Festivals and events in Europe, Feb. 3 and beyond
Stars and Stripes February 2, 2011
This listing based on the latest information available at press time, however, 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.
LONDON: Chinese New Year celebrations, Feb. 6. Chinatown.
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.
LEIPZIG: Motorcycle show, Feb. 4-6. Exhibition grounds.
BERLIN: International film festival, Feb. 10-20. Potsdamer Platz.
MUNICH: International Motorcycle Exhibition, Feb. 18-20. Motorcycle show in MOC.
BERLIN: Carnival parade, Feb. 27.
FRANKFURT: Carnival parade, March 6.
MAINZ, COLOGNE, DUSSELDORF: 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.
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.
ROTTERDAM: International film festival, through Feb. 6.
MIDDENMEER: Dutch 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.
BARCELONA: City marathon, March 6.
VALENCIA: San José Fallas, March 14-19.
JOKKMOKK: Winter market, Feb. 3-5. Traditional Lapp market.
ZURICH: Swiss-Moto, Feb. 17-20. Motorcycles and scooters at fairgrounds.
LUCERNE: Carnival, March 3-8.
GENEVA: International car show, March 3-13. Fairgrounds.
BERNE: Carnival, March 10-12.
ZURICH: Carnival, March 11-13.
BASEL: Carnival, March 14-16.
CARDIFF: St. David’s Day parade, March 1. Events honoring patron saint.