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Events Calendar


We've picked out an entire year's worth of exciting events at stunning cities across Europe. Whether you'd like to celebrate summer in Paris or discover a winter wonderland in Prague, our Events Calendar will help you set the date and place. Get your diary at the ready, it's going to be one incredible year...

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PARIS - New Year's Day Parade

Paris 01 January 2018

PRAGUE - New Year's Day

Prague

01 January 2018

The party doesn't stop after the New Year's Eve spectacular! Prague's fireworks continue with a bang in an equally stunning display on New Year’s Day. For the best spots to catch the show, head to the Jewish Quarter or the Old Town.

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BARCELONA - Three Kings Parade

Barcelona

05 January 2018

One of Spain’s biggest fiestas, this traditional event sees 'Three Kings' arrive by boat before parading through the streets of Barcelona on giant floats. Stalls, buskers and dancers keep the crowds along the Gran Via well entertained.

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MALAGA - Procession of the Three Kings

Malaga 05 - 06 January 2018

The city centre opens up for a parade of all things traditional. This classic event celebrates the Three Kings upon their arrival.

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VENICE - Carnevale

venice

27 January - 13 February 2018

The world’s best-known baroque fancy-dress party, this sensational shindig is every bit as extravagant as the famous Rio Carnival. It’s definitely one for the bucket list.

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GENEVA – Disney on Ice

Geneva 19 - 20 January 2018

Watch your cherished Disney character favourites take to the ice and put on a show to rid you of your January blues.

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AMSTERDAM - Food Soul Festival

Amsterdam

26 - 28 January 2018

The Food Soul Festival transforms Amsterdam Noord’s Kromhouthal into one massive restaurant, packed with tasty trucks serving up a lip-smacking range of grab ‘n’ go style eats.

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SALZBURG - Mozart Week

Geneva 26 January - 04 February 2018

Pay homage to one of the most famous composers of all time and head along to Mozart Week. Held every January, you can tune into piano performances and orchestral ensembles in celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s contribution to the world of classical music.

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ROME - January Sales

Rome

January 2018

Do as the Italians do and grab some style in the New Year sales. For designer boutiques, it's got to be Via Condotti near the Spanish Steps, or head to the trendy Monti district for more original finds.

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VIENNA - Ball Season

Vienna January - February 2018

At this most star-studded time of year, over 450 balls take place across the city’s grandest venues for elegant evenings of music and waltz. Get your glad rags on and arrive in style on a horse-drawn carriage.

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GENEVA - Art Genève

Geneva

01 - 04 February 2018

A staggering showcase of contemporary and modern art, the event pays homage to local collectors and enthusiasts. It’s essential for creative types.

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BUDAPEST - Mangalica Festival

budapest

09 - 11 February 2018

This is a foodie festival not be missed. Paying homage to the heritage breed Mangalica pig, this event celebrates all things pork with a showcase of tasty produce like smoked hams, salamis and sausages.

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PARIS - Carnival de Paris

paris

11 February 2018

This multi-coloured spectacle attracts thousands of onlookers who come to enjoy the wacky and wonderful costumes, live music and acrobatic acts. It kicks off around 1ish from Place Gambetta and continues into the night around Place de la République.

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ROME - Carnevale

Rome

13 February 2018

One of Italy's biggest and best festivals, this celebration often starts two to three weeks before actual carnival day. You’ll find a crazy swirl of horse shows, races, dancers, music and costumed performers in every corner of this ancient city!

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NICE - Menton Lemon Festival

nice

17 February - 07 March 2018

This luscious Lemon Festival is a larger-than-life party to celebrate the town’s citrus fruit production. Expect soaring sculptures of oranges and lemons that have to be seen to be believed.

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LAS PALMAS - Las Palmas Carnival

Las Palmas

February – March 2018

For over 500 years, Las Palmas has held its vibrant annual carnival. From concerts to contests, parties to parades, this is an event not to be missed!

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FARO - Carnival

Faro

February 2018

A week-long, float-filled colourful parade works its way through Faro, in overly-decorative party fashion. What’s not to like? Get all glitzed-up and join in the fun.

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ALICANTE - Alicante Carnival

Alicante

February 2018

The city comes alive with costumes, parades and endless dancing roughly the same time that pancakes are flipped on Shrove Tuesday. The main thoroughfares fill with festivities.

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MALAGA - Carnival

Malaga

February 2018

If you’ve ever shied away from fancy dress, now’s the time to change your thinking – get your glad rags on, dance to live bands and swoon over fireworks.

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LAS PALMAS - Festival de Ópera

Las Palmas

February - June 2017

Held in Las Palmas and around the Canaries, enjoy this top pick for music buffs. The event has taken place for over 40 years.

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GENEVA - International Motor Show

Geneva

08 - 18 March 2018

Since 1905, vehicular wonders have dazzled classic automobile and supercar buffs. Geneva really gets its engine revving this time of year.

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BARCELONA - Barcelona Marathon

barcelona

18 March 2018

The Barcelona Marathon attracts runners from every corner of the globe. This epic race winds through the seaside city’s sunny streets with famous landmarks lining the way.

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FLORENCE - Florentine New Year

Florence

25 March 2018

The traditional Florentine New Year begins in the Palazzo Vecchio with a morning parade of medieval music and costumes. The celebrations continue at the Piazza SS Annunziata where everyone feasts at an outdoor market bursting with Italian delicacies, followed by an evening concert.

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PRAGUE - Easter Market

Prague

March 2018

Scattered around the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, beautifully decorated wooden huts welcome in the spring season. Discover a display of handmade toys and trinkets, lace goods, local food and of course, Easter eggs!

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AMSTERDAM - Keukenhof Gardens

Amsterdam

March 2018

Watch as the world’s largest flower garden bursts into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours. A unique way to say hello to spring that has to be seen to be believed. Don’t forget your camera!

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BUDAPEST - Buda Castle Easter Market

Budapest

March 2018

With food stalls, handicrafts and live folk music, this three-day festival brings to life Hungarian traditions, art and culture for all to enjoy. Be sure to make a beeline for the wine terrace to check out the local tipples.

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ROTTERDAM - Museumnacht

Rotterdam

March 2018

For a night out with a twist, explore the 30 museums and galleries that come to life for an unusual evening of discovery.

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MONACO - Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival

Monaco

March - April 2018

The springtime event showcases all sorts of talent, from art to piano-based live music. It’s a real visual stir, so go and check it out.

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MALAGA - Semana Santa

Malaga

25 March - 01 April 2018

The Holy Week takes place just before Easter Sunday and really captures the reality of the holiday through procession down the main streets.

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VIENNA - Schonbrunn Palace Easter Market

Vienna

April 2018

Soak up the atmosphere as you learn all about Austrian Easter traditions. Hop around the heaps of stalls, selling up everything from artisan Easter eggs to handmade gifts and traditional souvenirs.

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AMSTERDAM - Museum Weekend

Amsterdam

April 2018

For one weekend each year, museums around the Netherlands put on a programme of unique events for a reduced price. Amsterdam’s the place to be with almost 20 of its museums taking part, including the sensational Science Center NEMO.

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PALMA - Semana Santa

Palma

April 2018

The Holy Week is widely celebrated in every Spanish city, but the traditional celebrations are well showcased in Palma. It ties in with Easter, so enjoy the feast!

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PRAGUE - Easter Markets

Prague

March - April 2018

Set around the main squares, beautifully decorated wooden huts welcome the spring season. Discover displays of handmade toys, local food and of course, Easter eggs!

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ROME - Natale di Roma

Rome

21 April 2018

With fireworks and free entrance to various museums and historical sites, Rome celebrates its birthday with a bang. Don’t miss all the festivities.

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MURCIA - Bando de la Huerta

Murcia

03 April 2018

Held annually on the first Tuesday after Easter, the Bando de la Huerta brings a wave of excitement to Murcia. Look out for the regional costumes, a vibrant parade and plenty of tasty treats to try.

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ROME - Rome Marathon

Rome

08 April 2018

Get your running shoes on for something a little different in the Italian capital. Beat your personal best by a backdrop of amazing architecture.

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BARCELONA - La Diada de Sant Jordi

Barcelona

23 April 2018

'Lovers’ Day' commemorates the death of Catalonia’s patron saint, so it’s pretty big news in Spain’s event calendar. La Rambla transforms into a huge market selling books and flowers, as it’s local tradition for men and women to exchange these as gifts.

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PARIS - Foire du Trone

Paris

March - May 2018

Europe's largest pop-up funfair attracts millions of visitors to the Bois de Vincennes park every year. Rides, shows and circus performers entertain kids and adults alike from noon till midnight every day.

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ROME - Vatican Evening Visits

florence

May - October

From May to October, you can visit the Vatican Museums at night. Every Friday, spaces like the Egyptian Museum, Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel open up to small tour groups so you can see these famous sights in peace.

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BARCELONA - Spanish Grand Prix

Barcelona

May 2018

Join thousands of fans for sun, tapas and roaring engines. Check out Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel and competitors as they drive for the prize.

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GIRONA - Temps de Flors

Girona

12 - 20 May 2018

Girona sees its streets in full bloom for the annual flower show. From traditional displays to artistic installations, expect a kaleidoscope of colours covering virtually every building.

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CANNES - Cannes Film Festival

Cannes

6 – 14 May 2018

Since 1939, the trailing couture gowns of the red carpet have almost trumped the silver screen successes as actors hit town for the awards.

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BUDAPEST - Budai Gourmet Festival

budapest

May 2018

Wineries, restaurants and artisan foodies of all sorts, showcase the best of their produce at this 3-day gastro festival. Held at Millenáris Park, the event includes tastings, classes and plenty of stalls.

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PARIS - La Nuit des Musées

paris

May 2018

This is a night not to be missed as Paris’s best museums open their doors after dark for free. Delve into the delights of the Louvre and see the world-famous Mona Lisa or discover something more contemporary at the cutting-edge MAC/VAL.

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PRAGUE - Liberation Day

Prague

May 2018

Marking the end of World War II, pay your respects to the historic events of the 1930s and 40s across Europe on VE Day.

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ROTTERDAM - TREK, Food Truck Festival

Rotterdam

May 2018

Free entry, free food, open-air eating – what’s not to like? TREK turns humble mobile kitchens into the root of all tasty dishes, with a side of live music.

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PRAGUE - Czech Beer Festival

prague

May 2018

This atmospheric festival has over 150 varieties of beers to try including exclusive brews you can’t taste anywhere else. Make your way round each tent before relaxing in the beer garden to catch a line-up of live music.

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NICE - Monaco F1 Grand Prix

monaco

24 - 27 May 2018

No circuit on the F1 calendar quite compares to the glamour of Monaco. Swan round Casino Square, drink champagne and watch out for VIPs on their superyachts bobbing in the harbour.

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FLORENCE - Festival of the Cricket

Florence

May 2018

Bizarrely enough, this festival sees locals buy crickets to give to others as a well-wishing token. It’s been going on for years, so you ought to check it out.

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GIRONA - Sea Otter Europe Cycling Festival

Girona

02 - 04 June 2017

This cyclist festival features sports, outdoor events and fairs with competitions, exhibitions and all kind of activities related with the bicycle.

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VIENNA - Rock in Vienna

vienna

02 - 05 June 2017

This three-day festival rocks out on Vienna's Danube Island. Expect a pretty mixed line-up ranging from American rockers Kings of Leon, to punk-fuelled Toten Hosen.

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VIENNA - Jazz Festival

vienna

09 June - 10 July 2017

It isn’t just operatic performances to expect if you’re mad about music. Here in Vienna, there’s a jazz event showing off some of the most championed international acts.

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GIRONA - Cycling Festival

Girona

12 - 18 June 2017

Featuring the Girona Gran Fondo, Twilight Crit, Hill climb and much more, this week-long cycling event brings hundreds of riders from all over the world together.

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TOULOUSE - Toulouse International Art Festival

Toulouse

May - June 2018

A kaleidoscope of art and creation, the free festival is the perfect blend of videography, photography, painting and performances.

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VIENNA - Opera on the Square

vienna

June 2017

If you’re not sure you like opera, why not try it for free? Head to Karajan-Platz throughout May and you can pull up a chair in front of a big screen showing of a live performance. That way, you can experience the show without spending a penny.

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TOULOUSE - Rio Loco

Toulouse

15 - 18 June 2017

Embrace a carnival vibe and enjoy tasting innovative food, on-trend alcoholic beverages from around the continent and party by the Garonne River.

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PISA - Luminara di San Ranieri

Pisa

16 June 2017

Before feasting the next day, locals take to the streets for this candlelit showcase. The illumination is a traditional event hosted annually.

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ALICANTE - Hogueras de San Juan

Girona

20 June 2017

Flock to the castle for firework displays and a whole lot of cheer as summer kicks off. Eat, drink and be merry at this annual tradition.

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PALMA - Superyacht Cup

Palma

21 June - 24 June 2017

The longest running regatta of its kind in Europe, this glitzy four-day event sees the affluent race yachts on an international stage.

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VERONA - Verona Opera Festival

Verona

23 June – 27 August 2017

Verona and opera go way back. The world’s third largest theatre is the ideal spot for dramatic and dazzling vocal displays.

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PISA - Gioco del Ponte

Pisa

25 June 2017

The Bridge of Pisa Game combines a procession by the Arno River and the following battle. It’s a test of team wit and strength, bringing together the masses.

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TOULOUSE - Les Siestes Electroniques

Toulouse

VENICE - Art Night Venezia

venice

17 June 2017

Venice says hello the start of summer with a night of free art. Around 100 museums and galleries around the city welcome you in to enjoy a special evening of workshops, readings and concerts.

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MONACO - Monte Carlo Fashion Week

Monaco

01 - 03 June 2017

For exquisite pieces and exciting new trends, take a seat and watch the catwalk come to life in this showcase of innovative collections.

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VIENNA - Vienna Festival

Vienna

12 May - 18 June 2017

The annual theatre and music festival offers five weeks of top stage productions by international ensembles

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PARIS - Midsummer Fireworks

paris

June 2017

Midsummer starts with a bang as Paris celebrates the shortest night of the year with a colourful firework display. Taking place on Ile Saint Louis, grab a spot along the Quai Saint-Bernard for the best views.

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NAPLES - Napoli Pizza Village

Naples

17-25 June 2017

Celebrating all things pizza, the week-long festival is a showcase of the region’s most famous dish. With competitions, demonstrations and plenty of tastings, make sure you turn up hungry!

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AMSTERDAM - Robeco Summer Nights

amsterdam

01 July - 31 August 2017

Summer Nights series is an integral part of Amsterdam's cultural calendar. The jam-packed programme pushes the boundaries with classical concerts, swinging jazz and lively pop offerings.

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PARIS - Paris Plages

20 July - 18 August 2017

What could be better than kicking back at the beach after a long day of sightseeing? You’re in luck, as July sees the banks of the Seine transform into a chic scene of sand, deckchairs and beach-based entertainment.

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BUDAPEST - F1 Budapest

budapest

28 July - 30 July 2017

20km north of the stunning city, the Hungaroring comes to life with F1. Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes – cheer on your team as you admire this buzzing circuit.

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NICE - Les Concerts Du Cloitre

nice

19 July - 12 August 2017

These classical concerts take place in the Cimiez Monastery – a unique venue that only opens during this event. Enjoy balmy summer nights in Nice’s most beautiful garden and enjoy a magical view of the city at night.

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VENICE - Festival of the Redeemer

venice

15 - 16 July 2017

A local favourite, this festival sees thousands take to the Grand Canal in boats decorated with flowers and balloons. Next, a magnificent firework display light up the Floating City. A gondola regatta follows the next day.

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VIENNA - Film Festival

dusseldorf

03 July - 07 July 2017

In July there is a special treat in store for music film fans with outstanding operas, ballets, and pop concerts on film. Open-air gastronomic services provide culinary treats late into the night.


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NICE - Fête de la Mer

Nice

13 - 16 July 2017

The Celebration of the Sea is one of Nice’s religious traditions, combining a procession of fishermen with a boat-burning to finish.

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NICE - Nice Jazz Festival

Nice

17 - 21 July 2017

With a backdrop of gorgeous gardens, this classic annual festival showcases the finest jazz. Back in 1948, it opened as the first of its kind in the world.

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NICE - Ironman France

Nice

23 July 2017

Spilling out onto Nice’s delightful waterfront, this epic and historic triathlon gets even more intense as it passes through the city. It’s big on spectators, too.

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MONACO - Concerts at the Prince’s Palace

Monaco

July 2017

Throughout the month, you’ll be privy to some musical masterpieces of mostly the classical variety in these grand royal confines.

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LUCCA - Summer Festival

Lucca

July 2017

Piazza Napoleone is the ideal venue for watching great live performances from top acts. You simply can’t miss this summertime extravaganza.

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ROME - Festa de Noantri

Rome

16 July 2017

Held in one of Rome’s liveliest night quarters, expect plenty of food, wine and dancing. The city's grand bridges are a great spot to watch the procession along the Tiber.

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KRAKOW - Summer Jazz Festival

Krakow

July 2017

If you’re a fan of jazz, there’s no better place in Poland for live sets. The festival gets pretty animated, so get ready for a sensational summer of music.

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ALICANTE - Jazz Festival

Alicante

July 2017

Around various bars and venues in Alicante, the sound of smooth jazz will ring pretty loudly as a whole list of acclaimed artists command the room.

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BARCELONA - Summer Festival

Barcelona

07 - 09 July 2017

Known as ‘The Grec’, you’re in for a treat in this Greek-style amphitheatre. It’s one for a super mix of artists, so get ready for an international fiesta of musical fun.

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AMSTERDAM - Mysteryland

amsterdam

26 - 27 August 2017

With fairy-tale surroundings, open fields and intimate spaces, Mysteryland has built up a reputation as one of the most unique dance festival locations in the world.

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BUDAPEST - Sziget Festival

budapest

09 - 16 August 2017

Dance around the Danube and catch 100s of acts as they take over Budapest’s pretty-as-a-picture Óbuda Island for a week-long music extravaganza.

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MALAGA - Feria de Malaga

Malaga

12 - 19 August 2017

Indulge in food and wine as you enjoy one of the biggest events in the city. There’s a massive free funfair at night for all the fun.

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FLORENCE - Palio Di Siena

florence

16 August 2017

“Il Palio” is a 90-second bareback dash around the enormous Piazza del Campo – a competition that has occurred every year (save for one during World War II) since the first stallions lined up in 1656. No tickets necessary.

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PARIS - Rock en Seine

paris

25 - 27 August 2017

Under the leafy canopies of the Saint Cloud Park, this three-day event showcases the best musicians from the world of rock, coupled with a cool, party atmosphere. It's definitely a highlight of the city's music line-up.

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BERLIN - Berlin Beer Festival

Berlin

04 - 06 August 2017

Think Munich, but on a smaller scale. With over 3,000 lagers and pilsners to sample, you’re about to discover just why Germany is recognised for its beer.

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BERLIN - Long Night of Museums

Berlin

26 August 2017

So the animals don’t come to life with Ben Stiller, but exploring your choice of around 100 museums at night is a fantastic experience.

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VENICE - Film Festival

Venice

28 August - 6 September 2017

The Lido island has the privilege of hosting all the stars in this classic festival of cinematography. It’s up there with Cannes and Berlin.

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FARO – FolkFaro

Faro

19 - 27 August 2017

Dancing is the name of the game as folk performers flock to the streets for live performances. Over 300 people get the party started in this Algarvian spot.

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AMSTERDAM - Heritage Days

venice

09 - 10 September 2017

For a few days in September, the doors are open to some of the city’s most important buildings, monuments and private homes. And best of all, it’s free of charge.

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BUDAPEST - Budapest Wine Festival

budapest

07 - 10 September 2017

Growing increasingly popular with an arts festival and  live performances, the event hosted at Buda Castle allows you sample some of the best Hungarian wines on offer!

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PARIS - Fête de la Gastronomie

paris

22 - 24 September 2017

This is your chance to celebrate fine French food and wine for an even finer price. Keep your eye out for all sorts of restaurants offering 2-for-1 deals throughout the month.

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FLORENCE - Festival of the Lanterns

florence

07 September 2017

A colourful procession of paper lanterns light up the city to mark the Virgin Mary’s birthday. There’s also a huge market offering an array of delicious fresh produce.

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VENICE - Burano Regatta

venice

17 September 2017

Similar to the famous Regatta Storico, this race takes place around the lovely island of Burano – just a short 40-minute boat trip from Venice.

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CANNES - Cannes International Boat Show

Cannes

12 - 17 September 2017

The city gets particularly nautical for a few days, showcasing its snazziest yachts and cruisers. Take some time out to gawp at the swish vessels.

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VERONA - Tocati

Verona

September 2017

The traditional games festival is designed to keep young minds alert, with spinning tops and marbles to play with alongside live concerts.

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KRAKOW - Whiskey Festival

Krakow

09 September 2017

Aged and best served over ice, the amber of the Gods is celebrated here in Krakow. Try a tipple as the festival welcomes liquor fans through its door.

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GIRONA - Girona Film Festival

Girona

27 - 30 September 2017

The best of Spanish art-house cinema is in town. Film buffs are in for a treat as independent productions hit the screens in various venues.

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AMSTERDAM - Bokbier Festival

Amsterdam

27 - 29 October 2017

This annual beer festival allows you to sample over fifty varieties of beer. Not only that, there's loads of live music to add to the party atmosphere.

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VIENNA - Long Night of the Museums

vienna

07 October 2017

This is your chance to explore over 130 museums after dark. Between 6pm and 1am, you can experience some of the city’s finest art and exciting exhibitions, without the crowds.

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BUDAPEST - Restaurant Week

budapest

12 - 18 October 2017

A range of Budapest’s best restaurants show off their culinary skills with a week of special deals. Many even offer a fixed-price 3-course menu for as little as £10.

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NAPLES - International Film Festival

Naples

26 - 29 October 2016

This eminent event on the Naples calendar, invites an A-list crowd to a cinematic showdown of the best local and international flicks. Look out for Hollywood stalwarts like Harvey Keitel.

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AMSTERDAM - Light Festival

amsterdam

30 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

This spectacular showing of light and sculpture transforms Amsterdam into a dazzling carnival of colour every evening. Take the Illuminade walking route by light installations created by famed artists, or ride the Water Colours route on the River Amstel.

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BUDAPEST - Christmas Markets

budapest

13 November 2017 - 06 January 2018

Vörösmarty tér, is the place to head to see the city's largest Fair. Lovely during the day, this place is even more magical at night when the square is illuminated with twinkling fairy lights.

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PRAGUE - Christmas Markets

prague

26 November 2017 - 01 January 2018

Around the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, you’ll find scenes of Christmas joy. Wander round the rows of alpine-style huts selling handcrafted trinkets, hearty fare and steaming mugs of spiced brandy.

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PARIS - Christmas Markets

christmas markets

Mid November 2017 - Beginning to January 2018

The Village of Father Christmas along Boulevard Saint-Germain complement the rows of alpine huts lining the Champs-Élysées. They’re coveted places for wandering around festivities galore.

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ROME - Jazz Festival

rome

06 - 23 November 2017

Throughout most of November, you can get your fill of jazz concerts at the wonderful Auditorium Parco della Musica.

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VIENNA - Christmas Markets

budapest

November 2017 - January 2018

Lit-up stalls, enchanting cathedrals, kitsch wooden gifts – Vienna becomes a festive funfair. Enjoy a mug of warm punch by the Ferris wheel and in horse-drawn carriages.

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SALZBURG - Waldklang

Salzburg

17 November – 26 December 2017

As night draws in during November and December, Salzburg opens up for dazzling light and sound installations, of all sorts of shapes, like flowers and animals. The forest fills with music to set the scene for these grand bulbs, so take your time to discover this fantasy world.

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BERLIN - Christmas Markets

Berlin

Early November – late December 2017

If you’re a fiend for all things festive, then Berlin will meet your every bauble-adorned need. Grab a Glühwein and get cracking – there are 60 markets to get stuck into, Lebkuchen and all!

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KRAKOW - Christmas Markets

Krakow

November 2017 - January 2018

Shop for baubles and tinkling tree decorations, feast on local treats, and soak up the air of total magic in the square.

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NEW YORK - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York

23 November 2017

Every year, the department store Macy’s hosts a huge parade through the streets. Expect giant balloons, colourful floats, and live performances by famous artists.

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NEW YORK - Black Friday

New York

24 November 2017

Aside from the jostling, you might be able to bag yourself some incredibly cheap deals on technology and more. So get in line if you dare…

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NEW YORK - Union Square Holiday Market

New York

November – December 2017

Browse 100 stalls of handmade goodies, including authentic crafted toys, warming soups and mulled wine. It’s a wonder-filled way to embrace all the festive cheer.

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NEW YORK - Grand Central Holiday Fair

New York

November – December 2017

Held in the chandelier-lit Vanderbilt Hall, 76 specially selected stalls are brimming with Christmassy decorations you won’t find anywhere else. It’s perfect for picking up a souvenir.

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AMSTERDAM - Christmas markets

amsterdam

December 2017

The main markets are located at either end of the Leidsestraat, but with over 26 markets areas to choose from you can take your pick! The ice rink and food stands are usually at Leidseplein until early January.

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PRAGUE - Ice Rink

prague

End of December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Ice Rinks spring up in various locations around the city including the Old Town square. Put your boots on and take to the ice..

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ROME - New Year's Eve

rome

31 December 2017

A New Year’s Eve in Rome will be unforgettable. Head to piazza del Popolo for the free concert then get a good vantage point to view the city and watch thousands and thousands of fireworks light it up.

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PARIS - Ice Skating

rome

December 2017 - March 2018

Housed in the Hotel de Ville, the Mayor of Paris’s residence, the skating rink is open for the winter season.  Ice skates can be rented at a nominal amount, and little ones can also play on the ice by being pushed on a small ice-truck platform.  Other skate rinks include Le Grand Palais, Trocadero and Place de la Concorde.

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SALZBURG - Advent Magic in Hellbrunn

Salzburg

December 2017

A giant advent calendar, petting zoo and quaint fairytale train unfold in the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace. Meander around alpine trees topped with thick snow, and stalls selling festive treats and delicate wooden trinkets and ornaments. So, come and explore this wonderland of icicle-covered conifers and crafts.

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SALZBURG - Christmas Market on Mirabell Square

Salzburg

December 2017

Grab a mug of mulled wine and get ready to saunter around chocolate box huts as the festive season gets underway. No matter your age, you’re guaranteed to feel full of cheer after visiting this tangle of stalls in front of the palace. Browse glittering baubles, handmade gifts and more.

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KRAKOW - New Year’s Concert

Krakow

31 December 2017

See in the New Year in style. The firework displays are enough to warm your cockles on this chilly final night of the year, but don’t miss the bar parties afterwards.

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ALICANTE - Nochevieja

Alicante

31 December 2017

You can’t miss celebrating the New Year. But here, as the clock strikes, you’ve got to eat a grape on every chime. Then let the champagne flow…

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GENEVA - Genève Marché International de Nöel

Geneva

December 2017

Wrap up and find all things fun and festive at Geneva’s international Christmas market. Trinkets, decorations, edible treats – it has all the favourites of any festive shopping experience.

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All above dates and events are subject to change

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