ALTSTADTFEST / FESTIVAL IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT, JUNE 4-6, FREINSHEIM
The festival in the historic district on the market square, Retzerpark, Saarhof and Baerenhof offers a colorful entertainment program. Blues, Jazz, Oldies and folklore as well as nostaligic and traditional tunes. Enjoy regional food, Freinsheimer wine and fun within a medieval setting.
HORSE SHOW, JUNE 4-6, HORSE TRACK, MIESAU
The 67th Miesau Horse Show will take place on the horse track across the swimming pool. The highlight of 36 different contests will be a costume contest in baroque costumes on June 5 at 8 p.m., followed by a torch light jumping.
PENTECOST MONDAY, JUNE 6, GERMAN FEDERAL HOLIDAY
Monday, June 6 is a German federal holiday with a religious background. Stores as well as official offices will be closed.
SUMMER EVENING WITH “THE RED COUCH”, JUNE 9, 5-9 P.M., ST.-MARTINS-PLATZ, KAISERSLAUTERN
During the course of the summer, there will be musical entertainment throughout the city on a mobile stage at various locations and differing musical performances. The series kicks off at St.-Martins-Platz with the group “The Red Couch”. #ENGLISH Kaiserslautern summer evening
GERMAN-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP FEST, JUNE 10-12, JOHN F. KENNEDY PLATZ, RAMSTEIN
Enjoy music, entertainment with food and beverages. The USAREUR-AFRICA Band with the Soldiers’ Chorus will also offer musical entertainment.
SPRING FESTIVAL, JUNE 11-13, ABBEY CHURCH/HAUPTSTRASSE/FOREST, OTTERBERG
Since the mid 1750’s Otterberg has celebrated the Fruehlingsfest every two years. It takes place on the square in front of the Abbey Church and in the festively decorated main street. At 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, residents are woken up by loud shots, which is the starting signal for Music Club “Harmonie” to walk through the streets and invite residents to join. The highlight of the festival is the parade on Sunday at 2 p.m. with musicians and participants in historical costumes. The Spring Queen, riding in a decorated carriage drawn by black horses, and her court concludes the procession. Part of the festival, with food and beverage offerings, also takes place in a nearby forest area.
MEDIEVAL SPECTACLE, JUNE 11-12, MOSCHELLANDS CASTLE, OBERMOSCHEL
Experience musicians, jugglers, artisans, craftsmen, merchants and fight shows. Fun for young and old in the large encampment and a fire show on Saturday evening.
CONCERT WITH THE RHEINLAND-PFALZ INTERNATIONAL CHOIR, JUNE 11, OTTERBACH AND JUNE 12, ERZHueTTEN
Enjoy two concerts with the international choir. The first one is on June 11 at 5 p.m. in the Catholic Church in Otterbach. The second concert takes plan on June 12 at 5 p.m. in the Protestant Church in Erzhuetten. For the love of singing — if you enjoy singing, new singers are welcome. Please see www.sing-rpic.de or contact Don Cooley at 0151-4456-5653 for more information.
CORPUS CHRISTI DAY, JUNE 16, GERMAN HOLIDAY
Thursday, June 16 is a German holiday with a religious background. It is celebrated in the states of Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and Nordrhein-Westfalen. Stores as well as official offices will be closed. In some towns it is tradition to decorate village or church squares with colorful flower carpets.
SEEWOOG FESTIVAL, JUNE 17-19, SEEWOOG, MIESENBACH
Enjoy fun activities, games and music around the lake with food and beverages.
LONG NIGHT OF CULTURE, JUNE 24, 7.P.M. – JUNE 26, 3 A.M., CULTURE CENTERS/PEDESTRIAN ZONE, KAISERSLAUTERN
Kaiserslautern’s cultural centers will open for a long night of culture “Lange Nacht der Kultur” with music, art and entertainment for families in the afternoon and for adults with events up to shortly prior to sunrise. Over 100 individual programs are scheduled at 25 different locations. Events will take place at various locations within and around the pedestrian zone. For full program, please visit: https://www.kaiserslautern.de/tourismus_freizeit_kultur/kultur/veranstaltungen/lndk/index.html.de
KAISERSLAUTERN COUNTY FAMILY DAY, JUNE 25, 11 A.M.-6 P.M., CONGRESS CENTER RAMSTEIN, RAMSTEIN
Enjoy a day with family fun for kids and teens. The day’s events will include booths of various institutions, organizations, clubs and tourism as well as foosball, billiards, ping-pong tables and ball games. The outdoor area will be dedicated to an active participation program, along with culinary delights and a musical program.
MEDIEVAL SUMMER MARKET, JUNE 25 AND 26, LICHTENBERG CASTLE, THALICHTENBERG
Dive into the Middle Ages at Castle Lichtenberg near Kusel and enjoy Medieval music and dancers in colorful robes and with ancient instruments. Try your expertise in shooting a crossbow or bow or grab a bite to eat or a sip of medieval beverage served based on old recipes. The Primeval Geoskop museum and the Pfaelzer Musikantenland-Museum will be open on both days and coffee and cake in served in the “Zehntenscheune” (barn). Parking within walking distance. www.mittelaltermarkt-burglichtenberg.de.
1150th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL, JUNE 25 AND 26, KERWEPLATZ, ALSENBORN
Celebrate the town of Alsenborn’s 1150th anniversary with rides, food, beverages and live rock as well as traditional German music in the fest tent. Don’t miss out on the colorful parade on Sunday afternoon.
WINE FESTIVAL, JULY 15 – 17, VILLAGE CENTER, EINSELTHUM
The tiny village of Einselthum (near Goellheim) with 850 inhabitants is host to a wine festival well-known beyond the region. The individual winemakers open their winery courtyards to offer their guests wine wasting and diverse regional dishes. Parking is free of cost on a farmer’s field outside the village.