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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.

SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM: Biker Mania, biker meet up, June 7-10. and

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

BRUSSELS: 15th Brussels Short Film Festival, through May 6.

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, sampling 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.

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

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.

HATFIELD: Living Crafts, showcase of art, design and innovation at Hatfield House, tickets required, May 10-13.

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

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, free world culture festival, Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square, May 26-27.

PARIS: Foire de Paris, art of living expo focusing on home and lifestyle, Paris Expo/Port de Versailles, through May 8.

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

METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, May 12.

ORLÉANS: Celebrations for the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc’s birth, highlights include medieval market May 5-8; sound-and-light show May 12; tributes and parades May 13.

MUNICH: Maidult Fair, Mariahilfplatz, through May 6.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, through May 9.

TRIER: Holy Robe of Jesus on display, Dom, through May 13.

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

MANNHEIM: Maimess, fun fair at Neuer Messplatz, through May 13.

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, international Afro music festival, May 25-28.

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

BAYREUTH: Volksfest, May 25-June 4.

FRANKFURT: Wäldchestag, city’s 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 at the 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, through May 7.

DROGHEDA: Fringe Festival, celebrates music, drama, art and poetry, through May 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.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, medieval festival celebrating spring, through May 5.

FLORENCE: Fabbrica Europa, festival of dance, theater and music, through May 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 doors 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 tastes of the American Deep South, Place Guillaume II, free entry, May 26-28.

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

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open through May 20.

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

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

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand Sculpture Festival, through June 27.

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

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

AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, alfresco gourmet feasts in Amstel Park, May 31-June 3.

STAVANGER: MaiJazz, May 8-13.

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, through May 6.

COIMBRA: Burning of the ribbons, parades and dancing in 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: EUROPAfest, jazz, blues and pop music festival, May 4-19.

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

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

SHETLAND ISLANDS: Shetland Folk Festival, through May 6.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, through May 6.

DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, through May 7.

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

BOJNICE: International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits, at the castle, May 4-8.

CORDOBA: Festival of the Patios, through May 13.

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

MADRID: Festival of Autumn in Spring, theater, dance and music festival, May 9-June 3.

SAN LUCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Feria de la Manzanilla, sherry festival, May 15-20.

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.

GENEVA: Fete de la Musique, June 22-24.

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