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GRAZ: Tattoo Convention, through May 5.

KREMS: Donau Festival, avant-garde visual and performing arts, through May 4.

BREGENZ: Bodensee Klassik, classic auto rally around Lake Constance, through May 4.

VIENNA: Genuss Festival, Austrian culinary specialties, Stadtpark, May 10-12.

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

DIERSBACH: INNtöne Festival, jazz festival, May 17-19.

SALZBURG: Whitsun Festival, highlights Baroque music, May 17-20.

VIENNA: Austrian Women’s Run, largest women’s run in Europe, May 26.

GRAZ: Springfestival, electronic music and art festival, May 29-June 2.

VIENNA: Summer Night Concert, free open-air concert, Schönbrunn Palace, May 30.

BAD AUSSEE: Narcissus festival, May 30-June 2; parade of decorated boats at 2:30 p.m. June 2.

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEM: Biker Mania, Harley motorcycle meet, Glemm Valley, May 31-June 2.

ST. POLTEN: Beat Patrol, dance festival, May 21-June 2. and

BRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, through May 4.

LIEGE: Jazz Festival, Palais des Congres, through May 4.

ARLON: Arel Tattoo Show, concerts, car and bike expo and burlesque shows, Hall Polyvalent, May 4-5.

MONS: Bière en Fête, beer fest, Grand Place, through May 5.

BRUSSELS: Laeken greenhouses open, through May 12.

BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, open-air concerts, through May 13.

BRUSSELS: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, festival of theater and visual arts, through May 25.

BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, music and street entertainment, Rue du Lombard, May 4-5.

NAMUR: Namur en Mai, comedians and magicians, May 8-12.

ANTWERP: Taste of Antwerp, culinary festival, Vlaamse Kaai,May 9-12.

JETTE: Bierproeffestival, beer sampling, EhB Campus, May 18.

CERFONTAINE: Brass’Heure, sampling stouts and regional beers, May 18-19.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Marathon, free jazz performances, May 24-26.

GESVES: La Grande Fete de Bacchus, wine fest, Ferme de Houyoux, May 25-26.

MONS: St. Waudru Procession, procession of the Golden Carriage and Battle of the Lumeçon, May 26.

BRUSSELS: Brussels 20 km, cycling and walking event, May 26.


PILSEN: Liberation festival, through May 6.

PRAGUE: Volkswagen Prague Marathon, May 12.

PRAGUE: Prague Spring International Music Festival, May 12-June 2.

PRAGUE: St. John’s Navalis, festivities near Charles Bridge, May 15.

PRAGUE: Book World Fair and Literary Festival, May 16-19.

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

PRAGUE: Shanty Fest, free festival of shanty choirs, May 17-18.

VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 24-26.

PRAGUE: Prague Food Festival, May 24-26.

PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, May 24-June 1.

PRAGUE: Khamoro, festival of Roma culture, May 27-June 2.

PRAGUE: Tanec Praha, international festival of contemporary dance and movement theatre, May 27-July 4.

RIBE: Viking Market, Ribe VikingeCenter, through May 5.

COPENHAGEN: Ink Festival, international tattoo meet-up, Tap1, May 9-11.

COPENHAGEN: Medieval Market, Valby Park, May 17-20.

COPENHAGEN: Carnival, Faelledparken, May 18.

COPENHAGEN: Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, May 19.

COPENHAGEN: Beer Festival, Tap1, May 23-26.

AALBORG: Carnival celebrations, including parade, May 25.

COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 29-June 2.

WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, May 4-6.

LONDON: Canalway Cavalcade, canal boats in Little Venice area by Grand Union Canal, May 4-6.

MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, participants cross muddy riverbed, May 5.

LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall, May 10-19.

NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich Festival, circus, music, theater and dance, May 10-26.

BRISTOL: Grillstock, barbecue and music festival, May 11-12.

LONDON: Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival, May 12.

LONDON: Museums at Night, May 16-18.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 20-25.

LONDON: Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25.

SALISBURY: International Art Festival, street entertainment, May 24-June 8.

LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 25-26.

DUXFORD: Spring Air Show, 70th anniversary of the USAF at RAF Duxford, May 26.

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

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

PARIS: La Nuit aux Invalides, illuminated buildings, Mon.-Sat. through May 7.

ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, through May 8.

PARIS: Foire de Paris, lifestyle expo, Paris Expo/Port de Versailles, through May 12.

METZ: May Fair, amusement rides, Expo grounds, May 4-26.

PARIS: Marvelous Island Festival, 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.

STRASBOURG: Tattoo World, Centre Culturel Marcel Marceau, May 9-12.

CANNES: Festival de Cannes, film festival, May 15-26.

STRASBOURG: Museums night, May 18.

METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea market, Expo, May 18, June 1 and 15.

MAINZ: Wine Days, 70 vintners between Theodor-Heuss-Brücke und Kaisertor, through May 5.

MUNICH: Tattoo & Piercing Show, Tonhalle, through May 5.

MUNICH: Auer Dult, fun fair, through May 5.

BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, through May 5.

BONN: Craftsmen’s market, Munsterplatz, through May 5.

MANNHEIM: Maimarkt, consumer goods show, through May 7.

BONN: Rhine in Flames, May 4.

FRANKFURT: Night of Museums, May 4.

NUREMBERG: Blue Night, art and culture by illuminated landmarks, May 4.

NÜRBURG: Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, team endurance competition, Nürburg Ring, May 4.

SCHWETZINGEN: Asparagus Fest, May 4-5.

WÜRZBURG: International Kinderfest, children’s play day for charity, May 5.

HEILBRONN: Trollinger Marathon, course through vineyards, May 5.

BAD DÜRKHEIM: Stadtfest, May 8-12.

MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 8-15.

ULM: Middle Ages Market and Knights jousting, Kloster Wiblingen, May 9-12.

PFORZHEIM: Bierborse, sampling beer, pedestrian zone, May 9-12.

HAMBURG: Harbor Fest, May 9-12.

REGENSBURG: Mai Dult, fun fair, May 9-26.

WEINGARTEN: Blutfreitag, horseback religious procession, May 10.

NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, huge flea market, May 10-11.

WÜRZBURG: Baroque Fest, wine and culinary treats, Residenz, May 10-11.

WIESBADEN: Henkell Sekt Day, tastings and music, Henkell Sektkellerei, May 11.

MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in 100 venues, May 11.

RÜDESHEIM: German Sekt Days, May 11.

LINDENFELS: Middle Ages Spectaculum, May 11-12.

NUREMBERG: Tattoo Convention, Nuremberg Arena, May 11-12.

ZWEIBRÜCKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 11-12.

MUNICH: Art and Antiquities, Paulaner am Nockherberg, May 11-20.

MAINZ: Mainz Gutenberg Marathon, May 12.

DRESDEN: Dixieland Jazz Festival, May 12-19.

BAMBERG: Wine fest, Maxplatz, May 16-20.

LUDWIGSBURG: International Street Music Festival, May 17-19.

BERLIN: Carnival of Cultures, street party, May 17-20; parade on May 19.

STUTTGART: SWR Sommerfestival, Shlossplatz, May 17-20.

WIESBADEN: International horse riding tournament, Biebrich Castle, May 17-20.

BAMBERG: Tattoo convention, Hauptsmoorhalle Strullendorf, May 18-19.

HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: International German Gymnastics Festival, May 18-25.

AMBERG: Pfingst Dult, Volksfest, May 17-26.

FRANKFURT: Waldchestag, city’s “national day” in the forest, May 18-21.

WÜRZBURG: iWelt Marathon, May 19.

WINTERBERG: Red Bull Berg Line, Dirt Masters Bike Festival, May 19.

HEIDELBERG: Castle illuminations, May 20 and June 1.

HAMBURG: Elb Jazz Festival, May 24-25.

KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair, Messeplatz, May 24-June 3.

HAMBURG: Red Bull Man Tau, tug of war, St. Pauli district, May 25.

DUSSELDORF: Japan Day, Japanese culture by the Rhine, May 25.

FRANKFURT: Skyscraper festival, May 25-26.

NUREMBERG: Franconian beer fest, May 29-June 2.

WURZBURG: Wine village fest, Oberen and Unteren Markt, May 29-June 9.

WIESBADEN: International Old Timer Rally, classic autos by Kurpark, May 30-June 2.

WÜRZBURG: Africa Festival, Afro Music Festival, May 30-June 2.

DARMSTADT: Schlossgraben fest, music fest, May 30-June 2.

RÜDESHEIM: Magic Bike, Harley Davidson meet-up, May 30-June 2.

BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations, Museum of Aquincum, May 11-12.

BUDAPEST: Palinka Festival, Hungarian brandies, May 16-19.

BUDAPEST: Hay Festival, festival of authors and thinkers, May 17-20.

KISKORÖS: National Strudel Festival, concerts, folklore and crafts, May 18-19.

BUDAPEST: Festival of Museums, music and theater, May 19-20.

CORK: International Choral Festival, through May 5.

DUBLIN: Camden Crawl Dublin, 150 live music and comedy acts, through May 5.

DUNDALK: Vantastival, camping van fest, Bellurgan Park, through May 5.

RENVYLE: Connemara Mussel Festival, through May 5.

BALLYDEHOB: Ballydehob Jazz Festival, through May 6.

BELFAST: Festival of Fools, street theater festival, through May 6.

DINGLE: Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival, music, literature, art, photography, children’s events and street parade, through May 6.

LIMERICK: Riverfest, barbecue, fireworks, fashion, more, through May 6.

KILKENNY: Roots Festival, country, folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and more, through May 6.

MULLINGAR: Festival of the Fires, national celebration, Hill of Uisneach, May 4-5.

BLANCHARDSTOWN: Fingal Film Festival, emerging film-makers, Odeon Cinema, May 8-10.

GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 9-12.

DUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 14-26.

DUBLIN: Docklands Summer Festival, Grand Canal Dock, May 17-19.

DUBLIN: Writers Festival, May 20-26.

WARREN POINT: Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival, May 22-27.

DUBLIN: Dublin City Soul Festival, multicultural festival, May 23-26.

DUBLIN: Bloom in the Park, gardening and food event, Phoenix Park, May 30-June 3.

CAGLIARI: Festa di Sant Efisio, fest of Sardinia’s patron saint, through May 4.

ASSISI: Calendimaggio, Middle Ages fest, through May 4.

ROME: International Tattoo Expo, Ergiffe Palace Hotel, through May 5.

FERRARA: Palio, races and processions, May 4-5, 11-12, 18, and 24-26.

STERZING/VIPITENO: Blues Days, May 6-12.

CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 11-12.

VENICE: Festa della Sensa, celebrates city’s “marriage” to the sea, May 11-12.

CAMOGLI: Sagra del Pesce, fish festival, May 12.

PALERMO: World Festival on the Beach, May 14-19.

GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, folklore event, May 15.

SOAVE: Medieval and white wine festival, May 16-19.

NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate flower petal artwork, May 17-19.

ORVIETO: Festa della Palombella, descent of dove from city cathedral, May 19.

MILAN: Taste of Milano, restaurant festival, Superstudio Piu, May 30-June 2.

CITY: Spring Fair, LUXEXPO, lifestyle fair, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, through May 10.

CITY: Invitation to the Museums, open doors, city and countrywide, May 18-19.

CITY: All American Music Festival, free concerts, Place Guillaume II, May 18-20.

ECHTERNACH: Dancing procession, pilgrim’s procession, May 21.

CITY: Danz Festival Lëtzebuerg, contemporary dance, CarréRotondes and Banannefabrik, May 23-26.

MONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, Formula 1 race, May 23-26.

AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Oude Kerk, through June 23.

HAARLEM: Bevridjingspop, music festival commemorating freedom, May 5.

MAASTRICHT: El Dunya, multicultural festival, May 9.

AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands, Westergasfabriek, May 9-12.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Mill Day, windmills open to visitors, May 11.

MAASTRICHT: Sint Servaasfair, spring fair, Vrijthof square, May 11-20.

MAASTRICHT: Kunst Tour, artists present their works, May 17-20.

SCHEVENINGEN: Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, May 17-20.

UTRECHT: Festival an der Werf, developments in dance and theater, May 17-26.

AMSTERDAM: Pacha Festival, dance music fest, Java Island, May 18.

AMSTERDAM: Indiestad, indie music fest, May 18-26.

AMSTERDAM: TIKTAK, Eclectic Music Festival, Arena Park, May 19.

BREDA: Dancetour, free dance fest with DJs, May 19.

THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, Eurasian culture, May 22-June 2.

AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival, Paradiso, May 24-25.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Tattoo Convention, May 31-June 2.

MONSANTO: Festival of the Crosses, through May 5.

FUNCHAL: Flower Festival, May 9-15.

ESTORIL: Estoril Jazz, Casino, May 10-12 and 17-19.

FÁTIMA: Pilgrimages, May 12-13.

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

FUNCHAL: Madeira Islands Open, golf tournament, May 16-19.

ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, running through wine country, May 19.

SHETLAND ISLANDS: Shetland Folk Festival, through May 5.

OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, through May 5.

EDINBURG: TradFest, music, dance, storytelling and tradition, through May 6.

DUFFTOWN: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, through May 6.

ISLAY: Festival of Music and Malt, May 24-June 1.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Patio Festival, through May 5.

MADRID: Festimad, alternative rock festival, through May 5.

JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Feria del Caballo, Horse fair, May 6-12.

CÓRDOBA: Courtyards Festival, decorated inner gardens, May 8-19.

CÁCERES: WOMAD free international music festival, May 10-12.

CORDOBA: The Cordoba Fair, traditional fair at El Arenal, May 25-June 1.

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA: Manzanilla Festival, May 28-June 2.

GRANADA: Corpus Christi, religious procession, May 30.

LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 12.

LUCERNE: The Retro Festival, Rick Astley, Uriah Heep, others, May 9-11.

WINTERTHUR: Afro-Pfingsten Festival, African and world music, May 13-20.

ASCONA: Street Artists Festival, May 17-20.

BADEN: Blues Festival, May 21-25.

APPENZELL: A-Capella Festival, May 23-25.

CRISSIER and LAUSANNE: Blues Rules Crissier Tour, blues festival, May 30-31.

NEWPORT: Golf Live, May 9-12.

HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, festival of ideas, May 23-June 2.

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