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Festivals and Events, May 2019

World Village Festival in Helsinki, Finland, will include dozens of performances from various parts of the world, as well as discussions, films, documentaries and exotic culinary experiences. The festival runs May 25-26.

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By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: April 29, 2019

Austria

LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, through May 5.

ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, through May 5.

KREMS: Donaufestival, through May 6.

WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, through May 11.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, through May 25.

BREGENZ: Bodensee Klassik, rally of classic automobiles around Lake Constance, May 3-5.

VIENNA: Wings for Life World Run, May 5.

VIENNA: Fest der Freude, free concert of the Viennese Symphony, Heldenplatz, May 8.

VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, May 9-June 19.

VIENNA: Genuss Festival, culinary treats in Stadtpark, May 10-12.

VIENNA: Burgenland-Kul(t)inarium, music, customs and culinary treats, Am Hof, May 13-15.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Marathon, May 17-19.

VIENNA: Wiener Bierfest, Am Hof, May 22-26.

WATTENS: Music in the Giant, music festival of string quartets and the music of Franz Schubert, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, May 22-26.

VIENNA: Long Night of Churches, May 24.

VIENNA: Architecture Days, May 24-25.

VIENNA: Donaukanal Treiben, music festival along the Danube promenade, May 24-26.

BAD AUSSEE: Narzissenfest, festival celebrates blooming of the daffodils and local folk culture, May 25-June 2.

ST. POLTEN: Iron Man Austria 70.3, May 26.

ST. WOLFGANG IM SALZKAMMERGUT: Schafburg Run, runners race against Schafberg cog wheel railway, May 26.

VIENNA: Austrian Women’s Run, 5 and 10 km routes, May 26.

INNSBRUCK: The International Film Festival, May 28-June 2.

VIENNA: Vienna Shorts, short film festival, May 28-June 2.

VIENNA: Open Air Concert of the Vienna Symphony, May 31.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, through May 4.

BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, through May 5.

GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, through May 5.

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, through May 10.

BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, May 1-5.

TOURNAI: Tournai Jazz Festival, Maison de la Culture, May 1-5.

ANTWERP: A Taste of Antwerp, culinary festival, Waagnatie, May 3-5.

MONS: La Biere in Fete, beer festival, May 3-5.

EIZERINGEN: The Great Gueze Bus Tour, May 4-5.

BRUSSELS: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, contemporary theater, dance, cinema and visual arts festival, Mont des Arts, May 10-June 1.

STAVELOT: World Rallycross of Benelux/ Spa-Francorchamps, May 11-12.

LIEGE: Mithra Jazz, jazz festival, May 16-19.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Pride Parade, May 18.

LIBERCHIES: Django Festival, celebrates music of Django Reinhardt, May 18-19.

BRUSSELS: 20 km of Brussels, May 19.

MECHELEN: Hanswijk Procession, May 19.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Weekend, free weekend of international jazz, May 24-26.

GENAPPE: Les Nuits du Cirque, circus acts at the Villers Abbey, May 25.

ARLON: Maitrank Festival, celebrates local drink, May 25-26.

GENT: Gent Smaakt, food festival, May 29-June 2.

BRUGGES: Procession of the Holy Blood, May 30.

NAMUR: Fairground Arts Festival, street artists perform, May 30-June 1.

 

Croatia

STRIGOVA: Urbanova, wine and gourmet festival in Medimurje Region, weekends only, May 17-31.

BUJE: Istria Wine and Walk, 11 km vineyard trek with refreshment stands, May 18.

UMAG: Sea Star Festival, music festival, May 24-25.

NEREZINE: International Festival of Meh, bagpipe festival, May 25-26.

RABAC: Kvarner Shrimp Festival, May 26.

ZAGREB: Cest ist D Best, international street festival, May 29-June 2.

ZAGREB: H-D Rally,Harley-Davidson meet-up, May 31-June 2.

 

Czech Republic

PILSEN: Celebration of end of WWII and liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army, May 3-6.

PRAGUE: Prague Marathon, May 5.

PRAGUE: Book World Prague, book fair and literary festival, Holesovice, May 9-12.

PRAGUE: Get Rainbowed, family fun 5 km run, May 11; also Ceske Budejovice May 18.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring International Music Festival, May 12-June 4.

PRAGUE: Navalis, St. John’s celebrations, traditional festival, May 15.

PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, May 16-June 15.

KARLOVY VARY: Mattoni Half Marathon, May 18.

PRAGUE: Rumfest, Zlute Lazne, May 18.

PRAGUE: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 18-19.

PRAGUE: CACIB International Dog Show, PVO Expo Praha, May 20-21.

PRAGUE: The Night of Churches, May 24.

PRAGUE: Prague Drinks Wine, wine fest, New Town Hall, May 24-25.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 24-26.

PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, May 26-June 1.

PRAGUE: Prague Fringe Festival, English language theater festival, May 24-June 1.

PRAGUE: Heart of Nations, festival of minority cultures, May 30-June 2.

PRAGUE: United Islands, music festival, Karlin, May 31-June 1.

 

Denmark

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe Viking Center, through May 5.

AARHUS: Spot Festival, festival supports upcoming Danish and Nordic film makers and bands, May 2-4.

HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, May 10-Oct. 20.

AALBORG: International carnival parade, May 17; Children’s carnival May 18, carnival May 25.

ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): CLICK Festival, music, performances, installations and more, Kulturvaerftet, May 18-19.

COPENHAGEN: Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, May 19.

COPENHAGEN: CPH Stage, theater festival, The Playhouse, May 23-June 1.

FREDERIKSBERG: Bloom Festival, music fest, May 25-26.

SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, racing through hard terrain with map and compass for pairs and marked trails for solo runners, May 25-26.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 29-June 2.

 

England

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, through May 5.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, through May 6.

LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall and other venues, dates through June 29.

BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival, The Arc, May 1-4.

BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, May 4-6.

LONDON: Canalway Cavalcade, canal boats gather in Little Venice area along the Grand Union Canal, May 4-6.

CHESTERFIELD: Great British Food Festival, Hardwick Hall, May 4-6.

EXETER: Festival of South West Food and Drink, May 4-6.

WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, May 4-6.

WINDSOR: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Castle, May 8-12.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, May 9-12.

MALVERN: RHS Spring Festival, flower show, May 9-12.

BRISTOL: Foodies Fest, Durham Downs, May 10-12.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, May 10-26.

LONDON: Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival, May 12.

MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, May 12.

LONDON: Photo London, photo exhibition, Somerset House, May 16-19.

LONDON: The London Motor Show, auto retail show, Excel, May 16-19.

LONDON: London Wine Fair, Kensington Olympia, May 20-22.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 20-25.

LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25.

LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, ExceL, May 24-26.

DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, May 25-26.

LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 25-26.

LONDON: Bike Shed, independent motorcycle show, Tobacco Dock, May 25-26.

LONDON: Foodies Fest, Syon Park, May 25-27.

LONDON: Trooping the Colour, May 25, June 1 and June 8.

COOPER’S HILL: Cheese Rolling Festival, May 27.

COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, May 28-June 1.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Old Town Days, arts, music and street entertainment, May 30-June 2.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Vappu- May Day celebrations, through May 1.

HELSINKI: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 16-19.

HELSINKI: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 17-19.

HELSINKI: Helsinki City Run, 21 km run, May 18.

HELSINKI: Siivous Paiva, cleaning day, city becomes giant flea market, May 25.

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 25-26.

 

France

ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, through May 2.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, through May 8.

PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, through May 8.

LE MANS: Europa Jazz, jazz festival, through May 12.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through June 2.

NIMES: The Great Roman Games, May 3-5.

PARIS: Musicora, event for music and musicians, Grande Halle de la Villette, May 3-5.

METZ: May Fair, midway with rides, May 4-26.

PARIS: Taste of Paris, gourmet food festival, The Grand Palais, May 9-12.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, May 11.

CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, May 14-25.

PARIS: Jazz a Saint-Germain-des-Pres, jazz festival on Left Bank, May 16-27.

PARIS: European Museums Night, May 18.

PARIS: Grand Steeplechase, horse jumping, Hippodrome d’Auteuil, May 18-19.

PARIS: Nature et Vins, show of eco-wines, Parc Floral, May 24-26.

WIESBADEN: Christopher Street Day, May 25.

PARIS: French Open, tennis tournament, May 26-June 9.

CAEN: D-Day Landing Day Festival, festival of remembrance along Normandy coast, May 26-June 16.

LYON: Nuits Sonores, festival of indie and electronic music, May 28-June 2.

 

Germany

AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, through May 5.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, through May 5.

AUGSBURG: Augsburger Plaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, through May 5.

MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, through May 5.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, through May 5.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, through May 5.

MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, through May 6.

MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, through May 12.

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, through May 12.

NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, through May 12.

HEILBRONN: Bundesgartenschau, show garden, through Oct. 6.

BAYREUTH: Residenztage, Baroque festival, May 2-5.

DARMSTADT: Night flea market, Karolinienplatz, May 3-4.

OFFENBURG: Badische Weinmesse, wine fair, Messe, May 3-5.

ULM: Kleinbrauer Markt, small breweries present their beers, Muensterplatz, May 3-5.

BONN: Rhine in Flames, fireworks and illuminated vineyards between Linz and Bonn, May 4.

MANNHEIM: Nachtkonsum, night flea market, Luisenpark, May 4.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, May 4.

NEURBERG: Fishermen’s Friend Strongmanrun, Nuerburgring, May 4.

NUREMBERG: Blue Night, late openings and cultural program, May 4.

SCHWETZINGEN: Spargelsamstag, city celebrates white asparagus, May 4.

GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, May 4-5.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: South German Cheese Market, Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, May 4-5.

HEILBRONN: Trollinger Marathon, with course through vineyards, May 5.

MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 5.

MUNICH: Wings for Life World Run, race benefits charity for spinal cord injury, May 5.

OPPENHEIM/WORMS: Rheinradeln, auto free cycling day, May 5.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 8-19.

MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, May 9-12.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, flea market, May 10-11.

HAMBURG: Harbor Fest, May 10-12.

LANDSTUHL: Burgerlebnistage, medieval style festival, Burg Nanstein, May 10-12.

COBURG: Fruehlingsfest, May 10-19.

KULMBACH: Volkfest, May 10-19.

REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, May 10-26.

SCHORNDORF: Remstal Landesgartenschau, May 10-Oct. 20.

FRANKFURT: Museum Night, May 11.

FULDA: Honky Tonk festival, live music in town’s bars, May 11.

HEPPENHEIM: Flea market, annual city flea market, May 11.

HEIDELBERG: Wine and Street Food Festival, May 11-12.

SPEYER: Brazzeltag, action days at the Technik Museum, May 11-12.

ZWEIBRUECKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 11-12.

FRANKFURT: Green Sauce Festival, May 11-18.

RUEDESHEIM: German Sekt Day, May 12.

DRESDEN: Dresden Music Festival, celebrates classical music, May 16-June 10.

BUEHL: International Bluegrass Festival, Buergerhaus Neuer Markt, May 17-18.

PFORZHEIM: Bierboerse, beer festival, downtown, May 17-19.

ANSBACH: Fruehlingsfest, May 17-22.

BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, May 17-31.

BERLIN: Avon Women’s Run, 10 km run, May 18.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 18.

ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 19.

MERZIG/KONZ: Saar-Pedal, auto free cycling along the Saar River, May 19.

STUTTGART: Spring flea market, Karlsplatz, May 19.

DRESDEN: International Dixieland Festival, May 19-26.

BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, May 23-26.

ASSMANNSHAUSEN: Assmannshausen in Red, illuminations and pinot noir wine celebrations, May 24-26.

IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Jazz Days, May 24-26.

NUERBURG: Nuerburgring Classic, classic auto races, May 24-26.

WUERZBURG: Mozartfest, May 24-30.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair on Messeplatz, May 24-June 3.

DUESSELDORF: Japan Day, May 25.

SCHWEINFURT: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, May 25.

WIESBADEN: Wine Ball, May 25.

WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, May 26.

FRANKFURT: Nippon Connection, Japanese film festival, May 28-June 2.

WIESBADEN: Kranzplatzfest, live music, artisan’s market and flea market, May 29-June 2.

WUERZBURG: Weindorf, wine festival in market square, May 29-June 10.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgrabenfest, free concerts throughout town, May 30-June 2.

FRANKENTHAL: Strohhutfest, May 30-June 2.

TRAVEMUENDE: Boardwalk Festival, May 30-June 2.

WUERZBURG: Africa Festival, International Afro Music Festival, May 30-June 2.

KULMBACH: Food Festival, May 31.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Gourmet Festival, Millenaris Park, May 16-19.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations at the Museum of Aquincum, May 21-22.

BUDAPEST: Rosalia, festival celebrates rose wine, Varosliget, May 31-June 2.

 

Ireland

DUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 1-19.

DINGLE: Music & Arts Festival, May 2-6.

TULLYCROSS: Connemara Mussel Festival, May 3-5.

BALLYDEHOB: Ballydehob Jazz Festival, May 3-6.

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, May 3-6.

LIMERICK: Riverfest, barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, May 3-6.

DUBLIN: Eastbound, music festival showcases breaking artists, May 7-12.

DUBLIN: Irish Craft Beer Festival, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, May 17-18.

DUBLIN: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth Village, May 17-19.

DUBLIN: Dublin Rising Gospel Festival, May 17-19.

SKERRIES: Traditional Music Weekend, May 17-19.

DUBLIN: International Literature Festival, May 17-26.

GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 24-26.

DUBLIN: Feile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, May 25.

DUBLIN: Battle For The Bay, kitesurfing festival, Bull Island, May 25-26.

WEXFORD: Wexford Food and Wine Festival, May 25-27.

KILLARNY: Ireland Bike Fest, gathering of Harley-Davidson fans and riders, May 31-June 3.

 

Italy

ANGHIARI: Mostra Mercato Dell'artigianato, artisanal craft fair, through May 1.

FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, through May 1.

TRIESTE: Running Festival, runs of various distances, through May 2.

NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, through May 12.

FERRARA: Palio, special events take place May 3, 5, 18 and 31 and June 1-2.

MILAN: Gelato Festival, Piazza del Cannone, May 4-5.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, Middle Ages Festival, May 8-11.

LIGURIA: Giro d’Italia, multi-stage bicycle race, Italian stages take place May 8-27.

TURIN: International Book Fair, Lingotto Fiere, May 9-13.

ROME: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 11-12.

CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 11-12.

GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, historical and folklore event, May 15.

BRESCIA: Mille Miglia, auto rally passes through Milan, Bologna and Rome, May 15-18.

NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate artwork created from flower petals, May 17-19.

SOAVE: Medieval White Wine Festival, May 17-19.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 25-June 2.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, open wine cellars, May 25-26.

 

Latvia

RIGA: Riga Marathon, May 17.

COUNTRYWIDE: Museum Night, May 18.

 

Lithuania

VILNIUS: Street Music Day, May 18.

VILNIUS: ArtVilnius, contemporary art fair, May 30-June 2.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: Night of the Cathedrals, May 11.

CITY: International Dog Expo, Luxexpo The Box, May 11-12.

CITY: DKV Urban Trail, May 12.

CITY: Expovin, wine, beer and spirits fair, Luxexpo The Box, May 15-19.

COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 18-19.

MONDORF-LES-BAINS: Schleck Grand Fondo, bicycle race, May 25.

 

Malta

TA' QALI: Lost and Found, electronic music festival with parties and raves, May 2-5.

BAHAR IC-CAGHAQ: Ocean Lava Triathlon, 113 km triathlon, May 19.

MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, May 18.

 

Monaco

MONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, World Formula 1 Championship race, May 23-26.

MONTE-CARLO: Top Marques, luxury auto show, Grimaldi Forum, May 30-June 3.

 

Netherlands

LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 19.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 7.

COUNTRYWIDE: Remembrance & Liberation Day, May 4-5.

ROTTERDAM: Food Truck Festival Trek, Vroesenpark, May 9-12.

UTRECHT: Spring, showcases new developments in dance and theater, May 16-25.

AMSTERDAM: Artzuid, sculpture biennial, Plan Zuid, May 17-Sept. 15.

AMSTERDAM: Gin Festival, Beurs van Berlage, May 18.

SITTARD: Groove Garden, music festival, May 18-19.

MAASTRICHT: Food Truck Festival Trek, Stadspark, May 23-26.

THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world's biggest festival of Eurasian culture, May 23-June 2.

AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival at Paradiso, May 24-25.

AMSTERDAM: 909 Festival,techno in the Amsterdamse Bos, May 25.

AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands set up in Westergasfabriek, May 29-June 2.

GARDEREN: Benelux H.O.G. Rally, Harley-Davidson owners meet-up, May 30-June 2.

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, Amstelpark, May 31-June 3.

 

Norway

KRISTIANSUND: Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, May 1-5.

STAVANGER: Maijazz, jazz fest, May 6-12.

TRONDHEIM: Jazzfestival, May 8-12.

OSLO: Constitution Day, children’s parade starts from Karl Johans Gate, May 17.

BERGEN: Bergen International Festival, music and performing arts festival, May 22-June 5.

OSLO: Medieval Festival, Akershus Fortress, May 24-26.

BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, May 24-June 1.

 

Poland

WARSAW: Long Night of Museums, May 18.

 

Portugal

OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fridays through Sundays only, through May 5.

BARCELOS: Festival of the Crosses, traditional festivities of the Alto Minho region, May 1-3.

LISBON: Indie Lisboa, film festival, May 2-12.

FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, May 2-19; parade May 5.

COIMBRA: Burning of the Ribbons, student celebration, May 6-10.

FATIMA: Pilgrimages to Fatima, May 13.

LISBON: Arco Lisboa, international contemporary art fair, Fabrica Nacional da Cordoaria, May 16-19.

MERTOLA: Islamic Festival, May 16-19.

PORTO: Porto Blues Fest, May 17-18.

ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, May 26.

LISBON: International Show Jumping Competition, Campo Grande Hippodrome, May 30-June 2.

MATOSINHOS: FIA World Rally Championship, May 30-June 2.

 

Romania

BUCHAREST: Bucharest International Jazz Competition, May 11-18.

 

Scotland

EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, through May 6.

SPEY: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, May 1-6.

LERWICK: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, May 2-5.

KIRRIEMUIR: Bonfest, Bon Scott Rock Festival celebrates music of AC/DC front man, May 3-5.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, May 3-5.

EDINBURGH: Race for Life, 5 and 10 km runs benefit cancer research, May 12.

PERTH: Perth Festival of the Arts, May 16-25.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, May 17.

GLASGOW: Race for Life, 5 and 10 km runs benefit cancer research, May 19.

ORKNEY: Folk Festival, May 23-26.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, The Biscuit Factory, Leith, May 24-25.

MHOR: Mhor Festival, food, culture and music, Monachyle Moor Farm, May 24-26.

GLASGOW: Eat & Drink Festival, SECC, May 24-27.

ISLAY: Islay Festival of Music and Malt, May 24-June 1.

DUMFRIES: Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, music and comedy, May 24-June 2.

BATHGATE: West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships, May 25.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Marathon, May 26.

GLASGOW: Riverside Festival, electronic music fest, May 25-26.

BLAIR ATHOLL: Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering, Blair Castle, May 25-26.

DUMFRIES: Spring Fling, arts and crafts open studios in Dumfries and Galloway, May 25-27.

EDINBURGH: Imaginate Festival, performing arts for young audiences, May 25-June 2.

CARMUNNOCK: International Highland Games, King George V Playing Field, May 26.

CAIRNDOW: FyneFest, festival of beer, food and camping, Fyne Ales Brewery Estate, May 31-June 3.

 

Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, through May 5.

BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Rag, music festival, Tyrsovo waterfront, May 3-5.

 

Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Pohod, recreational run around Ljubljana and threesomes run, May 9-11.

LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 21-25.

 

Spain

MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, through May 11.

CORDOBA: The Patios of Cordoba, showcase of ornately decorated courtyards, through May 19.

TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, May 1-5.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, May 4-6.

EIVISSA (Ibiza): Medieval fair of Ibiza, May 9-12.

LLANOS DE ARIDANE (Canary Islands): Transvulcania, 80 km extreme run over a volcano, May 11.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Horse Fair, equestrian shows, bullfights and fiestas, May 11-18.

GIRONA: Temps de Flors, exhibition of flowers in patios and gardens, May 11-19.

BARCELONA: Formula 1, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, May 12.

SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, May 13-19.

BARCELONA: Docsbarcelona, international documentary film festival, May 15-25.

TINAJO: Iron Man Lanzarote Canary Islands, May 25.

CORDOBA: May Fair, May 25-June 1.

BARCELONA: Primavera Sound, music festival, May 30-June 1.

LLEIDA: L’Aplec del Caragol, gastronomic snail festival, May 31-June 2.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Writers Festival, May 3-5.

STOCKHOLM: Flea market, Solvalla, Bromma, May 4-5.

GOTHENBURG: Half marathon, world’s biggest, May 18.

STOCKHOLM: The Archipelago Fair, Royal Djurgarden, May 24-26.

 

Switzerland

GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, through May 5.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 5.

LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 12.

BASEL: Das Tanzfest, May 1-5.

LAUSANNE: Art Fair, contemporary art shown, Expo Beaulieu, May 2-5.

BRIENZ: VW Beetle Car Meetup, May 3-5.

ZURICH: Zurich Tanzt, dance performances and participatory events, May 3-5.

GRUYERES: Cheese Festival, May 5.

GENEVA: Harmony Geneva Marathon for UNICEF, May 11-12.

GENEVA: Museum Night, May 18.

BADEN: Blues Festival Baden, May 18-25.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Slow Up, auto free stretch of road between Schaffhausen and Hegau, May 19.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Jazz Festival, May 22-25.

GENEVA: Open wineries day in Canton Geneva, May 25.

LOCARNO: Notte Bianca, music and street artists, May 25.

 

Wales

LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, May 4-6.

CALDICOT: Wartime Wheels, military vehicles on display, Caldicot Castle, May 5-6.

CAERPHILLY: Caerphilly Food Festival, May 11.

WREXAM: Focus Wales, comedy, arts and film fest, May 16-18.

DINAS: Rail Ale, real ales and ciders, live music and steam trains, May 17-19.

LLANBERIS: Slate Man Triathlon, May 18-19.

LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 19.

HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, international literary festival, May 23-June 2.

HAY-ON-WYE: How the Light Gets In, philosophy and music festival, May 24-27.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 26.

CARDIFF AND THE VALE: Urdd Eisteddfod, youth compete in singing and dancing, May 27-June 1.

REDBROOK: Live on the Wye, music festival showcases local bands, May 31-June 1.

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