Festivals & events, Oct. 11, 2013, and beyond
Europe hums with activity in all seasons. Here is a sampling of some events on the docket.
Austria SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, through Oct. 13.
VIENNA: VIENNAFAIR, contemporary art fair, Messe, through Oct. 13.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 12.
GRAZ: Kleine Zeitung Graz Marathon, Oct. 13.
SALZBURG: Culture Days, performances and concerts, Oct. 16-27.
VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 6.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 23-27.
SÖLDEN: FIS Ski World Cup, giant slaloms, Oct. 25-27.
VIENNA: Tattoo Convention Vienna, Arcotel Wimberger, Nov. 2 & 3.
Belgium BRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, Steigenberger Grandhotel, through Oct. 13.
BRUSSELS: See & Tell: Biennial Art Nouveau Exhibition, weekends only, through Oct. 27.
ZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 12.
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 12 & 19.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, international beer festival, Oct. 19 & 20.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 18-21.
POPERINGE: Beer Festival, Oct. 26 & 27.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 27.
HASSELT: The Weekend of Belgian Beers, Nov. 8-10.
BRUSSELS: Public Brewing Session, Cantillon Brewery, Brussels Gueze Museum, Nov. 9.
HARINGE: Blablues Festival, blues music festival, Nov. 9.
Czech Republic PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, through Oct. 19.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, through Oct. 20.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 14-19.
PRAGUE: Signal, Light Festival, light installations throughout city, Oct. 17-20.
PRAGUE: Gladiator Games, free-style motocross show, O2 Arena, Nov. 23.
Denmark COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, through Oct. 27.
COPENHAGEN: J-Dag, launch of Tuborg’s Christmas beer celebrated in bars throughout city from 8:59 p.m., Nov. 1.
COPENHAGEN: Scandinavian Motor Show, auto and motorcycle expo, Bella Center, Nov. 1-3.
COPENHAGEN: Hubertus Hunt, horse race along an obstacle course in Dyrehaven, Nov. 3.
COPENHAGEN: Flea market, Bella Center, Nov. 16 & 17.
England NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Beer Festival, beer and cider festival, through Oct. 12.
MANCHESTER: Indy Man Beer Con, beers from independent breweries, Victoria Baths, through Oct. 13.
NORWICH: Fringe Festival, through Oct. 19.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, through Oct. 20.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6-mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 10.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Mop Fair, Oct. 12.
LONDON: Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, highlights design, Oct. 12 & 13.
LONDON: The Rum Experience, rum tasting and trade fair, Excel Centre, tickets required, Oct. 12 & 13.
DUXFORD: Autumn Air Show, Imperial War Museum, tickets required, Oct. 13.
PETERBOROUGH: East of England Autumn Show, livestock and country crafts show, East of England Showground, tickets required, Oct. 13.
LONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, Oct. 17-20.
CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Oktoberfest, University Social Club, Mill Lane, Oct. 18 & 19.
LONDON: Salon du Chocolat, National Hall, Olympia, Oct. 18-20.
ARUNDEL: Arundel Food Festival, Oct. 19 & 20.
BUSHEY: Bushey Blues Festival, Oct. 19 & 20.
CAMBRIDGE: University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 180 free events, Oct. 23-Nov. 3.
LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 24 & 25.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 24-27.
DARTMOUTH: Dartmouth Food Festival, Oct. 25-27.
LONDON: MCM Expo: London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, tickets required, Oct. 25-27.
LONDON: NFL fan rally on Trafalgar Square, Jaguars and 49ers pre-game party, Oct. 26.
NORWICH: CAMRA Beer Festival, St. Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Oct. 28-Nov. 2.
LONDON: Ski and Snowboard Show, Earls Court 2, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, parade to inaugurate city’s new Lord Mayor, procession departs St. Pauls at 11 a.m., Nov. 9.
LONDON: Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, 10-km urban assault course, Nov. 16.
Finland HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, through Oct. 12.
TAMPERE: Tampere Jazz Happening, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
France PARIS: Fete des Vendages, wine festival in Montmartre district, through Oct. 13.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, through Oct. 19.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, through Oct. 13.
STRASBOURG: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Convention Centre, through Oct. 14.
AMIENS: Nuit Blanche, late night cultural events, Oct. 12.
CHUSCLAN: Les Vendages de L’Histoire, historical wine fest in the Rhone Valley, Oct. 12 & 13.
PARIS: 20-km de Paris, running event, Oct. 13.
COUNTRYWIDE: Semaine de Gout, Taste week, celebrates quality and healthy food, Oct. 14-20.
GRENOBLE: Village Vigneron, wine tasting, markets and live entertainment, Oct. 17-20.
LYON: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Euroexpo, Oct. 17-20.
COLMAR: Antiques Fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 18-21.
METZ: Flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19.
PARIS: FIAC, Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Oct. 24-27.
PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Oct. 24-28.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, trade show of housewares, foods and crafts, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate fair, Port de Versailles, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
PARIS: Bastille Contemporary Art Fair, Place de la Bastille, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
PARIS: Salon de la Photo, photo exhibitions, cameras and gear, Porte de Versailles, Nov 7-11.
NICE: French Riviera Marathon, route runs between Nice and Cannes, Nov. 10.
STRASBOURG: Brocante, Convention Centre, Nov. 16-17.
Germany HANNOVER: Oktoberfest, Schützenplatz, through Oct. 13.
PIESPORT: Fest at the Roman wine press, through Oct. 13.
STUTTGART: Volksfest, Canstatter Wasen, through Oct. 13.
WEIMAR: Onion Market, through Oct. 13.
ZELL: Federweißer-Fest, celebration of the new wine at Zeller Schwarze Katz-Brunnen, through Oct. 13.
NEUSTADT: Das Deutsche Weinlesefest, wine fest, through Oct. 14; Germany’s largest vintners’ parade begins 2 p.m. Oct. 13. BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, through Oct. 20.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, through Oct. 20.
MANNHEIM-LUDWIGSHAFEN-HEIDELBERG: Fotofestival, through Nov. 10.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 16.
WURZBURG: Honky Tonk Fest, live music across 30 stages, Oct. 12.
FRANKFURT: Book Fair, open to public, Messegelände, tickets required, Oct. 12 & 13.
ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Middle Ages market, Rennwiese, Oct. 12 & 13.
TÜBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, Oct. 12-20.
COLOGNE: RheinEnergie Marathon Köln, Oct. 13.
MUNICH: Munich Marathon, Oct. 14.
FREIBURG: Freiburger Messe’, fun fair, Oct. 18-28.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, volksfest at Messeplatz, Oct. 18-28.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 19.
STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, theaters, clubs and cultural spots open late hours, Oct. 19.
ROSENHEIM: Oberbairisch Tattoo & Körperkunst Tage, tattoo festival, Inntalhalle, Oct. 19 & 20.
MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 19-27.
MUNICH: Celtic Woman, concert at Olympiahalle, Oct. 22.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of best wines of the region, Schifffahrtsmuseum, tickets required, Oct. 25-27.
MAINZ: Tattoo Expo Mainz, Messe Park Mainz-Hechtsheim, Oct. 25-27.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 27.
HEIDELBERG: Gelita Trail Marathon, features a steep course, Oct. 27.
WIESBADEN: Kreativ-Welt, sale of fabric craft supplies, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
AMBERG: Leading Beers, beer tasting, Congress Centrum, Nov. 2 & 3.
BAD TÖLZ: Leonardifahrt, traditional pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.
WIESBADEN: Exground filmfest, festival of short and independent films, Nov. 15-24.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Chronica Hungarica Medieval Festival, Buda Castle, through Oct. 13.
BUDAPEST: Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival, through Oct. 20.
Ireland CORK: Cork Folk Festival, through Oct. 13.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, through Oct. 13.
GALWAY: Galway Comedy Festival, Oct. 22-28.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-28.
SLIGO: Sligo Live, folk, roots and indie music festival, Oct. 23-28.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 26-28.
DUBLIN: Dublin Tattoo Convention, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Nov. 1-3.
Italy ROME: Hobby Show Roma, craft supplies fair, Fiera Roma, through Oct. 13.
VERONA: ArtVerona, art fair, Veronafiere, through Oct. 14.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, Oct. 12-Nov. 17.
TRIESTE: Barcolana, sailing regatta, Oct. 13.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, International Chocolate Exhibition, Oct. 18-27.
MONCALVO: Truffle Fair, Oct. 20 & 27.
ROME: Roma Jazz Festival, concerts at Auditorium della Parca Musica, Oct. 20-Nov. 2.
TURIN: Movement Torino Music Festival, highlights electronic music, Oct. 24-Nov. 2.
MILAN: Games Week, video games trade fair, Mi-Co Fiera, Oct. 25-27.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, Festival of the Thrush, with medieval crossbow competition, Oct. 26 & 27.
VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 27.
MILAN: EICMA, International Motorcycle Exhibition, Fiera Milano, Nov. 7-10.
TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets necessary, Nov. 8-10.
ROME: Rome Film Festival, Nov. 8-17.
MERANO: Merano WineFestival, with wine and culinary specialties, Nov. 9-11.
CREMONA: Festa del Torrone, Nov. 16-24.
Luxembourg CITY: Museum Night, Oct. 12.
CITY: Autumn Fair, Luxexpo, fair for home renovation and decoration, Oct. 12-20.
VIANDEN: Nut Market, Oct. 13.
DIFFERDANGE: Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, run along a 22-km obstacle course, Oct. 20.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht gët gebrannt, Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Robbesscheier Museum, Oct. 31.
Netherlands AMSTERDAM: Urbanathlon, run along a 12-km obstacle course, Oct. 13.
EINDHOVEN: Marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 13.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 20.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, Oct. 16-20.
AMSTERDAM: Awakenings ADE Festival, techno music by top DJs, Westergas Fabriek, Oct. 16-20.
AMSTERDAM: Pint Bokbier Festival, Oct. 25-27.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Spook, Halloon Festival, Oct. 25-31.
AMSTERDAM: Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
AMSTERDAM: London Calling, festival showcases UK music, Nov. 1 & 2.
EINDHOVEN: Eindhoven Tattoo Convention, Klokgebouw, Nov. 2 & 3.
Portugal PENICHE/CASCAIS: Rip Curl Pro Portugal, surfing competition, through Oct. 20.
LISBON: Doclisboa ‘13, documentary film festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 3.
SANTAREM: National Gastronomy Festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
ESPINHO: Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Nov. 11-17.
Scotland TIREE: Tiree World Classic, windsurfing competitions and entertainment, through Oct. 18.
PAISLEY: Royal National Mod, celebration of Gaelic culture, through Oct. 19.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 18-20.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 18-27.
EDINBURGH: Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, 10-km urban assault course, Oct. 20.
EDINBURGH: Andy Warhol exhibition, free entry, Scottish Parliament, Oct. 25-Jan. 25.
EDINBURGH: Tesco Wine Fair, EICC, Oct. 26-27.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Halloween celebrations, High Street, Oct. 31.
EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2013, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 22-24.
Spain NERJA: Feria de Nerja, through Oct. 12.
O’GROVE: seafood festival, through Oct. 13.
ZARAGOZA: Pilar Fiestas, through Oct. 13.
CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, through Oct. 19.
SITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, through Oct. 20.
JAEN: San Lucas Fiestas, fair with livestock, Oct. 12-20.
VALLADOLID, Seminci, International Film Festival, Oct. 19-26.
GRANADA: International Young Filmmaker’s Festival, Oct. 21-27.
SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE TIRAJANA (GRAN CANARIA): Masdanza, Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 8.
CONSUERGRA: Saffron Rose Festival, Oct. 25-27.
ELCHE: Medieval Festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
Switzerland FRIBURG: International Guitar Festival, through Oct. 12.
ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, through Oct. 13.
BERN: Berner Weinmesse, wine fair, Bern Expo, through Oct. 19.
LUCERNE: Määs Autumn Fair, through Oct. 20.
GENEVA: Wagner’s Festival, through Nov. 5.
LENK: Alpine Festival and return of the cattle, Oct. 12.
THUN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 12.
WINTERTHUR: Oktoberfest, Reithalle, Oct. 17-Nov. 2.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 19.
SOLOTHURN: Oktoberfest, Oct. 24-26.
LUCERNE: Irish Folk Festival, Luzerner Sall, Oct. 25.
BASEL: Autumn Fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 26-Nov. 10.
BERN: Cheese Festival, Waisenhausplatz, Oct. 28.
ZURICH: Jazznojazz Festival, jazz, soul, Latin and more, Oct. 30-Dec. 2.
LUCERNE: Lucerne Blues Festival, Nov. 9-13.
BERN: Zibelemaerit, onion festival and harvest market, Nov. 25.
Wales ANGLESEY: Oyster and Welsh Produce Festival, Oct. 12 & 13.
CARDIFF: Swn, multi-venue new music festival, Oct. 17-20.
CARDIFF: Womex, World Music Expo, Oct. 23-27.
CONWY: Conwy Feast Food Festival, Oct. 26 & 27.
COWBRIDGE: Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, Oct. 26 & 27.
SNOWDONIA: Walking Festival, Oct. 26 & 27.
SWANSEA: Dylan Thomas Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 9.