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Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out these awesome events happening near you!
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Fall is almost here! As much as I love the other seasons, nothing is as cozy and delightful as fall. Plan ahead and put these items on your fall bucket list!
Knock out this fun bucket list this fall:

Carve pumpkins
Forget pumpkin spice season, it’s Oktoberfest season! The time of year when brightly colored dirndls and lederhosen, brass oompah bands, and large, flowing steins of beer become the norm. If you missed out on the discount fares or aren’t able to travel to Munich, don’t despair!
With the leaves changing color, the sun disappearing faster and the air becoming decidedly chillier, fall is almost here. With the dramatic Schloss Heidelberg providing a stunning backdrop, welcome the season in style at the Heidelberg Herbst beginning Saturday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept.
It rains an awful lot in Germany. That’s one thing we picked up on pretty quickly.
Instead of canceling our plans, most soggy days, we put on our boots, hats and jackets and head out, anyway. Otherwise, we might be stuck in the house weekend after weekend for months at a time.
Europe has so many festivals it’s hard to keep them all straight. Though most of them are a variation of Oktoberfest, Perugia in Italy is celebrating something a little different - chocolate!
The city of Pilsen has much to offer with its historic beer festival! Beer lovers will be thrilled to enjoy this weekend. Every year, this city celebrates the anniversary of the first brew of Pilsner Urquell in 1842.
If you’re familiar with WOW AIR, you likely cringed at that headline. The fuchsia planes travelers grew to hate will be hitting runways again next month.
International Fantastic Film Festival
Oct. 3-13 in Sitges, Spain
Beginning in mid-September, the charming Altstadts throughout Germany will be transformed into large tents decorated in hues of blue and white, with wreaths of bright green hops adorning chandeliers inside. ‘Tis the season for beer festivals!
Schedule subject to change. Check for the most up-to-date information.
Imagine you’re longing for a movie night out on the town, but you’ve already seen, or you’re just not thrilled by what’s showing at your local AAFES theater. Are you destined for yet another night of Netflix on the sofa? Not necessarily.
Every year on September 28-29, Scheveningen Beach hosts one of the largest kite festivals in the world. Attracting people of all ages with colorful reminders of youth, the kite festival welcomes kite flyers from all parts of the globe ready to display their sport.  
Barbarossa Fest Swinging Lautern
Sept. 5-7 in Kaiserslautern
What happens when you put a foodie paradise smack in the middle of a moat surrounding one of London’s most beloved landmarks? The Tower of London Food Festival, of course! Soak up the last bit of summer from Sept. 12-15.