Europe hums with activity in all seasons, even in the winter! Here is a sampling of events on the docket as of Feb. 7, 2014.

VIENNA: Ball Season, including Johann Strauss Ball Feb. 15; Coffee House Owners’ Ball Feb. 21; The Vienna Opera Ball Feb. 27 and Bonbon-Ball Feb. 28.

INNSBRUCK: International fair for contemporary art, Fair Innsbruck, Feb. 20-23.

VIENNA: Masters of Dirt by Monster Energy, Feb. 21-23.

VILLACH: Carnival celebrations, March 1.

TURRACHER HÖHE: Austrian Ice Polo Trophy, March 7-9.

BRUSSELS: City Sky Liner, Place des Palais, through Feb. 9.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Ice Magic, Place des Palais, through Feb. 9.

BRUSSELS: TrucTroc, BOZAR Palais des Beaux Arts, through Feb. 9.

BRUSSELS: Affordable Art Fair, Tour & Taxis, Feb. 8-10.

MONS: International Love Film Festival, Feb. 14-21.

SPA: Legend Boucles de Spa, auto rally starts 8:30 a.m. from Place Royale, Feb. 15.

SOHIER: Special Beer Weekend, Cercle Saint-Lambert, Feb. 21-23.

BRUSSELS: Museum Night Fever, 24 museums open late hours, Feb. 22.

BRUSSELS: Anima, animated film festival, Flagey Centre, Feb. 28-March 9.

RIJEKA: International Carnival parade, March 2.

VINKOVCI: Dorf-Festival of Documentary Rock Film, March 6-9.


PRAGUE: Grand Restaurant Festival, through Feb. 28.

PRAGUE: Prague State Opera Ball, Feb. 8.

TABOR: Beer Fest 2014, Hotel Palcat, Feb. 10-15.

PRAGUE: St. Matthew’s Fair, Exhibition Grounds, March 1-April 30.

COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen Cooking, through Feb. 28.

STRIB: Winter Festival, folk music fest, Strib School, Feb. 13-16.

COPENHAGEN: Frost Festival, concerts and video art in the old brewery of King Christian IV, Feb. 21-22.

COPENHAGEN: Liquorice Festival, Pakhus, Osterbro, Feb. 22-23.

LONDON: Imagine Festival, Southbank Centre, free and ticketed events for children, Feb. 10-23.

BLACKPOOL: Showzam, various venues, Feb. 14-23.

YORK: Viking Festival, Jorvik Viking Centre, Feb. 15-23.

LONDON: London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House, Feb. 20-23.

OLNEY: International Pancake Day, includes pancake race against residents of Liberal, Kan., March 4.

BIRMINGHAM: Crufts, world’s largest dog show, The NEC, tickets necessary, March 6-9.

BIARRITZ: Wine and Gastronomy Fair, through Feb. 10.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 11.

MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE: Mimosa Festival, Feb. 14-23.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 15-March 5.

NICE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Nice-Ten Miles of Carnival, running event, Feb. 16.

PARIS: International Agricultural Show, Porte de Versailles, Feb. 22-March 2.

NICE: Carnival celebrations, Feb. 14-March 4; highlights include flower parades Feb. 15, 19, 22, 26 and March 1; Parade of Lights Feb. 15, 18, 22 and March 1; Carnival parades Feb. 23, 25, March 2 and 4.

MARSEILLES: Salon du Chocolat, chocolate show and festival, Parc Chanot Hall 1, Feb. 28-March 2.

PARIS: Carnival, parade starts 2 p.m. from Place Gambetta, March 2.

PARIS: Half marathon, March 2.

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER: Combat Naval Fleuri, flower battle taking place on the water, March 3.

BERLIN: Country Music Fair Berlin, Fontane Haus, through Feb. 9.

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, through Feb. 16.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: Pond Hockey Cup, Feb. 8-9.

MUNICH: IMOT, international motorcycle exhibition, MOC, Feb. 14-16.

MUNICH:, fair for leisure and tourism, Messe, Feb. 19-23.

BREMEN: Carnival, Germany’s largest samba carnival, Feb. 21-22.

DARMSTADT: Banff Mountain Film Festival, Feb. 22.

SCHWÄBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian-style carnival celebration, Feb. 23.

HEIDELBERG: Vampire Ball, Convention Center, tickets necessary, March 1.

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Half Marathon, Commerzbank-Arena, March 9.

HANOVER: CeBIT, world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications, March 10-14.

MUNICH: Strong beer season at the Augustinerkeller, parties held March 8, 13, 14, 15, 20,21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12.

DUBLIN: Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Convention Centre, through Feb. 8.

DUBLIN: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Feb. 13-23.

BALLYFERRITER: Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, traditional music school, Feb. 19-23.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering, festival of traditional music and dance, INEC, Feb. 19-23.

DOOLIN: Russell Memorial Weekend Festival, traditional music festival, Feb. 20-24.

LETTERKENNEY: The Race, 260-km endurance event includes kayaking, cycling, mountain and trail running, Feb. 28-March 2.

DINGLE: Dingle International Film Festival, March 14-17.

AGRIGENTO: Almond Blossom Festival, through Feb. 9.

FLORENCE: Artisan Chocolate Fair, Plaza Santa Maria Novella, through Feb. 16.

MILAN: Food and Wine Festival, Feb. 8-10.

VERONA: Verona in Love, Feb. 13-16.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival parades, Feb. 16, 23; March 2, 4 and 9.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Habsburg Carnival, characters wear costumes inspired by the Imperial Court of Vienna in the 19th century, Feb. 27-March 7.

DIEKIRCH: Ing-Eurocross, 10.2-km men’s and 5.3-km women’s cross-country run, Feb. 9.

CITY: Discovery Zone Luxembourg City Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 9.

ROTTERDAM: Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, through Feb. 9.

ROTTERDAM: ABM AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Feb. 10-16.

DELFT: Blues Festival, free entry to concerts throughout town, Feb. 14-15.

TROMSO: Saami Week, includes traditional market and reindeer racing, through Feb. 9.

ROROS: Rorosmartnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 18-22.

FUNCHAL: Carnival celebrations, March 1-4.

PORTO: Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival, imaginary, fantasy and science fiction films, Feb. 28-March 9.

FIFE: Jazz Festival, through Feb. 9.

GLASGOW: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Feb. 14.

EDINBURGH: Mountain Film Festival, Feb. 14-16.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, Feb. 20-March 2.

INVERNESS: Fiddler’s Rally, Feb. 22.

MADRID: Gastrofestival, through Feb. 9.

BARCELONA: Trial Indoor de Barcelona, Enduro motorcycling event, Palau St. Jordi, Feb. 9.

BARCELONA: Half marathon, Feb. 16.

MADRID: Arco Contemporary Art Fair, Feb. 19-23.

JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, highlights flamenco and Spanish dance, Villamarta Theater, tickets necessary, Feb. 21-March 8.

SEVILLE: City Marathon, Feb. 23.

SEVILLE: Marathon, Feb. 23.

VALENCIA: Las Fallas, weeklong celebration culminating in bonfires, March 1-18.

JOKKMOKK: Sami winter festival and historical market, through Feb. 8.

STOCKHOLM: Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset, tickets necessary, Feb. 14-16.

DALARNA: Vasaloppet, world’s longest cross-country ski race, Feb. 21-March 2.

BADEN: One Of A Million Musikfestival, concerts on stages throughout city, tickets necessary, through Feb. 8.

GRINDELWALD: Audi Snowboard Series, halfpipe and slopestyle, Feb. 8-9.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse racing on the snow, Feb. 9, 16 and 23.

ZURICH: Swiss-Moto, motorcycle expo, Messe, Feb. 20-23.

ZURICH: Salsa Festival, Kongresshaus, Feb. 21-23.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, March 6-16.

BASEL: Morgestraich, culmination of Carnival celebrations, March 10.

RHYL: Ten-mile run, Feb. 23.

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