Find Your Festival

People travel for many reasons. Some travel for food, some travel for culture, some travel for the weather. Others follow the festivals. Many of the world’s most famous events are European festivals. Here are the Europe’s biggest and most well-known festivals that will be held in 2017. What’s your favorite festival?

Midnight Sun Film Festival
When: June 14, 2017 – June 18, 2017 all-day Where: 99600 Sodankylä, Finland The Festival program is always innovative, even surprising, a mix of old classics and rising stars. This exceptional festival is one of the world’s most fascinating annual events for filmmakers and their public. Founded in
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Malta Festival
When: June 16, 2017 – June 25, 2017 all-day Where: Poznań, Poland Malta International Theatre Festival – is one of the most important artistic events in Central and Eastern Europe, presents an international theater program, music, dance and film. Carried out since 1991 in Poznan, at the
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Big Bang Festival
When: March 25, 2017 – March 27, 2017 all-day Where: Hamburg, Germany Big Bang is an exciting festival of music for a young audience; as hosts of the event, major cultural centres in Europe will transform their venues into adventurous musical labyrinths. The young music-lovers who embark
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Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence
When: July 3, 2017 – July 22, 2017 all-day Where: Aix-en-Provence, France Aix’s Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year in Provence Open-air performances in the balmy midsummer nights are magical occasions The Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence is among the most important opera
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Ars Electronica
When: September 7, 2017 – September 11, 2017 all-day Where: Linz, Austria The program of every Ars Electronica Festival is an extraordinary mix of diverse formats and features. Visitors can customize their own personal Ars Electronica itinerary by choosing from among a wide array of conferences, speeches,
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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
When: March 16, 2017 – March 19, 2017 all-day Where: Dublin, Ireland The theme for St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 is Ireland You Are. It looks to celebrate who we are as a culturally diverse, complex and brave society, not withstanding its challenges, yet with strengths and characteristic
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The Fallas Of Valencia
When: March 1, 2017 – March 19, 2017 all-day Where: Valencia, Spain Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique festivals in Spain – a Spanish fiesta where the whole town is literally set ablaze! Every March Valencia gets ready to welcome the spring. The streets
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Starkbierzeit! The Strong Beer Festival in Munich
When: March 10, 2017 – March 26, 2017 all-day Where: Munich, Germany Strong Beer? Bring it On! The Starkbierzeit is a german word for ” strong beer festival”. This event held every year in March in Munich. The organizers would like to say that it is Octoberfest
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BY:LARM Festival
When: March 2, 2017 – March 4, 2017 all-day Where: Oslo, Norway SPEARHEADING NORDIC MUSIC The event – part music festival and part music industry conference – celebrating its twentieth edition, with the cream of the Nordic region’s up-and-coming acts playing Oslo’s numerous venues over the course
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Nov 19 2016 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 1 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Dubrovnik Winter Festival @ Dubrovnik
12:00 pm
Organizacijom raznovrsnog programa trećeg zimskog festivala, Dubrovnik – grad festivala i festa, će osigurati zabavnu, kulturnu i gastronomsku ponudu na najatraktivnijim lokacijama u Gradu i okolici. Jedinstveni grad svjetske kulturne baštine će živnuti u novom[...]
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 11:00 am
TransMediale 2017 @ Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany
10:00 am
TransMediale Berlin Transmediale is a festival for media art and digital culture. The festival programme includes an exhibition, live performances, a film and video programme but also symposiums and workshops. Transmediale is a festival that[...]
Feb 11 – Mar 1 all-day
Menton Lemon Festival @ Menton | Menton | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France
12:00 am
La Fête du Citron® (Lemon Festival), an unique event in the world, attracts 240,000 visitors every year – a number which is constantly rising. With processions of floats, gardens of lights and the exhibition of[...]
Feb 11 – Feb 28 all-day
Venice Carnival 2017 @ Venice | Venice | Veneto | Italy
12:00 am
The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.[...]
Feb 18 – Feb 27 all-day
Kurentovanje 2017 @ Ptuj
12:00 am
Kurentovanje, an international carnival in Ptuj, is divided into three program sections: Etnofest, Artfest and Karnevalfest. The Carnival is a traditional event in Ptuj, rooted in pagan mysticism, chasing away the winter and welcoming spring.[...]
Feb 21 – Mar 1 all-day
Barcelona Carnival @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain
12:00 am
Barcelona Carnival 2017 (Carnestoltes) Spain’s answer to Mardi Gras Carnival in Barcelona, Spain is a celebration, typically in February, that takes place on the week before the Lent season. Similar to the carnival in Rio[...]
Feb 24 – Feb 28 all-day
Dubrovnik Carnival 2017
12:00 am
Our ancestors also had fun, and so should we… is a proverb which one can hear in Dubrovnik in February during the carnival, the time when everything is allowed,when people become someone else or show[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 4 @ 11:45 pm
Fantasporto (Oporto International Film Festival) @ Porto | Porto District | Portugal
10:00 am
Porto’s international film festival celebrates its 37th edition as one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world Since 1981, the Fantastic Film festival Fantasporto has developed into one of the major film[...]
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day
Battle of the Oranges @ Ivrea | Ivrea | Piedmont | Italy
12:00 am
The Battle of the Oranges is a three-day event that takes place in Northern Italy in the city of Ivrea. The battle is said to have begun as a result of the town’s liberation from[...]
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day
Le Carnaval De Binche 2017 @ Binche | Binche | Walloon Region | Belgium
12:00 am
The Carnival of Binche – a Unesco World Heritage Event in Europe Carnival in Binche – the Gilles of Binche This is a living and exceptional heritage, a popular, human and social event. It has[...]
ZagrebDox @ Zagreb
Feb 26 – Mar 5 all-day
ZagrebDox @ Zagreb | Zagreb | Croatia
12:00 am
ZagrebDox je međunarodni festival dokumentarnog filma koji se održava svake godine krajem veljače odnosno početkom ožujka u Zagrebu. Festival je osnovan 2005. godine s ciljem da se gledateljima i stručnjacima pruži uvid u recentnu dokumentarističku[...]
Mar 1 – Mar 19 all-day
The Fallas Of Valencia @ Valencia | Valencian Community | Spain
12:00 am
Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique festivals in Spain – a Spanish fiesta where the whole town is literally set ablaze! Every March Valencia gets ready to welcome the spring. The streets[...]
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
BY:LARM Festival @ Oslo | Oslo | Norway
12:00 am
SPEARHEADING NORDIC MUSIC The event – part music festival and part music industry conference – celebrating its twentieth edition, with the cream of the Nordic region’s up-and-coming acts playing Oslo’s numerous venues over the course[...]
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day
Wedding Festival @ Zadar
12:00 am
Festival vjenčanja je postao tradicionalna aktivnost Udruženja obrtnika Zadar koja okuplja mnoštvo malih obrtnika povezanih s organizacijom vjenčanja s područja cijele Zadarske županije. Deseti po redu Festival vjenčanja održati će se u subotu i nedjelju,[...]
Starkbierzeit! The Strong Beer Festival in Munich @ Munich | Bavaria | Germany
12:00 am
Strong Beer? Bring it On! The Starkbierzeit is a german word for ” strong beer festival”. This event held every year in March in Munich. The organizers would like to say that it is Octoberfest[...]
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
Taste Florence Food Festival @ Florence | Tuscany | Italy
12:00 am
Taste Florence Italy is renowned as one of the world’s foodie hot-spots thanks to a reputation for producing some of the most iconic and tastiest dishes on the planet. And within this gastronomic paradise, Florence[...]
Mar 16 – Mar 19 all-day
Saint Patrick's Day Celebration @ Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
12:00 am
The theme for St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 is Ireland You Are. It looks to celebrate who we are as a culturally diverse, complex and brave society, not withstanding its challenges, yet with strengths and characteristic[...]
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day
Big Bang Festival @ Hamburg | Hamburg | Germany
12:00 am
Big Bang is an exciting festival of music for a young audience; as hosts of the event, major cultural centres in Europe will transform their venues into adventurous musical labyrinths. The young music-lovers who embark[...]
Mar 26 – Apr 2 all-day
Horizon Festival @ Arinsal | La Massana | Andorra
12:00 am
Europe’s Greatest Ski Party Horizon Festival is an underground electronic music festival held at the Arinsal ski resort in Andorra. Boasting world class pistes for all levels, Arinsal is the perfect setting for Horizon’s lineup[...]
Mar 29 @ 7:49 am – Apr 2 @ 8:49 am
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival @ Corfu | Corfu | Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio | Greece
7:49 am
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival isa four-day celebration of animation which will be held from 30th of March to the 2nd of April 2017 Be there! Corfu Animation Festival is a four-day celebration of animation[...]
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
The Zythos Bier Festival @ Leuven | Leuven | Flanders | Belgium
12:00 am
This great beer festival takes place in the modern Brabanthal event centre in Leuven where there’s plenty of space for brewers and visitors. There are approximately 500 beers from the Belgian breweries and beer firms[...]
Apr 24 all-day
Sechseläuten Festival @ Zurich | Zurich | Zurich | Switzerland
12:00 am
Sechseläuten Spring Festival Sechseläuten is a traditional spring festival in Zurich, usually taking place on the third Monday in April. Although, this year an event will be held on the fourth Monday in April. The[...]
Apr 25 – Apr 30 all-day
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz @ Linz | Linz | Upper Austria | Austria
12:00 am
Crossing Europe Film Festival – A platform for innovative filmakers Crossing Europe has earned a reputation as a platform for innovative new filmmakers, and many of the featured films focus on the political and social[...]
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 9:00 pm
TradFest @ Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom
9:00 am
A vibrant multi-arts programme showcasing traditional music, dance and storytelling at a feast of folk culture in Scotland’s Capital. TradFest is Scotland’s traditional music festival, showcasing featured artists and local communities of the folk world,[...]
Apr 27 all-day
King's Day In The Netherlands @ Amsterdam | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
12:00 am
Why and how do the Dutch celebrate their King’s Day? The King’s Day celebrations begin on the evening before the day. King’s Day is an official public holiday in the Netherlands. Banks, post offices, and[...]
Apr 28 – May 6 all-day
Donaufestival @ Krems | Krems an der Donau | Lower Austria | Austria
12:00 am
12 years of original artistic expression have built up Donaufestival into one of the most successful and thought-provoking events in Europe, bringing together the compelling introversion of atmospheric electronic music and the powerful energy of[...]
Apr 30 all-day
Live at Leeds Festival @ Leeds | Leeds | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live at Leeds Music Festival will take place on Saturday 30th April 2016. Live At Leeds is an award winning metropolitan festival held annually within a variety of venues and spaces in Leeds. The festival[...]
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – May 1 @ 12:00 pm
Mayday Dortmund @ Dortmund
6:00 pm
Prepare yourself for an intense dance experience, and come ready for the highest sound and visual production around MAYDAY Dortmund is where it all started. 1991 saw Sven Väth, Westbam and Tanith pioneer an all-night[...]
May 11 – May 27 all-day
Czech Beer Festival @ Prague | Prague | Hlavní město Praha | Czech Republic
12:00 am
Beer, food and much more Try unique Czech beer in the biggest beer event in the Czech Republic! The popular Prague Beer Festival offers thousands of liters of the golden beverage bottled in liter glasses[...]
May 14 – May 21 all-day
47 International Dixieland Festival @ Dresden | Saxony | Germany
12:00 am
Dresden – European Capital Of The Dixieland In May every year a strange fever is observed in Dresden. Whoever is in the city is stuck in the wind. Fighting back is futile.Doctors need not be[...]