Many events in the fields of culture, sport and traditions are held in Salzburg. All year round you have can participate in many events. Depending on the season, these shows and events are either indoor or outdoor. Many events are available free of charge.
WHAT ARE THE ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS IN SALZBURG?
There is something going on in Salzburg all year round. People come together at events and want to have a good time together.
- Salzburg Festival
The Salzburg Festival is held every year in the summer. The famous “Everyman” performance is also shown there.
- Summer Scene
In summer, there is also the “Summer Scene” with theatre, dance and performance shows.
- Salzburg Literature Festival
There are readings and stories, novels, poems and more throughout the whole city.
- Electric Love Festival
Festival of electronic music at the Salzburgring
- Live im Park
Live music, workshops, sports programme and summer cinema are available throughout the summer within the framework of the “Live in the park” – and all free of charge.
- Star Cinema
The Kapitelplatz in summer becomes an open-air cinema and shows many good films free of charge at the Star Cinema.
- Running events
Salzburg Marathon, Salzburg Women’s Run, Mozart 100 Run, Salzburg Business Run
A Folk Festival, where traditional costumes are worn and traditions are celebrated.
- Salzburg Christmas Market
Christmas Market on the Domplatz and on the Residenzplatz.
- Krampus Runs
Before Christmas, some people dress up as ‘Krampus’ (devils). They wear wooden masks, skins and heavy bells. At events they display their costumes and are supposed to expel evil spirits.
Modern circus art can be experienced as part of the winter festival.
WHICH DISTRICT FESTIVALS ARE THERE?
In addition to these large, general events, many districts have their own festivals which usually last several days. The most famous are the Linzergassenfest and the Kaiviertelfest. There is food, drinks and music in the streets for all visitors. In summer, there is a barbecue festival in Schallmoos and in Lehen. Here, you can bring your own barbecue or put your meat and vegetables on the public grills.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND AN OVERVIEW OF ALL EVENTS?
You can find out what is happening when and where in Salzburg on the Salzburg.info website. You can choose between categories such as “Music”, “Sport” or “Family” and search for events, for example in July. You can also find all events in and around Salzburg using the “Frag’s App“. Practical: This App allows you to search for events from your mobile phone.