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.
The holiday of the Elena pork ham is a yearly tradition and is organized by the local tourism council and the Elena municipality. The main idea is to revive the forgotten tradition of the Elenian fair that was held on Dimitrovden – a big Christian holiday.
Every third Sunday of May, the Italian town of Monterosso al Mare celebrates lemons during the Festa del Limone! The festival brings together the whole community to decorate the village with numerous variations of typical local products, as mentioned by Montale in his poems.
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.
On the first Friday in May, Getaria will be hosting “Antxua Eguna” (Anchovy Day), an event that seeks to encourage people to taste anchovies and txakoli and take tours to discover the fishing industry and appreciate the people who work in it.
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.
Ice Music Festival Norway returns to the dark, exotic mountains of Finse.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high-quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films, and media art. The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections, the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programs. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab, and other industry activities.
Tromsø International Film Festival is a very popular film festival, and an important meeting point for Norwegian and international film industry.
A food and wines exhibition with the best products of the area of Novi Ligure will be organized between 2-4 December 2022.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists.
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.
Young Chef Award is a competition organized and promoted by the International Institute of Gastronomy.
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!
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.
In Prague Coffee Festival for the first time visitors can expect not only one day show but two days full of coffee events! Visitors will have the chance to taste coffee from the Czech and foreign roasteries either on the Espresso bars or the Brewing Bars or in the form of cupping.
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!
Signal Festival is a four-day festival of light art and emerging technologies in Prague.
Come and celebrate the 87th edition of the White Truffle Festival in Alba, Italy from 6th October until 25th November.
Vino in Festa is a month-long celebration that mixes wine and culture in the South Tyrolean Wine Road. The programme invites people to discover the flavours and colours of these famous wines and also the historical villages around the Wine Route. The event ends with the Cellar Wine Night, a dream for wine lovers that includes visits to cellars, walks among the vineyards, outdoor cooking and entertainment.
The Bufet Potato Market takes place every Sunday in October from 9 am in the morning until 2 pm in the afternoon in the Plaça de la Rectoria d’Orís. Besides buying this particular variety of potato, there are many activities to be enjoyed throughout the day such as tasting sessions of dishes based on the Bufet potato and other fun activities for all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A taste of Värmland is the festival which shows and celebrates the local food of Värmland. It takes place in Mariebergsskogen, the city park of Karlstad, on the 24th and 25th of September. It is a tradition since 2011 and 16 000 visitors are expected at the festival this year.
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 Wine Harvest Festival of Rioja Alavesa is a road show festival started in 1994 in the town of Laguardia, will hold its main act on the 18th of September in the town of Labastida. This massive event aims to inform visitors about the municipalities, their lifestyle and principally about wine as the main product of rural development in the region.
Biggest festival of sweets in Hungary is also an event recorded by the professionals throughout Europe. The sweetest weekend of the year is held at Buda Castle in the middle of September every year since 2011.
In September, Ghent Flanders Festival kicks off the cultural season with OdeGand.
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.
The small medieval town of Grevenmacher, in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region, provides the pretty scenery offered while enjoying the internationally well known Luxembourg wines and crémants, at the occasion of one of the most popular festivals all over the region. The traditional Wine and Grape Festival offers a unique choice to taste them while discovering this pretty village with its narrow streets, handsome winegrower’s houses and a region that stimulates all senses.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Harvest Festival takes place on the peninsula of Värmlandsnäs in the middle of Lake Vänern. It’s a weekend that celebrates food and crafts traditions of the Swedish countryside. Welcome to an amazing weekend!
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 2022!
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.
In the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the village of Arenas de Cabrales helds an annual fair focused on one of its most popular gastronomic products: “Cabrales” Cheese (strong cheese).
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.
A festival in the city of Beethoven’s birth. The heart of the Bonn Beethovenfest is the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
During the last week of August each year, gourmets and food lovers have a date in Maastricht at the Preuvenemint, the biggest gastronomic festival in the Netherlands. A four-day long event whose name says it all: a combination of the Maastricht words preuve (taste) and evenemint (event). Thus, the Preuvenemint is an event where guests can taste the good things in life, experience both culinary surprises and an appealing musical program.
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).
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.
On this day, homes and farmyards across the region throw open their doors. Seto cheese, cold soup, mushroom pies – these and more interesting local foods can be sampled at Setomaa’s family cafes. The event won the EHE Setomaa 2013 award for the best tourism event in the region in 2013.
Many of the events are free and the program promotes Irish natural, built and cultural heritage.
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.
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.
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.
Under the name Nišville during its previous 21 editions festival has evolved into the most visited jazz festival in the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The internationally acknowledged festival, recorded in the book of world records as well, is a genuine fiesta; the celebration of fish soup and friendship taking place on the second Saturday of July.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.