... more First organized in 2012, the Folk Punk Rock Festival in Berlin brings an array of bands to the heart of Berlin’s alternative rock scene. The popular festival is held at SO36SO36
... more Haus der Berliner Festspiele is an art center that brings together a diverse assortment of cultural events throughout the year, and the Berliner Festspiele space is one of the mostThroughout the city
Festival / Fair / Carnival
... more Every year, the annual Berliner Frühlingsfest kicks off the festival season. Held at the Kurt-Schumacher-Damm fairgrounds in Berlin, the Berliner Frühlingsfest takes placeThroughout the city
... more Not all songs make it to the Top 40, but that doesn’t bother hardcore fans of European gothic-wave and post-punk music. Once a year, fans of these non-mainstream genres flockBi Nuu
Im Schlesischen Tor
Festival / Gaming Event
... more Gamefest is an exhibition, competition, market, and gallery for all ages that takes place during the spring in Berlin. First held in 2013, Gamefest is located at the ComputerspielemuseumComputerspielemuseum
10243 Berlin, DE
Film Festival / Movies
... more The Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award started in 2004, and is considered the city’s third-largest film festival. It shows current feature, documentary, and short films thatThroughout the city
Arts Festival / Gaming Event
... more The A MAZE. Festival in Berlin celebrates the convergence of gaming, art, and society. The event aims to connect the international “indie game scene.” Artists, game designersUrban Spree
Revaler Strasse 99
10245 Berlin, DE
... more Once a year in April, punk music fans head to Berlin for the Punk & Disorderly Festival. The Punk & Disorderly Festival provides guests with three days of hard-hitting musicAstra Kulturhaus
Revaler Straße 99
Film Festival / Movies
... more Hundreds of Berliners and international cinephiles head to FilmPolska Berlin every April for some insight into the Polish film industry. FilmPolska Berlin annually showcases overThroughout the city
... more Desertfest Berlin is an annual heavy rock music and culture festival held in April at Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin, Germany. Located in the Friedrichshain neighborhood, Astra KulturhausAstra Kulturhaus
Revaler Straße 99
Arts Festival / Festival
... more The Pictoplasma Arts Festival in Berlin celebrates contemporary character culture with five days of conferences, exhibits, animation, performances, and parties. First held in 2005Throughout 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.