Things to do next month: August

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Aug. 2-26 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Actors, dancers, singers, comedians and other international performing artists take their creative energies to the city streets.

Sziget Festival
Aug. 7-13 in Budapest, Hungary

An island in the Danube hosts a performing arts and music festival headlined by Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Twenty One Pilots.

Flower Parade
Aug. 10 in Selestat, France

A charming Alsatian is the site of day and night flower parades featuring floats decorated with dahlias and other pretty blossoms.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon
Aug. 10-11 in Dublin, Ireland

Landmarks including the Guinness Brewery and live music along the course makes running in this race feel like less work and more fun.

Ceramics Fair
Aug. 14-18 in Boleslawieckie, Poland

Beautifully painted ceramic pieces purchased in the place of their origin will hold pride of place in existing collections or inspire new ones.

Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival
Aug. 23-Sept. 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Local restaurants and food producers shed light on the city’s renowned culinary scene through tastings, set menus and workshops.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Aug. 24 in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Divers perform their spectacular jumps from the iconic stone Stari Most Bridge into the waters of the Neretva river far below.

Bournemouth Air Festival
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Bournemouth, England

The UK’s biggest air festival features stunning aerial displays, fireworks, ships at sea and a land-based program of shows and concerts.

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