Events in April throughout Europe

How King's Day is celebrated in Amsterdam.
How King's Day is celebrated in Amsterdam.

Events in April throughout Europe

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

**DISCLAIMER: At the time of publishing, no events have been officially canceled. Be sure to monitor the status of these events before making plans.**  

Easter Market - CANCELED
Through April 19 in Prague, Czech Republic

Decorated eggs, lace, ceramics, and other handicrafts are sold by vendors in wooden stalls on the Old Town Square. Sweet and savory treats await sampling.

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
April 7 – 19 in Brussels, Belgium

One of the world’s biggest film festivals of its kind screens more than 150 fantasy, horror and sci-fi films and stages unique events including the Vampire Ball.

Snowbombing
April 13 – 18 in Mayrhofen, Austria

The line-up of this Alpine festival includes Liam Gallagher, Foals and The Streets, along with DJs, après ski sessions, parties in a forest and raves in an igloo.

Su e Zo per i Ponti
April 19 in Venice, Italy

This fun group walk over the bridges and through the streets follows a different route each year. Folk groups perform at the Piazza San Marco.

The Battle of Flowers
April 26 in Córdoba, Spain

A parade with 20 decorated floats, participants in Andalusian costume, and the tossing of colorful carnations give this event its unique flair.

London Marathon
April 26 in London, England

Runners in wacky costumes and the odd celebrity make watching this famous marathon a treat. A course past iconic landmarks helps too.

Joan of Arc celebrations
April 26 – May 17 in Orleans, France

The national heroine is feted with parades, sound and light show and a medieval market. This year’s edition marks the centenary of Joan of Arc’s canonization.

King’s Day
April 27 in the Netherlands

King Willem Alexander’s birthday is celebrated with music, street parties, flea markets and other fun activities. To fit in, be sure to wear the color orange.

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