Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in Europe this coming fall.
Istria: Truffle Days – September & October. A series of truffle-themed events taking place throughout the region. Food tasting, folk traditions and more.
FoodParade – September 5 & 6.
Prague’s second-largest food festival (and my some margin, the nicest of them) held every year in the gardens of Troja Chateau is massively popular among the city’s food fans with many of the best restaurants cooking up some of their signature dishes in the luxuriant surroundings.
Wine Harvest Festivals – all over the country from late August to late September you’ll find wine harvest ‘Vinobrani’ festivals taking place. Our friends over at Expats.cz have the low-down on dozens of these events.
Jazzfest Berlin – November 5-8. Artists of 30 different nationalities will explore the future of jazz.
Budapest: Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival – October 2-18. Art in all its forms is presented during this exciting two weeks in Budapest. Classical, jazz and pop music, opera, theater, contemporary circus, plus literature evenings and art exhibitions.
Bratislava Jazz Days – October 23-25. Jazz in all its forms is celebrated at this annual festival. Experience modern and fusion, vocal and instrumental jazz packed into three days.
If you’re traveling with us in fall you’ll find these and more events all listed in your customized Guest Page.
Truffles via Truffle Days
Yo-Yo Ma via Dvořák Prague Music Festival
Acoustic Travellers via Bratislava Jazz Days
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Jacy is a travel journalist who likes art, culture, design and architecture. When not in Prague, she’s most likely wandering the streets of other European cities, checking out their neighborhoods, their art and their coffee.