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Europe hums with activity in all seasons. Karen Bradbury compiled this list of some events on the docket as of Feb. 25, 2014.

AUSTRIA TURRACHER HÖHE: Austrian Ice Polo Trophy, March 7-9.

VIENNA: Osterklang opera festival, Theater an der Wien, March 13-20.

INNSBRUCK: Wine fair, Messe, March 14-16.

LANGENLOIS: Loisarte, festival of contemporary music and literature, Loisium, March 27-30.

VIENNA: Easter markets, Schönbrunn Palace and Freyung, April 4-21.

SALZBURG: Easter Festival, highlights classical music, April 12-21.

BELGIUM GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, Flanders Expo, through March 2.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey Centre, through March 9.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen-Unreleased Films Festival, Cinema Nova and other venues, March 5-23.

BRUSSELS: Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art Fair, Hall 1 of Brussels Expo, March 13-23.

TOURNAI: Beer Festival, March 24-25.

ANTWERP: Sword dancing, traditional mid-Lent dance, Grote Markt, March 30.

CROATIA VINKOVCI: Dorf-Festival of Documentary Rock Film, March 6-9.

TKON: Skraping Pasman New Age, extreme sport of trekking across sharp rocks on 40-, 20- or 10-km routes, March 8.

CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, March 1-April 30.

PRAGUE: One World, International Documentary Human Rights Festival, March 3-12.

PRAGUE: Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon, April 5.

DENMARK COPENHAGEN: Chocolate Festival, Tap 1, Old Carlsberg Brewery, Vesterbro, March 8-9.

COPENHAGEN: Bakken amusement park opens with thousands of motorcyclists leading the way to the gates, March 27.

ENGLAND BATH: Independent Bath Literature Festival, through March 9.

LONDON: Maslenitsa Festival, Russian-style celebration of winter’s end, Trafalgar Square, March 2.

OLNEY: International Pancake Day, includes pancake race with residents of Liberal, Kan., March 4.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world’s largest dog show, The NEC, tickets necessary, March 6-9.

MANCHESTER: Irish Festival, March 7-17.

LONDON: London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, March 12-14.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Ritzy Cinema and other venues, March 18-28.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge’s annual boat race, April 6.

FRANCE PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, through March 2.

MARSEILLES: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate show and festival, Parc Chanot Hall 1, through March 2.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, through March 5.

PARIS: Half marathon, March 2.

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER: Combat Naval Fleuri, flower battle taking place on the water, March 3.

PARIS: Art Paris, art fair, Grand Palais, March 27-30.

PARIS: ÉCU–The European Independent Film Festival, April 4-6.

ARLES: Feria de Pâques, street party marks opening of bullfighting season, April 18-21.

GERMANY HEIDELBERG: Vampire Ball, Convention Center, tickets necessary, March 1.

BERLIN: ITB Berlin, travel and trade show, Messe, March 5-9.

SELIGENSTADT: Easter Egg Market, March 8-9 and March 16-17.

MUNICH: Wine Messe, Zenith, March 8-9.

MUNICH: Strong beer season at the Augustinerkeller, parties March 8, 13, 14, 15, 20,21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12.

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Half Marathon, Commerzbank-Arena, March 9.

HANOVER: CeBIT, world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications, March 10-14.

FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5.0, Messe, March 11-13.

STUTTGART: Retro Classics, classic car convention, Stuttgart Messe, March 13-16.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, March 15.

ELTVILLE: Easter Egg Market, Eberbach Monastery, March 15-16.

HEIDELBERG: Sommertagszug, or Early Summer Procession, March 30.

PFUNGSTADT-ESCHOLLBRÜCKEN: Ultramarathon, 50- and 25-km running events, March 30.

HUNGARY BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater and more, March 21-April 6.

IRELAND DUBLIN: Festival of Russian Culture, Temple Bar, through March 2.

LETTERKENNEY: The Race, 260-km endurance event includes kayaking, cycling, mountain- and trail-running, through March 2.

DINGLE: International Film Festival, March 14-17.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Festival, March 14-17; parade starts at noon from Parnell Square March 17.

ITALY LAGO MAGGIORE: Half-marathon, starts 11 a.m. at Verbania Pallanza lakeside, March 9.

ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Palacavicchi, March 14-16.

PISA: New Year celebrations, city celebrates beginning of New Year during the Annunciation, March 22.

COUNTRYWIDE: FAI Spring Days, 670 cultural monuments open to the public, March 22-23.

ROME: Rome Marathon, March 23.

FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence bike festival, Fortezza da Basso, March 28-30.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Discovery Zone Luxembourg City Film Festival, through March 9.

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM: Spirit of Amsterdam, international whisky festival, Aäronkerk, March 1.

AMSTERDAM: 5 Days Off, electronic music festival, various venues, March 5-9.

AMSTERDAM: HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, RAI, March 5-9.

ROTTERDAM: Museum Night, March 8.

THE HAGUE: ABN AMRO Half Marathon, March 9.

AMSTERDAM: Cinedans, festival of dance in film, Eye Filminstituut, March 12-16.

THE HAGUE: Movies that Matter, Amnesty International human rights film festival, March 20-26.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 20-May 18.

MAASTRICHT: Jazz Maastricht, March 22-23.

AMSTERDAM: Chocoa Festival, Maritime Museum, March 29-30.

AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, April 9-18.

AMSTERDAM: Meibock Festival, celebrates spring beers, Posthornkeerk, April 13.

Monaco MONTE CARLO: Monaco Run, 23-km, 10-km and walking event, March 16.

NORWAY OSLO: Inferno, metal music fest, April 16-19.

PORTUGAL PORTO: Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival, imaginary, fantasy and science fiction films, through March 9.

SCOTLAND GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, through March 2.

ABERDEEN: Jazz Festival, March 12-16.

ULLAPOOL: Dance Festival, March 14-16.

SPAIN JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, highlights flamenco and Spanish dance, Villamarta Theater, tickets necessary, through March 8.

GRANADA: International Tango Festival, March 12-16.

VALENCIA: Las Fallas, March 15-19.

TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 7-13.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 13.

SWEDEN DALARNA: Vasaloppet, world’s longest cross-country ski race, through March 2.

SWITZERLAND BASEL: Bscene, club festival, through March 1.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, March 6-16.

SAAS FEE: Glacier Bike Downhill, March 8.

BERN: Museum Night, March 21.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival at Easter, sacred and concert music, April 5-13.

WALES ANGLESEY: The Island Race, half-marathon across the Menai Bridge, March 2.

BANGOR: New Music Festival, showcases contemporary music, March 12-15.


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