Arts Festival / Art Exhibit
May 1–31 ... more With all the beer festivals and summer carnivals going on in May, it’s easy for art celebrations to get lost in the shuffle. Nevertheless, Berlin still boasts an awesome multiThroughout the city
May 18–20 Bürgerpark Pankow ... more Jazz im Park Berlin is a three-day event in the German capital that brings live jazz and swing tunes to Bürgerpark Pankow north of the city center. First held in 2009, the
May 18 Astra Kulturhaus ... more Dance music lovers gear up for a night of fresh beats and dancing at the annual Carnival Glow. Held on a Saturday in May, Carnival Glow 2013 takes place at the C-Club in Berlin
Revaler Straße 99
Ethnic Festival / Festival
May 17–20 ... more For four days in May, Germans and international visitors of all backgrounds flock to the streets of Berlin’s biggest melting pot neighborhood, Kreuzberg, for the extravagantThroughout the city
May 17–20 Festsaal Kreuzberg ... more Over the course of four days in May, fetish fans and kink lovers of all sorts flock to the annual German Fetish Ball. Held at the Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, the German Fetish
Skalitzer Straße 130
May 3–19 ... more In ancient Greece, theater consisted of three types of drama: tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play. Greek citizens gathered in beautiful, outdoor stadium-like theater facilities toThroughout the city
May 1–27 Komische Oper Berlin ... more Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a rockstar before rockstars existed. As if there were any doubt, the French band Phoenix riffed on the legendary composer’s name in the title of
Street Fair / Outdoor Event
May 25–26 Preußenallee ... more Frühling in der Preußenallee is a community festival featuring food, music, and crafts in the Charlottenburg-Westend area of Berlin. The event was launched as a way to
May 25 Berlin Tempelhof Airport ... more The A&P Berlin Summer Rave is a nightlong electronic music festival held at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport hanger. Featuring dozens of DJs spinning the latest techno and house
Platz der Luftbrücke
Arts Festival / Festival
Jun 2–30 ... more These days, some people believe that anyone can be a photojournalist by taking pictures on his smartphone and sending them to a local or national news stations. However, true photojournalismThroughout the city
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Known globally as the capital of the European music scene, there are of course a ton of great music festivals in Berlin. However, Berlin festivals aren’t limited to music as there are stellar celebrations for all the arts plus food, beer, and more.
Setting the stage for all the great music events in the city is the Berlin Music Week. The weeklong festival features the famous international music trade fair Popkomm, multiple club-related festivals, and Berlin Festival, which features major international musicians and stars. There’s also JazzFest Berlin, which has been highlighting the world’s finest jazz musicians since 1964.
For movie buffs, there’s the Berlin International Film Festival, which is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, as well as smaller film fests throughout the year. For literary lovers, meanwhile, the Literaturfestival Berlin is one of the biggest book festivals in the world.
But if you’re just looking for some great German beer, there’s no better festival to attend than the International Berlin Beer Festival. Taking place every August, this suds extravaganza features thousands of different beers from countries all over the world. Pace yourself.
Regardless of what kinds of festivals you’re looking for, there are plenty in Berlin to choose from whether you want stellar beer, out of this world music, or incredible film and art.