Festivals and events, May 2017
May 1, 2017
May is bursting out all over with events in Europe. Here is a sampling.
AustriaKREMS: Donaufestival, through May 6.
LINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, through May 7.
VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, through May 18.
BREGENZ: Bodensee Klassik, rally of classic automobiles around Lake Constance, May 4-6.
ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, May 4-7.
VIENNA: Wings for Life World Run, May 7.
VIENNA: Genuss Festival, culinary treats in Stadtpark, May 12-14.
VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, May 12-June 18.
VIENNA: Wiener Bierfest, Am Hof, May 18-21.
BADEN: Thermal Region wine festival, May 18-28.
WATTENS: Music in the Giant, music festival of string quartets and the music of Franz Schubert, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, May 19-27.
ST. POLTEN: Iron Man Austria 70.3, May 21.
ST. WOLFGANG IM SALZKAMMERGUT: Schafberg Run, runners race against Schafberg cog wheel railway, May 21.
VIENNA: Wienissimo, culinary festival, Town Hall Square, May 22-24.
INNSBRUCK: The International Film Festival, May 23-28.
BAD KREUZEN: Donau Brass Festival, May 24-27.
VIENNA: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert, free performance at Schoenbrunn Palace, May 25.
BAD AUSSEE: Narzissenfest, festival celebrates blooming of the daffodils and local folk culture, May 25-28.
VIENNA: Donaukanal Treiben, music festival along the Danube promenade, May 25-28.
KOESSEN: Kaiserwinkl Kasfest, festival with cheese and local folk music, May 27.
GRAZ: Open Doors Days, studios of artists of Steiermark open for visitors, May 28.
BelgiumANTWERP: A Taste of Antwerp, culinary festival, Waagnatie, through May 1.
LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, through May 5.
BRUSSELS: Floralia, floral displays at the Groot-Bijgaarten Castle, through May 5.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, through May 7.
BRUSSELS: Kermezzo, comedy festival, Jubelpark, May 5-21.
BRUSSELS: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, contemporary theater, dance, cinema and visual arts festival, Mont des Arts, May 5-27.
BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, May 6-7.
LIEGE: Mithra Jazz, jazz festival, May 11-13.
LIBERCHIES: Django Festival, celebrates music of Django Reinhardt, May 13-14.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Pride Parade, May 20.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free weekend of international jazz, May 20-22.
MECHELEN: Hanswijk Procession, May 21.
GENT: Gent Smaakt, food festival, May 24-28.
BRUGGES: Procession of the Holy Blood, May 25.
BRUSSELS: 20 km of Brussels, May 28.
CroatiaPAKLENICA: International Climbers Meeting, through May 1.
ZADAR: Wings for Life World Run, May 7.
STRIGOVA: Urbanova, wine and gourmet festival in Medimurje Region, weekends only, May 19-June 2.
BUJE: Istria Wine and Walk, 11 km vineyard trek with refreshment stands, May 20.
RABAC: Kvarner Shrimp Festival, May 27.
NEREZINE: International Festival of Meh, bagpipe festival, May 27-28.
ZAGREB: Cest ist D Best, international street festival, May 30-June 4.
Czech RepublicPRAGUE: Festival of Moravian and Czech rosé wines, Prague Castle, May 1.
PILSEN: celebration of end of WWII and liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army, May 5-8.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring International Music Festival, May 8-June 2.
PRAGUE: Book World Prague, book fair and literary festival, Holesovice Expo Grounds, May 11-14.
PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Expo Center Prague Holesovice, May 11-27.
PRAGUE: River Food Festival, Smichovska Naplava, May 12-14.
PRAGUE: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 13-14.
PRAGUE: Tattoo Convention, Prumyslovy Palace, May 19-21.
KARLOVY VARY: Mattoni Half Marathon, May 20.
PRAGUE: Get Rainbowed, family fun 5 km run, May 20.
PRAGUE: Rumfest, Zlute Lazne, May 20.
PRAGUE: Shanty Fest, festival of sea shanty choirs, May 25-27.
PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, Vysehrad Castle grounds, May 26-28.
VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 26-28.
PRAGUE: Prague Fringe Festival, English language theater festival, May 26-June 3.
PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, May 28-June 3.
PRAGUE: Tanec Praha, festival of contemporary dance and movement, May 28-June 28.
DenmarkAARHUS: Spot Festival, festival supports upcoming Danish and Nordic film makers and bands, May 4-7.
COPENHAGEN: The Biennale for Craft and Design, Museumsbygningen, May 5-27.
HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, May 11-Sept. 17.
COPENHAGEN: Mikkeller Beer Celebration, Oeksnehallen, May 12-13.
COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Beer Festival, Lokomotivvaerkstedet, May 18-20.
AALBORG: Carnival celebrations, May 19-27; highlights include children's carnival and international carnival parade May 19 and Star Parade May 27.
ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): CLICK Festival, music, performances, installations and more, Kulturvaerftet, May 20-21.
COPENHAGEN: Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, May 21.
FREDERIKSBERG: Bloom Festival, celebrates nature and science, Soendermarken, May 27-28.
SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, racing through hard terrain with map and compass for pairs and marked trails for solo runners, May 27-28.
COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 31-June 4.
COPENHAGEN: CPH Stage, theater festival, The Playhouse, May 31-June 11.
EnglandLONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, through May 7.
LONDON: Loco London, Comedy Film Festival, BFI Southbank and other venues, May 4-7.
HARROGATE: BBC Good Food Festival, May 5-7.
LONDON: The National Pet Show, Excel, May 6-7.
MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, May 7.
WINDSOR: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Castle, May 10-14.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, May 11-14.
MALVERN: RHS Malvern Spring Festival, flower show, Three Counties Showground, May 11-14.
BRISTOL: Foodies Fest, Durdham Downs, May 12-14.
NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival,circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, May 12-28.
LONDON: Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival, May 14.
LONDON: Museums at Night, late-night openings of museums and galleries, May 17-20.
LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall and other venues, May 18-28.
LONDON: Alchemy, festival of South Asian culture, Southbank Centre, May 19-29.
LONDON: London Wine Fair, Kensington Olympia, May 22-24.
CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 22-27.
LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 23-27.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, ExCeL, May 26-28.
DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, May 27-28.
LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 27-28.
LONDON: Bike Shed, independent motorcycle show, Tobacco Dock, May 27-28.
LONDON: Foodies Fest, Syon Park, May 27-29.
COOPER’S HILL: Cheese Rolling Festival, May 29.
COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, May 30-June 3.
EstoniaTALLINN: Old Town Days, arts, music and street entertainment, May 31-June 4.
FinlandHELSINKI: Helsinki City Run, 21 km run, May 13.
HELSINKI: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 19-21.
COUNTRYWIDE: Restaurant Day, May 20.
HELSINKI: Women’s 10 K Fun Run, May 21.
HELSINKI: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 24-28.
HELSINKI: Siivous Paiva, cleaning day, city becomes giant flea market, May 27.
HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 27-28.
FrancePARIS: Great Contemporary Art Fair at Bastille, through May 1.
ANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, through May 2.
PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, through May 8.
ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, through May 14.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through May 28.
PARIS: Revelations, biennial festival of crafts, Grand Palais, May 4-8.
PARIS: Antiquites Brocante, La Bastille, May 4-14.
COUNTRYWIDE: European Opera Days, May 5-14.
PARIS: Tous a la Opera, free opera performances at selected venues, May 6-7.
PARIS: Jazz a Saint-Germain-des-Pres, jazz festival on Left Bank, through May 11-22.
REIMS: Fetes Johanniques, celebrations in honor of Joan of Arc, June 13-14.
CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, May 17-28.
PARIS: Taste of Paris, gourmet food festival, The Grand Palais, May 18-21.
COUNTRYWIDE: European Museums Night, May 20.
METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, May 20 and June 17 (July 1, Sept. 16, Oct. 14).
CAEN: D-Day Landing Day Festival, festival of remembrance along Normandy coast, May 20-June 18.
LYON: Nuits Sonores, festival of indie and electronic music, May 24-28.
PARIS: Villette Sonique, Parc de la Villette, festival highlights new artists, May 25-31.
BIARRITZ: Festival des Arts de la Rue, concerts and street artists, May 26-28.
GermanyGERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, through May 1.
MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, through May 1.
WIESBADEN: goEast, East European film festival, through May 2.
MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, through May 5.
MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, through May 5.
GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, through May 7.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, through May 7.
MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, through May 7.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, through May 7.
STUTTGART: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, May 2-7.
MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 3-14.
ULM: Kleinbrauermarkt, small breweries present their beers, Muensterplatz, May 5-7.
HAMBURG: Harbor Fest, May 5-7.
DARMSTADT: Fruehlingfest, fun fair, Messplatz, May 5-15.
BONN: Rhine in Flames, fireworks and illuminated vineyards between Linz and Bonn, May 6.
FRANKFURT: Museum Night, May 6.
MERZIG: Honky Tonk Kneipenfestival, town’s bars serve up live music, May 6.
NUREMBERG: Blue Night, cultural program, May 6.
SCHWETZINGEN: Spargelsamstag, city celebrates white asparagus, May 6.
SCHWAEBISCH HALL: South German Cheese Market, Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, May 6-7.
OFFENBURG: Badische Weinmesse, May 6-7.
HEILBRONN: Trollinger Marathon, with course through vineyards, May 7.
MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 7.
MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, May 6.
OPPENHEIM/WORMS: Rheinradeln, auto free cycling day, May 7.
MUNICH: Wings for Life World Run, race benefits charity for spinal cord injury, May 7.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, flea market, May 12-13.
BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, May 12-27.
REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, May 12-28.
BAYREUTH: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, May 13-14.
RUEDESHEIM: German Sekt Days, May 13-14.
ZWEIBRUECKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 13-14.
AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, volksfest, May 13-22.
AACHEN-KORNELIMUENSTER: Historischer Jahrmarkt, old-fashioned market, May 14-18.
DRESDEN: International Dixieland Festival, May 14-21.
BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, May 18-21.
BUEHL: International Bluegrass Festival, Europaplatz, May 19-20.
ASSMANNSHAUSEN: Assmannshausen in Red, illuminations and pinot noir wine celebrations, May 19-21.
IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Jazz Days, May 19-21.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair on Messeplatz, May 19-29.
BERLIN: Avon Women’s Run, 10 km run, May 20.
DUESSELDORF: Japan Day, May 20.
HEPPENHEIM: Flea market, May 20.
NEURBERG: Fishermen’s Friend Strongmanrun, Nuerburgring, May 20.
ULM: International Fest and Parade of Cultures, May 20.
WIESBADEN: Ball of Wines, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, May 20.
WIESBADEN: flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 20.
COLOGNE: Harley Dome, biker meet up, Alfred-Schuette-Allee, May 20-21.
ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 21.
STUTTGART: Flea market, Karlsplatz, May 21.
WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, May 21.
FRANKFURT: Nippon Connection, Japanese film festival, May 23-28.
WIESBADEN: Kranzplatzfest, live music, artisan’s market and flea market, May 24-28.
WUERZBURG: Weindorf, wine festival in market square, May 24-June 5.
DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben Fest, free music festival, Max Giesinger headlines, May 25-28.
FRANKENTHAL: Strohhutfest, May 25-28.
PFORZHEIM: Bierboerse, beer festival, downtown, May 25-28.
ULM: Middle Ages Marketand knights’ tournament, Kloster Wiblingen, May 25-28.
WUERZBURG: Africa Festival, International Afro Music Festival, May 25-28.
FRANKFURT: Duck Race, rubber ducks float down Main River, May 28.
LANDSHUT: Flea market, Messepark, May 28.
DUESSELDORF: Duesseldorf Jazz Rally, June 1-4.
GreeceATHENS: Art Athina, Faliron Pavilion, May 26-28.
ATHENS: Documenta, contemporary art exhibition, through July 16.
BUDAPEST: Rosalia, festival celebrates rose wine, Gesztenyes kert, May 12-14.
BUDAPEST: Belgian Beer Festival, Balna, May 13-15.
BUDAPEST: Gourmet Festival, Millenaris Park, May 18-21.
BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations at the Museum of Aquincum, May 21-22.
IrelandDUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 18-28.
GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 19-21.
DUBLIN: Docklands Summer Festival, water sports, open-air entertainment and food market, Grand Canal Dock, May 20-21.
DUBLIN: International Literature Festival, May 20-29.
CARLINGFORD: National Leprechaun Hunt, Sliabh Foy Mountains, May 21.
WEXFORD: Wexford Food and Wine Festival, May 26-29.
ItalyNARNI: The Ring Race, medieval celebrations, through May 14.
UDINE: A Tutta Birra, craft beer fair, May 4-5.
ASSISI: Calendimaggio, Middle Ages Festival, May 4-6.
MILAN: Taste of Milano, world's largest restaurant festival, The Mall, Porta Nuova, May 4-7.
LIGURIA: Giro d’Italia, multi-stage bicycle race, May 5-28.
ROME: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 6-7.
MILAN: Art on the Naviglio Grande, May 7.
TRIESTE: Green Europe Marathon, also 29.2 km and half marathon, May 7.
UDINE: Country Rock Festival, Fiere, May 12-14.
BIBIONE: Fishermen’s Friend Sprint, night run, May 13.
CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 13-14.
MILAN: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 13-14.
FERRARA: Palio, special events May 13, 20, 26-28.
VENICE: La BiennaleVenezia, international art show, May 13-Nov. 26.
GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, historical and folklore event, May 15.
BRESCIA: Mille Miglia, auto rally passes through Parma, Rimini and Rome, May 18-21.
TURIN: International Book Fair, Lingotto Fiere, May 18-22.
NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate artwork created from flower petals, May 19-21.
SOAVE: Medieval White Wine Festival, May 19-21.
TURIN: Gelato Festival, Piazza Solferino, May 25-28.
COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, open wine cellars, May 27-28.
VENICE: Festa della Sensa, festival celebrating city's “marriage” to the sea, May 27-28.
MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 27-June 4.
LuxembourgCITY: Brocante, flea and antiques market, The Box, May 13-14.
CITY: International Tattoo Convention-The Storm, The Box, May 19-21.
COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 20-21.
CITY: Gala des Etoiles, ballet, Grand Theatre, May 20-21.
CITY: ING Night Marathon, starts 7 p.m., May 27.
MaltaBAHAR IC-CAGHAQ: Garmin Ocean Lava Triathlon, 113 km triathlon, May 21.
MonacoMONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, World Formula 1 Championship race, May 25-28.
NetherlandsLISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 21.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 9.
ROTTERDAM: Fishermen’s Friend Strongman Run, May 6-7.
MAASTRICHT: Cross Currents Festival, music fest, May 13.
UTRECHT: Festival an der Werf, showcases new developments in dance and theater, May 18-27.
MAASTRICHT: Food Truck Festival Trek, Stadspark, May 19-21.
MAASTRICHT: Groove Garden, music festival, May 19-21.
AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands set up in Westergasfabriek, May 24-28.
MAASTRICHT: El Dunya Festival, global market, May 25.
AEL: The Norwegian Folk Music Week, Sundre, May 25-28.
THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world's biggest festival of Eurasian culture, May 25-June 5.
AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival at Paradiso, May 26-27.
AMSTERDAM: 909 Festival, techno in the Amsterdamse Bos, May 27.
SCHEVENINGEN: Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, May 27-June 4.
ROTTERDAM: Poetry International Rotterdam, poetry slam, May 30-June 4.
NorwayKRISTIANSUND: Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, May 3-7.
STAVANGER: Maijazz, jazz fest, May 8-13.
OSLO: Norway’s Constitution Day- Children’s Parade, May 17.
BERGEN: Bergen International Festival, music and performing arts festival, May 24-June 7
OSLO: Medieval Festival, Akershus Fortress, May 26-28.
BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, May 26-June 4.
PolandGDYNIA: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 27-28.
PortugalSINES: Tall Ships Regatta, through May 1.
LISBON: Indie Lisboa, independent film festival, May 3-14.
FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, May 4-21; parade May 7.
FATIMA: 100 Anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima, religious festival, May 13-14.
COIMBRA: Burning of the Ribbons, student celebration, May 5-14.
SINTRA: Festival de Sintra, classical music festival, May 5-27.
LISBON: Arco Lisboa, international contemporary art fair, Fabrica Nacional da Cordoaria, May 18-21.
MERTOLA: Islamic Festival, May 18-21.
PORTO: Porto Blues Fest, May 26-27.
ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, May 28.
RomaniaBUCHAREST: Bucharest Internation Jazz Competition, May 13-20.
ScotlandDUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, through May 1.
OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, through May 1.
EDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, through May 7.
ARGYLL: Loch Fyne Food Fair, May 13-14.
PERTH: Perth Festival of the Arts, May 15-27.
ORKNEY: Folk Festival, May 25-28.
MHOR: Mhor Festival,food, culture and music, Monachyle Moor Farm, May 26-28.
MONTROSE: Montrose Music Festival, May 26-28.
ISLAY: Islay Festival of Music and Malt, May 26-June 3.
DUMFRIES: Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, music and comedy, May 26-June 4.
BATHGATE: West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships,May 27.
BLAIR ATHOLL: The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games, May 27-28.
GLASGOW: Riverside Festival, electronic music fest, May 27-28.
DUMFRIES: Spring Fling, arts and crafts open studios in Dumfries and Galloway, May 27-29.
EDINBURGH: Imaginate Festival, performing arts for young audiences, May 27-June 4.
SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: Bratislava Rag, music festival, Tyrsovo waterfront, May 5-7.
BRATISLAVA: The Siege of Bratislava by Napoleon, historical re-enactment, Janko Kral Park, May 20.
BRATISLAVA: Night of Museums and Galleries, May 21.
SloveniaLJUBLJANA: Pohod, recreational run around Ljubljana and threesomes run, May 4-6.
LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 25-27.
LJUBLJANA: The 25th Ljublajana Biennial of Design, May 25-Oct. 29.
SpainSA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, through May 1.
CORDOBA: May Crosses Festival, through May 1.
TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, through May 1.
SEVILLE: April Fair, through May 6.
CORDOBA: The Patios of Cordoba, showcase of ornately decorated courtyards, May 2-14.
CACERES: WOMAD Festival, world music festival, May 11-14.
BARCELONA: Formula 1, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, May 12-14.
EIVISSA (Ibiza): Medieval fair of Ibiza, May 12-15.
LLANOS DE ARIDANE (Canary Islands): Transvulcania, 80 km extreme run over a volcano, May 13.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Horse Fair, equestrian shows, bullfights and fiestas, May 13-20.
GIRONA: Temps de Flors, exhibition of flowers in patios and gardens, May 13-21.
BARCELONA: Docsbarcelona, international documentary film festival, May 18-28.
TINAJO: Iron Man Lanzarote Canary Islands, May 20.
CORDOBA: Cordoba Fair, May 20-27.
LLEIDA: L’Aplec del Caragol, gastronomic snail festival, May 26-28.
MADRID: Triathlon World Championship, May 28.
BARCELONA: Primavera Sound, music festival, May 31-June 4.
SwedenGOTHENBURG: Half marathon, world’s biggest, May 20.
MALMO: Sweden International Tattoo, military music show, May 20-21.
STOCKHOLM: The Archipelago Fair, Royal Djurgarden, May 25-28.
SwitzerlandLUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 14.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 14.
GENEVA: Geneva Marathon, May 5-7.
STANS: Alpine Cheese Market, May 13.
LUCERNE: Retro Festival, The Hooters, Foreigner and Starship on stage, May 17-21.
GENEVA: Museum Night, May 20.
LOCARNO: Notte Bianca, music and street artists, May 20.
BADEN: Blues Festival Baden, May 20-27.
SCHAFFHAUSEN: Slow Up, auto free stretch of road between Schaffhausen and Hegau, May 21.
MORGINS: Inalpe, cows return to mountain pastures, May 27.
WINTERTHUR: Afro Pentacost Festival, May 29-June 5.
WalesLLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, through May 1.
CAERPHILLY: Caerphilly Food Festival, May 6.
WREXAM: Focus Wales, comedy, arts and film fest, May 11-13.
DINAS: Rail Ale, real ales and ciders, live music and steam trains, May 19-21.
CALDICOT: Monmouthshire Food Festival, Caldicot Castle, May 20-21.
WINCHCOMBE:Spring Ale & Steam Weekend, CAMRA beer festival with Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, May 20-21.
LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 21.
HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, international literary festival, May 25-June 4.
CALDICOTT: Welsh Perry & Cider Festival, May 26-29.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 28.
BRIDGEND: Urd Eisteddfod, youth compete in singing and dancing, May 29-June 3.