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Spring Festival

The Stuttgarter Fruehlingsfest (Stuttgart Spring Festival) is a long-established event aimed at providing a fun day out for families. The event is characterised by a funfair rides, rollercoasters and entertainment in beer tents. In recent years an increasing number of visitors to the Spring Festival have worn the Tracht (traditional costumes) of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The festival tents sell beer and the festive evening atmosphere is comparable to the Oktoberfest.

Date: 17 April 2021 - 09 May 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Cannstatter Wasen.
Website: http://www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de/de/home
Cost:

Free.


Jazz Open

The city enjoys a major summer music festival that attracts names such as BB King and Grace Jones. Open air performances are given on Schlossplatz, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and indoor, at the BIX Jazzclub and Lounge. The atmosphere is buoyant, and the top performers are world class.

Date: 08 July 2021 - 18 July 2021
Venue: Schlossplatz and other venues.
Website: http://www.jazzopen.com
Cost:

Various.


Hamburg Fish Market

The famous jaunty atmosphere of the Hamburg Fish Market makes an annual appearance in Stuttgart every summer. The market takes the form of a fish and food festival, accompanied by live music. For gastronomes who enjoy fish dishes and people watching, Stuttgart’s Hamburg Fish Market is definitely worth a look.

Date: 08 July 2021 - 18 July 2021
Venue: Karlsplatz
Website: https://www.fischmarkt.events/stuttgart
Cost:

Free


Summer Festival

The Stuttgarter Sommerfest (Stuttgart Summer Festival) is held in the heart of the city over four nights, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy good food, drinks and live entertainment. Tents are erected and a party atmosphere reigns. In total around 100 hours of live music, ranging from jazz to Latin American to light classical, are performed for free.

Date: 01 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Schlossplatz
Website: http://www.stuttgarter-sommerfest.de/de/home
Cost:

Free


Stuttgart Wine Village

More than 600 regional wines are on offer here, served by the glass to a backdrop of live music. The relaxed, festive atmosphere is best enjoyed on the market places around the Old Castle. Swabian foods such as Maultaschen (filled pasta) and Kässpätzle (pasta in cheese) are sold to accompany the wines.

Date: 15 August 2021 - 05 September 2021
Website: http://www.stuttgarter-weindorf.de/
Cost:

Free.


Stuttgart Beer Festival

The Cannstatter Volksfest (Stuttgart Beer Festival) is the world’s second biggest beer festival (after the Munich Oktoberfest) and takes place around a 26m-high (85ft) Fruchtsaeule (fruit column) which is a reference to the origins of the event, as a harvest festival. Some visitors come for the rides of the funfair, but many more come to enjoy a beer and to sing, dance and make merry within the numerous festival tents.

Date: 24 September 2021 - 10 October 2021
Venue: Cannstatter Wasen.
Website: http://cannstatter-volksfest.de/de/landing-page/
Cost:

Free.


Christmas Market

Stuttgart’s popular city centre Advent markets attract more than three million visitors a year. Over 270 traders operate seasonally decorated wooden stalls selling a wide range of wares, from Christmas decorations to handcrafted gifts. The busy markets around the Old and New Castles draw locals and visitors from overseas. They provide a great opportunity to sample spiced seasonal foodstuffs and warming drinks and to shop for presents and souvenirs.

Date: 24 November 2021 - 23 December 2021
Venue: City centre.
Website: http://stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de/de/home
Cost:

Free.


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