Europe festivals and events for April
Stars and Stripes March 31, 2022
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.
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.