Festivals & events, March 8 and beyond
Stars and Stripes March 7, 2012
Details are subject to change; it’s wise to confirm dates and times with the tourist board before traveling.
VIENNA: Easter markets: Kalvarienberg, Schloss Schönbrunn, Freyung, Am Hof, March 24-April 9.
SALZBURG: Easter markets: Gewand-haus, March 17-18; Open Air Museum, March 31.
VIENNA: OsterKlang (Easter Festival), March 31-April 8.
SALZBURG: Easter festival, opera and classical performances, March 31-April 9.
VIENNA: City marathon, April 15.
BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, contemporary music festival, through March 31.
ANDENNE: Carnival of the Bears, with parade, March 18.
MONS: Ducasse of Messines flower market, March 23-25.
TOURNAI: First Beer Festival, March 24-25.
MONS: Chocolate Festival, March 25-26.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Film, April 5-17.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair at the fairgrounds, through April 25.
PRAGUE: International Film Festival, March 24-March 30.
PRAGUE: Easter markets, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, March 24-April 15.
COPENHAGEN: Car & Motor Show, Bella Center, March 15-18.
KLAMPENBORG: Bakken Amusement Park open, March 26-Aug. 31.
COPENHAGEN: Tivoli Gardens summer opening, April 12-Sept. 23.
BIRMINGHAM: Crufts Dog Show, NEC, through March 11.
CAMBRIDGE: Science Festival, March 12-25.
LONDON: Head of the River rowing race on River Thames, March 17.
LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Trafalgar Square, March 17-18.
LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race on River Thames, April 7.
LONDON: City marathon, April 22.
PARIS: Book Fair, March 16-19.
STRASBOURG: Carnival, March 20.
CANNES: Shopping festival, April 6-9.
HANNOVER: CeBit international telecommunications trade show, through March 10.
WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World trade show and exhibition, Rhein-Main Hallen, March 17-18.
FRANKFURT: Music Fair, international trade show at fairgrounds, March 21-24.
STUTTGART: Retro Classics, classic auto show at fairgrounds, March 22-25.
WIESBADEN: Easter egg market, pedestrian zone, March 23-25.
HAMBURG: DOM spring fair, March 23-April 22.
RONNEBURG: Historical Easter egg market, Ronneburg Castle, March 24.
FRANKFURT: Tattoo Convention, fairgrounds, March 30-April 1.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair, Ratsweg fairgrounds, March 30-April 22.
TRIER: Medieval market, fairgrounds, March 31-April 1.
BUDAPEST: Spring cultural festival, March 12-26.
DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day festival, March 16-19, parade on March 17.
ROME: City marathon, March 18.
SIENA: Race of the Donkeys, March 25.
VERONA: Vinitaly, wine fair, fairgrounds, March 25-28.
ROME: Photoshow, photography, Fiera di Roma, March 30-April 2.
AMSTERDAM: HISWA Boat Show, in Amsterdam RAI, through March 11.
MAASTRICHT: European Fine Art Fair, MECC, March 16-25.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, theme: Germany: Poland—Heart of Europe,
March 22-May 20.
ALKMAAR: Cheese market, Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein, April 6-Sept. 7.
EDINBURGH: Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, March 10-11.
GLASGOW: International Comedy Festival, March 15-April 1.
EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, traditional arts festival, March 16-April 15.
ST. ANDREWS: Golf Festival, celebrates 600 years of golf, March 28-April 1.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Flamenco festival, through March 10.
VALENCIA: San José Fallas, festival honoring city’s patron saint and the passing of winter, March 14-19.
BARCELONA: City marathon, March 25.
COUNTRYWIDE: Holy Week, March 30-April 8.
ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 1.
STOCKHOLM: Easter celebrations at Skansen Open Air Museum, April 6-9.
GENEVA: International Motor Show, in Palexpo, through March 18.
LES MOSSES: International sled dog races, March 10-11.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, March 31-May 20.
ROMONT: Easter procession, April 6.
ANKARA: Film Festival, March 15-25.
MANISA: Mesir festival, traditional and folk festival, March 20-27.