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Festivals and Events, March 2020

As Easter approaches, Easter markets will start popping up across Germany.

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By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: February 24, 2020

Austria

BRIXEN IM THALE: AlpenIglu, igloo village open through March 15.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, through March 22.

ACHENKIRCH: International Balloon Days Achensee, March 2 – 8.

ST. LEONHARD IM PITZTAL: Wild Face Extreme Freeride, ski race, March 5 – 7.

VIENNA: Wikam- Vienna international art and antiques fair, Palais Ferstel and Palais Niederosterreich, March 7 – 14.

GASTEIN: Snow Jazz, March 12 – 15.

\VIENNA: Masters of Dirt, freestyle motocross show, Stadthalle, March 13 – 15.

LANGENLOIS: Loisiarte Festival, highlights chamber music, literature and contemporary music, Loisium, March 19 – 22.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, March 20  – April 30.

GASTEIN: Ski Amade Ladies Week, two for one ski pass special, March 21 – 28.

VIENNA: Cirque du Soleil, current production is Corteo, Grand Chapiteau in Neu Marx, March 25 – 29.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey, through March 1.

BOUGE: Le Grand Feu de Bouge, traditional bonfire to dispel winter, March 1.

LIEGE: Festival de Liege, theatre, dance and musical events, March 4 – 7.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen, film festival highlights independent and unreleased films, March 4 – 22.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Book Fair, Tour & Taxis, March 5 – 8.

ANTWERP: Chocolate week, March 6 – 15.

BRUSSELS: Klara Festival, celebrates classical music, March 12 – 29.

BRUSSELS: BANAD– Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival, March 14 – 29.

GENT: Mid Lent Fun Fair, March 14 – April 5.

LEUVEN: Leuven Jazz, Schouwburg and other venues, March 19 – 29.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, March 20 – 22.

STAVELOT: Carnival, includes the Blancs Moussis, March 21 – 23.

ANDENNES: Carnival of the Bears, March 22.

BRUSSELS: BANFF Mountain Film Festival, March 24 – 25 and 30.

MECHELEN: Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art Fair, Nekkerhal-Brussels North, March 26 – 29.

BRUSSELS: Millenium, international documentary film festival, March 27 – April 4.

TOURNAI: Brassicole de Tournai, beer festival, March 28 – 29.

TOURNAI: Tournai Jazz Festival, Maison de la Culture, April 29 – May 3.

 

Croatia

TKON: Skraping, trekking race across sharp rocks of Pasman Island, March 7.

ZAGREB: Restaurant Week, three course meals at special prices, March 13 – 22.

DUGU OTOK: Dugi Otok Trail, 10 and 23 km trail runs, March 14.

ZAGREB: ZagrebDox, documentary film festival, March 15 – 22.

POREC: Laguna Porec Half Marathon, March 21 – 22.

 

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 13.

PRAGUE: One World International Documentary Human Rights Festival, March 5 – 14.

PRAGUE: Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week, March 14 – 17.

PRAGUE: Febio Fest, International Film Festival, March 19 – 27.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Chocolate Festival, Carlsberg Tap 1, through March 1.

COPENHAGEN: Coffee Festival, Marketendeiet in Valby, through March 1.

COPENHAGEN: The Little Culture Night, cultural outing for children, March 13.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Bike Show, Oeksnehallen, March 14 – 15.

ODENSE: Liquorice Festival, March 15.

AALBORG: International Guitar Festival, March 15 – 22.

COPENHAGEN: CPH: DOX, documentary film festival, March 18 – 29.

 

England

LONDON: VAULT Festival, entertainment and shows in vaulted chambers beneath Waterloo, through March 2.

LONDON: Orchid Festival, celebrates Indonesia, Kew Gardens, through March 8.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world's largest dog show, The NEC, March 5 – 8.

KESWICK: Words by the Water, literary festival, Theatre by the Lake, March 6 – 15.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Irish Festival, March 7 – 17.

CHELTENHAM: Cheltenham Festival, horse races, March 12 – 15.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 12 – 15.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Barbicon, The British Museum and other venues, March 12 – 20.

LONDON: Country to Country, American country music festival, artists include Luke Combs, Brett Young, Tanya Tucker and many others, O2 Arena, March 13 – 15.

PENRITH: Marmalade Festival, Dalemain, March 14 – 15.

LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Trafalgar Square, March 15.

GREAT YARMOUTH: Sci-fi Weekender, sci-fi and fantasy festival, March 18 – 21.

YORK: York Literature Festival, March 19 – 28.

COUNTRYWIDE: Mother’s Day celebrated, March 22.

BRISTOL: International Jazz and Blues Festival,March 26 – 29.

LONDON: The London Bike Show, Excel, March 27 – 29.

LONDON: The London Bike Show, ExCel, March 27 – 29.

LONDON: London Landmarks Half Marathon, March 29. 

 

France

MENTON: Lemon Festival, through March 3.

PARIS: Half marathon, March 1.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, March 7 – 8.

PARIS: Mondial du Tourisme, holiday fair, Porte de Versailles, March 12 – 15.

PARIS: Cinema du Reel, international festival of documentary films, March 13 – 22.

PORTES DU SOLEIL: Rock the Pistes, open air concerts, March 15 – 21.

PARIS: Paris Book Fair, Porte de Versailles, March 20 – 23.

AVORIAZ: Snowboxx, apes ski and clubbing parties, March 21 – 28.

PARIS: Printemps du Cinema, March 29 – 31.

 

Germany

STUTTGART: Retro Classics, classic car convention, Stuttgart Messe, through March 1.

ELTVILLE AM RHEIN: Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival, through March 8.

KARLSRUHE: International Handel Festival, Badisches Staatstheater, through March 28.

COUNTRYWIDE: Irish Spring, festival of Irish and folk music, March 2 – April 5.

BERLIN: ITB Berlin, trade and tourism fair, Berlin ExpoCenter City, March 4 – 8.

BAD DUERKHEIM: Vineyard Night, March 6.

SCHRIESHEIM: Mathaisemarkt, volksfest, March 6 – 9 and 13 – 15.

ELTVILLE: Easter Egg Market, Kloster Eberbach, March 7 – 8.

FRANKFURT: Half marathon, Commerzbank Arena, March 8.

KARLSRUHE: RendezVino, wine fair, Messe, March 13 – 15.

MANNHEIM: Middle Ages market, Herzogenried Park, March 13 – 15.

MUNICH: Strong Beer Festival, Nockerberg, March 13 – April 5.

MANNHEIM: Nachtkonsum, night flea market, Luisenpark, March 14.

STUTTGART: International Musikparade, Porsche Arena, March 14.

BODENMAIS: Skadi Loppet, cross country ski race, March 14 – 15.

KAISERSLAUTERN-SIEGELBACH: Easter Egg Market, Westpfalz Werkstaetten, March 14 – 15.

MUNICH: St. Patrick’s Day in Munich, March 14 – 15.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, March 21.

MICHELSTADT: Easter Egg Market, Stadtmuseum, March 21 – 21.

STUTTGART: Kulinart Fruehling, gourmet fair, Phoenixhalle, Bad Canstatt, March 21 – 22.

WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, March 21 – April 5.

HEIDELBERG: Sommertagszug, parade celebrates spring, March 22.

SPEYER: Sommertagsumzug, parade celebrates spring, March 22.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Spring Market, pedestrian zone, shops open Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m., March 28 – 29.

MANNHEIM: Sommertagszug, parade celebrates spring, starts 2:30 p.m. at Luisenpark, March 29.

 

Hungary

SIOFOK: Lake Balaton Supermarathon, 195 km run can be split up into various distances, March 5 – 8.

 

Ireland

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, traditional music festival, Gleneagle Hotel, through March 1.

DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, through March 1.

DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, through March 8.

KILKENNY: Tradfest, traditional music, song and dance, March 12 – 17.

DINGLE: Dingle International Film Festival, March 19 – 24.

LETTERKENNEY: The Race, 250 km endurance event includes kayaking, cycling, mountain and trail running, March 21.

DUN LAOGHAIRE: Mountains to Sea Book Festival, March 26 – 29.

 

Italy

Virtually all major events have been cancelled countrywide.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: Luxembourg City Film Festival, March 5 – 15.

CITY: Autojumble, classic auto exhibition and spare parts, Luxexpo, March 7 – 8.

CITY: Spring Break, spring fair with wine, food and home comforts, Expo, March 12 – 15.

CITY: Flea market, Luxexpo, March 21 – 22.

 

Malta

VALLETTA: Maltese Islands Festival, dance, drama and music, March 4 – 8.

GOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music, highlights classical music, March 28 – April 26.

VITTORIOSA: Freedom Day, March 31.

 

Monaco

MONACO: SIAM international motor show, showcases environmentally sound autos and technology, March 5 – 8.

MONACO: Spring Arts Festival, March 13 – April 11.

 

Netherlands

MAASTRICHT: TEFAF Maastricht, art and antiques fair, March 7 – 15.

THE HAGUE: The Hague Half Marathon, March 8.

AMSTERDAM: HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show,March 11 – 15.

THE HAGUE: Movies That Matter, documentary film festival, March 20 – 28.

AMSTERDAM: Wonderland Festival Indoor, dance party, March 21.

LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open for season, March 21 – May 5.

 

Norway

OSLO: Holmenkollen Ski Festival, March 6 – 8.

OSLO: Oslo International Church Music Festival, March 15 – 23.

 

Portugal

PORTO: Fantasporto, International film festival, showcases fantasy and sci-fi films, through March 8.

LISBON: Half Marathon, March 22.

LISBON: Lisbon Half Marathon, March 22.

SAO MIGUEL, AZORES: Azores Airlines Rally, auto race, March 26 – 28.

 

Scotland

INVERNESS: Inverness Music Festival, competitive music festival, through March 4.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, through March 8.

GLASGOW: International Comedy Festival, March 12 – 20.

ABERDEEN: Aberdeen Jazz Festival, March 12 – 22.

GLASGOW: Aye Write Book Festival, March 12 – 29.

EDINBURGH: Wee Dub Festival, reggae festival, March 13 – 15.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 18 – 22.

 

Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Fabula, world literature festival, through March 8.

LJUBLJANA: International Documentary Film Festival, March 11 – 18.

 

Spain

BAIONA: Festival of the Arrival, historical festival, through March 1.

MADRID: Arco Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair, Feria de Madrid, through March 1.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, through March 7.

SALT: Black Music Festival, highlights blues, soul and funk, through March 29.

VALENCIA: San Jose Fallas celebrations, March 1 – 19.

PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, March 2 – 7.

PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: Transgrancanaria, ultramarathon through rugged mountain terrain, March 4 – 8.

TERRASSA: Terrassa Jazz Festival, March 11 – 19.

BARCELONA: Barcelona Beer Festival, March 13 – 15.

BARCELONA: Zurich Barcelona Marathon, March 15.

GRANADA: Tango Festival, March 17 – 22.

BARCELONA/SITGES: Ral-li BCN-Sitges, international vintage auto rally, March 21 – 23.

 

Sweden

DALARNA: Vasaloppet, 90 km cross-country ski race is world's longest, March 1.

STOCKHOLM: The Spring Salon, exhibition of art and crafts, Liljevachs, through March 22.

STOCKHOLM: Tempo Documentary Festival, March 2 – 8.

 

Switzerland

NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, through March 1.

VILLARS: Les Classiques de Villars, classical music festival, through March 13.

ARBON: International Carnival Parade, March 1.

BASEL: Fasnacht, carnival celebrations, March 2 – 4; Morgenstreich March 2.

 

Switzerland

GENEVA: International Motor Show, March 5 – 15.

ST. MORITZ: Engadin Ski Marathon and Half Marathon, March 8.

GSTAAD: Ride on Music, March 12 – 15.

SAAS-FEE: Glacier Bike Downhill, March 14.

LEUKERBAD: Leukerbad Valais Cow Fights in Snow, Snow Arena Flaschen, March 14.

MORGINS: Rock the Pistes, music festival on the slopes of Portes du Soleil, March 15 – 21.

BERN: Museum Night, March 20.

SILVAPLANA: Freeski World Cup Corvatsch, March 20 – 21.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, March 20 – May 10.

ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, March 26 – April 2.

ST. MORITZ: Music Summit, club music festival, March 27 – 29.

 

Wales

COUNTRYWIDE: Saint David’s Day, national holiday celebrations, March 1.

ANGLESEY: Anglesey Half Marathon and 10 km, March 1.

CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, March 7 – 15.

ABERYSTWYTH: Wales One World Film Festival, international films also screened in other large cities, March 7 – 29.

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