You can choose from historical, folklore, craft, art, technical and, of course, sports, music, fashion, film and theatre events. If that is not enough, there are gastronomical festivals, humour, and satire.
The Carnival season starts after Epiphany in January and lasts until Ash Wednesday in March or April. Historically a time to enjoy eating and drinking, it served as a virtual bridge between Christmas and Easter periods. Literally, it also links winter with the spring.