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: Easter market, through April 25. Schönbrunn Palace.

VIENNA: Vienna festival, through May 17. Cultural festival

STEYR: Schubert festival, April 14-May 8.

VIENNA: OsterKlang, April 15-25. Opera and concert festival.

SALZBURG: Easter festival, April 16-25. Classical music festival.

VIENNA: City marathon, April 17.

KREMS: donaufestival, April 28-May 7. Avant-garde pop festival with theater, music, film and art.

BRUSSELS: Festival of Fantastic Film, through April 19.

BRUSSELS: Royal greenhouses open to public, April 15-May 8.

GREZ-DOICEAU: St. George’s Day, April 22-24. With historical parade.

CINEY: Flea market and antiques show, April 23-25. Fairgrounds.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, April 28-May 1. Contemporary art show at Brussels Expo.

BRUSSELS: Kundenfestivaldesarts, May 6-18. Performing and visual arts festival.


PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s fair, through April 25. Fun fair at fairgrounds.

PRAGUE: Easter markets, through May 1. Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square

PILSEN: Freedom Festival, May 6-9. Celebrating liberation of town in World War II by Americans.

COUNTRYWIDE: Liberation Day, May 8. National holiday.

PRAGUE: City marathon, May 8.

COPENHAGEN: Film festival, April 20-May 1.

RIBE: Viking market, April 30-May 6.

OXFORD: Oxford folk festival, April 15-17.

LONDON: Celebration of Dutch Queen’s birthday, April 16. Trafalgar Square.

LONDON: City marathon, April 17.

LONDON: St. George’s Day celebrations, April 23.

LONDON: Royal wedding, April 29. Prince William weds Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

ELY: Eel festival, April 30.

ROUGHAM AIRFIELD (Bury St. Edmunds): Large model air show, April 30-May 1.

HELSINKI: Circus festival, May 4-8.

LE MANS: Europa jazz festival, through May 15.

PARIS: Jules Verne festival, April 15-17. Grand Rex Theater.

GÉRARDMER (Lorraine): Daffodil festival, April 16-17. Flower festival with parades.

BERCK-SUR-MER: Kite festival, April 16-25.

CANNES: Shopping festival, April 21-24.

CABRIÈS-CALAS (Provence): Blessing of Horses, April 22-24. Blessing of more than 600 horses, plus bull races, games and exhibitions.

PARIS: Paris fair, April 28-May 8. Home furniture, leisure, health, world cultures at the Porte de Versailles.

ORLÉANS: Joan of Arc festival, April 28-May 8

MUNICH: Strong beer season, through April 16.

HAMBURG: DOM spring fair, through April 25. Northern Germany’s biggest fun fair.

MUNICH: Spring festival, through May 15. Fun fair at the Theresienwiese.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, April 15-May 8. Fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds.

RONNEBURG: Historical Easter egg market, April 16-17. Castle.

MAINZ-KASTEL: Historical Easter market, April 23-25. Reduit.

STUTTGART: Spring festival, April 23-May 15. Fun fair on the Cannstatter Wasen.

ROTHENBURG o.d.T: Historical shepherds’ dance, April 24, June 12, July 2-3, Sept. 4.

HARZ MOUNTAINS: Walpurgis Night, April 30-May 1.

RONNEBURG: Walpurgis Night and May market, April 30-May 1. Medieval re-enactments.

BUDAPEST: Pálinka festival, May 5-8. Celebrating Hungarian fruit brandies.

GALWAY: International festival of literature, through April 17.

BRAY: Jazz festival, April 29-May 1.

DUBLIN: Dance festival, May 7-22.

ROME: Birth of Rome celebrations, April 17.

NAPLES: City marathon, April 17

FLORENCE: Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart), April 24.

VENICE: St. Mark’s Day, April 25. With gondola race.

ROME: Good Friday procession, April 22. Pope leads torchlit procession on the Via Crucis from the Colosseum to Monte Palatino.

VENICE: St. Mark’s Day, April 25. With gondola race.

FLORENCE: International arts and crafts show, April 30-May 8. Fortezza da Basso.

NOSPELT: Eimaischen, April 25. Traditional fair and flea market


AMSTERDAM: Fantastic film festival, through April 23.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, through May 20. Theme: “Germany: Poets and Philosophers.”

ALKMAAR: Cheese market, Fridays through Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Waagplein.

NOORDWIJKERHOUT-HEEMSTEDE: Bollenstreek flower parade, April 15-16.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo, April 22-June 9. World’s biggest photo exhibition in Oude Kerk.

SCHEVENINGEN: Sand sculpture festival, April 24-June 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: Queens Day, April 30. Celebration of queen’s birthday.

LISBON: Fish and flavors festival, through April 17. Fish festival.

BRAGA: Holy Week, April 21-24.

EDINBURGH: Ceilidh Culture, through April 16. Traditional arts festival.

ST. ANDREWS: Golf week, through April 16.

EDINBURGH: International science festival, through April 22.

GLASGOW: Scottish bike show, April 16-17. SECC.

SHETLAND ISLANDS: Folk festival, April 28-May 1.

SPEYSIDE: Whisky festival, April 28-May 2.

EDINBURGH: Beltane fire festival, April 30. Ancient spring welcoming rite on Carlton Hill.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, April 17.

MADRID: City marathon, April 17.

COUNTRYWIDE: Holy Week, April 17-24.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians, April 21-24. Historical re-enactment.

MURCIA: Burial of the sardine, April 30. Carnival parade.

ZÚJAR: Moors and Christians festival, April 30-May 3.

STOCKHOLM: Easter celebrations, April 23-30. Skansen.

GOTHENBERG: International science festival, May 10-15.

LUCERNE: Traditional herdsmen festival, through April 17.

MORGES: Tulip festival, April 15-May 15.

MENDRISIO: Historical Easter procession, April 21-22.

ROMONT: Procession des Pleureuses, April 22. Religious Easter procession.

LUGANO: Easter celebrations in town, April 22-25.

ISTANBUL: International film festival, through April 17.

ISTANBUL: Puppet festival, through May 15.

ANKARA: Tango festival, April 20-24.

LLANDUDNO: Victorian festival, April 30-May 2.

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