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Spring is just around the corner, but why wait another day to get out and enjoy all that Europe has to offer? Here is just a sampling of events on the docket for March 11. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out.

Austria VIENNA: art austria, Leopold Museum, through March 13.

GASTEIN: Snow Jazz, through March 20.

HALL IN TIROL: Easter Festival Tirol, festival of music, dance and drama, through March 27.

VIENNA: Am Hof Handicraft Market, through March 28.

VIENNA: Traditional Viennese Easter market, Freyung, through March 28.

VIENNA: Easter market at Schoenbrunn Castle, through March 29.

VIENNA: Vienna International Saxfest, March 14-20.

LANGENLOIS: Loisiarte, festival for chamber music, literature and contemporary music, March 17-20.

VIENNA: Osterklang, opera festival, Theater an der Wien, March 18-27.

RAURIS: Sonnblickrennen, ski race from peaks of Hohe Tauern National Park, March 19.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Easter Festival, classical music and opera festival, March 19-28.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, Reigen, March 20-April 30.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert, Silvermond performs, March 28.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: FIS Freestyle Ski Europa Cup, Slopestyle and Big Air competitions, March 28-31.

NASSFELD: Full Metal Mountain, hard rock festival on the slopes, March 28-April 3.

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: Vienna City Marathon, April 10.

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.

ISCHGL: International Spring Snow Party, April 24.

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

Belgium BRUSSELS: Creativa, activities and exhibits related to creative hobbies, Brussels Expo, through March 13.

MECHELEN: Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art Fair, Nekkerhal-Brussels North, through March 13.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen, movie festival, highlights independent and unreleased films, through March 20.

BRUSSELS: Klara Festival, celebrates classical music, through March 24.

ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Hangar 29 Wagnaatie, March 12-13.

LEUVEN: Leuven Jazz, Schouwburg and other venues, March 16-20.

BRUSSELS: Millenium, international documentary film festival, March 18-27.

TOURNAI: Brassicole de Tournai, beer festival, March 19-20.

TOURNAI: Flower Market, March 25.

HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., March 28.

BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, March 29-April 10.

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

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

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

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

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

Bulgaria BANSKO: Horizon Festival, huge ski party and rave, March 12-17.

Croatia ZAGREB: Restaurant Week, three course meals at special prices, through March 13.

POREC: Laguna Porec Half Marathon, March 26-27.

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

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

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

Czech Republic PRAGUE: One World Film Festival, international human rights film festival, through March 16.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 17.

PRAGUE: Easter market, Wenceslas Square, March 12-April 3.

PRAGUE: Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week, Atelier A1, Strahov, March 16-23.

PRAGUE: Febio Fest, International Film Festival, Cinestar Andel, March 17-25.

BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, March 20-April 3.

PILSEN: Eiga-Sai, Festival of Japanese film and culture, March 24-27.

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.

Denmark COPENHAGEN: Aalborg Opera Festival, through March 13.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Bike Show, Lokomotivværkstedet, through March 13.

COPENHAGEN: Bakken Amusement Park opens for summer season, March 17.

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

England LONDON: Maslenitsa Russian Festival, through March 12.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world’s largest dog show, The NEC, through March 13.

LONDON: Country to Country, American country music festival, artists include Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and others, O2 Arena, through March 13.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Battersea Park, through March 13.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Barbicon, Ritzy Brixton and other venues, through March 18.

LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Trafalgar Square, March 13.

MANCHESTER: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 13.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge’s annual boat race, March 27.

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.

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

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

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

LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 24.

Finland HELSINKI: Season, film festival of upcoming cinematic highlights and Finnish shorts, Bio Rex and Maxim, March 31-April 3.

France PARIS: Sugar, fair for pastry and decoration, Porte de Versailles, through March 13.

AVORIAZ: Snowboxx, apres ski and clubbing parties, March 12-19.

PORTES DU SOLEIL: Rock the Pistes, open air concerts, March 13-19.

PARIS: Vertical Race at the Eiffel Tower, March 17.

PARIS: Paris Book Fair, Porte de Versailles, March 17-20.

PARIS: Mondial du Tourisme, holiday fair, Porte de Versailles, March 17-20.

PARIS: Salon du Golf, Porte de Versailles, March 18-20.

PARIS: Cinema du Reel, international festival of documentary films, March 18-27.

PARIS: Printemps du Cinema, March 20-22.

PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, March 31-April 3.

PARIS: Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Tuileries, March 31-April 3.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 3.

PARIS: Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, April 4.

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

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

Germany ELTVILLE AM RHEIN: Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival, through March 13.

MUNICH: Starkbierfest, Paulaner am Nockherberg, strong beer celebrations, through March 13.

SCHRIESHEIM: Mathaismarkt, volksfest, through March 13.

TRIER: Easter market, Hauptmarkt, through March 13.

WIESBADEN: Easter market, pedestrian zone, through March 13.

WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, through March 20.

WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, Mainfranken Theater, through March 20.

BAD NAUHEIM: Easter market, Teichhaus, March 12-13.

BERLIN: ITB Berlin, international travel fair, open to public March 12-13.

COCHEM: Easter market, Edertplatz, March 12-13.

HEPPENHEIM: Auto show and Sunday shop openings, March 12-13.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Spring market, pedestrian zone, shops open Sunday from 1-6 p.m., March 12-13.

LINDENFELS: Easter market, Buergerhaus, March 12-13.

OTZBERG-HERING: Easter market, Veste Otzberg, March 12-13 and 19-20.

RONNEBURG: Historical Easter Market, Burg Ronneburg, March 12-13 and 19-20.

KRONBERG IM TAUNUS: Easter market, Haus Altkoenig, March 13.

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Half Marathon, Commerzbank-Arena, March 13.

FRANKFURT: Luminale, illuminations transform city, March 13-18.

HANNOVER: CeBIT, world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications, March 14-18.

KARLSRUHE: RendezVino, wine fair, Messe, March 17-20.

STUTTGART: Retro Classics, classic car convention, Stuttgart Messe, March 17-20.

MANNHEIM: Middle Ages market, Herzogenried Park, March 18-20.

GOETTINGEN: Harlem Globetrotters, March 17; also perform in Bamberg March 18; Munich March 19; Goeppingen March 20; Berlin March 21; Bremerhaven March 22; Bielefeld March 23; Frankfurt March 24.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, March 18-April 10.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, March 18-April 17.

MANNHEIM: International Easter Egg Market, Luisenpark, Festhalle Baumhain, March 19-20.

STUTTGART: Kulinart Fruehling, gourmet fair, Phoenixhalle, Bad Canstatt, March 19-20.

WIESBADEN-WALLAU: Teddy Bear World, crafts fair for bears and plush toys, Messecenter Rhein-Main, March 19-20.

BENSHEIM: Irish Spring, festival of Irish Folk Music, Parktheater, March 20.

MANNHEIM: Sommertagsumzug, parade to bid farewell to winter, starts 2:30 p.m. at Luisenpark, March 20.

NIERSTEIN: Fruehlingserwachen, open doors at the wineries of the Roter Hang, March 20.

PFUNGSTADT-ESCHOLLBRUECKEN: Ultramarathon, 50 and 25 km running events, March 20.

BENSHEIM: Good Friday Procession, March 25.

MAINZ-KASTEL: Historical Easter Market and Spectacle Reduit, March 26-28.

NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, March 26-April 10.

AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, March 26-April 11.

REGENSBURG: Tattoo Oster Weekend, tattoo convention, Airport Obertraubling, March 27-28.

AUGSBURG: Augsburgerplaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, March 27-April 10.

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

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

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.

DUESSELDORF: Night of Museums, April 9.

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

BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 13.

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

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.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, April 23.

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

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

HEIDELBERG: SAS Half Marathon, April 24.

LAHR: Tulip festival, April 24.

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

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

Hungary SIOFOK: Lake Balaton Supermarathon, 195 km run can be split up into various distances, March 17-20.

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

BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 17.

Ireland DUBLIN: Silk Road Film Festival, Trinity College, Rathmines Omniplex and other venues, through March 14.

DUBLIN: Five Lamps Arts Festival, through March 16.

KILKENNY: Tradfest, traditional music, song and dance, March 16-20.

DINGLE: Dingle International Film Festival, March 17-20.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, March 17-20.

HOWTH: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, March 18-20.

GALWAY: Galway Food Festival, March 24-28.

DUBLIN: Dublin Walking Festival, Wicklow Hills and other scenic areas, March 25-27.

DUBLIN: Easter Rising Centenary Celebrations, Dublin Castle and other locations, March 26-27.

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.

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

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

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

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

Italy MILAN: Cartoomics, expo of movies, comics, games, cosplay and fantasy, RHO Fairgrounds, through March 13.

ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Palacavicchi, March 12-13.

FLORENCE: Taste, food festival, Stazione Leopolda, March 12-14.

MILAN: Affordable Art Fair, Superstudio Piu, March 17-20.

MILAN: Milano Auto Classico, classic car show, Fiera Milano Rho, March 18-20.

COUNTRYWIDE: FAI Spring Days, 900 cultural monuments open to the public, March 19-20.

SEISER ALM: Swing on Snow, folk music concerts, March 20-27.

FLORENCE: The Feast of the Annunciation and the Florentine New Year, includes historical parade, March 25.

PISA: New Year celebrations, city celebrates beginning of New Year according to solar clock in the Duomo, March 25.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebration, March 27.

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

MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 3.

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

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

ROME: Rome Marathon, 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.

Luxembourg CITY: Bric a Brac Fair, Hall 7, Luxexpo, March 12-13.

CITY: Emaischen, Easter Monday festival, day for purchase of clay bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, March 28.

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

Malta MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, April 3.

Monaco MONTE CARLO: Monaco Run, 23 km, 10 km and walking event, March 13.

Netherlands MAASTRICHT: TEFAF Maastricht, art and antiques fair, Exhibition and Congress Center, through March 20.

AMSTERDAM: HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, March 16-20.

AMSTERDAM: Cinedans, Eye, March 16-20.

EINDHOVEN: Ice Horse, horse show of Icelandic ponies, IJssportcentrum, March 19.

MAASTRICHT: Jazz Maastricht Festival, Theater ann het Vrijthof, March 19.

ROTTERDAM: Tattoo Convention, Ahoy, March 19-20.

THE HAGUE: Movies that Matter, highlights documentary films, Filmhuis Den Haag, March 18-26.

LISSE: Keukenkof gardens open, March 24-May 16.

AMSTERDAM: DGTL Festival, showcases underground electronic dance music, NDSM Docklands, March 26-27.

MAASTRICHT: Tattoo Expo, Mecc Maastricht Forum 100, March 27-28.

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: 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.

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

COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.

Norway OSLO: International Church Music Festival, through March 13.

OSLO: IBU Championsips Biathlon, Holmenkollen, through March 13.

TRONDHEIM: Kosmorama, International Film Festival, through March 13.

BERGEN: Borealis, festival for experimental music, through March 13.

VOSS: Vossa Jazz, jazz festival, March 18-20.

RENA: Birkenbeinerrennet, 54 km cross country ski race crossing two mountains, March 19.

OSLO: Inferno Metal Festival, March 23-26.

Portugal LISBON: Monstra Film Festival, features animated film, through March 13.

BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, March 19-27.

LISBON: Lisbon Half Marathon, March 20.

OBIDOS: Holy Week celebrations, March 23-27.

BRAGA: Holy Week festivals, March 24-27.

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.


GLASGOW: Aye Write Book Festival, Mitchell Library, through March 20.

GLASGOW: International Comedy Festival, through March 27.

ABERDEEN: Aberdeen Jazz Festival, March 16-20.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 16-20.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, March 26-April 10.

EDINBURGH: Old Town Street Food Festival, The Three Sisters Bar, March 27.

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

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

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


LJUBLJANA: Ljubljana International Documentary Film Festival, through March 17.

Spain BARCELONA: Zurich Barcelona Marathon, March 13.

VALENCIA: San Jose Fallas celebrations, March 15-19.

TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, March 16-20.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday Procession, March 20.

COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Easter week celebrations, March 20-26.

MULA: Night of the Drums, March 22.

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.

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

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

MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, March 29-April 2.

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, May 1.

Sweden STOCKHOLM: Tempo Documentary Festival, through March 13.

GOTHENBURG: Metal Town, indoor hard rock festival, Tradgarn, March 12.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Horse Show, March 24-28.

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

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

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 23.

Switzerland LAAX: European Freeski Open, open ski competition, through March 12.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, through March 13.

SAAS-FEE: Glacier Bike Downhill, March 12.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival at Easter, sacred and concert music, March 12-20.

ST. MORITZ: Engadin Ski Marathon and Half Marathon, March 13.

AROSA: Alpine Hot Air Balloon Week, March 13-18.

MORGINS: Rock the Pistes, music festival on the slopes of Portes du Soleil, March 13-19.

ST. MORITZ: Music Summit, club music festival, March 16-20.

BERN: Museum Night, March 18.

GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, March 24-27.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, March 26-May 8.

ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, March 31-April 7.

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.

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

ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 24.

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

Wales ABERYSTWYTH: Wales One World Film Festival, through March 17.

GWYNEDD: Sci-fi Weekender, sci-fi and fantasy festival, March 17-20.

CARDIFF: World Half Marathon Championships, March 26.

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.

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