May
10
Fri
San Isidro Labrador’s Day
May 10 – May 15 all-day

San Isidro Labrador’s Day, on 15 May, and the days running up to it are the perfect occasion to enjoy the most authentic essence of Madrid. These festivities, dedicated to a 12th-century farmer, have become a patron saint’s festivity where all visitors and citizens are completely immersed in the essence of the Madrid of yesteryear.

During these days, locals from Madrid and tourists go on a pilgrimage to the Hermitage of San Isidro located in the meadow that bears the same name to spend the day enjoying music, dancing and typical dishes of the festivity such as ‘entresijos’ (lamb mesentery) and ‘gallinejas’ (fried lamb intestines) or ‘rosquillas’ (small ring-shaped breadsticks) with sugar. Morning and afternoon, the San Isidro Meadow fills with visitors who celebrate along with the ‘chulapos’ and ‘chulapas’ dressed in traditional costume and who go there to enjoy a day outdoors where concerts, gastronomy and the festive atmosphere flood every corner of the city.

For more information about San Isidro Labrador’s Day please visit https://www.esmadrid.com/en/whats-on/sanisidro-madrid

May
11
Sat
Stockholm Jazz Festival
May 11 – May 20 all-day

One of Europe’s premier jazz festivals, headquartered at Fasching.

Read more: https://stockholmjazz.se/

May
18
Sat
FA Cup final
May 18 all-day

The 2019 FA Cup Final will be the final match of the 2018–19 FA Cup and the 138th final of the FA Cup. It will be played at Wembley Stadium, London, England on 18 May 2019. The match will be contested by Manchester City and Watford. The winners will enter the group stage of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

This match is the fourth time that the two teams have been drawn against each other — although the first, in the 1985–86 season, involved two replays — and the first time in which they have played against each other later than the Fourth Round. Manchester City have won two of their previous meetings and Watford one. Manchester City have reached the FA Cup final for the eleventh time, whereas Watford will be making only their second appearance in the final.

The game will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom by both BBC and BT Sport. BBC One provided the free-to-air coverage and BT Sport 2 was the pay-TV alternative.

For more information about FA Cup final please visit https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/fa-cup

Museum Night
May 18 all-day

Museums, theatres, concert halls, libraries, universities, churches and other venues in Latvia open all night, or until the wee hours, in this annual Europe-wide happening.

Read more: https://www.latvia.travel/en/event/museum-night

May
20
Mon
French Open
May 20 – Jun 9 all-day

The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.

The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men’s singles matches (without a tiebreak in the final set), the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

For more information about French Open please visit https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/

May
21
Tue
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show
May 21 – May 25 all-day

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world. The show is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts visitors from all continents.

Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centrepiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.

For more information about The RHS Chelsea Flower Show please visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show

May
22
Wed
Bergen International Festival
May 22 – Jun 5 all-day

Two intense weeks with over 200 events in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts.

Bergen International Festival was founded in 1953 and has focused on presenting prominent international and Norwegian artists in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts. The Festival, which is the principal event of its kind in Norway, takes place every year over 15 days at the end of May and presents over 400 events.

Read more: https://www.fib.no/en/

MUSIC IN THE GIANT 2019
May 22 – May 26 all-day

Concerts with the piano and an orchestra and the piano as a solo instrument, music that combines regional creativity and international flair with sacred choral music round off the program at the Music in the Giant festival, which takes place in May 2019.

Read more: https://kristallwelten.swarovski.com/Content.Node/wattens/events/2019/05/Musik_im_Riesen_2019.en.html

May
24
Fri
Kapa Festival 2019
May 24 – Jun 1 all-day

The Kapa Festival will take place from May 31 to June 1 at the beautiful Tohisoo Manor Park in Kohila. This time, the two-day Kapa Festival (formerly known as Kaparock) presents the well-known Estonian artists to the audience.

Read more: http://kultuur.info/event/kapa-festival-2019/

Rally Liepāja
May 24 – May 26 all-day

For the fifth year in-a-row, Latvia will host a round of the oldest international rally competition – FIA European Rally Championship. In 2017, Rally Liepāja will be the ultimate challenge set-up for the crews, the final gravel spectacle to decide the championship winners.

On October 6-8, come to Liepāja – the city where the wind is born, to witness Latvian heroes, uprising international stars, and current masters of rally all racing for a victory on the picturesque roads of Kurzeme region!

Read more: https://www.latvia.travel/en/event/rally-liepaja