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Spring is here, which means an ever-growing selection of festivals and events to enjoy. Here is a sampling of what's on the docket for April 29. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out, particularly in light of recent terrorist activity in large European cities.

Austria VIENNA: Modepalast, designer pop-up store at Kuenstlerhaus Wien, through May 1.

ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, through May 1.

KREMS: Donaufestival, through May 1 and May 5-7.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, through May 13.

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

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

LINZ: Urfahraner Markt, traditional spring fun fair, April 30-May 5.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Marathon, May 1.

BREGENZ: Bodensee Klassik, rally of classic automobiles around Lake Constance, May 5-7.

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

MELK: International Baroque Days, Melk Abbey, May 12-16.

DIERSBACH: Inntoene, jazz festival, May 13-15.

SALZBURG: Whitsun Festival, opera, drama and chamber music festival, May 13-16.

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

ST. POELTEN: Ironman 70.3, May 22.

ST. WOLFGANG: Schafberg Run, 5.8 km, 1,240 meter foot race against cog wheel train, May 22.

VIENNA: Austrian Women’s Run, 5 and 10 km runs, May 22.

INNSBRUCK: The International Film Festival, May 24-29.

WATTENS: Music in the Giant, chamber music fest in Swarovski crystal factory, May 25-29.

VIENNA: Vienna Independent Shorts, festival for short film, animation and video, May 25-31.

VIENNA: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert, free performance at Schoenbrunn Palace, May 26.

AUSSERSEE: Narzissenfest, celebrates blossoming of the daffodil, May 26-29.

GRAZ: springfestival, electronic music and art festival, May 26-29.

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM: Biker Mania, party for motorcyclists, May 26-29.

VIENNA: Rock in Vienna, rock festival, Rammstein and Iron Maiden headline, Donauinsel, June 3-5.

Belgium MEERHOUT: Groezrock, punk rock festival, through April 30.

GENT: Floralies, flowers and plants against city landmarks, through May 1.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, through May 2.

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

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, through May 6.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, through May 8.

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

MECHELEN: Hanswijk Procession, May 1.

GENT: Gent Smaakt, culinary festival, May 4-10.

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 Festival, free concerts, May 7-8.

LIEGE: Liege Jazz Festival, May 10-14.

LIEGE: Epicuriales, Espace Tivoli, culinary festival, May 12-16.

LIEGE: Summer Beer Lovers Festival, Place Saint-Lambert, May 12-16.

BRUSSELS: Pride Parade, May 14.

CERFONTAINE: Fete de la biere, regional beers and gourmet market, May 14-15.

LEUVEN: Leuven Innovation Beer Festival, May 15-16.

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

ARLON: Maitrank Festival, celebrates drink made of woodruff, May 21-22.

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

LIBERCHIES: Django Festival, gypsy jazz music festival celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt, May 28-29.

BRUSSELS: 20 km of Brussels, foot race, May 29.

Croatia DUBROVNIK: Festiwine, wine festival, Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera, through May 1.

ZAGREB: St. Mark’s Festival, music festival, through May 9.

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

LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 26-28.

POZEGA: Croatian One-Minute Film Festival, May 27-28.

Czech Republic PILSEN: celebration of end of WWII and liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army, May 5-8.

KARLOVY VARY: Food Festival, May 7.

PRAGUE: Book World, Fair and Literary Festival, Prague Exhibition Grounds (Holesovice), May 12-15.

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

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

PRAGUE: Festival of Rose Wines, Palackeho Bridge area, May 14.

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

PRAGUE: Tattoo Convention, Prumyslovy Palace, May 20-22.

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

AALBORG: MTB Marathon, 100, 55 and 30 km courses, April 30.

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

COPENHAGEN: Medieval Market, Valby Park, May 13-16.

COPENHAGEN: Carnival, Faelledparken, May 14.

COPENHAGEN: Beer Festival, Lokomotivvaerkstedet, May 19-21.

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

COPENHAGEN: Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, May 22.

SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, May 28-29.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, June 1-5.

COPENHAGEN: FotoMarathon, June 6.

England STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, through May 1.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, through May 8.

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: Antiques and Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace, May 1.

MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, May 1.

STILTON: Stilton Cheese Rolling, May 2.

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

LONDON: National Pet Show, Excel, May 7-8.

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: ITEC, fair for military technology and training, ExCel, May 17-19.

LONDON: The London Good Food Show Summer in the City, Excel, May 20-22.

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.

LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, ExCel, May 27-29.

NEWARK: Newark Beer Festival, May 27-29.

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

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

LONDON: Street Food and Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra Palace, May 28-29.

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

COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, May 31-June 4.

Estonia TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, through May 1.

VAASA: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 4-8.

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 28-29.

TALLINN: Old Town Days, arts, music and street entertainment, June 1-5.

Finland VAASA: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 4-8.

HELSINKI: Circo, festival for new circus, May 6-15.

HELSINKI: Helsinki City Run, half marathon, May 14.

COUNTRYWIDE: Restaurant Day, May 21.

HELSINKI: International Ballet Competition, May 23-June 2.

HELSINKI: Silvous Paiva, cleaning day, city becomes giant flea market, May 25.

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 28-29.

HELSINKI: Women’s 10 K Fun Run, May 29.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Day, music, dance and theater, June 12.

France GRIMAUD: Harley-Davidson Euro Festival, beach party and custom bike show, through May 1.

PARIS: Great Contemporary Art Fair at Bastille, through May 2.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, through May 8.

PARIS: The Paris Fair, Porte de Versailles, through May 8.

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

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

BIARRITZ: Festival des Arts de la Rue, concerts and street entertainers, May 6-8.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Opera Days, May 6-8.

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

PARIS: Monumenta, Grand Palais, Huang Yong Ping is featured artist, May 8-June 18.

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

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

PARIS: Jazz a Saint-Germain-des-Pres, jazz festival on Left Bank, May 19-31.

COUNTRYWIDE: European Museums Night, May 21.

PARIS: Festival of Antiques and Contemporary Art, Parc Monceau, May 21-29.

LYON: On Vous Ment, mockumentary film festival, May 27-29.

PARIS: Villette Sonique, Parc de la Villette, festival highlights new artists, May 27-June 1.

CAEN: D-Day Landing Day Festival, festival of remembrance along Normandy coast, May 28-June 12.

PARIS: We Love Green, sustainable music festival, Parc de Bagatelle, June 4-5.

REIMS: Joan of Arc celebrations, June 4-5.

Germany ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, through May 1.

BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, through May 1.

ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting by the Rhine, through May 1.

MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, Rhine riverbanks, through May 1.

MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, Theresienwiese, through May 1.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, through May 2.

BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, through May 7.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, through May 8.

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, volksfest, Cannstatter Wasen, through May 8.

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

DRESDEN: Fotomarathon, April 30.

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

SCHWEINFURT: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, April 30.

STUTTGART: Fotomarathon, April 30.

THALE: Walpurgis Night celebrations, Hexentanzplatz, April 30.

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

KAISERSLAUTERN: Medieval Spectacle, Gartenschau, April 30-May 1.

MANNHEIM: May Market, fair spotlights consumer goods and services, gardening and home repair, April 30-May 10.

BENSHEIM: Bergstrasse vineyard hiking, May 1.

NIERSTEIN: Three Towers Vineyard Hike, May 1.

HAMBURG: German Show Jumping and Dressage Derby, Klein Flottbek, May 4-8.

BINGEN: Sekt Fest, May 5-7.

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.

WEINGARTEN: Blutfreitag, religious procession on horseback, May 6.

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.

WUERZBURG: Fotomarathon, May 7.

COLOGNE: Tattoo Bash, XPost, May 7-8.

NEU-ULM: crafts market and museum days, May 7-8.

OFFENBURG: Badische Weinmesse, wine fair, May 7-8.

RUEDESHEIM: Sekt Days, Sektkellerei Ohlig, May 7-8.

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

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

ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 8.

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

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

ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 8.

REGENSBURG: Regensburg Marathon, May 8.

DUESSELDORF: Duesseldorf Jazz Rally, May 12-15.

BAMBERG: Bamberg Wine Festival, Maxplatz, May 12-16.

ERLANGEN: Bergkirchweih, volksfest, May 12-23.

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.

WIESBADEN: International Horse Show at Whitsun, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 13-16.

AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, volksfest, May 13-22.

BAYREUTH: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, May 13-23.

REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, May 13-29.

MANNHEIM: SRH Daemmer Marathon, May 14.

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

MERZIG/KONZ: Saar Pedal, auto free cycling day, May 15.

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.

WIESBADEN: flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 21 and June 18.

MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 22.

OPPENHEIM/WORMS: Rheinradeln, auto free cycling day, May 22.

PUENDERICH/WINNINGEN: Happy Mosel, auto free cycling along the Mosel River, May 22.

STUTTGART: Flea market, Karlplatz, May 22.

STUTTGART: German Choir Festival, includes free performances, May 26-28.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, musical festival with many free concerts, May 26-29.

FRANKENTHAL: Strohhutfest, May 26-29.

RUEDESHEIM AM RHEIN: Happy Bike, motorcycle festival with concerts, May 26-29.

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

WUERZBURG: Africa Festival, International Afro Music Festival, May 26-29.

LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.

WIESBADEN: Fotomarathon, May 28.

ALZEY: Rheinland Pfalz Day, June 3-5.

BOEBLINGEN: Holi Festival of Colors, Festplatz Flugfeld, June 4.

ULM: International Fest and Parade of Cultures, June 4.

WORMS: Honky Tonk Festival, live music at venues throughout town, June 4.

ELTVILLE: Rose Days, June 4-5.

SCHWETZINGEN: Asparagus festival, June 11.

WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, June 12.

Hungary BUDAPEST: Jazz Spring, Palace of Arts, May 5-7.

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

BUDAPEST: Palinka Festival, Varoshaza Park, May 7-10.

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.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Museums, music, theater and more in Hungarian National Museum gardens, May 16-17.

Ireland CORK: Cork International Choral Festival, through May 1.

TULLYCROSS: Connemara Mussel Festival, through May 1.

DINGLE: Music & Arts Festival, through May 2.

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, through May 2.

LIMERICK: Riverfest, offers barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, through May 2.

GALWAY: Galway Theatre Festival, through May 7.

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: International Literature Festival, May 21-29.

WEXFORD: Wexford Food and Wine Festival, May 27-29.

DUBLIN: Party Like Gatsby, celebrates 1920s life, Doubletree Hilton, May 28.

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

DUBLIN: Bloom in the Park, horticulture and food festival, Phoenix Park, June 2-6.

DUNGARVAN: Tradfest, June 2-6.

KILKENNY: The Cat Laughs, comedy festival, June 2-6.

DUBLIN: Forbidden Fruit Festival, music and comedy, June 3-5.

KILLARNEY: Ireland Bike Fest, motorcycle festival, June 3-6.

DUBLIN: Dublin Port River Fest, on-shore entertainment and vessels in harbour, June 4-6.

CARLOW: Carlow Arts Festival, June 10-19.

Italy FLORENCE: The International Handicrafts Trades Fair, Da Basso Fortress, through May 1.

NARNI: The Ring Race, medieval celebrations, through May 8.

COCULLO: I Serpari di Cocullo, snake handlers procession, May 1.

PARMA: Gelato Festival, through May 1.

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.

LIGURIA: Giro d’Italia, multi-stage bicycle race, May 6-21.

CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 7-8.

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 13-15.

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

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

MILAN: Art on the Naviglio Grande, May 15.

ORVIETO: Festa della Palombella, dove suspended from wire descends from city’s cathedral, May 15.

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

MILAN: Taste of Milano, world’s largest restaurant festival, The Mall, Porta Nuova, May 19-22.

NAPLES: Gelato Festival, May 19-22.

TURIN: Gelato Festival, May 26-29.

COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, open wine cellars, May 28-29.

FERRARA: Palio, May 29.

MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 30-June 7.

PENNABILLI: Artisti in Piazza, street festival, June 1-5.

Liechtenstein VADUZ: Buskers Liechstenstein, street festival, May 20-21.

Luxembourg CITY: Spring Fair, leisure fair spotlights home, wine and gastronomy, Luxexpo, through May 5.

ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession, procession of pilgrims, May 17.

COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 21-22.

Malta ST. PAULS BAY: Groove Fest, music and clubbing festival, through May 1.

COUNTRYWIDE: International Fireworks Festival, April 30.

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

Netherlands LISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 16.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 10.

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.

BREDA: Dancetour, free dance fest with DJs travels to cities throughout country, May 15.

UTRECHT: Spr’ng, dance and theater festival, May 19-28.

MAASTRICHT: Kunst Tour, artists present their works, May 21-22.

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

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

AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival at Paradiso, May 28.

AMSTERDAM: TIKTAK, Eclectic Music Festival, Air Amsterdam, 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, through May 1.

BERGEN: City Marathon, April 30.

STAVANGER: Maijazz, international jazz festival, May 3-8.

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.

Portugal FUNCHAL: Madeira Film Festival, through May 1.

LISBON: Indie Lisboa, International Independent Film Festival, through May 1.

MONSANTO: Festivity of the Crosses, May 3.

COIMBRA: Burning of the Ribbons, party for new graduates, May 6-13.

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

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

Scotland LERWICK: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, through May 1.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, through May 1.

DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, through May 2.

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

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.

DUMFRIES: Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, music and comedy, May 20-29.

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

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

Spain CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, through May 1.

SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, through May 1.

TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, through May 2.

MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, through May 8.

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

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, May 2.

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.

BARCELONA: Docsbarcelona, international documentary film festival, May 23-29.

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

TOLEDO: Corpus Christi, religious festival, May 26.

Sweden 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.

STOCKHOLM: Asics Stockholm Marathon, June 4.

Switzerland BASEL: Blickfang, design festival, Messe, through May 1.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 8.

LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 8.

LUCERNE: City Run, April 30.

STANS: Alpine Cheese Market, April 30.

GRUYERE: Cheese Festival, May 1.

BASEL: Fantasy Basel, The Swiss Comic Con, Messe, May 5-7.

WEGGIS: Riviera Latina, salsa festival, May 13-15.

ASCONA: International Street Artist Festival, May 13-16.

ZURICH: Zurich Tanzt, dancing festival, May 13-16.

LUCERNE: Retro Festival, Bonnie Tyler, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and Peter Cetera play, May 19-21.

GENEVA: Musuem Night, May 21.

BADEN: Bluesfestival Baden, May 21-28.

MARTIGNY: Festival des Musiques du Bas Valais, May 27-29.

LOCARNO: Sleepless Night, May 28.

MORGES: Vide Greniers, flea market, May 29.

INTERLAKEN: Greenfield Festival, rock concert, June 8-11.

ZURICH: Zurich Pride Festival, June 10-11.

GRINDELWALD: Land Art, sculptors compete using natural materials, June 13-18.

Wales CRICKHOWELL: Credo Crickhowell Music Festival, through May 2.

HAY-ON-WYE: Big Love Festival, through May 2.

LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, April 30-May 2.

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

WINCHCOMBE: Spring Ale & Steam Weekend, CAMRA beer festival with Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, May 21-22.

LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 22.

HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, international literary festival, May 26-June 5.

HAY-ON-WYE: How the Light Geets In, music and philosophy festival, May 26-June 5.

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

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 29.

CALDICOT: Monmouthshire Food Festival, Caldicot Castle, June 4-5.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Man vs. Horse Marathon, June 11.


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