Festivals & events, March 2013
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
BUDAPEST: Tattoo Convention, Lurdy Haz, through March 3.
BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, concerts, dance, theater, and more, March 22-April 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANGLESEY: The Island Race, half-marathon across the Menai Bridge, March 3.
BANGOR: New Music Festival, showcases contemporary music, March 9-14.