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The days are growing longer and the weather’s brightening up, but the throngs of tourists that descend on Europe in summer remain months away. Here is just a sampling of events on the docket for April 1. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.

Austria NASSFELD: Full Metal Mountain, hard rock festival on the slopes, through April 3.

KREMS: Wachau Gourmet Festival, through April 14.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, Reigen, through April 30.

BREGENZ: Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival, performances April 1, 22, 29 and 30, May 7 and 28.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, skiing, music and parties, April 4-9.

ISCHGL: World Rookie Finals, snowboarding competition, April 6-10.

GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 8-9.

ST. ANTON IN ARLBERG: New Orleans Meets Snow, music fest, April 8-10.

VIENNA: Blumenkorso, parade with horse drawn carriage and bands, Prater, April 9.

VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 10.

OBERTAUERN: Fridge Festival, snowboard and freestyle competitions and electro/alternative music festival, April 15-16.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 16.

LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 20-25.

VIENNA: Wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 21-May 13.

ISCHGL: International Spring Snow Party, Cro performs, April 24.

KREMS: Donaufestival, April 29-May 1 and May 5-7.

VIENNA: Modepalast, designer pop-up store at Kuenstlerhaus Wien, April 29-May 1.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, Muse performs, April 30.

VIENNA: Genussfestival, sampling culinary specialties, Stadtpark, May 6-8.

VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, May 13-June 19.

Belgium Note that, given the recent terror attacks in Belgium, some events might have been postponed or security measures increased. Please check before traveling.

BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, through April 10.

BRUGGE: Ronde van Vlaanderen, cycle race kicks off from Markt Square, April 3.

BRUSSELS: Hopla! Festival of circus arts, free admission, VISMET/Sainte-Catherine quarter, April 4-10.

GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels – international flower exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 6-May 6.

BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, April 14-17.

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 15-May 6.

BRUSSELS: Lezarts Urbains, festival spotlights hip-hop, April 16.

NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 16.

ANTWERP: 10 Miles & Marathon, April 17.

BRUSSELS: Off Course, Brussels Art Fair, features young and emerging contemporary art, The Dynastie, April 21-24.

ITTERBEEK: Night of the Great Thirst, international festival for Gueze and Kriek beers, April 22.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 22-24.

LEUVEN: Zythos Beer Festival, Brabanthal, April 23-24.

BAVIKHOVE: Rondje Roodbruin, open days at brewers of Flemish red-brown ales, April 24.

BRUSSELS: Heritage Day, also throughout Flanders, April 24.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, April 27-May 8.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, April 28-May 2.

MEERHOUT: Groezrock, punk rock festival, April 29-30.

BRUSSELS: Kermezzo, comedy festival, Jubelpark, April 30-May 1.

BRUGGES: Procession of the Holy Blood, May 5.

ANTWERP: A Taste of Antwerp, culinary festival, May 5-8.

BRUSSELS: Food Truck Festival, Mont des Arts, May 6-8.

BRUSSELS: KunstenFestivaldesArts, citywide art festival, May 6-28.

BRUSSELS: Iris Days, free concerts, May 7-8.

BRUSSELS: Pride Parade, May 14.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free weekend of international jazz, May 20-22.

MONS: Ducasse de Mons and the Doudou, historical re-enactment, May 22.


DUBROVNIK: Aklapela, choirs perform a cappella music, April 8-10.

SPLIT: Croatia Boat Show, April 13-17.

LABIN: 100 Miles of Istria Ultra Trail, April 15-17.

DUBROVNIK: Festiwine, wine festival, Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera, April 25-May 1.

DUBROVNIK: Half marathon, also 5 km fun run, May 1.

Czech Republic BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, through April 3.

PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 2.

VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting regional south Moravian wines, April 2.

PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 9-16.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, April 15-17.

PRAGUE: I’Mozart Prague Music Festival, April 17-24.

KARLOVY VARY: Food Festival, May 7.

PRAGUE: The Czech Beer Festival, Letna, May 12-28.

PRAGUE: Spring International Music Festival, May 12-June 4.

PRAGUE: Festival of Rose Wines, Prague Castle area, May 14.

PRAGUE: St. John’s Navalis, festivities near the Charles Bridge, May 16.

PRAGUE: International Festival of Sea Shanty Choirs, free performances May 26-29.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 27-29.

PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, May 27-June 4.

PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, May 29-31.

PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, May 29-June 6.

Denmark COPENHAGEN: Tivoli opens for summer season, April 6.

AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, Voxhall and Atlas, April 8-9.

COPENHAGEN: Queen’s birthday celebrations, Royal family greets public from balcony of Amalienborg Palace, April 16.

AARHUS: Spot Festival, festival supports upcoming Danish and Nordic film makers and bands, April 28-May 1.

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe VikingeCenter, May 2-8.

COPENHAGEN: Carnival, Faelledparken, May 14.

AALBORG: Carnival celebrations include international carnival May 20, children’s carnival and battle of bands May 21, and The Grand Parade May 28.

SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, May 28-29.

England BERWICK: Berwick Walking Festival, April 2-5.

OXFORD: Oxford Literary Festival, April 2-10.

LONDON: Circusfest, festival of international contemporary circus, Roundhouse, April 4-24.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 5-14.

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 7-10.

LONDON: The London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, April 7-10.

HARROGATE: BBC Good Food Festival, April 8-10.

HURST GREEN: Great British Food Festival, Stonyhurst College, April 8-10.

LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, April 9.

LONDON: The London Book Fair, Olympia, April 12-14.

LONDON: Loco London, Comedy Film Festival, BFI Southbank and other venues, April 14-24.

HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 21-24.

EXETER: Exeter Festival of Southwest Food and Drink, April 22-24.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 22-May 8.

LONDON: Feast of Saint George, Trafalgar Square, April 23.

LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 24.

BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, April 30-May 2.

LONDON: Canalway Cavalcade, canal boats gather in Little Venice area along the Grand Union Canal, April 30-May 2.

WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, April 30-May 2.

LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall and other venues, May 6-22.

CAMBRIDGE: Eat Cambridge, food festival, May 7-22.

LONDON: Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival, May 8.

LONDON: Museums at Night, late-night openings of museums and galleries, May 11-14.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, May 13-29.

LUDLOW: Ludlow Food Spring Festival, May 14-15.

LONDON: Alchemy, festival of South Asian culture, Southbank Centre, May 20-30.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 23-28.

LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 24-28.

DUXFORD: The American Air Show, Imperial War Museum, May 28-29.

LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 28-29.

LONDON: Foodies Festival, Syon Park, May 28-30.


TALLINN: Estonian Music Days, highlights new creations by Estonian composers, April 7-16.

TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 22-May 1.

Finland HELSINKI: Season, film festival of upcoming cinematic highlights and Finnish shorts, Bio Rex and Maxim, through April 3.

France PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, through April 3.

PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 15.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 23.

BORDEAUX: Wine fair of independent vintners, April 1-2.

PARIS: Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Tuileries, through April 3.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, April 2 and 16.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 3.

METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, food and wine fair, Parc des Expositions, April 8-10.

PARIS: ECU – The European Independent Film Festival, April 8-10.

TIGNES: Live in Tignes by Francofolies, free concerts and parties, April 11-13.

PARIS: Color Run, 5 km run with throwing of colored powders, April 17.

ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, April 25-28.

PARIS: Great Contemporary Art Fair at Bastille, April 29-May 2.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 8.

PARIS: The Paris Fair, Porte de Versailles, April 29-May 8.

LYON: Nuits Sonores, festival of indie and electronic music, May 4-8.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Opera Days, May 6-8.

METZ: May Fair, amusement rides on Expo grounds, May 7-29.

CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, May 11-22.

PARIS: Marvelous Island Festival, electronic music fest, Plage de Torcy, May 14-15.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Museums Night, May 21.

Germany BAYREUTH: Bayreuth Easter Festival, through April 3.

STUTTGART: Fruehjahrsmessen, consumer fair, sections include Slow Food, garden, fair trade, creative hobbies, auto, yoga, and more, through April 3.

WUERZBURG: wine press hall festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 1-2.

STUTTGART: Tattooshow Stuttgart, Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, April 1-3.

WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 1-4.

MANNHEIM: Time Warp, Germany’s largest techno event, Maimarktgelände, April 2.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, April 2.

HOMBURG: Ceramics market, April 2-3.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberg Spring, international classical music festival, April 2-30.

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburg Marathon, April 3.

FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, April 7-10.

DUESSELDORF: Night of Museums, April 9.

BOCKENHEIM: German Wine Road Marathon, includes full marathon, half marathon and duo marathon, April 10.

BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 10.

OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 10.

BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 13.

COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair for modern and contemporary art, Messe, April 14-17.

MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 16.

BAYREUTH: Flea market, Place: Volksfestplatz, April 16-17.

TRIER: Spring Wine Fair, Zurlauben Embankment, April 16-17.

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, volksfest, Cannstatter Wasen, April 16-May 8.

STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 19-24.

WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 20-26.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 21-May 1.

FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5.0, Messe, April 22-24.

ULM: Kleinbrauermarkt, small breweries present their beers, Muensterplatz, April 22-24.

BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, April 22-May 7.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, April 23.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Fruchthalle, April 23.

OPPENHEIM: Middle Ages Spectaculum, April 23-24.

ULM: Tattoo Convention, Messe, April 23-24.

DUESSELDORF: Metrogroup Marathon, April 24.

HEIDELBERG: SAS Half Marathon, April 24.

LAHR: Tulip festival, April 24.

WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 24.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, April 26-May 2.

BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, April 28-May 1.

MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, April 28-May 1.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 29-May 8.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, April 30.

SCHWEINFURT: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, April 30.

GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, April 30-May 1.

HAMBURG: Harbor Fest, May 5-8.

PFORZHEIM: Bierboerse, beer festival, downtown, May 5-8.

ULM: Middle Ages Market and knights’ tournament, Kloster Wiblingen, May 5-8.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 5-15.

DARMSTADT: Darmstadt unter Strom, street acts and live music in the evening, May 6.

MANNHEIM: Fruehlingsfest, Oktoberfest style party, Maimarkt, May 6-7.

BONN: Rhine in Flames, May 7.

NUREMBERG: Blue Night, open museums and cultural institutions, May 7.

WIESBADEN: Henkell Sekt Day, includes tastings and live music, Henkell Sektkellerei, May 7.

OFFENBURG: Badische Weinmesse, May 7-8.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: South German Cheese Market, Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, May 7-8.

ZWEIBRUECKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 7-8.

HEILBRONN: Trollinger Marathon, with course through vineyards, May 8.

MAINZ: Rose Monday parade, cancelled parade rescheduled, May 8.

DUESSELDORF: Duesseldorf Jazz Rally, May 12-15.

BUEHL: International Bluegrass Festival, Europaplatz, May 13-14.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, flea market, May 13-14.

LUDWIGSBURG: International Street Music Festival, Bluehende Barock, May 13-15.

BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, May 13-16, parade May 15.

ROTHENBURG o.d. TAUBER: Whitsuntide, includes “The Master Draught” performances, May 13-16.

FRANKFURT: Waeldchestag, volksfest in the forest, Oberforsthaus, May 14-17.

DRESDEN: International Dixieland Festival, May 15-22.

SPEYER: Kult(o)urnacht, dance, music and theater, May 20.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair on Messeplatz, May 20-30.

DUESSELDORF: Japan Day, May 21.

HEPPENHEIM: Flea market, May 21.

NUERBURGRING: Fishermanʼs Friend StrongmanRun, May 21.

MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 22.

STUTTGART: Flea market, Karlplatz, May 22.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, free music fest with top performers, May 26-29.

WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic cars by the Kurhaus, May 26-29.

LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.

Hungary BUDAPEST: Friss Hus International Short Film Festival, Toldi Cinema, through April 3.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, April 8-24.

BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 17.

BUDAPEST: Rosalia, festival celebrates rose wine, Gesztenyes kert, May 6-8.

BUDAPEST: Gourmet Festival, Millenaris Park, May 12-15.

BUDAPEST: Belgian Beer Festival, Balna, May 15-17.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations at the Museum of Aquincum, May 16-17.

Ireland DUBLIN: Anime Dublin, cosplay, gaming tournaments and more, O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, April 2.

DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 10.

LIMERICK: Limerick Film Festival, April 14-16.

KILALOE: Kincora Trad Weekend, April 14-17.

DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 15-17.

CARLINGFORD: National Leprechaun Hunt, Slieve Foy Mountain, April 17.

CORK: Cork International Choral Festival, April 27-May 1.

TULLYCROSS: Connemara Mussel Festival, April 29-May 1.

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, April 29-May 2.

LIMERICK: Riverfest, offers barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, April 29-May 2.

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, April 29-May 2.

BALLYDEHOB: Ballydehob Jazz Festival, April 30-May 1.

GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 12-15.

DUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 17-28.

DUBLIN: Docklands Summer Festival, water sports, open-air entertainment and food market, Grand Canal Dock, May 21-22.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, multi-cultural festival, May 28-29.

Italy BURGUSIO: Nine Knights, ski and snowboard competition, Watles Ski Arena, through April 2.

FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of frogs being pushed in wheelbarrows and historical festival, April 1-3.

MODENA: Play, game festival, Modena Fairgrounds, April 2-3.

MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 3.

TORRITA DI SIENA: European Blues Challenge, City Hall, April 8-9.

MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 8-10.

MILAN: Flowers and Tastes on the Naviglio Grande, April 10.

ROME: Rome Marathon, April 10.

VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, orienteering event to benefit charity, April 10.

ASSAGO: WWE Live Wrestlemania Revenge, Mediolanum Forum, April 13.

FLORENCE: WWE Live Wrestlemania Revenge, Nelson Mandela Forum, April 14.

BORGO A MOZZANO: Azalea exhibition, April 15-17.

FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence Bike festival, Parco delle Cascine, April 15-17.

PERUGIA: Fantacity, creative events aimed at kids and teens, April 15-17.

PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 17.

FLORENCE: Gelato Festival, April 21-25.

FLORENCE: The International Handicrafts Trades Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 23-May 1.

GREVE IN CHIANTI: Medieval style fair, April 25.

VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.

CAGLIARI: Festa di Sant’Efisio, city celebrates the patron saint of Sardinia, May 1-4.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, Middle Ages Festival, May 5-7.

ROME: Gelato Festival, May 5-15.

VENICE: Festa della Sensa, festival celebrating city’s “marriage” to the sea, May 7-8.

TRIESTE: Bavisela, marathon, May 8.

NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate artwork created from flower petals, May 12-15.

SOAVE: Medieval White Wine Festival, May 13-15.

GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, historical and folklore event, May 15.

VENICE: Vogalonga, regatta, St. Mark’s basin, May 15.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, May 28-29.

FERRARA: Palio, May 29.

Luxembourg CITY: Duck Race, competition of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 23.

CITY: Spring Fair, leisure fair spotlights home, wine and gastronomy, Luxexpo, April 23-May 5.

Malta TA’ QALI: Lost and Found, music festival, through April 3.

MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, April 3.

ST. PAULS BAY: Groove Fest, music and clubbing festival, April 29-May 1.

Monaco MONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, World Formula 1 Championship race, May 26-29.

Netherlands THE HAGUE: Rewire Festival, international contemporary music highlighted, April 1.

COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 2-3.

ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 8-9.

ROTTERDAM: NN Marathon Rotterdam, April 10.

AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, April 14-24.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, April 16-24.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, April 16-July 10.

AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, in and around Vondelpark, April 20-24.

GENT: Floralies, April 22-May 1.

HAARLEM: Flower Parade, parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 23; floats on display in Haarlem April 24.

UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 23-24.

AMSTERDAM: Food Festival Amsterdam, around 70 food trucks at Europahal RAI, April 24-28.

THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26.

UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market from 6 p.m. April 26 through 6 p.m. April 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.

SCHEVENINGEN: Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, May 3-16.

HAARLEM: Bevrijdingspop, music festival commemorating freedom, May 5.

LEEUWARDEN: flower market, Holland’s longest market, May 5.

MAASTRICHT: El Dunya, multicultural festival, May 9.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Mill Day, about 950 windmills open to visitors, May 9-10.

MAASTRICHT: Sint Servaasfair, spring fair, May 11-20.

AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands set up in Westergasfabriek, May 12-16.

MAASTRICHT: Dancetour, open air dance party hosted by top-DJs, May 26.

AMSTERDAM: 909 Festival, techno in the Amsterdamse Bos, May 28.

THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world’s biggest festival of Eurasian culture, May 28-June 5.

Norway KRISTIANSUND: Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, April 27-May 1.

BERGEN: City Marathon, April 30.

OSLO: Constitution Day, children’s parade departs from Karl Johans Gate, May 17.

BERGEN: Bergen International Festival, celebrates music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art, May 25-June 8.

BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, May 26-June 4.

OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, Oslo Spektrum, May 27-29.

OSLO: Middle Ages Festival, Akershus Festning, May 27-29.


WARSAW: Half marathon, April 3.

WARSAW: Warsaw Beer Festival, Municipal Stadium of Legia, April 7-9.

Portugal OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fri.-Sun. only, through April 25.

FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, flower festival, April 7-13.

LISBON: Fish and Flavors, culinary festival highlights fish and seafood, April 7-17.

LISBON: Indie Lisboa, International Independent Film Festival, April 20-May 1.

FUNCHAL: Madeira Film Festival, April 25-May 1.

ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, running through wine country, May 15.

Romania BUCHAREST: Bucharest International Jazz Competition, May 14-21.

Scotland EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, through April 10.

BALLOCH: Springfest, The Scottish Food and Drink Festival, Loch Lomond, April 2-3.

ST. ANDREWS: St. Andrews Golf Week, April 10-16.

PAISLEY: Paisley Real Ale Festival, April 20-23.

EDINBURGH: Dead by Dawn, horror film festival, April 21-24.

EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 27-May 8.

DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, April 28-May 2.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, April 29-May 1.

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

SPEY: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, April 30-May 4.

PERTH: Perth Festival of the Arts, May 19-29.

ISLAY: Islay Festival of Music and Malt, May 20-28.

Slovenia PORTOROZ: Internautica International Boat Show, May 4-8.

Spain BARCELONA: Barcelona-Sitges International Period Cars Rally, April 2-3.

VALENCIA: International Festival of the Winds, features giant kites, Las Arenas, April 2-3.

SEVILLE: April Fair, April 12-17.

CORDOBA: Montilla-Moriles wine tasting festival, April 20-24.

MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, April 20-May 8.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 22-24.

BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.

MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 24.

CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 27-May 1.

SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, April 27-May 1.

TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, April 29-May 2.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Horse Fair, equestrian shows, bullfights and fiestas, April 30-May 7.

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, May 1.

CORDOBA: Courtyard Festival of Cordoba, May 2-15.

IBIZA: Medieval fair, May 5-8.

GIRONA: Temp de Flors, floral displays throughout city, May 7-15.

MADRID: San Isidro Fair, city celebrates its patron saint, May 11-15.

TINAJO: Iron Man Lanzarote Canary Islands, May 21.

ALMONTE: Pilgrimage to El Rocio, May 22-25.

BERGA: La Patum de Berga, religious commemorations, May 25-29.

TOLEDO: Corpus Christi, religious festival, May 26.

Sweden STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Love Affair, celebrates electronic music scene, Annexet, Globe, April 1-2.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Film Festival Junior, features films geared to young audiences, April 11-16.

STOCKHOLM: Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Svarte Huset, April 21-24.

STOCKHOLM: Market Art Fair, Malmtorgsgatan 8, April 22-24.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 23.

STOCKHOLM: Women’s Health Half Marathon, April 23.

STOCKHOLM: Liquorice Festival, Globe Arena, April 23-24.

STOCKHOLM: Eurovision Song Contest, Globe, May 10-14.

GOTHENBURG: Goeteborgsvarvet, world’s largest half marathon, May 21.

STOCKHOLM: The Archipelago Fair, Royal Djurgarden, May 27-29.

Switzerland ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, through April 7.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 8.

VERBIER: Freeride World Tour, April 2-10.

ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include James Morrison, Juanes, Simple Minds, Lisa Stansfield and others, April 5-9.

BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, Volkshaus, April 5-10.

CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, ski and music fest, April 7-10.

SAAS-FEE: Allalin Races, amateur ski races on glacier, April 8-9.

ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, traditional spring festival with parade and burning of winter effigy, April 18.

ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 24.

LUCERNE: Honky Tonk Festival, live music at venues throughout town, April 29.

STANS: Alpine Cheese Market, April 30.

GRUYERE: Cheese Festival, May 1.

Wales DOLGELLAU: Rally North Wales, April 2.

CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 15-17.

LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 16-24.

MOLD: Real Ale Trail, ale festival by bus, April 23.

LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, April 30-May 2.

WREXHAM: Focus Wales, festival of music and comedy, May 12-14.

LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 22.

CALDICOTT: Welsh Perry & Cider Festival, May 27-30.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 29.

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