High Traffic Events Across Europe for October 2017

Have you got a busy month planned this October? We have. There are loads of great events from sports to business and everything in between! So why not fly with us whilst we take trips across Europe, offering something for all our clients! It’s also Halloween so stay tuned for some family friendly suggestions if that’s your thing. And of course, Oktoberfest is still in progress so if its drinking and dining your after we have this and lots of other suggestions in the food, drink and cultural events section of this article.

Sports

With football, tennis, running and cycling events coming up this month. We’re sure we have something to get you cheering! Many of these events are also open to participation. For example, the legion run in Athens will see you running 5k and tackling Loads of obstacles. Pushing yourself to the absolute limits! There are also several sailing, horse racing and golf events this month. And if you fancy attending something a little bit more complex but don’t have room for all your stuff on commercial flights, don’t forget that our planes can take up to 350kg of baggage!

  • Helsinki Trophy (figure skating) – Sep 29-Oct 1 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Barcolana 49 Regatta (sailing) – Sep 29-Oct 8 – Trieste, Italy
  • Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (horse racing) – Oct 1 – Chantilly, France
  • Zagreb Marathon – Oct 8 – Zagreb, Croatia
  • Bog Run – Oct 8 – Castlewellan, Ireland
  • 20k Paris Race – Oct 8 – Paris, France
  • Sparkasse Marathon – Oct 8-9 – Lindau-habour, Austria
  • Italian Open (golf) – Oct 12-15 – Milan, Italy
  • Kingsland Oslo Horse Show – Oct 13-15 – Oslo, Norway
  • BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open (tennis) – Oct 14-21 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Bucharest City Marathon – Oct 14-15 – Bucharest, Romania
  • Premier League – Liverpool vs Man Utd – Oct 14 – Liverpool, UK
  • Amsterdam Marathon – Oct 15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rock’ n’ Roll Lisbon – Marathon – Oct 15 – Lisbon, Portugal
  • Poreč Triatlon – Oct 15 – Poreč, Croatia
  • City Cross Run & Walk – Oct 15 – Prague, Czech republic
  • Legion Run Athens – Oct 15 – Athens, Greece
  • Stockholm Open (tennis) – Oct 16-22 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Bodrum Cup (sailing) – Oct 16-21 – Turkey, Turkey
  • European Open (tennis) – Oct 16-22 – Antwerp, Belgium
  • VTB Kremlin Cup (tennis) – Oct 16-22 – Moscow, Russia
  • MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal (surfing) – Oct 17-28 – Peniche, Portugal
  • Helsinki International Horse Show – Oct 18-22 – Helsinki, Finland
  • World Surf Kayak Championships – Oct 20-28 – Portrush, Ireland
  • Burnett vs Zhakiyanov (boxing) – Oct 21 – Belfast, Ireland
  • British Champions Day (horseracing) – Oct 21 – Ascot, UK
  • Lausanne Marathon – Oct 22 – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Premier League – Spurs vs Liverpool – Oct 22 – London, UK
  • Swiss Indoors (tennis) – Oct 23-29 – Basel, Switzerland
  • Erste Bank Open 500 (tennis) – Oct 23-29 – Vienna, Austria
  • Baja Portalegre 500 – Oct 26-28 – Alentejo Region, Portugal
  • European Team Chess Championship – Oct 27-Nov 7 – Crete, Greece
  • Danube River MTB Marathon (bike) – Oct 28 – Prundu, Romania
  • 28th Marmaris International Race Week (sailing) – Oct 28-Nov 3 – Marmaris, Turkey
  • Swiss City Marathon – Oct 29 – Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Rolex Paris Masters (tennis) – Oct 30-Nov 5 – Paris, France
  • Volvo Ocean Race (stopover) – Oct 31-Nov5 – Lisbon, Portugal

Music and Arts

Lady Gaga will be continuing her world tour, this month, with tons of events across Europe. If you’re more of a rock fan, then the Rolling Stones and Metallica are also on tour at the moment. We’re also happy to be recommending loads of jazz festivals and some of the best art festivals, including the FIAC contemporary art exhibition in Paris. We’re especially excited for a couple of open nights at museums in Luxembourg and all across Austria, where you can enjoy the magic of exploring museums late into the night.

  • Lady Gaga – Oct 1 – Antwerp, Belgium
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Desertfest Athens (music festival) – Oct 6-7 – Athens, Greece
  • Festival of Lights – Oct 6-15 – Berlin, Germany
  • Long Night of Museums – Oct 7-8 – Across Austria
  • Nuit Blanche – Oct 7 – Paris, France
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 6-7 – Paris, France
  • Jazz Festival – Oct 6-15 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Neil Diamond – Oct 8 – Belfast, Ireland
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 9 & 11 – London, UK
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 9 – Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Funky Elephant Festival (dance festival) – Oct 9-10 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Carnival of Lights – Oct 12-22 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 12 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 12 & 15 – Birmingham, UK
  • Gravity Festival – Oct 13-14 – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Night of Museums – Oct 14 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 15 – Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Lada Gaga – Oct 17 – Manchester, UK
  • CODA Oslo International Dance Festival – Oct 18-28 – Oslo, Norway
  • Amsterdam Dance Event – Oct 18-22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • FIAC (exhibition – contemporary art) – Oct 19-22 – Paris, France
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 19 – Nanterre, France
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Rolling Stones – Oct 22 & 25 – Puteaux, France
  • Metallica – Oct 22 & 24 – London, UK
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 23 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Blues Festival – Oct 25-29 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 26 – Berlin, Germany
  • Metallica – Oct 26 – Glasgow, UK
  • Bram Stoker Festival – Oct 27-30 – Dublin, Ireland
  • Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – Oct 27-30 – Cork, Ireland
  • Lady Gaga – Oct 28 – Koln, Germany
  • Metallica – Oct 28 – Manchester, UK
  • Metallica – Oct 30 – Birmingham, UK

Business Conferences and Industrial Exhibitions

Whatever business you’re in, it’s important to keep up to date with trends and competition. We’ve got a massive assortment of events coming up this month in every industry you can imagine. So we’re sure there’s something to help you grow your business this year. For example, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Inter Airport Europe to find out all about the current trends and new products heading to market within the airport industry.

  • Vitrum (exhibition – glass industry) – Oct 3-6 – Milan, Italy
  • TOOLEX (exhibition – machine tools -tools) – Oct 3-5 – Sosnowiec, Poland
  • Ros-Gaz Expo (exhibition – Gas) – Oct 3-6 – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Helitech International (trade exhibition) – Oct 3-5 – London, UK
  • Lineapelle (exhibition – leather goods – furnishings) – Oct 4-6 – Milan, Italy
  • Inter Airport Europe (exhibition – airports) – Oct 10-13 – Munich, Germany
  • Build Show (exhibition – building) – Oct 10-12 – Birmingham, UK
  • Grand Designs Live (exhibition – building) – Oct 11-15 – Birmingham, UK
  • DanFish International (exhibition – fishing industry) – Oct 11-13 – Aalborg, Denmark
  • Venus (exhibition – erotic and lifestyle) – Oct 12-15 – Berlin, Germany
  • Dental World (exhibition – dentistry) – Oct 12-14 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Bauen + Wohnen (exhibition – building) – Oct 14-22 – Hannover, Germany
  • Home and Living Expo – Oct 14-22 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Salon International (exhibition – hairdressing) – Oct 14-16 – London, UK
  • MIPCOM (exhibition – entertainment content) – Oct 16-19 – Cannes, France
  • Equip Auto (exhibition – automobile industry) – Oct 17-21 – Paris, France
  • Enada Autunno (exhibition – amusement -gaming machines) – Oct 17-19 – Rome, Italy
  • BACA Awards & Autumn Luncheon (trade event) – Oct 18 – London, UK
  • European Council meeting – Oct 19-20 – Brussels, Belgium
  • Busworld Europe (exhibition – bus -coach) – Oct 20-15 – Kortrijk, Belgium
  • HOST (exhibition – hospitality) Oct 20-14 – Milan, Italy
  • CPHL Worldwide (exhibition – pharma) – Oct 24-26 – Frankfurt, Germany
  • KIDEXPO (exhibition – families) – Oct 26-30 – Paris, France
  • Ideal Home Show (exhibition – homes -interiors) – Oct 27-30 – Dublin, Ireland
  • The Luxury Property Show (exhibition – property) – Oct 27-18 – London, UK
  • The Munich Show (exhibition – minerals, gems, jewellery, fossils) – Oct 27-19 – Munich, Germany
  • Salon du Chocolat (exhibition – chocolate) – Oct 28-Nov 1 – Paris, France
  • Hamburg International Boat Show (exhibition) – Oct 28-Nov 5 – Hamburg, Germany

Shows and Conventions

Whatever you do for fun, we want to help keep you up to date with all the events happening across Europe in your chosen field. We’re excited to recommend some comedy festivals, boat shows and the renowned Comic Con will be making its way to Paris. There are also some big design conventions this month like Łódź design festival in Poland and Designblok.

  • Design Week – Oct 11-15 – Moscow, Russia
  • Salon Nautico International (exhibition – boats) – Oct 11-15 – Barcelona, Spain
  • Astra International Film Festival – Oct 16-22 – Sibiu, Romania
  • Rijeka Nautical Show – Sep 29-Oct 1 – Rijeka, Croatia
  • CPH Pix (film festival) – Sep 28-Oct 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • International Film Festival – Sep 28-Oct 8 – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Belfast Comedy Festival – Oct 2-8 – Belfast, Ireland
  • Łódź Design Festival – Oct 3-6 – Łódź, Poland
  • BFI London Film Festival – Oct 4-15 – London, UK
  • Vienna International Film Festival – Oct 19-Nov 2 – Vienna, Austria
  • Biograd Boat Show – Oct 19-22 – Biograd na Moru, Croatia
  • LVIV Fashion Week – Oct 26-29 – LVIV, Ukraine
  • Designblok – Oct 26-30 – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Fashion Week – Oct 21-26 – Moscow, Russia
  • Dutch Design Week – Oct 21-29 – Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Comic Con Paris – Oct 27-29 – Paris, France
  • Fashion Week – Oct 27-Nov 2 – Riga, Latvia
  • Oslo Motor Show – Oct 27-29 – Lillestrøm, Norway

Food, drink and cultural events

As we said in the introduction to this article, Oktoberfest continues this month with events across Europe. We’ve also got plenty of other drinking festivals if wine is more up your street, and why not check out the 1st annual world championship in olive picking in Postria, Croatia, where you can find out the art behind making olive oil as well as trying some of the area’s finest dishes from hospitable locals.

  • Oktoberfest at Chateau Neuf – Sep 29-Oct 7 – Oslo, Norway
  • Helsinki Baltic Herring Market – Oct 1-7 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Oktoberfest à Paris – Oct 5-14 – Paris, France
  • Santorini Experience – Oct 6-8 – Santorini, Greece
  • EurHop! Rome Beer Festival – Oct 6-8 – Rome, Italy
  • Anuga (exhibition – food) – Oct 7-11 – Cologne, Germany
  • Culture Night (events across the city) – Oct 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Halloween in Tivoli Gardens – Oct 13-Nov 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1st World Championship in Olive Picking – Oct 19-22 – Postira, Croatia
  • Megavino (exhibition – wine) – Oct 20-23 – Brussels, Belgium
  • Pig Slaughter Sausage Festival – Oct 21-23 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Distillery Day – Oct 22 – Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
  • Carnexpo (exhibition – food) – Oct 25-29 – Bucharest, Romania
  • Rose of Saffron Festival – Oct 28-30 – Consuegra, Spain
  • Poperinge Beer Festival – Oct 28-19 – Poperinge, Belgium

 

What are you most excited for? We’d love to hear from you about any events you’ve attended or are interested in going to. Of course, if there’s something else on your list for October let us know and we’ll make sure to fly you as close to the action as we possibly can. Contact us now for details on flights to your chosen destination, and to hear more about all the perks of flying private!

 

 

 

 

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