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Switzerland continued.......07 – 09 08 - 1008 – 10 15 – 14 SeptBern: Buskers Street Music Festival The musicians and performers are International, the audience can express their appreciation by tossing coins into a hat www.bern.comSaignelégier: Marché Concours, National horse market and show. Held in the wonderful Franches- Montagnes area. Includes huge exhibition, original presentation of horses, folkloric parade, and rustic horse races.www.marcheconcours.chZermatt 46th Folklore Festival and Zermatt Swiss Food Festival www.swissfoodfestival.ch Lucerne: Festival in Summer is the main event, with about 30 symphony concerts and 60 other events.JULY01 - 1204 – 06 08 - 1221 - 24 25 - 27AUGUST01 - 0908 -1010 – 17 14- 1718 – 23Gower :Folk Festival : Churches along the Gower become intimate concert venues Featuring the very best in music.	www. gowerfestival.orgSt Donat’s Castle Wales International Storytelling Festival www.beyondtheborder.com Llangollen :International Musical Eisteddfod an extraordinary cultural celebration featuring 4,000 competitors - singers, dancers and musicians from over 50 countries worldwide. www.international- eisteddfod.co.ukBuilth Wells:Royal Welsh Show Britain’s most popular agricultural show with a host of attractions - live music, displays, craft stalls, food etc www. rwas.co.uk Caerphilly :The Big Cheese : Caerphilly Castle A Celebration of the history of Caerphilly with street entertainers, music, dance fire-eating and falconry www.thevalleys.co.uk/whats-on/the-big-cheeseMillennium Coastal Park. Llanelli National Eisteddfod of Wales	The highlight of the Welsh language cultural calendar is and eight day festival of poetry, literary, music, dance, comedy, science and technology with a warm welcome to non Welsh speakers www.eisteddfod.org.uk Brecon: Brecon Jazz	an international festival bringing super- cool jazz from some of the worlds top musicians and performers. www.breconjazz.org Conwy: River Festival www.conwyriverfestival.org Powys:The Green Man Festival: Glanusk Estate in beautiful Brecon Beacons’ National Park. More than just music ‘Arguably the definitive boutique festival’, www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk Swansea: International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships First in UK since 2012 Olympics www.paralympic.orgSEPTEMBER04 – 07 13OCTOBER18 – 26 26NOVEMBER22 - 30 2428Crans-Montana: Omega European Golf Masterswww.omegaeuropeanmasters.com Interlaken: Jungfrau Marathon awarded the title of «The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon» by the American magazine «The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons www.jungfrau-marathon.chAll around Switzerland: Wine festivals celebrating the harvest season Basel: ATP Swiss Indoors, the world’s tennis elite gathers in the city on the Rhine www. swissindoorsbasel.chLucerne: MarathonLucerne Festival “Piano” features star pianists from the fields of classical music, contemporary music and jazz, with a repertoire drawn from every epoch. www.lucernefestival.chBern: Zibelemärit, traditional onion market with popular festival Farmers bring over 50 tons of onions in artistically woven plaits, also garlic. Market stalls selling ceramic pots, bread, vegetables. Taste cheese, cheesecake, onion cakes and onion soup in the restaurants. Fairground for children. www.berninfo.comSamnaun: CLAUWAU Santa Claus World Championships. The best Santa Clauses from all over the world meet for this fun competition www. clauwau.comSEPTEMBERDECEMBER Basel, Montreux, Zürich, Saint-Gallen all offer Christmas Markets, spicy snacks and drinks, lovely06 20 – 2126 - 27 26 - 28OCTOBER11 -12 25 – 22 Feb26 – 26 27 – 09NOVEMBER13 – 1614 - 23NOV/DECCardiff: Mardi Gras A week-long arts festival leads up to Wales’s biggest celebration of gay and lesbian life www.cardiffmardigras.co.uk Abergavenny: Food Festival One of thebiggest UK food events. Celebrity chefs, master classes, tastings and street stalls. www. abergavennyfoodfestival.com Cardiff :Great British Cheese Festival Cardiff Castle Taste an array of cheeses, artisan wines, ciders & beer www.greatbritishcheesefestival.co.uk Porthcawl :Elvis Festival ‘The King’ lives on, dozens of tribute acts from all over the world perform in the biggest Elvis festival in Europe. www.elvies. co.ukAnglesey Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival www. angleseyoysterfestival.com Artes Mundi :contemporary visual art show. One of the shortlisted artists is awarded the prize of £40,000, www.artesmundi.orgSnowdonia :Walking Festival : Betws-y-CoedGuided walks for beginners and experienced mountain walkers. Stroll2 to all day treks. www. snowdoniawalkingfestival.co.uk Swansea :Dylan Thomas Festival Readings, talks, performances, music and celebrity guests celebrate the life and work of Dylan Thomas, Wales’ most famous writer. www.dylanthomas.comWales Rally GB: The British leg of the FIA World Rally Championship Watch the world’s elite drivers take on the world’s toughest forestry tracks in the Mid Wales mountains, and thrill the crowds at special stages.www.walesrallygb.com Llanwrtyd Wells :Mid Wales Beer Festival The longest festival of its kind in Wales with over 60 different ales and Real Ale Wobble on mountain bikes and Real Ale ramble.	www.green-events. co.uk Cardiff: Winter Wonderland & Swansea Waterfront Wonderland : Outdoor ice skating, funfair, mulled wine and roasted join in the Christmas festivities chestnuts, in Swanseas’ villages. www.WalesAPRIL20 - 22MAY03 – 05 22 - 01 June 26 – 31JUNE12 –07 Sept 28 – 06 Julgift ideas. www.christmas-markets.orgCardiff - RHS Flower Show : Held in magnificent Bute Park against the backdrop of Cardiff Castle, the show provides an inspirational display of vibrant gardening, floral delights and expert advice www.rhs.org.ukLlandudno : Victorian Extravaganza, team engines, Victorian musical organs, vintage cars, costumes, curiosities and side shows.www.victorian- extravaganza.com Hay on Wye: Hay Festival Ten days, 900+ events and, arguably, the world’s greatest gathering of international writers and thinkers. www.hayfestival. com Boncath, Pembrokshire :Urdd National Eisteddfod: Europe’s largest youth arts festival celebrating the best talent in song, dance, drama and design www. urdd.org/eisteddfodCardiff Festival : Street theatre, live music, comedy, drama and funfairs www.cardiff-festival. com Pembrokeshire : Fish Week Major Festival with 250+ events – Learn to fly fish, catch crabs, tastings, master classes, talks, courses and sand castle challenge and more! www.pembrokeshirefishweek. co.ukcardiffswinterwonderland.com swanseachristmas.comand www.22 22You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.uk You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.ukEuropean Events


































































































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