The annual Rosenmontagszug, or Carnival parade, will move through the streets of Mainz, Germany, on Feb. 12. Many other locations across Europe will also celebrate Carnival mid-month.

The annual Rosenmontagszug, or Carnival parade, will move through the streets of Mainz, Germany, on Feb. 12. Many other locations across Europe will also celebrate Carnival mid-month. (iStock)


SALZBURG: Mozart Week, through Feb. 4.

VIENNA: Viennese Ice Dream, skating in front of City Hall, through March 3.

GASTEIN: Art on Snow, ice sculpture exhibition, Feb. 3-9.

ZELL AM SEE: Balloon Alps, Feb. 3-11, includes Night of the Balloons Feb. 7.

KOESSEN: Kaiserwinkl Magic Winter Night of Lights, laser show and fire artists, Walschsee Lake, Feb. 7, 15 and 21.

VIENNA: Opera Ball, Feb. 8.

ZELL AM SEE: NostalSki, ski races by participants with old fashioned gear and costumes, Feb. 17.

SALZBURG: Hohe Jagd & Fischerei, hunting and fishing expo, Messezentrum, Feb. 22-25.

KITZBUHEL: Streif Vertical Up, 860 meter upward race, Feb. 24.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 24-March 17.


BRUSSELS: BRAFA- Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, through Feb. 4.

BRUSSELS: Salon des Vacances, travel and tourism fair, Brussels Expo, Feb. 1-4.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, fair for discovering young art, Feb. 1-4.

BASTOGNE: Legend Boucles, auto rally, Feb. 3-4.

NAMUR: Salon des Vignerons Namurois, fair highlights wines from local and French vineyards, Citadel, Feb. 10-11.

MALMEDY: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 10-13.

BOUGE: Winter Bonfire, Feb. 18.

GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, Flanders Expo, Feb. 23-25.

SOHIER: Weekend of Special Beers, Feb. 23-25.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey, Feb. 23-March 4.

LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE: Open Jazz Festival, Feb. 26-March 1.


DUBROVNIK: Candle Mass, Celebration of St. Blaise, Feb. 2-3.

DONJA STUBICA: Peasant’s Revolt, historical re-enactment, Feb. 10.

ZAGREB: International Boat Show, Fairgrounds, Feb. 14-18.

Czech Republic

OSTRAVA: Winter Run, road race along 4 or 8 km routes, Feb. 2; also in Olomouc Feb. 17 and Prague Feb. 24.

BEDRICHOV: Jizerska 50, long distance ski race, Feb. 8-11.

PRAGUE: Let it Roll, indoor drum and base festival, O2 Universum, Feb. 16-17.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 24-April 14.


COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, Feb. 1-25.

MIDDELFART: Strib Vinterfestival, folk music festival, Feb. 8-11.

ODENSE: World Toelt, Icelandic horse show, Arena Fyn, Feb. 23-24.


LONDON: The Holiday & Travel Show, Olympia, Feb. 1-4.

LONDON: Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown, Feb. 11.

YORK: Viking Festival, Jorvik Viking Centre, Feb. 12-18.

BROADSTAIRS: Broadstairs Blues Bash, free concerts in bars and cafes, Feb. 15-18.

LONDON: MCN London Motorcycle Show, ExCel, Feb. 16-18.


TALLINN: Tallinn Winter Festival, classical music concerts, Feb. 13-23.


HELSINKI: DocPoint, documentary film festival, through Feb. 4.

HELSINKI: MP 18 Motorcycle Show, Messukeksus, Feb. 2-4.

HELSINKI: International Boat Show, Messukeksus, Feb. 9-18.


PARIS: Salon Retro Mobile, vintage auto show, Porte de Versailles, through Feb. 4.

PARIS: Sons d’Hiver, jazz and world music fest, through Feb. 10.

STRASBOURG: Art3F, contemporary art salon, Parc des Expositions, Feb. 2-4.

CLERMONT-FERRAND: International Short Film Festival, Feb. 2-10.

PARIS: Chinese New Year Celebrations, parade departs from 44 avenue d’Ivry, Feb. 10.

MOREZ: Transjurassienne, cross country ski race, Feb. 10-11.

NICE: Carnaval de Nice, this year’s theme is “King of Pop Culture,” various dates Feb. 17-March 3.

MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa Festival, Feb. 14-18.

STRASBOURG: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine expo, Wacken, Feb. 16-19.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 17-March 3.

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER: Combat Naval Fleuri, flower battle takes place on the water, Feb. 19.

METZ: Creativa, craft and hobby fair, Expo, Feb. 22-25.

METZ: Chocolate and Gourmet Fair, Expo, Feb. 22-25.

PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 24-March 3.


DORTMUND: Jagd und Hunt, hunting expo, Messe, through Feb. 4.

MANNHEIM: Winterlichter, illuminations in Luisenpark, through Feb. 4.

ROTTACH-EGERN: Tegernseer Tal Montgolfiade, ballooning competition, through Feb. 4.

BREMEN: Bremen Classic Motor Show, Messe, Feb. 2-4.

BRUCHSAL: Monsterkonzert, carnival “Guggemusik” groups play, Otto-Oppenheimer-Platz, Feb. 3.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian style carnival celebration, Feb. 4.

SCHRIESHEIM: Rotweinwanderung, wine hike through the vineyards, begins 11 a.m., Feb. 4.

DIETFURT: Chinese Fasching, carnival celebrated with Chinese flair, Feb. 8.

TRIBERG: Torchlit Devil’s Parade, Feb. 8.

LEONBERG: Pferdemarkt, market, Guggenmusik and entertainment in downtown area, Feb. 9-13.

WIESBADEN: Carnival parade, Feb. 11.

COLOGNE: Carnival parade, Feb. 12.

DUESSELDORF: Carnival parade, Feb. 12.

MAINZ: Carnival parade, Feb. 12.

MUNICH:, tourism and travel fair, Messe, Feb. 14-18.

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, Feb. 15-25.

MUNICH: IMOT, international motorcycle exhibition, MOC, Feb. 16-18.

KARLSRUHE: International Handel Festival, Badisches Staatstheater, Feb. 16-24.

BOCHUM: Steampunk Jahrmarkt, Feb. 17-18.

KARLSRUHE: Art Karlsruhe, art fair, Messe Karlsruhe, Feb. 22-25.

MAGDEBURG: Night of Freestyle, motorcycle stunt show, Feb. 24.

BOCHUM: Historical market, Jahrhunderthalle, Feb. 24-25 and March 2-3.

ESSEN: Fahrrad, bicycle expo, Messe, Feb. 29-March 3.


MOHACS: Busojaras, frightening masked figures in long woolen cloaks celebrate end of carnival, Feb. 8-13.

BUDAPEST: FeHoVa, hunting and fishing expo, Hungexpo, Feb. 8-11.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Boat Show, Hungexpo, Feb. 21-24.


DERRY: IMBOLC International Irish Music Festival, through Feb. 4.

DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, Feb. 22-26.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, traditional music festival, Gleneagle Hotel, Feb. 28-March 3.

DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, Feb. 29-March 3.


BOLOGNA: Artefiera, International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bologna Exhibition Center, Feb. 2-4.

CATANIA: Feast of Sant Agata, religious festival, Feb. 3-5.

BRESCIA: Fiera de San Faustino, street celebrations, Feb. 15.

GENOVA: Arte Genova, modern and contemporary art show, Fiera, Feb. 16-18.

NAPLES: Napoli City Half Marathon, Feb. 25.


DIEKIRCH: ING Eurocross Eurotrail, trail race of 10.2 km for men and 5.3 km for women, Feb. 4.


VALLETTA: Carnival celebrations in Malta and Gozo, Feb. 4-18.


ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, through Feb. 4.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, international art fair, Feb. 1-4.

AMSTERDAM: Chocoa Festival, Beurs van Berlage, Feb. 6-11.

ROTTERDAM: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Feb. 10-18.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Feb. 16-18.

DELFT: Delft Blues Festival, Feb. 22-25.


TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, through Feb. 3.

TROMSO: Sami Week, includes traditional market and reindeer racing, Feb. 5-11.

ROEROS: Roeros Martnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 20-24.


ALBUFEIRA: Volta ao Algarve, distance cycling race, Feb. 14-18.


GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, through Feb. 4.

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 15-18.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 10.


TATRANSKA LOMNICA: Snow Dogs, dogsled rides and festivities, Feb. 10-11.


LJUBLJANA: Ment Festival, club festival and conference, Feb. 23.


SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE: Carnival celebrations, through Feb. 18.

BOCAIRENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Feb. 3-6.

CADIZ: Carnival de Cadiz, Feb. 8-18.

BARCELONA: Half marathon, Feb. 11.

SEVILLE: Zurich Marathon Sevilla, marathon, Feb. 18.

PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: Transgrancanaria, ultramarathon through rugged mountain terrain, Feb. 22-24.

MADRID: Classic Auto, vintage auto fair, Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo, Feb. 23-25.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, Feb. 23-29.


GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg International Film Festival, through Feb. 4.

JOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, Feb. 1-3.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show, Maessan, Feb. 3-11.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 22-25.


GSTAAD: Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, highlights violin performances, through Feb. 3.

GENEVA: Antigel Festival, art and cultural festival, Feb. 1-24.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Carnival, Feb. 2-4.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse races on snow, Feb. 4, 11 and 18.

VILLARS: Les Classiques de Villars, classical music festival, Feb. 11-18.

LLEIDA: Animac, animated film festival, Feb. 15-18.

BASEL: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 19-21.

NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, Feb. 29-March 3.


LLANWRTYD WELLS: Lord Crawshaw Walk, walks of 10, 15 or 25 miles, Feb. 3.

BANGOR: New Music Festival, celebrates new and contemporary music, Feb. 15-18.

RHYL: 5 and 10 Mile Run, Feb. 25.

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