Event details may change. It’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.

VIENNA: Easter market, seasonal décor and culinary treats at Schönbrunn Palace, through April 9.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, electronic slope-side music festival, April 9-14.

VIENNA: City marathon, April 15.

ST. ANTON: The White Thrill, 9-kilometer skiing event, part of triathlon series, April 21.

KREMS: Donaufestival, avant-garde festival of performance, art and music, April 28-May 5.

BRUSSELS: Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, thriller and science fiction film screenings, through April 17.

TOURNAI: Annual Flower Market, April 6.

NAMUR: Folknam, day of traditions and folklore, April 6-7.

CINEY: Flea market and antiques show, Ciney Expo, April 6-9.

REDU: Book Fair, April 7-9.

FLEURUS: Cavalcade, folkloric Easter parade, April 8-9.

JEMAPPES: Cavalcade, parade of the Gilles, costumed carnival groups, 2 p.m. April 8; large carnival parade 3 p.m. April 9.

LAEKEN: Royal Greenhouses open to the public, April 13-May 6.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, April 19-22.

EINDHOVEN: RoboCup Dutch Open, robots play soccer at Indoor-Sportcentrum, free entry, April 25-29.

BRUSSELS: Short-film festival, April 27-May 6.

CINEY: Militaria, military market, Ciney Expo, April 29.


PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair at fairgrounds, through April 25.

BRNO: Jazz Fest, April 11-26.

PRAGUE: Writers’ Festival, New Stage National Theater, April 14-18.

PILSEN: Liberation Festival, May 4-6.

PRAGUE: Volkswagen Prague Marathon, May 13.

PRAGUE: St. John’s Navalis, festivities near the Charles Bridge, May 15.

COPENHAGEN: CPH PIZ film festival, competition of feature film-directing debuts, April 12-29.

RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.

COPENHAGEN: Beer Festival, TAP1, May 10-12.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Nykredit Marathon, May 20.

COPENHAGEN: Whitsun carnival, Faelledparken, May 25-27.

COPENHAGEN: Medieval Market, May 25-28.

AALBORG: Carnival, May 27-28.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 30-June 3.

GRANTCHESTER: Green Man Easter Beer Festival, April 6-9.

LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge Xchanging Boat Race, Thames, April 7.

BIRMINGHAM: The Gadget Show, showcase of consumer technology, The NEC, April 11-15.

LONDON: Virgin London Marathon, April 22.

LONDON: St. George’s Day celebrations on Trafalgar Square, April 23.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations, April 21-23.

LONDON: World Shakespeare Festival, various venues, April 23-June 9.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer Festival, April 25-28.

LONDON: Cake International, cake baking and decorating show at the ExCel Centre, April 27-29.

LONDON: London Coffee Festival, artisanal coffee and barista demos, Old Truman Brewery, April 27-29.

PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, April 6-June 3.

METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, April 14, 28; May 12.

PARIS: City marathon, April 15.

STRASBOURG: Bric-a-brac and antiques fair, Parc des Expositions, April 21-22.

PARIS: Contemporary art market, Place de la Bastille, April 26-May 1.

PARIS: Foire de Paris, art of living expo focusing on home and lifestyle, Paris Expo/Port de Versailles, April 27-May 8.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 22.

AACHEN: Öcher Bend, spring fair at the Bendplatz, through April 23.

BAMBERG: Frühjahrsplärrer, spring fest on the Plärrerplatz in Breitenau, April 7-22.

BAYREUTH: Spring Fun Fair, April 7-15.

NUREMBERG: Spring Festival, April 7-22.

TRIER: Holy robe on display, Dom, April 13-May 13.

FRANKFURT: Luminale, illuminated city landmarks, April 15-20.

COLOGNE: Art Cologne, about 200 international galleries showcase Classic Modern, Post-War and contemporary art, Cologne Exhibition Centre, April 18-22.

WIESBADEN: Go East, Festival of Middle and East European films, April 18-24.


NUREMBERG: Special play days for children, April 21-22.

STUTTGART: Spring Festival, Cannstatter Wasen, April 21-May 13.

SPALT: Brewery Fest, April 21-22.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, Maxplatz, April 23.

KULMBACH: Volksfest, April 27-May 6.

COBURG: Spring Festival, April 27-May 6.

BONN: Crafts and Trades Market, Münsterplatz, April 28-May 1.

BUDAPEST: Titanic International Film Festival, April 13-21.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, historical Easter pageant, April 8.

PRIZZI: Dance of the Devils, Easter rite performed in remote Sicilian village, April 8.

ROME: Independent Film Festival, April 12-20.

VENICE: International Boat Show and Nautic Show, Parco San Giuliano, April 13-15 and 20-22.

COUNTRYWIDE: XIV Week of Culture, selected museums, villas and monuments offer free admission, April 14-22.

VENICE: Su e Zo per i Ponti (“Up and Down the Bridges”) charity walk/run ocvering more than 8 miles and 56 bridges, April 15.

ROME: City celebrates its founding in 753 B.C., April 21.

FLORENCE: International handicrafts trade fair, April 21-29.

FLORENCE: White Night, culture night,

April 30.

NOSPELT AND LUXEMBOURG CITY: Emaischen, traditional pottery and folk festival, April 9.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, theme: Poland — Heart of Europe, through May 20.

VENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.

COUNTRYWIDE: National museum week, free entry to 500 museums, April 14-15.

AMSTERDAM: Fantastic Film Festival, April 17-28.

THE HAGUE: Queen’s Night, with concerts, street parties and fair, April 29.


MELROSE: Melrose Sevens, international rugby tournament, April 13-14.

EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, traditional arts festival, through April 15.

EDINBURGH: International Science Festival, through April 15.

ST. ANDREWS: Golf week, event open to amateur golfers, April 7-13.

GLASGOW: International Festival of Visual Art, April 20-May 7.

SHETLAND ISLANDS: Shetland Folk Festival, May 3-6.

MADRID: Almoneda, Antiques, Art Galleries and Collectors Fair, Feria de Madrid, April 14-22.

MADRID: City marathon, April 22.

BARCELONA: Sant Jordi Day, books and roses for sale on the streets, April 23.

BARCELONA: MECAL International Short Film Festival, April 19-29.

STOCKHOLM: Easter celebrations, Skansen, through April 9.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, museums, galleries and theaters open late with many free activities, April 21.

LUCERNE: Tulip show, through May 13.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 20.

ZURICH: Sechseläuten, spring festival with parades and burning of Böögg (snowman figure), April 16.

ZERMATT: Unplugged festival, music festival including many free acts, April 17-21.

ZURICH: City marathon, April 22.

ANKARA: International Ankara Tango Festival, April 19-23.

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