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Kaiserslautern
2nd Hand Markt
July 20, Frankfurt
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Aug. 2-26 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Actors, dancers, singers, comedians and other international performing artists take their creative energies to the city streets.
Many people look at flea markets and see old junk long past its due date of usage. But, while one person sees trivial items, another sees a new flower station out of that old baby carriage or a new dry erase board out of that old window.
The heart of Germany’s beloved Garmisch-Partenkirchen will host the first Wanderlust Festival in Europe, September 13-15, 2019.
Jazz Open Stuttgart
July 4-14 in Stuttgart
Headline acts performing at this year’s edition include Bob Dylan, Sting, Christina Aguilera & Aloe Blacc, Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin.
Electrifying vibrant colors dominating the night sky followed by a loud bang can only mean one thing — fireworks. These pyrotechnic light shows gather families and friends to become transfixed as they see magic in front of their eyes.
This has to be my favorite time of the year (and not just because of the weather). There is a festival somewhere every weekend, so boredom is not a feeling you should be experiencing during your summers in Germany.
ARMY ENTERTAINMENT ESPORTS: Street Fighter V Tournament presented by The Army National Guard
No fourth without fireworks? If displays of pyrotechnics are a must for your Independence Day celebrations, you’re in luck. As the closing element to a handful of German fests taking place on the weekends bookending July 4, here are some places to watch the heavens will light up:
Know of a great hair stylist or have a favorite coffee shop? Maybe you know of a hidden gem store or you’ve found a delicious and kid-friendly local restaurant. Now’s your chance to share! 
America’s most controversial pizza chain is making its way to Germany and you can thank (or blame) the Russians. Retail giant, PJ Western, who brought Papa John’s pizza to Russia is expanding south to Germany.
The last in the succession of Easter-related holidays in Germany is today, June 20, in the form of “Fronleichnam”, an important day for Catholic churchgoers in particular.
As many of us will remember from our school days, for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day and shortest night of the year occurs at the time of the summer solstice, which occurs on or about June 21 each year.
As the summer starts to slowly fade and the breezes feel cripser, Volksfeste begin to pop up in villages around Germany. Tis the season … Oktoberfest season!