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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.


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