Page 14 - European Calendar of Events and Festivals 2014
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Samothrace Island: Dance Festival, the ultimate beach event for the fans of electronic music which takes place under the moonlight
11 –13 18 – 20
19 -25 23 – 31 Aug
01 - 03 15 - 24
28 – 31
Rotterdam :North Sea Jazz Festival Each year, well over 65.000 visitors have the time of their life as thirteen hundred artists Rotterdam: Summer Carnival and Dunya Festival merge into a grand new international event, new music, dance, literature, theatre and carnival celebrations. Friesland:Skûtsjesilen – a sailing competition with old cargo vessels, flat bottom boats that have been built in the turn of the Hortus Festival classical music, funky jazz, passionate tango Amsterdam(Thur 8pm), Haren(Sun 2pm) Leiden(Wed 8pm) and Utrecht (Sat 8pm) www.
Amsterdam:Gay Pride: Parties in streets/clubs in all gay areas,world famous Canal Parade www. Amsterdam:Canal Festival the Grachtenfestival, offers classical music concerts along two of the city’s main canals. Nine days of indoor and outdoor performances Maastricht:Preuvenemint taste delicious food and wine and enjoy a large variety of live music. www.
06 18 – 21 26 – 27
- 18 May
04 - 05 Sept
13 15 – 25
30 – 04 May
09 -18
10 15 – 18
27 – 09 June
01 - 29 14
18 - 22 19 - 29
Spetses: Armata Festival commemorates the great Naval Battle of Spetses against the Ottoman fleet during the Greek War of Independence of 1821.
Aegina: Fistiki (Pistachio) Fest - a series of cultural and entertaining events and of course indulge in a variety of pistachio-based and other local products.
Athens to Sparta: Spartathlon - Ultramarathon Race revives the footsteps of ancient Athenian Pheidippides, who was sent to Sparta before the battle of Marathon in 490 BC to seek help in the Greeks’ war against the Persians http://spartathlon. gr/
Greece: Oxi (No) Day the day when Greece demonstrated its national coherence and fighting as an independent nation for the freedom and liberty of it citizens Mass fiestas, parades, street shows, music and folklore dances are part of the celebration
Athens: Classic Marathon 10,000 runners take part
Keukenhof :Spring Garden. A magnificent display of colour in the 32 acrepark plus workshops for groups - Holland will be the Keukenhof theme
for 2014. ‘www.
Alkmaar:Tradition cheese market, every Friday from 10.00-12.30In historical costumes. Rotterdam: Marathon www. Utrecht: Springdance - the international world of contemporary dance and performance, showcasing the best up-and-coming young talent and international leading artists. Noordwijk/Haarlem :Flower Parade: Theme - Energy 20 enormous floats and 30 cars richly decorated with flowers www.bloemencorso- National:Queen’s Day: There will be markets, shows, bands,games and fireworks throughout the country.
FLORALIËN Netherlands Growers, agriculturalists, cut flowers, bulbs, tree nursery products and fruit and vegetables, will all be displayed National:Windmill Day: 600 windmills and water mills throughout the country are open to the public Rotterdam: Shell Eco marathon The challenge is simple: to design, build and drive the most fuel- efficient vehicle that is roadworthy at the same time.
Scheveningen:North Sea Regatta 110 sea miles off shore race to Harwich
Amsterdam:Holland Festival: Annual dramatic arts – music, opera,theatre Scheveningen Harbour:Vlaggetjesdag (Celebrating the new herring season) traditional music, an authentic crafts market and of course lots of herring.
Rotterdam:Chio The show jumping and dressage competitions Rotterdam: De Parade / Museumpark Theatre, music, literature, dance, film and visual arts, plus tasty treats to eat and drink: travelling theatrical festival De Parade tantalises all the senses.
The Hague:Parkpop One of Europe’s largest free pop festivals with national and international acts
13 -14
25 – 28 24 - 03 Oct 26 – 28
03 – 05 19
20 – 22 Dec
To – 31 Aug
04 – 08
13- 22 14 - 22
20 - 22
National :World Heritage Weekend: Monuments and historic buildings usually not assessable to the public open their doors for one weekend a year only. www.
Rotterdam – Netherlands Military Tattoo Military and civilian bands from around the world Utrecht:Netherlands Film Festival annual event
Groesbeek: Wine-festival - the hilly wine village of Groesbeek will focus once again on wine, winegrowing and partying.
Maastricht:Dutch Dance Festival www.` Amsterdam Marathon www.ingamsterdammarathon. nl
Valkenburg Caves:Christmas Market Fluweelgrot Valkenburg:.Numerous Christmas markets in individual caves
All Netherlands:“Sinterklaas” evening St. Nicholas visits all children who have been good in the past year to give them presents
Budapest :Summer Festival, 100 programs on open air stages. www. Alsóörs, Lake Balaton : International Harley-Davidson Festival This is Hungary’s largest bike meeting, quality music programme is offered,a motor show fashion show, stunt show and many bike programmes, and of course fireworks. Miskolc : Bartók + International Opera Festival, includes stars from La Scala, the Metropolitan, Covent Garden and Bolshoi Theatre. www.
Danube : Carnival International Cultural Meeting organized around the city. Classical and world music from top European/overseas artists, includes brass bands, contemporary dancers and Hungarian folk dancing.
Hortobágy : Shephards’ Festival and Equestrian Days at Competitions of lassoing, livestock driving, ear-tag reading, use of whip and herdsman’s stick, shepherd’s cooking and carriage driving. Show-jumping derby and national horse/herdsman championship.
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