Th 27.07. - Su 20.08.2023


25 days vacation feeling in the Olympic Park

Olympic Park Munich

A classic celebrates its comeback: After a three-year break, the summer festival returns to the Olympic Park. Right on time for the start of the vacations, the carnies will open their rides again, the stalls will invite visitors to stroll, browse and store, and the food stands will offer culinary delights from all over the world. In addition, on the 25 days between July 27 and August 20, many colorful and diverse innovations await the visitors: With special theme weekends, a children's program and a flea market in the Olympic Stadium.

For more than four decades, the traditional summer festival has been a highlight of the vacation season - with the exception of the past three years, when the event first had to take a break due to the pandemic and finally during the European Championships taking place at the same time in 2022. In the long-awaited return of the vacation classic, however, there are now, in addition to the familiar and beloved attractions, completely new innovative offers for the whole family.

New, for example, are the four different themed weekends, on which the Summer Festival and the entire Olympic Park will always have a particular theme: Whether it's flowers, blossoms and garden landscapes as part of the City of Munich's Flower Power Festival (July 27-30) or a sense of home with traditional costumes, tradition and Bavarian culture, including Olympic mascot Waldi (August 3-6). Whether at creative self-made activities with workshops and hands-on stands, for handicrafts, pottery, painting or carving (August 10-13) or at sports and exercise with a varied outdoor activity program (August 17-20).

An absolute must for young visitors on all festival days is the new children's land with sporting and creative activities, a magician and face painting. The summer festival is framed by the concurrent Theatron Music Summer (July 27 - August 20) and the two-week "Kunst & Krempel" (Art & Stuff) event with workshops and studios, tents and containers for young creative minds between the ages of 7 and 15 (July 30 - August 13).

As in the past, the showmen will of course offer quiet or fast-paced rides, depending on your taste, from the relaxed Ferris wheel ride with a view of the city from above the tent roof to the adrenaline-pumping thrill of the high-speed carousel. In addition to the stall street, the Feinschmeckergasse offers popular delicacies from all over the world, international street food, from crepés to langos, burgers and bratwurst. For chilled-out beach flair, the Saluti da Capri lounge in the Olympic lake, an approximately 600-square-meter terrace with parasols and sun loungers for boundless deep relaxation in Munich's high summer. The perfect place for "dolce far niente" with a cool cocktail or sundowner.

And of course it's also allowed to really crash again. On two Thursdays (August 3 and 17), the big and impressive fireworks display in the night sky will provide a colorful pyro spectacle. With old classics and new events, the 2023 Summer Festival is more colorful, varied and diverse than ever before - and guaranteed to be a highlight for the whole family.


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