Events in Stuttgart

In Stuttgart, you can experience a festival during every season.

Festival of Animated Film

Annually, the Festival of Animated Film ("Trickfilm-Festival") brings the best of animated films to Stuttgart. More than 600 films are shown at cinemas in Stuttgart's city centre and also at open-air film screenings in Palace Square. Film enthusiasts can look forward to the latest productions of the animated film sector, from classic cartoons and artistic trick films to 3D computer animation feature films. Enjoy the unique atmosphere at one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide.

  • Leading event for animated films in Germany
  • More than 600 films
  • International platform
  • 05 - 10 May 2020

Festival of Animated Film

Stuttgart Spring Festival

Each year, Europe's biggest spring festival at the Cannstatter Wasen attracts thousands of visitors from near and far. Spend an unforgettable time at the colourful Stuttgart Spring Festival. For three weeks from April to May, fairground attractions, raffle stands and Swabian specialities are waiting for you.

  • Europe's biggest spring festival
  • Rollercoasters and carousels
  • Swabian specialities
  • 18 April - 10 May 2020

Stuttgart Spring Festival

Jazz Open Stuttgart

Once a year in summer, Stuttgart becomes the magnificent setting for the Jazz Open. This open-air music festival is a cultural event where international jazz, soul and pop artists perform on stage. Jazz fans can look forward to an outstanding combination of jazz with other music genres.

  • Jazz music
  • International artists
  • Open-air festival
  • 09 - 19 July 2020

Jazz Open

Stuttgart Wine Village

Treat yourself to wine tasting and Swabian cuisine at Stuttgart´s Wine Village, which is set up in Schillerplatz in August/September to celebrate culinary folk traditions. More than 500 exquisite wines from the south of Germany can be sampled in 125 tastefully decorated “Weinlauben” open-air restaurants. To accompany them, Stuttgart’s chefs serve Swabian specialities such as “Maultaschen” (filled pasta squares), “Käsepätzle” (noodles with cheese) and “Schupfnudeln” (potato noodles) with sauerkraut.

  • 28 open-air restaurants, the typical "Weinlauben“
  • Local wines from Baden and Wurttemberg
  • Delicious hot and cold regional specialities
  • Wine tasting
  • 28 August to 8 September 2019

Stuttgart Wine Village

Cannstatter Wasen

The Stuttgart Beer Festival, which originated in 1818 as a harvest thanksgiving celebration, has become one of the world’s largest folk festivals with a host of fairground rides and frequent new attractions centred round its emblem, a 26-metre-high fruit column. Each year the festival opens with a grand procession featuring magnificently decorated brewery drays drawn by four or six horses, as well as groups from all over the region dressed in traditional costumes.

  • Numerous rollercoasters
  • White-water rides
  • Carousels
  • Marquees with live music
  • 27 September to 13 October 2019

Cannstatter Wasen

Stuttgart Christmas Market

From November to December, the city of Stuttgart invites you to one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe. Discover festive decorations and lights, the smell of cinnamon and vanilla, bratwurst and mulled wine, as well as Christmas songs in the background.

The Christmas market in Ludwigsburg offers baroque flair with numerous shopping opportunities and the medieval Christmas market of Esslingen welcomes its visitors to an unusual atmosphere with craftsmen and artists, street performances and medieval handicrafts, as well as a daily children´s programme.

  • The largest Christmas market in Europe
  • Baroque Christmas market in Ludwigsburg
  • Christmas and medieval market in Esslingen
  • Handcrafted gifts
  • 27 November to 23 December 2019

Stuttgart Christmas Markets

Comic Con Germany

The very first Comic Con Germany in 2016 in Stuttgart was a huge success. In 2020 Stuttgart’s convention centre will become a platform for fans of comics and Sci-Fi again. Meet comic illustrators, walking acts and publishing houses or see international Hollywood actors and listen to them on stage.

  • 4th Comic Con Germany
  • Meet comic illustrators, walking acts and publishing houses
  • Platform for fans of comics and Sci-Fi
  • Walking distance to hotel
  • 11 - 12 June 2020

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Long Night of Museums

Take part in an extraordinary event at the Long Night of Museums. Stuttgart’s cultural institutions will be open until 2 am to provide an interesting experience. Join art lovers and discover a special programme which provides unforgettable memories and makes this night a unique one for everyone. 

  • Long Night of the Museums
  • About 90 selected museums, galleries and other institutions
  • Opening hours until 2.00 am
  • Discover, enjoy, experience and be amazed
  • 21 March 2020

Hamburg's fish market

When market crier and northern German songs can be heard on the Karlsplatz in Stuttgart, Hamburg's fish market once again has arrived. Here, sea air can be sniffed, Hanseatic feeling of life can be tasted and fresh fish can be bought. Enjoy Hamburg!

  • Hamburg fish market in Stuttgart
  • Tons of fresh fish prepared by the North German restaurateurs
  • Songs from the north, jazz and excerpts from musicals
  • 11 - 21 July 2019