Festivals & Events, April 19 and beyond
April 18, 2012
ST. ANTON: The White Thrill, 9-km skiing event comprising part of triathlon series, April 21.
KREMS: Donaufestival, avant-garde festival of performance, art and music, April 28-May 5.
VIENNA: Genuss Festival, Austrian culinary specialties, Stadtpark, May 11-13.
GRAZ: Spring festival, electronic music and art festival, May 16-20.
Belgiumwww.visitbelgium.com and www.opt.be.
LAEKEN: Royal Greenhouses open to the public, through 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: 15th Brussels Short Film Festival, April 27-May 6.
CINEY: Militaria, military market, Ciney Expo, April 29.
MONS: La Bière en Fête, festival of beer, Grand Place, May 4-6.
YPRES: Kattenstoet, cat parade and celebration of cat-related folklore, May 13.
NAMUR: Namur en Mai, performances of comedians and magicians, May 16-20.
THIEU: Orchid Expo, May 17-20.
BRUSSELS: Zinneke parade, colorful street parade celebrating city’s cosmopolitan and multicultural nature, May 19.
BRUSSELS: Festival in the harbor, May 20.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free weekend of international jazz, May 25-27.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair at fairgrounds, through April 25.
BRNO: Jazz Fest, through April 26.
PILSEN: Liberation festival, May 4-6.
PRAGUE: Volkswagen Prague Marathon, May 13.
PRAGUE: St. John’s Navalis, festivities near the Charles Bridge, May 15.
PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Exhibition Centre, May 17-June 2.
COPENHAGEN: CPH PIZ film festival, competition of feature film-directing debuts, through April 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.
LONDON: Virgin London Marathon, April 22.
LONDON: St. George’s Day celebrations on Trafalgar Square, April 23.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakes-peare’s birthday celebrations, April 21-23.
LONDON: World Shakespeare Festival, various venues, April 23-June 9.
BURY ST. EDMUNDS: East Anglia Beer Festival, April 25-28.
LONDON: Cake International, cake baking and decorating show, ExCel Centre, April 27-29.
LONDON: London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, April 27-29.
WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, May 5-7.
LONDON: The London Wonderground, cabaret, music, circus and curiosities at Southbank Centre, May 8-Sept. 30.
COUNTRYWIDE: Olympic Torch Relay, May 19-July 27, passes through Cambridge area July 7-8.
LONDON: Chelsea Flower Show, May 22-26.
PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, through June 3.
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.
METZ: Flea market, Metz Expo, April 28; May 12.
ORLEANS: 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, highlights include her entry into the city’s cathedral square on April 29; medieval festival May 1; medieval market May 5-8; sound and light show May 12; tributes and parades May 13.
NUREMBERG: Spring Festival, through April 22.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 22.
COLOGNE: Art Cologne, international galleries showcase classic modern, post-war and contemporary art, Cologne Exhibition Centre, through April 22.
BAMBERG: Frühjahrsplärrer, spring fest on the Plärrerplatz in Breitenau, through April 22.
AACHEN: Öcher Bend, spring fair at the Bendplatz, through April 23.
WIESBADEN: goEast, Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, through April 24.
TRIER: Holy Robe of Jesus on display, Dom, through May 13.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Long Night of the Museums, April 21.
FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, late night openings of museums and cultural institutions, April 21.
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.
MUNICH: Long night of music, musical events in 123 venues, April 28.
MUNICH: Maidult Fair, Mariahilfplatz, April 28-May 6.
BONN: Crafts and Trades Market, Münsterplatz, April 28-May 1.
BONN: Rhine in Flames, May 5.
MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 2-9.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Medieval Spectacle, Gartenschau, May 5.
NÜRBURGRING: Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run, grueling run through multiple obstacles, May 5.
NUREMBERG: Pottery market, May 5-6.
BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, May 10-13.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe Mai Markt, fun fair, Messeplatz, May 11-21.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, 4 p.m.-midnight May 11; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Stadtfest, May 16-20.
BADEN-BADEN: International Horse Racing, Iffezheim race course, May 16-20.
ULM: Middle Ages Market and Knights Jousting at Kloster Wibligen, May 17-20.
NUREMBERG: Blue Night, museums, churches and other cultural institutions open all night, May 19.
WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic automobiles on view around Kurpark, May 18-19.
Hungarywww.hungarytourism.hu and www.budapest-tourist-guide.com
BUDAPEST: Titanic International Film Festival, through April 21.
BUDAPEST: Pálinka Festival, Buda Castle, May 10-13.
BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman spring festival featuring costumed re-enactors at the Aquincum Museum, May 19-20.
BUDAPEST: Museums festival, free entry to museums, May 21-22.
DINGLE: Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival, music, literature, art exhibitions, photography, children’s events and street parade, May 3-7.
DROGHEDA: Fringe Festival, celebrates music, drama, art and poetry, May 3-12.
LIMERICK: Riverfest, highlights art, culture, music, sport and food, May 4-7.
MULLINGAR: Festival of the Fires, celebration with epicenter at island’s mid-point of the Hill of Uisneach, May 5-6.
DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, May 24-27.
VENICE: International Boat and Nautic Show, Parco San Giuliano, April 20-22.
COUNTRYWIDE: XIV Week of Culture, selected museums, villas and monuments offer free admission, through April 22.
POMPEII: Sapori & Saperi, gastronomic fair with specialties from Campania, April 21-25.
FLORENCE: International handicrafts trade fair, April 21-29.
FLORENCE: White Night, culture night, April 30.
ROME: Primo Maggio, music festival at San Giovanni in Laterano, May 1.
COCULLO: Festa di San Domenico Abate, festival of the snake charmers, procession with live snakes at noon, May 1.
CAGLIARI: St. Ephysius, pilgrims gather to honor the saint, May 1-4.
FLORENCE: Fabbrica Europa, festival of dance, theater and music, May 3-13.
CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 12-13.
FLORENCE: Gelato festival, May 23-27.
CITY: The Night Run, marathon starting at dusk, May 19.
CITY: All-American Music Festival, musical and culinary ambiance of the American Deep South, Place Guillame II, free entry, May 26-28.
ECHTERNACH: Pilgrims dance to the tomb of St. Willibrord, May 29.
AMSTERDAM: Fantastic Film Festival, through April 28.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, through May 20.
VENLO: Floriade 2012, World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.
NOORDWIJK: Flower Parade, floats and decorated cars depart 9:30 a.m. to arrive in Haarlem at 9 p.m. April 21; display on view in Haarlem until 5 p.m. April 22.
THE HAGUE: Queen’s Night, with concerts, street parties and fair, April 29.
SCHEVENINGEN: Sand Sculpture Festival, April 29-June 27.
AMSTERDAM AND COUNTRYWIDE: Queen’s Day, April 30.
MAASTRICHT: Spring fair on Vrijthof square, May 11-20.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Mills Day, Wind and water mills open, May 12.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, May 17.
OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, May 9-13.
LISBON: IndieLisboa, international independent film festival, April 26-May 6.
COIMBRA: Burning of the ribbons, parades and dancing on the city streets, May 4-11.
EDINBURGH: Beltane fire festival, Calton Hill, April 30.
GLASGOW: International Festival of Visual Art, April 20-May 7.
SHETLAND ISLANDS: Shetland Folk Festival, May 3-6.
OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, May 3-6.
DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, May 3-7.
BOJNICE: International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits, castle, April 27-May 1 and May 4-8.
MADRID: Almoneda, Antiques, Art Galleries and Collectors Fair, Feria de Madrid, through April 22.
BARCELONA: MECAL International Short Film Festival, through April 29.
MADRID: City marathon, April 22.
BARCELONA: Sant Jordi Day, books and roses for sale on the streets, April 23.
SEVILLE: Spring Fair, April 24-29.
CORDOBA: Crosses of May, April 27-May 1; Festival of the Patios, May 2-13.
JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Horse fair, May 7-13.
STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, museums, galleries and theaters open late, April 21.
GOTHENBURG: Dance and Theater Festival, international festival of performing arts, May 18-26.
ZERMATT: Patrouille des Glaciers, international ski mountaineering race for military and civilian teams on a course between Zermatt or Arolla to Verbier, April 25-28.
LUCERNE: Tulip show, through May 13.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 20.
ZURICH: City marathon, April 22.
MORGES: Belle Époque paddlewheel boat procession, May 20.
WINTERTHUR: Afro-Pfingsten Festival, African and world music, May 25-28.