Events in October 2023

Berlin Events in October 2023

Festival of Lights 2020 (3)
Despite autumnal temperatures, October once again attracts all Berliners outdoors with the Festival of Lights. Another big event is the national holiday on October 03, which celebrates the German Reunification. Discover the highlights of the Berlin culture program in October, including exhibitions, trade fairs, concerts, festivals and more.

Event Highlights in October

Festival of Lights 2021 (8)
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Festival of Lights

October 06 - 15, 2023

Once a year, Berlin’s world famous sights and monuments in the city centre become the canvas for spectacular light and video projections at the Festival of Lights. more

Day of German Unity
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Day of German Unity Celebrations

Date not confirmed yet

The Day of German Unity is Germany's national holiday. It commemorates the German reunification in 1990 and is celebrated with a festival around Platz der Republik, Straße des 17. Juni and the Brandenburg Gate. more

Tag der offenen Moschee
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Open Mosque Day

October 03, 2023

Every year on October 03, the Islamic religious communities in Germany organize the nationwide Open Mosque Day. more

Tag der Clubkultur (1)
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Tag der Clubkultur

Date not yet known

The "Day of Club Culture" was launched during the pandemic year 2020 to highlight the diversity and importance of Berlin's club culture. more

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Triennial of Modernism

Date not yet known

The Triennial of Modernism is a supra-regional and multi-national festival and network on building culture and the ideas of emerging, classic, mid century and late modernism. more

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Go Drag! Festival

Date not yet known

After more than 20 years, the Go Drag! Festival returns to Berlin to celebrate drag in all its various artistic forms. more

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3hd Festival

Date not yet known

At the ten-day interdisciplinary 3hd festival, international artists deal with nothing less than "life, the universe and everything". more

Kunsthandwerk (1)
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Zeughausmesse - Decorative Arts Fair

November 16 - 19, 2023

The Zeughausmesse is one of the leading fairs for applied contemporary art. It provides artists and designers with the opportunity to present and sell their work to design connoisseurs. more

Folk Festivals

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Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival

September 30 and October 01, 2023

On the first weekend of October, a Pumpkin Festival takes place on Akazienstraße and Belziger Straße in Schöneberg. more

Herbst Rummel
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Berlin Autumn Carnival

September 22 - October 16, 2023

High Sky, Crazy Town & Co.: Expect lots of fun rides at the Berlin Autumn Carvival (Berliner Herbst-Rummel) on the fairground at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm. more

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

September 30 - October 03, 2023

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

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Harvest Festival in Hellersdorf

September 01 - 03, 2023

The Hellersdorf Harvest Festival welcomes visitors with an entertaining stage program, a beer garden, a gourmet mile, a colorful lantern parade and a fireworks display. more

Oktoberfest in Berlin
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Spreewiesn Oktoberfest

Date not yet known

Löwenbräu beer, pretzels and Lederhosen: For six weeks, you can experience Bavarian culture the Spreewiesn party tent at Postbahnhof. more


Eva Fàbregas
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Eva Fàbregas

July 06, 2023 - January 07, 2024

The Spanish artist Eva Fàbregas creates a monumental, site-specific installation for the historic hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof National Gallery for Contemporary Art. more

General Idea
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General Idea: Retrospective

September 22, 2023 - January 14, 2024

Humor and satirical strategies: The Canadian artist group General Idea repeatedly challenged the art world, but also society in general. more

Mary Ellen Mark
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Mary Ellen Mark: Retrospective

September 15, 2023 - January 19, 2024

Moments of everyday life of people on the margins of society: C/O Berlin presents the first major retrospective of US photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark. more

Edvard Munch
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Magic of the North: Edvard Munch in Berlin

September 15, 2023 - January 22, 2024

The exhibition "Magic of the North" at the Berlinische Galerie tells the story of Edvard Munch and Berlin, illustrated by around 80 paintings, prints and photographs. more

Trade Shows

Venus Berlin
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Venus Berlin

October 26-29, 2023

Venus Berlin is the world's leading trade show for erotic entertainment and lifestyle. The fair is open to both professional visitors and the public. more

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Berlin Kreativ

October 06-08, 2023

This three-day visitor fair centers around creative hobbies and offers the newest product trends from the world of handicrafts as well as lots of fun workshops. more

Made in Berlin
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Made in Berlin

Next date not yet announced

Made in Berlin is a trade fair for creative and regional products from the Berlin area. more

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Ostpro Berlin

April 21-23, 2023

More than 100 companies from the new federal states present their products and services at the sales fair for eastern products. more

Sports Events

Frankfurt Marathon 2018
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Run Berlin

Date not yet known

Run Berlin - formerly Stadtlauf Berlin - is a half marathon on Tempelhofer Feld. Optionally, runners can also compete in the 5K and 10K distance. more

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Müggelsee Half Marathon

Date not yet known

The Müggelsee Half Marathon leads once clockwise around the Müggelsee in the southeast of Berlin. more

Concert Highlights

02/10/202320:00 Uhr

Bonnie Tyler

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14/10/202320:00 Uhr

Smokie - The Legacy Tour 2023
Stadthalle Cottbus

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19/10/202320:00 Uhr

Andrea Bocelli
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

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20/10/202320:00 Uhr

Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub - Special Best of Shows - Zusatzshow
Metropol Berlin

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20/10/202320:00 Uhr

Louis Tomlinson
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

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