Summer Festivals 2018


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Wine and Summer Festivals

Summer is here and we are ready for it. Enjoy the sun with a glass of regional wine, take advantage of colorful programs offered for children and celebrate in picturesque towns and cities in the area. The perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals, these fests promise culinary and musical fun for the whole family. Admission is free to all of these!

St. Martin, Haus am Weinberg: Wine Fest Pergola, July 6-8

Kaiserslautern, old city center: Old City Fair, July 6-8

Herxheim am Berg: Wine and Champagne Symposium, July 6-8

Schweigen-Rechtenbach: Limitless Wine, July 7-8

Grünstadt: Wine Fest, July 13

Battenberg: Wine Fest, July 13

Queidersbach, Festplatz: Rooster Festival, July 13-14

Deidesheim: Summer Fest, July 13-16

Freinsheim: City Wall Fest, July 13-16

Albig: Wine Fest, July 20-22

Ungestein, Römisches Weingut Weilberg, July 20-23

Grünstadt, Luitpoldplatz: Wine Fair, July 20-23

Ellerstadt: Raachhinkelfeschd, July 20-23

Mannheim: Arkadenfest, July 21

Neuleiningen, oberer Burghof: Castle Wine Fair, July 26-30

Kallstadt: Summer Fest,
August 3-5

Bissersheim: Fest der offenen Höfe, Open Farms, August 11 & 12

Zweibrücken: Zweibrücker Saarländertage, August 15-19

Diedesfeld: Weinkerwe, August  17-21

Asselheim: Weinfest, August  17-21

Erpolzheim: Weinkerwe, August 17-21

Wachenheim, Wachtenburg: Castle and Wine Fair, August 24-27

Geinsheim: Wein- und Ludwigskerwe, August 24-28

Neustadt-Mußbach: New Wine Fest, August  25 – November 4

Kaiserslautern: Barbarossa Fest, August 30 – September 1

Music Festivals

Open air stages across the country await big names for upcoming music festivals that will have fans of many different genres dancing it out until the sunrise.

Idar-Oberstein: Rock Festival, July 13 & 14. Admission costs €15.

Saarbrücken, Bürgerpark: Farbgefühle, Electronic Festival, July 14. Admission costs €15.

Bad Dürkheim: Rock im Wingert, Metal Festival, July 14. Admission costs €23.

Bad Dürkheim, Kulturzentrum Haus Catoir: Jazz Festival, July 20. Admission costs €35.

Ohmbach Lake: See Festival, July 20-22. Admission costs €7 per day or €10 for all three days.

Alzey, Schlosshof: Festival Da Capo, July 26-29. Admission starts at €25.

Zweibrücken, city center: Stadtfest, July 27. Admission is free.

Mainz: Rockfield Open Air, August 17-19. Admission is free.

Medieval Markets and Events

Travel back to medieval times with these historic spectacles. Knights and damsels of all ages will love these authentic outdoor festivities whose attractions range from arts and craft markets to royal feasts, Celtic dance performances and action-packed show fights. Beware of evil witches and their spells!

Kaiserslautern, as part of the Altstadtfest: July 6-8. Admission is free.

Bollendorf, Schloss Weilerbach: July 21-22. Admission costs €6 per adult and €3 per child.

Schöneberg: July 27-29. Admission costs €4.

Trier, city center: Medieval Days, July 29-30.

Schifferstadt, city center: August 3-5. Admission is free.

Altenahr, Burg Are: August 3-5

Waldsee, Altriperstr.: August 18-19. Admission is free.

Speyer, city center: August 25-26. Admission costs between €0 and €35.

Meckenheim, Festhalle: August 31 – September 2. Admission is free.