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Festivals and Events, April 2019

Morges, Switzerland, hosts the Tulip Festival on the shore of Lake Geneva until early May. The free festival presents more than 120,000 tulips of 300 varieties in Parc de l'Indépendance in Morges.

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By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: April 2, 2019

Austria

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.

Belgium

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.

Croatia

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.

Czech Republic

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.

Denmark

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.

England

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.

Estonia

TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 19-28.

Finland

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.

France

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.

Germany

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.

Hungary

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.

Ireland

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.

Italy

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.

Luxembourg

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.

Malta

GOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music and Opera Weekend, The Barber of Seville highlighted, April 22-24.

Monaco

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.

Netherlands

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.

Norway

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.

Portugal

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.

Scotland

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.

Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 6-7.

BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 30-May 5.

Spain

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.

Sweden

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.

Switzerland

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.

Wales

CARDIFF: Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, through April 7.

CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 12-14.

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