Stuttgart Events & Festivals

Lange Nacht der Museen – Long Night of Museums

Various 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 Festival

Cannstatter 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 Film

Various 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.

SWR Sommerfestival

Schlossplatz Stuttgart Schloßplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

The SWR Sommerfestival celebrates public broadcasting in southern Germany with live performances and activities in Stuttgart's Schlossplatz.

Hamburger Fischmarkt – Fish Market

Karlsplatz 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.

Kessel Festival

Cannstatter 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.

Musikfest Stuttgart – Stuttgart Classical Music Festival

Various locations Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany

The Musikfest Stuttgart is a celebration of classical music put on by the International Bach Academy with performances from local and international talent, lectures, and more.

Heusteigviertelfest – Heusteig Neighborhood Festival

Heusteigviertel 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.

Cancelled! Marienplatzfest – Marienplatz Festival

Marienplatz 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!

Afrika-Festival Stuttgart

Erwin-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.

Canstatter Kulturmenü – Cultural Menu Day in Bad Canstatt

Various locations Bad Canstatt

The next Canstatter Kulturmenü will take place in 2025 Once a year in July, the various cultural institutions of Bad Canstatt present a day full of special programming at one low price. All of the events are open to everyone who has purchased a Canstatter Kulturmenü button. There's something for everyone: performances from theater and […]

Jazzopen Stuttgart

Various 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 Lights

Höhenpark 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.

Stuttgarter Flamenco Festival

Various locations Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany

The Stuttgart Flamenco Festival includes performances, the "Gala Flamenca", and workshops on flamenco technique and choreography.

Estival – Esslingen Festival

Marktplatz 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 Festival

Scharnhauser 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.

Cannstatter Volksfest – Beer Festival

Cannstatter 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.

Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market Stuttgart

Marktplatz 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 Festival

Marktplatz 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.