Amsterdam’s Light Festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists.
GLOW is an annual light art festival which is organised by the GLOW Eindhoven Foundation. The festival is accessible for free. This year, the festival takes place for the 14th time, from 9 until 16 November.
Join hundreds of visitors interested in the cultural and gastronomic traditions of this unique area of the Southern Great Hungarian plain. Teams of sausage makers have to create the ultimate raw sausage against the clock, and a party atmosphere ensues as they compete for a small number of top places. Visitors can watch the fun and sample authentic local food and drink.
The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event
Signal Festival is a four-day festival of light art and emerging technologies in Prague
Founded in 1967 BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) has continually followed and supported the latest theatre trends, becoming thus one of the biggest and the most important European festivals.
the World straightest SUP race
in September, Ghent Flanders Festival kicks off the cultural season with OdeGand
The key wine and culinary festival in Slovenia in honour of the Oldest Vine in the World. Wine and food, culture and entertainment. The Old Vine Festival is a culinary and cultural tribute to the oldest vine in the world, which grows on Lent, the oldest part of Maribor.
POW! WOW! Festival is the best-known street art festival in the world. Apart from music, in September each year, there’ll be a whole lot of street art to be enjoyed during POW! WOW! Rotterdam.
Every September tens of thousands of people visit Buda Castle to celebrate wine at Hungary’s greatest wine festival. In the unique setting hundreds of exhibitors showcase their wines from all around Hungary and even from a few foreign countries. Even if you are not the wine expert, the ambience and the programs guarantee an unforgettable time spent in Budapest!
Organic Live Fest is a festival of sustainable development with content designed to help raise awareness of every individual to live a healthy lifestyle
Since 1945, this unusual festival brings together crowds of people every year, ready to have a great time hurling tomatoes at each other. The number of participants increases year after year as well as the excitement about La Tomatina Festival. It has been officially declared as Festivity of International Tourist Interest.
Many of the events are free and the program promotes Irish natural, built and cultural heritage.
Under the name Nišville during its previous 19 editions festival has evolved into the most visited jazz festival in the region
Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in the Tøyen Park, Oslo. It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 and has become one of Norway’s biggest and most important music festivals. 2019 line up uncludes The Cure, Robyn, Karpe and Sigrid.
The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is the oldest festival of its kind in Bulgaria. Traditionally, styles and groups presenting the diversity of various directions in the genre participate in the program. Unforgettable concerts by great names on the global jazz scene – the saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Candy Dulfer, Igor Butman, Charlez Papazov, Benny Golson, the guitarists Philip Catherine with his band, Steve Hackett with the Hungarian band Jabe and many others, have been conducted.
MetalDays Festival will present you a friendly and absolutely relaxed atmosphere, perfect for you to just forget about all the worries and enjoy your most likely best holiday ever! Over the years, MetalDays festival has become a synonym for real music festival holidays.
ARLEMM is a cultural and educational manifestation that brings together the most eminent artists, professors and lecturers from different fields of art
This international music festival takes place over the course of four weeks during July and August in the historic jewel of South Bohemia – Český Krumlov. The venues include interesting venues, in particular, the unique areas of the Castle and Château of Český Krumlov.
The most spectacular music festival in the world. Held annually in the municipality of Træna in Nordland county, Norway.
Very diverse lineups that spread over 20 different stages and the additional 20 zones in the priceless scenography of the colossal 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, built upon a rock looking over the Danube to the charming city of Novi Sad, are one of the EXIT’s distinctive features that again left many lost for words.
Steeped in a rich heritage, the Montreux Jazz Festival is being lovingly polished like a treasured LP. On the A- side: three paying venues with their own specific personalities. On the B-side: a selection of free events, fully remastered for this edition.
The Lent Festival is the biggest open-air festival in Slovenia and one of the biggest in Europe. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of a city. Of a city entering summer. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of mingling. Mingling with glances. With smiles. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of senses. Music. Theatre. Dance. Cuisine. Festival Lent is culture. The culture of Maribor. Unique, and one of a kind.
“Tarragona, City of Human Towers”, is a pioneering initiative that came about in 2013 with the dual aim of achieving recognition and tourism positioning by bringing both the people of the city, those who were not in one of the groups, and tourists closer to the human tower building World.
This very special hike has become the culinary highlight of the summer in the Saas Valley, where the highest mountains in Switzerland stand. A real treat for all the senses that combines gastronomy and incredible nature, this Gourmet trail is a magical experience for both palate and spirit.
Founded in 1977, this annual festival takes place in Polverigi and Ancona near the Adriatic Sea. This year there will be some two dozen shows, all of which will touch on themes involving identity and transformation.
A musical experience in Litomyšl, the birthplace of the founder of Czech national music, Bedřich Smetana. The main program consists of opera productions, concert versions of operas, gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and songbook evenings.
The Street Art Festival on one of the coolest areas of Madrid, Malasaña.
Every year, around the second weekend in June, there is a four-day Viking Festival at the Viking Farm Avaldsnes.
As a permanent festival of national drama script of competition character, Sterija’s Theatre Festival was established in 1956 within the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth and 100th anniversary of the death of the great Serbian comediographer Jovan Popović Sterija.
The Gourmet Festival is considered to be the most prestigious event on the Hungarian gastro calendar, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to taste some of Hungary’s most renowned chefs’ creations. The event endeavours to provide a comprehensive range of high-end Hungarian cuisine by bringing the general public closer to the country’s best restaurants, wineries, gourmet shops and confectioneries.
Rosalia Festival — an easy-going welcome of summer, street food and live concerts in the heart of the most famous park of Budapest! Taste close to 200 Hungarian and foreign rosé and sparkling wines presented by more than 50 wineries in the green heart of the capital. Enjoy wine with plenty of street food, either under the trees or treating yourself in the sunshine, and finish your culinary adventures with quality desserts and artisanal ice cream. In the evenings, it is time for great live concerts on the Jazzy Stage, followed by DJs and party until midnight. Winelovers with family and children do not stay home: we offer programs for kids on each day of Rosalia!
For more than 70 years the Prague Spring International Music Festival has ranked among the top cultural events in the Czech Republic. This presentation of the world’s best musicians, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles is somewhat of a phenomenon as it has survived the political upheavals and dramatic cultural changes in the seven decades of its existence. This is mostly thanks to its audience, who always appreciated and today still appreciates the true artistic quality on display
The Development Society of Gruyères-Moléson organizes the Cheese Festival in the heart of the medieval town of Gruyères.
Jazzkaar is the biggest jazz festival of the Baltics, held in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, since 1990. Jazzkaar is a festival in April presenting the hottest international and local jazz talents and filling the whole country with great sounds and activities.
In 2016, The Crystal Ship dropped anchor in Ostend. Ever since, the arts festival has turned the coastal town into Belgium’s leading open-air gallery, with over a dozen world-renowned street artists setting sail for it every year.
Famous orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists join together three times a year at the idyllic location of Lake Lucerne to celebrate the joy of music. In the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, which is renowned for its phenomenal acoustics and its exquisite architecture, they entertain an audience that is no less international and sophisticated
City Festival for Tomorrow’s Music, Arts and Ideas! Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is a weeklong celebration of talent, curiosity, creativity and equality.
Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing the monumental and ephemeral cardboard statues that will be devoured by the flames
A festival in the city of Beethoven’s birth. The heart of the Bonn Beethovenfest is the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Belgrade together with Guitar Art Festival will be the world capital of guitar and music
The Belgian edition of the Salon du Chocolat takes place every year at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. Fans of chocolate (everyone), be ready! Nearly 30.000 visitors join the event in just 3 days to admire the work of master chocolatiers and sample chocolate in all its forms at the world´s largest chocolate event.
Ice Music Festival Norway returns to the dark, exotic mountains of Finse
Ljubljana Festival is the biggest, oldest and most important festival in both Slovenia and the wider region. Over the years, it has become a way of life during the summer holidays for residents and visitors of Ljubljana alike; and for visitors not only from surrounding countries but from far beyond as well
Saint Moritz Gourmet Festival is one of the most important gastronomic festivals in Switzerland and over the years, it has become a culinary event of international reference, with the presence of important international master chefs. For five days, the Upper Engadin transforms itself into a paradise for foodies.
Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games held in the town of Pernik is the biggest event of this type not only in Bulgaria but on the Balkan Peninsula as well
Smoked meat fair or popular “Pršutijada” by its mass and geographic origin of visitors is one of the national events
Tromsø International Film Festival is a very popular film festival, and an important meeting point for Norwegian and international film industry.
The Küstendorf Film & Music Festival is an annual event held during early January in the village of Drvengrad (also known as Küstendorf) in the Mokra Gora region of Serbia
The Festival del Xató is a unique opportunity to find out about the authentic Vilanova i la Geltrú Xató. The festival includes tasting of tapas made from local products that can be found in the Mercat Municipal del Centre (the town market).
The traditional Festa del Torrone (Nougat Festival) of Cremona is an annual 9-day event taking place in the city of Cremona, Italy, in November, where more than 150 nougat manufacturers present their delicacies from all around the world.
The prestigious, intimate and acoustically acclaimed Monte-Carlo Opera House located inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo is an architectural gem designed by renowned French architect Charles Garnier who also built the Paris Opera House.
The San Miniato National White Truffle Market; is held here every year during the last three weekends of November. It is an important, internationally recognised fair that hosts many gastronomic and cultural events.
In the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the village of Potes hosts the Orujo festival. This festival takes place every year during the second weekend of November. ‘Orujo’ is liquor made from the skins and seeds of crushed grapes. This festival was declared a National Tourist Interest Celebration in 2012.
Since 2002, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts has captivated Galway city and county with an eclectic display of Contemporary Art
At the end of October, chocolate lovers should head to Salon du Chocolat in Paris, a worldwide event that hosts more than 550 international participants and attracts thousands of visitors who, together, celebrate the magic of chocolate. Chocolate and pastry show demonstrations, conferences, courses and a Chocolate Fashion Show are just some of the activities that visitors can enjoy at this five day long chocolate experience!
The Gernika Market is one of the most popular gastronomic festivals in the Basque Country and takes place in the historic centre of Gernika – Lumo on the last Monday of October.
For 10 days the city of Santarém brings together the best regional products in a specially prepared area. Experience the union between tradition and modernity of Portuguese cuisine.
Young Chef Award is a competition organized and promoted by the International Institute of Gastronomy
The international Early Music Festival Orient et Occident focuses on the Oriental culture and its relations with early European, primarily medieval culture. The goal is to create an artistic whole in which the topics are handled in depth from different viewpoints.
Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.
Poboleda celebrates one of the most popular events in the Priorat wine diary: Festa del Vi i la Verema a l’Antiga (the Old Fashioned Wine Harvest Festival), which is planned for mid September every year and is the longest-standing event organized for the Priorat Protected Designation of Origin.
Strange flavours, old and new recipes, unknown combinations and materials. The history of Thessaloniki attracts us also us shows the correct direction
This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. At the same time, there are a variety of activities and entertainment taking place in downtown Funchal and connected with folklore and the traditional wine-making process.
Copenhagen Cooking is a ten-year-old festival that has become the most renowned international cuisine event in Northern Europe and reasserts Copenhagen’s role as the gastro capital of Scandinavia. The winter edition is a real paradise for food lovers that lasts a whole month. The event includes not only new cuisine experiences and food markets but also countless other events across the entire city.
The traditional holiday of Spodnja Idrija attracts many visitors and pilgrims every year. The centre of the celebration is the picturesque church of Our Lady of Assumption, known as Marija na Skalci (Mary on the Rock). A solemn mass is given there every year, followed by a great local feast. According to an old tradition,’štruklji’ (dumplings) were cooked, small wreaths were made, all accompanied by dancing and singing in the whole village.
On the banks of the rushing Kroparica Stream, in the shade of the forested Jelovica Plateau, one of the major iron-forging Slovenian centres lies hidden away: Kropa. Every year, in July, the town celebrates a typical festival focused on the centuries-old iron-forging tradition where visitors can enjoy the preserved iron forgers’ cuisine, customs and excellent singing.
The small town of Cabaces in county Priorat celebrates its annual Olive Oil Fair usually around the 7th December during harvest time. The cultivation of olives has been taking place for thousands of years in this area. The predominant variety grown in the region is Arbequina. The extra virgin olive oil produced here is marketed under the Siurana Protected Designation of Origin.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and one of the busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and around 120 journalists. The festival screens approximately 250 features and over 300 shorts and animations, and attracts the attendance of 80 000 people annually.
Mons Memorial War Museum and the poignant and highly moving Saint Symphorien Cemetery where soldiers from both Commonwealth and Germany lie side by side.
Culinaria is a gastronomic event, with a gastronomic showcase and an on tour version street festival. The gastronomic showcase brings 45 Belgian Chefs, 10 gastronomic ateliers and a gourmet’s market accompanied by music and cultural activities.
The chestnut transforms the landscape of Valle Isarco/Eisacktal in South Tyrol not only in a shining golden hiking paradise in autumn, but also in a radiating center hosting the Valle Isarco chestnut weeks with a culturally-active program.
Alongside boats of all shapes and sizes, Scotland’s Boat Show has plenty to entice visitors on shore, with a dedicated pavilion showcasing delicious, local products.
The town of Cangas del Narcea in Asturias, Spain hosts a celebration of the region’s ancient wine-making tradition every October. The streets are filled with stalls selling traditional products and showcasing local crafts. Visitors can also participate in the many activities scheduled for the Festival.
The Rueda Designation of Origin, although producing white, rosé and red wines, has earned itself a position in the Spanish vinicultural landscape thanks to the white variety Verdejo, the source of the aromatic value of its whites. Each year in October the town hosts its Grape Harvest Festival (Fiesta de la vendimia) which lasts for a weekend.
The city of Dobele, in Latvia, is very popular for two reasons: firstly for the large number of days it is filled with sunshine – more than anywhere else in the country; and secondly for the delicious apples produced there that has earned the town the nickname “The Apple Capital”. At the beginning of October, Dobele celebrates a very popular annual festival in honour of this local symbol, with lots of gastronomic activities.
JESTIVAL is a must-taste event focused on Kobariški štruklji, a traditional local dessert. The festival programme includes conferences and cooking workshops which will take place at Kobarid’s central square. Gourmet food and drinks will be accompanied by good music. Delicious, educational and entertaining!
Come and celebrate the 87th edition of the White Truffle Festival in Alba, Italy from 6th October until 25th November.
Now established as a major cultural event on Dundee’s annual calendar, Dundee Science Festival is hosting a number of special events this year to mark Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. Events include interactive workshops, cooking demonstrations and celebration days with a unique twist.
The fame of the Fiesta del Marisco (Seafood Festival) has travelled beyond Galicia’s borders and each year more and more visitors are drawn to the quality and variety of the best gastronomic products from the Rías Bajas. You can see and taste them on the stands at the fairground, prepared in traditional or innovative ways, while enjoying the traditional music and dance performances.
The traditional Chestnut Festival takes place in October in Hrvatska Kostajnica, a picturesque little Croatian town inhabited by a little more than 1,000 residents. It is located along the river Una on the south-eastern edge of central Croatia on the very border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Germany’s largest vintners procession, election of the Palatinate and German wine queens and German wine fair will take place between 2nd and 15th October 2018.
Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival in the country.
The Museum exhibits a selection of works of art from the Contemporary Art Collection of San Marino, which is formed by over a thousand pieces. Some of them were created by the most renowned Italian artists of the 20th century: Renato Guttuso, Emilio Vedova, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Corrado Cagli, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Enzo Mari, Luigi Ontani and others, together with the most distinguished local painters and sculptors such as Marina Busignani Reffi, Walter Gasperoni, Gilberto Giovagnoli and Patrizia Taddei
September is the perfect time to visit the Little Carpathian wine region near Bratislava. During the Festival, Pezinok, the wine capital of Slovakia, becomes a venue for massive wine tasting. Local bands, authentic food and grape must are all part of it.
The Organic Food and Wine Festival of Hajdúszoboszló is a traditional autumn gastro-cultural event of this Hungarian holiday resort, where the locally prepared food specialities made of organic ingredients and the wines of the finest Hungarian wineries take the forefront.
Umeå Taste Festival was celebrated for the first time in 2014 as the city was designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2014. A variety of street food, merchants, as well as local and regional producers all contribute to make the event a celebration of the food culture. Umeå Taste Festival is divided into different thematic areas so as to be atractive for both visitors and exhibitors.
Over the past years the Budapest International Wine Festival has truly come of age and is now one of the most prestigious events of its kind in Hungary.
Food Festival is a gathering point for everyone interested in food, a place where you will be entertained and challenged. It gathers the best Danish and Nordic breeders, growers and chefs who aspire to create high quality food in balance with nature. Food Festival will fill your stomach as well as your heart and mind. Come an enjoy food delights in Aarhus on September 2th 2016!
Those who love wine and Brussels gastronomy will be delighted by the gastronomic festival eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux. The programme features: outdoor wine tastings, tastings of our Brussels gastronomic delicacies, stimulation of your taste buds, learning about new culinary techniques as well as magical and peaceful walks outdoors. This year the festival will be held at the heart of the Parc de Bruxelles, right in front of the Royal Palace.
The Festa de la Verema takes place during the second weekend of September and includes a whole series of celebratory activities such as the blessing of the first must, treading the grapes, a food and wine fair, crafts stalls, winery tours, wine-tasting courses, competitions, dances, fireworks and many more events over the three days, filling the town with entertainment and promoting the culture of wine-making.
Everybody is welcome to the Riga Food fair to draw inspiration from a diversity of menu ideas, to taste new products as well as to see professional chefs, pastry cooks and bartender competitions.
The Foie Gras Festival (Libamáj Fesztivál) is a unique culinary event held in Budapest. In addition to the many goose specialties there will be plenty of entertainment for visitors.
The Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is an annual event taking place in September at the Loch Lomond Shores.
Belgium is a paradise for beer lovers. There are almost 450 different types of beer in the country. For those who want to taste as many beers as possible in a short period of time, the Belgian Beer Weekend is the perfect occasion. It is held every September at the Grand Place, in the centre of Brussels, where a large number of breweries gather together to offer visitors the authentic taste of Belgian Beer.
The festival was first held in 1984. It lasts for 10 days, during which time visitors may enjoy over 70 events – plays, open-air concerts, chamber music, jazz concerts, and films. The art gallery in Sozopol’s Old Town organizes exhibits and literary evenings as part of the festival.
All the routes lead to Rome. However, these goose routes lead to 100-year old tradition of goose baking in the village of Slovenský Grob, located just 20 kilometres from Bratislava.
The Mainz Wine Market in the Romantic City Park takes place between August 23rd to 26th and August 30th to 2nd, 2018. Once a year anyone and everyone who produces sells or just enjoys wine in the region takes part in a get-together in Mainz’s Stadtpark (city park).
Frankfurt’s favorite tipple Apfelwine (apple wine) is a type of cider made from time-houred apples. Try any of the excellent varieties available at the festival’s numerous stands and traditional stalls.
Carlingford Oyster Festival is held every year since the late nineties. It promises four days of Oysters and lots of fun. The festival is a family orientated festival with Oyster treasure hunt, world crab fishing, street entertainment, children’s activities, live music, water regattas, food market and gourmet events including Carlingford’s Chowder Sunday.
Taking place in Sinj, Croatia, for more than 300 years, the Sinjska Alka is a chivalric tournament when knights on horses gallop at full speed on the main street, while performing skills challenges such as throwing lances through an iron ring hanging on a rope. The name of the tournament derives from the word alka, or ring, a word of Turkish origin that reflects the historical co-existence and cultural exchange between two different civilizations.
Good wine accompanied by good music: nourishment for body and soul! This is all you need for a “gastro-jazz” jamboree. The 2016 installment of the oldest continuous annual jazz festival will pair up with the most popular wine festival of the Northern Alföld region to feature 33 jazz bands and 50 top-ranked Hungarian wineries to enchant jazz buffs as well as wine lovers.
The festival EUROPA CANTAT, initiated by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat and held every three years, is the central meeting point of the choral world. It first began in 1961 in Passau, Germany and now has been held in 18 different cities around Europe – and in 2018 for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia. This unique festival brings together more than 4000 singers, conductors, composers and choral managers from Europe and beyond for 10 days of singing delight.
Sabile Wine Festival is celebrated during the last weekend of July since 1999 in honour of the town’s symbol – Sabile Wine Hill. This festival is one of the most awaited events in the small town of Sabile.
A festival of street food that shines the light of the old markets, a concentration of flavors, smells, colors, voices, each year overwhelms the old town of Trapani.
From the magnificent settings of grand dining rooms to the simple earthenware bowls, pots and pans of the kitchens, fine wines from the cellars, lemons and Seville oranges on plates – the food and drink in castles, gardens, and monasteries throughout Europe
The Kerteminde Cherry Festival takes place every year on the 3rd weekend of July in Kerteminde, Denmark. The festival offers art, music, culinary taste experiences and more exciting entertainment for your senses, all under the motto: See, listen and taste.
During the second fortnight in July, Tortosa celebrates the Renaissance Festival.The Festival commemorates the splendour of the city in the 16th century, a peak time in the history of Tortosa, by offering a wide programme of entertainment and cultural activities.
Belfast Orangefest showcases aspects of Ulster’s rich heritage and culture. The Belfast 12th of July celebrations are a magnificent spectacle of tradition, color and music that can be enjoyed by all locals and visitors alike. There are many events taking place after the parades, including street entertainment and a return of the successful food market at Belfast City Hall.
Every year more than ten thousand people attend this charming event, held among the Baroque and Secessionist buildings of the Main Square of Veszprém. Every year fresh Rosés, Rieslings, fröccs (froech – Hungarian speciality: wine with sparkling water) and of course fresh Jazz musicians provide refreshment to lovers of gastro-cultural pleasures. The event is part of VeszprémFest.
For the second time in Brussels, the Best of Portugal festival will show the very best of the Portuguese gastronomy and the excellent quality of its local products, including wine, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, honey, fruits, and vegetables, among others. In conjunction with the fair there are also a craft fair, folk dances and music.
For one week every five years the Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Festival gathers thousands of singers and folk dancers for a series of performances in Riga.
In the Rioja town of Haro, an unusual fiesta is held on 29 June, the feast of San Pedro: the Battle of Wine.
On 24 June each year, Arenys de Munt holds the Fira de la Cirera d’en Roca, a traditional cherry festival. All day long, local producers sell their cherries and there is a craft fair as well as workshops for the children. The festival also features a gathering of lace-makers, a procession with a percussion band and the Arenys festival giants, and the traditional cherry stone-spitting contest!
Along the route, you can find historic buildings of this era. The Romanesque style emerged in the late 10th century as a new form of architecture. Magnificent cathedrals, monasteries and peaceful churches and castles held witness to this major European era.
The European Cultural Heritage Summit will take place from 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This Summit, with the motto “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values”, has been recognised by the European Union as one of the key public events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) and will be supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
A festival of local folk dance, music, cuisine and arts and crafts, which presents the rich culinary and ethnological heritage in Prekmurje.
Tallinn Street Food Festival takes place on 15th of June 2014 in Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi Creative City). This is the first ever street food festival in Baltics.
The Garden RheinMain 2018 “Europe in the Garden” events focus on gardens and parks of the Frankfurt region. These parks connect with different European countries since many of them were inspired by parks and gardens in France, Austria and England, for example.
‘Taste of Stockholm’ is a five-day-long food festival that gathers some of the most renowned producers, chefs and restaurants from all over the country to the centre of the Swedish Capital City. Pop-up restaurants, seminars, street food and food trucks are only some of the activities included in the event’s program, that is undoubtedly a must for gastronomy and cooking lovers as well as those who want to taste the best Swedish delicacies.
Denmark is fast becoming an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and of course the famous smørrebrød. But there’s more to Nordic cuisine than fancy eateries. Denmark is host to numerous food festivals throughout the year, covering everything from organic produce to fresh seafood. There is a food festival for everyone. Even sweet tooth lovers will find their happiness during Odense Tartelet Festival.
“Taste the Mediterranean” is a unique gourmet and cultural Festival that presents the Mediterranean food and way of life. The Festival gathers famous international chefs and local cooks, food and wine producers, sommeliers, nutritionists, artists, journalists and foodies. A Mediterranean market, cooking shows, wine tastings, exclusive dinners by Michelin starred chefs, traditional cuisine by the local restaurants and “konobas” (typical Dalmatian taverns), music, exhibitions, and workshops are on the programme. Good food. Good wine. Good fun. Taste the Mediterranean in Šibenik!
Taking place annually between June and August, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival features a top line-up of Greek and international theatre, drama, opera, music and dance performances, held at various historic and modern venues across Athens as well as at Epidaurus in the Peloponnese.
More than 2,000 gardens (including historic, contemporary and vegetable gardens, according to the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau) will be open to the public during this three-day festival from June 1 to 3.
A glimpse behind the scenes of the wine-growers and the processing of the grapes.
On the last Sunday of May, every year, the little village of Recco in Liguria (Italy) celebrates the annual Festival of the Focaccia, honoring a special focaccia with cheese, a typical Ligurian recipe.
In late May a large wine event involving wine producers from all over the country celebrating English wines takes place. It’s the English Wine Week, a global event across England that brings together vineyard visits, local events, tastings and food-pairing sessions, plus chances to meet the producers of English wine, which is growing in reputation across the wine world.
The Handel Festival is the largest music festival in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest and most famous Baroque music festivals in Europe.
In mid May, the Slovak Food Festival brings together a big open-air gastronomic event and the chance to enjoy one of the landmarks of Bratislava City, namely the Bratislava Castle. This event is a kind of enormous picnic that attracts thousands of visitors eager to sample traditional dishes, attractions and a fun atmosphere.
On May 17th the locals of Koknese celebrate the great catfish living in the waters of Perse River, a tradition that goes back in time to mix with the legends surrounding the Koknese castle.
Come and enjoy some 30 beers at the Liege Beer Fair, where microbreweries and producers will be present to offer you their delicious beverages. Be ready to titillate your taste buds!
Every second Sunday of May, the Italian village of Camogli in Liguria celebrates the Fish Festival of Saint Fortunato, patron saint of fishermen.
The Priorat county celebrates its annual Wine Fair usually during the first weekend of May. It is dedicated to the two wine appellations of the county, the DOC Priorat and the DO Montsant. The wineries involved offer tastings of their wines in exchange for tasting tickets which can be purchased at the fair in the information tent. There are also parallel events taking place over the long weekend such as wine-tasting courses, cooking contests, wineries opening up for visitors and guided olive oil tastings.
The annual three-day traditional sausage fair is a popular event that aims to promote the centuries-old local art of making delicious sausages.
Leuven can rightly consider itself a beer city, but, beginning on the last weekend of April, the city aims to transform itself into a beer capital or, to use the official slogan, “the place to beer”.
The Chocolate Festival in Hamrun, a chocoholic’s delight, turns the use of chocolate into an art form. New recipes are prepared, a wide variety of chocolate products can be bought and an interesting array of chocolate sculptures can be viewed during this tantalizing event.
A visit to the village of York, in North Yorkshire, is a must for chocolate lovers. Every year the Chocolate Festival takes place in honour of its namesake; chocolate, one of most iconic gastronomic products in the city with a really long history. In fact, in 1781 the city boasted 8 chocolate confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants, a fact that says everything about a tradition that is still very much alive today.
Odprta kuhna (The Open Kitchen) is a unique and the most popular food market in Slovenia that has been bringing freshness and innovation to the Slovenian culinary scene since 2013.
Almond Blossom Festival is an international folk festival based on the idea of peace, integration and cooperation between people.
A total of 2,000 chefs from over 25 countries come together in Istanbul to participate in the International Gastronomy Festival. This is an annual world-class event that offers a new perspective on Turkish Gastronomy and has become a meeting point where experts can share their knowledge, experiences and culinary art of both Turkish and international cuisine.
La Fête du Citron® (Lemon Festival) is a unique event in the world, which attracts more than 160,000 visitors every year – a number which is constantly rising! Visitors can discover a whole new fantasy world made up of processions of floats, gardens of lights and the exhibition of giant designs, created by more than 300 professionals and 145 tons of citrus fruits.
The exhibition describes the journey the Estonian people took to independent statehood and how the republic was built up, lost and found again. The exhibition starts in 1905 and arrives in the future with the installation “Neuronal Landscapes” by artist duo Varvara&Mar.
Visitors will be able to learn about, taste, and buy the highlighted product of the event—the extra-virgin olive oil—as well as other local specialties. There are various activities related to olive oil production and health. During the fair, prizes will be awarded for the best oil in Les Garrigues. The fair is held at Les Borges Blanques (Western Catalonia) in January.
In 2018, Bamberg celebrates its 25th World Heritage anniversary. For this occasion, PROXIPEDIA offers the opportunity to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site – the old town of Bamberg – and its history through a free app.
The Transcantábrico is an invitation to experience nature, culture, and of course, good food. During your journey you’ll enjoy delicious buffet and à la carte breakfasts in the lounge cars. But the best part comes later: your trip with the Transcantábrico includes lunch and dinner in some of the finest restaurants along the route. Genuine gourmet destinations where you’ll be able to sample the most delicious traditional dishes of northern Spain, always accompanied by choice wines.
If you have a sweet tooth, visit the annual chocolate festival in the Italian town of Perugia, which is without a doubt, a dessert lover’s paradise! Get your chocolate in the regular bar variety or try some chocolate liquor, hot chocolate, or even a chocolate kebab!
The most prestigious event of the Mór Wine Region is the Wine Days of Mór. The main attraction of the event is Ezerjó, the most famous wine of the region.
La Festa del Porc i la Cervesa takes place every year in Manlleu, at the end of September. This year it will be held on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September 2015, and throughout the weekend there will be tasting sessions and sale of pork products, pre-prepared charcuterie dishes and quality craft beers. The visitors will be able to taste them in the festival’s food marquee and on its terraces, or while strolling around enjoying the fashion shows, concerts and performances that round off the festival.
A festival rich in traditions, during which aspiring bakers are boasting with the world’s largest bread product records.
What is a Hungarikum? Distinguished by their uniquely Hungarian nature, normally of ultimate quality and excellence, and now protected by a great deal of legislation, the Hungarikum is a Hungarian good or product . A large number of items fit into this category, from Salami and recipes, to wines and spirits. Hungarikum also covers non-edible items such as Porcelain from Herend and Halási Lace, not to mention breeds of cow, sheep and dog. Come and learn about them all!