Events in Munich

Events in Munich

Events in Munich

Munich, the vibrant capital of Bavaria, is celebrated not only for its captivating cultural landscape, historic architecture and top-tier gastronomy but also for its vibrant array of events. Throughout the year, the diverse array of festivals, entertainment options and cultural happenings beckon visitors from around the world. From the iconic Oktoberfest to high-brow cultural showcases, concerts and thrilling sporting events, Munich offers something for everyone. Embark on a journey of discovery of the city’s calendar of events and transform your urban getaway into an unforgettable adventure!

 

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Summer Events

Open-air Cinemas: Fresh Air Cinema, Cinema in Westpark, Cinema at the Olympic Lake

  • Enjoy the magic of movies under the stars at various locations in Munich throughout the summer. From the latest blockbusters to timeless classics, there’s something for every cinema enthusiast.
  • Find more information here.

Nymphenburg Palace Concerts

  • 08 and 29 June 2024
  • Be mesmerised by world-class performances of Baroque and Classical music in the picturesque Hubertussaal of Nymphenburg Palace. Let the historical backdrop of the palace and its gardens enhance these splendid musical evenings.
  • Find more information here.

City Foundation Festival

  • 08 - 09 June 2024
  • Celebrate Munich's 866th birthday with a vibrant programme throughout the old town, featuring an adventure mile and various stands. Join the festivities and delve into the rich heritage of the city.
  • Find more information here.

Champagne Fair 'One Hundred Per-cent Champagne'

  • 09 - 10 June 2024
  • Champagne lovers rejoice! This exclusive fair is a perfect opportunity to sample a diverse array of champagnes from wineries. Immerse yourself in the world of fine sparkling wines and enjoy a premium tasting experience. 
  • Find more information here.

Opening Match of the European Football Championship

  • 14 June 2024
  • Experience the thrill of the European Football Championship kick-off match. Catch the action live in the stadium or join the crowd at public viewing spots across the city. Embrace the unique atmosphere and celebrate a summer of football in Germany.
  • Find more information here.

Tollwood Summer Festival

  • 21 June - 21 July 2024
  • This renowned festival at the Olympic Park is a cultural extravaganza, featuring a wide array of art, cultural and musical events. Wander the ‘Market of Ideas’, where creativity and culture blend seamlessly.
  • Find more information here.

CSD Munich

  • 22 - 23 June 2024
  • Join the vibrant celebration of diversity and tolerance at Munich’s annual Pride Parade. The weekend promises a colourful array of events and an inclusive atmosphere for all attendees.
  • Find more information here.

Munich Film Festival

  • 28 June - 07 July 2024
  • Dive into an exciting lineup featuring international blockbusters and exclusive screenings with distinguished guests from all over the world.
  • Find more information here.

Munich Opera Festival

  • 28 June - 31 July 2024
  • Enjoy a rich schedule at the Bavarian State Opera, including three world premieres, four festival debuts and a variety of other opera and ballet performances during the six-week opera festival.
  • Find more information here.

Munich Summer Theatre in the English Garden

  • Spend your evenings enchanted by the summer theatre programme in the lush setting of one of Munich’s most beautiful parks.
  • Find more information here.

BMW International Open Golf

  • 03 - 07 July 2024
  • Organised by BMW, in collaboration with the Munich Eichenried Golf Club. Witness the 35th edition of Germany’s most prestigious golf tournament, where international golf professionals compete for a top title on the DP World Tour.´
  • Find more information here.

Classical Music at Odeonsplatz Open-Air

  • 12 - 13 July 2024
  • Experience sublime musical performances by renowned orchestras and world-class artists in this spectacular open-air setting, presented by Bayerischer Rundfunk and the city of Munich.
  • Find more information here.

Open-Air Midsummer Night's Dream with Fireworks

  • 20 July 2024
  • Immerse yourself in a mesmerising night featuring live acts, diverse culinary offerings and a stunning pyrotechnic display over the Olympic Lake and the Olympic Mountain. A magical evening that promises enjoyment, awe and inspiration.
  • Find more information here.

Kocherlball

  • 21 July 2024
  • Experience the traditional Kocherlball at the Chinese Tower in the English Garden and let yourself be enchanted by the unique ambience including Bavarian music, dances and delicacies.
  • Find more information here.

Adele in Munich

  • 02 - 31 August 2024
  • Don’t miss the chance to see global superstar Adele in Munich. Featuring ten exclusive performances, this is the only European stop for the celebrated singer this summer. 
  • Find tickets and further information here.

Munich Open Air Summer in the Fountain Courtyard of the Residenz

  • 07 - 18 August 2024
  • Enjoy a series of enchanting open-air concerts spanning genres from classical Vivaldi to pop legends Abba, all set in the historic fountain courtyard of the Munich Residence.
  • Find more information here.

 

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Autumn Events

Oktoberfest

  • 21 - 06 October 2024
  • Don't miss out when it's time to say: O'zapft is! Join the world’s largest folk festival, featuring various amusement rides and numerous market stalls. Celebrate the rich Bavarian tradition in its 189th year.
  • Find more information here.

Traditional Costume and Marksmen Parade

  • 22 September 2024
  • Experience this magnificent parade featuring traditional Bavarian costumes and riflemen, a festive highlight on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest, weaving through Munich’s city centre starting from Maxmonument. 
  • Find more information here.

Residence Week

Munich Marathon

  • 13 October 2024
  • Lace up for the Munich Marathon, a scenic route through the city. The event includes a traditional costume run or a mini-marathon, offering something for every runner. which takes participants across the entire city. There are also a variety of events around the race, such as the traditional costume run or the mini-marathon.
  • Find more information here.

Long Night of the Munich Museums

Auer Dult: Kirchweihdult

  • 19 - 27 October 2024
  • Experience the charm of this traditional fair with its myriad stalls and ambient atmosphere, marking the last Auer Dult of the year. 
  • Find more information here.

Munich Book Fair

  • 14 November - 01 December 2024
  • Dive into the literary world at the 65th Munich Book Fair, where book lovers can discover new reads and participate in a variety of literary events.
  • Find more information here.


Winter Events

Munich transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season, hosting a variety of Christmas markets that attract visitors from all over the world. These markets feature a mix of traditional crafts, festive foods, and unique artistic presentations. Below are some of the most popular Christmas markets in Munich for you to explore:

25 November - 24 December 2024 Christmas market on Marienplatz square
26 November - 31 December 2024  Tollwood Winter Festival
27 November - 07 January 2024      Munich Feuerzangenbowle at the Isartor
30 November - 23 December 2024 Pink Christmas

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