Overview of the most important annual events in Munich


Carnival highlights

Bal Classique Elegant ball on Carnival Sunday.
›› Deutsches Theater Fröttmaning,

Biedersteiner Fasching
Student cult parties.
›› Biedersteiner Studentenwohnheim,

Naked fun. Lose your inhibitions.
›› Löwenbräukeller,

Shrove Tuesday. Large party at the Viktualienmarkt with the traditional market wives’ dance from 11 am.






Weiße Feste
Parties completely in white.
›› Max-Emanuel-Brauerei,
›› Back


More than 100 international crime authors do the honors at various venues.
›› 1,5 weeks,

M__BuchundTne_7014_600-400Münchner Bücherschau Junior
Exhibition of children’s and young adult books, with more than 5,000 new ­publications and a ­colorful master ­program.
›› 9 days, Münchner Stadtmuseum am St.-Jakobs-Platz,





Celebrated after Fasching. The Starkbier (strong beer) festival is similar to the Oktoberfest.
›› Every March, Paulanerkeller (Salvator): Au, Hochstr. 77, Tel. 4 59 91 30,

›› March, Löwenbräukeller: Maxvorstadt, Nymphenburger Str. 2, Tel. 52 60 21,



Muenchen_Events_StPatricksDaySt. Patrick´s Day
The Irish in Munich celebrate their national day on 17 March in various pubs with lots of Guinness. On the Sunday there’s a big parade from Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz.
›› 1 day,
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Traditional week staged by the Bavarian State Ballet.
›› April,

Münchner Frühlingsfest
The “small Oktoberfest” which has a giant flea market on the first Saturday.
›› 2 Wochen, Theresienwiese,
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AOK Blade Nights
Every Monday 9 pm.
›› May-September, Circus Krone/Hackerbrücke,

Lange Nacht der Musik
›› 1 night,

Jahrmarkt & Antik-Trödelmarkt.
›› 9 days, Au, Mariahilfplatz,
›› Back






Annual book fair and comic book exchange.
›› 4 days, every other year: 2013, including Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz,





Filmfest München
Germany’s second-biggest film festival featuring many national and international premieres.
›› 9 days,

Jazz in allen Gassen
›› 1 evening, Altstadt Dachau,

Leopoldstraße becomes one big party.
›› 1 weekend,

UniCredit Festspiel Nacht
›› 1 evening, Altstadt, In den fünf Höfen, Theatinerstraße,

Oper für alle
Live broadcast of an opera from the National Theater on a big screen as well as an open-air concert at Max-Joseph-Platz, free.
›› 2 evening, Altstadt, Max-Joseph Platz,

›› 1 weekend, Altstadt,

›› 1 day, 6- & 10-km race, starts at 7.30 pm, Olympiapark,

StuSta Culum
Student festival with live concerts.
›› 4 days, Studentenstadt Freimann,

Student festival with bands and beer garden.
›› 5 days, Maxvorstadt, Königsplatz,
›› Back


Muenchen_CSDChristopher Street Day
Big gay street party with over 200,000 visitors, shows & city hall clubbing.
›› 1 weekend, Altstadt, Marienplatz & Rindermarkt,




Popular antiques and junk market.
›› 9 days, Maria­hilfplatz,






Muenchen-Kaltenberger-Ritter-TurnierKaltenberger Ritterturnier
Large Medieval jousting tournament on the grounds of Kaltenberg Castle.
›› 3 weekends,






Kino, Mond & Sterne
Open-air cinema.
›› June-August, Seebühne, Westpark,

Kino Open Air Königsplatz
›› Mid July,

Klassik am Odeonsplatz
Classical open-air concert.
›› 2 days,

Bavarian folk dancing fun, where you can turn up in traditional local costume or traditional clothes from the 19th century.
›› 1 day, Englischer Garten, Chinesischer Turm,

Local fair in Bavaria’s largest beer garden.
›› 1 week, Neuhausen, Hirschgarten,

Münchner Sommernachtstraum
The magic of fireworks and music on the grounds of the Olympic Park.
›› 1 evening,

More than 30 events at the National, Prinzregenten, Cuvilliés Theaters and the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space.
›› 1 month, Bayerische Staatsoper, Max-Joseph-Platz 2,

Popular alternative summer festival with art, theater, rock and jazz.
›› 3 weeks, Olympiapark,
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Dachauer Volksfest
›› 10 days, 85221 Dachau, Ludwig-Thoma-Wiese,

Erdinger Herbstfest
›› 10 days,

Muenchen_LILALU_Petra-SchramekLilalu Sommerfestival
Lilalu family and circus festival.
›› 2 months,






Münchner Filmkunstwochen
Cinema week includes the latest movie gems, film series, previews and arthouse movies requested by Munich residents.
›› 3 weeks, various cinemas

Schwules Straßenfest
›› 1 day, 3 pm-11 pm, Hans-Sachs-Straße & Ickstattstraße,

Open-air music festival in the Olympic Park.
›› 4 weeds,
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A lively new family festival launched in 2010 that features stalls and stages on the Praterinsel.
›› 3 days,





Leopoldstraße turns into one big party.
›› 1 weekend,

Open Art
A weekend of art by Munich’s galleries.
›› 1 weekend,,

Probably the most famous festival in the world, on the Theresienwiese grounds.
›› 2 weeks,
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Popular antiques and junk market.
›› 1 week, Maria­hilfplatz,






muenchen-museum-brandhorstLange Nacht der Museen
90 cultural institutions open their doors until late into the night.
›› 1 night,






München Marathon
10 000 participants, marathon with fun events for spectators.
›› 1 day,
›› Back



Jazz Tage Erding
›› 3 days,

M__BuchundTne_7014_600-400Münchner Bücherschau
Exhibitions, readings and panel discussions.
›› 3 weeks, Gasteig, Rosenheimer Str. 5,






Münchner Eiszauber
Artificial ice rink for the entire family, with show acts.
›› End of Nov-Jan, Karlsplatz (Stachus),

Theaterfestival Spielart
Contemporary theater with international plays and new productions, different venues.
›› 2 weeks, every other year: 2011,

Alternative winter festival with culture, music and Christmas market.
›› 4 weeks, Nov-Dec, Theresienwiese,
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M_KKE_WeihnachtsmarktResidenzChristmas markets
4 weeks
›› Altstadt, Marienplatz & Sendlinger Tor 
›› Englischer Garten, Chinesischer Turm 
›› Haidhausen, Weißenburger Platz 
›› Ludwigsvorstadt, Tollwood, Theresienwiese 
›› Münchner Flughafen, Munich Airport Center (MAC) 
›› Neuhausen, Rotkreuzplatz 
›› Pasing, Schererplatz 
›› Schwabing, Münchner Freiheit
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