Festivals & Events, May 12
In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the tourist board before traveling.
VIENNA: Festival Weeks, May 13-June 19. Music and theater festival.
SALZBURG: City marathon, May 15.
EISENSTADT: International Haydn festival, May 21-Oct. 8.
VIENNA: City festival, May 27-29.
GRAZ: Spring festival, June 1-5. Electronic music and art festival.
SALZBURG: Whitsun festival, June 10-13. Baroque music festival.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Dult, June 11-19. Traditional folk festival at fairgrounds.
BRUSSELS: Kundenfestivaldesarts, through May 18. Performing and visual arts festival.
LIÈGE: Jazz festival, May 13-14.
MONS: Beer festival, May 13-15.
BRUSSELS: Jazz marathon, May 27-29.
BRUSSELS: Ancient art fair, June 8-12. Classical, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities in the Sablon Quarter.
WATERLOO: Battle of Waterloo, June 13-15. Reconstruction of Napoleon’s fall.
CHARLEROI: 24-hour flea market, June 18-19.
PRAGUE: Czech beer festival, through May 28.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring, May 12-June 4. International festival featuring classical music.
PRAGUE: Khamora, May 23-28. Gypsy festival.
PRAGUE: Dance Prague, May 23-June 29. Dance festival.
PRAGUE: Food festival, May 28-29.
VlcnoV: Ride of Kings, May 27-30. Folklore festival.
TURNOV: Bohemian markets, May 28-30. Crafts and folklore markets.
ODENSE: Folk festival, May 19-21.
COPENHAGEN: City marathon, May 22.
COPENHAGEN: Children’s carnival, May 22.
COPENHAGEN: Beer festival, May 26-28. Old Carlsberg grounds.
AALBORG: Carnival, May 22-28.
DUXFORD: Spring air show, May 22.
LONDON: Chelsea flower show, May 24-28. Royal Hospital Chelsea.
CAMBRIDGE: Beer festival, May 23-28. Jesus Green.
BELSAY: Knights tournament, May 28-30. Castle.
BOLSOVER: Grand medieval joust, May 28-30. Castle.
ELY: Beer festival, June 4-5. City football club grounds.
LONDON: Jewelry Week, June 6-12.
LONDON: Trooping the Colour, June 11. Horse Guards parade.
LONDON: Open squares, June 11-12.
CANNES: Film festival, through May 22.
SEDAN: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle.
BORDEAUX: International fair, May 28-June 5. Parc de Exposition.
ROUEN: Joan of Arc festival, May 28-29.
REIMS: Joan of Arc festival, June 4-5.
NORMANDY: Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, June 6.
CAMEMBERT REGION: A Taste of Camembert, June 11-13. Events and tastings.
ROCAMADOUR: Cheese festival, June 12. Centered on region’s goat cheese.
STUTTGART: Spring festival, through May 15. Fun fair on the Cannstatter Wasen.
WÜRZBURG: City marathon, May 14-15.
HAMELIN: “Pied Piper” outdoor play, May 15-Sept. 11. Sundays at noon in city center.
HAMBURG: Cherry blossom festival, May 20.
HAMBURG: City marathon, May 20.
BAYREUTH: Wheat beer festival, May 26-29.
WÜRZBURG: Wine village, May 27-June 5. Marketplace.
WÜRZBURG: Mozart festival, May 27-July 3.
MUNICH: Long Night of Music, May 28. City center.
WIESBADEN: Wilhelmstrasse festival, June 2-4.
WÜRZBURG: Africa festival, June 2-5. Talavera-Mainwiesen.
ROTHENBURG OB-DER-TAUBER: Historical play “The Master Draught,” June 10-13. Historical military parade June 12.
BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, June 10-13. Blücherplatz.
RONNEBURG: Knights tournament, June 11-13.
KISKOROS: Kiskoros Days and strudel festival, May 20-22.
BUDAPEST: Floralia, May 21-22. Roman market in Aquincum.
BUDAPEST: National gallop, June 2-6. Horse race on Heroes’ Square.
BUDAPEST: Wine festival, June 10-12. City park.
BUDAPEST: Danube carnival, June 10-19. Dancing festival on Danube Promenade, Vorosmarty Square, Margaret Island.
REYKJAVIK: Arts Festival, May 20-June 5.
DUBLIN: Dance festival, through May 22.
DUBLIN: Writers festival, May 31-June 5.
DUBLIN: Bloomsday, June 16-19.
GUBBIO: Festival of the candles, May 15.
SOAVE: Medieval festival and wine tasting, May 20-22.
VERONA: Mineral show, May 20-22. Exhibition Centre.
SANGUINETTO: Medieval festival, May 21-22. Castle Scala.
MASSA MARITTIMA: Balestro del Girifalco, May 22. Medieval crossbow competition.
GUBBIO: Palio della Balestra, May 29. Races and crossbows.
MILAN: Folklore festival along the Naviglio canal, June 1-10.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Samba festival, June 10-11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Night-time city marathon, June 11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: New Orleans meets Luxembourg, June 12-13. Deep American South festival on place Guillaume II.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, through June 9. World’s largest photo exhibition in Oude Kerk.
SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, through June 27.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Mills Day and National Cycling Day, May 14-15.
UTRECHT: Festival a/d Werf, May 19-28.
AMSTERDAM: Holland festival, June 1-26. Arts festival.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, May 17.
BERGEN: International festival, May 23-June 8. Cultural and arts festival.
KARMOY: Viking festival, June 9-12.
COIMBRA: Burning of the ribbons, through May 13. Parades, dancing and serenades in the academic town.
FATIMA: Pilgrimages, May 12-13, Oct. 12-13.
MÉRTOLA: Islamic festival, May 19-22. Historical festival of town between eighth and 13th centuries.
SAO MIGUEL (Azores): Festivals of the Lord Jesus Christ, May 21-29.
EVORA: International puppet biennial, May 31-June 5.
LISBON: Festivals of Lisbon, June 1-30. Neighborhood festivals.
SETUBAL: International film festival, June 3-12.
FUNCHAL, MADEIRA: Atlantic festival, June 4, 11, 18, 25. Music and culture festival.
EDINBURGH: International children’s theater festival, through May 15.
DUNFERMLINE: Scottish Motor Show, May 21-22. Knockhill Racing Circuit.
STRANRAER: Scottish model air show, May 21-22. Castle Kennedy Airfield.
ISLAY: Festival of music and malt, May 21-28.
EDINBURGH: City marathon, May 22.
BLAIR ATHOLL: Atholl Highlanders parade, May 28. Blair Castle.
INNERLEITHEN: Medieval Fayre, May 28-29. Traquair House.
PRESTONPANS, COCKENZIE, PORT SETON: Three Harbors Arts festival, May 28-June 5. Arts and food festival in fishing towns.
EDINBURGH: Gardening Scotland, June 3-5. Garden show at Royal Highland Centre.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Feria del Caballo, through May 15. Horse and sherry festival in Gonzalez Hontoria Park.
MADRID: Festival of autumn in spring, through June 5. Cultural arts festival.
MADRID: San Antonio de la Florida, June 13. Patron saint festival in the Moncloa and Aravaca districts.
GOTHENBERG: International science festival, through May 15.
STOCKHOLM: City marathon, May 28.
STOCKHOLM: A Taste of Stockholm, June 1-6. Food fair at Kungsträdgarden.
GOTLAND: Gotland’s Open Studio 2011, June 2-6. Open house in artists’ studios.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, June 6.
GOTLAND: Gotland Runt, June 6-10. One of largest offshore regattas in world.
MORGES: Tulip festival, through May 15.
MONTREUX: Narcissus festival, through June 5.
GENEVA: Dance festival, May 14-15.
LAUSANNE: Beer festival, May 14-15.
GENEVA: City marathon, May 15.
ZURICH: Medieval spectacle, May 20-22. Münsterhof.
ZURICH: Caliente, July 1-3. Caribbean, Latin, Latin music festival.
ISTANBUL: Puppet festival, through May 15.
ISTANBUL: Open door architecture festival, May 22-23. Visits to architectural sites.
IZMIR: International air show, June 4-5.
ISTANBUL: Polonezkoy Cherry Festival, June 5-13. In the Polonezkoyu (Polish) district.
GOWER: Folk festival, June 10-12. Heritage Centre.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Man vs. horse marathon, June 11.