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Festivals and Events, February 2019

The Kaiserwinkl Magic Winter Night of Lights includes a laser show and fire artists. Feb. 6, 13 and 20 in Koessen, Austria.

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By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: February 1, 2019

Austria

GASTEIN: Art on Snow, ice sculpture exhibition, through Feb. 2.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, through Feb. 3.

VIENNA: Viennese Ice Dream, skating in front of City Hall, through March 3.

SAALFELDEN: Ski Marathon, cross country skiing competitions for pros and amateurs, Feb. 2-3.

ZELL AM SEE: Night Of The Balloons, Feb. 6.

KOESSEN: Kaiserwinkl Magic Winter Night of Lights, laser show and fire artists, Walschsee Lake, Feb. 6, 13 and 20.

ST. JOHANN IN TIROL: International Tyrolean Koasa Race, cross-country ski race, Feb. 9-10.

ZELL AM SEE: NostalSki, ski races by participants with old-fashioned gear and costumes, Feb. 16.

VIENNA: Ball Season, some upcoming balls include the Johann Strauss Ball Feb. 16, The Coffee House Owner’s Ball Feb. 22 and The Opera Ball Feb. 28.

SALZBURG: Hohe Jagd & Fischerei, hunting and fishing expo, Messezentrum, Feb. 21-24.

KITZBUHEL: Streif Vertical Up, 860 meter upward race, Feb. 23.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 23-March 24.

PERTISAU: Achensee Lake 3-Valleys-Run, cross-country ski race, Feb. 24.

ZELL AM SEE: Schmitten Nite Race, slalom ski racing in town center, Feb. 26.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, through Feb. 3.

ANTWERP: Pastry Week, special offers at bakeries and patisseries, through Feb. 10.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey, Feb. 1-10.

LIEGE: Festival de Liege, theatre, dance and musical events, Feb. 1-23.

BRUGES: Brugs Bierfestival, beer festival, Feb. 2-3.

BASTOGNE: Legend Boucles, auto rally, Feb. 2-4.

BRUSSELS: Salon des Vacances, travel and tourism fair, Brussels Expo, Feb. 7-10.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, fair for discovering young art, Van Nellefabriek, Feb. 7-10.

NAMUR: Salon des Vignorons Namurois, fair highlights wines from local and French vineyards, Citadel, Feb. 9-10.

BRUSSELS: Foire de Livre, book fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 14-17.

GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, Flanders Expo, Feb. 22-24.

HUY: Salon du vin et de la gastronomie, wine and gastronomy fair, Feb. 22-24.

SOHIER: Weekend of Special Beers, Feb. 22-24.

BRUSSELS: Salon du Chocolat, Chocolate Expo, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 22-24.

 

Croatia

DUBROVNIK: Candle Mass, Celebration of St. Blaise, Feb. 2-3.

DONJA STUBICA: Peasant’s Revolt, historical re-enactment, Feb. 9.

ZAGREB: International Boat Show, Fairgrounds, Feb. 20-24.

ZAGREB: ZagrebDox, documentary film festival, Feb. 24-March 3.

 

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Winter Run, road race along 4 or 8 km routes, Feb. 2; also in Olomouc Feb. 16 and Prague Feb. 23.

BEDRICHOV: Jizerska 50, long distance ski race, Feb. 8-10.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Golden Beer Seal, international brewer’s competition and beer festival, House of Culture, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 11-16.

PRAGUE: Let it Roll, indoor drum and base festival, Expo grounds, Feb. 22-23.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 23-April 22.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, through Feb. 1.

COPENHAGEN:Jewish Film Festival, Cinemateket, through Feb. 3

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, Feb. 1-24.

MIDDELFART: Strib Vinterfestival, folk music festival, Feb. 7-10.

AARHUS: Aarhus Gastro Week, discounted meals in restaurants, Feb. 7-16.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Dining Week, discounted meals in restaurants, Feb. 10-17.

ODENSE: World Toelt, Icelandic horse show, Arena Fyn, Feb. 22-23.

COPENHAGEN: Liquorice Festival, Weber Grill Academy, March 23-24.

 

England

LONDON: London International Mime Festival, Barbican and other venues, through Feb. 3.

LONDON: The Holiday & Travel Show, Olympia, through Feb. 3.

LONDON: VAULT Festival, entertainment and shows in vaulted chambers beneath Waterloo, through March 17.

LONDON: Orchids Festival, Kew Gardens, Feb. 9-March 10.

LONDON: Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown, Feb. 10.

LONDON: Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, Feb. 13-March 4.

LONDON: The London Classic Car Show, ExCel, Feb. 14-17.

LONDON: MCN London Motorcycle Show, ExCel, Feb. 15-17.

LONDON: London Fashion Week Festival, fashion shows and shopping, Feb 16-17.

LONDON: Antiques and Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace, Feb. 17.

JORVIK: Viking Festival, Jorvik Viking Centre, Feb. 20-27.

BROADSTAIRS: Broadstairs Blues Bash, free concerts in bars and cafes, Feb. 22-24.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Simple Session, BMX and skateboarding competition, Saku Arena, Feb. 2-3.

TALLINN: Northern Lights Festival, Feb. 10-14.

TALLINN: Tallinn Winter Festival, classical music concerts, Feb. 19-23.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: DocPoint, documentary film festival, through Feb. 3.

HELSINKI: MP 18 Motorcycle Show, Messukeksus, Feb. 1-3.

JYVASKYLA: Red Bull Crashed Ice, ice cross downhill world championship races, Feb. 2.

LAHTI: Lahti Ski Games, Feb. 8-10.

HELSINKI: International Boat Show, Messukeksus, Feb. 8-17.

 

France

PARIS: winter sales, through Feb. 19.

CALAIS: Salon des Vignerons et des Terroirs, wine and culinary fair, Forum Gambetta. Feb. 1-3.

CLERMONT-FERRAND: International Short Film Festival, Feb. 1-9.

PARIS: Sons d’Hiver, jazz and world music fest, Feb. 1-23.

PARIS: Salon Retro Mobile, vintage auto show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 6-10.

MOREZ: Transjurassienne, cross country ski race, Feb. 9-10.

TOULOUSE: Art3F, contemporary art salon, Parc des Expositions, Feb. 15-17.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 16-17.

NICE: Carnaval de Nice, this year’s theme is “King of Cinema,” various dates Feb. 16-March 2.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 16-March 3.

PARIS: Chinese New Year Celebrations, parade departs from 44 avenue d’Ivry, Feb. 17.

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER: Combat Naval Fleuri, flower battle takes place on the water, Feb. 18.

MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa Festival, Feb. 20-27.

STRASBOURG: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine expo, Wacken, Feb. 22-25.

PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 23-March 3.

METZ: Creativa, craft and hobby fair, Expo, Feb. 28-March 3.

METZ: Chocolate and Gourmet Fair, Expo, Feb. 28-March 3.

 

Germany

BERLIN: transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, through Feb. 3.

DORTMUND: Jagd und Hunt, hunting expo, Messe, through Feb. 3.

OFFENBURG: Baden Classics, horse jumping competition, through Feb. 3.

ROTTACH-EGERN: Tegernseer Tal Montgolfiade, ballooning competition, through Feb. 3.

MANNHEIM: Winterlichter, illuminations in Luisenpark, through Feb. 24.

BREMEN: Bremen Classic Motor Show, Messe, Feb. 1-3.

KARLSRUHE: Indoor Meeting, light athletics event part of IAAF World Indoor Tour, Feb. 2.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Kandahar Races, men’s World Cup ski races, Feb. 2-3.

OBERAMMERGAU: Koenig Ludwig Lauf, country's biggest cross-country skiing competition, 23 or 50 km trails, Feb. 2-3.

SCHRIESHEIM: Rotweinwanderung, wine hike through the vineyards, begins 11 a.m., Feb. 3.

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, Feb. 7-17.

FELDBERG: FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup, Feb. 8-10.

LEONBERG: Pferdemarkt, market, Guggenmusik and entertainment in downtown area, Feb. 8-12.

MUNICH: Braukunst Live, showcase of craft beers, MVG-Museum, Feb. 15-16.

MUNICH: IMOT, international motorcycle exhibition, MOC, Feb. 15-17.

KARLSRUHE: International Handel Festival, Badisches Staatstheater, Feb. 15-March 2.

BOCHUM: Steampunk Jahrmarkt, Feb. 16.

BOCHUM: Historical market, Jahrhunderthalle, Feb. 17-18, 24-25 and March 3-4.

MUNICH: f.re.e.,tourism and travel fair, Messe, Feb. 20-24.

ESSEN: Fahrrad, bicycle expo, Messe, Feb. 21-24.

KARLSRUHE: Art Karlsruhe, art fair, Messe Karlsruhe, Feb. 21-24.

BERLIN: Night of the Jumps, freestyle MX world championships, Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Feb. 22-23.

BREMEN: Carnival, Germany’s biggest samba carnival, Feb. 22-23.

BRUCHSAL: Monsterkonzert, carnival “Guggemusik” groups play, Otto-Oppenheimer-Platz, Feb. 23.

STUTTGART: Night of Freestyle, motorcycle stunt show, Schleyer Halle, Feb. 23.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian-style carnival celebration, Feb. 24.

DIETFURT: Chinese Fasching, carnival celebrated with Chinese flair, Feb. 28.

TRIBERG: Torchlit Devil’s Parade, Feb. 28.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Borjour Magnum, indoor wine tasting event, Millinaris, Feb. 1.

BUDAPEST: FeHoVa, hunting and fishing expo, Hungexpo, Feb. 7-10.

FONYOD: Fonyodi Kolbaszfesztival, sausage festival, Feb. 8-10.

BUDAPEST: Mangalica Festival, showcase of pork products from Hungarian pig, Szabadsag ter, Feb. 8-10.

BUDAPEST: Indoor Beer Festival, Gellert Hotel, Feb. 15-17.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Boat Show, Hungexpo, Feb. 21-24.

MOHACS: Busojaras, frightening masked figures in long woollen cloaks celebrate end of carnival, Feb. 28-March 5.

 

Ireland

DERRY: IMBOLC International Irish Music Festival, through Feb. 10.

DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, Feb. 20-March 3.

DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, Feb. 21-24.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, traditional music festival, Gleneagle Hotel, Feb. 27-March 3.

 

Italy

MILAN: MAM Mostra a Milano, art and antiques fair, Fiere, through Feb. 3.

BOLOGNA: Artefiera, International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bologna Exhibition Center, Feb. 1-4.

TURIN: Automotoretro, auto show, Lingotto Fiere, Feb. 1-4.

NAPLES:Napoli City Half Marathon, Feb. 3.

CATANIA: Feast of Sant Agata, religious festival, Feb. 3-5.

FLORENCE: Chocolate Fair, artisan chocolate fair, Piazza della Annunziata, Feb. 8-17.

MODENA: Modenantiquaria, antiques expo, Fiere, Feb. 9-17.

BRESCIA: Fiera de San Faustino, street celebrations, Feb. 15.

ROME: Hobby Show, Palacavicchi,Feb. 22-24; also PordenoneFeb. 15-17.

GENOVA: Arte Genova, modern and contemporary art show, Fiera, Feb. 15-18.

VICENZA: Pescare Show, fishing expo, Fiera, Feb. 23-25.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: Antiques and Art Fair, Luxexpo, Feb. 1-4.

DIEKIRCH: ING Eurocross Eurotrail, trail race of 10.2 km for men and 5.3 km for women, Feb. 3.

 

Malta

VALLETTA: Carnival celebrations in Malta and Gozo, Feb. 28-March 5.

 

Monaco

MONACO: Historical Auto Rally, through Feb. 6.

MONACO: SIAM international motor show, showcases environmentally sound autos and technology, Feb. 28-March 3.

 

Netherlands

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, through Feb. 3.

ZWOLLE: Ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “Ice City,” Ijsselhallen, through March 3.

AMSTERDAM: House Dance Forever, dance party, Paradiso, Feb. 2-5.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, international art fair, Van Nellefabriek, Feb. 7-10.

MAASTRICHT: Maastricht Dining, discounts on three course meals, Feb. 10-24.

ROTTERDAM: ABM AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Feb. 11-17.

DELFT: Delft Blues Festival, Feb. 22-24.

AMSTERDAM: Sonic Acts Academy, festival and academy, Paradiso Noord and other venues, Feb. 21-24.

AMSTERDAM: Chocoa Festival, Beurs van Berlage, Feb. 23-24.

 

Norway

TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, through Feb. 3.

TROMSO: Sami Week, includes traditional market and reindeer racing, Feb. 4-10.

RJUKAN: Ice Festival, ice climbing competition, Feb. 8-10.

ROEROS: Roeros Martnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 19-23.

 

Portugal

PORTO: Fantasporto, International film festival, showcases fantasy and sci-fi films, Feb. 22-March 2.

ALBUFEIRA: Volta ao Algarve, distance cycling race, Feb. 20-24.

 

Scotland

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, through Feb. 3.

GLASGOW: Music Fair, sales of records and music memorabilia, Bellahouston Leisure Center, Feb. 23.

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 28-March 6.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Feb. 20-March 3.

INVERNESS: Inverness Music Festival, competitive music festival, Feb. 28-March 6.

 

Slovakia

TATRANSKA LOMNICA: Snow Dogs, dogsled rides and festivities, Feb. 9-10.

 

Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Ment Festival, club festival and conference, through Feb. 1.

 

Spain

MADRID: Gastrofestival, through Feb. 10.

CANARY ISLANDS: Canary Islands Music Festival, classical music festival takes place on all islands, through Feb. 17.

MADRID: Arco Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair, Feria de Madrid, through March 3.

BOCAIRENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Feb. 1-5.

BARCELONA: Half marathon, Feb. 10.

SEVILLE: Zurich Marathon Sevilla, marathon, Feb. 17.

PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: Transgrancanaria, ultramarathon through rugged mountain terrain, Feb. 20-24.

MADRID: Classic Auto, vintage auto fair, Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo, Feb. 22-24.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, Feb. 22-March 9.

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 27-March 10.

CADIZ: Carnival de Cadiz, Feb. 28-March 10.

 

Sweden

GOTHENBURG: Gotenborg International Film Festival, through Feb. 4.

BADEN: One of a Million Festival, concerts throughout city, Feb. 1-9.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show,Maessan, Feb. 2-10.

JOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, Feb. 4-10.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, Feb. 14-17.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 21-24.

 

Switzerland

GSTAAD: Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, highlights violin performances, through Feb. 2.

CHATEAU-D’OEX: International Balloon Festival, through Feb. 3.

GENEVA: Art Geneva, Palexpo, through Feb. 3.

GENEVA: Antigel Festival, art and cultural festival, Feb. 1-23.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse races on snow, Feb. 3, 10 and 17.

ZURICH: Swiss Moto, motorcycle expo, Messe, Feb. 21-24.

ZURICH: Salsa festival, Kongresshaus, Feb. 21-24.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Carnival, Feb. 22-24.

VILLARS: Les Classiques de Villars, classical music festival, Feb. 26-March 3.

NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, Feb. 28-March 3.

 

Wales

LLANTRED WELLS: Lord Crawshaw Walk, walks of 10, 15 or 25 miles, Feb. 2.

BANGOR: New Music Festival, celebrates new and contemporary music, Feb. 8-9.

RHYL: 10 Mile Run, Feb. 23.

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