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This listing is based on information available at press time. In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.

VIENNA: Vienna festival, March 26-May 17. Cultural festival.

VIENNA: Easter market, April 9-25. Schönbrunn Palace.

STEYR: Schubert festival, April 14-May 8.

VIENNA: OsterKlang, April 15-25. Opera and concert festival.

SALZBURG: Easter festival, April 16-25. Classical music festival.

VIENNA: City marathon, April 17.

BRUSSELS: Brussels book fair, through March 21. Tour & Taxis.

TOURNAI: Beer festival, March 19-20.

BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, March 20-31. Contemporary music festival.

MONS: Chocolate festival, March 26-27.

MONS: Ducasse of Messines, March 25-27. Market.

BRUSSELS: Eurantica fine art and antiques fair, March 25-31. Expo.

TOURNAI: Carnival, April 1-2.

STAVELOT : Carnival du Laetare, April 2-4. With the Blancs Moussis figures.

ANDENNE: Carnival of the bears, April 3. With parade.

BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Film, April 7-19.

BRUSSELS: Royal greenhouses open to public, April 15-May 8.


PRAGUE: St. Mathew’s fair, through April 25. Fun fair at fairgrounds.

PRAGUE: International film festival, March 25-April 1.

PRAGUE: Easter markets, April 9 through May 1. Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square.

CAMBRIDGE: Science festival, through March 27.

LONDON: Country Living fair, March 23-27. Crafts fair at Business Design Centre.

LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race, March 26. River Thames.

LONDON: Head of the River race, April 2. River Thames.

BUNGAY: City marathon, April 10.

OXFORD: Oxford folk festival, April 15-16.

LONDON: Celebration of Dutch queen’s birthday, April 16. Trafalgar Square.

LONDON: City marathon, April 17

ILLE-DE-FRANCE: Jazz festival, through April 8.

LIMOUX: Carnival, through April 10. Featuring weekend processions.

ILLE-DE-FRANCE: Jazz festival, through April 8.

STRASBOURG: Puppetry festival, March 18-April 3.

LYON: Lyon fair, March 18-28.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES: Charity wine sale, March 20.

STRASBOURG: Carnival, March 20.

LE MANS: Europa jazz festival, March 22-May 15.

CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES: Les Journées des Métiers d’Art, April 1-3. Art studios throughout region open to public.

PARIS: City marathon, April 10.

MUNICH: Strong beer season, through-April 16.

ELTVILLE: Easter egg market at Kloster Eberbach, March 19-20.

HAMBURG: DOM spring fair, March 25-April 25. Northern Germany’s biggest fun fair.

TRIER: Medieval market, March 26-27. Fairgrounds.

RONNEBURG: Historical Easter egg market, April 9-10, 16-17. Castle.

MUNICH: Spring festival, April 9-May 15. Fun fair at the Theresienwiese.

BERLIN: Night of Theaters and Operas, April 10. Performances in various venues.

TRIER: Easter market, April 10.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, April 15-May 8. Fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds.

BUDAPEST: Spring festival, March 18-April 3. Cultural festival.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day festival, March 17-20.

GALWAY: International festival of literature, April 12-17.

PARMA: Fair of St. Joseph, through March 30. Honors saint who saved Sicily from famine.

SIENA: Race of the donkeys, through March 20.

ROME: City marathon, March 20.

LONIGO: Fair, March 25.

ROME: Photoshow, March 25-28. Photography fair in Fiera di Roma.

VERONA: Vinitaly, April 7-11. Wine fair.

MILAN: City marathon, April 10.

ROME: Birth of Rome celebrations, April 17.

NOSPELT: Eimaischen, April 25. Traditional fair and flea market.


MAASTRICHT: European Fine Art Fair, March 18-27.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 24-May 20.

COUNTRYWIDE: National museum week, April 2-3. 500 museums open free.

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, April 2-Sept. 3. Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

GLASGOW: International comedy festival, through March 28.

EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, March 25-April 16. Traditional arts festival.

EDINBURGH: Harp festival, April 8-13.

EDINBURGH: International science festival, April 9-22.

ST. ANDREWS: Golf week, April 10-16.

VALENCIA: San José Fallas, through March 19. Festival featuring large cardboard monuments and fireworks.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 17.

MADRID: City marathon, April 17.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 9.

STOCKHOLM: Easter celebrations, April 23-30. Skansen.

BASEL: Baselworld, March 24-31. Watch and jewelry show.

RARON: Cattle wrestling, April 3.

LUCERNE: Traditional herdsmen festival, April 11-17.

ZURICH: Sechseläuten, April 10-11. Spring festival with burning of Böögg.

MORGES: Tulip festival, April 15-May 15.


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