Festivals and events for the weekend of March 9-10
This listing is based on the latest information available at press time; however, details are subject to change. It’s wise to check with the local tourist board before traveling.
VIENNA: Vienna festival, March 26-May 17. Cultural festival.
VIENNA: Easter market, April 9-25. Schönbrunn Palace.
STEYR: Shubert festival, April 14-May 8.
VIENNA: OsterKlang, April 15-25. Opera and concert festival.
SALZBURG: Easter festival, April 16-25. Classical music festival.
NAMUR: Great Bouge bonfire, March 13.
BRUSSELS: Brussels book fair, March 17-21. Tour & Taxis.
TOURNAI: Beer festival, March 19-20.
BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, March 20-31. Contemporary music festival.
MONS: Ducasse of Messines, March 25-27. Market.
BRUSSELS: Eurantica fine art and antiques fair, March 25-31. Expo.
MONS: Chocolate festival, March 26-27.
TOURNAI: Carnival, April 1-2.
STAVELOT: Carnival du Laetare, April 2-4. With the Blancs Moussis figures.
ANDENNE: Carnival of the bears, April 3. With parade.
BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Film, April 7-19.
PRAGUE: St. Mathew’s fair, through April 25. Fun fair at fairgrounds.
PRAGUE: Easter markets, through May 1. Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square
PRAGUE: International film festival, March 25-April 1.
BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, through March 13. Dog show in the NEC.
CAMBRIDGE: Science festival, March 14-27.
LONDON: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, March 17. Trafalgar Square
LONDON: Country Living fair, March 23-27. Crafts fair at Business Design Centre.
LONDON: Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race, March 26. River Thames.
LONDON: Head of the River race, April 2. River Thames.
OXFORD: Oxford folk festival, April 15-16.
LONDON: City marathon, April 17.
BORDEAUX: Flea market, March 11-12. Galeries des Grands Hommes.
ILLE-DE-FRANCE: Jazz festival, March 11-April 8.
STRASBOURG: Puppetry festival, March 18-April 3.
LYON: Lyon fair, March 18-28.
NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES: Charity wine sale, March 20.
CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES: Les Journées des Métiers d’Art, April 1-3. Art studios throughout region open to public.
PARIS: City marathon, April 10.
MUNICH: Strong beer season, through April 16.
STUTTGART: Retro Classics, March 11-13. Classic auto show at fairgrounds.
WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World, March 12-14. Rhein-Main Hallen.
BAD MERGENTHEIM: Horse market, March 13. Market square.
ELTVILLE: Easter egg market at Kloster Eberbach, March 19-20.
HAMBURG: DOM spring fair, March 25-April 25. Northern Germany’s biggest fun fair.
BUDAPEST: Spring festival, March 18-April 3. Cultural festival.
DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day festival, March 17-20.
GALWAY: International festival of literature, April 12-17.
PARMA: Fair of St. Joseph, through March 30. Honors saint who saved Sicily from famine
SIENA: Race of the donkeys, March 12-20.
ROME: City marathon, March 20.
LONIGO: Fair, March 25.
ROME: Photoshow, March 25-28. Photography fair in Fiera di Roma.
VERONA: Vinitaly, April 7-11. Wine fair.
MILAN: City marathon, April 10.
MAASTRICHT: European Fine Art Fair, March 18-27.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 24-May 20. Theme: “Germany: Poets and Philosophers.”
NOORDWIJKERHOUT-HEEMSTEDE: Bollenstreek flower parade, April 15-16.
GLASGOW: International comedy festival, March 11-28.
EDINBURGH: Scottish motorcycle show, March 12-13.
EDINBURGH: International science festival, April 9-22.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Flamenco festival, through March 12.
VALENCIA: San José Fallas, March 14-19. Festival featuring large cardboard monuments and fireworks.
ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 17.
GENEVA: International car show, through March 13. Fairgrounds.
BASEL: Baselworld, March 24-31. Watch and jewelry show.