Austria SALZBURG: Salzburg Biennale, showcases contemporary music, through March 17.

LANGENLOIS: Loisarte, festival of contemporary music and literature, Loisium, through March 17.

SALZBURG: Traditional Easter market, Open Air Museum, March 23.

VIENNA: Osterklang, opera festival, Theater an der Wien, March 23-31.

SALZBURG: Easter Festival, highlights classical music, March 23-April 1.

MAYRHOFEN: Snowbombing, live music and partying on the slopes, April 1-6.

WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, April 4-18.

VIENNA: City Marathon, April 14.

Belgium BRUSSELS: Ars Musica, contemporary music by modern composers, through March 24.

BRUSSELS: Offscreen-Unreleased Films Festival, Cinema Nova and other venues, through March 24.

BRUSSELS: Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art Fair, Hall 1 of Brussels Expo, through March 24.

MONS: Salon du Chocolat, pedestrian zone, March 23-24.

TOURNAI: Beer festival, Halle aux Draps, March 24-25.

TOURNAI: Flower Market, March 29.

HERVE: Cavalcade of Herve, parade of floats pulled by draft horses, starts 2:30 p.m., April 1.

BRUSSELS: Bifff-Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Film, Palais des Beaux Arts, April 2-13.

BRUSSELS: The Royal Andalusian Riding School, Forest National, April 5-7.

Croatia KOPRIVNICA: Fishermen to their Town, celebrates freshwater fish, March 23-24.

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

BRNO: Easter Festival of Spiritual Music, March 24-April 7.

PRAGUE: Hervis Prague Half Marathon, March 31.

PRAGUE: Prague Writer’s Festival, New Stage National Theatre, April 13-18.

Denmark COPENHAGEN: Bakken amusement park opens with thousands of motorcyclists leading the way to the gates, March 21.

COPENHAGEN: Biler i Bella, auto show, Bella Center, March 21-24.

AALBORG: Opera Festival, April 11-21.

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

England MANCHESTER: Irish Festival, through March 18.

LONDON: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Ritzy Cinema and other venues, through March 22.

CAMBRIDGE: Science Festival, through March 24.

LONDON: Maslenitsa Festival, Russian-style celebration of winter’s end, Trafalgar Square, March 16.

BIRMINGHAM: Flat Pack Festival, with cinema, installations, parties, music and more, March 21-31.

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE: Bowness Bay Blues, blues festival, March 22-24.

LONDON: Head of the River Race, April 23.

LONDON: The London International Dive Show, scuba diving expo, March 23-24.

LONDON: The Boat Race, Oxford vs. Cambridge’s 159th annual boat race, March 31.

LONDON: Bird’s Eye View, film festival with focus on Arab women filmmakers, Southbank, Southbank Centre & Barbican, April 3-10.

BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, April 4-7.

LONDON: Virgin London Marathon, April 21.

France TIGNES: X Games, freestyle skiing event, March 20-22.

PARIS: Cinema of the Reel, documentary film festival, Pompidou Centre, March 21-31.

PARIS: Book Fair, Porte de Versailles, March 22-25.

PARIS: Wine fair of independent vintners, Espace Champerret, March 22-25.

PARIS: Art Paris, art fair, Grand Palais, March 28-April 1.

CANNES: Shopping Festival, fashion shows and parties, March 29-31.

PARIS: ÉCU–The European Independent Film Festival, March 29-31.

ARLES: Feria de Pâques, street party marks opening of bullfighting season, March 29-April 1.

PARIS: Banlieuesbleues Festival, Seine-St.-Denis, April 5-26.

Germany WIESBADEN: Easter Egg Market, pedestrian zone, through March 17.

MUNICH: Strong beer season, through March 23.

WÜRZBURG: Frühjahrsvolksfest, through March 24.

STUTTGART: Harlem Globetrotters, Porsche Arena, March 15.

BERLIN: Long Night of Museums, March 16.

STUTTGART: Long Night of Museums, March 16.

WIESBADEN: Teddy Bear World, crafts fair for bears and plush toys, March 16-17.

FRANKFURT: International Tattoo Convention, Hall 5.0, Messe, March 22-24.

TRIER: Middle Ages market, Messepark, March 23-24.

FRANKFURT: Dippemess, fun fair at Ratsweg fairgrounds, March 22-April 14.

HAMBURG: Dom, fun fair, March 22-April 21.

FRANKFURT: Harlem Globetrotters, Fraport Arena, March 23.

MAINZ: Frühjahrsmesse, fun fair along the Rhine River, March 23-April 7.

MAINZ-KASTEL: Middle Ages Easter Festival, Reduit, March 30-April 1.

NUREMBERG: Frühlingsfest, fairgrounds near Dutzendteich, March 30-April 14.

PFUNGSTADT-ESCHOLLBRÜCKEN: Ultramarathon, 50- and 25-km running events, March 24.

BAYREUTH: Frühlingsfest, March 30-April 7.

BAMBERG: Frühjahrsplärrer, spring fun fair, March 30-April 14.

TRAUNSTEIN: Sword Dance, traditional dance to chase away winter, April 1.

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

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

Hungary BUDAPEST: Budapest Spring Festival, orchestral, chamber, folk and world music concerts, dance, theater and more, March 22-April 7.

Ireland THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY: Celebrations and parades for the Feast of St. Patrick, or St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

DUBLIN: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starts at noon, crowds fill streets by 11, March 17.

DUBLIN: Irishfest, craft beer, live music and artisan food, George’s Dock, IFSC, through March 18.

DINGLE: International Film Festival, through March 18.

INISHOWEN: International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar, March 22-25.

CORK: Funderland, traveling theme park, Docklands, March 22-April 14.

DUBLIN: Dine in Dublin, restaurants offer special menus and events, March 25-31.

GALWAY: Food Festival, March 28-April 1.

Italy ROME: Yo-Urban Dance Fest, Palacavicchi, through March 17.

CERTALDO: Truffle Festival, March 15-17 and 22-24.

ROME: Marathon, March 17.

PINARELLA: Festival of the Squid, March 20-24.

MILAN: Photo Show, Fiera Milano City, March 22-25.

COUNTRYWIDE: FAI Spring Days, 670 cultural monuments open to the public, March 24-25.

PISA: New year celebrations; city celebrates beginning of new year during the Annunciation, March 25.

FLORENCE: Feast of the Annunciation and Florentine NewYear, includes historical parade, celebrations, March 25.

FLORENCE: Explosion of the cart, traditional Easter celebration, March 31.

ROME: Roma Independent Film Festival, April 3-11.

MILAN: Miart, contemporary art fair, Fieramilanocity, April 5-7.

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

Luxembourg CITY: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, March 29-31.

CITY: International Dog Show, Luxexpo, March 30-31.

CITY: Éimaischen, traditional Easter Monday festival celebrated with clay bird whistles, April 1.

Monaco MONTE CARLO: Monaco Run, 23-km, 10-km and walking event, March 17.

Netherlands MAASTRICHT: TEFAF, art and antiques fair, through March 24.

AMSTERDAM: Burlesque Freakout, clubbing and variety show, March 16.

THE HAGUE: Movies that Matter, Amnesty International human rights film festival, March 21-27.

LISSE: Keukenhof gardens open, March 21-May 20.

AMSTERDAM: Food Film Festival, Studio/K, March 22-24.

AMSTERDAM: 24H OOST, open doors through the night in the district’s museums, studios, clubs, March 23-24.

MAASTRICHT: Jazz Maastricht, March 23-24.

ROTTERDAM: Slide Factory, Trombone Festival, March 29-31.

WESTERUNIE: Luminosity, festival of trance music, April 5.

Norway NARVIK: Winter Festival, through March 17.

OSLO: Holmenkollen Ski Festival, through March 17.

OSLO: Eurodoc 2013, documentary film festival, through March 17.

RENA: Birkebeinenrennet, 54-km cross-country ski race, March 16.

OSLO: Inferno, metal music fest, March 27-30.

Portugal ÓBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, through March 17.

LISBON: Half-marathon, March 24.

BRAGA: Holy Week festivities, March 28-31.

LISBON: Fish and Flowers, culinary fest highlighting seafood, April 4-14.

Scotland ABERDEEN: Jazz Festival, through March 17.

GLASGOW: Comedy Festival, through March 31.

INVERNESS: Highland Regional Music Groups Concerts Festival, Eden Court Theater and Cinema, March 17.

EDINBURG: International Science Festival, March 23-April 7.

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

Spain GRANADA: International Tango Festival, through March 17.

VALENCIA: Las Fallas, weeklong celebration culminating in bonfires, through March 19.

SEVILLE: feMAS, festival of classical and baroque music, through March 22.

GIRONA: Snowboard World Cup, La Molina ski resort, March 16.

ELCHE: Palm Sunday procession, March 24.

MULA: Night of the Drums, March 26.

Switzerland LAUSANNE: Inferno, metal music fest, through March 16.

BASEL: BScene, Club festival, through March 16.

GENEVA: International Motor Show, Palexpo, through March 17.

CRANS-MONTANA: Momentum Ski Festival, through March 17.

LUCERNE: Lucerne Festival at Easter, sacred and concert music, March 16-24.

PORTES DU SOLEIL: Rock the Pistes Festival, March 20-24.

BERN: Long Night of Museums, March 22.

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

BASEL: Blues Festival Basel, April 9-14.

Wales BANGOR: New Music Festival, showcases contemporary music, through March 14.

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