Niantic has confirmed that Pokémon GO Safari which was intended to take place in August but after problems with Pokémon GO Fest, this has been put on hold.
Pokémon GO Safari was the European equivalent of the troublesome Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. Trainers from across Europe would gather, catch the pocket monsters and take part in Legendary raids. Starting in Copenhagen and Prague on the 5th August, Stockholm and Amsterdam on the 12th August with Yokohama, Japan on the 14th August rounding off the month. September would bring Spain (La Maquinista in Barcelona), France (Les Quatre Temps in Paris) and Germany (at the CentrO in Oberhausen) events on the 16th September. The events on the 5th and 12th August have now been postponed until further notice. All the other events are still scheduled to take place on time.
In the announcement, Niantic wrote
In order to guarantee the best possible gameplay experience for European Trainers, we have decided to postpone the events in Europe scheduled for August 5 (Copenhagen and Prague) and August 12 (Stockholm and Amsterdam) until a date later in the Fall.
The events are planning to make available some region-exclusive Pokémon which aren’t available in Europe normally, Kangashkan and Tauros.
Niantic is likely taking time looking at what went wrong at Pokémon GO Fest and working to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Plus, the lawsuit they have to deal with likely isn’t helping matters.