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

SÖLDEN: Maxxx Mountain Glacier Festival, live music and equipment testing on Rettenbach Glacier, April 28-May 1.

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

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, Mariah Carey closes out the ski season, April 30.

VIENNA: Genuss Festival, showcase of Austrian culinary specialties, Stadtpark, May 11-13.

GRAZ: Springfestival, electronic music and art festival, May 16-20.

BAD AUSSEE: Narcissus Festival, May 17-20; parade of decorated boats and cars starting at 10:30 a.m. May 20. and

LAEKEN: Royal Greenhouses open to the public, through May 6.

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

BRUSSELS: KunstenFestivalDesArts, May 4-26.

BRUSSELS: Irisfest, free spring festival with music and entertainment, Place des Palais, starting at 6 p.m. May 5; Mont des Arts, starting at noon May 6.

LIÈGE: Jazz Festival, May 11-12.

YPRES: Kattenstoet, cat parade and celebration of cat-related folklore, May 13.

NAMUR: Namur en Mai, performances by comedians and magicians, May 16-20.

THIEU: International Orchid Expo, May 17-20.

BRUSSELS: Zinneke 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.

CERFONTAINE: Brass’Heure, sample stouts and other regional beers, May 26-27.


PILSEN: Liberation Festival, May 4-6.

PRAGUE: Volkswagen Prague Marathon, May 13.

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

PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Letnany Exhibition Grounds, May 17-June 2.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, UNESCO-recognized festival of folklore groups, May 25-27.

PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, Zofin Palace, May 25-27.

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

RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.

HERNING: Giro d’Italia cycling race, stages 1 and 2, May 5-6; Stage 3 in Horsens on May 7.

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

ODENSE: Folk Festival, May 18-20.

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.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS: East Anglia Beer Festival, through April 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.

WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, May 5-7.

LONDON: The London Wonderground, cabaret, music, circus and curiosities at Southbank Centre, tickets required, May 8-Sept. 30.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, May 11-26.

COUNTRYWIDE: Olympic Torch Relay, May 19-July 27, passes through Cambridge area July 7-8.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 21-26.

LONDON: Chelsea Flower Show, May 22-26.

DUXFORD: The Jubilee Air Show, May 27.

TALLINN: Old Town Days, music, art and theater to celebrate the beginning of summer, May 26-June 2.

PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, through June 3.

PARIS: Contemporary art market, Place de la Bastille, through 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 in Metz Expo, April 28, May 12.

ORLÉANS: celebrations for the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, highlights include her entry into the city’s cathedral square April 29; medieval festival May 1; medieval market May 5-8; sound-and-light show May 12; tributes and parades May 13.

TRIER: Holy robe on display, Dom, through May 13.

STUTTGART: Spring Festival, Cannstatter Wasen, through May 13.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: International Military Music Festival, Olympia-Eissportcentrum, April 27-28.

KULMBACH: Volksfest, April 27-May 6.

COBURG: Spring Festival, April 27-May 6.

MUNICH: Long night of music, musical events in 123 venues throughout the city, April 28.

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

MUNICH: Maidult Fair, Mariahilfplatz, April 28-May 6.

MANNHEIM: Maimess, fun fair, Neuer Messplatz, April 28-May 13.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 2-9.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Medieval Spectacle, Gartenschau, May 5.

BONN: Rhine in Flames, 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.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, one of Germany’s biggest flea markets, 4 p.m.-midnight May 11; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe Mai Markt, fun fair on the Messeplatz, May 11-21.

ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 12-13.

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.

WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic automobiles on view around Kurpark, May 18-19.

NUREMBERG: Blue Night, museums, churches and other cultural institutions open all night. Art and light installations, music and performances in city center, May 19.

ERLANGEN: Bergkirchweih, fun fair and beer festival, May 24-June 4.

AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, Volksfest, May 25-June 3.

MANNHEIM: city fest, music, bands and DJs, May 25-27.

WÜRZBURG: Africa Festival, inter-national Afro music festival, May 25-28.

BERLIN: Carnival celebrations including street fest May 25-28, parade May 27.

BAYREUTH: Volksfest, May 25-June 4.

FRANKFURT: Wäldchestag, traditional festival in the city forest, May 26-29.

KONSTANZ: International Boden-seewoche, water sports and antique cars in the harbor area, May 31-June 3. and

BUDAPEST: Pálinka Festival, Buda Castle, May 10-13.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman spring festival featuring costumed re-enactors, Aquincum Museum, May 19-20.

BUDAPEST: Museums festival, free entry to museums, with folk and classic concerts, theater and hands-on crafts, 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, national celebration with epicenter at island’s midpoint of the Hill of Uisneach, May 5-6.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, May 24-27.

FLORENCE: International handicrafts trade fair, through April 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.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, medieval festival celebrating spring, May 3-5.

FLORENCE: Fabbrica Europa, festival of dance, theater and music, May 3-13.

COUNTRYWIDE: Giro d’Italia, passes through Verona, Modena, Fano, Urbino, Civitaveccia, Assisi, Savona, Treviso, Milan and other cities, May 5-27.

CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 12-13.

GUBBIO: Race of the Candles, May 15.

SOAVE: Medieval and white wine festival, May 18-20.

NOTO: Infiorata, flower carpet, May 18-21.

FERRARA: Palio, with historical procession May 19 and races May 27.

FLORENCE: Gelato Festival, May 23-27.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, celebration of wine, May 26-June 3.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantine Aperte, 1,000 wine cellars open to visitors, May 27.

ORVIETO: Festa della Palombella, May 27.

RIGA: Latvia Beer Fest, Vermanes Garden, May 25-27.

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 Guillaume II, free entry, May 26-28.

ECHTERNACH: pilgrims dance to the tomb of St. Willibrord, May 29.

AMSTERDAM: Fantastic Film Festival, through April 28.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Oude Kerk, through June 17.

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

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

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

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand Sculpture Festival, April 29-June 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: Queen’s Day, April 30.

MAASTRICHT: Spring fair on Vrijthof square, May 11-20.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Mills Day, wind- and water mills open to the public, May 12.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, May 17.

OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, May 9-13.

BERGEN: International Festival, more than 150 music, ballet, opera, theater, performance arts and dance events, May 26-June 6.

KRAKOW: Krakow Film Festival, features documentary, animated and short fiction films, May 28-June 3.

LISBON: IndieLisboa, international independent film festival, through May 6.

MONSANTO: Festivity of the Crosses, May 3-6.

COIMBRA: Burning of the ribbons, parades and dancing on the city streets, May 4-11.

FÁTIMA: Pilgrimages, May 12-13.

LISBON: Volvo Ocean Race, first European stopover in international regatta, May 31-June 10.

BUCHAREST: Bucharest International Bienniale for Contemporary Art, May 25-July 22.

GLASGOW: International Festival of Visual Art, through May 7.

EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.

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.

ISLAY: Festival of Music and Malt, May 25-June 3.

BOJNICE: International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits, castle, April 27-May 1 and May 4-8.

BARCELONA: MECAL International Short Film Festival, through April 29.

SEVILLE: Spring Fair, through April 29.

CORDOBA: Crosses of May, April 27-May 1; Festival of the Patios, May 2-13.

JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Horse fair, May 7-13.

GOTHENBURG: Dance and Theater Festival, May 18-26.

LUCERNE: Tulip show, through May 13.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 20.

MORGES: Belle Époque paddlewheel boat procession, May 20.

WINTERTHUR: Afro-Pfingsten Festival, African and world music, markets and bazaars, May 25-28.

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