Festivals & events, April 6, 2016
Spring is here, which means an ever-growing selection of festivals and events to get out and enjoy. Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of April 8, 2016. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out, particularly in light of recent terror attacks. In some locations heightened security will increase time getting into a venue.
Austria GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, through April 9.
MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, skiing, music and parties, through April 9.
ISCHGL: World Rookie Finals, snowboarding competition, through April 10.
ST. ANTON IN ARLBERG: New Orleans Meets Snow, music fest, through April 10.
KREMS: Wachau Gourmet Festival, through April 14.
VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, Reigen, through April 30.
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.
VIENNA: Sound Frame, festival for audio-visual expression, through April 15-24.
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 traditional Viennese music, April 21-May 13.
BREGENZ: Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival, performances April 22, 29 and 30, May 7 and 28.
ISCHGL: International Spring Snow Party, Cro performs, April 24.
ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, April 27-May 1.
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.
LINZ: Urfahraner Markt, traditional spring fun fair, April 30-May 5.
VIENNA: Genussfestival, sampling culinary specialties, Stadtpark, May 6-8.
VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, May 13-June 19.
ST. POELTEN: Ironman 70.3, May 22.
Belgium BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, through April 10.
BRUSSELS: Hopla! Festival of circus arts, free admission, VISMET/Sainte-Catherine quarter, through April 10.
GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels – international flower exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, through May 6.
BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, April 14-17.
SAINT-HUBERT: Hunting Belgium, hunting exposition, Domaine du Fourneau Saint Michel, April 15-17.
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.
SPA: ING Ardenne Roads, rally of pre-1969 sports cars, 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.
CINEY: Bourse Militaria, flea market for military memorabilia, 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.
LIEGE: Liege Jazz Festival, May 10-14.
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, a cappella music performed, through April 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.
LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 26-28.
POZEGA: Croatian One-Minute Film Festival, May 27-28.
Czech Republic PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 9-16.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Lucerna, April 15-17.
PRAGUE: I’Mozart Prague Music Festival, April 17-24.
OLOMOUC: Flora, horticultural exhibition, April 21-24.
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 AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, Voxhall and Atlas, through April 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.
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.
England BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, through April 10.
LONDON: The London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, through April 10.
HARROGATE: BBC Good Food Festival, through April 10.
HURST GREEN: Great British Food Festival, Stonyhurst College, through April 10.
OXFORD: Oxford Literary Festival, through April 10.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, through April 14.
LONDON: Circusfest, festival of international contemporary circus, Roundhouse, through April 24.
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.
LONDON: Cake International, The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating and Baking Show, Alexandra Palace, April 16-17.
LONDON: WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown, O2, April 18-19.
BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer Festival, Apex, April 20-23.
HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 21-24.
EXETER: Exeter Festival of South West 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: Antiques and Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace, May 1.
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: Alchemy, festival of South Asian culture, Southbank Centre, May 20-30.
LONDON: The London Good Food Show Summer in the City, Excel, May 20-22.
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.
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.
Estonia TALLINN: Estonian Music Days, highlights new creations by Estonian composers, through April 16.
TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 22-May 1.
Finland HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Kaapelitehdas, April 15-16.
HELSINKI: Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 22-24.
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.
France METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, food and wine fair, Parc des Expositions, through April 10.
PARIS: ECU–The European Independent Film Festival, through April 10.
PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 15.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 23.
TIGNES: Live in Tignes by Francofolies, free concerts and parties, April 11-13.
METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, April 16.
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.
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: 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.
Germany AUGSBURG: Augsburgerplaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, through April 10.
FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, through April 10.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 10.
NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, through April 10.
AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, through April 11.
HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 17.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberg Spring, international classical music festival, through April 30.
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, Volksfestplatz, April 16-17.
TRIER: Spring Wine Fair, Zurlauben Embankment, April 16-17.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, volksfest, Cannstatter Wasen, April 16-May 8.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 16; also May 21 and June 18.
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.
SAARBRUECKEN: Fotomarathon, 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.
THALE: Walpurgis Night celebrations, Hexentanzplatz, April 30.
GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, April 30-May 1.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Medieval Spectacle, Gartenschau, 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.
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.
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.
BAYREUTH: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, May 13-23.
REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, May 13-29.
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.
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, Karlzplatz, May 22.
DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, musical festival with many free concerts, May 26-29.
WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic cars by the Kurhaus, May 26-29.
LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.
WIESBADEN: Fotomarathon, May 28.
Hungary BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 17.
BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, through April 24.
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: 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 TORRITA DI SIENA: European Blues Challenge, City Hall, through April 9.
MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, through April 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, open wine cellars, May 28-29.
FERRARA: Palio, May 29.
MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 30-June 7.
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.
COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 21-22.
Malta COUNTRYWIDE: International Fireworks Festival, April 16, 23 and 30.
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 ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, through April 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.
Portugal FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, flower festival, through April 13.
LISBON: Fish and Flavors, culinary festival highlights fish and seafood, through April 17.
OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fri.-Sun. only, through April 25.
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 Internation Jazz Competition, May 14-21.
Scotland EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, through April 10.
ST. ANDREWS: The St. Andrews Golf Week, April 10-16.
EDINBURGH: Bupa Great Edinburgh Run, 10 mile run, April 17.
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.
LERWICK: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, April 28-May 1.
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 SEVILLE: April Fair, through April 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 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 SAAS-FEE: Allalin Races, amateur ski races on glacier, through April 9.
ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include James Morrison, Juanes, Simple Minds, Lisa Stansfield and others, through April 9.
BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, Volkshaus, through April 10.
CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, ski and music fest, through April 10.
VERBIER: Freeride World Tour, through April 10.
VERBIER: Impulse, Music and Ski Festival, through April 17.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 8.
SAAS FEE: Splash!, waterslide contest, April 15-16.
LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 16-24.
ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, traditional spring festival with parade and burning of winter effigy, April 18.
MORGES: Vide Greniers, flea market, April 24 and May 29.
ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 24.
LUCERNE: Honky Tonk Festival, live music at venues throughout town, April 29.
BASEL: Blickfang, design festival, Messe, April 29-May 1.
STANS: Alpine Cheese Market, April 30.
GRUYERE: Cheese Festival, May 1.
BASEL: Fantasy Basel, The Swiss Comic Con, Messe, May 5-7.
ZURICH: Zurich Tanzt, dance festival, May 13-15.
ASCONA: International Street Artist Festival, May 13-16.
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.
LUTRY: Brocante de Lutry, antiques market on shores of Lake Geneva, June 17-19.
Wales CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 15-17.
LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 16-24.
PORTHCAWL: Jazz Festival, April 22-24.
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.