Hi guys! Wow, what a summer! And it is even getting better. Check out all those fun events and things to do this August in Stuttgart and the area.
- How about getting lost in a huge maze?! Sounds like fun? Then you should visit the corn maze in Ditzingen! It opens its gates every day throughout August at 11 am. If you want to know more about the maze, check out my blog post about my visit last year.
- Stuttgart’s most elegant open-air festival is on between August 3 and 6: The Summer Festival (Sommerfest) is held annually on the main Palace Square and in the Palace Gardens around the lake in front of the State Theatre. White pavilions, countless fairy lights and lanterns as well as a wide choice of culinary delights and a range of musical performances await you. Check out this former blog post about my visit a few years ago.
- The next event I would like to point out could be called the antipode of Stuttgart Summer Festival: Umsonst & Draußen (which translates into “free of charge & outside”) is everything but elegant 🙂 It takes place on the University campus in Vaihingen between August 4 and 6. Several bands will perform for free every day and you can visit workshops and readings (only in German though). There will also be a special program for kids. If you don’t like mainstream, this is your event!
- For the third year in a row, the Cannstatter Abendmarkt (Eventing Market) invites us to relax close to the Neckar. It is on every Friday from 5 to 10 pm. You can shop for local products, treat your taste buds with some goodies from the food trucks and enjoy the free entertainment program. To find out more about the Evening Market, check out my post about my first visit of the Evening Market in Bad Cannstatt.
- Do you like onions? Then you should visit the Festival of the Onion (Zwiebelfest) in Esslingen between August 4 and 14. Enjoy yummy Swabian dishes and a glass of wine or two :-). I visited this festival in 2013, so if you want to learn more about it, check out my article Celebrating the onion – at Zwiebelfest Esslingen.
- If classical cars are your thing, check out Cars and Coffee in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Every Sunday car owners are invited to bring their motorized treasures to the meet-up event. And even if you don’t own an oldtimer you are a welcome guest. Grab a coffee, take pictures of the cars and chat with the owners.
- As Stuttgart is located in a valley, you find a lot of stairs in the city. They are called “Stäffele” in Swabian dialect. And as Stuttgart is a flourishing city, you find a lot of people here, too. I think it was only a matter of time until someone came up with the idea of bringing the two together and that was when the Stäffele Speeddating was born! On August 5 you can meet new people at Willy-Reichert-Staffel in the south of Stuttgart, starting at 4 pm.
- Do you like beer? Then the first Swabian Beer Bourse (Bierbörse) is your event! From August 18 to 20 you can taste more than 300 types of beer at over 30 stands. The Bierbörse takes place at Flugfeld Böblingen/Sindelfingen. There will be live music every evening, too
- You like fireworks? Then you will love Flammende Sterne (Flaming Stars)! For three days, from August 18 to 20, you can watch the sky turn pink and green and blue and yellow and white and purple and and and… above Scharnhauser Park in Ostfildern. Pyrotechnic teams from all around the world will fight to win this spectacular contest.
- The trade fair Home & Garden is the place where you find inspiration for your house or apartment and your garden or balcony. It is on between August 17 and 20 at castle Monrepos in Ludwigsburg.
- On August 30 one of Stuttgart’s most famous festivals will open its gates again: the Stuttgarter Weindorf (Wine Village)! Here you will find over 40 “Weinlauben” (traditional wine stands/mini restaurants) at Schillerplatz and Marktplatz in the city center that offer more than 500 (!) local wines and yummy Swabian dishes. Definitely a festival you don’t want to miss! Find out more about it in this former post.
Enjoy all those fun events and things to do this August in Stuttgart! And if I’ve missed something, an event you like in particular, let me know in the comments!