Published April 12, 2013.
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.
SALZBURG: Whitsun Festival, highlights Baroque music, May 17-20.
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BRUSSELS: Bifff-Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Film, Palais des Beaux Arts, through April 13.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Tango Festival, through April 15.
BRUSSELS: Art Brussels, affordable contemporary art fair, April 18-23.
NAMUR: Folknam, day of traditions and folklore, April 19-20.
BRUSSELS: Laeken greenhouses open for the season, April 19-May 5.
CINEY: Militaria, fair and trade show, Ciney Expo, April 28.
BRUSSELS: Bozar Electro Music Night, clubbing among exhibitions, April 30.
BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, April 30-May 13.
MONS: Bière en Fête, beer fest, Grand Place, May 3-5.
BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, music and street entertainment, near Rue du Lombard, May 4-5.
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: Volkswagen Prague Marathon, May 12.
PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, Expo Center Prague Holesovice, May 16-June 1.
PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, May 24-26.
AALBORG: Opera Festival, through April 21.
COPENHAGEN: CPH PIX, film festival, through April 24.
AALBORG: MTB Marathon, cyclists take on a 100-km course, April 27.
RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe VikingeCenter, April 29-May 5.
COPENHAGEN: Ink Festival, international tattoo meet-up, Tap1, May 9-11.
COPENHAGEN: Medieval Market, Valby Park, May 17-20.
COPENHAGEN: Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, May 19.
COPENHAGEN: Beer Festival, Tap1, May 23-26.
LONDON: Cake International, cake decorating and baking show, Excel, through April 14.
LONDON: Alchemy, festival of South Asian culture, Southbank Centre, through April 29.
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, The Apex, April 24-27.
MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, participants make their way across a muddy riverbed, May 5.
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PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, Seine-St.-Denis, through April 26.
PARIS: Foire du Trône, fun fair, Pelouse de Reuilly, through May 6.
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.
PARIS: Marvelous Island Festival, highlights electronic music, L’Île de la Porte Jaune, May 7-11.
LYON: Nuits Sonores, festival of indie and electronic music, May 7-12.
BIARRITZ: Festival des Arts de la Rue, concerts and street entertainers, May 9-12.
CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, May 15-26.
FRANKFURT: Musikmesse, international trade fair for music production, Messe, through April 13.
STUTTGART: Markt des guten Geschmacks die Slow Food Messe, through April 14.
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.
WIESBADEN: Go East! Festival of East European Films, through April 16.
HAMBURG: Dom, fun fair, through April 21.
BERLIN: Achtung Berlin, new Berlin film directing award, features short, feature and doc films before release, April 17-24.
STUTTGART: CineLatino, Latin American film festival at Kino Delphi, April 18-24.
COLOGNE: Art Cologne, art fair, Messe, April 19-22.
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.
MUNICH: Auer Dult, fun fair, April 27-May 5.
MANNHEIM: Maimarkt, consumer goods show, April 27-May 7.
BONN: Craftsmen’s market, Munsterplatz, May 3-5.
FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, late night openings of museums and cultural institutions, May 4.
NÜRBURG: Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, team endurance competition, Nürburg Ring, May 4.
BONN: Rhine in Flames, May 4.
BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, international street party, May 17-20; parade on May 19.
BUDAPEST: Titanic, international film festival, Uránia National Film Theatre, through April 13.
CORK: Funderland, traveling theme park, Docklands, through April 14.
DUNGARVAN: West Waterford Festival of Food, through April 14.
CARRICK-ON-SHANNON: Phase One: Electronic Music and Art Festival, April 19-21.
KILKENNY: Roots Festival, features country, folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and more, May 3-6.
GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 9-12.
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VENICE: International Boat Show and Nautic Show, Parco San Giuliano, through April 14.
MILAN: Fiori e Sapori, floral displays along the Naviglio Grande, April 14.
NAPLES: America’s World Cup Series, April 16-21.
TRIESTE, PADOVA AND TURIN: Harlem Globetrotters Italian Tour, April 18, 19 and 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 celebrates its birthday, April 21.
VENICE: Feast of St. Marco, city celebrates its patron saint, April 25.
NAPLES: International Comics Festival, Mostra d’Oltremare, April 25-28.
FLORENCE: White Night, exhibits, concerts and more, April 30.
ROME: First of May Concert, Piazza San Giovanni, May 1.
CAGLIARI: Festa di Sant Efisio, May 1-4.
ASSISI: Calendimaggio, May 2-4.
VENICE: Festa della Sensa, festival celebrating city’s “marriage” to the sea, May 11-12.
PALERMO: World Festival on the Beach, May 14-19.
DUDELANGE: Celtic Festival, Hall Sportif Lycee Nic Biever, April 12-13.
CITY: Duck race, competition of rubber ducks floating down river, April 20.
CITY: Spring Fair, LUXEXPO, lifestyle fair featuring wines, furniture, goods for the garden, fashion and beauty, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, May 3-10.
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.
AMSTERDAM: Imagine Film Festival, horror and fantasy films, through April 14.
LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, through May 20.
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: Tulip Days, special displays throughout city, April 27-28.
AMSTERDAM: Celebration on Dam Square and royal boat parade for inauguration of the new king, April 30.
AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands set up in Westergasfabriek, May 9-12.
UTRECHT: Festival an der Werf, showcases new developments in dance and theater, May 17-26.
AMSTERDAM: Pacha Festival, festival of dance music on Java Island, May 18.
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: 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, through April 14.
SEVILLE: April Fair, April 15-21.
CÓRDOBA: Montilla-Moriles Wine-tasting Festival, tasting local wines and tapas, April 17-21.
MADRID: Festimad, alternative rock festival, April 19-May 5.
MaLAGA: Malaga Spanish Film Festival, April 20-27.
ZUJAR: Moors and Christians Festival, April 26-29.
GRANADA: Festival of the May Crosses, May 3.
CoRDOBA: Courtyards Festival, decorated inner gardens, May 8-19.
CACERES: WOMAD international music festival, free entry, May 10-12.
ZERMATT: Zermatt Unplugged, concerts by well-known artists, through April 13.
BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, through April 14.
ISCHGL: International Spring Snow Festival, Silvretta Arena, features Sunrise Avenue in concert, April 14.
SOLUTHURN: Beer Days, April 25-27.
MORGES: UNIcrea Art Fair, market of artists and artisans, April 26-29.
LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 12.
PORTHCAWL: International Jazz Festival, through April 14.
WREXHAM: Focus Wales, music festival and conference, April 25-27.
NEWPORT: Golf Live, interactive golf show, May 9-12.