Page 18 - European Calendar of Events and Festivals 2014
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18You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.ukPoland continued.......OCTOBER03 – 12	Warsaw: International Festival of Contemporary Music –concerts presenting works of Polish andinternational composers. www.warszawska-jesien.art.p l 11 – 18 (Tbc)	Wrocław : DIALOG International Theatre Festival– highlighting the cultural wealth of Europe from different social and cultural circles www. dialogfestival.pl10 - 19	Warsaw : International Film Festival More than 100 films are screened in theatres throughout Warsawfor this festival www.wff.plNOVEMBER11	Throughout Poland : Independence Parade marks the end of World War I and re-establishing Polishstate in 1918 after 146 years of partitions 25 – 26 Dec(tbc)	Krakow: Christmas Market www.christmas-03 – 1531 - 07 Sept 28 – 31(TBC)September05 - 07 18 – 20OctoberTBA 05November05 - 14ScotlandOlhão Seafood Festival, top class chefs create innovative seafood recipes using locally sourced ingredients for visitors to sample 2pm – 10pm www. cm-olhao.ptFunchal : Madeira Wine Festival the residents of Madeira celebrate the harvest of their world-famous wine. Castro Marim – Medieval Days Jousting tournaments, on foot and on horseback, street theatre performances, banquets accompanied by medieval music and a handicrafts and merchandise fairCaramulo : Motorfestival Take a trip back in time where classic cars race down the roads of the Caramulo mountains. www.caramulo-motorfestival. comPorto Santo, Madeira: Columbus Festival Music, exhibitions, street entertainment and a historical parade recreate the medieval atmosphere of Columbus’ disembarkation with his companions on the town’s quay.Terceira : Azores - Angrajazz The line-up includes renowned North American and European jazz players, and national stars headlined the festival. www.angrajazz.comLisbon : Marathon www.lisbon-marathon.comGolegã : National Horse Fair Portugal’s Lusitano horses used in bullfights for centuries attract thousands of visitors to the festival. www. horsefairlusitano.orgPortugalMay01 – 07 02 – 1108 – 11 12 – 1315 – 17 23 – 01 June31– 31 OctJune01 – 30 2326 – 29 28 – 06 JulyJulyALL MONTHmarkets.orgFunchal Madeira : Festival of the Flower Estoril Jazz:Top international musicians and groups, especially from North America Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour) Fatima : Pilgrimage The largest gatherings of devotees occur on 13th May (especially the Candlelight Procession on the night of 12th May and the “Adeus” (Farewell) Procession on 13th May, which closes the celebrations) and on 13th October. The Azores SATA Rally will be hosted along some of the most beautiful roads in the island of São Miguel. Lisbon : Rock in Rio - major names in blues and soul, indie and rock. International bands play on three stages in the specially constructed Rock City www.rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/ Pont de Lima: International Garden Festival, a wide array of national and international projects www.festivaldejardins.cm-pontedelima.ptFestivities of Lisbon: music and dance, decorations, streets are invaded by the smell of roasted sardines and sweet basil. Oporto : Feasts of São João, of pagan origin and associated with the celebration of the summer solstice however the partying goes on all month with dancing, eatingPonte de Lima Horse Fair In addition to the equestrian activities, the Horse Fair also includes gastronomy and handicrafts displays and many entertainment activities.Lisbon : International Handicrafts Fair The event attracts visitors looking for both classical and modern crafts as gifts and as collectors’ items and fireworksCoimbra : Holy Queen Festivities Coimbra celebrates its patron saint, the Holy Queen Isabel. The festival includes street performances, exhibitions, gastronomy and handicraft fairs and sporting competitions. www.turismo-centro.ptScotland welcomes the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 providing a year-long programme of events. www.homecomingscotland.com10 – 10 Aug TBA	Obidos: Medieval market.(Thur – Sun) In medieval costumes, portray noblemen, beggars,MAYMay-Sept01 – 04 01- 05 22 – 10 June22 – 25 30 – 01 JuneJUNE07 - 08 06 - 08 19 - 22 27 - 29JULY04 - 06Highland Games:Around 100 Highland games take place from Cowal to Tominfoul The most famous being the Braemar gathering attendedby the Royal Family. Each gathering has a mix of piping, athletic events, Highland dancing, tossing the caber and Tug of War. www. visitscotland.comShetland:Folk Festival Presenting the best folk music from around the globe. www.shetlandfolkfestival.com Speyside : Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - Festival with over 200 events.	Whisky, music food & fun www.spiritofspeyside.comPerth : 43rd	Festival of the Arts Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Sir James and Lady Galway l headline the Festival. Plus three operas, host a world-class choir and a big Russian Gala Concert www.perthfestival. co.ukOrkney : Folk Festival www.orkneyfolkfestival.com Edinburgh : Gardening Scotland national celebration of gardening and outdoor living. www.gardeningscotland.comFort William : UCI Mountain Bike World Cup a stunning celebration of 2 wheeled action! www. fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk Arran : 20th Arran Folk Festival A week of concerts, ceilidhs and open pub sessions. www. arranfolkfestival.comEdinburgh : Royal Highland Show -The highlight of the Scottish country calendar. www.royalhighlandshow.org Portsoy, Aberdeenshire: Scottish TraditionalBoat Festival Festival with a special emphasis on boat building, restoration and sailing and on associated traditional crafts, music and art. www. scottishtraditionalboatfestival.org.ukTBA18 – 26 24 – 04 AugAugust1 -1002 - 05mule-drivers, jugglers, musicians, jesters and dancers. Jousting, medieval dinners and the market. Aveiro : Festas da Ria / Estuary Festival Events include live music, exhibitions and food festivals, as well as a unique seaweed boat regatta down the river. www.rotadaluz.pt Porto Covo e Sines- Festival Músicas do Mundo The World Music Festival. www.fmm.com.pt Obidos : International Piano Week Young music students from all over the world to perfect their knowledge with great masters. www.pianobidos.orgSilves : Medieval Fair, see how the Moors and Christians lived in the Middle Ages. A historical re- enactment of the Christian Re-conquest the city. It will be invaded by characters from the past, including jugglers, acrobats, dancers and snake charmersGualterianas : Festas Experience historical parades, a battle fought with flowers, bullfighting, fireworks and lots of live music. www. guimaraesturismo.comPerthshire : Game Conservancy Scottish Fair atEuropean Events


































































































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