Europe hums with activity in all seasons. Here is a sampling of events on the docket. Please verify details before setting out.

AUSTRIA VIENNA: Ball Season, upcoming balls include Ball of the Viennese Industry, Jan. 24; Hunters’ Ball, Jan. 26; Engineers’ Ball, Jan. 29; Vienna Medical Doctors’ Ball, Jan. 31; Vienna Coffee House Owners’ Ball, Feb. 6; The Vienna Opera Ball, Feb. 12; Bonbon-Ball, Feb. 13; Johann Strauss Ball, Feb. 14; Ball of Legal Professionals, Feb. 14 and Rudolfina-Redoute Masked Ball, March 16.

KITZBÜHEL: Hahenkamm Race, through Jan. 25.

KREISCHBERG: FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships, through Jan 25.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, through Feb. 1.

VIENNA: Masters of Dirt, freestyle motocross show, Feb. 20-22.

INNSBRUCK: ART Innsbruck, international fair for contemporary art and antiques, Feb. 20-23.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 22-March 23.

BELGIUM BRUSSELS: River Jazz Festival, Jazz Station Senghor Marni, through Jan. 24.

BRUSSELS: European Motor Show, expo of light commercial and recreational vehicles and motorcycles, tickets necessary, through Jan. 25.

BRUSSELS: Djangofollies, music festival, through Jan. 30.

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, Jan. 24-Feb. 1.

LIÈGE: Les Transardentes, electronic music festival, Halles des Foires, Jan. 31.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, art fair, Feb. 5-8.

BRUSSELS: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate show, Brussels Expo, Feb. 6-8.

SPA: Whisky Live Belgium, Rue Servais 8, Feb. 6-8.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 6-9.

BRUSSELS: Anima, The Brussels Animation Film Festival, Flagey, Feb. 13-22.

CROATIA DUBROVNIK: Fest of St. Blaise, celebrations honor city’s patron saint, Feb. 3.

CZECH REPUBLIC PUSTEVNY: Snow Kingdom, through Feb. 8.

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.

DENMARK AARHUS: Aarhus Music Festival, introduces local bands, through Jan. 24.

SKAGEN: Winter Swimming Festival, through Jan. 25.

AALBORG: Northern Winter Beat Festival, Jan. 29-31.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, with shows, parties and concerts, various sites, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, performances take place countrywide, Feb. 6-22.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Dining Week, Feb. 9-15.

COPENHAGEN: Jewish Film Festival, Cinemateket, Feb. 25-March 1.

ENGLAND MANCHESTER: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Velodrome, through Jan. 24.

LONDON: London Art Fair, Business Design Center, Islington, through Jan. 25.

LONDON: Loco London, Comedy Film Festival, BFI Southbank and other venues, through Jan. 25.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, various venues, through Jan. 31.

CAMBRIDGE: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Lady Mitchell Hall, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10.

COLCHESTER: Winter Ale Festival, Colchester Arts Centre, Jan. 28-31.

ELY: Elysian Winter Beer Festival, Jan. 30-31.

PETERBOROUGH: Tudor Living History Day, celebrates Katharine of Aragon, Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

DERBY: CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival, Roundhouse, Feb. 11-14.

LONDON: The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, ExCeL, Feb. 12-15.

LONDON: Maslenitsa Russian Festival in Trafalgar Square, Feb. 15.

LONDON: Chinese New Year, Feb. 19-22.

LONDON: London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House, Feb. 26-March 1.

FRANCE PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 10.

PARIS: International Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow, Cirque Phenix, Pelouse de Reuilly, Jan. 29-31.

ANGOULEME: International Comic Strip Festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

CLERMONT-FERRAND: International Short Film Festival, Jan. 30-Feb. 7.

PARIS: Chinese New Year celebrations, Place d’Italie -Quartier Chinois, Jan. 31.

PARIS: Salon Retro Mobile, vintage auto show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 4-8.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 7-8.

MOREZ: Transjurassienne, cross country ski race, Feb. 7-8.

PARIS: Carnaval de Paris, Feb. 15.

GERMANY COLOGNE: Cologne Music Week, concerts and parties, Kölner Stadtgarten, through Jan. 24.

FREINSHEIM: Red wine hiking, through Jan. 25, includes torchlit night hike at 6 p.m. Jan. 23.

BAD RAPPENAU: Mulled wine market, Salinenpark, through Jan. 25.

STUTTGART: The Holiday Exhibition, travel fair, Stuttgart Messe, through Jan. 25.

TRIER: Moselle Wine Forum, Thermen am Viehmarkt, through Jan. 25.

BERLIN: JapanFestival, Urania, Jan. 24-25.

BERLIN: Transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

COLOGNE: Harry Potter Exhibition, Odysseum, through March 1.

DRESDEN: SemperOpernball, fancy dress ball benefits charity, Jan. 30.

FRANKFURT: International Musikparade, Festhalle, Jan. 30.

LEIPZIG: Motorcycle trade fair, Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

NEUBURG: Donauschwimmen, Europe’s biggest winter swimming event, pre-registration necessary, Jan. 31.

OBERAMMERGAU: König Ludwig Lauf, country’s biggest cross-country skiing competition, 23 or 50 km trails, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

DORTMUND: Jagd und Hunt, hunting expo, Messe, Feb. 3-8.

BERLIN: Berlinale, international film festival, Feb. 5-15.

BREMEN: Samba Carnival, Feb. 6-7.

BREMEN: Classic motor show, vintage car exhibition, ÖVB-Arena, Feb. 6-8.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Pond Hockey Cup, Feb. 7-8.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian style carnival celebration, Feb. 8.

MUNICH: IMOT Motorcycle Exposition, MOC, Feb. 13-15.

KARLSRUHE: RendezVino, wine fair, Messe, Feb. 19-22.

FRANKFURT: Winterworld, techno festival, Messe, Feb. 22.

HEIDELBERG: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Musik und Singschule, Feb. 22.

MUNICH: Strong Beer Season, parties at Augustiner Lagerkeller, Feb. 26-28, March 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Audi FIS Ski World Cup, men’s races Feb. 28-March 1; women’s races March 7-8.

IRELAND DUBLIN: Tradfest, traditional Irish music and culture in Temple Bar area of city, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, festival of traditional music and dance, INEC, Feb. 18-22.

DUBLIN: Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Convention Centre, Feb. 27-March 1.

ITALY MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Winter Marathon, classic auto race through Dolomites mountain range, through Jan. 24.

VERONA: Motor Bike Expo, through Jan. 25.

BOLOGNA: Artefiera, International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bologna Exhibition Center, through Jan. 26.

AOSTA: Sant’Orso Fair, traditional craft fair, Jan. 30-31.

VENICE: Carnival celebrations, includes water show Jan. 31, decorated boat procession Feb. 1; historical parade Feb. 7, flight of the angel Feb. 8, flight of the eagle Feb. 15, Svolo del Leon Feb. 17.

IVREA: Carnival celebrations, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 8 and 12-18, battle of oranges take place Feb. 15-16.

NAPLES: Mostra de Oltremare, half marathon, Feb. 1.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival celebrations, includes grand processions of floats and costumed participants, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 28.

FLORENCE: Chocolate Fair, Piazza della Repubblica, Feb. 6-15.

MILAN: Food and Wine Festival, Milano Congressi, Feb. 7-9.

VICENZA: Hunting and Fishing fair, Fiere, Feb. 7-9.

TURIN: Automotoretro, auto show, Lingotto Fiere, Feb. 13-15.

GENOVA: Arte Genova, shows modern and contemporary art, Feb. 13-16.

MODENA: Modenantiquaria, antiques expo, ModenaFiere Feb. 13-22.

VERONA: Romeo & Juliet Half Marathon, Feb. 15.

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Antiques and Art Fair, Luxexpo, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

DIEKIRCH: Eurocross, long distance race, Feb. 8.

DIEKIRCH: Carnival parade, Feb. 15.

REMICH: Streimaennchen, burning of straw figure signifies end of carnival, Feb. 18.

CITY: Discovery Zone, film festival, Feb. 26-March 8.

MONACO MONTE CARLO: International Circus Festival, through Jan. 25.

MONTE CARLO: Monte Carlo Auto Rally, through Jan. 25.

NETHERLANDS ZWOLLE: Ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “World in Motion,” through Jan. 25.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Fashion Week, downtown events open to public, through Jan. 26.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, through Feb. 1.

ROTTERDAM: Flamenco Biennial also takes place in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, through Feb. 3.

AMSTERDAM: IMPRO Amsterdam, Compagnietheater, Jan. 26-31.

AMSTERDAM: Jumping Amsterdam, equestrian event at RAI, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

AMSTERDAM: Grauzone Festival, offers art, film and new wave music, Melkweg, Jan. 30-31.

THE HAGUE: Cadance, festival for modern dance, Jan. 30-Feb. 15.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, Feb. 5-8.

AMSTERDAM: Chinese New Year, Feb. 19.

DELFT: De Koninck Delft Blues Festival, Feb. 19-22.

NORWAY TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, through Feb. 1.

KRISTIANSUND: Opera Festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 14.

TROMSO: Sami Week, Feb. 1-8.

GEILO: Ice Music Festival, Feb. 5-8.

LONGYEARBYEN: Polar Jazz, world’s most northern music festival, Feb. 5-8.

PORTUGAL SINTRA: Fim da Europa, scenic and hilly road 17 km race, Jan. 25.

FUNCHAL: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 14-17.

PORTO: Fantasporto, international film festival for fantasy and science fiction, Feb. 27-March 7.

SCOTLAND DUMFRIES: Big Burns Supper, culture festival, through Jan. 31.

EDINBURGH: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Festival Theater, Jan. 24.

AVIEMORE: Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, Jan. 24-25.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, Jan. 27.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Feb. 18-March 1.

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 18-22.

SPAIN SEVILLE: International Theatre and Scenic Arts Festival, through Jan. 27.

BARRANDA: Fiesta of the Cuadrillas, battles between traditional bands and dancers, Jan. 25.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, Jan. 30-Feb. 15.

BOCAIRENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Feb. 2-5.

PAMPLONA: Point of View, Navarre International Festival of Documentary Cinema, Feb. 10-15.

CADIZ: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 12-22; parade Feb. 15.

BARCELONA: Half Marathon, Feb. 15.

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 15.

SEVILLE: City Marathon, Feb. 22.

SWEDEN GOTHENBURG: Gotenborg International Film Festival, through Feb. 2.

STOCKHOLM: ISU European Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 26-Feb. 1.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show, Maessan, Jan. 31-Feb. 8.

JOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, Feb. 5-7.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, Feb. 12-15.

STOCKHOLM: Sonar International Festival of Advanced Music, avant-garde electronic dance music, Feb. 13-14.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 19-22.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Horse Show, Feb. 25-March 1.

SWITZERLAND INTERLAKEN: Jungfrau Music Festival, features wind orchestras, through Jan. 24.

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, through Jan. 24.

MUERREN: International Inferno Race, through Jan. 24.

SAAS-FEE: Ice Climbing World Cup, through Jan. 24.

INTERLAKEN: Ice Magic, skating rinks connected by runways, through Feb. 28.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, 2015 edition celebrates British cuisine, Jan. 26-30.

THUN: Thun Carnival, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

GENEVA: Art Geneve, art fair, Palexpo, Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

ST. MORITZ: St. Moritz World Polo Cup on Snow, St. Moritzersee, Jan. 29-Feb.1.

ST. MORITZ: Engadin Snow Golf World Cup, Silvaplana, Hotel Bellavista, Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse races on snow, Feb. 8, 15 and 22.

ZURICH: Swiss Moto, motorcycle exhibition, Messe, Feb. 19-22.

WALES RHYL: Ten Mile Run, Feb. 22.

CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, Feb. 28-March 8.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now