May events

Fans at concert
Fans at concert

May events

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

As we inch closer to summer, we can spend more time outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. With Mother’s Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day this month, you’ve got plenty of excuses to spend some extra money for one of these picks. From tattoos to Tokio Hotel, tango, tasty treats and tons more, we’ve got something for everyone this month.


Cannstatter Volksfest, April 22- May 14, Stuttgart: Ride some rides, play games, shop the traders’ market, eat delicious fair food, meet Wasenhasi, the official mascot, and watch fireworks at the last few weeks of this festival.


art KARLSRUHE, May 4-7, Karlsruhe: Enjoy art as far as the eye can see. Featuring classic styles, contemporary designs, photography, sculptures, graphics, paintings and more, all kinds of art lovers will appreciate something at this fair.


Tattoo Convention, May 6-7, Erfurt: Get new ink, shop clothing and accessories, take the kids to the children’s magic land and admire the artistry of the talented artists surrounding you all weekend long.


Nighttime Flea Market, May 13, Mainz: Get in some late-night shopping at this indoor market and try to find your next favorite outfit or house decoration.


Tokio Hotel- Beyond the World Tour, May 17, Leipzig: Tokio Hotel introduced America to German pop-rock with their English-language album in 2007. Whether you “schrei” or “scream,” this is the concert for you. More dates can be found at


Hamburg Harley Days 2023, May 19-21, Hamburg: All weekend long, ride in a bike show, rock out to live music, watch the bike parade, participate in demo rides and take a guided tour at this large motorcycle-centric event.


Van Gogh Alive 2023, May 20-23, Düsseldorf: You get to tour this exhibit of over 3,000 images and illustrations “with” Van Gogh through Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, where he created so many of his iconic pieces.

Blue Man Group, May 24- May 28, Bremen:  BLUEVOLUTION is the new show by these famous blue men. You will be introduced to the new character of “the Musician” in this show that blends art, drumming and percussion.

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