Spring market, car exhibition lures visitors

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Courtesy photoA primrose pyramid can be found at the spring market in the Kaiserslatuern’s city center at the annual event, Lautern bursts into bloom.
Courtesy photo
A primrose pyramid can be found at the spring market in the Kaiserslatuern’s city center at the annual event, Lautern bursts into bloom.

On Saturday and Sunday, Kaiserslautern’s advertising association, Kaiser in Lautern, will offer a spring market combined with a car exhibition and Sunday shopping. The city of Kaiserslautern is co-sponsoring the event as a way to say goodbye to winter and promote local businesses.

The annual event called “Lautern bursts into bloom,” will highlight the beginning of spring with a variety of activities, stage performances, fashions shows and food specialties in the center of town both Saturday and Sunday.

“We expect several thousands of visitors and want to show them what all we have to offer,” said Alexander Hess, chief of the Kaiserslautern advertising association.

On Sunday, stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m., and a car exhibition will display the latest vehicles on Stiftsplatz.

Stores, restaurant and pub owners, as well as other various institutions, will present a diversified program to entertain and lure costumers and families asking them to take part in numerous activities and enjoy special offers.

“The traditional primrose pyramid will be set up on Schillerplatz,” Hess said. “We will pass out more than 3,000 primroses to visitors.”

Other activities will include local sports clubs presenting performances on a stage at Schillerplatz. The clubs ask that visitors take part in “Fit in Lautern.”

A local dancing school, ballet studio and square dance club will also be there to entertain the audience. Radio station RPR1 will have a stage set up in front of their studio in Fackelstrasse. They will present an unplugged entertainment program and offer guided tours of the studio.

In Riesenstrasse, a local kindergarten, will offer face painting, a bouncy castle, balloons, coffee and cakes. The local rabbit breeding association will present living Easter rabbits, and the Easter bunny will show up to surprise children with sweets.

A free kiddie train will start and stop on Schillerplatz. Fashion shows are scheduled to highlight the new spring collection on Pirmasenser Strasse and Rummel-strasse.

Food booths will be set up in different locations, and a French market will serve delicacies on Kerstrasse. Various bands and walking acts will provide entertainment in the streets.

These bands and walking acts will also perform Sunday starting at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.werbegemeinschaft-kl.de.