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

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