Oudtshoorn, South Africa: The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, April 1-8, offers pop, rock, cabaret, classical music, drama and dance.
Sarasota, Fla.: Sarasota Jazz Festival, April 2-9.
Augusta, Ga.: The Masters golf tournament, April 3-9.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong International Film Festival, April 4-19.
Geneva: Salon des Inventions, an international inventors' exhibition, April 5-9, one of the principal events of its kind worldwide.
Wilmington, N.C.: 59th annual North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 5-9.
Knoxville, Tenn.: Dogwood Arts Festival, April 5-23.
Liverpool, England: The Grand National steeplechase race, April 6-8.
Sugarloaf, Maine: Reggaefest, April 6-9.
Durham, N.C.: Full Frame Festival, April 6-9, is one of the U.S.' largest documentary film festivals.
Verona, Italy: Vinitaly, April 6-10, is one of the world's largest exhibitions of wines and spirits.
Ventnor, Isle of Wight: Jazz Divas Festival, April 7-9.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh International Harp Festival, April 7-12.
Ljubljana, Slovenia: International Festival of Choral Folk Music, April 7-10.
Sheffield, England: British Open Show Jumping Championships equestrian event, April 8-9.
Salzburg, Austria: The Salzburg Easter Festival, April 8-17, opera, orchestral and piano works.
Paro, Bhutan: During Paro Tsechu, April 9-13, throngs in traditional costume descend on Paro Dzong temple for Buddhist blessings, dances and dramatic performances.
Europe: Holy Week celebrations, April 9-15, in Sicily (Palermo, Prizzi) and Spain (Alicante, Cabra, Cádiz, Granada, Lucena, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid).