Festivals and Events, April 2019
By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: April 2, 2019
VIENNA: Cirque du Soleil, current production is Totem, Grand Chapiteau in Neu Marx, March 9-April 22.
VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, through April 30.
GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 2-9.
ST. ANTON IN ARLBERG: New Orleans Meets Snow, music fest, April 5-7.
VIENNA: Art Austria, Gartenpalais Liechtenstein, April 5-7.
HALL IN TIROL: Easter Festival Tirol, festival of music, dance and drama, April 6-21.
VIENNA: Old Viennese Easter Market, Freyung, April 6-23.
VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 7.
MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, skiing, music and parties, April 8-13.
VIENNA: Styrian Village, customs and traditions of Styria showcased, Town Hall, April 11-14.
ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 21.
ZELL AM SEE: Rookie Finals, snowboarding competition, April 25-30.
LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 25-30.
SOELDEN: The Nines, snowboarding competition, Tiefenbach Glacier, April 27.
POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 27-28.
LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 27-May 5.
KREMS: Donaufestival, April 27-May 6.
VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 27-May 25.
ISCHGL: Spring Snow Party, Sarah Connor performs, April 28.
PUCH: Apple Blossom Fest, April 28.
WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, April 28-May 11.
ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert, Lenny Kravitz performs, April 30.
ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, April 30-May 5.
ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Hangar 29 Waagnatie, April 6-7.
CINEY: Truck Show, Expo, April 6-7.
GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 6-May 5.
BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, April 9-21.
CINEY: Flea market and antiques fair, Expo, April 19-22.
HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, highlight is parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., April 19-22.
LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 19-May 10.
NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 21.
BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 25-28.
BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, April 25-May 5.
LEUVEN: Zythos Beer Festival, Brabanthal, April 27-28.
CINEY: Militaria, Expo, April 28.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, April 30-May 4.
KOPRIVNICA: Fishermen to their town, freshwater fish celebration, April 13-14.
DUBROVNIK: Festiwine, wine festival, Sunset Beach Lapad Bay, April 22-28.
DUBROVNIK: Aklapela, choral groups known as klapas perform, April 26-28.
DUBROVNIK: Runners Days, half marathon and runs of various distances, April 27-28.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 22.
PRAGUE: Mladi Ladi Jazz, international contemporary jazz festival, through April 30.
PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 4-11.
PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 6.
VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting of the wines of south Moravia, April 6.
PRAGUE: Easter Market, Old Town Square, April 6-28.
PRAGUE: Rallye Praha Revival, classic autos on Wenseslas Square, April 12-14.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, April 12-14.
OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 27-28.
PRAGUE: Paleni Carodejnic (Witches Night) Parade, Lesser Town Square, April 30.
COPENHAGEN: Bakken Amusement Park opens for summer season, April 12.
AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, April 4-6.
COPENHAGEN: Queen’s birthday celebrations, Royal family greets public from balcony of Amalienborg Palace, April 16.
COPENHAGEN: 48 Timer, festival in Norrebro section of city, April 26-28.
COPENHAGEN: Sakura Festival, celebrates blossoming of cherry trees, Langelinie Park, April 28-29.
RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe Viking Center, April 29-May 5.
LONDON: London Games Festival, celebrates video and interactive games, April 2-14.
LONDON: Creative Craft Show, ExCel, April 4-6.
BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 4-7.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 5-7.
LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge's annual boat race, April 7.
LONDON: The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, April 9-14.
LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 18-May 6.
HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 25-28.
LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 27.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare's Celebrations, April 27-28.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, April 27-May 5.
LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 28.
TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 19-28.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Cable Factory, April 5-6.
TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 6-7.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 12-14.
ESPOO: April Jazz Espoo, Tapiola, April 24-28.
HELSINKI: Helsinki10, 10 km run, April 27.
HELSINKI: Vappu- May Day celebrations, April 29-May 1.
AVORIAZ: Snowboxx, apres ski and clubbing parties, through April 3.
PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 19.
PARIS: Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Tuileries, April 3-7.
PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, April 4-7.
METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, April 5-7.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, April 5-June 2.
METZ: Flea market, Metz Expo, April 6.
PARIS: Mondiale du Golf, April 12-14.
PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 14.
TIGNES: Live in Tignes by Francofolies, free slopeside concerts and parties, April 16-18.
ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, April 19-22.
L'ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE: International art fair and flea market, April 19-22.
MAGNY-COURS: 24 Heures Motos, motorcycle races, April 20-21.
CHATELAILLON-PLAGE: Kite and Wind Festival, April 20-22.
ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 20-May 2.
PARIS: Tour Auto Optic 2000, classic autos depart on rally to from Paris to Deauville, April 23.
PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, April 27-May 8.
METZ: Salon Milita, militaria market, Metz Expo, April 28.
NIMES: The Great Roman Games, April 28-30.
ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 8.
MUNICH: Paulaner Nockherberg Strong Beer Festival, through April 7.
BREMEN: Osterwiese, fun fair, Burgerweide, through April 8.
WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, through April 14.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, through April 14.
ERFURT: Thuringia Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, through April 15.
HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 22.
COUNTRYWIDE: Irish Spring, festival of high-octane Irish and folk music, tour dates include Neustadt April 1, Offenburg April 13 and Bensheim April 14.
FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, April 2-5.
HAMBURG: Documentary Film Week, April 3-7.
WUERZBURG: wine press hall festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 5.
STUTTGART: Tattooshow Stuttgart, Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, April 5-7.
SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, April 5-22.
MANNHEIM: Time Warp, techno event, Maimarktgelaende, April 6.
WIESBADEN: Kurze Nacht, late openings at city’s museums and galleries, April 6.
BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 7.
BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 7.
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburg Marathon, April 7.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Banff Mountain Film Festival, April 8; also Stuttgart April 9 and Mannheim April 10.
WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 10-16.
STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival, also in Freiburg, Rottenburg and Tuebingen, April 10-17.
COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair for modern and contemporary art, Messe, April 11-14.
BAYREUTH: Bayreuth Easter Festival, April 11-22.
FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5, Messe, April 12-14.
FRANKFURT: Spring Dippemess, fun fair, Ratsweg fairgrounds, April 12-May 5.
WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, Mainfranken Theater, April 12-17.
WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, Mainfranken Theater, April 12-21.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, April 12-25.
BISCHOFFINGEN: open wine cellars, “spring magic on the Kaiserstuhl,” April 13-14.
SPEYER: Wein am Dom, presentation of wines of the Pfalz, April 13-14.
LAHR: Tulip festival, Stadtpark, April 14.
OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 14.
WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 14.
BAUTZEN: Easter celebrations, Sorbian customs for Easter holiday, April 16-21.
BAYREUTH: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, April 18-19.
STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 20-28.
MAINZ-KASTEL: Mittelalterliches Osterspektakel, Middle Ages market, Reduit, April 20-22.
BAYREUTH: Fruehlingfest, traditional spring fun fair, April 20-28.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, April 20-May 12.
NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, April 20-May 12.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 20; also May 18; July 20; Aug. 17; Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 21-22.
MUNICH: Markt der Sinne, market features art and home décor, Praterinsel, April 21-23.
AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, April 21-May 5.
AUGSBURG: Augsburger Plaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, April 21-May 5.
TRAUNSTEIN: Georgi-Ritt, traditional Easter Monday horseback pilgrimage, April 22.
BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.
STUTTGART: Spring Fair, fair for gardens, hobbies and free time activities, Messe, April 25-28.
TORGAU: Elbetag, April 25-28.
ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 25-May 5.
MUNICH: Night of the Jumps, motorcross show, Olympiahalle, April 26.
KALLSTADT: Fest of 100 wines, wine tasting event, April 26-29.
WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 26-29.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, April 26-May 5.
MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, April 26-May 12.
FLONHEIM: Trullos in Flames, wine tasting in the vineyards, April 27.
KIRCHHEIM: Weinwanderung, vineyard hike, April 27.
MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 27.
WOLFSTEIN: Culinary walk, April 27-28.
ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, April 27-May 1.
MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 27-May 5.
GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 27-May 5.
DUESSELDORF: Metrogroup Marathon, April 28.
HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 28.
MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 28-May 6.
LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, culinary asparagus hike, April 29.
ZELL: Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival, wine fest on the steep banks of the Mosel, April 29.
BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, through April 22.
BUDAPEST: Friss Hus Short Film Festival, Toldi Cinema, April 3-8.
BUDAPEST: Titanic International Film Festival, April 4-13.
BUDAPEST: VinCE Budapest Wine Show, Varkert Bazar, April 5-7.
BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 14-15.
GALWAY: Galway Food Festival, through April 2.
DUBLIN: Gin Experience Dublin, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, April 12-13.
DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 14.
DONEGAL: International Pan Celtic Festival, music and street entertainment, April 23-28.
DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 26-28.
MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 5-7.
MODENA: Play, game festival, Modena Fairgrounds, April 5-7.
MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 7.
ROME: Rome Marathon, April 7.
VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, run over the canals of Venice to benefit charity, April 7.
MILAN: Fiori e Sapori, floral arrangements on the Naviglio Grande, April 8.
TURIN: Torino Comics, cosplay games fair, Lingotto Fiere, April 12-14.
FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebrations in front of cathedral, April 21.
ROME: Natali di Roma, city celebrates its birthday with a historical parade departing from Circo Massimo, April 22.
NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, April 24-May 12.
FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 24-May 1.
VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.
GORIZIA: Ecomarathon Colliobrda, 46, 24, or 9 km trails through Italy and Slovenia, begins in Cormons, April 27-28.
FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of teams pushing frogs in wheelbarrows, April 28.
MAROSTICA: Granfondo, cycle race, April 28.
PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 28.
CITY: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, April 22.
NOSPELT: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, April 22.
CITY: Art 3F, contemporary art fair, The Box, April 26-28.
CITY: International Kizomba Festival, festival celebrates Angolan dance genre, April 26-29.
CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 27.
CITY: DKV-Urban Trail, 13, 18, 27 and 34 km trail runs through city’s scenery, April 28.
GOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music and Opera Weekend, The Barber of Seville highlighted, April 22-24.
MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, through April 14.
MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 14-21.
MONTE-CARLO: Art Monte-Carlo, art salon, Grimaldi Forum, April 26-28.
ROTTERDAM: Marathon Rotterdam, April 6-7.
COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 7-8.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, April 8-14.
AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, Occii and other venues, April 10-14.
AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, April 10-20.
HAARLEM: Flower Parade, parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 13; floats on display in Haarlem April 14.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, April 13-July 7.
ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 18-20.
UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 21-22.
THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26-27.
UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market, April 26-April 27.
COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.
KARASJOK AND KAUTOKEINO: Easter Festival, Sami culture and reindeer race, April 13-22.
OSLO: Inferno Metal Festival, Rockefeller, April 18-21.
OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, Spektrum, April 24-26.
BERGEN: City Marathon, April 27.
LISBON: Fish and Flavors, fish and seafood festival, April 4-14.
LISBON: Motorclassico, classic auto salon, Feira, April 6-8.
LISBON: Cascais Lisboa Classic, 20 km running event, April 14.
BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, April 14-21.
LISBON: Music Days in Belem, classical music concerts, Belem Cultural Center, April 25-28.
OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fridays through Sundays only, April 25-May 5.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, through April 10.
EDINBURGH: Dead by Dawn, horror film festival, April 18-21.
EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 26-May 6.
EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.
BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 6-7.
BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 30-May 5.
SEVILLE: April Fair, April 4-11.
COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Holy Week festivities, April 13-20.
CUENCA: Week of Religious Music, April 15-21.
HELLIN: Tamborada- Drum Festival, April 17-21.
BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.
CORDOBA: Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles, tasting wines of the region, April 24-28.
MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, April 24-May 11.
TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 25-30.
MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 25-27.
MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, grand parade April 27.
CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, April 28.
CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 28-May 1.
STOCKHOLM: Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair, April 4-7.
GOTHENBURG: Beer and Whiskey Show, Maessan, April 12-13.
STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 27.
STOCKHOLM: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations, Skansen open air museum, April 30.
ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, through April 4.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 5.
SAAS-FEE: Allalin Races, downhill ski race takes place on glacier, April 5-6.
LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 6-14.
ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 8.
BASEL: Blues Basel, April 9-13.
ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include Tom Odell, Passenger, Boy George and Culture Club and others, April 9-13.
CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, April 11-14.
GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, April 25-May 5.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, through April 7.
CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 12-14.