Stuttgart Events & Festivals

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.

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

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.

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.

Kürbisausstellung – Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg

Blühendes 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 Festival

Marktplatz 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 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.

Filderkrautfest – Pointed Cabbage Festival

Various 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 Esslingen

Marktplatz 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 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.

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.