Festivals and events, April 28 and beyond
Event details are subject to change so please check with the tourist board before traveling.
KREMS: donaufestival, through May 7. Avant-garde pop festival with theme: Failed Revolutions.
STEYR: Schubert festival, through May 8.
VIENNA: Festival Weeks, May 13-June 19. Music and theater festival.
SALZBURG: City marathon, May 15.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, May 21-Oct. 8.
BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, through May 1. Contemporary art show at Brussels Expo.
BRUSSELS: Kundenfestivaldesarts, May 6-18. Performing and visual arts festival.
BRUSSELS: Iris day, May 7-8. Celebration of the city’s symbol at the Belgian Parliament.
BRUSSELS: Open house at European institutions, May 8.
LIEGE: Jazz festival, May 13-14.
MONS: Beer festival, May 13-15.
PILSEN: Freedom Festival, May 6-9. Celebrating liberation of town in WWII by American troops.
COUNTRYWIDE: Liberation Day, May 8. National holiday.
PRAGUE: City marathon, May 8.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring, May 12-June 5. Symphony orchestra festival.
PRAGUE: Czech beer festival, May 12-28. Ceskypivnifestival.cz.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring, May 12-June 6. Music festival.
PRAGUE: Khamora, May 23-28. Gypsy festival.
COPENHAGEN: Film festival, through May 1.
RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.
ODENSE: Folk festival, May 19-21.
COPENHAGEN: City marathon, May 22.
COPENHAGEN: Children’s carnival, May 22.
LONDON: Royal wedding, April 29. Prince William weds Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
ELY: Eel festival, April 30-May 2.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations, through May 8. Parade on April 30.
ROUGHAM AIRFIELD (Bury St. Edmunds): Large-model air show, April 30-May 1.
FRAMLINGHAM: Knights tournament, May 1-2. Castle.
LONDON: London Pet Show, May 7-8. Olympia.
DUXFORD: Spring air show, May 22. Focus on women in aviation.
LONDON: Chelsea flower show, May 24-28. Royal Hospital Chelsea.
CAMBRIDGE: Beer festival, May 24-29. Jesus Green.
HELSINKI: Circus festival, May 4-8.
PARIS: Paris fair, through May 8. Home furnishings, leisure, health, world cultures at the Porte de Versailles.
ORLÉANS: Joan of Arc festival, through May 8.
SAINT-EMILION: Open House at Saint-Emilion Wine Chateaux, April 30-May 1.
LILLE: Hot-air balloon festival, May 6-9.
CANNES: International film festival, May 11-22.
SEDAN: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, through May 8. Fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds.
STUTTGART: Spring festival, through May 15. Fun fair on the Cannstatter Wasen.
HARZ MOUNTAINS: Walpurgis, April 30-May 1.
RONNEBURG: Walpurgis Night and May market, April 30-May 1. Medieval.
MUNICH: Maidult, April 30-May 8. Fun fair and market on Mariahilfplatz.
FÜRSTENBERG: Fürstenberg porcelain sale, April 30-May 9.
HAMBURG: Harbor festival, May 6-8.
BONN-LINZ: Rhein in Flames, May 7.
MAINZ: City marathon, May 9.
WÜRZBURG: City marathon, May 14-15.
HAMELIN: Pied Piper outdoor play, May 15-Sept. 11. Sundays at noon in city center.
HAMBURG: Cherry blossom festival, May 20.
HAMBURG: City marathon, May 20.
BUDAPEST: Pálinka festival, May 5-8. Celebrating Hungarian fruit brandies.
KISKÖRÖS: Kiskörös Days and strudel festival, May 20-22.
BUDAPEST: Floralia, May 21-22. Roman market in Aquincum.
REYKJAVIK: Arts Festival, May 20-June 5.
DUBLIN: Dance festival, May 7-22.
DUBLIN: Writers festival, May 31-June 5.
FLORENCE: International arts and crafts show, through May 8. Fortezza da Basso.
SAN MINIATO: Kite Festival, May 1.
MONTECCHIO: Medieval festival, May 1-2. Commemorates the duel between Montagues and Capulets.
CAGLIARI: The festival of St. Elisio, May 1-4. With procession to celebrate patron saint.
Cocullo: Procession of the snake catchers, May 5. Honors San Domenico Abate, protector against snake bites and toothaches.
ASSISI: Calendimaggio, May 5-7. Medieval festival and contest.
BARI: Festival of St. Nicholas, May 7-8. Procession of saint’s relics.
GUBBIO: Festival of the candles, May 15.
SOAVE: Medieval festival and wine tasting, May 20-22.
VERONA: Mineral show, May 20-22. Exhibition Centre.
SANGUINETTO: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle Scala.
MASSA MARITTIMA: Balestro del Girifalco, May 22. Medieval crossbow competition.
GREVENMACHER: Wine market, April 29. Centre Sportif et Culturel.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, through May 20. Theme: Germany: Poets and Philosophers.
ALKM AAR: Cheese market, through Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, through June 9. World’s biggest photo exhibition, Oude Kerk.
SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, through June 27.
COUNTRYWIDE: Queens Day, April 30. Celebration of queen’s birthday.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Mills Day and National Cycling Day, May 14-15.
UTRECHT: Festival a/d Werf, May 19-28.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, May 17.
BERGEN: International festival, May 23-June 8. Cultural and arts festival.
COIMBRA: Burning of the ribbons, May 6-13. Parades, dancing and serenades in the academic town.
FUNCHaL (MadEIra): Flower festival, May 7-8.
FÁTIMA: Pilgrimages, May 12-13, Oct. 12-13.
MÉRTOLA: Islamic festival, May 19-22. Historical festival of town between 8th and 13th century.
SÃO MIGUEL (Azores): Festivals of the Lord Jesus Christ, May 21-29.
SPEYSIDE: Whisky festival, through May 2.
EDINBURGH: Beltane fire festival, April 30. Ancient spring welcoming rite, Carlton Hill.
EDINBURGH: International children’s theater festival, May 9-15.
DUNFERMLINE: Scottish Motor Show, May 21-22. Knockhill Racing Circuit.
STRANRAER: Scottish model airshow, May 21-22. Castle Kennedy Airfield.
ISLAY: Festival of music and malt, May 21-28.
EDINBURGH: City marathon, May 22.
MURCIA: Burial of the sardine, April 30. Carnival parade.
ZÚJAR: Moors and Christians festival, April 30-May 3.
MADRID: Madrid Day, May 2.
SEVILLE: La Feria de Abril, May 3-8. Colorful spring fair.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Feria del Caballo, May 8-15. Horse and sherry festival in Gonzalez Hontoria Park.
MADRID: Festival of autumn in spring, May 11-June 5. Cultural arts festival.
GOTHENBERG: International science festival, May 10-15.
STOCKHOLM: City marathon, May 28.
MORGES: Tulip festival, through May 15.
GRUYÈRES: Cheese festival, May 1.
NENDAZ: National cow-fighting championships, May 7-8.
MONTREUX: Narcissus festival, May 7-June 5.
GENEVA: Dance festival, May 14-15.
LAUSANNE: Beer festival, May 14-15.
GENEVA: City marathon, May 15.
ZURICH: Medieval spectacle, May 20-22. Münsterhof.
ISTANBUL: Puppet festival, through May 15.
ISTANBUL: Hıdrellez, May 5. Traditional spring festival. Ahırkapı Park.
ISTANBUL: Open door architecture festival, May 22-23. Visits to architectural sites.
LLANDUDNO: Victorian festival, through May 2.