Calendar of events, March 24 and beyond
In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.
VIENNA: Vienna festival, March 26-May 17. Cultural festival.
VIENNA: Easter market, April 9-25. Schönbrunn Palace.
STEYR: Schubert festival, April 14-May 8.
VIENNA: OsterKlang, April 15-25. Opera and concert festival.
SALZBURG: Easter festival, April 16-25. Classical music festival.
VIENNA: City marathon, April 17.
BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, through March 31. Contemporary music festival.
MONS: Chocolate festival, March 26-27.
MONS: Ducasse of Messines, March 25-27. Market.
BRUSSELS: Eurantica fine art and antiques fair, March 25-31. Expo.
TOURNAI: Carnival, April 1-2.
STAVELOT : Carnival du Laetare, April 2-4. With the Blancs Moussis figures.
ANDENNE: Carnival of the bears, April 3. With parade.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Film, April 7-19.
BRUSSELS: Royal greenhouses open to public, April 15-May 8.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s fair, through April 25. Fun fair at fairgrounds.
PRAGUE: International film festival, March 25-April 1.
PRAGUE: Easter markets, April 9 through May 1. Major squares.
COPENHAGEN: Film festival, April 20-May 1.
RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.
CAMBRIDGE: Science festival, through March 27.
LONDON: Country living fair, through March 27. Business Design Centre.
LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race, March 26. River Thames.
LONDON: Head of the River race, April 2. River Thames.
BUNGAY: City marathon, April 10.
OXFORD: Oxford folk festival, April 15-16.
LONDON: Celebration of Dutch Queen’s birthday, April 16. Trafalgar Square.
LONDON: City marathon, April 17
LONDON: St. George’s Day celebrations, April 23.
LONDON: Prince William weds Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. April 29.
LYON: Lyon fair, through March 28.
ILLE-DE-FRANCE: Jazz festival, through April 8.
STRASBOURG: Puppetry festival, through April 3.
LIMOUX: Carnival, through April 10. Featuring weekend processions.
LE MANS: Europa jazz festival, through May 15.
COUNTRYWIDE: Les Journées des Métiers d’Art, April 1-3. Art studios open to public.
PARIS: City marathon, April 10.
PARIS: Jules Verne festival, April 15-17. Grand Rex Theater.
BERCK-SUR-MER: Kite festival, April 16-25.
GÉRARDMER (Lorraine): Daffodil festival, April 16-17. Flower festival with parades.
CANNES: Shopping festival, April 21-24.
MUNICH: Strong beer season, through April 16.
HAMBURG: DOM spring fair, March 25-April 25. Northern Germany’s biggest fun fair.
TRIER: Medieval market, March 26-27. Fairgrounds.
RONNEBURG: Historical Easter egg market, April 9-10, 16-17. Castle.
MUNICH: Spring festival, April 9-May 15. Fun fair at the Theresienwiese.
BERLIN: Night of Theaters and Operas, April 10. Mini-performances in various venues.
TRIER: Easter market, April 10.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, April 15-May 8. Fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds.
MAINZ-KASTEL: Historical Easter market, April 23-25. Reduit.
STUTTGART: Spring festival, April 23-May 15. Fun fair on the Cannstatter Wasen.
ROTHENBURG o.d.T: Historical shepherds’ dance, April 24, June 12, July 2-3, Sept. 4.
BUDAPEST: Spring festival, through April 3. Cultural festival.
GALWAY: International festival of literature, April 12-17.
PARMA: Fair of St. Joseph, saint who saved Sicily from famine, to March 30.
LONIGO: Fair, March 25.
ROME: Photoshow, March 25-28. Photography fair in Fiera di Roma.
VERONA: Vinitaly, April 7-11. Wine fair.
MILAN: City marathon, April 10.
ROME: Birth of Rome celebrations, April 17.
ROME: Good Friday procession, led by Pope, April 22.
NOSPELT: Eimaischen, April 25. Traditional fair and flea market.
MAASTRICHT: European Fine Art Fair, through March 27.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 24-May 20.
COUNTRYWIDE: National museum week, April 2-3. Free entry to 500 museums.
ALKMAAR: Cheese market, April 2-Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. on Waagplein.
NOORDWIJKERHOUT-HEEMSTEDE: Bollenstreek flower parade, April 15-16.
GLASGOW: International comedy festival, through March 28.
EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, March 25-April 16. Traditional arts festival.
EDINBURGH: International harp festival, April 8-13.
EDINBURGH: International science festival, April 9-22.
ST. ANDREWS: Golf week, April 10-16.
GLASGOW: Scottish bike show, April 16-17. SECC.
SHETLAND ISLANDS: Folk festival, April 28-May 1.
ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 17.
MADRID: City marathon, April 17.
COUNTRYWIDE: Holy Week, April 17-24.
STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 9.
STOCKHOLM: Easter celebrations, April 23-30. Skansen.
BASEL: Baselworld, March 24-31. Watch and jewelry show.
RARON: Cattle wrestling, April 3.
LUCERNE: Traditional herdsmen festival, April 11-17.
ZURICH: Sechseläuten, April 10-11. Spring festival with burning of Böögg, a snowman effigy.
MORGES: Tulip festival, April 15-May 15.