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.

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.

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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.

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