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VIENNA: Medical Doctors’ Ball, Jan. 28; Hunters’ Ball, Jan. 30; University of Agricultural Sciences Ball, Feb. 3; Ball of the Viennese Coffee House Owners, Feb. 10; Johann Strauss Ball, Feb. 11; Opera Ball, Feb. 16; Bonbon Ball, Feb. 17; Gala of the Viennese Industry, Feb. 17; Rudolfina Masked Ball, Feb. 20; Elmayer School of Dancing Ball, Feb. 21.

VIENNA: Easter markets: Kalvarienberg, Feb. 22-April 9; Am Hof, March 23-April 9; Schloss Schönbrunn and Freyung, March 24-April 9.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, antiques and fine arts show in tour & taxis, through Jan. 29.

BRUGGE: Beer Festival, in the belfry tower, Feb. 4-5.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, prices between 100 euros and 5,000 euros in tour&taxis, Feb. 9-12.

MALMEDY: Carnival, Feb. 18-21.

BINCHE: Carnival, Feb. 19-21.

SOHIER: Special Beer Festival, Feb. 24-26.

MONS: International Love Film Festival, Feb. 24-March 2.

NAMUR: Great Bouge (bonfire), Feb. 26.


PRAGUE: Bohemian carnival, Feb. 10-21.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, at the fairgrounds, Feb. 25-April 25.

COPENHAGEN: International Boat Show, Feb. 24-March 4.

COPENHAGEN: Car & Motor show in Bella Center, March 15-18.

KLAMPENBORG: Bakken Amusement Park opens, March 26-Aug. 31.

LONDON: Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Chinatown, through Jan. 29.

LONDON: Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, in Earls Court, Jan. 28-29.

LONDON: Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, in Earls Court, Feb. 2-5.

LONDON: MCN Motorcycle Show, at ExCel, Feb. 2-5.

YORK: Jorvik Viking Festival, Feb. 11-19.

ELY: Elysian Beer Festival, Feb. 17-18.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts dog show in the NEC, March 8-11.

METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, Feb. 11, 25.

LIMOUX: Carnival, processions on weekends, through March 25.

METZ: The Lorraine Chocolate Show, Metz fairgrounds, Feb. 2-5.

NICE: Carnival, Feb. 17-March 4.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 17-March 7.

PARIS: Carnival, Feb. 19.

MULHOUSE: Carnival, Feb. 24-26.

LYON: Wine fair from individual producers in Eurexpo, March 2-4.

BORDEAUX: Carnival, March 4.

MUNICH: Carnival events, through Feb. 21.

BERLIN: Long Night of the Museums, late-night openings and events, Jan. 28.

TODTMOOS: Sled dog races (weather permitting), Jan. 28-29.

BERNAU: Sled-dog races (weather permitting), Feb. 4-5.

BERLIN: Berninale, international film festival, Feb. 9-19.

BERLIN: Carnival parade, Feb. 12.

MUNICH: IMOT, International Motorcycle Show, Feb. 17-19.

FRANKFURT: Carnival parade, Feb. 19.

MAINZ, COLOGNE, DÜSSELDORF: Carnival parades, Feb. 20.

MUNICH: Strong beer season, special brew served by several breweries, Feb. 23-March 24.

ELTVILLE: Easter egg market at Kloster Eberbach, March 3-4.

BAD MERGENTHEIM: Horse market in the market square, March 4.

HANNOVER: CeBit international telecommunications trade fair, March 6-10.

MOHÁCS: Busójárás, carnival celebrations, Feb. 16-21.

BUDAPEST: Spring cultural festival, March 12-26.

DUBLIN: TradFest, traditional music festival in Temple Bar, through Jan. 29.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Festival, parade on March 17, March 16-19.

MILAN: Designer shops sales, through Feb. 6.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival, parades on Sundays and March 3, Feb. 4-March 3.

FLORENCE: Artisan Chocolate Fair, Piazza della Repubblica, Feb. 10-19.

VENICE: Carnival, Feb. 11-21.

ORISTANO (Sardinia): Sa Sartiglia, medieval procession and jousting, Feb. 19-21.


ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival, through Feb. 5.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, International Art Festival, Feb. 9-12.

MAASTRICHT: Carnival, Feb. 19-21.

MIDDENMEER: Holland Flower Festival, largest indoor flower fair in the Netherlands, Feb. 22-26.

MAASTRICT: European Fine Art Fair, at MECC, March 16-25.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, theme: Germany: Poland—Heart of Europe, March 22-May 20.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, traditional music festival, through Feb. 5.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, touted as Europe’s largest fire festival, Jan. 31.

EDINBURGH: Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, March 10-11.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, food festival, through Feb. 5.

TENERIFE: Carnival, through Feb. 26.

MADRID: International Contemporary Art Fair, in Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1, Feb. 15-19.

BARCELONA: Carnival, parade on Feb. 18, Feb. 16-22.

CADIZ: Carnival, Feb. 16-26.

MADRID: Carnival, Feb. 17-24.

SEVILLE: City marathon, Feb. 19.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Flamenco festival, Feb. 24-March 10.

KIRUNA: Snow Festival, Jan. 27-29.

JOKKMOKK: Winter historic market, Feb. 2-4.

ST. MORITZ: Gourmet Festival, Jan. 30-Feb. 3.

LES MOSSES: Transalp Vaudoise, purebred sled-dog races, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

ZURICH: Swiss Moto, International Motorcycles, Scooters, Tuning in fairgrounds, Feb. 16-19.

LUCERNE: Carnival, Feb. 16-21.

BERN: Carnival, Feb. 23-25.

ZURICH: Carnival, Feb. 24-26.

BASEL: Carnival, Feb. 27-30.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, in Palexpo, March 8-18.

LES MOSSES: International sled dog races, March 10-11.

ANKARA: International Film Festival, March 15-25.

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