Festivals & events, Oct. 4, 2013, and beyond
October 4, 2013
Europe hums with activity in all seasons. Here is a sampling of events on the docket.
COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 5.
ERL: Passion Play, Saturdays only, through Oct. 5.
VIENNA: Wiesn Fest, Prater, through Oct. 6.
VIENNA: Waves Vienna, music festival and conference, through Oct. 6.
SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in city center, Oct. 9-13.
VIENNA: VIENNAFAIR, contemporary art fair, Messe, Oct. 10-13.
STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 12.
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.
BRUSSELS: Fotofever, photography art fair, Tour & Taxis, through Oct. 6.
MOUSCRON: Fete des Hurlus, folk festival on the Grand Place, through Oct. 10.
BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, all-night cultural program, Oct. 5.
ANTWERP: Modeste Beer Festival, showcases small Belgian breweries, Brewery De Koninck, Oct. 5 & 6.
BRUSSELS: See & Tell: Biennial Art Nouveau Exhibition, weekends only, Oct. 5-27.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Marathon, Oct. 6.
BRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, Steigenberger Grandhotel, Oct. 11-13.
ZOTTEGEM: Bierhappening, beer festival, Bevegemse Feestzaal, Oct. 12.
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 12 & 19.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 18-21.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, international beer festival, Oct. 19 & 20.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 27.
KOSTAJNIKA: Chestnut Festival, through Oct. 6.
KARLOVY VARY: Tour Film, highlights films on tourism and travel, through Oct. 5.
PRAGUE: 48 Hour Film Project, timed film-making competition, through Oct. 6.
PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinus and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 5.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, Oct. 11-19.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, Oct. 11-20.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 14-19.
PRAGUE: Signal-Light Festival, light installations throughout city, Oct. 17-20.
COPENHAGEN: Femina Lifestyle Fair, fashion, décor and more, through Oct. 6.
COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late openings at museums and cultural venues, Oct. 11.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 11-27.
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.
LONDON: London Photo Festival, amateurs show and sell photos, The Crypt, through Oct. 6.
LONDON: Raindance Film Festival, indie film fest, Piccadilly Circus, through Oct. 6.
NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, Forest Recreation Ground, through Oct. 6.
WOODBRIDGE: Shuck Festival, celebrates locally caught oysters and mussels, through Oct. 6.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Food & Drink Festival, through Oct. 7.
BLACKPOOL: Blackpool Illuminations, 6-mile stretch lit up with a million bulbs, through Nov. 10.
LONDON: Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Oct. 5 & 6 (art) and 12 & 13 (design).
MELTON MOWBRAY: East Midlands Food and Drink Festival, Cattle Market, tickets required, Oct. 5 & 6.
NORWICH: Fringe Festival, Oct. 7-19.
NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Beer Festival, beer and cider festival, Oct. 9-12.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 9-20.
MANCHESTER: Indy Man Beer Con, beers from independent breweries, Victoria Baths, Oct. 10-13.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Mop Fair, Oct. 12.
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.
ARUNDEL: Arundel Food 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: Lord Mayor’s Show, parade to inaugurate city’s new Lord Mayor, procession departs St. Pauls at 11 a.m., Nov. 9.
HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, Oct. 6-12.
BARR (ALSACE): Grape harvest festival, through Oct. 6.
PARIS: La Fete des Regions, food and wines from different regions of France, Place Stalingrad, through Oct. 6.
PARIS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 5.
PARIS: Fete des Vendages, wine festival in Montmartre district, Oct. 9-13.
NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 9-19.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, Oct. 11-13.
STRASBOURG: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Convention Centre, Oct. 11-14.
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 kilometres 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.
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.
STRASBOURG: Brocante, Convention Centre, Nov. 16 & 17.
HASSFURT: Street fest, through Oct. 5.
AMBERG: Michaeli-Dult, volksfest, through Oct. 6.
BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse, food, drink and lifestyle presentation at the Kurhaus, tickets required, through Oct. 6.
BONN: Klangwelle, music and light shows, through Oct. 6.
DÜSSELDORF: Dusseldorf festival!, showcases dance and music, through Oct. 6.
HEIDELBERG: Children’s theater festival, Neckarwiese, through Oct. 6.
MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 6.
FURTH: Michaelis Kirchweih, through Oct. 9.
HANOVER: Oktoberfest, Schützenplatz, through Oct. 13.
STUTTGART: Volksfest, Canstatter Wasen, through Oct. 13.
NEUSTADT: Das Deutsche Weinlesefest, wine fest, through Oct. 14.
MANNHEIM-LUDWIGSHAFEN-HEIDELBERG: Fotofestival, through Nov. 10.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 16.
FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, concerts throughout town, Oct. 5.
HACHENBURG: Monkey Jump Festival, late-night concerts, Oct. 5.
TÜBINGEN: Rubber duck race, Oct. 5.
NUREMBERG: Pottery market, Oct. 5 & 6.
LEIPZIG: Festival of Lights, commemorates fall of Iron Curtain, Oct. 9.
FRANKFURT: Book Fair, open to public, Messegelände, tickets required, Oct. 9-13.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, Oct. 9-20.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, Oct. 10-20.
PIESPORT: Fest at the Roman wine press, Oct. 11-13.
WEIMAR: Onion Market, Oct. 11-13.
ZELL: Federweißer-Fest, celebration of the new wine at Zeller Schwarze Katz-Brunnen, Oct. 11-13.
WURZBURG: Honky Tonk Fest, live music across 30 stages, Oct. 12.
ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Middle Ages market, Rennwiese, Oct. 12 & 13.
TÜBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, Oct. 12-20.
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.
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.
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.
BUDAPEST: Palinka and Sausage Festival, Buda Castle, through Oct. 6.
BUDAPEST: Chronica Hungarica Medieval Festival, Buda Castle, Oct. 11-13.
BUDAPEST: Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival, Oct. 11-20.
DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, through Oct. 6.
BRUFF: Bruff Bluegrass Music Festival, Clancy’s Bar, through Oct. 6.
DINGLE: Dingle Peninsula Wine and Food Festival, through Oct. 6.
MONAGHAN: Taste of Monaghan, food festival, through Oct. 6.
DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, more than 100 properties accessible to public, through Oct. 6.
CORK: Cork Folk Festival, Oct. 10-13.
KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 11-13.
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.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 26-28.
CARMIGNANO: Festa di St. Michele, historical festival, through Oct. 6.
BARDOLINO: Grape and Wine Festival, through Oct. 7.
PINEROLO: Iron Mask Festival, historical fest, Oct. 5 & 6.
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.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, Festival of the Thrush, with medieval crossbow competition, Oct. 26 & 27.
VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 27.
CITY: Breast Cancer Run, walk or jog short route, Oct. 5.
DUDELANGE: Fete des Cultures, offers music and culinary treats, Oct. 5 & 6.
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 22km obstacle course, Oct. 20.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht gët gebrannt, Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Robbesscheier Museum, Oct. 31.
AMSTERDAM: Camera Japan, festival of Japanese culture, Kriterion, through Oct. 6.
AMSTERDAM: Urbanathlon, run along a 12km 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, Halloween Festival, Oct. 25-31.
AMSTERDAM: Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
TERCEIRA: Angra Jazz Festival, through Oct. 5.
SAGRES: Bird Watching Festival, through Oct. 6.
LISBON: Rock ‘n ‘ Roll Marathon, Oct. 6.
PENICHE/CASCAIS: Rip Curl Pro Portugal, surfing competition, Oct. 9-20.
LISBON: Doclisboa ‘13, documentary film festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 3.
SANTAREM: National Gastronomy Festival, Oct. 26- Nov. 4.
GLASGOW: Americana Festival, features international musicians, through Oct. 6.
ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, through Oct. 6.
GLASGOW: Great Scottish Run, half marathon, Oct. 6.
PAISLEY: Royal National Mod, celebration of Gaelic culture, Oct. 11-19.
TIREE: Tiree World Classic, windsurfing competitions and entertainment, Oct. 12-18.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 18-20.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 18-27.
EDINBURGH: Andy Warhol exhibition, free entry, Scottish Parliament, Oct. 25-Jan. 25.
EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Halloween celebrations, High Street, Oct. 31.
ROTA: Fiestas Patronales de Rota, through Oct. 7.
O’GROVE: Seafood festival, through Oct. 13.
NERJA: Feria de Nerja, Oct. 9-12.
CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, Oct. 11-19.
SITGES: International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Oct. 11-20.
FRIBOURG: International Guitar Festival, through Oct. 5.
LUCERNE: World Band Festival, through Oct. 6.
LUGANO: Autumn Festival, features regional culinary specialties, through Oct. 6.
ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Zurich Congress House, tickets required, through Oct. 7.
FRIBURG: International Guitar Festival, through Oct. 12.
ALBEUVE: Return of the cattle from the mountain, with folklore market, Oct. 5.
HUTTWIL: Swiss Cheese Market, Oct. 5 & 6.
LUCERNE: Määs Autumn Fair, Oct. 5-20.
ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Oct. 11-13.
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.
ZURICH: Jazznojazz Festival, jazz, soul, Latin and more, Oct. 30-Dec. 2.
BASEL: Autumn Fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 26-Nov. 10.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Half Marathon, Oct. 6.
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.