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Spring is here, which means longer days and an ever-growing selection of festivals and events to get out and enjoy. Here is a sampling of events on the docket for April 15, 2016. Please verify details with tourist authorities or event organizers before setting out, particularly in light of recent events.

Austria OBERTAUERN: Fridge Festival, snowboard and freestyle competitions and electro/alternative music festival, through April 16.

VIENNA: WIKAM- Vienna International Art and Antiques Fair, Schloss Laxenburg, through April 17.

VIENNA: Sound Frame, festival for audio-visual expression, through April 24.

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, Reigen, through April 30.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 16.

SALZBURG/BERGHEIM: Wildstyle Tattoo Tour, Brandboxx, April 16-17.

LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 20-25.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 21-May 13.

BREGENZ: Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival, performances April 22, 29 and 30, May 7 and 28.

INNSBRUCK: Wildstyle Tattoo Tour, Messehalle D, April 23-24.

ISCHGL: International Spring Snow Party, Cro performs, April 24.

PUCH: Apple Blossom Festival, 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.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Marathon, May 1.

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.

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.

Belgium BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, through April 17.

SAINT-HUBERT: Hunting Belgium, hunting exposition, Domaine du Fourneau Saint Michel, through April 17.

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

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

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.

GENT: Floralies, flowers and plants against city landmarks, April 22-May 1.

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.

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: KunstenFestival desArts, citywide art festival, May 6-28.

BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, 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.

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 SPLIT: Croatia Boat Show, through April 17.

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

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

ZAGREB: St. Mark’s Festival, music festival, April 25-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 PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, through April 16.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, through April 17.

PRAGUE: Holi Festival of Colors, Novodvorska Cultural Center, April 16.

PRAGUE: Street Food Naplavka, April 16.

PRAGUE: I’Mozart Prague Music Festival, April 17-24.

OLOMOUC: Flora, horticultural exhibition, April 21-24.

PILSEN: celebration of end of WWII and liberation of Pilsen by the U. S. Army, May 5-8.

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, 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 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.

COPENHAGEN: FotoMarathon, June 6.

England LONDON: Circusfest, festival of international contemporary circus, Roundhouse, through April 24.

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

LONDON: The Decorative Arts and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, April 19-24.

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.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare’s Celebrations, April 23.

LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 24.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, April 24-May 1.

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.

VAASA: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 4-8.

HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 28-29.

Finland HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Kaapelitehdas, through April 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.

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

France NYON: Visions du Reel, international film festival, through April 23.

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

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.

GRIMAUD: Harley-Davidson Euro Festival, beach party and custom bike show, April 28-May 1.

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: 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.

Germany COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair for modern and contemporary art, Messe, through April 17.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 17.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberg Spring, international classical music festival, through April 30.

MUNICH: Fruehlingsfest, volksfest, Theresienwiese, through May 1.

MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 16.

WIESBADEN: Night of Open Galleries and Museums, April 16.

BAYREUTH: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, April 16-17.

NUREMBERG: Tattoo Expo Nuernberg, Arena Nuernberger Versicherung, 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.

LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, hiking through asparagus growing areas with stands for trying local delicacies, 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.

ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, 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.

DRESDEN: Fotomarathon, 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.

BENSHEIM: Bergstrasse vineyard hiking, 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.

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.

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.

ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 8.

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

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

REGENSBURG: Regensburg Marathon, 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.

WIESBADEN: Fotomarathon, May 28.

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

BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 17.

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.

Ireland LIMERICK: Limerick Film Festival, through April 16.

KILALOE: Kincora Trad Weekend, through April 17.

DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, through April 17.

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

CORK: Cork International Choral Festival, April 27-May 1.

DINGLE: Music & Arts Festival, April 28-May 2.

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

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

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

LIMERICK: Riverfest, barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, 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 BORGO A MOZZANO: Azalea exhibition, through April 17.

FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence Bike festival, Parco delle Cascine, through April 17.

PERUGIA: Fantacity, creative events aimed at kids and teens, through April 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.

GORIZIA: Ecomarathon Collio, 46, 24, or 9 km running routes, begins in Cormons, April 24.

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 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.

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 AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, through April 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, Vondelpark, April 20-24.

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.

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 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.

LISBON: Music Days in Belem, classical music concerts, April 22-24.

FUNCHAL: Madeira Film Festival, April 25-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 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.

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: Stockholm Film Festival Junior, features films geared to young audiences, through April 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.

STOCKHOLM: Asics Stockholm Marathon, June 4.

Switzerland VERBIER: Impulse, Music and Ski Festival, through April 17.

LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 8.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 8.

SAAS FEE: Splash!, waterslide contest, through April 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, dancing festival, May 13-15.

ASCONA: International Street Artist 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.

Wales CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, through April 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.

HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, festival of ideas, May 26-June 5.

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

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 29.


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