jazz festival, 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.
COUNTRYWIDE: Bastille Day, national holiday celebrated with festivities, balls and fireworks, July 14.
MULHOUSE: Scenes de Rue, street festival, July 16-19.
SEEBACH: Streiselhochzeit, traditional wedding ceremony, July 17-19.
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.
BERGHEIM: Gewurztraminer Festival, 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.
GERMANYHAMBURG: Schlagermove, 70's style party, through July 11.
ANGELBACHTAL: International Highland Games, competitions and Scottish style entertainment, Schlosspark Eichtersheim, through July 12.
COBURG: International Samba Festival, through July 12.
FUERTH: Fuerth Festival, free concerts and street entertainment, through July 12.
MAINZ: Bierborse, beer festival, Rhine riverbanks, through July 12.
REGENSBURG: Jazz Weekend, free concerts in Old Town, through July 12.
STUTTGART: Jazzopen, top acts perform, through July 12.
BITBURG: European Folklore Festival, through July 13.
TRABEN-TRARBACH: Moselwein Festival, wine fest, through July 13.
WIESBADEN: Shierstein Harbor Fest, through July 13.
SPEYER: Brezelfest, volksfest, through July 14.
MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, open air performances and social engagement, Olympiapark Sued, through July 19.
WUERZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, through July 19.
HAVELBERG: BUGA 2015, Federal Garden Show takes place along the Havel River, through Oct. 11.
BRUNSBUETTEL: Wattoluempiade, sporting events played in mud flats of the Elbe River, July 11.
COLOGNE: Koelner Lichter, light show and fireworks over the Rhine, July 11.
MUNICH: Christopher Street Day celebrations, Pride parade starts noon from Marienplatz, July 11.
FALKENSTEIN: Middle Ages festival, Falkenstein Castle, July 11-12.
MUNICH: Klassic am Odeonsplatz, classical music concerts, July 11-12.
SCHWANDORF: Buergerfest, street festival, July 11-12.
HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations and fireworks, July 11 and Sept. 15.
KALTENBERG: Knights Tournament, July 11-13, 17-19 and 24-26.
FALKENSTEIN AM DONNERSBERG: Middle Ages Spectaculum, medieval festival, July 11-12.
NUREMBERG: Urbanian Run, 5 and 10 km runs through obstacle courses, July 12.
BAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival, July 17-19.
GREMMIN: Melt! Festival, lakeside music fest, Ferropolis, July 17-19.
IDSTEIN: Idstein Jazzfestival, July 17-19.
SAARBRUECKEN: Altstadtfest, music and street festival, July 17-19.
DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, children’s historical festival, July 17-22.
DUESSELDORF: Schuetzen und Heimat Fest, volksfest and fun fair, July 17-26.
REGENSBURG: Thurn und Taxis Palace Festival, theatrical performances, July 17-26.
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.
MUNICH: Opera for All, free performances on Marstallplatz, 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.
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 24 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.
SAARBRUECKEN: Saar-Spektakel, water sports festival, Aug. 7-9.
ESSLINGEN: Esslinger Zwiebelfest, volksfest, Aug. 7-17.
KOBLENZ: Sommerfest, Aug. 7-9; Rhine in Flames Aug 8.
CONSTANCE: Seenachtfest, fireworks above lake, Aug. 8.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Farbgefuehle- Color Festival World Tour, Holi-inspired fest, Messeplatz, Aug. 8.
ZAMARDI: Balaton Sound, music festival with beach party atmosphere, through July 12.
BUDAPEST: Pride March, July 11.
BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, music festival, Aug. 10-17.
IRELANDGALWAY: The Galway Film Fleadh, international film festival, though July 12.
DUBLIN: City Spectacular, free street festival, Merrion Square, through July 12.
GALWAY: Arts Festival, July 13-26.
CARRICK: Water Music Festival, July 15-19.
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.
ITALYSPOLETO: Festival of Two Worlds, opera, dance, music and theater, through July 12.
PALERMO: Festa da Santa Rosalia, through July 15.
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.
CANEVA: Medieval Days, market and street entertainment, July 12.
CERTALDO: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 15-19.
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, July 17-19.
RIGA: World Jazz Festival, July 24-25.
LITHUANIAKLAIPEDA: The Sea Festival and Baltic Tall Ships Regatta, July 24-26.
LUXEMBOURGBETTEMBOURG: Night of Marvels, professional street artists perform, July 11.
CITY: Festival World Meyouzik, world music festival, free concert at Place Guillaume II, July 11.
DIFFERDANGE: Blues Express, free concert, Roger Cray headlines, July 11.
CITY: Rock um Knuedler, free concert at Place Guillaume II, July 12.
CITY: Klassik am Park, Villa Vauban, July 16.
CONTERN: 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.
MALTAVALLETTA: Malta Jazz Festival, Ta’ Liesse, July 16-19.
MONACOMONTE-CARLO: International Fireworks Festival, free displays, July 18 and Aug. 1 and 8.
NETHERLANDSAMSTERDAM: Julidans, international contemporary dance festival, through July 11.
AMSTERDAM: Over Het IJ, festival of theatre, DJ music and food, Amsterdam Noord, through July 12.
AMSTERDAM: Gelato Festival, Heinekenplein, through July 12.
ROTTERDAM: North Sea Jazz, through July 12.
TILBURG: Kermis, fun fair is largest in Benelux, July 17-26.
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 with 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, nearAmsterdamse Bos, July 25.
NAALDWIJK: Westland Floating Parade, parade of boats decorated with flowers, Aug. 31-Aug. 2.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Pride Boat Parade, Aug. 1.
SPAARNWOUDE: Dance Valley, outdoor music and dance fest in Velsen Valley, Aug. 1.
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.
NORTHERN IRELANDARMAGH: 7 Hills Blues Festival, Aug. 6-9.
NORWAYKAFJORD: Riddu Riddu, international indigenous festival, through July 12.
MOLDE: Moldejazz, international Jazz Festival, July 13-18.
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.
POLANDKRAKOW: Crossroads Festival, through July 11.
WARSAW: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, through July 12.
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.
PORTUGALPORTO: European Sailing Championship- 49er Class, through July 12.
TOMAR: Festival of the Trays, religious procession, through July 13.
ESTORIL: craft fair, through Sept. 6.
PÊRA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 20.
FIGUEIRA DE FOZ: RFM Somni, electronic music fest, July 11-12.
LISBON: Super Bock Super Rock Festival, July 16-18.
VILA NOVA DE GAIA: Mares Vives, music festival, July 16-18.
COIMBRA: Coimbra Art Festival, July 16-28.
OBIDOS: Medieval market, July 16-Aug. 2.
SINES: FFM Sines, world music festival, July 17-25.
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.
OUTER HEBRIDES: HebCelt, Celtic music festival, various venues around islands, July 15-18.
BUTE: ButeFest, family friendly island music festival, July 17-19.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, July 17-26.
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.
SERBIANOVI SAD: Exit Festival, music fest, through July 12.
SLOVENIAMARIBOR: Festival Lent, international multi-cultural festival, through July 11.
SPAINBILBAO: BBK Live, rock music festival, through July 11.
CORDOBA: Festival of the Guitar, through July 12.
DENIA: Fiestas in honor of the Holy Blood, through July 12.
LEKEITIO: International Street Theater Festival, through July 12.
PAMPLONA: Fiestas de San Fermin, through July 14.
BARCELONA: Grec Festival, music and dance, through July 31.
BURGOS: International Folklore Festival, July 14-18.
SAN FERNANDO: Feria del Carmen y la Sal, traditional fest, July 14-19.
CASTELLON: FIB Benicassim International Festival, July 16-19.
ORTEGUEIRA: International Festival of the Celtic World, July 16-19.
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.
MALAGA: Feria de Malaga, fiesta, Aug. 15-22.
SWEDENFALSTERBO: Horse Show, through July 12.
KARLSHAMN: Baltic Festival, concerts and entertainment, July 15-18.
STOCKHOLM: Pride Parade, Aug. 1.
VISBY: Medieval week on the island of Gotland, Aug. 2-9.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Culture Festival, Aug. 11-16.
SWITZERLANDDAVOS: Davos Sounds Good, jazz festival, through July 12.
MONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, through July 18.
LUGANO: Buskers Festival, street artists perform, July 15-19.
BERN: Gurten Festival, popular music fest, July 16-19.
BASEL: Tattoo, July 17-25.
LUCERNE: Blue Balls Festival, July 17-25.
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.
WALESCARDIFF: Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, through July 12.
GOWER: Gower Festival, music from around the world performed in area churches, through July 12.
LLANGOLLEN: International Musical Eisteddfod, through July 12.
SWANSEA: Wales National Air Show, July 11-12.
PWLLHELI: Wakestock, wakeboarding and music festival, July 11-13.
LLANBERIS: 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.
BRECON: Brecon Jazz, jazz festival with international performers, Aug. 7-9.
BUILTH WELLS: Solarsphere, music and astronomy festival, Aug. 14-16.
CARDIFF: Welsh Pride Parade, Aug. 15.