Festivals & events, July 19, 2013, and beyond
Stars and Stripes July 17, 2013
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.