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Festivals and events, April 2018

By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: March 28, 2018

Austria

VIENNA: Vienna Blues Spring, blues concerts throughout city, through April 30.
NASSFELD: Full Metal Mountain, heavy metal band concerts, April 2-8.
GIGGIJOCH: Electric Mountain Festival, April 5-6.
VIENNA: Styrian Village, customs and traditions of Styria showcased, Town Hall, April 5-8.
WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, April 5-19.
ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: New Orleans meets Snow, slopeside jazz concerts, April 6-8.
POYSDORF: Weintour Weinviertel, open doors at wineries throughout Weinviertel wine region, April 7-8.
MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, music fest on the slopes, April 9-14.
ZELL AM SEE: Rookie Finals, snowboarding competition, April 10-15.
SOELDEN: The Nines, snowboarding competition, Tiefenbach Glacier, April 14.
VIENNA: Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe, Stadthalle, April 14-15; also Innsbruck April 21-22; Salzburg April 28-29.
ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, 9 km ski race is first stage in Arlberg Eagle Alpine triathlon, April 21.
ISCHGL: Spring Snow Party, Bastille performs, April 21.
VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, April 21-May 21.
VIENNA: Vienna City Marathon, April 22.
ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, closing concert performed by Helene Fischer, April 24.
LINZ: Crossing Europe, film festival, April 25-30.
VIENNA: Art Austria, Gartenpalais Liechtenstein, April 26-29.
KREMS: Donaufestival, April 27-May 6.
LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, April 28-May 6.
PUCH: Apple Blossom Fest, April 29.

 

Belgium

ANTWERP: Tattoo Convention, Hangar 29 Wagnaatie, through April 1.
CINEY: Flea market and antiques fair, Expo, through April 2.
ANTWERP: Tour of Flanders, cycle race between Antwerp and Oudenaarde, April 1.
HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2 p.m., April 2.
BRUSSELS: BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BOZAR, April 3-15.
GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels –floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, April 6-May 6.
BRUSSELS: Hopla! Festival of circus arts, free shows, April 9-15.
BRUSSELS: Balkan Trafik Festival, highlights Balkan and southeast European culture, April 19-22.
BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, contemporary art fair, Tour & Taxis, April 19-22.
GENT: Hunting Belgium, hunting expo, Flanders Expo, April 20-22.
BRUSSELS: Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competition, April 20-May 11.
LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, April 20-May 11.
NAMUR: Folknam, Namur Day of Traditions and Folklore, April 21.
SPA: ING Ardenne Roads, rally of pre-1969 sports cars, April 21-22.
ANTWERP: 10 Miles & Marathon, April 22.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, April 25-May 6.
BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, April 25-May 6.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, April 26-May 1.
ITTERBEEK: Night of the Great Thirst, highlights Gueze and Kriek beers, April 27.
LEUVEN: Zythos Beer Festival, Brabanthal, April 28-29.
CINEY: Bourse Militaria, flea market for military memorabilia, April 29.

 

Croatia

DUBROVNIK: Aklapela, choral groups known as klapas perform, April 6-8.
LABIN: 100 Miles of Istria Ultra Trail, April 6-8.
SPLIT: Croatia Boat Show, April 11-15.
DUBROVNIK: Festiwine, wine festival, Sunset Beach Lapad Bay, April 16-22.
OSIJEK: Tour of Croatia, distance cycling race, April 17-22.
KOPRIVNICA: Fishermen to their town, freshwater fish celebration, April 24-25.
DUBROVNIK: Half marathon, other runs of various distances, April 29.

 

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, through April 15.
PRAGUE: Days of European Film, Kino Lucerna, April 5-12.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring Swing Festival, swing dance festival, Palas Lucerna, April 6-8.
PRAGUE: Mladi Ladi Jazz, international contemporary jazz festival, April 6-30.
PRAGUE: Sportisimo Half Marathon, April 7.
VELKE BILOVICE: From Cellar to Cellar, tasting of the wines of south Moravia, April 7.
PRAGUE: Autoshow Praha, Expo Holesovice, April 12-15.
OLOMOUC: Tvaruzky Cheese Festival, April 21-22.
PRAGUE: Paleni Carodejnic (Witches Night) Parade, Lesser Town Square, April 30.

 

Denmark

AARHUS: Royal Metal Fest, music festival, Vester Alle, April 6.
COPENHAGEN: Queen’s birthday celebrations, Royal family greets public from balcony of Amalienborg Palace, April 16.
COPENHAGEN: 49 Timer, festival in Norrebro section of city, April 27-29.
COPENHAGEN: Sakura Festival, celebrates blossoming of cherry trees, Langelinie Park, April 28-29.
RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe Viking Center, April 30-May 6.

 

England

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 5-8.
LONDON: London Games Festival, celebrates video and interactive games, Victoria House, April 5-15.
LONDON: The London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, April 12-15.
CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge Literary Festival, April 13-15.
LONDON: The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, April 17-22.
BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer Festival, Apex, April 18-21.
LONDON: Creative Craft Show, ExCel, April 19-21.
LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, April 20-May 5.
LONDON: Feast of Saint George, Trafalgar Square, April 21.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare's Celebrations, April 21.
LONDON: Virgin Money London Marathon, April 22.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, April 22-29.
HARROGATE: Spring Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, April 26-29.
LONDON: Vaisakhi, traditional Sikh festival, City Hall, Trafalgar Square, April 28.

 

Estonia

TALLINN: Tallinn Music Week, 250 artists perform in various venues, April 4-8.
TALLINN: International Festival Jazzkaar, biggest jazz festival in Baltic region, April 20-29.

 

Finland

HELSINKI: Season Film Festival, April 5-8.
TAMPERE: Hevoset, horse fair, Exhibition and Sports Centre, April 7-8.
TAMPERE: Tampere Biennale, showcase of modern Finnish music, April 11-15.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Beer Festival, Cable Factory, April 13-14.
HELSINKI: Helsinki Coffee Festival, Cable Factory, April 20-22.
ESPOO: April Jazz Espoo, Tapiola, April 25-29.
HELSINKI: Helsinki10, 10 km run, April 28.
HELSINKI: Vappu- May Day celebrations, April 30-May 1.

 

France

ARLES: Feria de Paques, street party opens bullfighting season, through April 2.
L'ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE: International art fair and flea market, through April 2.
CHATELAILLON-PLAGE: Kite and Wind Festival, through April 2.
PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, jazz performances in Seine-St.-Denis, through April 13.
LE MANS: Europa Jazz, jazz festival, through May 6.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 27.
PARIS: Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Tuileries, April 4-8.
PARIS: Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, April 5-8.
MANDELIEU: Salon des Vins et des Vignerons independants, Centre Expo Congres, April 6-8.
METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, Parc des Expositions, April 6-8.
PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 8.
NYON: Visions du Reel, international film festival, April 13-21.
PARIS: Color Run, 5 km run with throwing of colored powders, April 15.
TIGNES: Live in Tignes by Francofolies, free slopeside concerts and parties, April 17-19.
METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, April 21.
MAGNY-COURS: 24 Heures Motos, motorcycle races, April 21-22.
ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, April 21-May 8.
PARIS: Tour Auto Optic 2000, classic autos depart on rally to Biarritz from Grand Palais, April 23.
BOURGES: Printemps Bourges, concerts, April 24-29.
PARIS: Grand Marche D’art Contemporain, contemporary art market, Esplanade du Chateau de Vincennes, April 27-May 1.
PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, April 27-May 8.
NIMES: The Great Roman Games, April 28-30.
ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, April 29-May 8.

 

Germany

MAINZ-KASTEL: Mittelalterliches Osterspektakel, Middle Ages market, Reduit, through April 2.
MUNICH: Markt der Sinne, market features art and home décor, Praterinsel, through April 2.
WUERZBURG: Flamenco Festival, Mainfranken Theater, through April 2.
BAYREUTH: Bayreuth Easter Festival, through April 7.
BAYREUTH: Fruehlingfest, traditional spring fun fair, through April 8.
BREMEN: Osterwiese, fun fair, Burgerweide, through April 8.
ERFURT: Thuringian Bach Weeks, celebrates music of Johann Sebastian Bach, through April 15.
FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair, Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 15.
NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, through April 15.
SPEYER: Fruehjahrsmesse, traditional spring fun fair, Festplatz, through April 15.
AACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, through April 16.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Fruehling, international music festival, dates through April 21.
HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, traditional spring fun fair, through April 22.
BAUTZEN: Easter riding procession, Sorbian Easter custom, April 1.
AUGSBURG: Augsburger Plaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, April 1-15.
TRAUNSTEIN: Georgi-Ritt, traditional Easter Monday horseback pilgrimage, April 2.
STUTTGART: Spring Fair, fair for gardens, hobbies and free time activities, Messe, April 5-8.
WUERZBURG: Wine press hall festival, indoor wine fest, Weingut Buergerspital, April 6-7.
STUTTGART: Tattooshow Stuttgart, Kulturhaus Arena Stuttgart-Wangen, April 6-8.
WIESBADEN: Fruehlingsfest, carnival rides at Elsaesser Platz, April 6-9.
MANNHEIM: Time Warp, techno event, Maimarktgelaende, April 7.
SPEYER: Wein am Dom, presentation of wines of the Pfalz, April 7-8.
BERLIN: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, April 8.
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU: Freiburg Marathon, April 8.
OPPENHEIM: Schlemmerwanderung, culinary vineyard hike, April 8.
FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, April 11-14.
HAMBURG: Documentary Film Week, April 11-15.
WUERZBURG: Landesgartenschau, April 12-Oct. 7.
STUTTGART: Fotomarathon, April 14.
WIESBADEN: Kurze Nacht, late openings at city’s museums and galleries, April 14.
BONN: Deutsche Post Marathon, April 15.
FRANKFURT: Cider World, Palmengarten, April 15.
WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, April 18-24.
STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival, also in Freiburg, Rottenburg and Tuebingen, April 18-25.
COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair for modern and contemporary art, Messe, April 19-22.
ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, April 19-29.
WUERZBURG: Residenzlauf, 10 km road race, April 20.
FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5, Messe, April 20-22.
FLONHEIM: Trullo in Flammen, wine tasting in the vineyards, April 21.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, April 20-29.
STUTTGART: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Liederhalle, April 20; also Ulm April 21; Karlsruhe April 22; Frankfurt April 23-24; Mannheim April 24; Aachen April 26; Tuebingen April 28; Munich April 29; Nuremberg April 30.
MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, April 20-May 6.
MUNICH: Flea market, Theresienwiese, April 21.
MUNICH: Night of the Jumps, motorcross show, Olympiahalle, April 21.
BAD SAECKINGEN: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Schlosspark, April 21-22.
OPPENHEIM: Middle Ages Spectaculum, Landskrone Castle ruins, April 21-22.
WOLFSTEIN: Culinary walk, April 21-22.
STUTTGART: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Porsche Arena, April 21-29.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, April 21-May 13.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, April 21; also May 19; June 16; July 21; Aug. 18 and 25; Sept. 15 and Oct. 10.
HEIDELBERG: SAS Half Marathon, April 22.
LAHR: Tulip festival, Stadtpark, April 22.
GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, April 22-May 5.
BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.
BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, April 26-May 12.
TORGAU: Elbetag, April 27-29.
KALLSTADT: Fest of 100 wines, wine tasting event, April 27-May 1.
MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, April 27-May 1.
MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, April 28.
KIRCHHEIM: Weinwanderung, vineyard hike, April 28-29.
BAYREUTH: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, April 28-29.
ELTVILLE: Spring Festival, wine tasting on the Rhine riverbanks, April 28-May 1.
GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, April 28-May 1.
TRIER: Dampfspektakel, steam trains underway between Trier, Koblenz and Saarbruecken, April 28-May 1.
MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, April 28-May 6.
MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, April 28-May 6.
DUESSELDORF: Metrogroup Marathon, April 29.
HAMBURG: Haspa Marathon, April 29.
LAMPERTHEIM: Spargelwanderung, culinary asparagus hike, April 29.
ZELL: Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival, wine fest on the steep banks of the Mosel, April 29.

 

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, through April 22.
BUDAPEST: Friss Hus Short Film Festival, Toldi Cinema, April 3-8.
BUDAPEST: Titanic International Film Festival, April 4-13.
BUDAPEST: VinCE Budapest Wine Show, Varkert Bazar, April 5-7.
BUDAPEST: Half Marathon, April 14-15.

 

Ireland

DUBLIN: Comic Con, Convention Centre, through April 1.
DUBLIN: Dublinia Viking Fest, Wood Quay, through April 2.
GALWAY: Galway Food Festival, through April 2.
WATERFORD: International Viking Festival and Roadshow, through April 2.
CORK: Funderland, traveling fun fair, Creamfields, Tramore Park, through April 8.
DONEGAL: International Pan Celtic Festival, music and street entertainment, April 3-8.
DUBLIN: Gin Experience Dublin, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, April 6-7.
DUBLIN: Great Ireland Run, 10 km run in Phoenix Park, April 15.
CORK: Cork International Choral Festival, April 18-22.
DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 20-22.
DUBLIN: Sumo Run, 5 km run in inflatable sumo suit benefits cancer charity, Marley Park, April 22.

 

Italy

MONTEPULCIANO: ArtEArti, handicrafts exhibition, fortress, through April 2.
FLORENCE: Explosion of the Cart, Easter celebrations in front of cathedral, April 1.
MODENA: Play, game festival, Modena Fairgrounds, April 6-8.
FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of teams pushing frogs in wheelbarrows, April 8.
MILAN: Milan Marathon, April 8.
ROME: Rome Marathon, April 8.
MILAN: Fiori e Sapori, floral arrangements on the Naviglio Grande, April 8.
FLORENCE: Bicifi, Florence Bike festival, Fortezza da Basso, April 13-15.
MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 13-15.
TURIN: Torino Comics, cosplay games fair, Lingotto Fiere, April 13-15.
VENICE: Su e zo per i Ponti, run over the canals of Venice to benefit charity, April 15.
MILAN: Milan Fashion Week, April 17-22.
EMPOLI: Ludicomix Bricks and Kids, fair celebrates all kinds of games. April 21-22.
SAN QUIRICO: Orcia Wine Festival, April 21-25.
ANGHIARI: Mostra Mercato Dell'artigianato, artisanal craft fair, April 21-May 1.
FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 21-May 1.
GORIZIA: Ecomarathon Colliobrda, 46, 24, or 9 km trails through Italy and Slovenia, begins in Cormons, April 22.
MAROSTICA: Granfondo, cycle race, April 22.
PADOVA: St. Anthony Marathon, April 22.
ROME: Natale di Roma, city celebrates its birthday with a historical parade departing from Circo Massimo, April 22.
NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, April 24-May 13.
VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.
BARDOLINO: International Fiat Parade, April 29.

 

Luxembourg

CITY: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, Palace of the Grand Dukes, April 2.
NOSPELT: Emaischen, sale of small ceramic bird whistles, April 2.
CITY: International Dog Expo, Luxexpo The Box, April 7-8.
CITY: DKV-Urban Trail, 13, 18, 27 and 34 km trail runs through city’s scenery, April 22.
CITY: International Kizomba Festival, festival celebrates Angolan dance genre, April 27-30.
CITY: Duck Race, race of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 28.

 

Malta

GOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music, Norma highlighted, April 1-29.
MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, April 15.

 

Monaco

MONTE-CARLO: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, through April 8 and April 26-29.
MONTE-CARLO: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, pro tennis tournament, April 16-23.
MONTE-CARLO: Top Marques, luxury auto show, Grimaldi Forum, April 19-22.
MONTE-CARLO: Art Monte-Carlo, art salon, Grimaldi Forum, April 28-29.

 

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: DGTL Festival, showcases underground electronic dance music, NDSM Docklands, through April 1.
AMSTERDAM: Unfair Amsterdam, art fair and exposition, Westergasfabriek, through April 2.
THE HAGUE: Rewire Festival, international contemporary and experimental music highlighted, April 6-8.
COUNTRYWIDE: “Get into the Greenhouse,” greenhouses open to visitors, April 7-8.
ROTTERDAM: Marathon Rotterdam, April 7-8.
COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Week, reduced prices at 400 museums, April 9-15.
AMSTERDAM: Sounds of the Underground Festival, alternative and independent music festival, Occii and other venues, April 10-15.
AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, Eye, April 11-21.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, April 14-July 22.
ROTTERDAM: Motel Mozaique, festival for music, art and performance, April 19-21.
HAARLEM: Flower Parade, parade departs Noordwijk at 9:30 a.m. April 21; floats on display in Haarlem April 22.
AMSTERDAM: Meibock festival, celebrates spring beers, Posthornkeerk, April 22.
UTRECHT: Elfia, fantasy fair, Castle de Haar, April 21-22.
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: Inferno Metal Festival, Rockefeller, through April 1.
KARASJOK AND KAUTOKEINO: Easter Festival, Sami culture and reindeer race, through April 2.
OSLO: Norwegian Military Tattoo, Spektrum, April 20-22.
KRISTIANSUND: Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, April 25-29.
BERGEN: City Marathon, April 28.

 

Portugal

BRAGA: Holy Week celebrations, through April 2.
LISBON: Fish and Flavors, fish and seafood festival, April 5-15.
LISBON: Motorclassico, classic auto salon, Feira, April 6-8.
LISBON: Cascais Lisboa Classic, 20 km running event, April 15.
FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, April 19-May 6; parade April 22.
LISBON: Music Days in Belem, classical music concerts, Belem Cultural Center, April 26-29.
LISBON: Indie Lisboa, film festival, April 26-May 6.
BARCELOS: Festival of the Crosses, traditional festivities of the Alto Minho region, April 30-May 6.

 

Scotland

EDINBURGH: Edinburgh International Science Festival, through April 15.
EDINBURGH: Dead by Dawn, horror film festival, April 19-22.
EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 26-May 6.
EDINBURGH: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.

 

Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Marathon, April 8.
BRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, April 24-29.

 

Spain

COUNTRYWIDE: Semana Santa, Holy Week festivities, through April 1.
HELLIN: Tamborada- Drum Festival, through April 1.
CUENCA: Week of Religious Music, through April 8.
MURCIA: Burial of the Sardine, grand parade April 7.
VALENCIA: International Festival of the Winds, giant kites flown, Las Arenas, April 7-8.
SEVILLE: April Fair, April 15-21.
CORDOBA: Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles, tasting wines of the region, April 18-22.
MADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, April 18-May 6.
MADRID: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, April 22.
ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, April 22-24.
BARCELONA: St. Jordi Festival, books and flower stalls through town, April 23.
SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, April 25-30.
TARRAGONA: Dixieland Jazz Festival, April 25-30.
CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, April 27-May 1.
CORDOBA: Battle of the Flowers, April 28.
TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, April 28-May 1.

 

Sweden

GOTHENBURG: GBG Beer Week, beer festival, through April 7.
GOTHENBURG: Beer and Whisky Show, Maessan, April 6-7.
STOCKHOLM: Supermarket- Stockholm Independent Art Fair, April 12-15.
STOCKHOLM: Liquorice Festival, Globe Arena, April 14-15.
STOCKHOLM: Stockholm Film Festival Junior, features films geared to young audiences, April 16-21.
STOCKHOLM: Culture Night, April 21.
STOCKHOLM: Walpurgis, bonfires and celebrations, Skansen open air museum, April 30.

 

Switzerland

MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 6.
ST. MORITZ: Music Summit, club music festival, April 5-8.
ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, this year’s artists include Norah Jones, Kodaline, Sarah Connor, The Kooks and others, April 10-14.
BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, Volkshaus, April 10-15.
CRANS-MONTANA: Caprices Festival, music festival, April 12-15.
LUCERNE: Fumetto, International Comics Festival, April 14-22.
ZURICH: Sechselaeuten, spring festival features burning of winter effigy, April 16.
GENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, April 19-21 and April 26-28.
ZURICH: Zurich Marathon, April 22.
SAMNAUN DORF: International Spring Snow Party, Bastille performs, April 22.
GENEVA: International Book Fair, Palexpo, April 25-59.
LUCERNE: Honky Tonk Festival, live music throughout town, April 27.

 

Wales

CHEPSTOW: Walking Festival, April 4-8.
LAUGHARNE: The Laugharne Weekend, festival of literature, music and sporting legends, April 6-8.
CARDIFF: RHS Flower Show, April 13-15.
PORTHCAWL: Jazz Festival, April 13-15.
CARDIFF: Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, April 21-29.

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