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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. 


Friday, Sept.15

Trier and Koblenz: Beats and Bowl: Every Friday and Saturday, rock out to music as you aim for some strikes.

Kaiserslautern: Kaiserslautern Fabric Market: Find all your sewing needs at this market.

Landstuhl: Barbie Paint-and-Sip and Trivia (English-Language Available): 42 euros gets you instructions, materials and a glass of prosecco. Register here.

Mertzig: Fair 2023: All weekend long, enjoy food, soccer, drinks, music and more.

Landau: Landauer Herbstmarkt: Until Sept. 18, enjoy rides, markets, food and more.

Ruppertsberg: Autumn Bar at WEINWERK: Until Oct. 29, enjoy wine, food and more.

Körborn: 30th Anniversary of the Emigration Museum: On Friday and Saturday, celebrate the museum with a children’s program, lectures, music and more.

Homburg: Enedder Kerb 2023: Until Sept.19, enjoy food, music and more.

Neustadt-Mußbach: Federweisser Festival 2023: Until October 23, take part in the longest wine festival in the world. There is live music on Saturdays.

Landstuhl Community Club (MWR): Friday Night Pool Tournament: Compete for first, second and third place prizes in this 18+ event. 

Kazabra Club (Vogelweh MWR): Big Stage Karaoke: Belt out your favorite tunes!

Armstrong’s Bar (Vogelweh MWR): Chuck’s Pub Trivia: Do you have what it takes to bring home the $50 grand prize at this 18+ event?

Ramstein Community Center (86-FSS Ramstein): Gotta Catch’em All: From Sept.1 to the end of October, drop by the Community Center on weekdays to catch Pokémon and use their special BINGO cards to chart your catches.

Razz Ma Tazz Theatre/Ramstein Community Center (86-FSS Ramstein): Children’s Letters to God”: All weekend long, see this musical based on the questions and doubts children express about God.

Woodland Golf Course (86-FSS): Hole N One Challenges: Can you make it to the finals on Oct. 20?

Ramstein Air Base: Membership Friday Social Hour: See what the Ramstein Enlisted Club is all about at this 18+ event.

Vogelweh and Ramstein Teen Centers (86-FSS): Late Night: Meet fellow teens for fun, games and more.

Club E’ (86-FSS Ramstein): Texas Hold’em Tournament: Can you beat the competition at this 18+ event?

Hangar 1 & 2 Plus a Giant Tent at Ramstein Airbase: Ramstein Bazaar: All weekend long, check out this event featuring 120 vendors from across Europe.

The Lounge (52-FSS-Spangeldahlem): DJ Night: Dance the night away.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Kaiserslautern: Weekly Market: Shop food, flowers, plants and more at this weekly market. 

Kaiserslautern: K-Town Fashion Show: See what’s on the catwalk at this fashion event.

Landstuhl: Silhouette - Paint & Sip (English-Language Available): 45 euros gets you instructions, materials and a prosecco reception.

Baumholder: Park Run: Make your way to the park at 9 a.m. every Saturday. 

Neunkirchen: Wine and Autumn Festival: Drink wine, eat food and more.

Bockenheim an der Weinstraße: Art Trail Bockenheim: Enjoy art, food, drinks and more all day.

Hochspeyer: Rock n Roll Meet Up: Enjoy music, vendors and more.

Wickenrodt: Edelstein-Bergslalom 2023: On Saturday and Sunday, cheer on your favorite car at this race.

Eppelborn: Autumn on Finkenrech: On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the autumn market.

Trippstadt: The Knights are Coming: Travel back in time with the knights on Saturday and Sunday.

Neustadt an der Weinstraße: Airport Festival 2023: Enjoy flight demonstrations, morning pints and more on Saturday and Sunday.

Landstuhl Community Club (MWR): Karaoke Night-Landstuhl Club: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Kazabra Club (Vogelweh MWR): Country Night: Dance the night away at this 18+ event beginning at 7 p.m. 

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

Ramstein Bowling Center (86-FSS): Emo Night: Bowl some strikes while reliving your emo days. Prizes are given for best dressed.

Ramstein Community Center (86-FSS): Community Flea Market: Find your next treasure at this market.

Club E’ (86-FSS Ramstein): Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes!

Sunday, Sept. 17

No events solely on Sunday. Check Friday and Saturday for events that last all weekend.

Just a heads up, KMC Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving is out with volunteer drivers to give you a safe ride home if you have been drinking. They are available from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Follow them on Facebook to get their latest information or to volunteer. 


Friday, Sept. 15

Frankfurt: International Bachata Festival Frankfurt: All weekend long, see professional dancers, take a workshop, attend a party and more.

Mainz: Autumn Festival: All weekend long, enjoy food, wine and, possibly, onion cake.

Wiesbaden: Nordic Walking: Take part in this fun workout at 9 a.m. 

Schweppenhausen: Kerb in Schweppenhausen: All weekend long, enjoy beer, family day, coffee, cake and more.

Alzey: Alzey Wine Festival: Until Sept. 19, enjoy a disco party, wine, rides, food and more.

Rheinblick Golf Course (Wiesbaden MWR): Friday Night Scramble: Bring your own four-person team for this nine-hole scramble.

Amelia Earhart Playhouse (Wiesbaden MWR): Disney’s the Little Mermaid Jr.: All weekend long, go “up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun.”

Saturday, Sept. 16

Frankfurt: Nidda Parkrun – Frankfurt: Get your cardio in from 9-10 a.m. 

Frankfurt: Marche de Nuit: Shop food, art, crafts and more at this nighttime event.

Frankfurt: The Greek Film Festival goes to Frankfurt: All films are shown in the original Greek version with English subtitles at this festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Mainz: FSV Mainz vs. VFB Stuttgart: Cheer on Mainz as they take on the competition.

Wiesbaden: Scherbaum’s Federweißer Festival: On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, music, food and more.

Bad Kreuznach: Medieval Market in Bad Münster am Stein: Travel back in time on Saturday and Sunday for this market.

Königstein im Taunus: Mandolin Oktoberfest: Check out this local Oktoberfest.

Bensheim: Cattle Drive Gronau: On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy markets, the cattle drive, music and more.

Warrior Zone (Wiesbaden MWR): BOSS Commissary/PX Shuttle Service: Don’t worry about finding a parking spot when you can just get a ride.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Frankfurt: Autumn Flea Market at Nied Animal Shelter: Find your next treasure at this market.

Frankfurt: Nostalgia Antique Flea Market: Find your next antique treasure at this market.

Wiesbaden Library (MWR): Return of the Maker Space: Meet up with fellow crafters for STEAM activities.

Wiesbaden Library (MWR): Fiero Code Classes for the Young: It’s never too early to start learning about coding.


Friday, Sept. 15

Sinsheim: Kerwe Forest Fishing Hole with Parade: Spend the day at this parade.

Vaihinger Markt: Vaihinger Autumn: All weekend long, enjoy music, a market, games and more.

Big Gago: English Comedy: Stand-Up Open Mic: Laugh out loud at this comedy event.

Ludwigsburg: World’s Largest Pumpkin Exhibition 2023: Until Dec.3, see all the pumpkins, literally over 450,000 pumpkins. Over 600 varieties of pumpkins are present. You can also find pumpkin food, pumpkin competitions, pumpkin decorations and more.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Königstrasse 1a: Free Walking Tour in English: On Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., there is a free walking 2-hour tour in English with a cool guide carrying a yellow umbrella. Sign up here to book your spot.

Eisingen: Oktoberfest: It’s that time of year; see how Eisingen does Octoberfest.

Mönchsberg: Wine Safari: On Saturday and Sunday, make your way to all of the safari booths.

Filderstadt: Street Food Festival Filderstadt 2023: On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy street food and music.

Patch Arts & Crafts (MWR): Celebrate National Sew a “Jelly Roll” Day: “To celebrate, Patch Arts & Crafts Center will be doing quilting demos, offering free machine usage (to certified customers), and offering 20% off of Jelly Rolls and other quilting supplies. Never heard of a Jelly Roll? A “jelly roll” is a bundle of approximately 42 fabric strips which, when sewn together, make a small quilt top.”

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mercedes Benz Museum: Classics and Coffee: Sip some coffee and look at some beautiful classic cars every Sunday.  

Kunstmuseum: Family Sunday: Guided tours aimed at children 4+ every Sunday.

Karlsplatz: Large Autumn Market: Find your next treasure at this market.

Marienplatz: Fancy Women’s Cycling Tour: Bring your bike and don your fanciest clothing for this bike ride.


Friday, Sept. 15

Munich: English Yoga Flow & Tea: Do some yoga and then namaste for some tea.

Munich: Italian Street Food: Enjoy some delicious Italian food at Werksviertel-Mitte.

Nuremberg: Altstadtfest 2023: Until Oct.1, enjoy rides, food, drinks and more.

Nuremberg: Nuremberg Nighttime Market: Find your next treasure at this nighttime market.

Nuremberg: Rail Day 2023: All weekend long, participate in lectures and events around the theme “trains of the future.”

Lichtenfels: Korbmarkt Lichtenfels: All weekend long, enjoy a beer garden, Havana Bar and music.

Fürth: Grafflmarkt: On Friday and Saturday, find your next treasure at this market.

Friedenfels: Friedenfels Autumn Market: All weekend long, enjoy the festival and beer hiking day.

Library – Garmisch (MWR): STEAM Fridays: Kids under 8 need to bring a grown-up for this event meant for those 6+.

Ansbach Library (MWR): Find it Friday!: Visit the library and see if you can solve the weekly puzzle and win the prize. 

Katterbach Bowling Center (Ansbach MWR): Big Screen Football Viewing: All season long, watch American football games at the bowling center.

Library - Rose Barracks (MWR): Board Game Meetup: Meet up with fellow board gamers for some brunch-time gaming.

Warrior Zone - Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Spin-To-Win: Those 18+ can just drop by and spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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

Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation (Grafenwoehr MWR): Night Fishing: German fishing license and fishing permit required. Get some fishing in at night. Free to permit holders.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Munich: Werksviertel Night Market: On Saturday and Sunday nights, enjoy shopping, food trucks, DJs and more.

Münchberg: Münchberg City Festival: On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy this festival.

Ascholding: Wine Festival: Drink wine and listen to music.

Weiden in der Oberpfalz: Wine and Dine for Newcomers at Vinothek Hänsel & Gretel (English-Language Available): Learn about the city of Weiden and enjoy some of the local restaurants.

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

Library - Tower Barracks (MWR): Movie at the Library: Bring the whole family for a movie at the library.

Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation (MWR): High Ropes Course: Restrictions and prices dependent on height and age.

Bavaria Arts and Crafts Center (Grafenwoehr MWR): Open Art Studio: The Art Studio is open for use from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $5 an hour. 

Sunday, Sept. 17

Nuremberg: Cosplay and LARP Crafting Day: Practicing your Cosplay and LARP costume crafting with others.

Nuremberg: Nuremberg Soapbox Race: Cheer on your favorite soapbox driver.

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. Events on military bases will require base access. 

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