Film festivals abound across the Continent this month.

Film festivals abound across the Continent this month. (iStock)


ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: Tanzcafé Arlberg Music Festival, through April 14.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, blues concerts throughout city, through May 31.

VIENNA: Styrian Spring Festival, Town Hall Square, April 4-7.

VIENNA: Yiddish Culture Festival, April 4-21.

WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, April 5-17.

POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 6-7.

GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 8-12.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, music fest on the slopes, April 8-13.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 11-May 11.

VIENNA: Craft Beer Festival, Marx Hall, April 12-13.

VIENNA: Bike Festival, Town Hall Square, April 13-14.

KREMS: Donaufestival, April 19-21 and April 26-28.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 20.

VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 21.

HALL IN TYROL: Radish Fest, April 27.

LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 27-May 5.

PUCH: Apple Blossom Fest, April 28.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Closing Concert, Black Eyed Peas perform, April 30.

LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 30-May 5.


BRUSSELS: Foire de Livre, book fair, Tour & Taxis, April 4-7.

GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 5-May 2.

BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Palais 10, April 9-21.

BRUSSELS: Antica Fine Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, April 18-21.

NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 20.

ANTWERP: Balois Antwerp 10 Miles, run, April 21.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, April 24-May 4.

BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, April 24-May 5.

BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, April 25-27.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 25-28.

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 26-May 20.

ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Expo, April 27-28.

BRUSSELS: Hopla! Festival of circus arts, April 27-May 3.

CINEY: Militaria, Expo, April 28.


ZAGREB: ZagrebDox, documentary film festival, April 14-21.

BASKA: 4 Islands MTB Race, mountain bike race, April 16-20.

ZAGREB: WRC Croatia Rally, auto race, April 18-21.

DUBROVNIK: Half marathon and 2K Run the Wall, April 28.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Comic Con, April 5-7.

PRAGUE: Prague Beer Fest, Holešovice Market Hall 13, April 12-13.

PRAGUE: Naplavka Food Festival, April 20.

PRAGUE: One World International Documentary Human Rights Festival, through April 21.

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

PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 6.

VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting of the wines of South Moravia, April 6.

OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 13-14.

LITOMĚŘICE: Gold Brewer’s Seal- International Beer Festival Budweis, Exhibition Grounds, April 16-20.

OLOMOUC: Flora Olomouc, garden show, April 25-28.

PRAGUE: Rallye Praha Revival, classic autos on Wenceslas Square, April 12-14.

PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 4-14.

PRAGUE: Paleni Carodejnic (Witches Night) Parade, Lesser Town Square, April 30.


COPENHAGEN: Sakura Festival, celebrates blossoming of cherry trees, Langelinie Park, April 20-21.


LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 6.

LONDON: The London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, April 11-14.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 17-21.

LONDON: Eid, festival marks end of Ramadan, Westfield Stratford, April 19-21.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 19-May 6.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare’s Celebrations, April 20.

LONDON: London Marathon, April 21.

LONDON: St. Georges Day, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 21.

HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 25-28.


TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 21-28.


TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 6-7.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 19-21.

HELSINKI: Food, consumer fair for food and drink, Messukeksus, April 19-21.

ESPOO: April Jazz Espoo, Tapiola, April 19-27.

HELSINKI: Helsinki10, 10 km run, April 27.

HELSINKI: Vappu-May Day celebrations, April 30-May 1.


CHATELAILLON-PLAGE: Kite and Wind Festival, through April 1.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through April 21.

PARIS: PAD Paris, Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Jardin des Tuileries, April 3-7.

PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais Ephemere, through April 4-7.

METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, April 5-7.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 7.

PARIS: Festival du Livre, book festival, April 12-14.

ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 12-21.

MAGNY-COURS: Classic Days, April 27-28.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 8.


BAYREUTH: Fruehlingfest, traditional spring fun fair, through April 7.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, through April 13.

AUGSBURG: Augsburgerplaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, through April 14.

ERFURT: Thuringian Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, through April 14.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, volksfest, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 14.

SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, through April 14.

NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, through April 14.

AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, through April 15.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 21.

TRAUNSTEIN: Georgi-Ritt, traditional Easter Monday horseback pilgrimage, April 1.

HOMBURG: Ceramics Market, April 6-7.

MANNHEIM: Time Warp, techno event, Maimarktgelaende, April 5-6.

WUERZBURG: Wine Press Hall Festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 5-6.

WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, April 5-7.

OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 7.

MUNICH: Night of the Jumps, free-style motocross event, Olympiahalle, April 13.

WIESBADEN: Kurze Nacht, late openings at city’s museums and galleries, April 13.

SPEYER: Wein am Dom, presentation of wines of the Pfalz, April 13-14.

MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 13-21.

STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 13-21.

BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 14.

FRANKFURT: Gods of Ink, tattoo convention, Messe Forum, April 19-21.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 19-May 1.

FLONHEIM: Trullos in Flames, wine tasting in the vineyards, April 19-20.

MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fair, Theresienwiese, April 19-May 5.

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fair, Cannstatter Wasen, April 20-May 12.

MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 20.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 20; also June 15; July 20; Aug. 17; Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.

LAHR: Tulip festival, Stadtpark, April 21.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 24-30.

ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, April 26-May 1.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, April 26-May 5.

DUESSELDORF: Night of Museums, April 27.

BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 27-28.

TORGAU: Elbetag, April 27-28.

MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 27-May 5.

HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 28.

LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, culinary asparagus hike, April 28.

WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 28.

ZELL: Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival, wine fest on the steep banks of the Mosel, April 28.

THALE: Walpurgis Night celebrations in the Harz Mountains, Hexentanzplatz, April 30.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 30-May 5.


BUDAPEST: Bartok International Art Weeks, April 5-14.

BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 20-21.


CARLOW TOWN: International Pan Celtic Festival, music and street entertainment, April 2-6.

DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 14.

DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 19-21.


FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of teams pushing frogs in wheelbarrows, April 5-7.

MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 7.

MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 12-14.

TURIN: Torino Comics, cosplay games fair, Lingotto Fiere, April 12-14.

MILAN: Fiori e Sapori, floral arrangements on the Naviglio Grande, April 14.

VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, run over the canals of Venice to benefit charity, April 14.

ROME: Natali di Roma, city celebrates its birthday with a historical parade departing from Circo Massimo, April 17-21.

PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 21.

NARNI: Corsa all’Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, April 24-May 12.

VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.

FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 25-May 1.

TRENTO: Trento Film Festival, April 26-May 5.


GREVENMACHER: Wine Market, presentation of the new wines, April 5.

CITY: Great Antiques and Brocante Fair, Luxexpo The Box, April 13-14.

CITY: Luxembourg Art Fair, Luxexpo The Box, April 18-21.

CITY: DKV-Urban Trail, 13, 18, 27 and 34 km trail runs through city’s scenery, April 20.

CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 20.

CITY: Octave, pilgrimage honors country’s patron saint, Notre-Dame Cathedral, April 20-May 5.


MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 6-14.


COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, through April 5. LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 12.

COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 6-7.

AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, Occii and other venues, April 9-14.

ROTTERDAM: Marathon Rotterdam, April 13-14.

ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 18-20.

NOORDWIJK: Bollenstreek, flower parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 20; floats on display in Haarlem April 21.

UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 20-21.

THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26.

UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market, April 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.


BERGEN: City Marathon, April 27.


FUNCHAL: MIUT - Madeira Island Ultra Trail, April 27-28.

BARCELOS: Festa das Cruzes, April 28-May 5.


EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, through April 14.

EDINBURGH: International Harp Festival, April 5-9.

LOCH LOMOND: Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival, April 6-7.

EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.


BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 7.


PORTOROZ: Istria Marathon, April 13-14.

RADOVLJICA: Chocolate Festival, April 20-21.

LJUBLJANA: BMX Race, April 20-21.


MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, April 6.

ZARAGOZA: International Marathon, April 14.

SEVILLE: April Fair, April 14-20.

CORDOBA: Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles, tasting wines of the region, April 17-21.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 22-25.

CACERES: Festivities of San Jorge, April 22-23.

BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.

TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 25-28.

CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 26-May 1.

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, April 28.

MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 28.


STOCKHOLM: International Tap Dance Festival, through April 2.

GOTHENBURG: International Science Festival, April 16-21.

GOTHENBURG: Beer and Whiskey Show, Maessan, April 19-20.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 20.

COUNTRYWIDE: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations on eve of May Day, April 30.


MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 12.

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

CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, April 5-7.

CULLY: Cully Jazz festival, April 5-13.

ENGELBERG: Waterslide Contest, April 6.

ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include Birdy, James Arthur, Michael Patrick Kelly, Ben Howard, Kate Nash and others, April 9-13.

GENEVA: Archipel - festival of contemporary music, Alhambra, April 12-21.

ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 15.

GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, April 18-May 12.

ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 21.


SWANSEA: Street Food Festival, through April 1.

CHEPSTOW: Walking Festival, April 2-7.

ABERYSTWYTH: Gwyl Crime Cymru Festival, international crime literature festival, April 17-19 and April 22-24.

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