April events calendar for Europe
Stars and Stripes March 31, 2023
ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: New Orleans meets Snow, slopeside jazz concerts, through April 2.
VIENNA: Styrian Spring Festival, Town Hall Square, through April 2.
WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, through April 6.
HALL IN TIROL: Easter Festival Tirol, festival of music, dance and drama, through April 9.
SALZBURG: Osterfestspiele, classical music concerts, through April 10.
VIENNA: Easter markets, Freyung, Schloss Schoenbrunn and other locations, through April 11.
VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, blues concerts throughout city, through May 31.
SEE: Watersurf Contest, Medrigalm Ski Resort, April 8.
ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert, Sido performs, April 9.
GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 10-14.
MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, music fest on the slopes, April 10-15.
VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 13-May 11.
VIENNA: Craft Beer Festival, Marx Hall, April 14-15.
POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 15-16.
VIENNA: Bike Festival, Town Hall Square, April 15-16.
ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 22.
VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 23.
LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 26-May 1.
KREMS: Donaufestival, April 28-30 and May 5-7.
LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 29-May 7.
ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Closing Concert, Eros Ramazzotti performs, April 30.
PUCH: Apple Blossom Fest, April 30.
BRUSSELS: Foire de Livre, book fair, Tour & Taxis, through April 2.
BRUSSELS: Millenium, international documentary film festival, through April 6.
GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 1-May 4.
ANTWERP: Tour of Flanders, cycle race between Bruges and the Flemish Ardennes, April 2.
TOURNAI: Flower Market, April 7.
CINEY: Flea market and antiques fair, Expo, April 7-10.
HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., April 10.
BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Palais 10, April 11-23.
LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 14-May 7.
NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 15.
TOURNAI: Tournai Jazz Festival, Maison de la Culture, April 20-22.
BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 20-23.
ITTERBEEK: Night of the Great Thirst, festival for geuze and kriek beers, April 21.
KORTRIJK: Zythos Beer Festival, LandMarck Hal K, Weggevoerdenlaan, April 22-23.
BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, April 23-May 12.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, April 26-May 6.
ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Expo, April 29-30.
CINEY: Militaria, Expo, April 30.
ZAGREB: ZagrebDox, documentary film festival, through April 2.
BASKA: 4 Islands MTB Race, mountain bike race, April 18-22.
ZAGREB: WRC Croatia Rally, auto race, April 20-23.
DUBROVNIK: Half marathon and 2K Run the Wall, April 29-30.
PRAGUE: Prague Beer Fest, Holešovice Market Hall 13, through April 1.
PRAGUE: One World International Documentary Human Rights Festival, through April 2.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, fun fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 10.
PRAGUE: Easter markets, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and other locations, through April 16.
PRAGUE: Prague Music Festival, through April 25.
PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 1.
VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting of the wines of South Moravia, April 1.
PRAGUE: Mladi Ladi Jazz, international contemporary jazz festival, April 14-30.
OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 15-16.
LITOMĚŘICE: Gold Brewer’s Seal- International Beer Festival Budweis, Exhibition Grounds, April 18-22.
OLOMOUC: Flora Olomouc, garden show, April 20-23.
PRAGUE: Rallye Praha Revival, classic autos on Wenceslas Square, April 21-23.
PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 22-30.
PRAGUE: Paleni Carodejnic (Witches Night) Parade, Lesser Town Square, April 30.
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 22-23.
CHRIST CHURCH: Oxford Literary Festival, through April 2.
BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE: Bowness Bay Blues, blues festival, through April 2.
LONDON: The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square, April 7.
LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 14-May 1.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 19-23.
HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 20-23.
LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 22.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare's Celebrations, April 22.
LONDON: TCS London Marathon, April 23.
LONDON: St. Georges Day, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 23.
LONDON: Eid, festival marks end of Ramadan, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 29.
BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, April 29-May 1.
TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 23-30.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Cable Factory, April 14-15.
TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 15-16.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 21-23.
ESPOO: April Jazz Espoo, Tapiola, April 21-29.
HELSINKI: Helsinki10, 10 km run, April 22.
HELSINKI: Vappu-May Day celebrations, April 30-May 1.
PARIS: Mondial du Golf, expo for golfers, Porte de Versailles, through April 1.
METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, through April 2.
PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais Ephemere, through April 2.
PARIS: PAD Paris, Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Jardin des Tuileries, through April 2.
PARIS: Sonic Protest, festival of concerts, sound installations, projections and more, through April 2.
PARIS: Cinema du Reel, international festival of documentary films, through April 2.
PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 21.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 29.
PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Paris Nord Villepinte, April 1-2.
PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 2.
ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, April 7-10.
L'ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE: International art fair and flea market, April 7-10.
METZ: Flea market, Metz Expo, April 8 and April 22.
CHATELAILLON-PLAGE: Kite and Wind Festival, April 8-10.
ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 8-24.
PARIS: Festival du Livre, book festival, April 21-23.
PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, April 27-May 8.
MAGNY-COURS: Classic Days, April 29-30.
ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 8.
WUERZBURG: Wine Press Hall Festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, through April 1.
MUNICH: Strong Beer Festival, Nockherberg and other breweries, through April 2.
STUTTGART: Tattooshow Stuttgart, Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, through April 2.
WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, through April 2.
NUREMBERG: Easter Market, through April 10.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, through April 15.
HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 23.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, volksfest, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 23.
ERFURT: Thuringian Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, through April 23.
MANNHEIM: Time Warp, techno event, Maimarktgelaende, April 1.
WIESBADEN: Kurze Nacht, late openings at city’s museums and galleries, April 1.
NEU-ANSPACH: Easter market, Hessenpark, April 1-2.
HOMBURG: Ceramics Market, April 1-2.
RONNEBURG: Historical Easter Market, medieval themed celebrations at Ronneburg Castle, April 1-2.
BERLIN: Berlin Half Marathon, April 2.
BISCHOFFINGEN: Open wine cellars, “spring magic on the Kaiserstuhl,” April 2.
TUEBINGEN: CineLatino, Latin American film festival, also in Freiburg, Rottenburg and Stuttgart, April 6-13.
SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, April 6-23.
BENSHEIM: Passion Play, April 7.
GROSS-GERAU: Mittelalterliches Osterspektakel, Middle Ages market, Schloss Dornberg, April 8-10.
BAYREUTH: Fruehlingfest, traditional spring fun fair, April 8-16.
NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, April 8-23.
AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, April 8-24.
TRAUNSTEIN: Georgi-Ritt, traditional Easter Monday horseback pilgrimage, April 10.
FRANKFURT: Gods of Ink, tattoo convention, Messe Forum, April 14-16.
WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 14-17.
SPEYER: Wein am Dom, presentation of wines of the Pfalz, April 15-16.
MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 15-23.
STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 15-23.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 15; also June 17; July 15; Aug. 19; Sept. 16 and Oct. 21.
OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 16.
ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 20-May 1.
FLONHEIM: Trullos in Flames, wine tasting in the vineyards, April 21-22.
MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fair, Theresienwiese, April 21-May 7.
BREMEN: Carnival, Germany’s biggest samba carnival, April 22.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fair, Cannstatter Wasen, April 22-May 14.
MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 22.
BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.
BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 23.
HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 23.
LAHR: Tulip festival, Stadtpark, April 23.
WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 26-May 2.
ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, April 28-May 1.
GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 28-May 7.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, April 28-May 7.
TORGAU: Elbetag, April 29-30.
BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 29-May 1.
MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 29-May 7.
LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, culinary asparagus hike, April 30.
WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 30.
ZELL: Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival, wine fest on the steep banks of the Mosel, April 30.
BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 22-23.
BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, April 29-May 15.
CARLOW TOWN: International Pan Celtic Festival, music and street entertainment, April 11-16.
DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 14-16.
DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 16.
CORK: International Choral Festival, April 26-30.
MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 2.
ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Auditorium del Massimo, April 2.
FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebrations in front of cathedral, April 9.
FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of teams pushing frogs in wheelbarrows, April 14-16.
MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 14-16.
TURIN: Torino Comics, cosplay games fair, Lingotto Fiere, April 14-16.
MILAN: Fiori e Sapori,, floral arrangements on the Naviglio Grande, April 16.
VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, run over the canals of Venice to benefit charity, April 16.
ROME: Natali di Roma, city celebrates its birthday with a historical parade departing from Circo Massimo, April 22-23.
PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 23.
NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, April 24-May 14.
FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 25-May 1.
VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.
TRENTO: Trento Film Festival, April 28-May 2.
CITY: International Dog Expo, Luxexpo The Box, April 1-2.
CITY: Emaischen, handicrafts fair includes sale of small ceramic bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, April 10.
GREVENMACHER: Wine Market, presentation of the new wines, April 14.
NOSPELT: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, April 22.
CITY: DKV-Urban Trail, 13, 18, 27 and 34 km trail runs through city’s scenery, April 22-23.
CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 29.
CITY: Octave, pilgrimage honors country’s patron saint, Notre-Dame Cathedral, April 29-May 1.
MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, through April 2.
MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 9-16.
MONTE-CARLO: Salon International du Livre, book fair, April 15-16.
THE HAGUE: Movies That Matter, documentary film festival, through April 1.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Westergasfabriek, through April 1.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, through April 7.
LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens, through May 14.
COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 1-2.
AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, Occii and other venues, April 11-16.
ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 13-15.
ROTTERDAM: Marathon Rotterdam, April 15-16.
HAARLEM: Bollenstreek, flower parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 22; floats on display in Haarlem April 23.
UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 22-23.
THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26.
UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market, April 26-27.
COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.
VOSS: Vossa Jazz, jazz festival, through April 2.
KARASJOK AND KAUTOKEINO: Easter Festival, Sami culture and reindeer race, April 1-10.
OSLO: Inferno Metal Festival, Rockefeller, April 6-9.
OSLO: Monument City Festival, electronic dance and lifestyle festival, April 20-23.
BERGEN: City Marathon, April 29.
LISBON: Sonar, festival for music, art and technology, through April 2.
BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, April 2-9.
FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, springtime flower festival, April 27-May 21.
GLASGOW: International Comedy Festival, through April 2.
LOCH LOMOND: Springfest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival, April 1-2.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 1-16.
EDINBURGH: International Harp Festival, April 7-11.
EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 28-May 8.
EDINBURGH: Stag & Dagger, indoor music festival, April 29; also in Glasgow April 30.
EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.
BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 2.
BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 20-23.
BARCELONA: Comic Barcelona, through April 2.
PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, through April 3.
COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Holy Week festivities, April 1-8.
ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 2.
MULA: Night of the Drums, April 4-9.
HELLIN: Tamborada- Drum Festival, April 6-9.
MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, April 12-15.
ZARAGOZA: International Marathon, April 16.
ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 22-24.
CORDOBA: Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles, tasting wines of the region, April 19-23.
BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.
MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 23.
SEVILLE: April Fair, April 23-29.
CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 27-May 1.
TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 30-May 15.
CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, April 30.
STOCKHOLM: International Tap Dance Festival, April 5-11.
GOTHENBURG: Beer and Whiskey Show, Maessan, April 14-15.
Gothenburg: International Science Festival, April 17-23.
STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 22.
COUNTRYWIDE: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations on eve of May Day, April 30.
LEYSIN: Shapes, slopeside music festival, through April 2.
LUCERNE: Spring Festival, sacred and concert music, through April 2.
ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, through April 6.
GENEVA: Archipel - festival of contemporary music, Alhambra, through April 9.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 14.
CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, April 7-9 and 14-16.
ENGELBERG: Waterslide Contest, April 8.
ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include Passenger, Alice Merton, Peter Maffay, Of Monsters and Men and others, April 11-15.
CULLY: Cully Jazz festival, April 14-22.
ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 17.
ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 23.
GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, April 27-May 18.
SWANSEA: Street Food Festival, April 7-10.
CHEPSTOW: Walking Festival, April 11-16.
ABERYSTWYTH: Gwyl Crime Cymru Festival, international crime literature festival, April 21-23.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, April 22-23.
LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, April 29-May 1.