Festivals and events, April, 2017
AustriaNASSFELD: 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.
BelgiumBRUSSELS: 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.
CroatiaROVINJ: 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 RepublicPRAGUE: Fun Fatale, women’s contemporary circus festival, through April 2.
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.
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: 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.
EnglandOXFORD: 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.
EstoniaTALLINN: Estonian Music Days, highlights new works by Estonian composers, April 6-13.
TALLINN: Jazzkaar, jazz festival, April 21-30.
FinlandHELSINKI: 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.
FrancePARIS: 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.
GermanyWUERZBURG: 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.
HungaryBUDAPEST: 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.
IrelandDUBLIN: 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.
ItalyWATLES: 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.
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.
LuxembourgCITY: 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.
MaltaGOZO: 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.
MonacoMONTE-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.
NetherlandsTHE 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.
NorwayOSLO: 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.
PolandWARSAW: Warsaw Beer Festival, Legia Municipal Stadium, April 6-8.
PortugalSAO 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.
ScotlandBALLOCH: 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.
SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 2.
BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 25-30.
SpainTARRAGONA: 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.
SwedenSTOCKHOLM: 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.
SwitzerlandSAAS-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.
WalesCARDIFF: 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.