Festivals and events in Europe, Feb. 10 and beyond
Stars and Stripes February 8, 2011
Details are subject to change; it’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.
VIENNA: Vienna Ice Dream, through March 5. Outdoor ice skating around Town Hall.
VIENNA: Johann Strauss Ball, Feb. 12; Lawyers Ball, Feb. 13; Gala of the Viennese Industry, Feb. 19; Viennese Coffee House Owners’ ball, Feb. 25; Opera Ball, March 3; Bonbon Ball, March 4; Rudolfina Masked Ball, March 7; Elmayer School of Dancing Ball, March 8.
BRUSSELS: Book fair, Feb. 17-21. Tour & Taxis.
MONS: International love film festival, Feb. 18-25.
SOHIER: Special beer festival, Feb. 25-27.
BRUSSELS: Museum Night Fever, Feb. 26. Late-night openings of 20 museums.
MALMEDY: Carnival, March 5-8.
BINCHE: Carnival, March 6-8.
NAMUR: Great Bouge bonfire, March 13.
BRUSSELS: Brussels book fair, March 17-21. Tour & Taxis.
TOURNAI: Beer festival, March 19-20.
PRAGUE: Bohemian carnival, Feb. 26-March 8.
STRÁNÍ: Fašank Carnival, March 4-9.
YORK: Viking festival, Feb. 19-27.
LONDON: Maslenita, March 6. Russian spring festival on Trafalgar Square.
BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, March 10-13. Dog show in the NEC.
CAMBRIDGE: Science festival, March 14-27.
LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, March 17. Trafalgar Square.
PARIS: Chinese New Year celebration, through Feb. 13. Parade on Feb. 13
PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 15.
LIMOUX: Carnival, through April 10. Featuring weekend processions.
NICE: Carnival, Feb. 18-March 8.
MENTON: Lemon festival, Feb. 18-March 9.
PARIS: Carnival, March 6.
MULHOUSE: Carnival, March 11-13. One of largest in Eastern France.
BERLIN: International film festival, Feb. 10-20. Potsdamer Platz.
TODTMOOS: Annual sled dog races, Feb. 19-20.
MUNICH: International Motorcycle Exhibition, Feb. 18-20. Motorcycle show in MOC.
BERLIN: Carnival parade, Feb. 27.
FRANKFURT: Carnival parade, March 6.
MAINZ, COLOGNE, DÜSSELDORF: Carnival parades, March 7.
MUNICH: Strong beer season, March 9 to mid-April.
STUTTGART: Retro Classics, March 11-13. Classic auto show at fairgrounds.
WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World, March 12-14. Rhein-Main Hallen.
BAD MERGENTHEIM: Horse market, March 13. Market square.
MOHÁCS: Busójárás, March 3-8. Carnival celebrations.
DUBLIN: Chinese New Year festival, through Feb. 13.
DUBLIN: International film festival, Feb. 17-27.
DUBLIN: Dublin book festival, March 4-6.
DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day festival, March 17-20.
VIAREGGIO: Carnival, Feb. 20-March 13. Parades on Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 8, 13.
VENICE: Carnival, Feb. 26-March 8.
PARMA: Fair of St. Joseph, March 1-30.
SIENA: Grappa fair, March 6-7. Colle di Val d’Elsa.
ORISTANO (Sardinia): Sartiglia, March 6-8. Medieval procession and jousting.
SIENA: Race of the donkeys, March 12-20.
ROME: City marathon, March 20.
MIDDENMEER: Holland flowers festival, Feb. 23-27. Theme: “Viva Mexico.”
MAASTRICHT: Carnival, March 6-8.
MAASTRICT: European Fine Art Fair, March 18-27.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 24-May 20.
GLASGOW: International comedy festival, March 11-28.
EDINBURGH: Scottish motorcycle show, March 12-13.
SEVILLE: City marathon, Feb. 13.
TENERIFE: Carnival, Feb. 15-March 13.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Flamenco festival, Feb. 25-March 12.
CÁDIZ: Carnival, March 3-13.
MADRID: Carnival, March 4-9.
BARCELONA: City marathon, March 6.
VALENCIA: San José Fallas , March 14-19.
ZURICH: Swiss-Moto, Feb. 17-20. Motorcycles and scooters at fairgrounds.
LUCERNE: Carnival, March 3-8.
GENEVA: International car show, March 3-13. Fairgrounds.
BERN: Carnival, March 10-12.
ZURICH: Carnival, March 11-13.
BASEL: Carnival, March 14-16.
CARDIFF: St. David’s Day parade, March 1. Patron saint