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STEYR: Schubert Festival, through April 7.

WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, through April 18.

VIENNA: Sound Frame, festival for audio-visual expression, through April 21.

VIENNA: City Marathon, April 14.

ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG: The White Thrill, first stage of Alpine triathlon, April 20.

KREMS: Donau Festival, showcases avant-garde visual and performing arts, April 25-May 4.

VIENNA: Wiener Festwochen, theater, orchestra and other performances, May 10-June 16.


BRUSSELS: The Royal Andalusian Riding School, Forest National, through April 7.

BRUSSELS: Bifff-Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Film, Palais des Beaux Arts, through April 13.

NAMUR: Folknam, day of traditions and folklore, April 6-7.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, April 11-15.

BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, affordable contemporary art fair, April 18-23.

BRUSSELS: Laeken greenhouses open for the season, April 19-May 5.

CINEY: Militaria, fair and trade show, Ciney Expo, April 28.


MALI LOSINJ: Culinary festival, town square, April 8-26.

Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Easter market, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, through April 7.

BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, through April 7.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exposition Grounds, Holešovice district, through April 21.

BRNO: Jazz Festival, performances of international artists on various dates, through April 30.

PRAGUE: Prague Writer’s Festival, New Stage National Theatre, April 17-19.

PILSEN: Liberation Festival, May 3-6.

PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Expo Center Prague Holesovice, May 16-June 1.


AALBORG: Opera Festival, April 11-21.

COPENHAGEN: CPH PIX, film festival, April 11-24.

AALBORG: MTB Marathon, cyclists take on a 100-km course, April 27.

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe VikingeCenter, April 29-May 5.

COPENHAGEN: Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, May 19.


BIRMINGHAM: The Gadget Show, showcases consumer tech goods, NEC, through April 7.

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, through April 7.

LONDON: Bird’s Eye View, film festival with focus on Arab female film makers, Southbank Centre & Barbican, through April 10.

LONDON: The London Book Fair, Earl’s Court, April 15-17.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations, April 20-21.

LONDON: Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House, free entry to family-friendly events and magic, Shakespeare’s Globe, April 21.

LONDON: Virgin London Marathon, April 21.

BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglia Beer Festival, April 24-27.


METZ: Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie, food and wine fair, Parc des Expositions, through April 7.

PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, Seine-St.-Denis, through April 26.

PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, through May 6.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, Metz Expo, April 6.

PARIS: Paris Marathon, April 7.

MAGNY-COURS: Bol D’Or, international endurance motorcycle race, with side program of concerts, April 19-21.

STRASBOURG: Salon Européen de la Brocante et de l’Antiquité, flea market, Expo Center, April 27.

PARIS: Foire de Paris, art of living expo focusing on home and lifestyle, Paris Expo/Port de Versailles, April 30-May 12.

PARIS: Contemporary art market, Place de la Bastille, May 1-5.


MAINZ: Frühjahrsmesse, fun fair along the Rhine River, through April 7.

KITZINGEN: Frühlingsfest, through April 7.

BAYREUTH: Frühlingsfest, through April 7.

AACHEN: Öcher Bend, spring fair at the Bendplatz, through April 12.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, through April 14.

NUREMBERG: Frühlingsfest, fairgrounds near Dutzendteich, through April 14.

BAMBERG: Frühjahrsplärrer, spring fun fair, through April 14.

HAMBURG: Dom, fun fair, through April 21.

WIESBADEN: Frühlingsfest, Elsässer Platz, April 5-8.

BERLIN: Vattenfaller half-marathon, April 7.

FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, Messe, April 10-13.

WIESBADEN: Go East! Festival of East European Films, April 10-16.

BERLIN: Achtung Berlin, new Berlin field award, features short, feature and doc films before release, April 17-24.

COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair, April 18-22.

STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival at Kino Delphi, April 18-24.

WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich castle grounds, April 20.

HOF: Kneipennacht, pubs offer live music and DJs, April 20.

HEIDELBERG, LUDWIGSHAFEN AND MANNHEIM: Long Night of the Museums, April 20.

SPALT: Brewery Fest, with brewery tours and musical program in the evening, April 20-21.

STUTTGART: Frühlingsfest, April 20-May 12.

NUREMBERG: Nuremberg Plays, festival with free events for kids, April 21.

FÜRTH: Cherry Blossom Fest, Japanese culture at Grüne Halle, April 21.

BAMBERG: Beer Day, April 23.

FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, late night openings of museums and cultural institutions, May 4.


BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater, and more, through April 7.

BUDAPEST: Titanic, international film festival, Uránia National Film Theatre, through April 13.


CORK: Funderland, traveling theme park, Docklands, through April 14.

CARLOW: International Pan Celtic Festival, offers music, dance, parades and street entertainment, through April 7.

CARLINGFORD: National Leprechaun Hunt, search for ceramic leprechauns on nearby mountain, April 7.

DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, April 11-14.

CARRICK-ON-SHANNON: Phase One: Electronic Music and Art Festival, April 19-21.


MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, through April 7.

FERMIGNANO: Palio della Rana, race of frogs being pushed in wheelbarrows, through April 7.

ROME: Roma Independent Film Festival, through April 11.

VENICE: International Boat Show and Nautic Show, Parco San Giuliano, through April 7 and 12-14.

MONTCELLO DI FARA: Vinnatur, European salon of natural wines, April 6-8.

VENICE: Su e Zo per i Ponti, charity walk/run covering eight miles and 56 bridges, April 7.

FLORENCE: Half-marathon, April 7.

VERONA: Vinitaly, wine expo, April 7-10.

MILAN: Flowers on the Naviglio Grande, April 14.

NAPLES: America’s World Cup Series, April 16-21.

PERUGIA: Fantacity, creative events aimed at kids and teens, April 19-21.

FLORENCE: The International Handicrafts Trades Fair, Da Basso Fortress, April 20-28.

ROME: City birthday celebration, April 21.

VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.

FLORENCE: White Night, exhibits, events, concerts and performances, April 30.


DUDELANGE: Celtic Festival, Hall Sportif Lycee Nic Biever, April 12-13.

CITY: Duck race, competition of rubber ducks floating downriver, April 20.


MONTE CARLO: Top Marques, luxury car show, The Grimaldi Forum, April 18-21.

MONTE CARLO: Art Monaco, contemporary art fair, The Grimaldi Forum, April 26-28.


LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, through May 20.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Museum Weekend, free entry at many museums, April 6-7.

AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, showcases horror and fantasy films, April 8-14.

ROTTERDAM: ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam, April 14.

NOORDWIJK: Flower parade, route runs to Haarlem, where floats remain on display through Sunday, April 20-21.

UTRECHT: Elf Fantasy Fair, with costume parades and mock battles, April 20-21.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Oude Kerk, April 26-June 23.

AMSTERDAM: Celebration on Dam Square and royal boat parade for inauguration of the new king, April 30.


LISBON: Fish and Flowers, culinary fest highlights seafood, through April 14.

FUNCHAL: Madeira Film Festival, April 15-21.

LISBON: Indie Lisboa, International Independent Film Festival, April 18-28.

LISBON: Music Days in Belem, classical music concerts, April 19-21.

MÉRTOLA: Islamic festival, Arab dancers, musicians, artisans and chefs, May 16-19.


EDINBURG: International Science Festival, through April 7.

ST. ANDREWS: Golf Week, event open to amateur golfers, April 7-13.

EDINBURG: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, April 24-May 6.

EDINBURG: Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill, April 30.

SHETLAND ISLANDS: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, May 2-5.


MADRID: Almoneda, Antiques, Art Galleries and Collectors Fair, Feria de Madrid, April 6-14.

MADRID: Festimad, alternative rock festival, April 19-May 5.


ZURICH: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Arthouse Alba, through April 7.

WINTERTHUR: Inguitar, guitar festival, Casinotheater, through April 7.

LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 12.

ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, concerts by well-known artists, April 9-13.

BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, April 9-14.


PORTHCAWL: Jazz Festival, through April 7.

WREXHAM: Focus Wales, music festival and conference, April 25-27.

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