Festivals & events, Oct. 18, 2013, and beyond
Information is based on tourism websites.
Austria SALZBURG: Culture Days, performances and concerts, through Oct. 27.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 23-27.
VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 6.
VIENNA: Wien Modern #26, contemporary music festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 15.
SÖLDEN: FIS Ski World Cup, giant slaloms, Oct. 25-27.
VIENNA: Tattoo Convention Vienna, Arcotel Wimberger, Nov. 2-3.
VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a cappella festival, highlights singing across many styles of music, Nov. 8-Dec. 8.
INNSBRUCK: Freeride Film Festival, films shot by skiers and snowboarders, Nov. 13.
VIENNA: Vienna Art Week, Nov. 18-24.
VIENNA: International Book Fair, Messe, Nov. 21-24.
Belgium HUY: Les Enfants terribles — European First Film Festival, Centre culturel, through Oct. 20.
WATERLOO: First Waterloo International Historical Film Festival, through Oct. 20.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, through Oct. 21.
BRUSSELS: See & Tell: Biennial Art Nouveau Exhibition, weekends only, through Oct. 27.
LIEGE: La Foire de Liège, autumn fun fair, through Nov. 11.
DIKSMUIDE: beer festival, Oct. 19.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, international beer festival, Oct. 19-20.
POPERINGE: Beer Festival, Oct. 26-27.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 27.
BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, family events, Museum for Fantastic Art, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
BRUSSELS: Japan Expo Belgium, largest European festival of Japanese culture and recreation, Tour & Taxis, tickets required, Nov. 1-3.
CHARLEROI: International Salon of Home Economics, show of food, wine, home comforts and well-being, Palais des Expositions, tickets required, Nov. 1-17.
DINANT: Saint Hubert Ceremony, horseback procession and blessing of the animals, Nov. 3.
HASSELT: The Weekend of Belgian Beers, Nov. 8-10.
BRUSSELS: Public Brewing Session, Cantillon Brewery, Brussels Gueze Museum, Nov. 9.
HARINGE: Blablues Festival, folk festival, Nov. 9.
Czech Republic HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, through Oct. 19.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, through Oct. 19.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, through Oct. 20.
PRAGUE: Signal, Light Festival, light installations throughout city, through Oct. 20.
PRAGUE: Strings for Kids, classical music program and events for children, through Oct. 20.
PRAGUE: Contempuls 6, Prague Contemporary Music Festival, La Fabrika, Nov. 1-16.
PRAGUE: Theatre Night in the Czech Republic, evening and night activities, Nov. 16.
PRAGUE: Gladiator Games, free-style motocross show, O2 Arena, Nov. 23.
Denmark COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, through Oct. 27.
COPENHAGEN: Photo Fair, Nordic region’s largest photography market, Forum, tickets necessary, Oct. 25-27.
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 exhibits, 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 CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Oktoberfest, University Social Club, Mill Lane, through Oct. 19.
NORWICH: Fringe Festival, through Oct. 19.
LONDON: Salon du Chocolat, National Hall, Olympia, through Oct. 20.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, through Oct. 20.
LONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, through Oct. 20.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6 mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 10.
LONDON: London Festival of Cabaret, celebrates English and American songbooks, through Nov. 17.
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.
LONDON: Diwali in London, festival of lights ceremony, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 27.
SHEFFIELD: Fright Night, Britain’s biggest Halloween carnival, Oct. 27.
OTTERY ST. MARY: Flaming Tar Barrels, includes carnival procession Oct. 27; lit tar barrels carried through town, Nov. 5.
NORWICH: CAMRA Beer Festival, St. Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Oct. 28-Nov. 2.
YORK: Illuminating York, digital arts and lighting festival with illuminated landmarks, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
LONDON: Ski and Snowboard Show, Earls Court 2, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, antiques market at the NEC, tickets necessary, Oct. 31-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 TAMPERE: Tampere Jazz Happening, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
France NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, through Oct. 19.
COUNTRYWIDE: Semaine de Gout, Taste week, celebrates quality and healthy food, through Oct. 20.
GRENOBLE: Village Vigneron, wine tasting, markets and live entertainment, through Oct. 20.
LYON: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Euroexpo, through Oct. 20.
COLMAR: Antiques Fair, Parc des Expositions, through Oct. 21.
TROYES: Nuits de Champagne, acoustic reggae and open champagne houses, through Oct. 26.
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.
BESANCON: Salon des Vins de France, wine expo, Micropolis parc des expositions, tickets necessary, Oct. 25-27.
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 BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, through Oct. 20.
LANDAU: Fest des Federweißen, celebration of new wine, through Oct. 20.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, through Oct. 20.
TÜBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, through Oct. 20.
HEIDELBERG: French Week, celebrates German-French friendship with film, literature, music and more, through Oct. 27.
FREIBURG: Freiburger Messe, fun fair, through Oct. 28.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, volksfest at Messeplatz, through Oct. 28.
BERLIN: Jazzfest Berlin 13, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, through Nov. 3.
MANNHEIM-LUDWIGSHAFEN-HEIDELBERG: Fotofestival, through Nov. 10.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 16.
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.
DARMSTADT-EBERSTADT: Halloween at Burg Frankenstein, Oct. 19-20, 25-27 and Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
MUNICH: Celtic Woman, concert at Olympiahalle, Oct. 22.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of region’s best wines, Schifffahrtsmuseum, tickets necessary, Oct. 25-27.
MAINZ: Tattoo Expo Mainz, Messe Park Mainz-Hechtsheim, Oct. 25-27.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, commercial fair and Volksfest, Oct. 26-Nov. 3.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 27.
HEIDELBERG: Gelita Trail Marathon, features a steep course, Oct. 27.
TÜBINGEN: French Film Festival, Oct. 30-Nov. 6.
WIESBADEN: Kreativ-Welt, sale of fabric craft supplies, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
MANNHEIM AND HEIDELBERG: International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Oct. 31-Nov. 10.
AMBERG: Leading Beers, beer tasting, Congress Centrum, Nov. 2-3.
BERLIN: Berlin Tattoo, military tattoo performance, Max-Schmeling-Halle, Nov. 2-3.
BAD TÖLZ: Leonardifahrt, traditional pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.
BERLIN: BerMuDa, Berlin Music Days, electronic music in city’s clubs, Nov. 6-10.
BAYREUTH: jazzbayreuth, 2013’s theme is Wagner and Jazz, Nov. 7-10.
HOCHHEIM: Hochheimer Markt, market and volksfest, Nov. 8-12.
AUGSBURG: Honky Tonk Festival, live music in pubs across town, Nov. 9.
HEIDELBERG: St. Martin’s Day parade, begins 5 p.m. on Luisenstrasse, Nov. 10.
BERLIN: International Short Film Festival, Nov. 12-17.
WIESBADEN: exground filmfest, festival of short and independent films, Nov. 15-24.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival, through Oct. 20.
BUDAPEST: Art Market Budapest, International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris Cultural Center, Nov. 28-Dec. 21.
Ireland WATERFORD: Imagine Arts Festival Waterford, music, dance, drama, visual arts and more, through Oct. 27.
GALWAY: Galway Comedy Festival, Oct. 22-28.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-28.
SLIGO: Sligo Live, folk, roots and indie music fest, Oct. 23-28.
WEXFORD: Wexford Festival Opera, Oct. 23-Nov. 3.
KILKENNY: Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, Oct. 24-28.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 26-28.
DUBLIN: Festival of Lights, celebrates Diwali, Croke Park Conference Centre, Oct. 27.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 28.
DUBLIN: Dublin Tattoo Convention, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Nov. 1-3.
DUBLIN: Dublin Beatles Festival, Nov. 7-10.
ENNIS: Ennis Trad Festival, traditional Irish music and dance, Nov 7-11.
WATERFORD: International Film Festival, showcases independent short films, Nov. 8-10.
CORK: Cork Film Festival, features films, music and ideas, Nov. 9-17.
Italy STEINEGG: Steinegg Live, music festival, blues and more, through Oct. 26.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through Nov. 17.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, International Chocolate Exhibition, through Oct. 27.
MONCALVO: Truffle Fair, Oct. 20 and 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.
GENOVA: Superbowl Series, supercross and freestyle motocross, Palasport Fiera, Nov. 1.
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: Autumn Fair, Luxexpo, fair for home renovation and decoration, through Oct. 20.
CITY: Cineast, Central and Eastern European Film Festival, through Oct. 27.
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: Amsterdam Dance Event, through Oct. 20.
AMSTERDAM: Awakenings ADE Festival, techno music by top DJs, Westergas Fabriek, through Oct. 20.
AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 20.
AMSTERDAM: Pint Bokbier Festival, Oct. 25-27.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Spook, Hallween festival, Oct. 25-31.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Film Week, screening of year’s best films in clubs and cinemas, Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
AMSTERDAM: Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
AMSTERDAM: London Calling, festival showcases UK music, Nov. 1-2.
AMSTERDAM: Museum Night, Nov. 2.
EINDHOVEN: Eindhoven Tattoo Convention, Klokgebouw, Nov. 2-3.
AMSTERDAM: Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Nov. 12-17.
AMSTERDAM: Arrival of Sinterklaas, Santa’s arrival celebrated with boat and horse parades, Nov. 17.
AMSTERDAM: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Nov. 20-Dec. 1.
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 PAISLEY: Royal National Mod, celebration of Gaelic culture, through Oct. 19.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, through Oct. 20.
EDINBURGH: The Edinburgh World Justice Festival, through Oct. 26.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, through Oct. 27.
DUNDEE: Discovery Film Festival, International Film for Young Audiences, through Nov. 3.
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-Nov. 3.
EDINBURGH: Tesco Wine Fair, EICC, Oct. 26-27.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Halloween celebrations, High Street, Oct. 31.
ST ANDREWS: St Andrews Festival, traditional music and other events, Nov. 2-Dec. 3.
CARLISLE: Blues & Rock Festival, Nov. 8-10.
EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2013, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 22-24.
INVERNESS: Highland and Moray Food and Drink Festival, Eden Court Theatre, Nov. 23.
Spain CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, through Oct. 19.
BARCELONA: Mercat de Mercats, gastronomy of Catalonia at Plaça de la Catedral, through Oct. 20.
SITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, through Oct. 20.
JAEN: San Lucas Fiestas, fair with livestock, through Oct. 20.
BARCELONA: International Walk of Barcelona, 20 and 30 km walking routes through city, Oct. 19-20.
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.
SAN SEBASTIAN: Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
ELCHE: Medieval Festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
MADRID: Feriarte, Art and Antiques Fair, Feria de Madrid, Nov. 16-24.
SEVILLE: International Horse Fair, Nov. 20-25.
Switzerland BERN: Berner Weinmesse, wine fair, Bern Expo, through Oct. 19.
LUCERNE: Määs Autumn Fair, through Oct. 20.
WINTERTHUR: Oktoberfest, Reithalle, through Nov. 2.
GENEVA: Wagner Festival, through Nov. 5.
LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 19.
SOLOTHURN: Oktoberfest, Oct. 24-26.
LUCERNE: Irish Folk Festival, Luzerner Sall, Oct. 25.
THUN: Culture Night, Oct. 26.
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.
ZÜRICH: Expovina, wine exhibition aboard ships, Bürkliplatz, Oct. 31-Nov. 14.
LUCERNE: Lucerne Blues Festival, Nov. 9-13.
BERN: Zibelemaerit, onion festival and harvest market, Nov. 25.
Wales CARDIFF: Swn, multi-venue new music festival, through Oct. 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.