March is the time for Easter markets and festivals across the Continent in 2024.

March is the time for Easter markets and festivals across the Continent in 2024. (iStock)


VIENNA: Accordion Festival, through March 17.

ST. LEONHARD IM PITZTAL: Wild Face Extreme Freeride, ski race, March 1-3.

VIENNA: Wikam- Vienna international art and antiques fair, Palais Ferstel, March 2-10.

INNSBRUCK: Wine fair, Schloss Mondsee, March 7-9.

ST. JOHANN IN TIROL: Artacts, jazz and improvisation festival, March 7-10.

FIEBERBRUNN: Freeride World Tour, March 8-10.

SAALBACH: Freeride Testival, tests and demos of latest gear, March 9-10; also Stubai March 16-17.

GASTEIN: Jazz at the Sawmill, March 13-17.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: New Orleans meets Snow, slopeside jazz concerts, March 14-16 and 20-22.

VIENNA: Masters of Dirt, freestyle motocross show, Stadthalle, March 15-17.

INNSBRUCK: Osterfestival Tyrol, classical music concerts, March 15-31.

VIENNA: Easter market, Schönbrunn Palace, March 16-April 2.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, blues concerts throughout city, March 20-May 1.

LANGENLOIS: Loisiarte, festival of contemporary music and literature, Loisium, March 21-24.

SALZBURG: Easter Festival, highlights classical music, March 22-April 1.

VIENNA: Osterklang, opera festival, Theater an der Wien, March 28-April 5.

SEE: Watersurf Contest, Medrigalm Ski Resort, March 30.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert, Nina Chuba performs, March 31; Black Eyed Peas perform closing concert on April 30.


ARLON: Carnival, through March 3.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey Centre, through March 3.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen, film festival highlights independent and unreleased films, Cinema Nova and other venues, March 6-24.

TOURNAI: Carnaval, March 8-10.

MONS: International Film Festival Mons, March 8-16.

BRUSSELS: Klara Festival, celebrates classical music, March 8-24.

STAVELOT: Carnival, includes appearances of the Blancs Moussis, March 9-11.

ANDENNE: Carnival of the Bears, March 10.

FOSSES-LA-VILLE: Chinels de Fosses, folkloric carnival, March 10-11.

BRUSSELS: Millenium, international documentary film festival, March 15-22.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Design Market, vintage design market, Gare Maritime, Tour & Taxis, March 16-17.

LEUVEN: Leuven Jazz, Schouwburg and other venues, March 21-24.

MONS: Ducasse de Messines, flower market, March 23-24.

HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., March 28-April 1.

TOURNAI: Flower Market, March 29.

ANTWERP: Tour of Flanders, cycle race between Bruges and the Flemish Ardennes, March 31.


TKON: Skraping, trekking race across the sharp rocks of Pasman Island, March 2.

DUGU OTOK: Dugi Otok Trail, 10 and 23 km trail runs, March 16.

POREC: Plava Laguna Half Marathon, March 16-17.

ZAGREB: Festival of Lights, March 20-24.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Pragueshorts Film Festival, through March 3.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, fun fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 14.

PILSEN: Smetana Days, classical music festival, March 7-April 11.

PRAGUE: Easter markets, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and other locations, March 16-April 7.

PRAGUE: Festival of Delicate Tastes, culinary fest, New Town Hall, March 17.

PRAGUE: Prague Music Festival, March 19-April 23.

PRAGUE: One World International Documentary Human Rights Festival, March 20-28.

PRAGUE: Comic Con, Universum, April 5-7.


BAGSVÆRD: Liquorice Festival, Haaning Collection, March 2.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Bike Show, Oeksnehallen, March 2-3.

COPENHAGEN: CPH: DOX, documentary film festival, March 13-24.

COPENHAGEN: Bakken Amusement Park opens for summer season, March 22.


LONDON: Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, through March 3.

LONDON: Frock Me! Vintage fashion fair, Kensington Town Hall, March 3.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 6-10.

LOUGHBOROUGH: Beer Festival, Polish Club, March 7-9.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world’s largest dog show, The NEC, March 7-10.

LONDON: C2- Country to Country, American country music festival, artists include Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion and others, O2 Arena, March 8-10.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Barbican, March 14-24.

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE: Bowness Bay Blues, blues festival, March 15-17.

ST NEOTS: Booze on the Ouse, beer festival, Priory Centre, March 16-17.

OXFORD: Oxford Literary Festival, March 16-24.

LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Trafalgar Square, March 17.

MANCHESTER: The International Brewing & Cider Festival, Depot Mayfield, March 22-23.

LONDON: Head of the River Race, international rowing competition on Thames, March 23.

MANCHESTER: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, departs from Salmon Street at noon, March 24.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge’s annual boat race, March 30.


TALLINN: Winter World Swimming Championship, March 4-10.


HELSINKI: Spring Fair, Expo Center, March 21-24.


PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, through March 3.

PARIS: Half marathon, March 3.

PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, March 8-April 5.

PARIS: Sonic Protest, festival of concerts, sound installations, projections and more, March 13-30.

PARIS: Mondial du Tourisme, holiday fair, Porte de Versailles, March 14-17.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Paris Nord Villepinte, March 16-17.

AVORIAZ: Rock the Pistes and Snowboxx Festival, Portes du Soleil, March 17-24.

PARIS: Salon de Dessin, art fair highlights drawing, Palais Brongniant, March 20-25.

PARIS: Salon des Vignerons Independants, wine expo, Espace Champerret, March 22-24.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, March 22-April 21.

PARIS: Cinema du Reel, international festival of documentary films, March 22-31.

PARIS: Printemps du Cinema, reduced entry to cinemas, March 24-26.

ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, March 29-April 1.


KARLSRUHE: International Handel Festival, Badisches Staatstheater, through March 4.

MUNICH: Strong beer season at the Augustinerkeller, parties on dates through March 23.

SCHRIESHEIM: Mathaisemarkt, volksfest, March 1-5 and March 8-10.

MUNICH: Strong Beer Festival, Nockherberg and other breweries, March 1-24.

KANDEL: Spring and Easter market, Bienwaldhalle, March 2-3.

FRANKFURT: Easter Market, Dominikaner Kloster, March 2-3.

KAISERSLAUTERN-SIEGELBACH: Easter Egg Market, Westpfalz-Werkstätten, March 2-3.

MAULBRONN: Easter Egg Market, Kloster Maulbronn, March 2-3.

MUNICH: Vinessio- Wine Messe, Zenith, March 2-3.

SCHWETZINGEN: Easter Egg Market, Schloss, March 2-3.

COLOGNE: International Musikparade, Lanxess Arena, March 3.

MICHELSTADT: Easter Egg Market, March 9-10.

WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World, crafts fair for bears and plush toys, Kurhaus Kolonnade, March 9-10.

WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, March 9-24.

IHRINGEN: International Kaiserstuhllauf, 17.8 km run, March 12.

MANNHEIM: Middle Ages Market, Herzogenried Park, March 15-17.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, dates between March 15-April 13.

BITBURG: Beda-Markt, spring market, crafts exhibition and fun fair, March 16-17.

BODENMAIS: Skadi Loppet, cross-country ski race, March 16-17.

MUNICH: St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Odeonsplatz, March 16-17.

ESSLINGEN: Irish Spring, festival of Irish Folk Music, March 19; also Ingolstadt March 21; Bensheim March 24, as well as other cities.

HEIDELBERG: Sommertagszug, parade to bid farewell to winter, March 10.

SPEYER: Sommertagszug, parade to bid farewell to winter, March 10.

WIESBADEN: Easter market, includes Sunday openings of shops, March 15-17.

NUREMBERG: Easter Market, March 15-April 1.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, March 16.

COCHEM: Easter Market, also Sunday openings of shops, March 16-17.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Spring Market, also Sunday openings of shops, March 16-17.

RONNEBURG: Historical Easter Market, medieval themed celebrations at Ronneburg Castle, March 16-17 and 23-24.

FRANKFURT: Half marathon, March 17.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, volksfest, Ratsweg fairgrounds, March 22-April 14.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, March 22-April 21.

NEU-ANSPACH: Easter market, Hessenpark, March 23-24.

SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, March 28-April 14.

BENSHEIM: Passion Play, March 29.

NUREMBERG: Frühlingsfest, fairgrounds near Dutzendteich, March 30-April 14.


SIOFOK: Lake Balaton Supermarathon, 195 km group run, March 21-24.


DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, through March 2.

BELFAST: C2C- Country to Country, American country music festival, artists include Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion and others, SSE Arena, March 8-10.

DUBLIN: Comic Con, Convention Centre, March 9-10.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Parade March 17 and street festival March 15-18.

KILKENNY: Tradfest, traditional music, song and dance, March 15-18.

LIMERICK: Limerick International Band Championship, March 18.


PARMA: Automotoretro, auto show, March 2-3.

FIEMME VALLEY: Dolomiti Ski Jazz, concerts in various venues, March 8-17.

SEISER ALM: Swing on Snow, folk music concerts, March 14-16 and 20-22.

ROME: Rome Marathon, March 17.

ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Auditorium del Massimo, March 23-24.

TORRITA DI SIENA: Palio dei Somari, donkey race, March 24.

FLORENCE: The Feast of the Annunciation and the Florentine New Year, includes historical parade, March 25.

PISA: New Year celebrations, city celebrates beginning of New Year according to solar clock in the Duomo, March 25.

COUNTRYWIDE: FAI Spring Days, cultural monuments open to the public, March 25-26.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebrations in front of cathedral, March 31.


CITY: Luxembourg City Film Festival, through March 10.

CITY: Stoffen-Spektakel, fabric fair, Luxexpo, March 9.

PETANGE: Carnival parade, March 10.

REMICH: Carnival parade, March 10.

CITY: Emaischen, sale of traditional clay bird whistles, Fishmarket, April 1.


MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, March 13-April 7.


ROTTERDAM: Museum Night, March 2.

AMSTERDAM: Cinemasia, Asian film festival, March 5-10.

ROTTERDAM: Tattoo Convention, Ahoy, March 9-10.

MAASTRICHT: TEFAF Maastricht, art and antiques fair, MECC, March 9-14.

THE HAGUE: The Hague Half Marathon, March 10.

AMSTERDAM: Cinedans, highlights films with dancing, Eye, March 20-24.

LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open for season, March 21-May 12.

UTRECHT: Lentebock festival, celebrates spring beers, Janskerkhof, March 22-24.

THE HAGUE: Movies That Matter, documentary film festival, March 22-30.


OSLO: Biathlon Trial World Championships, Holmenkollen, through March 3.

OSLO: Holmenkollen Ski Festival, March 7-10.

OSLO: International Church Music Festival, March 8-17.

BERGEN: Borealis, contemporary and experimental music festival, March 13-17.

VOSS: Vossa Jazz, jazz festival, March 22-24.

KARASJOK AND KAUTOKEINO: Easter Festival, Sami culture and reindeer race, March 23-April 1.

OSLO: Inferno, metal music fest, March 28-31.


WARSAW: Warsaw Beer Festival, Municipal Stadium of Legia, March 21-23.

WARSAW: Half marathon, March 24.


TAVIRA: Algarve Bike Challenge, mountain bike race, March 1-3.

PORTO: Fantasporto, International film festival, showcases fantasy and sci-fi films, March 1-10.

LISBON: Monstra- animated film festival, March 7-17.

BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, processions on March 10, 17 and 24.


GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, through March 10.

INVERNESS: Inverness Music Festival, competitive music festival, March 7-11 and15-17, final concert March 24.

BELFAST: C2C- Country to Country, American country music festival, artists include Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion and others, SSE Arena, March 8-10.

GLASGOW: ACME Comic Con, SEC, March 9-10.

GLASGOW: Country on the Clyde, country music festival, The Ferry, March 9-10.

GLASGOW: International Comedy Festival, March 13-31.

ABERDEEN: Aberdeen Jazz Festival, March 14-24.

EDINBURGH: Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, March 16-17.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 20-24.


LJUBLJANA: International Documentary Film Festival, March 13-20.


JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, through March 9.

TERRASSA: Jazz Terrassa, jazz festival, through March 22.

BAIONA: La Arribada, medieval festival, March 1-3.

BARCELONA: Barcelona Marathon, March 10.

PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, March 11-16.

GRANADA: Tango Festival, Isabel la Catolica Theater, March 12-17.

VALENCIA: San Jose Fallas celebrations, March 15-19.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, March 24.

COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Holy Week festivities, March 24-31.

MULA: Night of the Drums, March 26-27.

HELLIN: Tamborada- Drum Festival, March 28-29.


DALARNA: Vasaloppet, 90 km cross-country ski race is world’s longest, through March 3.

STOCKHOLM: Carnival, Muenchenbruggeriet, March 2.

STOCKHOLM: Tempo Documentary Festival, film festival, March 4-10.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, March 7-10.


GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, through March 3.

NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, through March 3.

ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, March 4-11.

GENEVA: Groove N Move Festival, celebrates urban dance, Alhambra, March 7-17.

GENEVA: FIFDH- film festival and forum on human rights, Theater Pitoeff, March 8-17.

ST. MORITZ: Engadin Ski Marathon and Half Marathon, March 10.

BERN: Museum Night, March 15.

FRIBOURG: Fribourg International Film Festival, March 15-24.

LEUKERBAD: Leukerbad Valais Cow Fights in Snow, Snow Arena Flaschen, March 16.

GENEVA: Festichoc, chocolate festival, Espace Lachenal- Versoix, March 16-17.

MORGINS: Rock the Pistes, music festival on the slopes of Portes du Soleil, March 17-23.

AROSA: Arosa Electronica, electronic music festival, March 17-24.

LEYSIN: Shapes, slopeside music festival, March 18-24.

GENEVA: AMR Jazz Festival, March 20-24.

SILVAPLANA: Freeski World Cup Corvatsch, March 21-24.

LUCERNE: Spring Festival, sacred and concert music, March 22-24.

SAAS-FEE: Snow ‘n Sound, slopeside concerts, March 23-24.

CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, March 29-31 and April 5-7.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, March 29-May 12.


COUNTRYWIDE: Saint David’s Day, national holiday celebrations, March 1.

ANGLESEY: Anglesey Half Marathon and 10 km, March 3.

CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, March 9-17.

ABERYSTWYTH: Wales One World Film Festival, March 11-28.

LAUGHARNE: The Laugharne Weekend, arts and literary festival, March 15-17.

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