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Festivals and events, February 2018

By KAREN BRADBURY | Stars and Stripes | Published: February 7, 2018

Here is a sampling of February events in Europe:

Austria

VIENNA: Ball Season, upcoming balls include Refugee Ball, Feb. 24.
VIENNA: Viennese Ice Dream, skating in front of City Hall, through March 4.
KITZBUHEL: Streif Vertical Up, 860 meter upward race, Feb. 24.
VIENNA: Wikam- Vienna international art and antiques fair, Palais Ferstel and Palais Niederosterreich, Feb. 24-March 4.
VIENNA: Accordion Festival, Feb. 24-March 25.
PERTISAU: Achensee Lake 3-Valleys-Run, cross-country ski race, Feb. 25.

Belgium


LIEGE: Festival de Liege, theatre, dance and musical events, Feb. 22-24.
BRUSSELS: Foire de Livre, book fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 22-25.
GHENT: Flanders Horse Expo, Flanders Expo, Feb. 23-25.
HUY: Salon du vin et de la gastronomie, wine and gastronomy fair, Feb. 23-25.
SOHIER: Weekend of Special Beers, Feb. 23-25.

Croatia

ZAGREB: International Boat Show, Fairgrounds, Feb. 21-25.
ZAGREB: ZagrebDox, documentary film festival, Feb. 25-March 4.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.
CESKE BUDEJOVICE: Winter Run, road race along 4 or 8 km routes, Feb. 3; also in Olomouc Feb. 17 and Prague Feb. 24.
PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 24-April 15.

Denmark

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, through Feb. 25.
COPENHAGEN: Frost Festival, festival of music and light in alternative spaces, through Feb. 25.
COPENHAGEN: Jewish Film Festival, Cinemateket, Feb. 15-25.
ODENSE: World Toelt, Icelandic horse show, Arena Fyn, Feb. 23-24.
COPENHAGEN: Chocolate Festival, Carlsberg Tap 1, Feb. 24-25.

England

LONDON: Orchids Festival, Kew Gardens, Feb. 10-March 11.
LONDON: Flamenco Festival London, Sadler’s Wells, Feb. 14-25.
LONDON: London Fashion Week Festival, fashion shows and shopping, The Store Studios, The Strand, Feb 22-25.
LONDON: The London Bike Show and The Telegraph Travel Show, ExCel, Feb. 23-25.

France

MENTON: Lemon Festival, through March 2.
NICE: Carnaval de Nice, this year’s theme is “King of Space,” various dates Feb. 17-March 3.
MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa Festival, Feb. 20-28.
TOURS: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate fair, Palais des Congres, Feb. 23-25.
PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 24-March 4.
PARIS: Chinese New Year Celebrations, parade departs from 44 avenue d’Ivry, Feb. 25.

Germany

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, Feb. 15-25.
KARLSRUHE: International Handel Festival, Badisches Staatstheater, Feb. 16-March 2.
MUNICH: f.re.e., tourism and travel fair, Messe, Feb. 21-25.
KARLSRUHE: Art Karlsruhe, art fair, Messe Karlsruhe, Feb. 22-25.
ESSEN: Fahrrad, bicycle expo, Messe, Feb. 22-25.
STUTTGART: Night of Freestyle, motorcycle stunt show, Schleyer Halle, Feb. 24.
BOCHUM: Historical market, Jahrhunderthalle, Feb. 24-25 and March 3-4.
HEIDELBERG: Tanzbiennale Heidelberg, dance festival, Feb.24-March 24.

Hungary

BUDAPEST: Budapest Boat Show and Budapest Motor Festival, Hungexpo, Feb. 23-25.

Ireland

DUBLIN: Dublin International Film Festival, DIFF House and other venues, Feb. 21-March 4.
KILLARNEY: The Gathering, traditional music festival, Gleneagle Hotel, Feb. 21-25.
DUBLIN: ADIFF- Dublin International Film Festival, Feb. 21-March 4.
DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, Feb. 22-26.
KILLARNEY: The Gathering Festival, celebration of Irish song and dance, Gleneagles, Feb. 23-25.

Italy

ROME: Hobby Show, Catania Feb. 23-25.
VICENZA: Pescare Show, fishing expo, Fiera, Feb. 24-26.

Luxembourg

CITY: Luxembourg City Film Festival, Feb. 22-March 4.
DIEKIRCH: ING Eurocross Eurotrail, trail race of 10.2 km for men and 5.3 km for women, Feb. 25.

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: “De Coolste Baan van Nederland,” Olympic stadium’s ice track open to the public for speed skating, through Feb. 28.
ZWOLLE: Ice sculpture exhibition, this year’s theme is “Famous Stories,” Ijsselhallen, through March 4.
AMSTERDAM: Sonic Acts Academy, festival and academy, Paradiso Noord and other venues, Feb. 23-25.
AMSTERDAM: Chocoa Festival, Beurs van Berlage, Feb. 24-25.

Norway

ROEROS: Roerosmartnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 20-24.

Portugal

PORTO: Fantasporto, International film festival, showcases fantasy and sci-fi films, Feb. 20-March 4.
OBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fridays through Sundays only, Feb. 23-March 18.

Scotland

FORT WILLIAM: Fort William Mountain Festival, Feb. 21-25.
GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Feb. 21-March 4.
GLASGOW: Music Fair, sales of records and music memorabilia, Bella-houston Leisure Center, Feb. 24.
INVERNESS: Inverness Music Festival, competitive music festival, Feb. 24-March 7.

Spain

MADRID: Arco Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair, Feria de Madrid, Feb. 21-25.
PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA: Transgrancanaria, ultramarathon through rugged mountain terrain, Feb. 21-25.
MADRID: Classic Auto, vintage auto fair, Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo, Feb. 23-25.
SEVILLE: Zurich Marathon Sevilla, marathon, Feb. 25.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, celebrates flamenco and Spanish dance, Feb. 23-March 10.

Sweden

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg Horse Show, Feb. 20-25.
UMEA: Umefolk, folk festival gathering, Feb. 22-25.
DALARNA: Vasaloppet, 90 km cross-country ski race is world's longest, Feb. 24.

Switzerland

VILLARS: Les Classiques de Villars, classical music festival, Feb. 18-25.
NYON: Les Hivernales, contemporary music festival, Feb. 22-25.
ZURICH: Swiss Moto, motorcycle expo, Messe, Feb. 22-25.
ZURICH: Salsa festival, Kongresshaus, Feb. 23-25.

Wales

RHYL: 10 Mile Run, Feb. 24.
CRICKHOWELL: Walking Festival, Feb. 24-March 4.

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