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SWR SommerfestivalSchlossplatz Stuttgart Schloßplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
The SWR Sommerfestival celebrates public broadcasting in southern Germany with live performances and activities in Stuttgart's Schlossplatz.
Heusteigviertelfest – Heusteig Neighborhood FestivalHeusteigviertel Downtown Stuttgart Weißenburgstraße, Stuttgart, Germany
The Heusteigviertelfest is a June street festival where you can take in shows, enjoy food, shop a flea market, and wander past Art Nouveau buildings.
Kessel FestivalCannstatter Wasen Stuttgart Cannstatter Volksfest, Stuttgart, Germany
The Kessel Festival is a sustainable music, culture, and sports festival that takes place on a weekend in June at the Canstatter Wasen.
Cancelled! Marienplatzfest – Marienplatz FestivalMarienplatz Downtown Stuttgart Marienplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
The Marienplatz festival is a highlight of the summer. Featuring live music and all sorts of vendors, it's fun for the whole family!
Hamburger Fischmarkt – Fish MarketKarlsplatz Downtown Stuttgart Karlsplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
Every year in July the Hamburg fish market comes to the center of Stuttgart for ten days with daily fresh fish and beer from the North of Germany.
Afrika-Festival StuttgartErwin-Schöttle-Platz Stuttgart Erwin-Schöttle-Platz, Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart's African festival is a vibrant celebration with live music performances, dance shows, and African food.
Sommerfestival der Kulturen – Summer Festival of CulturesMarktplatz Downtown Stuttgart Marktplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart's Summer Festival of Cultures is an annual six-day event in July featuring free performances of international music.
Jazzopen StuttgartVarious locations Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
JazzOpen Stuttgart is a meeting place for international stars and legends and celebrates jazz as well as neighboring music genres like Soul, R & B, funk, and African music.
Lichterfest – Festival of LightsHöhenpark Killesberg Stuttgart Höhenpark Killesberg, Stuttgart, Germany
The Lichterfest offers a spectacular light show, magical forest, children's program, and live music in the park around the Killesberg Tower. The event culminates in a fireworks show set to music.
Bohnenviertelfest – “Bean District” FestivalBohnenviertel Downtown Stuttgart Bohnenviertel, Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart's Bohnenviertelfest is a traditional street festival in July in a neighborhood full of art and handicrafts.
Genusstage um die Markthalle – Summer FestivalDorotheen Quartier Downtown Stuttgart Dorotheen Quartier, Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart’s summer festival gained a new name and concept in 2023. The new “Genusstage” focuses solely on food.
Estival – Esslingen FestivalMarktplatz Esslingen Marktplatz, Esslingen, Germany
Estival Esslingen is a summer festival bringing a delightful atmosphere to Esslingen's market square for nearly two weeks in August.
Flammende Sterne – International Fireworks FestivalScharnhauser Park Ostfildern Flammende Sterne, Ostfildern, Germany
The Flammende Sterne Fireworks festival gathers some of the best pyrotechnists in the world to compete to put on the most impressive fireworks display.
Kürbisausstellung – Pumpkin Festival LudwigsburgBlühendes Barock Ludwigsburg Blühendes Barock, Ludwigsburg, Germany
The Kürbisausstellung Ludwigsburg is the largest pumpkin festival in the world, with carvings, tasty dishes, and special activities. Hosted on the grounds of the Residential Palace, it's a wonderful event for the whole family to enjoy
Weindorf – Wine FestivalMarktplatz Downtown Stuttgart Marktplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
This wine festival in the city center of Stuttgart has 125 contributing vineyards offering you the chance to try more than 500 different wines from the area. It’s well worth a visit (or two!) while it lasts.
Cannstatter Volksfest – Beer FestivalCannstatter Wasen Stuttgart Cannstatter Volksfest, Stuttgart, Germany
The Cannstatter Volksfest is the second biggest beer festival in Europe, surpassed only by Munich’s Oktoberfest. This festival is offering not only beer but hearty food, local products, and carnival rides.
Filderkrautfest – Pointed Cabbage FestivalVarious locations Leinfelden-Echterdingen Leinfelden, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
The largest pointed cabbage festival in the world happens every third weekend of October just minutes from Stuttgart in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. Enjoy a wonderful program and delicious cabbage specialties.
Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market EsslingenMarktplatz Esslingen Marktplatz, Esslingen, Germany
The Christmas market in the center of Esslingen is very unique and a wonderful experience since it’s also a medieval market. Travel back 600 years in time to the Middle Ages.
Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market StuttgartMarktplatz Downtown Stuttgart Marktplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
The Christmas market in Stuttgart is one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in Europe. You will feel transported to the very heart of the festive season.
chocolART – Chocolate FestivalMarktplatz Tübingen Marktplatz, Tübingen, Germany
The largest chocolate festival in Germany, chocolART takes place in the historic town center of Tübingen at the beginning of December.
Lange Nacht der Museen – Long Night of MuseumsVarious locations Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
Once a year, Stuttgart turns out for a night focused on art, history, and culture. A long list of museums, art galleries, historic buildings and monuments extend their opening hours till as late as 1:00 AM.
Frühlingsfest – Spring FestivalCannstatter Wasen Stuttgart Cannstatter Volksfest, Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart’s Frühlingsfest is the biggest spring festival in all of Europe, as well as the best attended. For three weeks, millions enjoy performances, rides, goods, and of course, food and beer.
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmVarious locations Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
The Internationale Trickfilm-Fest Stuttgart (ITFS) is an Oscar-qualifying festival for animated film including screenings of films, a games zone, and events for kids.