Celebrating festivals 2018

Pretzel Parade © Karl Hoffmann

Don’t miss all the fantastic events and activities taking place all year round in Speyer! From Pretzel Party to christmas market - discover our most popular festivals and markets.

 We're looking forward to seeing you!


New Year’s Market                                               January 1, 2018 - January 6, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer           

The Speyer New Year’s market takes place in a historic setting. At the city centre, market bustle awaits you in front of the Old Mint until Epiphany.

Laetare Parade                                                                                      March 11, 2018

hosted by: Verkehrsverein e.V.                            

Speyer celebrates the end of winter with a colourful procession through Maximilianstraße.

Spring Fair                                                                  March 31, 2018 - April 15, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer                           

In addition to a large number of attractive fairground rides, an abundance of food stands offering both hearty and sweet treats await visitors on the Festplatz. A very special attraction are the fireworks that you can enjoy on Easter Monday at 09:00pm.  

Wine Fair: Wein am Dom                                               April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018

hosted by: Pfalzwein e.V.           Wine Fair: Wein am Dom © Pfalzwein e.V.

Wine-growers present their products,
both newly made and superior wines, as well as sparkling wines. 

A Medieval Marketplace                                            April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018

hosted by: IG Winelandgames

In the lower cathedral garden the Medieval Marketplace takes place.

The Guild‘s Pole of Speyer                                                                     April 28, 2018

hosted by: Speyerer Handwerkstradition e.V.                     

Every year, on the last Saturday in April, the guild pole is put up. A small festival accompanies the event.

Pottery and Craft Market                                                 May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018

hosted by: Pro Musis e.V. und Leistungsgemeinschaft "Das Herz Speyer"

More than 60 potters, craftsmen and artists show traditional craftsmanship and creative work.

Brazzel Day                                                                      May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018

hosted by: Technik Museum Speyer

Burning tyres, howling engines and rumbling vintage cars. The spectacular Technik Museum Speyer action weekend, the "Brazzeltag" has all this and much more.

Fun and Culture - Can they Mix?                                                           May 25, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer

You bet they can! Join us in proving it with exciting activities, music, dance and theatre. For culture night owls only.

The Culture-in-a-Bag Festival                                     June 01, 2018 - June 17, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer

Theatre, cabaret, music and crafts, all born of the passion to create. This smorgasbord of accessible culture is one of the finest and most-visited festivals of its kind in the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region.

Music Festival                                                                   June 28, 2018 - July 1, 2018

hosted by: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz und Stadt Speyer

This year at the summer residence of this well-known German orchestra, the focus will be on the music of the composers Joseph Haydn and Richard Wagner.

Pretzel Party                                                                     July 12, 2018 - July 17, 2018

hosted by: Verkehrsverein e.V.                                             Pretzel Party © Klaus Landry

The biggest public festival on the upper Rhine is an absolute must for residents of Speyer and their guests.

For six days, there is turmoil on the fairgrounds beneath the cathedral. Every Sunday at the pretzel party – at 1:30pm – a colored pageant procession waltzes through the streets of the cathedral city.   

The Emperor’s Table                                           August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018

The Emperor's Table © Karl Hoffmannhosted by: Verein zur Förderung der Hotellerie und Gastronomie in Speyer und Umgebung e.V.

At the Emperor’s Table (Kaisertafel), Speyer’s restauranteurs and hotel owners offer everything that wine cellars and kitchens have to offer: culinary specialties, local and international, of incomparable variety, along with excellent in-between meals, featuring choice delicacies.

Oldtime Jazz Festival                                          August 16, 2018 - August 19, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer

Lively and brash, vehement and elegant, traditional as well as contemporary -  you never know just what you'll get at Speyer's annual jazz festival.

Medieval Fantasy Spectaculum                       August 25, 2018 – August 26, 2018

hosted by: Mittelalterliche Phantasie Veranstaltungen

In the Domgarten, the largest touring festival of medieval culture in the world takes place. Countless music concerts, a Renaissance fair and spectacular jousting await you.

Old Town Festival                                      September 7, 2018 - September 8, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer           

During the two-day festival visitors enjoy bands of several style as well as a rich variety of national and international culinary pleasures. A classic street festival for the senses, where happiness and vitality play a dominant role.

Farmer’s Market                                   September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Farmer's Market © Klaus Bolzhosted by: Bauernmarkt e.V.   

Vendors from the anterior and southern Palatinate will present highly nutrious self-grown products from their agricultural and vinicultural operations, country arts and crafts, and invite you to taste regional specialties.

International Music Days of the Cathedral of Speyer  
                                                                  September 15, 2018 - September 29, 2018

hosted by: Domkapitel und Stadt Speyer             

The International Music Day Speyer Cathedral", the "renowned music festival in the cathedral city, this summer once again presents major international companies in the world’s largest Romanesque church.

Rohvolution - Fair for raw food and healthy nutrition 
                                                                  September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018

 hosted by: Rohköstlich GmbH

In the City Hall numerous exhibitors provide information on healthy nutrition as well as vegan vitality and raw food.

Fall Fair                                                              October 19, 2018 - October 31, 2018

hosted by: Stadt Speyer 

Many attractions and innovations in all areas guarantee at the minimun, a variety-filled stroll for the whole family. 

Christmas and New Year’s Market 
                                                                           November 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
                                                     (December 25, 2018 - December 26, 2018 closed)
Christmas in Speyer © Klaus Venus
hosted by: Stadt Speyer                           

In the centre of the city, in front of the Old Mint, the magic of the Christmas Market awaits you with its numerous stands. An Arts and Crafts Market will be held on the weekends in Advent at the Courtyard of the Old Town Hall. Bengali fire rain will enchant the inner city during “The Old City Gate in Flames”. 


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