Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 23-25

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Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 23-25

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

In our monthly What’s Up magazine, our Editor’s Picks give you a heads up about eight of the best events going on in Germany. But it’s hard to just pick eight, so here’s a more inclusive list! Each week, we will give you the need-to-know for on-base and regional events.

Regions include the KMC, Rhein-Main, Stuttgart and Bavaria.




Landstuhl: City Cup Shooting: Grab three teammates and see who is the best shot in all of Landstuhl beginning on Wednesday and lasting on Saturday.

Trier: WineFever: Five regional wine stands and one national wine stand are joined with live music and good food at this festival all weekend all.

Trier: Street Food Festival Trier: Eat delicious street foods from a variety of vendors all weekend long and check out the onsite children’s circus.

Trier: Beats and Bowl: Every Friday and Saturday, bowl to some awesome music and chow down on food and drinks.

Freinsheim: Wine Hike: All weekend long, drink wine and hike to 18 places across Freinsheim.

KMC Onstage (MWR): The Yellow Boat Performances: Go see this first weekend of performances of this moving play about a boy born with congenital hemophilia who transforms his pain into art.

Armstrong's Club, Vogelweh Housing (MWR): Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Kazabra Club (MWR): Vyant Band Music Show: Rock out to this band at the club.  

SKIES Unlimited building Landstuhl (MWR): Newborn Network and Breastfeeding Cafe: Meet fellow families and Mom2Mom breastfeeding counselors.

Baumholder Warrior Zone (MWR): Music Friday Nights: Shake your groove thing until midnight. 

Baumholder (MWR): Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop off your favorite stuffed animal at the library and pick them up on Saturday and hear all about their overnight adventures.


Pirmasens: Festival Euroclassic - Nils Wülker and the Phoenix Foundation: Enjoy this concert, part of the 30-concert series happening across various German cities between late August and October 30.

Trier: Dog Fair: Spend the weekend surrounded by dogs, vendors and dog-related information such as dental care, insurance and grooming.  

Homburg: Saar-Palatinate Country Market: Fresh apples, all the wurst and many vendors await you at this market in the city-center.

Homburg: Homburg Wiesn: If you want to experience Oktoberfest, but cannot make your way to Munich, this is the place for you filled with music, food and of course, beer.

Kazabra Club, Vogelweh (MWR): Country Night: Play pool, ride the mechanical bull and “boot, scoot and boogie” at Country Night.

Landstuhl (MWR): Dog Jog: Grab Fido and race against other dogs and people. The first three dog/owner pairs across the finish line will receive a $25 gift card from AAFES.

Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing (MWR): Hip Hop Night: Enjoy your favorite hip hop hits every fourth Saturday of the month.

Tavern on the Rock, Baumholder (MWR): Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Baumholder (MWR): Golf Flea Market: If you have any clubs or golf accessories that you no longer need, sell them at the Rolling Hills Golf Course.

Ramstein (USO): Pokémon Bingo: If you want to be the very best, grab your family and friends and come down and play Pokémon-themed bingo and win Pokémon-related prizes.


Baumholder Warrior Zone (MWR): Sing Along Sunday: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation (MWR): UTV Guided Tours: Grab your family and friends and be guided through scenic backroads, market towns and other places in the local area.




Frankfurt: Ed Sheeran: You have three chances this weekend to see Sheeran live at Deutsche Bank Park.

Frankfurt: Latin American Weekend: Enjoy music, DJs, food trucks, art exhibitors and folklore shows all weekend long.

Frankfurt: Machine Gun Kelly: If Ed Sheeran isn’t your jam, make your way over to the Festhalle for Machine Gun Kelly.

Frankfurt: Löwen Frankfurt vs.  Iserlohn Roosters: Cheer on the Frankfurt ice hockey team as the play against the Roosters.

Mainz: WineWalk: "Best of Goldisch Meenz": Sip various wines as you are guided through different parts of Mainz and learn some secrets of the city.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Resilience: A Solo Cello Recital: Dr. Patrick Bellah will entertain the crowd with 20th century cello music on Friday and Saturday night.

Wiesbaden USO Park: Group Play: Join the New Parent Support Program and children of all ages for playtime in the park.


Frankfurt: Calumet Photo Autumn Festival: Enjoy lectures, exhibits and product information at this festival.

Frankfurt:  The Magical Music of Harry Potter: Use music to take yourself to Platform 9 3/4, Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest.  

Mainz: Queer Childbirth Class: “In this birth preparation course for (expectant) queer parents, we want to create an identity-sensitive space in which we can talk about topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, childbirth and queer parenthood.”

Mainz: Open Door Day: Enjoy free trials of many different lessons offered by Feel Fit Mainz including yoga, aerobics and boxing.

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation (MWR): Recreational Shooting: Participants must be 16 years old or older and first timers must attend a mandatory safety briefing before shooting.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Scramble of the Year: Teams of four compete against other teams for various prizes at this golf scramble.


Frankfurt: Zoo Day: Learn behind the scenes secrets of the zoo outside of the animals: Nurseries, workshops, logistics, administration and so much more.

Frankfurt: Autumn Afternoon at the Frankfurt House: Pick out some pumpkins, carve pumpkins, a painting competition and yummy cake can be found here.  

Mainz: Guided tour from the Roman Theater to the Mainz Citadel: Take this two-hour guided tour through 2000 years of history. Foreign language tours are provided upon request here.

Wiesbaden: Wiesbaden Sings: If you like to sing, grab a free songbook provided onsite and join the other singers.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Sunday Movie Deep Dive: “Children ages 4-11 are invited to enjoy a movie, snacks, a story and color pages” at this fun event for kids and parents.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Music Club: Join other music enthusiasts: Tune your instrument and talk music, share skills and maybe even create a tune of your own. 




Art Museum: Family Sunday: Aimed at families with children four and older, this 1.5-hour tour of the museum educates families on the different exhibits.  

Panzer Kaserne (MWR): Baby Boot Camp: Learn breastfeeding techniques and all about giving birth in Germany, including other newborn techniques offered by the ACS New Parent Support Program.

International School of Stuttgart: International College Day: If you or your teen are interested in attending a college in in the UK, Canada, the USA or Europe, this is the college fair for you.

WeingenussStuttgart: Wine Experience Tour: Explore all of the best wine places in Stuttgart and taste three different wines along the way.

Cannstatter Wasen: The 175th Cannstatter Volksfest: Come for the first weekend of fun, food, rides, music and so much more.


SCHARrena: Hummel Volley Ball Cup: Watch three volleyball games of German teams versing French teams.

Le Petit Coq: Gin Tasting: Come learn all there is to know about gin and taste different types.

USO Stuttgart: Magic the Gathering Workshop: If you have ever wanted to learn how to play Magic AND receive a free Magic the Gathering Starter Kit and instructions, this is your chance.


Stuttgart Charity Society: The Stuttgart Tweed Run: Throw on your best tweed and help raise money for charity while getting a run in.  

Mercedes-Benz Museum: Classics and Coffee: Drink coffee and show your classic car or just come look at all the sweet rides of the past.

Bebelstraße: Flea Market: Come find some great treasures and raise money “for the benefit of the children and youth hospice Stuttgart and the Förderverein-Sonnenstrahl e.V.”




Munich: Oktoberfest Continues This Weekend: This internationally known beer festival continues this weekend. Enjoy the festival as well as other fairs across Munich.

Nuremberg: Plant Sale: Come find the next plant for your house or garden in the huge plant sale.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Cosmic Bowling: Bowl some strikes with the lights turned off in this cosmic scene.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): DJ and Karaoke Night: Listen to great tunes and sing your heart out. 


Munich: Outdoor Flea Market: Sort through all the tables and find the next “must-have” item for your home. 

Munich: Outdoor Yoga: Vinyasa + Restorative Yoga and Meditation: Flow and meditate in this 90-minute yoga class.

Nuremburg: Mushroom Hike: Join Diana Härpfer, a qualified biologist, as she identifies the various mushrooms along the path.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Open Art Studio: Get your creative juices flowing as your surround yourselves with others and work on your art.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Cosmic Bowling: Bowl some strikes with the lights turned off in this cosmic scene.


Munich: Machine Gun Kelly: Make your way over to the Olympiahalle for Machine Gun Kelly.

Munich: Outdoor Sports Fest: This is the “snowboard experience for children” in Munich if they want to work on their skills.

Nuremburg: Latin Garden Fiesta: Come to dance at this family-friendly event featuring salsa, meringue and bachata.   

Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr MWR): Family Bowling: “Enjoy discounted rates on Sundays for Family Bowling!”


*Know before you go: Always check the event website before traveling to ensure it is still occurring. Also go to the event’s website to learn more about costs, regulations and any other information. Lectures and workshops on the economy will most likely occur in German but may offer alternatives for English-speakers.



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