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Hannah Button tends to orchids on display at Kew Gardens in London. From Feb. 4 to March 5, the gardens’ popular annual Orchids Festival returns, this year with a theme celebrating the colors, culture and plant life of India. The festival will feature giant displays of exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films, talks by orchid experts and more. Entry to the festival is included with day admission. Book tickets at kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids.
Hannah Button tends to orchids on display at Kew Gardens in London. From Feb. 4 to March 5, the gardens’ popular annual Orchids Festival returns, this year with a theme celebrating the colors, culture and plant life of India. The festival will feature giant displays of exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films, talks by orchid experts and more. Entry to the festival is included with day admission. Book tickets at kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids. (Courtesy of RBG Kew)

AustriaGASTEIN: Art on Snow, ice sculpture exhibition, through Feb. 3.

INNSBRUCK/IGLS: World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton, through Feb. 5.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, through Feb. 5.

VIENNA: Viennese Ice Dream, skating in front of City Hall, through March 12.

KOESSEN: Kaiserwinkl Magic Winter Night of Lights, laser show and fire artists, Walschsee Lake, Feb. 2, 9 and 16.

VIENNA: Ball Season, Ball of the International Atomic Energy Agency Staff Association, Feb. 4; European Reformation Ball, Feb. 10; Hofburg Ball of Viennese business, Feb. 11; Ball of Viennese Coffee House Owners, Feb. 17; Johann Strauss Ball, Feb. 18; Opera Ball, Feb. 23; Rose Ball, Feb. 23; Bonbon Ball, Feb. 24; Refugee Ball, Feb. 24; Lawyers Ball, Feb. 25; Firemen’s Ball Feb. 25; Rudolf Masked Ball Feb. 27; Elmayer-Kraenzchen Ball Feb. 28.

INNSBRUCK: Air + Style Festival, Olympia Grounds, Feb. 3-4.

HOCHFILZEN: IBU World Championships Biathlon, Feb. 8-19.

KAPRUN: Night Of The Balloons, Leschnerberg, Feb. 13.

ZELL AM SEE: Night of the Balloons, Feb. 15.

SALZBURG: Hohe Jagd & Fischerei, hunting and fishing expo, Messezentrum, Feb. 16-19.

VIENNA: Art Vienna 2017, international art fair, Feb. 23-26.

GASTEIN: Red Bull Playstreets, Feb. 24.

ST. LEONHARD IM PITZTAL: Pitztal Wild Face Extreme Freeride, freeride speed competition, Feb. 24-26.

KITZBUHEL: Streif Vertical Up, 860 meter upward race, Feb. 25.

VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 25-March 26.

PERTISAU: Achensee Lake 3-Valleys-Run, cross-country ski race, Feb. 26.

BelgiumBRUSSELS: Music Industry Awards, Palais 12, Feb. 2.

BRUSSELS: Salon des Vacances, travel expo, Brussels Expo, Feb. 2-5.

DAMME: Smaak, small beer festival pours beer from Belgium and Ireland, Feb. 3.

BRUSSELS: Sports Fair, display of various sports, Brussels Expo Hall 8, Feb. 3-5.

SPA: Whisky Live Belgium, Rue Servais 8, Feb. 3-5.

ANTWERP: Pastry Week, special deals at bakeries and patisseries, Feb. 3-12.

BRUGGE: Brugge Beer Festival, Beurshal, Feb. 4-5.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, fair for discovering young art, Van Nellefabriek, Feb. 9-12.

BRUGGE: Winter Sparks, fire shows and outdoor entertainment. Feb. 11-12.

BRUSSELS: Salon du Chocolat, Chocolate Expo, Feb. 10-12.

MONS: International Love Film Festival, Feb. 10-17.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 16-20.

BASTOGNE: Legend Boucles, auto rally, Feb. 18-19.

GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, Flanders Expo, Feb. 24-26.

SOHIER: Weekend of Special Beers, Feb. 24-26.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Feb. 24-March 5.

BRUSSELS: Comic Con, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 25-26.

BINCHE: Carnival, includes the Gilles, Feb. 26-28.

CroatiaDUBROVNIK: Candle Mass, Celebration of St. Blaise, Feb. 2-3.

DONJA STUBICA:Peasants' Revolt-Battle of Stubica, costumed re-enactment, Feb. 11.

ZAGREB: International Boat Show, Fairgrounds, Feb. 22-26.

RIJEKA: International carnival parade, Feb. 26.

Czech RepublicPRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Winter Run, Feb. 4.

BEDRICHOV: Jizerska 50, long distance ski race, Feb. 17-19.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Golden Beer Seal, international brewer’s competition, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 13-18.

PRAGUE: Czech-Slovak Ball, Municipal House, Feb. 18.

PRAGUE: Winter Run, Feb. 25.

PRAGUE: Let it Roll, indoor drum and base festival, Expo grounds, Feb. 25.

CESKY KRUMLOV: carnival festivities, Feb. 25-28.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 25-April 17.

DenmarkCOPENHAGEN: Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Feb. 1-3.

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, Feb. 3-26.

ODENSE: World Toelt, Icelandic horse show, Feb. 10-11.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Dining Week, discounted meals in restaurants, Feb. 12-19.

COPENHAGEN: Jewish Film Festival, Cinemateket, Feb. 13-19.

EnglandLONDON: London International Mime Festival, through Feb. 4.

LONDON: VAULT Festival, entertainment and shows in vaulted chambers beneath Waterloo, through March 5.

LONDON: The Holiday & Travel Show, Olympia, Feb. 2-5.

BIRMINGHAM: Music Fair, sale of vinyl records and music memorabilia, South and City College, Feb. 4; also London, Tollworth Recreation Centre, Feb. 11; Norwich, St. Andrew’s Halls, Feb. 18; Manchester, George Carnall Leisure Centre, Feb. 26.

LONDON: Orchid Festival, Kew Gardens, Feb. 4-March 5.

LONDON: Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, Feb. 9-19.

BLACKPOOL: Showzam, festival of circus, magic and variety, Feb. 11-14.

LONDON: Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Feb. 15-26.

LONDON: Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show and London Bike Show, Excel, Feb. 16-19.

LONDON: MCN London Motorcycle Show, Excel, Feb. 17-19.

LONDON: Maslenitsa Russian Festival Week in London, Feb. 19-26.

JORVIK: Viking Festival, Jorvik Viking Centre, Feb. 20-26.

LONDON: The London Classic Car Show, Excel, Feb. 23-25.

LONDON: London Fashion Week Festival, fashion shows and shopping, The Store Studios, The Strand, Feb 23-26.

OLNEY: International Pancake Day, pancake race against the women of Liberal, Kansas, Feb. 28.

FinlandHELSINKI: Motorcycle Exhibition, Messukeksus, Feb. 3-5.

HELSINKI: International Boat Show, Messukeksus, Feb. 10-19.

LAHTI: Nordic World Ski Championships, Feb. 22-March 3.

FranceSURESNES: Suresnes Cites Danse, hip hop dance festival, Jean Vilar Theatre, through Feb. 5.

PARIS: winter sales, through Feb. 21.

CALAIS: Salon des Vignerons et des Terroirs, wine and culinary fair, Forum Gambetta. Feb. 3-5.

CLERMONT-FERRAND: International Short Film Festival, Feb. 3-11.

PARIS: Salon Retro Mobile, vintage auto show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 8-12.

METZ: Creativa, craft and hobby fair, Expo, Feb. 9-12.

METZ: Chocolate and Gourmet Fair, Expo, Feb. 9-12.

NICE: carnival, this year’s theme is “King of Energy,” various dates Feb. 11-25.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 11-March 1.

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER: Combat Naval Fleuri, flower battle takes place on the water, Feb. 13.

MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa Festival, Feb. 15-22.

STRASBOURG: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Independants, wine fair, Wacken Halls 20/21, Feb. 17-20.

PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 25-March 5.

PARIS: Carnaval de Paris, street celebrations, Promenade de Boeuf Gras, Feb. 26.

GermanyDORTMUND: Jagd und Hunt, hunting expo, Messe, through Feb. 2.

BAD WIESSSEE: Tegernseer Tal Montgolfiade, ballooning competition, through Feb. 5.

BERLIN: transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, Feb. 2-March 5.

OFFENBURG: Baden Classics, horse jumping competition, Feb. 2-5.

DRESDEN: SemperOpernball, fancy dress ball benefits charity, Feb. 3.

FELDBERG: FIS Ski Cross World Cup, Feb. 3-5.

LEIPZIG: Motorcycle trade fair, Feb. 3-5.

KARLSRUHE: Indoor Meeting, light athletics event part of IAAF World Indoor Tour, Feb. 4.

ELMSTEIN: Harzofen Blues, blues course for advanced learners, NaturFreund Haus, Feb. 4-5.

OBERAMMERGAU: Koenig Ludwig Lauf, country's biggest cross-country skiing competition, 23 or 50 km trails, Feb. 4-5.

SCHLUCHSEE: Fischbach Ski Lift anniversary celebrations, Feb. 4-5.

BERNAU: Snow Sculpture Festival, Feb. 9-12.

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, Feb. 9-19.

BERLIN: ISTAF Indoor, athletics competition, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Feb. 10.

FELDBERG: FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup, Feb. 10-12.

MUNICH: Braukunst Live, showcase of craft beers, MVG-Museum, Feb. 10-12.

STUTTGART: Motorrad Live Stuttgart, motorcycle stunt show and exhibition, trade fairgrounds, Feb. 10-12.

BOCHUM: Steampunk Jahrmarkt, Feb. 11-12.

SCHOEMBERG: Ice Challenge, mountain bike racing on ice, course lengths of 41 or 7 km or Bike & Run Ice Dualthon of 21 km bike and 5 km run, Feb. 12.

COLOGNE: Cologne Music Week, concerts and parties, Koelner Stadtgarten, Feb. 14-21.

ESSEN: Fahrrad, bicycle expo, Messe, Feb. 16-19.

KARLSRUHE: Art Karlsruhe, Messe, Feb. 16-19.

BREMEN: Bremen Carnival, Germany’s biggest samba carnival, Feb. 17-18.

MUNICH: IMOT, international motorcycle exhibition, MOC, Feb. 17-19.

BOCHUM: Historical market, Jahrhunderthalle, Feb. 18-19, 25-26 and March 4-5.

MUNICH: f.re.e., tourism and travel fair, Messe, Feb. 22-26.

DIETFURT: Chinese Fasching, carnival celebrated with Chinese flair, Feb. 23.

FELDBERG AM SCHWARZWALD: Hexen Contest, free skiing for those in witch costume, Feb. 24.

HEIDELBERG:Vampire Ball, Feb. 25.

AACHEN: Rose Monday Parade, Feb. 27.

COLOGNE: Rose Monday Parade, Feb. 27.

DUSSELDORF: Rose Monday Parade, Feb. 27.

MAINZ: Rose Monday Parade, Feb. 27.

ROTTWEIL: Narrensprung, fool’s jump carnival celebrations, Feb. 27-28.

MUNICH: Dance of the Market Women, Viktualienmarkt, Feb. 28.

NECKARSTEINACH: traditional fire wheel, starts 7 p.m., Darsberg, Feb. 28.

HungaryBUDAPEST: Winter Food Fest, Erzsebet Square, through Feb. 5.

BUDAPEST: Mangalica Festival, celebrates pork products, Feb. 10-12.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Fish Festival, Millenaris Park, Feb. 12-14.

MOHACS: Busojaras, frightening masked figures in long woolen cloaks celebrate end of carnival, Feb. 23-28.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Boat Show and Budapest Motor Festival, Hungexpo, Feb. 24-26.

IrelandDERRY: The Derry International Irish Music Festival, through Feb. 5.

KILLORGLIN: Biddy’s Day, Imbolg Celtic Festival traditional celebrations, Feb. 4.

DUBLIN: Chinese New Year Spring Festival Fair, Custom House Quay, Feb. 5.

DUBLIN: Dublin Tech Summit, The CCD, Feb. 15-16.

DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, Feb. 16-26.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, traditional music festival, Gleneagle Hotel, Feb. 22-26.

DUBLIN: All Tech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Convention Centre, Feb. 23-25.

DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, Feb. 23-27.

ItalyMILAN: MAM Mostra a Milano, art fair, Fiere, through Feb. 5.

TURIN: Automotoretro, auto show, Lingotto Fiere, Feb. 3-5.

NAPLES: Mostra de Oltremare, half marathon, Feb. 5.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival parades, Feb. 5, 12, 18, 26 and 28.

MILAN: Affordable Art Fair, Superstudio Piu, Feb. 9-12.

ROME: Hobby Show, Salone delle Fontane, Feb. 10-12.

FLORENCE: Chocolate Fair, artisan chocolate fair, Piazza della Annunziata, Feb. 10-19.

VERONA: Verona in Love, Feb. 11-14, includes Romeo & Juliet Half MarathonFeb. 12.

MODENA: Modenantiquaria, antiques expo, Fiere, Feb. 11-19.

VENICE: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 11-28.

IVREA: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 11-March 1; Battle of the Oranges Feb. 26.

AGRIGENTO: Mandorlo in Fiore, almond blossom festival, Fridays through Sundays only, Feb. 11-March 13.

GENOVA: Arte Genova, modern and contemporary art show, Fiera, Feb. 17-20.

NAPLES: Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, Expo Center, Feb. 24-28.

VICENZA: Pescare Show, fishing and spinning expo, Fiera, Feb. 25-27.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Habsburg Carnival, characters wear costumes inspired by the Imperial Court of Vienna in the 19th century, Feb. 27-March 3.

LuxembourgCITY: Antiques and Art Fair, Luxexpo, Feb. 3-6.

DIEKIRCH: Carnival parade, departs 2:30 p.m., Feb. 26.

MaltaGOZO: Gaulitana Festival of Music, Madama Butterfly highlighted, Feb. 25-April 2.

MonacoMONACO: SIAM international motor show, showcases environmentally sound autos and technology, Feb. 16-19.

NetherlandsROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, through Feb. 5.

AMSTERDAM: ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “Music Inspires,” Arena, through March 5.

AMSTERDAM: House Dance Forever, Paradiso, Feb. 4.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, international art fair, Feb. 9-12.

ROTTERDAM: ABM AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Feb. 13-19.

DELFT: Delft Blues Festival, Feb. 17-19.

AMSTERDAM: Wonderland Festival Indoor, Thuishaven, Feb. 18.

AMSTERDAM: Sonic Arts Academy, festival and academy, Paradiso and other venues, Feb. 23-25.

NorwayTROMSO: Sami Week, includes traditional market and reindeer racing, Feb. 1-7.

TROMSO: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, through Feb. 4.

RJUKAN:Ice Festival, ice climbing competitions, Feb. 10-12.

ROEROS:Roerosmartnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 21-25.

PortugalPORTO: Fantasporto, International film festival, showcases fantasy and sci-fi films, Feb. 24-March 4.

FUNCHAL: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 25-28.

ScotlandGLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, through Feb. 5.

EDINBURGH: Mountain Film Festival, George Square Lecture Theater at Edinburgh University, Feb. 4-5.

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 15-19.

GLASGOW: Music Fair, sales of records and music memorabilia, Bellahouston Leisure Center, Feb. 25.

INVERNESS: Inverness Music Festival, competitive music festival, Feb. 25-March 8.

SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: Winter Food Festival, through Feb. 15.

BRATISLAVA: Saxophobia, saxophone festival, Feb. 24-26.

SloveniaLJUBLJANA: Ment Festival, club festival and conference, Feb. 1-3.

SpainMADRID: Gastrofestival, through Feb. 5.

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE: Carnival celebrations, through March 5.

BOCAIRENT: Moors and Christians Festival, Feb. 3-7.

SEVILLE: Zurich Marathon Sevilla, Feb. 19.

MADRID: Arco Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair, Feria de Madrid, Feb. 22-26.

PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: Transgrancanaria, ultramarathon through rugged mountain terrain, Feb. 22-26.

CADIZ: Carnival de Cadiz, Feb. 23-March 5.

MADRID: Classic Auto, vintage auto fair, Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo, Feb. 24-26.

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, Feb. 24-March 11.

SwedenJOKKMOKK: Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sami meeting, through Feb. 5.

GOTHENBURG: Gotenborg International Film Festival, through Feb. 6.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Boat Show, Maessan, Feb. 4-12.

STOCKHOLM: Stockholm International Antiques Fair, Stockholmsmaessan, Feb. 16-19.

UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 23-26.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Horse Show, Maessan, Feb. 23-26.

SwitzerlandGSTAAD: Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, highlights violin performances, through Feb. 4.

GENEVA: Antigel Festival, art and cultural festival, through Feb. 19.

ST. MORITZ: FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Feb. 6-19.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse races on snow, Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

BERN: Suiss Nautic, boat show, Feb. 15-19.

ZURICH: Swiss Moto, motorcycle expo, Messe, Feb. 16-19.

SCHAFFHAUSEN: Carnival, Feb. 17-19.

NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, Feb. 23-26.

ZURICH: Salsa festival, Kongresshaus, Feb. 24-26.

CHUR: Carnival, Feb. 24-March 1.

WalesBANGOR: New Music Festival, celebrates new and contemporary music, Feb. 18-19.

RHYL: 10 Mile Run, Feb. 25.

CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, Feb. 25-March 5.

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