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Berlin Events in May 2023

Karneval der Kulturen

Event Highlights

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin-Kreuzberg

Carnival of Cultures

May 26-29, 2023

Berlin presents its most colourful side: At the Carnival of Cultures, numerous groups of diverse nationalities present music, dances, performances, visual arts and acrobatics at a parade of moving floats.  more

Gallery Weekend 2023 (3)

Gallery Weekend Berlin

Date not yet known

The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and invites visitors to take a tour of Berlin's creative scene.  more

Futurium (3)

International Museum Day

May 21, 2023

On the occasion of this worldwide event, which aims to highlight the contributions of museums to society, many Berlin museums open their doors for special tours and activities.  more

XJazz-Festival (2)

XJazz Festival Berlin

May 08-14, 2023

With 80 acts, XJazz is Berlin's largest jazz festival and aims to cross stylistic boundaries with innovative artists.  more

Berliner Theatertreffen 2023 (4)

Berliner Theatertreffen

May 12 - 29, 2023

The Berliner Theatertreffen ("Berlin Theatre Encounter") is the most important theatre festival in Germany, reuniting actors, theatre professionals, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin.  more


Artspring Festival

May 05 - June 04, 2023

Each year, the district of Pankow celebrates the diversity of its art scene with a month-long festival.  more

Kirk Smith

Soul Festival on Alexanderplatz

May 18-28, 2023

Let there be soul: The attitude and sound of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steve Wonder, Ray Charles and Etta James will take over Alexanderplatz for ten days.  more

Berlin Design Week (7)

Berlin Design Week

May 08 - 17, 2023

Design as a driving force for social and ecological change: Every spring, designers, artists, companies and universities present new ways of thinking and fresh ideas at the Berlin Design Week.  more

Performing Arts Festival (2)

Performing Arts Festival

May 30 - June 04, 2023

Since 2016, Berlin's independent performing arts scene has presented itself every year in May at the Performing Art Festival.  more


Pictoplasma Berlin

May 03-07, 2023

Pictoplasma Berlin is an international festival for contemporary character design - from art and illustration to graphic design. It includes a conference, exhibitions and screening programmes.  more

Folk Festivals & Fairs


Rudow Spring Mile

Date not yet known

Visitors to the Spring Mile in Rudow can look forward to a diverse entertainment program on two stages.  more

Domäne Dahlem

Spring Festival at Domäne Dahlem

Date not yet known

The traditional opening of the market season on the historical Domäne Dahlem estate celebrates the arrival of spring in Berlin.  more

Späth'er Frühling

Spring Festival at Späth'sche Baumschulen

Date not yet known

More than 100 exhibitors invite visitors and plant lovers to the spring festival at the Späth'sche Baumschulen tree nurseries in Treptow-Köpenick.  more

Steglitzer Woche

Steglitzer Woche

May 26 - June 11, 2023

Every year in spring, the folk festival Steglitzer Woche invites visitors to enjoy themselves in the green Bäkepark.  more


Berlin Chili Fest

Date not yet known

At the Berlin Chili Fest at Berliner Berg Brauerei, everything revolves around the spicy vegetable and craft beer.  more

Film Festivals


Short Film Series Berlin

Date not yet known

Political cinema on the big screen: the Short Film Series festival shows activist short films from around the world.  more

Sports Events

Big 25 Berlin

S 25 Berlin

May 05, 2024

To the Olympic Stadium and back: In May 2024, the road race "S 25 Berlin" will take place for the 43rd time.  more


Caspar David Friedrich: Unendliche Landschaften (3)

Caspar David Friedrich: Infinite Landscapes

April 19 - August 04, 2024

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich's birth, the Alte Nationalgalerie is showing the exhibition "Infinite Landscapes" with 60 paintings and 50 drawings from Germany and abroad, including world-famous works.  more

Human is

March 19 - July 23, 2023

The exhibition "Human is" at the Schinkel Pavillon brings together historical and newly produced artworks, painting a polyphonic picture of the mutual interpenetrations of body and technology.  more

Gerhard Richter: Gemäldeserie «Birkenau»

Gerhard Richter: 100 Works for Berlin

April 01, 2023 - 2026

The painter, sculptor and photographer Gerhard Richter has donated 100 of his works of art to the National Gallery in Berlin. Visitors will have the opportunity to view these works in their entirety for the first time.  more

Specials & Insider Tips

Walpurgisnacht im Mauerpark

May Day in Berlin

Street festivals, parties and concerts: May Day in Berlin is an exciting day. The German Labor Day is celebrated all over the city with events for the whole family.  more

Mutter mit Kind (2)

Mother's Day in Berlin

May 14, 2023

The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day in Germany. Those looking for something a little different from typical Mother's Day activities such as brunch or steamboat rides will find what they are looking for in the wide range of events on May 14.  more


Cherry Blossoms in Berlin

Every spring a sea of pink cherry blossoms blooms in Berlin for a few days. Discover the places where you can admire the cherry blossoms and feel as if you were in Japan.  more

Trade Shows


Babini Berlin

Next date not yet announced

The Babini Berlin visitor fair offers expectant and young parents all the latest products and trends related to their offspring.  more



April 13-14, 2024

At the public trade fair for bicycles, new urban mobility and travel, exhibitors will present current bicycle models, e-bikes, city and trekking bikes and racing bikes.  more


T5 JobMesse Berlin

June 5, 2024

The T5 job fair is aimed at natural scientists, computer scientists and engineers who are interested in job opportunities in the life sciences or the chemical, healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries.  more

Dach eines Hotels

IHIF Berlin

Next date not yet announced

The International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin is a business platform for the international hotel and tourism industry.  more

Messegelände unter dem Funkturm (Messe Berlin)


May 14-16, 2024

At this trade show for professionals, international companies present products and trends in coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing.  more

Concert Highlights

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