Calendar of events, March 31 and beyond
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.