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Festivals & events, March 2013

Austria

SALZBURG: Salzburg Biennale, contemporary music, through March 17.

TURRACHER HÖHE: Austrian Ice Polo Trophy, March 7-10.

LANGENLOIS: Loisarte, festival of contemporary music and literature, Loisium, March 14-17.

Belgium

BLEGNY-MINE: Wine fair, through March 3.

GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, through March 3.

BRUSSELS: Museum Night Fever, over 20 museums open late, March 2.

BRUSSELS: BANFF Mountain Film Festival, Wolubilis, March 4-7.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen-Unreleased Films Festival, Cinema Nova and other venues, March 6-24.

LA ROCHE EN ARDENNES: Carnival, March 8-10.

BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, contemporary music by modern composers, March 8-24.

STAVELOT: Carnival du Laetare, March 9-11; highlight is the parade March 10 at 2 p.m.

ANDENNE: Carnival of the Bears, March 10.

ANTWERP: Sword dancing, traditional mid-Lent dance, Grote Markt, March 10.

BRUSSELS: Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art Fair, Hall 1 of Brussels Expo, March 15-24.

MONS: Salon du Chocolat, pedestrian zone, March 23-24.

TOURNAI: Beer Festival, Halle aux Draps, March 24-25.

TOURNAI: Flower Market, March 29.

Croatia

VINKOVCI: Festival of Music Documentaries, highlights documentary rock films, March 7-10.

TKON: Škraping Pašman New Age, extreme sport of trekking across sharp rocks on 40-, 20- or 10-km routes, March 9.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exposition Grounds, Holešovice district, March 2-April 21.

PRAGUE: One World, International Documentary Human Rights Festival, March 4-13.

BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, March 24-April 7.

PRAGUE: Hervis Prague Half Marathon, March 31.

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Chocolate Festival, Tap 1, Old Carlsberg Brewery, Vesterbro, March 2-3.

COPENHAGEN: Bakkenamusement park opens with thousands of motorcyclists leading the way to the gates, March 21.

England

LONDON: Kinetica Art Fair, showcases new media art, science and technology, Ambika P3, through March 3.

BATH: Independent Bath Literature Festival, through March 10.

BIRMINGHAM: Whisky Birmingham, whisky festival, The Bond, Digbeth, March 2.

LONDON: London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, Camden Centre, Bidborough St., March 6-8.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world’s largest dog show, The NEC, March 7-10.

MANCHESTER: Irish Festival, March 8-18.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Ritzy Cinema and other venues, March 13-22.

LONDON: Maslenitsa Festival, Russian-style celebration of winter’s end, Trafalgar Square, March 16.

BIRMINGHAM: Flat Pack Festival, with cinema, installations, parties, music and more, March 21-31.

LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge’s 159th annual boat race, March 31.

France

PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, through March 3.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, through March 6.

PARIS: Half-marathon, March 3.

TIGNES: X Games, freestyle skiing event, March 20-22.

PARIS: Book Fair, Porte de Versailles, March 22-25.

PARIS: Wine fair of independent vintners, Espace Champerret, March 22-25.

PARIS: Art Paris, art fair, Grand Palais, March 28-April 1.

CANNES: Shopping Festival, fashion shows and parties, March 29-31.

PARIS: ÉCU–The European Independent Film Festival, March 29-31.

ARLES: Feria de Pâques, street party marks opening of bullfighting season, March 29-April 1.

Germany

NUREMBERG: Freizeit, trade show for tourism, outdoors, gardening, caravans and whiskey, through March 3.

NUREMBERG: Apassionata, horse show, Nürnberger Versicherung Arena, through March 3.

DÜSSELDORF: Rheingolf, golfing expo, Areal Böhler, through March 3.

MUNICH: Strong beer season, through March 23.

HANOVER: CeBIT, world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications, March 5-9.

STUTTGART: Retro Classics, classic car convention, March 7-10.

STUTTGART: Apassionata, horse show, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, March 8-10.

BERLIN: ITB Berlin, travel and trade show, Messe, March 9-10.

MUNICH: Wine Messe, Zenith, March 9-10.

WÜRZBURG: Frühjahrsvolksfest, March 9-24.

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Half Marathon, Commerzbank Arena, March 10.

HEIDELBERG: Summer Day Parade, March 10.

STUTTGART: Harlem Globetrotters, Porsche Arena, March 15.

BERLIN: Long Night of Museums, March 16.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, March 16.

WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World, crafts fair for bears and plush toys, March 16-17.

PFUNGSTADT-ESCHOLLBRÜCKEN: Ultramarathon, 50- and 25-km running events, March 24.

FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5.0, Messe, March 22-24.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, March 22-April 14.

HAMBURG: Dom, fun fair, March 22-April 21.

FRANKFURT: Harlem Globetrotters, Fraport Arena, March 23.

MAINZ: Frühjahrsmesse, fun fair along the Rhine River banks, March 23-April 7.

NUREMBERG: Frühlingfest, fairgrounds near Dutzendteich, March 30-April 14.

BAYREUTH: Frühlingfest, March 30-April 7. BAMBERG: Frühjahrsplärrer, spring fun fair, March 30-April 14

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Tattoo Convention, Lurdy Haz, through March 3.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, concerts, dance, theater, and more, March 22-April 7.

Ireland

LIMERICK: The National Antique and Art Fair, South Court Hotel, March 9-10.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, March 14-18; parade on March 17.

DINGLE: International Film Festival, March 15-18.

INISHOWEN: International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar, March 22-25.

CORK: Funderland, traveling theme park, Docklands, March 22-April 14.

DUBLIN: Dine in Dublin, restaurants offer special menus and events, March 25-31.

GALWAY: Food Festival, March 28-April 1.

Italy

FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence bike festival, Fortezza da Basso, through March 3.

ROME: Hobby Show, handicrafts and supplies for creative projects, Fiera Roma, through March 3.

LAGO MAGGIORE: Half-marathon, starts in Stresa/Baveno Sport Expo, March 10.

ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Palacavicchi, March 15-17.

ROME: Marathon, March 17.

MILAN: Photo Show, Fiera Milano City, March 22-25.

COUNTRYWIDE: FAI Spring Days, 670 cultural monuments open to the public, March 24-25.

PISA: New Year celebrations, city celebrates beginning of New Year during the Annunciation, March 25.

FLORENCE: “Explosion of the Cart,” traditional Easter celebration, March 31.

Monaco

MONTE CARLO: Monaco Anime Game Show, fair for video games, manga, animation, Japanese culture and imaginary worlds, Espace Ravel, March 2-3.

MONTE CARLO: Monaco Run, 23-km, 10-km and walking event, March 17.

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: Cinedans, festival of dance in film, Eye Filminstituut, through March 9.

AMSTERDAM: 5 Days Off, electronic music festival, various venues, March 6-10.

AMSTERDAM: HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, RAI, March 6-10.

THE HAGUE: Half-marathon, March 10.

MAASTRICHT: TEFAF, art and antiques fair, March 15-24.

AMSTERDAM: Burlesque Freakout, clubbing and variety show, March 16.

THE HAGUE: Movies that Matter, Amnesty International human rights film festival, March 21-27.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 21-May 20.

AMSTERDAM: Food Film Festival, Studio/K, March 22-24.

MAASTRICHT: Jazz Maastricht, March 23-24.

Norway

NARVIK: Winter Festival, March 8-17.

OSLO: Holmenkollen Ski Festival, March 15-17.

RENA: Birkebeinenrennet, 54-km cross-country ski race, March 16.

OSLO: Inferno, metal music fest, March 27-30.

Portugal

PORTO: Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival, imaginary, fantasy and science fiction films, through March 10.

ÓBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fridays through Sundays only, through March 17.

LISBON: Half-marathon, March 24.

Scotland

ULLAPOOL: Dance Festival, March 7-9.

ABERDEEN: Jazz Festival, March 12-17.

GLASGOW: Comedy Festival, March 14-31.

EDINBURGH: International Science Festival, March 23-April 7.

Spain

JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, highlights flamenco and Spanish dance, Villamarta Theater, through March 9.

SEVILLE: FeMÀS, festival of classical and baroque music, March 2-22.

GRANADA: International Tango Festival, March 6-17.

BARCELONA: Beer Festival, sampling craft beers, Cupula de las Arenas, Plaza Espanya, March 8-10.

VALENCIA: Las Fallas, weeklong celebration culminating in bonfires, March 15-19.

GIRONA: Snowboard World Cup, La Molina ski resort, March 16.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, March 24.

Switzerland

LUGANO: Art & Pastry, gourmet pastry festival, Convention Centre, March 2-3.

SAAS-FEE: Glacier Bike Downhill, March 2.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, March 7-17.

ENGELBERG: Swiss snow walk and run, half marathon, March 9.

LAUSANNE: Inferno, metal music fest, March 14-16.

BASEL: BScene, club festival, March 15-16.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival at Easter, sacred and concert music, March 16-24.

PORTES DU SOLEIL: Rock the Pistes Festival, March 20-24.

BERN: Long Night of Museums, March 22.

Wales

ANGLESEY: The Island Race, half-marathon across the Menai Bridge, March 3.

BANGOR: New Music Festival, showcases contemporary music, March 9-14.

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