Early fall is one of the best seasons for upcoming festivals and events! That being said, we’ve put together a list of some of Europe’s best events that you’ll be dying to check out. Read on for a list of our favorites.
1. Regata Storicia Venice, September 4th, 2016
The Regata Storicia is a local annual event. It celebrates a truly unique sport that has been practiced for thousands of years. 16th century style boats, pageantry, and costumes can be seen in a set of four famous races up the Grand Canal. You can watch the Regata Storica in floating stalls set up along the canal. Alternatively, you can opt to find your own spot along the canal and stand to watch the festivities. The event boasts a colorful, festive atmosphere with a douse of local history.
2. Budapest Wine Fest Budapest, Hungary September 8th-11th, 2016
Budapest’s 25th International Wine Festival is a tribute to Hungarian wine. It features the best vino from the country’s 22 wine regions. The festival gives one the perfect opportunity to taste some award-winning Hungarian wines. It features an eclectic combination of concerts, cultural programs, wine auctions, arts festivals, street food, and children’s activities as well!
3. Durkheimer Wurstmarkt Bad Durkheim, Germany: September 9th-13th and 16th-19th, 2016
Durkheimer Wurstmarkt (Bad Durkheim) is the largest wine festival in the world. It features 9 nights of fairgrounds, rides, wine, sausage markets, music, sausage markets and food tents. An official parade and keg tapping kicks off the start of the 600th festival on September 9th, 2016. It’s a festival that’s fun for all ages.
4. Oktoberfest Munich, Germany: September 17th-October 2nd, 2016
Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. It boasts fair rides, carnival games, music, food, and 14 main beer tents. The first Oktoberfest was held as a marriage ceremony in 1810. Since then, the festivities in Munich, Germany have continued on to present day. Oktoberfest begins with a parade through the city on September 17th at 11:00AM.
5. Festival Musica de Strasbourg Strasbourg, France September 17th-October 3rd, 2016
Festival Musica de Strasbourg was created in 1983 in Strasbourg, a city of culture. It’s a prestigious classical music festival that recognizes young emerging artists and established composers. The festival is made up of 800 composers from over 50 nationalities. Festival Musica de Strasbourg promotes the creation of new ideas and the relationship between music and the arts.
6. Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival Budapest, Hungary October 1st-19th, 2016
Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival 2016 will be focusing on Bela Bartok, a Hungarian-born composer whose life and works are a source of inspiration for many local and international artists. The festival has over 100 programs at over 40 venues. It features many different music genres, dance, theatre, and circus performances, and well as exhibitions and galleries.
7. Festival of Lights Berlin, Germany October 7th-16th, 2016
The Festival of Lights is one of the best-known light festivals in the world. Both national and international artists present light installations on buildings, monuments, and landmarks across the city that draw attention, stories, and history. The 11th annual festival takes place over 10 nights in Berlin, Germany and is truly a sight to see.
So, tell us…which event is calling your name?