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Prague’s Easter Market returns to the Old Town Square from April 2-24.

Prague’s Easter Market returns to the Old Town Square from April 2-24. (iStock)

Events in Europe have made a comeback, and so too have our calendars providing a look at some of the best events out there. Here are some of our top picks around Europe for April.


WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, through April 7.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, through May 21.

HALL IN TIROL: Easter Festival Tirol, festival of music, dance and drama, April 1-17.

VIENNA: Old Viennese Easter Market, Freyung, April 1-18.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, Simply Red performs, April 2.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, skiing, music and parties, April 4-9.

ST. ANTON IN ARLBERG: New Orleans Meets Snow, music fest, April 8-10.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 23.

POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 23-24.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 23-May 22.

PUCH: Apple Blossom Fest, April 24.

VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 24.

SOELDEN: The Nines, snowboarding competition, Tiefenbach Glacier, April 27.

ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, April 27-May 1.

LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 27-May 2.

ISCHGL: Spring Snow Party, Sarah Connor performs, April 28.

KREMS: Donaufestival, April 29-May 1 and May 6-8.

LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 30-May 8.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Closing Concert, Kings of Leon performs, April 30.

VIENNA: Art Austria, MuseumsQuartier, Liechtenstein, May 5-8.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Marathon, May 9-15.


GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 2-May 3.

MONS: Trolls and Legends Festival, Expo, April 15-17.

CINEY: Flea market and antiques fair, Expo, April 15-18.

HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, highlight is parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., April 15-18.

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 15-May 8.

NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 16.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, April 20-30.

GENT: Art 3F, contemporary art fair, Flanders Expo, April 21-24.

TOURNAI: Tournai Jazz Festival, Maison de la Culture, April 22-May 8.

LEUVEN: Zythos Beer Festival, Brabanthal, April 23-24.

CINEY: Militaria, Expo, April 24.

BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, April 27-May 16.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 28-May 1.

LESSINES: Roots and Roses Festival, music fest, April 30-May 1.


DUBROVNIK: Half marathon, May 1.

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PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 11.

PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 2.

VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting of the wines of south Moravia, April 2.

PRAGUE: Easter Market, Old Town Square, April 2-24.

PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 6-10.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, April 8-10.

OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 23-24.

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


AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, April 1-2.

COPENHAGEN: Bakken Amusement Park opens for summer season, April 8.

COPENHAGEN: Queen’s birthday celebrations, Royal family greets public from balcony of Amalienborg Palace, April 16.

COPENHAGEN: Sakura Festival, celebrates blossoming of cherry trees, Langelinie Park, April 23-24.

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe Viking Center, May 2-8.


LONDON: Creative Craft Show, ExCel, April 1-2.

LONDON: London Games Festival, celebrates video and interactive games, April 1-10.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge's annual boat race, April 3.

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 7-10.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 13-May 2.

LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, Trafalgar Square, April 16.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 20-24.

HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 21-24.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare's Celebrations, April 22-24.

BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, April 30-May 2.

BIRMINGHAM: Great Birmingham Run, May 1.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, May 3-8.

LONDON: The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, May 4-8.


TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 11-May 1.


TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 9-10.

ESPOO: April Jazz Espoo, Tapiola, April 14-30.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 22-24.

HELSINKI: Helsinki10, 10 km run, April 23.

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


PARIS: Mondial du Golf, through April 2.

PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 22.

METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, April 1-3.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, April 1-June 6.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 3.

PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, April 7-10.

STRASBOURG: Art 3F, contemporary art fair, Parc des Expositions, April 8-10.

ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, April 15-18.

L'ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE: International art fair and flea market, April 15-18.

CHATELAILLON-PLAGE: Kite and Wind Festival, April 16-18.

ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 16-May 2.

PARIS: Tour Auto Optic, classic car exhibit, Place Joffre, April 25-30.

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

METZ: Flea market, Metz Expo, April 30.

NIMES: Historical Spectacle, Hadrian features, May 6-8.


WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, through April 10.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 24.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, through April 24.

ERFURT: Thuringia Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, through May 1.

WIESBADEN: Easter Market, April 1-3.

BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 3.

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburg Marathon, April 3.

STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival, also in Freiburg, Rottenburg and Tuebingen, April 6-13.

WUERZBURG: wine press hall festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 8-9.

BREMEN: Osterwiese, fun fair, Burgerweide, April 8-24.

SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, April 8-24.

FRANKFURT: Spring Dippemess, fun fair, Ratsweg fairgrounds, April 8-May 1.

WIESBADEN: Kurze Nacht, late openings at city’s museums and galleries, April 9.

OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 10.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuth Easter Festival, April 15-May 1.

MAINZ-KASTEL: Mittelalterliches Osterspektakel, Middle Ages market, Reduit, April 16-18.

STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 16-24.

NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, April 16-May 1.

AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, April 16-May 2

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, April 16-May 8.

BAUTZEN: Easter Rides, Sorbian custom of horseback rides, April 17.

MUNICH: Markt der Sinne, market features art and home décor, Praterinsel, April 17-19.

AUGSBURG: Augsburger Plaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, April 17-May 1.

TRAUNSTEIN: Georgi-Ritt, traditional Easter Monday horseback pilgrimage, April 18.

WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 19-25.

HAMBURG: Documentary Film Week, April 20-24.

STUTTGART: Spring Fair, fair for gardens, hobbies and free time activities, Messe, April 21-24.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 21-May 1.

WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 22-25.

MUNICH: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, April 22-May 8.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

FLONHEIM: Trullos in Flames, wine tasting in the vineyards, April 23.

MUNICH: Night of the Jumps, motorcross show, Olympiahalle, April 23.

MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 23-May 1.

HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 24.

ZELL: Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival, wine fest on the steep banks of the Mosel, April 24.

ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, April 28-May 1.

BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 30-May 1.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 30-May 8.

MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 30-May 8.

WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, May 1.

BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, May 1-28.

STUTTGART: Fotomarathon, May 5.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, May 7.

GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, May 7-8.


BUDAPEST: Spring Fair, Városháza park, through April 9.


GALWAY: Galway Food Festival, April 15-18.


MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 1-3.

MANAROLA: Sciacche Trail, Cinque Terre Ultra Trail Run, April 2.

MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 3.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebrations in front of cathedral, April 17.

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

NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, April 21-May 8.

FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 23-May 1.

PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 24.

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


CITY: International Dog Show, The Box, April 16-17.

CITY: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, April 18.

NOSPELT: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, April 18.

CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 23.

CITY: DKV-Urban Trail, 13, 18, 27 and 34 km trail runs through city’s scenery, April 23-24.


MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, April 9.


MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, through April 3.

MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 9-17.


COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 2-3.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, April 4-10.

ROTTERDAM: Marathon Rotterdam, April 9-10.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, April 15-Aug. 14.

AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, Occii and other venues, April 20-24.

ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 22-23.

HAARLEM: Flower Parade, parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 23; floats on display in Haarlem April 24.

UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 23-24.

THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26-27.

UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market, April 26-April 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.


KARASJOK AND KAUTOKEINO: Easter Festival, Sami culture and reindeer race, April 9-18.

OSLO: Inferno Metal Festival, Rockefeller, April 14-17.

BERGEN: City Marathon, April 30.


OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, April 1-3.

BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, April 10-17.

LISBON: Indie Lisboa, film festival, April 28-May 8.


EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 9-24.

EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 29-May 9.

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


BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 3.


COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Holy Week festivities, April 10-17.

HELLIN: Tamborada-Drum Festival, April 14-71.

CORDOBA: Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles, tasting wines of the region, April 20-24.

MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, April 22-24.

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

MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 24.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 22-24.

CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 28-May 2.

SEVILLE: April Fair, May 1-7.

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, May 2.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Horse Fair, equestrian shows, bullfights and fiestas, May 7-14.


GOTHENBURG: Beer and Whiskey Show, Maessan, April 8-9.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 23.

STOCKHOLM: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations, Skansen open air museum, April 30.


ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, through April 7.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 8.

SAAS-FEE: Allalin Races, downhill ski race takes place on glacier, April 1-2.

LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 2-10.

ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include James Bay, Ellie Goulding and others, April 5-9.

CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, April 8-10 and April 15-17.

ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 22-25.


LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, April 30-May 2.

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