Folk Festivals and Fairs

Folk Festivals and Fairs

Tag der Einheit: Volksfest am Brandenburger Tor
At Berlin's street and folk festivals, people of all walks of life come together to celebrate. Folk festivals and funfairs have a long tradition in the capital: Carnivals such as the German-French Folk Festival or the German-American Folk Festival have been thrilling young and old Berliners for decades. Discover a selection of popular folk festivals in Berlin:
Kunstfest Pankow am Schloss Schönhausen 2016
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Pankow Art Festival

June 11 and 12, 2022

The annual Pankow Art Festival takes place on the grounds of Schönhausen Palace. Visitors can experience live music and acrobatics, and purchase handmade arts and crafts from over 60 artists. more

German-French Fair
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Berliner Volksfestsommer

June 17 - July 31, 2022

The largest folk festival in Berlin, formerly the German-French Fair, attracts visitors with amusement rides, live music and culinary delicacies. more

Hauptmann von Köpenick
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Köpenick Summer Festival

June 17-19, 2022

Summer in Köpenick will be colorful: Visitors can look forward to a diverse music and entertainment program on the Köepnick Palace island. more

Kenako Afrika Festival
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Kenako Africa Festival

July 01-11, 2022

The Kenako Festival takes place each year on Berlin's Alexanderplatz. A traditional marketplace with tents and a live stage program offers visitors a taste of Africa. more

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Kreuzberg Festival

July 01-03, 2022

The three-day open air street festival in Kreuzberg boasts a multi-cultural atmosphere and lots of jazz music. more

Havelfest 2018 Feuerwerk
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Tegel Harbor Festival

July 14-17, 2022

The Tegel Harbor Festival in Alt-Tegel along the Greenwich Promenade delights visitors with live music, numerous amusement rides and high-altitude fireworks. more

Lesbian and Gay City Festival

Lesbian and Gay Festival

July 16 and 17, 2022

The Lesbian and Gay Festival in Berlin is Europe's largest street festival of its kind. It takes place around Nollendorfplatz, the traditional gay stomping ground in Schöneberg. more

CSD Parade Berlin
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Christopher Street Day Parade

July 23, 2022

On Christopher Street Day, hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to fight for the rights of LGBTQ people with a great parade, colourful floats and lots of music. more

Herbst Rummel
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Berlin Autumn Carvival

September 09 - October 09, 2022

Rock'n'Roller Coaster, Daemonium, Pharaoh's Revenge: Expect lots of fun rides at the Berlin Autumn Carvival (Berliner Herbst-Rummel) on the fairground at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm. more

Oktoberfest Berlin-Brandenburg in Spandau
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Oktoberfest at Spandau Citadel

September 16 - October 29, 2022

On Fridays and Saturdays, the Oktoberfest at the Spandau Citadel offers live music and traditional Bavarian folk festival offerings in and around the large party pavilion. more

Herbst in Westend
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Autumn Festival in Westend

September 17 and 18, 2022

This neighborhood festival and artisan market in Charlottenburg offers culture, culinary delights, live entertainment and a children's program. more

Gauklerfest auf der Zitadelle (1)
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Medieval Juggler Festival at Spandau Citadel

October 01-03, 2022

The Juggler Festival at Spandau Citadel will take place for the fifth time this year. Visitors can look forward to a colorful program with medieval flair. more

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Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival

October 01 and 02, 2022

On the first weekend of October, the 23rd Pumpkin Festival will take place on Akazienstraße and Belziger Straße in Schöneberg. more

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