Stripes Weekend Picks: July 13-15
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July 13, Ramstein
Feel like taking a trip to Africa without having to fly there? Say no more! Thanks to “Ramstein Summer Nights” this German village will transform into Africa for one special night. Held at the Haus des Bürgers, chow down on delicious African specialties provided by Die Bühne Backstage, drink traditional African beer and explore another great culture! The band Kevin, Alamba & Dynamix will also be there to get us dancing all night long. Admission to this event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is free.
French Garden Party
July 14, Kaiserslautern
You don’t have to travel very far to get your hands on all things French at the French Garden Party. Located at the Gartenschau in Kaiserslautern, enjoy an evening of enjoying French wine, bread, cheeses and much more! For updates on admission prices, check their event page. This fun party starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.
July 14, Saarbrücken
All the colors! Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is an Indian festival that includes smearing friends and loved ones in color as they celebrate love, happiness and colors. Saarbrücken recreates this joyous occasion with techno music and of course, vibrant hues of reds, blues, pinks and yellows. Grab your friends and dance the day away. Don’t forget to bring a white shirt! Be sure to also buy your tickets before they’re sold out! The festival starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.
July 14-15, Queidersbach
Considered to be one of the most anticipated festivals in the surrounding areas of Quidersbach, sink your teeth into a juicy yet crunchy roasted chicken cooked to perfection in large grills. Drinks and musical entertainment will also be provided. Note that due to popularity, the lines may be long, so make sure your stomach isn’t too empty before heading to this festival, which is located in the fairgrounds of Quiedersbach.
Mainzer Bierbörse/ Mainz Beer Market
July 13-15, Mainz
July 13-15, Fürth
To celebrate 200 years of independence, Fürth will have music, food and fun. There will be comedians, an Italy festival in the Hall Square and even a “visions of rock” festival in the Green Market. Bring the family for some quality German festival experiences.
Old Town Festival
July 14-15, Merkendorf
Every two years Merkendorf celebrates with the old town festival. Starting Saturday at 6 p.m. there will be a beer tapping by the mayor. The party continues in the market square with music and much more. There will be a market on Sunday.
Vintage Pool Party
July 14, Nuremberg
Come see a variety of classic American cars during this Saturday night cruise event. Starting at 5 p.m. the outdoor pool area will be filled with classic cars and food trucks. Admission is 13 euros for adults and 7 euros for kids ages 6 to 17.
July 12-22, Stuttgart
Listen to international musicians like Lenny Kravitz and Gregory Porter during the Jazz Open in downtown Stuttgart. Festival passes are available. Tickets for individual performances are available online and start at 20 euros. Concerts are held in various places in both Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg.
July 13-14, Bad Cannstatt
Spend an evening relaxing and enjoying delicious wines from Weinfactum. There will be music playing, food available and views of Stuttgart in the background. Admission is free.
Volkswagen Festival of Lights
July 14, Stuttgart
Join in the 67th annual celebration of lights at Killesberg park in Stuttgart. The highlight of the festival will be the fireworks show by Killesberg Tower set to music. There will also be an artisan market, hands-on activities for kids and food galore. Tickets are 16 euros for adults and 12 euros for children ages 7 to 18 and available online.
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