Europe Traveler's event picks for Feb. 24-25
By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: February 19, 2018
Streif Vertical Up
Red Bull Restaurant, accessed by Hahnenkamm Lift, Kitzbuehel, Austria
Date: Feb. 24 (starts 6:30 p.m.)
The goal of this race is to conquer the imposing “Streif” slope from the bottom up. No rules govern this uphill race, and participants can use whatever equipment they choose, from spiked shoes to cross country skis or snowshoes. Endurance and the best technique for the conditions will win the day. Several categories of race, from speed to one in which participants have to carry a rucksack, ensure a fun night out.
Admission: the special fare up the lift for spectators is 15 euros round trip. The lift runs 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Telegraph Travel Show
West entrance, Custom House DL, ExCeL, London, England
Dates: Feb. 23-25 (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25
Travel-mad types will find plenty of inspiration for their next epic adventure. Leading travel providers present their services and destinations, country representatives introduce visitors to new cultures, and Telegraph journalists tell tales about their journeys.
Admission: Adult tickets at the door are 22 pounds; check event website to see if any complimentary tickets remain available.
Dates: Feb. 20-28
The fragrant yellow mimosa originally comes from Australia, but since the late nineteenth century, it’s thrived on the Côte d'Azur, where its use in the cosmetics industry helped develop the local economy. The festival first celebrated in 1931 is still going strong today. Each year’s edition offers a theme; this year “The American Dream” is celebrated. Program highlights include an evening performance of dancers and acrobats crossing eras in American film and theater on Feb. 23; a night parade of mimosa-covered floats on Feb. 24; and the Great Mimosa Parade from 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Guided two-hour hikes through the nearby mimosa forests are offered daily, and on Feb. 22, 24, 26 and 27, guided bus excursions take visitors to a perfume maker’s shop.
Admission: Prices vary according to event. Adult entry to the Great Mimosa Parade on Feb. 25 costs 14 euros adults, 12 euros for children, and is free for those under age two.
Fiera di Vicenza, Via Oreficeria, 16, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Dates: Feb. 24-25 (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 24-25; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26)
This show dedicated to sports fishing presents the latest gear from top companies within the sector, with around 200 exhibitors present at the most recent shows. The Acquademo area, billed as the largest mobile aquarium in Europe, is the setting for demonstrations, seminars and product presentations. The show is geared to enthusiasts enjoying a number of techniques, from spinning to fly fishing, carp fishing, surf casting, big game and others. The simultaneously running Boating Show is dedicated to boats, engines and components for open-sea sports fishing.
Admission: Adults pay 17 euros; entry for ages 6-16 costs 12 euros; ages five and under get in free.
Teatro Villamarta and other venues, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Dates: Feb. 23-March 10
Flamenco, which refers to song, dance and guitar performances, is considered one of Spain’s national art forms. It originated and continues to thrive in the south of Spain, particularly in Andalusia. Jerez celebrates this traditional form of music with concerts performed by both local talents and world-class performers in the city’s main theater and the flamenco clubs known as peñas. Communal dance classes also make up part of the program.
Admission: Full-price adult tickets cost from 20 to 37 euros.
Dates: Feb. 24-March 4
More than 95 guided walks led by experienced local guides offer something for every level of walker, from well-tended paths to vigorous all-day treks across the peaks of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Side events include talks, courses in map reading and navigation, concerts and more. All walks must be booked and paid for in advance.
Admission: Participation generally costs between 6.50 and 12.50 pounds per walk.