Summer is, sadly, at an end. But it doesn’t mean that autumn in Europe is event-free. Actually, there are quite a lot of fall events to keep you entertained. Here’s what parties and festivals you can see in autumn 2019.
1. Berlin Festival of Lights, October 11 – 20, 2019, Berlin
The 15th iteration of Festival of Light is dubbed “Lights of Freedom.” That’s because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, so it’s very apropos to celebrate it. The festival will transform Berlin into the biggest open-door gallery (of lighting art) in the world.
2. St. Rupert’s Day Fair, September 20 – 24, 2019, Salzburg
Salzburg can’t help but celebrate this event with antique fairground rides, music, farmer markets, folk dancers and more. There’s even something called a “ghost train” involved, which makes it all that much cooler.
3. Cavatast’19, October 4-6, 2019, Sadurní d’Anoia
Cava is a type of sparkling Catalan wine produced in a similar way to champagne, and the locals in Sadurní d’Anoia celebrate a huge fest in its honour every year. Chocolate and Catalan cuisine accompany the drink, and even the kids will have something to do. Apparently, they’ll have a chance to stomp some grapes like real winemakers!
4. Technoparade, September, Paris
Paris has been hosting Technoparade since 1998. It’s one of the leading efforts to prove Eminem wrong by showing that people do indeed listen to techno. It’s a parade, yeah, but the floats are actually trucks blasting music through the loudspeakers. For now, the actual date is unknown, but expect it to be mid-September.
5. Heritage Open Days, September 13 – 22, England
What about visiting some of the best museums and attractions England has to offer? Because on that week alone, many of them will be free. 40,000 volunteers will organize 5,000 events – a great way to see the country before Brexit swallows it whole.
6. Oktoberfest, September 21 – October 6, 2019, Munich
Oktoberfest is the beer fest that’s probably the most traditional and definitely the most famous. This year, it will take part from September 21 to October 6. The entry is free, the beer is good (I guess, I don’t want angry Bavarians going after me), the food is plentiful and there will be activities to delight visitors of all ages.
7. Ars Electronica Festival 2019, September 5 – 9 2019, Linz
Ars Electronica combines digital music, digital art and many other disciplines that are vaguely sci-fi. So come enjoy what they have to offer in the Austrian city of Linz. There will be shows, museum attractions, discussions and talks that will discuss everything from AI to what the festival has accomplished in its 40 years of existence.
8. Film Fest Gent, October 8 – 18, Ghent
The Ghent Film Fest has run since 1974 and it’s one of the most renowned and respected film festivals in the world. I think they will even dedicated some time to Die Hard this year!
9. Zigante Truffle Days, September 14 – November 17, Livade
This is probably one of the fancier food festivals you can attend. Truffle is the expensive, fancy shroom, and Motovun forest in Croatia hides many of those. However, Zigante is not only about truffles, but also the other cuisine of the region, like Istrian prosciutto, sausage, cheese, honey, olive oil and so on.
See? There’s a bunch of festivals and events in autumn 2019! The whole Europe is at your fingertips! Unfortunately, “the whole Europe” is one of those regions where flight disruptions take place. But Skycop is always ready to help! Claim up to €600 in compensation with us and get paid for the trouble of flight delays, cancelled flights or overbookings. That’s almost enough money for a hamburger in a music fest!