6 Not-To-Miss Summer Festivals in Darmstadt, Germany in 2023
Winter has finally ended, and we are ready to welcome the spring of 2023. With the coming of spring and summer, there is a mood of festivity in the air. Thanks to the excellent weather and long day hours, the spirits are uplifted, and we are all geared up for a new season and all the wonderful things associated with it.
Spring and summer are also the time when many fests and outdoor activities are organized everywhere in Germany. Today, I bring you five of my favourite festivals in my city- Darmstadt, that I never miss. So, let’s get started!
Heinerfest is undoubtedly the most awaited summer festival in Darmstadt. This five-day fest offers rides, games, food stalls, performances, activities, and much more. This year, the fest is celebrated between the 29th of June and the 3rd of July. Check out more details about this festival here.
If you are a music lover, don’t miss Schlossgrabenfest. During this four-day fest, more than 60 bands perform on stage. Many stages and set up, and visitors to free to move from one performance to the other based on their choice. In addition, there are food and game stalls. So, Schlossgrabenfest has all the elements of fun-music, fun and food! This year, the fest is celebrated between the 25th and 28th of May. Read more about this fest here.
- Sport & Spielfest
If you like the idea of getting introduced to new sports and unique games, you must visit the Sport & Spielfest. The idea is to provide a platform for young and old, active people and beginners to meet, play, and learn new sports and introduce them to new game ideas. It is a one-day fest, and it takes place on the 25th of June this year. Learn more about this fest here.
- Das Fürstliche Gartenfest
If you like gardening, trying out local cuisine and buying local products directly from farmers, you must visit das Fürstliche Gartenfest. There are plenty of food stalls, musical performances and an Equestrian vaulting demonstration- a truly unique experience. This year, the fest takes place between the 5th and the 7th of May. Check out more information about this fest here.
If you are a foody and like trying cuisines from different parts of the world, don’t miss Schummeltag. This fest takes place on different dates in various locations across Germany. Food trucks occupy the market square and offer delicacies in a lively and fun environment. The dates for Schummeltag in Darmstadt were the 1st and 2nd of April. If you missed it, you could attend the event happening in Pfungstadt between the 19th and 20th of August. Read more about Schummeltag here.
This fest celebrates the harvest of one of the most loved ingredients in German Kitchens-Spargel. Spargelfest offers local foods, drinks, hands-on experience with harvesting and an enjoyable time under the sun. This fest starts in the mid of April. Check out more details here.
Spring and summer is indeed the time when all the fun begins. So go out, enjoy the sun and make the most of the coming months!
Read about other events in Darmstadt here.
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