Festivals and events, May 5
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.