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Summer events in Europe

Booked your last-minute flights to Europe? We've got plenty of inspiration for things to do. From unmissable summer festivals to huge sporting events, there are countless activities for every taste and budget. Here are our highlights.

Summer festivals in Europe


Ghent Festival in Ghent, Belgium


July 14 - 23, 2023


For 175 years revellers have flocked to the historic Belgian city of Ghent to participate in one of the biggest cultural festivals in Europe.


Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary


August 10 - 15, 2023


​Enjoy a whole week of music, art, and friendly faces from all around the world on the ‘Island of Freedom’ in Budapest, Hungary.


Notting Hill Carnival in London, England


August 26 - 28, 2023


During the last weekend of August, colorful costumes and floats fill the streets of Notting Hill to celebrate the culture of London's Afro-Caribbean communities. The result is one of the biggest street festivals in the world!

Summer sporting events in Europe


Wimbledon in London, England


June 3- July  16, 2023


The world’s oldest tennis tournament is a must-visit for sports fans. Watch the action unfold on the grass courts while you eat strawberries and cream.


Palio di Siena in Siena, Italy


July 2 & August 16, 2023


Colorful decorations and a carnival atmosphere take over the city of Siena for this famous historical horse race which dates back to 1644. This event happens twice a year, on July 2nd & August 16th.


Tour de France from Bilbao, Spain to Paris, France


July 1 - 23, 2023


A proud French institution, this epic bicycle race speeds across France in 21 stages. Pick a scenic point on the route and cheer the riders on!


See Europe's top attractions


Never climbed the Eiffel Tower? Always wanted to visit the Vatican? Tick off those life goals this summer with our guide to the most popular attractions in Europe. Find out how to skip the lines and get the best prices.