Europe in June - Events and Festivals

Europe in June - Events and Festivals
There's lots to do in Europe during June -- from the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in England to the Midsummer Festivals of Scandinavia. Check out this sampling of events, festivals, and fairs.

Times, dates, and locations of events are sometimes changed or even cancelled. Always remember to check with organizers and local authorities before booking tickets and making travel plans.

Art Basel
Basel, Switzerland
June (starts second Wednesday of every June)
World’s leading art show.

The Baby-Jumping Colacho Festival
Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
June (every year)
Celebration of Corpus Christi with processions and jumping over babies!

Ballet Days
Hamburg, Germany
June (every year)
Ballet extravaganza.

Barcelona Summer Festival (Grec Festival)
Barcelona, Spain
June - August (every year)
Summer festival of theater, dance, and music.

Christopher Street Day
Berlin, Germany
June (every year)
Huge gay pride event.

Costumed Football Game (Calcio Storico)
Florence, Italy
June (every year)
Florence’s historic medieval football game.

The Derby
Epsom, England
June (every year)
One of the biggest days on the English racing calendar.

Epidaurus Festival
Epidaurus, Greece
June - August (every year, Friday and Saturday only)
Classical Greek drama festival.

The Eton And Harrow Cricket Match
London, England
June (every year)
Socialites meet to watch the private school rivals play at Lords.

Feast of Saint John
Ciutadella, Spain
June (every year)
Horse acrobatics and jousting on the island of Minorca.

Feast of Saint John
Madrid, Spain
June (every year)
Bonfires celebrate the longest day of the year and the Saint’s day.

Feast of Saint John
Saragosa, Spain
June (every year)
Bonfires, fireworks, and parties.

Festival Latino Americando
Milan, Italy
June - August (every year)
South American music, literature, film, folklore, art, and food.

Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury, England
June (every year)
Big names always play at the UK's most famous music festival - at a farm in Somerset.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Lewes, England
May - August (every year)
Opera and picnics on the lawn.

The Golden Chariot and Battle Of the Dragon
Mons, Belgium
June (every year)
Full costume reenactment of the Belgian version of Saint George and the dragon.

Henley Royal Regatta
Henley-on-Thames, England
June - July (every year)
Rowing events for the English upper classes.

International Festival of Music and Dance
Granada, Spain
June - July (every year)
Classical music, ballet and Spanish dancing.

International Garden Festival
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
May - October (every year)
Magnificent flower show.

International Viking Festival
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
June (every year)
Traditional feasts, arts, and crafts

Irish Derby
Newbridge, Ireland
June (every year)
Biggest event on the Irish sporting calendar.

Isle of Man TT Races
Douglas, England
June (every year)
Motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and all things motorcyle-related.

Kiel Week (Kieler Woche)
Kiel, Germany
June (every year)
Sailing competitions, regattas, live music.

Kuopio Dance Festival
Kuopio, Finland
June (every year)
Finland’s oldest dance festival.

June (every year)
Unmarried women and girls perform a midsummer ritual.

Le Mans 24-Hour Car Race
Le Mans, France
June (every year)
24-hour endurance race.

Midsummer Festival
June (every year)
Bonfires celebrating the summer solstice.

Midsummer Festival
June (every year)
Bonfires and feasting under the midnight sun for summer solstice.

Midsummer Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
June (every year)
Maypoles and dancing at the Skansen open air museum.

Midsummer Festival (Jani)
June (every year)
Traditional summer solstice festivities.

Midsummer Festival (Juhannus)
Seurasaari Island, Finland
June (every year)
Bonfires and dancing.

Midsummer Festival (Sankthans)
June (every year)
Summer solstice bonfires and legends of trolls and goblins.

Midsummer Fireworks
Paris, France
June (every year)
Huge fireworks display in honor of Saint John.

Midsummer Watch Parade
Chester, England
June (every year)
Parade of giants and beasts.

Minack Theater Summer Season
Penzance, England
May - September (every year)
Theater by the sea.

Music Festival (Fête de la Musique)
Paris, France
June (every year)
Free concerts across Paris.

Nuits de Fourvière Festival
Lyon, France
June - August (every year)
Dance, music and theater in Roman amphitheaters.

Ravello Festival
Ravello, Italy
March - June and September - October (every year)
Chamber music festival.

Rhine in Flames
May - September (various dates)
Fireworks displays in the most picturesque region of the Rhine River.

Rhine Valley Cycle Day
June (final Sunday of every June)
Leisure cyclists can enjoy up to 100 miles of breathtakingly beautiful highway.

Royal Ascot
Ascot, England (York, England in 2005)
June (every year)
Royal pageantry, stylish fashion, and the world’s best horseracing.

The Royal Highland Show
Edinburgh, Scotland
June (every year)
Show jumping, sheep shearing, and heavy horse driving.

Stars of the White Nights Festival
St Petersburg, Russia
May - June (every year)
Festival of classic arts.

Trooping the Color
London, England
June (every year)
The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated with tons of pomp and circumstance.

Verona Opera Festival (Arena di Verona)
Verona, Italy
June - August (every year)
Outdoor operas in a Roman amphitheater.

Wimbledon Championships
London, England
June - July (every year)
Greatest tennis tournament in the world.

Wine Festival (Fête le Vin)
Bordeaux, France
July (every year)
Processions, wine and food celebration.

Zurich Festival
Zürich, Switzerland
June - July (starts third Friday of every June)
Classical music, opera, theater, and dance.

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