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Published April 12, 2013.

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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.

Czech Republicczechtourism.com

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.

Denmarkvisitdenmark.com

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.

Englandvisitbritain.com

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.

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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.

Hungarywelovebudapest.com

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

Irelanddiscoverireland.com

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.

Italyitalia.it and events.frommers.com

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.

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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.

Monacovisitmonaco.com

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.

NetherlandsHolland.com/uk

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.

Portugalvisitportugal.com

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.

Scotlandvisitscotland.com

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.

Spainspain.info

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.

Switzerlandswitzerlandtourism.ch

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.

Walesvisitwales.com

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.


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