What's Up: Weekend events Aug. 26-28

What's Up: Weekend events Aug. 26-28

by: Staff | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: August 24, 2016

Wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got your weekend events throughout Europe lined up for you! Here’s what’s up this weekend:


What: Sandkerwa Beer Festival
When: Aug. 25-29
Where: Bamberg

What: Stylight Summer Wiesn
When: Aug. 27
Where: Munich

What: Nürnberger Volksfeste
When: Aug. 26-Sept. 11
Where: Nuremberg

Kaiserslautern & the Pfalz

What: Backofenfest
When: Aug. 27-28
Where: Stelzenberg

What: Miesenbach Fair
When: Aug. 27-30
Where: Miesenbach

Have one last summer weekend of fun before the school year begins! The Miesenbach Fair will have plenty of rides, games, sweets and live entertainment for all ages.

What: Backfischfest
When: Aug. 27-Sept. 4
Where: Worms

What: Frei Luft – Kultur.Kollektiv Sommerfest
When: August 27-28
Where: Kaiserslautern

What: Dip, Dash and Dive Competition
When: Aug. 27
Where: Ramstein AB


What: Rhine-on-Skates
When: Aug. 27
Where: Rüdesheim

Feeling adventurous? Take a guided inline skating tour of the upper Rhine River valley! This 135-kilometer (84-mile) tour begins and ends in Rüdesheim. If you’re not quite ready to tackle the whole distance, you can skate parts of the tour instead. There will be three pit stops, with lunch included.

What: Mainz Wine Market
When: Aug. 25-28
Where: Mainz


What: Stuttgart Wine Village
When: Aug. 24-Sept. 4
Where: Stuttgart

What: Reutlinger Weindorf
When: Aug. 24-Sept. 3
Where: Reutlinger

What: Markgröninger Schäferlauf Shepherd’s Race
When: Aug. 26-29
Where: Markgröningen

Around Germany

What: Long Night of Museums
When: Aug. 27
Where: Berlin

See the museums of Berlin come alive at night! Enjoy special art exhibits, concerts and performances just for this event. More than 100 museums will open their doors from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Transportation between museums is included in the price of admission. Children 12 and under are free.

What: Shakespeare im Park
When: Aug. 24-28
Where: Bremen

What: The c/o Pop Festival
When: Aug. 24-28
Where: Cologne

Other European Locations


What: Filmfest St. Anton
When: Aug. 24-27
Where: St. Anton am Arlberg

What: Trans Vorarlberg Triathlon
When: Aug. 27
Where: Lake Constance


What: Tanks in Town
When: Aug. 28-30
Where: Mons

What: Choirs Night
When: Aug. 29-30
Where: Villers-la-Ville


What: Beatleweek
When: Aug. 24-30
Where: Liverpool

What: Wokingham Festival
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Wokingham

What: Reading and Leeds Festivals
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Reading and Leeds

Camp out under the starts while listening to some of your favorite rock bands. These well-known festivals share the same billing. This year, headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and Disclosure.

What: The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival
When: Aug. 26-29
Where: Colne

What: Pugstock Festival
When: Aug. 27-28
Where: Leicestershire

What: South West Four
When: Aug. 27-28
Where: London

What: Notting Hill Carnival
When: Aug. 28-29
Where: London


What: World Air Guitar Championships
When: Aug. 24-26
Where: Oulu


What: Le Cabaret Vert
When: Aug. 25-28
Where: Charleville-Mézières

What: Big Prune Show
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Agen

What: Rock en Seine
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Saint-Cloud


What: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival
When: Aug. 25-28
Where: Waterville

What: DylanFest on the Lough
When: Aug. 25-28
Where: Moville

What: Amy Schumer Live
When: Aug. 26
Where: Dublin

What: A Taste of Donegal Food Festival
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Donegal Town

What: Great Pink Run 2016
When: Aug. 27
Where: Dublin


What: Le Notti di Giove
When: Aug. 27
Where: Radicondoli

What: Bravio Delle Botti
When: Aug. 28
Where: Montepulciano

What: Volterra 1389
When: Aug. 28
Where: Volterra

What: Venice Film Festival
When: Aug. 31-Sept. 10
Where: Pertralia Soprana

The Netherlands

What: 2016 World Rowing Championships
When: Aug. 21-28
Where: Rotterdam

What: Uitmarkt
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Amsterdam


What: Strathaven Balloon Festival
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Strathaven

What: Thunder in the Glens
When: Aug. 26-29
Where: Aviemore


What: La Tomatina
When: Aug. 31
Where: Bunol

This frenzied food fight begins when someone climbs a greased two-story pole and reaches the ham atop the pole. A cannon is fired and the tomato throwing begins! The event lasts approximately one hour, with more than 100 tons of overripe tomatoes being thrown.


What: Festival de musique: Auvernier Jazz
When: Aug. 26-28
Where: Auvernier


What: World Bog Snorkeling Championships
When: Aug. 28
Where: Llanwyrtd Wells

Still trying to figure out what to do for Labor Day? Here are a couple of events for the weekend of Sept. 2-4. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for a full listing of what’s up!

What: Imperial City Festival
When: Sept. 2-4
Where: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The beautiful walled city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber honors and relives its vibrant past on the first weekend of September. The festivities kick off on Friday evening with a captivating torchlight procession throughout the village streets. The market opens the next morning, where visitors can shop for medieval crafts and souvenirs while enjoying shows and fighting exhibitions. Don’t miss the thrilling Saturday night fireworks display, which lights up the surrounding Tauber valley with bursting color.

What: Belgian Beer Weekend
When: Sept. 2-4
Where: Brussels

What: The 60th Flower Parade
When: Sept. 3-4
Where: Eelde, The Netherlands

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