Pack your bags and get ready for a fun-filled September! Here’s a list of some of the coolest, hippest, and craziest events from all over Europe!
September 3, 2014
DNA Berlin, Germany
Falckensteinstr. 48, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Image via DNA Berlin Facebook Event Page
Kick off the start of Berlin Music Week with DNA Berlin! This event is the ultimate mashup of art and music. Here, creative communities come together to showcase the best in art, music, and visual media content and promote creative collaborations. Plus, there will be hip DJs, food trucks, and more! Find out more by following the hashtag #DNABLN. And you can RSVP for free entry until 11pm to firstname.lastname@example.org
(RSVP closes on September 1st)
September 5 – 7, 2014
BERLIN FESTIVAL, GERMANY
Join the revelry during the first week of September as Berliners and travelers alike party the night away in the Tempelhof Airport. (Yes, you read that right—the Tempelhof Airport—evidence of how creative and kooky Berlin’s party scene can get!) The event usually draws big acts and this year is no exception, with bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and Warpaint scheduled to perform. There will also be an Art Village and a Silent Arena. What’s a Silent Arena, you say? It’s an area dedicated to “quiet” dancing time—everyone dances with their earphones on.
September 4 -14, 2014
THE AMSTERDAM FRINGE FESTIVAL,
Photograph by Shadowgate via Flickr Creative Commons
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is a celebration of all that is quirky and avant-garde with over 80 productions of hip local and international acts and artists in over 25 locations across Amsterdam.
September 6, 2014
HIGHLAND GAMES, BREAMAR, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Memorial Park, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Photograph by Fouquier ॐ via Flickr Creative Commons
Check out or even participate in feats of physical strength and agility in Scotland’s rugged landscape. The event draws over kilt-wearing 20,000 people each year and includes activities like Caber-tossing, an uphill race, hammer-throwing and more.
September 24 – 28, 2014
BRANCHAGE FILM FESTIVAL, JERSEY
Photograph by Glenn Rice via Flickr Creative Commons
Love movies? Then you’ll enjoy the Branchage Film Festival in Jersey. This popular event features the best in the country of Jersey and often takes place in unique locations like forts, castles, barns, and even a tugbat in St. Helier Harbour.
September 20, 2014
THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE, WALES
Want to experience the “Good Life”? Well, if you travel to Wales on September 20, you just might get your chance to get a taste of what it truly means to be living life to fullest! From Balkan beats to classical music, Welsh singer Cerys Matthews has created an array of diverse and lovely music that audiences from all walks of life will enjoy. But the good life isn’t just limited to music—it includes great food and culture, too. Plus, there will be a morning yoga class, axe-throwing demonstrations, and cool retro rides.
September 9 – October 5, 2014
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No journey to Germany is complete without experiencing Oktoberfest. As one of the country’s biggest and most popular festivals, Oktoberfest is an unforgettable—not to mention, fun—experience. While the main artery of this historic folk festival takes place in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest is celebrated not just all over the country—but in other parts of the globe, too. Here, people dress in traditional German garb (yup, we’re talking about lederhosen), and breweries offer up every kind of ale and traditional Bavarian treats. And the soundtrack of the festivities? Live brass bands playing Bavarian tunes and happy folks singing warbling beer songs.