Festivals and events, April 14 and beyond
April 13, 2011
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.