Things to do next month: September

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival
Through Sept. 16 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

In Andalucia, the annual grape harvest is celebrated with parades, concerts, fireworks, flamenco and tours of the bodegas and vineyards.

Minstrel Festival
Sept. 1 in Ribeauvillé, France

It’s a return to medieval times in this charming Alsatian village filled with costumed peasants, lords and ladies, fiddlers and jesters.

Belgian Beer Weekend
Sept. 6-8 in Brussels, Belgium

Brewers from throughout the land tap endless styles of their delicious beers from stalls set up in the majestic Grand Place.

Balloons Festival
Sept. 6-15 in Ferrara, Italy

Hot air balloons rise high above and back on the ground, a park bustles with fun for kids, historical games and food and drink stands.

The Braemar Gathering
Sept. 7 in Braemar, Scotland

Scottish traditions are on full display here with pipe bands, dancing and games of strength. You might even see the queen here!

Open House London
Sept. 21-22 in London, England

London’s iconic buildings and lesser-known spaces await exploration on this special weekend of exceptional openings and guided walks.

International Oyster & Seafood Festival
Sept 27-29 in Galway, Ireland

Gourmets flock here to enjoy cooking demos, tastings, live music and downing mass quantities of tasty, locally-caught oysters.

Kite Festival
Sept. 28-29 in Scheveningen, Netherlands

Over 100 kites in all shapes and colors, including some of the world’s biggest models, dot the skies above the beach and pleasure pier.

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