In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.

KREMS: donaufestival, through May 7. Avant-garde pop festival.

VIENNA: Festival Weeks, May 13-June 19. Music and theater festival.

SALZBURG: City marathon, May 15.

EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, May 21-Oct. 8.

VIENNA: City festival, May 27-29.

BRUSSELS: Kundenfestivaldesarts, May 6-18. Performing and visual arts festival.

BRUSSELS: Iris day, May 7-8. Celebration of the city’s symbol at Belgian Parliament.

LIÈGE: Jazz festival, May 13-14.

MONS: Beer festival, May 13-15.

BRUSSELS: Jazz marathon, May 27-29.


PLZEN: Freedom Festival, May 6-9. Celebrates town’s liberation in WWII by U.S. forces.

COUNTRYWIDE: Liberation Day, May 8.

PRAGUE: City marathon, May 8.

PRAGUE: Czech beer festival, May 12-28.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring, May 12-June 4. Festival featuring classical music.

PRAGUE: Khamora, May 23-28. Gypsy festival.

PRAGUE: Dance Prague, May 23-June 29.

ODENSE: Folk festival, May 19-21.

COPENHAGEN: City marathon, May 22.

COPENHAGEN: Children’s carnival, May 22.

COPENHAGEN: Beer festival, May 26-28. Old Carlsberg grounds.

AALBORG: Carnival, May 28.

LONDON: London Pet Show, May 7-8.

DUXFORD: Spring air show, May 22.

LONDON: Chelsea flower show, May 24-28. Royal Hospital Chelsea.

CAMBRIDGE: Beer festival, May 24-29.

BELSAY: Knights tournament, May 28-30.

BOLSOVER: Grand medieval joust, May 28-30. Castle.

PARIS: Paris fair, through May 8. Porte de Versailles.

ORLÉANS: Joan of Arc festival, through May 8.

LILLE: Hot-air balloon festival, May 6-9.

CANNES: International film festival, May 11-22.

SEDAN: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle.

BORDEAUX: International fair, May 28-June 5. Parc de Exposition.

ROUEN: Joan of Arc festival, May 28-29.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, through May 8. Fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds.

STUTTGART: Spring festival, through May 15. Fun fair on the Cannstatter Wasen.

MUNICH: Maidult, through May 8. Fun fair and market on Mariahilfplatz.

HAMBURG: Harbor festival, May 6-8.

BONN-LINZ: Rhine 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.

BAYREUTH: Wheat beer festival, May 26-29.

WÜRZBURG: Wine village, May 27-June 5. Marketplace.

WÜRZBURG: Mozart festival, May 27-July 3.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, May 28. City center.

BUDAPEST: Pálinka festival, through May 8. Celebrating Hungarian fruit brandies.

KISKOROS: Kiskoros Days and strudel festival, May 20-22.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, May 21-22. Roman market in Aquincum.

DUBLIN: Dance festival, May 7-22.

DUBLIN: Writers festival, May 31-June 5.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, through May 7. Medieval festival and contest.

FLORENCE: International arts and crafts show, through May 8. Fortezza da Basso.

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.


AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, through June 9. World’s biggest photo exhibition in Oude Kerk.

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, through June 27.

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.

FUNCHAL (Madeira): Flower festival, May 7-8.

FÁTIMA: Pilgrimages, May 12-13.

MÉRTOLA: Islamic festival, May 19-22.

SÃO MIGUEL (Azores): Festivals of the Lord Jesus Christ, May 21-29.

ÉVORA: Puppet biennial, May 31-June 5.

EDINBURGH: International children’s theater festival, May 9-15.

DUNFERMLINE: Scottish Motor Show, May 21-22. Knockhill Racing Circuit.

STRANRAER: Scottish model air show, May 21-22. Castle Kennedy Airfield.

ISLAY: Festival of music and malt, May 21-28.

EDINBURGH: City marathon, May 22.

BLAIR ATHOLL: Atholl Highlanders parade, May 28. Blair Castle.

INNERLEITHEN: Medieval Fayre, May 28-29. Traquair House.

SEVILLE: La Feria de Abril, through May 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.

LAUSANNE: Carnival, through May 8.

MORGES: Tulip festival, through May 15.

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.

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