Early: International Puppet Festival. Hydra (Greece). On the Saronic Gulf island.
During: International Festival of Classical Theater. Almagro (Spain).Outdoor performances throughout the Manchegan village.
During: International Film Festival. Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic).
During: Summer Festival of Barcelona Grec 98. (Spain). Music, dance and theater performances.
During: Oiled Wrestling Matches. Edirne (Turkey). A traditional sport, 600 years old.
Through Aug.: International Open-air Theater and Music Festival. Wiltz (Luxembourg).
Through Aug.: Musical Evenings in St. Donat. Zadar (Croatia). Performances in the cathedral and open air spectacles.
Through Aug.: Summer Music Festivals. Ravenna (Italy). Including opera and ballet in the remains of the 1457 Fortress of Brancaleone and organ music in the Basilica of San Vitale.
Through Aug.: Epidaurus Festival. (Greece). Ancient tragedy and comedy in the 3rd-century B.C. amphitheater.
Through Aug.: Jazz in the Old Town. Warsaw. World-class artists, mellow sounds.
Through Aug.: Split Summer. (Croatia). Theater, opera, ballet and concerts.
1-14: Flamenco Guitar Festival. Córdoba (Spain). Performances by top musicians, dancers and cante jondo singers.
1-Aug. 31: Music at the Palace. Stockholm. Repertoire extends from the Renaissance to today.
2-5: Murphys Open. Co. Wicklow (Ireland). Championship golf at Druids Glen.
2-19: 32nd Montreaux Jazz Festival. (Switzerland). Held in Miles Davis Hall.
3-12: 20th Copenhagen Jazz Festival. More than 400 performances, indoors and out.
3-5, 9-12, 17-18: Open-Air Opera. Avenches (Switzerland). Turandot and The Barber of Seville performed in Roman amphitheater.
3-19: Opera and Operetta Festival. Kraków (Poland). Works by Donizetti, Mozart, Strauss, Bizet, Puccini and others.
3-31: Music and Opera Festival. Aix-en-Provence (France). Works by Mozart, Percell, Britten, Monteverdi and Bartók.
10-12: North Sea Jazz Festival. The Hague (Holland). From Dixieland to Salsa to Big Bands-and everything in between.
10-Aug. 25: Dubrovnik Summer Festival. (Croatia). Drama, traditional and classical music, dance and opera.
11: Hälsinge Hambo. Hälsingland (Sweden). Join in this festive and colorful long-line dance.
12-19: Haminia Tattoo. (Finland). International millitary music festival.
12-26: Galway Arts Festival. (Ireland). Theater, concerts and art exhibits, as well as street entertainers and traditional Irish songs and dance.
13-18: Molde International Jazz Festival. (Norway). More than 400 artists perform.
14: Bastille Day. (Throughout France). In Paris, a parade on the Champs Élysées and fireworks at sundown.
Mid-: Umbria Jazz. Perugia (Italy). Two-week festival in towns throughout the region features notable musicians.
15-Aug. 31: Okarina. Bled (Slovenia). Colorful folk festival at a tranquil mountain lake resort.
16-19: British Open. Merseyside. At the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
16-Aug. 20: Bregenz Festival. (Austria). Music in the beautiful Vorarlberg.
21, 25, Aug. 4 & 11: 33rd International Festival of Fireworks. Monte Carlo.
20: Feast of the Redeemer. Venice. Procession of gondolas and other craft commemorate the end of the 1575 epidemic.
22-30. International Festival of Highland Folklore. Zakopane (Poland). Music, dance and traditional costumes.
24-Aug. 31. Salzburg Festival. (Austria). A salute to performing arts, including concerts, opera and theater.
25-Aug. 28: Richard Wagner Festival. Bayreuth (Germany). Annual event for opera fans.
26-Aug. 13: 47th Pablo Casals Festival. Prades (France). Featuring the worlds finest chamber ensembles in more than 20 concerts.
31-Aug. 3: Volvo Scandinavian Masters. Barsebäck (Sweden). Golf tournament in the Skĺne countryside.
AugustDuring: Formula One Grand Prix. Francor-Champs (Belgium). Yearly competition.
During: Revival of Aphrodite Rituals. Pafos (Cyprus). Traditional celebration includes a parade, feasts, songs and dances near where the goddess is said to have risen from the sea.
During: Çanakkale/Troy Festival. (Turkey). Folklore performances near Homers Troy and historic Mt. Ida.
Through Sept. Renaissance Festival. Rethymno, Crete (Greece). Music, dance, theater, cinema and visual arts in and around a stunning Middle Ages theater.
1-2: Peasant Wedding. Bohinj (Slovenia). Festival of traditional wedding customs, with performances, music, dancing and foods.
1-8: Royal National Eisteddfod. Bridgend (Wales). A celebration of Welsh music, arts, crafts and culture.
1-8: 5th Gay Games. Amsterdam. Sports competitions, as well as art exhibits, street parties, a canal parade and fireworks.
5-9: Kerry Gold Horse Show. Dublin. Competition and major social gathering.
7-15: Stockholm Water Festival. What better place for this event than a city built on 14 islands?
7-16: Turku Music Festival. (Finland). Early, classical and contemporary works.
7-29: Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Scotland). Bagpipes wail and kilts whirl.
14-16: 13th Hungarian Grand Prix. Mogyoród. Formula One 77-lap race.
14-16: Fętes de Geneve. (Switzerland).
14-23: Oslo Chamber Music Festival. Annual international event.
14-29: International Music Festival. eský Krumlov (Czech Republic). Held in the medieval castle and châteaux.
15-Dec. 6: From Memling to Pourbus. Bruges (Belgium). An exhibit of Flemish art, ranging from the late Middle Ages to early modern, from Gothic to renaissance works.
16-Sept. 5: Edinburgh International Festival. (Scotland). Music, theater and more.
19-Sept. 13. Voices & Flowers. Amsterdam. Beautiful sounds and sights in more than 200 concerts and events.
21-27: Rose of Tralee International Festival. (Ireland). The rose is chosen from girls of Irish descent.
21-Sept. 6: Helsinki Festival. Annual celebration of performing and visual arts.
23-Sept. 6: Scheuberfouer. Luxembourg City. Traditional shepherds market which was founded in 1340 by John the Blind.
27-Sept. 3: Judaic Summer Festival. Budapest. Music, dance, food, film and fine art in and around the Dohány Street Synagogue.
27-Sept. 6: Ibsen Festival. Oslo. Performances of the Norwegian playwrights works.
28-29: Medieval Festival. Horsens (Denmark). A Jutland town steps back in time with costumed inhabitants in a marketplace, street artists and a tournament of knights.
28-Sept. 6: Ĺrhus Festival. (Denmark). Performing arts in East Jutland.
SeptemberDuring: Autumn in Vinkovci. (Croatia). Traditional costumes, music and dance from all over the country.
Through Oct.: William Tell Festival. Altdorf (Switzerland). An open-air play with 80 actors.
Through Oct.: Vara din Baroque Evenings. (Croatia). Top artists and ensembles perform.
1-13: Lemesos Wine Festival. (Cyprus). Food, music, dance and free wine in the Municipal Gardens.
3-6: World Kayak/Canoe Championship. Szeged (Hungary). Entrants from more than 50 countries compete in 26 races.
4-20: Golden Days in Copenhagen. A festival of performances and exhibits focusing on the period 1800-1850.
6: Historical Regatta. Venice. Gondola race with decorated boats and costumed participants.
6-12: RúRek Jazz Festival. Reykjavík.
6-12: Madeira Wine Festival. (Portugal). The grapes are harvested, and parades and folklore events celebrate the islands eponymous drink. 14-Oct. 4: Oktoberfest. Munich (Germany). The worlds best-known beer festival, with sing-alongs and gemütlichkeit.
15-30: Chamber Music Festival. Plovdiv (Bulgaria). In the 18th- and 19th-century surroundings of the citys Old Quarter.
18-Dec. 6: Dirk Bouts Exhibit. Leuven (Belgium). Includes the 15th-century Flemish primitive painters masterpiece, The Last Supper.
19-Oct. 4: 19th Biennial International Antiques Fair. Paris. This year featuring rare books and jewelry.
20-24. La Mercé. Barcelona (Spain). Giant figures with huge papier-mâché heads parade through streets and squares in honor of Our Lady of Mercy.
24-27: Galway Oyster Festival. (Ireland). Food, music and dance.
28-Jan. 4: Gustave Moreau. Paris. Retrospective exhibit of the l9th-century painter (1826-1898) at the Grand Palais.