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This listing is based on the latest information available at press time; however, details are subject to change. It’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.

VIENNA: Vienna festival, through 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.

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.

GREZ-DOICEAU: St. George’s Day, April 22-24. With historical parade.


PRAGUE: International film festival, through April 1.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s fair, through April 25. Fun fair at fairgrounds.

PRAGUE: Easter markets, April 9 through May 1. Old Town and Wenceslas Squares.

PILSEN: Freedom Festival, May 6-9. Celebrating liberation of town in World War II by Americans.

COPENHAGEN: Film festival, April 20-May 1.

RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.

LONDON: Head of the River race, April 2. 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: Royal wedding, April 29. Prince William weds Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

STRASBOURG: Puppetry festival, through April 3.

ILLE-DE-FRANCE: Jazz festival, through April 8.

LIMOUX: Carnival, through April 10.

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. Includes parades.

CANNES: Shopping festival, April 21-24.

MUNICH: Strong beer season, through April 16.

HAMBURG: DOM spring fun fair, through April 25.

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.

BRAY: Jazz festival, April 29-May 1.

DUBLIN: Dance festival, May 7-22.

VERONA: Vinitaly, April 7-11. Wine fair.

Vicenza: Nautical show, April 9-10. Boat show in Marina of Jesolo.

MILAN: City marathon, April 10.

VENICE: Su e Zo per i Ponti, April 10. City walk.

ROME: Birth of Rome celebrations, April 17.

NAPLES: City marathon, April 17

FLORENCE: Scoppio del Carro (“Explosion of the Cart”), April 24.

VENICE: St. Mark’s Day, April 25. With gondola race.

ROME: Good Friday procession, April 22. Pope leads torchlight procession on the Via Crucis from the Colosseum to Monte Palatino.

NOSPELT: Eimaischen, April 25. Traditional fair and flea market.


LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open through May 20. Theme: “Germany: Poets and Philosophers.”

COUNTRYWIDE: National museum weekend, April 2-3. Free entry to 500 museums.

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, April 2-Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein

NOORDWIJKERHOUT-HEEMSTEDE: Bollenstreek flower parade, April 15-16.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, April 22-June 9. World’s biggest photo exhibition in Oude Kerk.

Scheveningen: Sand sculpture festival, April 24-June 27.

EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, through 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.

RARON: Cow fights, April 3.

ZURICH: Sechseläuten, April 10-11. Spring festival with burning of Böögg.

LUCERNE: Traditional herdsmen festival, April 11-17.

MORGES: Tulip festival, April 15-May 15.

ISTANBUL: Puppet festival, through May 15.

ANKARA: Tango festival, April 20-24.


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