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Festivals and events, April, 2017

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By KAREN BRADBURY | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 31, 2017

 

Austria

NASSFELD: Full Metal Mountain, hard rock festival on the slopes, through April 2.

KREMS: Wachau Gourmet Festival, through April 6.

HALL IN TIROL: Easter Festival Tirol, festival of music, dance and drama, through April 16.

VIENNA: Old Viennese Easter Market, Freyung, through April 17.

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

VIENNA: Easter Market, Schonbrunn Castle, April 1-17.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, skiing, music and parties, April 3-8.

VIENNA: Osterklang, Theater an der Wien, April 3-16.

ZELL AM SEE: World Rookie Finals, youth snowboarding competition, April 4-9.

GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 6-7.

GRAZ: Modepalast, designer pop-up store, Stadthalle, April 7-9.

ST. ANTON IN ARLBERG: New Orleans Meets Snow, music fest, April 7-9.

SALZBURG: Traditional Easter market, Open Air Museum, April 8.

VIENNA: Wildstyle and Messe Tattoo Messe Tour, Gasometer, April 8-9.

SALZBURG: Salzburg Easter Festival, classical music and opera festival, April 8-17.

SALZBURG: Wildstyle and Messe Tattoo Messe Tour, Sporthalle, April 15-16.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert, Andreas Bourani performs, April 16.

SOELDEN: Hannibal, open air theater, Rettenbach Glacier, April 21.

VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 21-May 18.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 22.

POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 22-23.

ISCHGL: Spring Snow Party, Anastacia performs, April 23.

VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 23.

LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 25-30.

KREMS: Donaufestival, April 28-May 6.

LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 29-May 7.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, Zucchero performs, April 30.

 

Belgium

BRUSSELS: Millenium, international documentary film festival, through April 2.

WAREGEM: Ronde van Vlaanderen, Tour of Flanders cycle race, through April 2.

ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Hangar 29 Wagnaatie, April 1-2.

BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, April 4-16.

GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels – floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 7-May 7.

BRUSSELS: Hopla! Festival of circus arts, free shows, April 10-16.

TOURNAI: Flower Market, April 14.

MONS: Trolls and Legends Festival, Mons Expo, April 14-16.

CINEY: Flea market and antiques fair, Expo, April 14-17.

LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 14-May 5.

NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 15.

JEMAPPES: Cavalcade and Giant’s Procession, April 16-18.

HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., April 17.

BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, April 20-23.

BRUSSELS: Off Course, Brussels Art Fair, features young and emerging contemporary art, Mont des Arts, April 20-23.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis April 21-23.

GENT: Hunting Belgium, hunting expo, Flanders Expo, April 21-23.

LEUVEN: Zythos Beer Festival, Brabanthal, April 22-23.

SPA: ING Ardenne Roads, rally of pre-1969 sports cars, April 22-23.

ANTWERP: 10 Miles & Marathon, April 23.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, April 27-May 1.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, April 27-May 7.

MEERHOUT: Groezrock, punk rock festival, April 29-30.

CINEY: Bourse Militaria, flea market for military memorabilia, April 30.

 

Croatia

ROVINJ: Istria Gourmet Festival, April 3.

SPLIT: Croatia Boat Show, April 5-9.

LABIN: 100 Miles of Istria Ultra Trail, April 7-9.

KOPRIVNICA: Fishermen to their town, freshwater fish celebration, April 8-9.

DUBROVNIK: Festiwine, wine festival, April 17-23.

DUBROVNIK: Aklapela, a cappella music performances, April 28-30.

DUBROVNIK: Half marathon, also 5 km fun run, April 30

 

Czech Republic 

PRAGUE: Fun Fatale, women’s contemporary circus festival, through April 2.

BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, through April 3.

PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 1.

VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting regional south Moravian wines, April 1.

PRAGUE: Easter markets, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, April 1-23.

PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 6-13.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, April 7-9.

PRAGUE: CACIB International Dog Show, PVO Expo Praha, April 15-16.

OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 28-29.

PRAGUE: Paleni Carodejnic (Witches Night) Parade, Lesser Town Square, April 30.

 

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Tivoli opens for summer season, April 6.

AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, Immolation, Inquisition and Havok play, April 7.

HORSENS: European Blues Challenge, Forum, April 7-8.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Games, computer gaming event, Oeksnehallen, April 12-15.

COPENHAGEN: Queen’s birthday celebrations, Royal family greets public from balcony of Amalienborg Palace, April 16.

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe VikingeCenter, April 24-30.

 

England

OXFORD: Oxford Literary Festival, through April 2.

LONDON: London Games Festival, celebrates video and interactive games, through April 9.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge's annual boat race, April 2.

LONDON: The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, April 4-9.

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 6-9.

LONDON: The London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, April 6-9.

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE: Bowness Bay Blues, blues festival, April 7-9.

LONDON: Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich and Woolrich, April 13-16.

CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 18-23.

BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer Festival, Apex, April 19-22.

HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 20-23.

CLITHEROE: Great British Food Festival, Stonyhurst College, April 21-23.

LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 21-May 7.

LONDON: Feast of Saint George, Trafalgar Square, April 22.

LONDON: Cake International, bakers fair, Alexandra Palace, April 22-23.

LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 23.

LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 29.

EXETER: Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, April 29-May 1.

LONDON: Canalway Cavalcade, canal boats gather in Little Venice area along the Grand Union Canal, April 29-May 1.

BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, April 29-May 1.

WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, April 29-May 1.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Estonian Music Days, highlights new works by Estonian composers, April 6-13.

TALLINN: Jazzkaar, jazz festival, April 21-30.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: World Figure Skating Championships, through April 2.

HELSINKI: Season, film festival featuring Finnish shorts, through April 2.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Cable Factory, April 7-8.

TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 8-9.

HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 22-23.

 

France

PARIS: Cinema du Reel, international festival of documentary films, through April 2.

PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, through April 2.

PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 28.

TIGNES: Live in Tignes by Francofolies, free slopeside concerts and parties, April 3-6.

LYON: Art3F, contemporary art fair, Eurexpo, April 7-9.

METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, April 7-9.

NICE: Salon des Vins et des Vignerons independants, Parc des Expositions, April 7-9.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, April 8 and 22.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 9.

ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, April 14-17.

MAGNY-COURS: 24 Heures Motos, motorcycle races, April 15-18.

ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 15-May 2.

PARIS: Color Run, 5 km run with throwing of colored powders, April 16.

PARIS: ECU–The European Independent Film Festival, April 21-23.

PARIS: Tour Auto Optic 2000, classic autos depart on rally to Biarritz from Grand Palais, April 24.

PARIS: Great Contemporary Art Fair at Bastille, April 27-May 1.

PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, April 27-May 8.

METZ: Art3F, contemporary art fair, Metz Expo, April 28-30.

PARIS: Musicora, event for music and musicians, Grande Halle de la Villette, April 28-30.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 14.

 

Germany

WUERZBURG: Fruehjahrsvolksfest, spring fun fair, Marktplatz and Talavera, through April 9.

TRIER: Easter market, Hauptmarkt, through April 2.

WIESBADEN: Easter market, pedestrian zone, through April 2.

NUREMBERG: Easter market, main market square, through April 17.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberg Spring, international classical music festival, through April 29.

MANNHEIM: Time Warp, Germany’s largest techno event, Maimarktgelaende, April 1.

HOMBURG: Ceramics market, April 1-2.

BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 2.

BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 2.

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburg Marathon, April 2.

NIERSTEIN: Fruehlingserwachen, open doors at the wineries of the Roter Hang, April 2.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Fruchthalle, April 4.

FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, April 5-8.

ESSEN: Techno Classica Essen, show for vintage, classic and prestige autos and motorcycles, Messe, April 5-9.

WUERZBURG: wine press hall festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 7-8.

STUTTGART: Tattooshow Stuttgart, Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, April 7-9.

WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, Mainfranken Theater, April 7-17.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, April 7-May 1.

ERFURT: Thuringian Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, April 7-May 1.

BENSHEIM: Irish Spring, festival of Irish Folk Music, Parktheater, April 9.

OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 9.

BENSHEIM: Good Friday procession, April 14.

BAYREUTH: Bayreuth Easter Festival, April 14-23.

MAINZ-KASTEL: Middle Ages Easter Market, April 15-17.

BAYREUTH: Fruehlingfest, traditional spring fun fair, April 15-23.

AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, April 15-May 1.

NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, April 15-May 1.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 15 and May 20.

STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, April 15-May 7.

BURG SATZVEY: Easter market, April 16-17.

REGENSBURG: Tattoo Oster Weekend, tattoo convention, Airport Obertraubling, April 16-17.

AUGSBURG: Augsburgerplaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, April 16-May 1.

TRAUNSTEIN: Traditional Sword Dance, starts 9 a.m., April 17.

HAMBURG: Documentary Film Week, April 19-23.

STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival, also in Freiburg, Rottenburg and Tuebingen, April 19-26.

STUTTGART: Spring Fair, fair for gardens, hobbies and free time activities, Messe, April 20-23.

ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 20-May 1.

FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5.0, Messe, April 21-23.

KALLSTADT: Fest of 100 wines, wine tasting event, April 21-24.

WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 21-24.

MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, April 21-May 5.

MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 22.

MUNICH: Night of the Jumps, motorcross show, Olympiahalle, April 22.

BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 22-23.

FRANKFURT: German Comic Con, Messe, April 22-23.

OPPENHEIM: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Landskrone Castle ruins, April 22-23.

SINSHEIM: Middle Ages Fest, Burg Steinsberg im Weiler, April 22-23.

ULM: Tattoo Convention, Messe, April 22-23.

STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 22-30.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 23.

LAHR: Tulip festival, April 23.

TORGAU: Elbetag, April 25.

COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair for modern and contemporary art, Messe, April 26-29.

WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 26-May 2.

STUTTGART: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Liederhalle, April 28.

MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, April 28-May 1.

HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, April 29-May 7.

GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, April 29-May 1.

MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 29-May 5.

GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 29-May 7.

MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 29-May 7.

DUESSELDORF: Metrogroup Marathon, April 30.

HEIDELBERG: SAS Half Marathon, April 30.

LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, culinary asparagus hike, April 30.

WOLFSTEIN: Culinary walk, April 30.

WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 30.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Friss Hus International Short Film Festival, through April 2.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, through April 23.

BUDAPEST: Titanic International Film Festival, April 6-13.

BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 8-9.

 

Ireland

DUBLIN: Five Lamps Arts Festival, through April 6.

CORK: Funderland, traveling fun fair, Creamfields, Tramore Park, April 1-23.

KILLALOE: Kincora Trad Weekend, April 6-9.

DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 9.

GALWAY: Galway Food Festival, April 13-17.

CARLOW: International Pan Celtic Festival, music and street entertainment, April 18-22.

DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 21-23.

CORK: Cork International Choral Festival, April 26-30.

TULLYCROSS: Connemara Mussel Festival, April 28-30.

BALLYDEHOB:Ballydehob Jazz Festival, April 28-May 1.

KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, April 28-May 1.

LIMERICK: Riverfest, barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, April 28-May 1.

 

Italy

WATLES: Nine Royals, ski and snowboard competition, Watles Ski Arena, through April 1.

MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, through April 2.

MODENA: Play, game festival, Modena Fairgrounds, April 1-2.

MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 2.

MILAN: Fiori e Sapori, floral arrangements on the Naviglio Grande, April 2.

ROME: Rome Marathon, April 2.

VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, run over the canals of Venice to benefit charity, April 2.

BOLOGNA: Children’s Book Fair, Fiere, April 3-6.

ROME: Romics, comics fair, Fiere, April 6-9.

MONTEPULCIANO: Art e Arti, handicrafts exhibition, fortress, April 15-25.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, cart pulled by oxen is laden with explosives and set off in front of Cathedral, April 16.

FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of frogs being pushed in wheelbarrows, April 21-23.

FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence Bike festival, Parco delle Cascine, April 21-23.

TURIN: Torino Comics, cosplay games fair, Lingotto Fiere, April 21-23.

FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 22-May 1.

MAROSTICA: La Rosina 1917- Granfondo, cycle race, April 23.

PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 23.

VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.

UDINE: A Tutta Birra, craft beer fair, April 27-30 and May 4-5.

BARDOLINO: International Fiat Parade, April 30.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: International Dog Expo, April 7-9.

CITY: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, April 17.

NOSPELT: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, April 17.

CITY: International Kizomba Festival, festival celebrates Angolan dance genre, April 28-May 1.

CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 29.

ECHTERNACH: Mill Man Trail, mountain biking event over 25-100 km distances, April 30.

 

Malta

GOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music, Madama Butterfly highlighted, through April 2.

MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, April 2.

TA' QALI: Lost and Found, music festival with parties and raves, April 13-16.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, through April 8.

MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 16-23.

MONTE-CARLO: Top Marques, luxury auto show, Grimaldi Forum, April 20-23.

MONTE-CARLO: Art Monte-Carlo, art salon, Grimaldi Forum, April 29-30.

 

Netherlands

THE HAGUE: Movies That Matter, documentary film festival, through April 1.

THE HAGUE: Rewire Festival, international contemporary music highlighted, through April 2.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Restaurant Week, three-course meals from 27.50 euros at participating restaurants, through April 14.

COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 1-2.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, April 3-9.

AMSTERDAM: World Minimal Music Festival, Musiekgebouw aan’t IJ, April 5-9.

ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 7-8.

ROTTERDAM: NN Marathon Rotterdam, April 8-9.

AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, in and around Vondelpark, April 12-16.

AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, April 12-22.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, April 14-July 9.

AMSTERDAM: DGTL Festival, electronic music festival, NDSM-Docklands, April 15-16.

AMSTERDAM: Meibockfestival, celebrates spring beers, Posthornkeerk, April 23.

HAARLEM: Flower Parade, parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 22; floats on display in Haarlem April 23.

UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 29-30.

THE HAGUE: Life I Live Festival, open-air musical acts throughout city, April 26.

UTRECHT: Vrijmarkt, city becomes giant flea market, April 26-April 27.

COUNTRYWIDE: King’s Day, April 27.

 

Norway

OSLO: Eurodoc European Documentary Film Festival, through April 2.

VOSSA: Vossa Jazz, jazz festival, April 7-9.

KAUTOKEINO: Sami Easter Festival, April 8-17.

OSLO: Inferno, metal festival, April 12-15.

BERGEN: City Marathon, April 29.

 

Poland

WARSAW: Warsaw Beer Festival, Legia Municipal Stadium, April 6-8.

 

Portugal

SAO MIGUEL, AZORES: Azores Airlines Rally, auto race, through April 1.

LISBON: Fish and Flavors, fish and seafood festival, through April 9.

LISBON: Lisbon Moto Show, Feira, April 5-9.

FUNCHAL: Madeira Film Festival, April 17-23.

LISBON: Motorclassico, classic auto salon, Feira, April 21-23.

LISBON: Cascais Lisboa Classic, 20 km running event, April 23.

SINES: Tall Ships Regatta, April 28-May 1.

 

Scotland

BALLOCH: Springfest, The Scottish Food and Drink Festival, Loch Lomond, April 1-2.

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 1-16.

ST. ANDREWS: The St. Andrews Golf Week, April 9-15.

PAISLEY: Paisley Beer and Food Festival, Town Hall, April 19-22.

EDINBURGH: Dead by Dawn, horror film festival, April 20-23.

EDINBURGH: Great Edinburgh Run, 10 mile run through center, April 23.

EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 26-May 7.

LERWICK: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, April 27-30.

DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, April 27-May 1.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, April 28-May 1.

EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.

 

Slovakia 

BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 2.

BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 25-30. 

 

Spain 

TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 4-9.

CUENCA: Week of Religious Music, April 8-16.

COUNTRYWIDE: Holy Week, religious celebrations, April 9-16.

MULA: Night of the Drums, April 11.

HELLIN: Tamborada, Easter drum festival, April 12-16.

MONTILLA-MORILES: wine-tasting festival, April 19-23.

MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, April 19-May 7.

MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, April 21-23; grand parade April 22.

ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 21-24.

VALENCIA: International Festival of the Winds, giant kites flown, Las Arenas, April 22-23.

BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.

MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 23.

SANTANDER: Half Marathon, April 23.

SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, April 26-May 1.

CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 27-May 1.

TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, April 28-May 1.

CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, April 30.

SEVILLE: April Fair, April 30-May 6.

 

Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Liquorice Festival, Globe Arena, April 1-2.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Film Festival Junior, features films geared to young audiences, April 3-8.

GOTHENBURG: Scifiworld, Svenska Maessen, April 8-9.

STOCKHOLM: Women’s Health Half Marathon, April 22.

STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 29.

STOCKHOLM: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations, Skansen open air museum, April 30.

 

Switzerland

SAAS-FEE: Allalin Races, downhill ski race takes place on glacier, through April 1.

ZURICH: Expovina Primavera, spring wine festival, PULS 5, Geissereihalle, through April 6.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival at Easter, sacred and concert music, April 1-9.

LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 1-9.

MORGES: Tulip Festival, April 1-May 14.

CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, ski and music festival, April 6-9.

LUCERNE: Honky Tonk Festival, live music throughout town, April 7.

ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 9.

GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, April 13-16.

ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Nelly Furtado, KT Tunstall, Michael Bolton and others, April 4-9.

BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, Volkshaus, April 4-9.

SAMNAUN DORF: International Spring Snow Party, Anastasia performs, April 23.

ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 24.

GENEVA: International Book Fair, Palexpo, April 26-30.

 

Wales

CARDIFF: Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, through April 2.

PWLLHELI: Sci-fi Weekender, sci-fi and fantasy festival, through April 2.

DOLGELLAU: Rally North Wales, April 1.

CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 7-9.

PORTHCAWL: Jazz Festival, April 7-9.

MOLD: Real Ale Trail, ale festival by bus, April 29.

LLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, April 29-May 1.

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