LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, through July 20.

GRAZ: Styriarte, festival of early music, through July 21.

INNSBRUCK: New Orleans Jazz Festival, through July 21.

VIENNA: Harley Days, Donauinsel, through July 21.

VIENNA: Impulstanz, international dance festival, through Aug. 11.

BREGENZ: Festspiele, opera on Lake Constance, dates through Aug. 18.

VIENNA: Popfest, free concerts at Karlsplatz, July 25-28.

REUTTE/TIROL: Ehrenberg Ritterspiele, knights tournament and Middle Ages market, July 26-28.

GRAZ: La Strada Street Theatre Festival, July 26-Aug. 3.

VIENNA: Africa Days, July 26-Aug. 4.

VILLACH: Kirchtag, country’s largest traditional folk festival, July 28-Aug 4.

SEEBODEN: Knights Games, Burg Sommeregg, July 30-Aug. 8.

ISCHGL: Ironbike, mountain bike marathon, Aug. 3.

GHENT: Gent Jazz Festival, through July 20.

DOUR: Dour Festival, alternative music fest, through July 21.

NAMUR: Ciney Antiques Fair, through July 21.

PEER: Peer Blues Festival, through July 21.

BRUGGE: Tripel Days, festival on market square, through July 21.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Beach, Quai des Peniches, through Aug. 11.

BRUSSELS: Iron Brussels Beer Marathon, challenges for two-person teams, July 20.

GHENT: Ghent Festival, street acts, July 20-26.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day celebrations, July 21.

BRUSSELS: Resto National, mussels, fries and live entertainment, Place de jeu de balle, July 21.

BERNISSART: Avatar role-playing game, July 25-28.

BRUSSELS: Royal Palace open to visitors, Aug. 1-Sept. 8.

ANTWERP: Museum Night, Aug. 3.

LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNES: Medieval Weekend at the feudal castle, Aug. 3-4.

BRUSSELS: Planting of the Meyboom, Aug. 9.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Summer Festival, concerts, drama and street artists, Place des Palais, Aug. 9-18.

BRUGGE: Feast on the Canals, Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24.

ZAGREB: International Folklore Festival, through July 21.

PULA: Pula Film Festival, with open-air screenings, through July 27.

ZADAR: Night of the Full Moon, July 21.

RAB: Fjera, medieval fest, July 25-27.

PAG: July Carnival, July 26-27.

MOTOVUN: Motovun Film Festival, international and independent films, July 27-31.


PILSEN: Bohemia Jazz Fest, free performances in cities throughout region, through July 20.

OSTRAVA: Colors of Ostrava, multi-genre music fest, through July 21.

PRAGUE: Early Music Festival, through Aug. 6.

CESKY KRUMLOV: International Music Festival, through Aug. 17.

PRAGUE: Folklore Days, July 25-27.

DOMAZLICE: Chod Festival-St. Lawrence Fair, folklore festival, Aug. 9-11.

AARHUS: Jazz Festival, through July 20.

JELS: Viking Chronicles, pageantry and sword fights on an outdoor stage, through July 21.

HOJBJERG: Moesgard Viking Moot, July 27-28.

COPENHAGEN: Opera Festival, July 28-Aug. 4.

COPENHAGEN: Cultural Harbour Festival, Aug. 2-4.

NYSTED: Medieval Festival, Aug. 2-4.

AALBORG: The Blue Festival, blues and jazz, Aug. 15-18.

COPENHAGEN: KMD Ironman, Aug. 18.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, July 25-28.

CHARLTON PARK: WOMAD Festival, World of Music, Arts and Dance fest, July 25-28.

HUNTINGDON: The Secret Garden Party, July 25-28.

WHITSTABLE: Oyster Festival, July 27-Aug. 2.

NANTWICH: The Nantwich Show, agricultural show and world’s largest cheese show, July 31.

LONDON: The Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, Aug. 13-17.

HELSINKI: Tall ships in port, through July 20.

HYRYNSALMI: Swamp Soccer World Championships, through July 20.

PORI: International Pori Jazz Festival, through July 21.

HELSINKI: Night of the Arts, Aug. 22.

SAVONLINNA: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Aug. 24.

PARIS: Paris Plages, along Seine between Louvre and Pont de Sully, July 20-Aug. 18.

CANNES: Fireworks Festival, pyrotechnic shows in the bay, July 21, 29 and Aug. 7, 15 and 24.

PARIS: Tour de France finishes at the Arc de Triomphe, July 21.

BAYONNE: Fetes de Bayonne, July 24-28.

CRAPONE-SUR-ARZON: Festival Country Rendez-Vous, with U.S. performers, July 26-28.

CELLES-SUR-OURCE: La Route de Champagne en fete, open cellars in cellars of Champagne Region, July 27-28.

LORIENT: International Celtic Festival, Aug. 2-11.

SELESTAT: Corso Fleuri, flower parade, Aug. 10.

COLMAR: Fair of the Wines of the Alsace, Aug. 9-18.

SAARBRÜCKEN: Sommer Szene, street theater, through July 20.

BAMBERG: Bamberg Zaubert, street festival with magicians, acrobats and musicians, through July 21.

DUESSELDORF: Bierboerse, Benrath pedestrian zone, through July 21.

DUESSELDORF: Kirmes, fun fair by the Rhine, through July 21.

LANDSHUT: Landshuter Hochzeit 1475, historical wedding re-enactment, through July 21.

MUNICH: Tollwood Festival, through July 21.

STUTTGART: Indian Film Festival, through July 21.

STUTTGART: Hamburger Fish Market, Karlsplatz, through July 21.

WÜRZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, through July 21.

KALTENBERG: Ritterturnier, knights jousting tournament, through July 21 and 26-28.

KAUFBEUREN: Taenzelfest, historical children’s festival, through July 22.

ULM: Volksfest, through July 22, with fishermen’s jousting July 21, light serenade July 20 and Nabada, race of home-made boats July 22.

DINKELSBUEHL: Kinderzeche, historical pageant, July 20-21.

FRANKFURT: Christopher Street Day Parade, begins from Roemerberg at noon July 21.

MUNICH: Fotomarathon, July 20.

STUTTGART: Mixery Hip Hop Open, July 20.

HAMBURG: World Triathlon, July 20-21.

FORCHHEIM: Annafest, volksfest, July 20-29.

NUREMBERG: Classic Open Air, free music on Luitpoldhain, July 21 and Aug. 3.

BAD KISSINGEN: Rakoczy-Fest, historical festival, July 26-28.

ZWEIBRUECKEN: Stadtfest, July 26-28.

NUREMBERG: Bardtreffen, singer and songwriter festival, July 26-28.

BERLIN: German-American Volksfest, July 26-Aug. 18.

MUNICH: Midsummer Night’s Dream, concert and fireworks at Olympia Park, July 27.

KULMBACH: Beer Week, July 27-Aug. 4.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelbergman Triathlon, July 28.

MUNICH: Open Air Theatre in the English Garden, July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 7-10.

BERLIN: International Beer Festival, Beer Mile at Karl-Marx-Allee, Aug. 2-4.

BREMEN: Maritime Festival, Aug. 2-4.

FRANKFURT: Mainfest, volksfest, Aug. 2-5.

SANKT GOARSHAUSEN: Germany Military Tattoo, Loreley Open Air Stage, Aug. 3.

HEIDELBERG: The Wedding, jubilee of Frederick IV and Elizabeth Stuart’s marriage, Aug. 9-11.

BAMBERG: Tucher Jazz and Blues Festival, Aug. 9-18.

BUDAPEST: Sziget Festival, summer music and cultural festival, Aug. 5-12.

GALWAY: Arts Festival, through July 28.

CORK: Street Performance World Championships, July 20-21.

ROSTREVOR: Fiddler’s Green International Festival, July 21-28.

DUBLIN: Vodaphone Comedy Festival, The Iveagh Gardens, July 25-28.

DUBLIN: Discover Ireland Horse Show, Aug. 7-11.


CERTALDO: Mercantia, street theater festival, through July 21.

VENICE: Festa del Redentore, July 20-21, fireworks St. Mark’s Bay, Sat., 11:30 p.m.

PISTOIA: Giostra dell’ Orso, bear joust, July 25.

SAN MARINO: Medieval Days, July 25-28.

VINCI: Fest of the Unicorn, magic and cosplay events, July 27-28.

FLORENCE: Feast of St. Lorenzo, Aug. 10.

PENTEDATILLO: Pentedatillo Film Festival, festival of short film held in ghost town, Aug. 23-25.

RIGA: Tall ships in port, July 25-28.

CITY: Blues n’ Jazz Rallye, free concerts, Grund, July 20.

CONTERN: Festival of the Comic Strip, festival and flea market, July 20-21.

ECHTERNACH: E-Lake Festival, free entry fest of electro music by lake, Aug. 9-11.

VIANDEN: Medieval Fest, castle, July 27-Aug. 4.

MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, musical performances on the banks of the Maas, July 26-27.

LICHTENVOORDE: Zwarte Cross Festival, music and moto-cross festival, July 26-28.

BRUGGE: Klinkers, cultural summer with mostly free events, July 26-Aug. 10.

AMSTERDAM: Pride Canal Parade, Aug. 3.

AMSTERDAM: Grachtenfestival, festival of classical music, Aug. 16-25.

PORTO COVO AND SIENES: World Music Festival, through July 27.

COIMBRA: Art festival, visual arts expo, through July 29.

OBIDOS: Medieval market, through Aug. 4.

SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA: Medieval Journey, historical fest, Aug. 1-11.

SILVES: Medieval fair, Moors and Christians in Middle Ages, Aug. 2-11.

PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, through July 21.

EDINBURGH: Jazz & Blues Festival, through July 28.

TIREE: Music Festival, July 21-22.

GLASGOW: Merchant City Festival, street art, fashion, music and more, July 24-28.

DRUMNADROCHIT: Loch Ness Film Festival, shows independent films, July 26-28.

EDINBURGH: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Aug. 2-24.

VALENCIA: July Fair, through July 28.

BARCELONA: Grec Festival, music and dance events, through July 31.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Jazzaldia, international jazz festival, July 24-28.

HUELVA: Columbus Festival, July 29-Aug. 4.

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Horse races on the beach, Aug. 2-18.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Semana Grande, Aug. 10-17.

BUNOL: La Tomatina, tomato food fight, Aug. 28.

MONTREUX: Montreux Jazz Festival, through July 20.

LUGANO: Buskers Festival, street artists, through July 21.

BASEL: Tattoo, through July 27.

LUCERNE: Blue Balls Festival, music fest, through July 27.

ZUG: Boardstock, sports festival, Seepromenade, July 27-28.

BERN: Buskers Bern, street music festival, Aug. 8-10.

ZURICH: Street Parade, Aug. 10.

LLANBERIS: International Snowdown Race, endurance run up a mountain, July 20.

CAERPHILLY: The Big Cheese, culture and music fest, July 26-28.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Summer Cider Cycle, Aug. 10.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Mountain Bike Bogsnorkeling, Aug. 24.

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