Luxembourg's cultural life never stops. And although the hot season for open-air events is coming to an end, the Grand Duchy will always find something to surprise you. We have selected the most interesting festivals to get you ready for the fall.
The Guttland is an enchanting place, one of the natural landscapes for which the Grand Duchy is famous. Until September 9, you can take part in a series of unusual tours, such as a walk with animals, a nocturnal forest experience or a special Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku. This is a bath among the trees that helps to relieve stress, connect with nature and stimulate the immune system.
Date: until September 9;
Address: B.p. 150, 7502 Mersch, Luxembourg;
Price: from 5 euros.
The town of Lasauvage in Differdange will be the scene of the Historic Vehicles retro car parade. In addition to the traditional car show, snacks from food trucks and shopping at souvenir stalls, this year's festival will feature the Miss Pin-Up and Little Miss Pin-Up contests. The participants will present their outfits from a bygone era in unique styles that still bring joy and smiles.
Date: September 2 and 3;
Address: for more information about the place of the event, visit the event page;
Price: 5 euros.
Named after the legendary Luxembourg cyclist Charly Gaul, this marathon takes place for the 33rd time. Participants will start in Echternach and ride more than 100 kilometers through the north of the country. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and finishes at 3:00 p.m. Anyone can participate and registration is still open: hurry up!
Date: September 3;
Address: start — 6586 Echternach, Luxembourg;
Price: from 23 euros.
This fair is opened every year at the beginning of September. Here you can find not only popular brands, but also crafts at the most attractive prices. You can enjoy unusual dishes in the numerous cafes and stalls. The shopping streets stretch from the train station to the city center.
Date: from September 4;
Address: Luxembourg centre;
Can a heartbeat become music and movements become a story about growing up? How can dance defeat evil rock, and how can you make jokes with gestures? Answers to these questions are sought by the young artists of the Aerowaves Dance Festival. It is dedicated to new dance styles and takes place every two years in Luxembourg. It is a great opportunity for the public to dive into the unpredictable world of contemporary art and to meet the dancers who are already taking European stages by storm.
Date: September 6-9;
Price: from 8 евро; with Kulturpass — 1.5 euros.
Luxembourg Open Air in Kirchberg traditionally closes the season of open-air music festivals in the Grand Duchy. Held for the first time in 2019, it has since become so beloved by residents and visitors alike that tickets for the concerts sell out like crazy. Hurry to get your tickets and celebrate the end of summer with the best DJs from around the world.
Date: September 8-9;
Address: Place de l'Europe, Luxembourg City;
Price: from 54 euros.
This is one of the most beautiful and fascinating street festivals in Luxembourg. Here you can meet acrobats and musicians, get lost in a magical maze of mirrors, and taste unusual delicacies. The festival is designed for spectators of all ages and special events are planned for younger guests.
Date: September 9;
Another street festival in Ettelbruck that brings together talents from all over the country every year. Here you can enjoy performances by acrobats, dancers, musicians, comedians, and circus artists, as well as various workshops such as painting, clay sculpting, and even capoeira.
Date: September 9;
Another way to end the summer in a fun and lively way. Long Live the Summer has activities for the whole family! You can listen to an outdoor concert, play sports with the pros, or shop for crafts and souvenirs. For foodies, there will be an entire "The food village" where you can sample local delicacies and drinks, and buy something to take home.
Date: September 15-17;
Price: free, but registration is required.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to swing and immerse yourself in the art world of the 30s? Then this festival is for you. For three days at the famous Neumünster Abbey, you can not only enjoy performances by professionals but also take special swing classes yourself.
Date: September 15-17;
Address: Neumünster Abbey;
Price: participation from 160 euros, registration is required.
Luxembourg has many old castles where you can often visit a medieval festival. One of them is the Tempus Mediaevale at the Château de Koerich. Here you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the time of knights and kings, taste unusual delicacies, and visit the market with its amazing goods. The full program will be announced soon on the event website.
Date: September 16-17;
Another festival for fans of time travel, especially in fictional timelines. Steampunk is a style that combines the Victorian era with complex mechanisms and technological progress. Guests of this event will see the most unusual and fascinating costumes that are hard to imagine. And also - relax at a musical concert, or theatrical performance or take a ride on a historical train from 1900.
Date: September 23-24;
Address: Minett Park Fond-de-Gras;
Price: free except for the shuttle and historic train.
The Unicareers Fair is one of the largest job fairs in Luxembourg. This year the event will take place for the 10th time. Students and recent graduates with less than 5 years of work experience are invited to participate. Here you can meet the biggest employers in Luxembourg, make a presentation, and find out all the details about your dream career.
Date: September 29;
Address: Luxexpo The Box;
Price: free, registration is required.
The famous Oktoberfest is not only held in Munich but also in Luxembourg. Here it is organized every year by the brewery Brauerei. This is a real holiday for all beer lovers, with concerts, DJ sets, competitions, and prize draws. Don't forget to reserve a table!
Date: September 29 — October 11;
Address: 12, Rives de Clausen, L-2165 Luxembourg;
This punk rock festival has a complicated history: its organizers, the band Versus You, had long dreamed of organizing such an event in their home country of Luxembourg. They wanted to celebrate their 15th birthday in this way. The concert was about to take place, but the pandemic broke out and the event had to be canceled. This year, the musicians' dream will finally come true. The concert will feature many bands not only from the Grand Duchy but also from all over Europe, such as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland.
Date: September 30;
Price: from 39 euros.
Nostalgic for rhinestones, flip phones, and Britney Spears? Then you're here for a true celebration of the '00s. A dress code is welcome at the party, so let your imagination run wild and dress up like your favorite millennial stars. Remember, you can bring the whole family to party to the hits of Justin Timberlake, The Killers, and Shakira, as long as they are over the age of 21.
Date: September 30;
Address: 54 rue de Hollerich, 1740 Luxembourg;
Price: from 21,90 euros.
The National Library of Luxembourg is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. In honor of this occasion, the staff has prepared many events for its guests. Over the two days, visitors will be able to attend lectures and seminars, visit the library's secret rooms, listen to a DJ set of archival tracks, and take part in various master classes.
Date: September 30 and October 1;
In the table below, we've compiled brief information about each event:
|Guttland||Until September 9||From 5 euros|
|History Vehicles||September 2-3||5 euros|
|The Charly Gaul cycling marathon||September 3||From 23 euros|
|Grande Braderie||From September 4||Free|
|Aerowaves Dance Festival||September 6-9||From 8 euros; with Kulturpass — 1.5 euros|
|Luxembourg Open Air||September 8-9||From 54 euros|
|Ettelbrooklyn Street Fest||September 9||Free|
|Long Live the Summer 2023||September 15-17||Free|
|Swing the Abbey||September 15-17||From 160 euros|
|Tempus Mediaevale||September 16-17||Free|
|Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention||September 23-24||Free|
|Oktoberfest||September 29 — October 11||Reservations are required to attend|
|Mad Ones||September 30||From 39 euros|
|2000s Party||September 30||From 21,90 euros|
|Discovery days||September 30 and October 1||Free|