The floral exhibition known as Floralia Brussels takes place in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium, through May 4.

The floral exhibition known as Floralia Brussels takes place in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium, through May 4. (


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.

Czech Republic

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.

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