Berlin Highlights 2017 - there is always something to do in Berlin

Here you find a list of the most important yearly events per month.

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Berlin Fashion Week 2013

January

Berliner Neujahrslauf (New Year's race)
For those who want to start the year running. It is a 4 kms. race on the 1st of January

Berlin Fashion week
Held twice annually (in January and July)

Bread and Butter
Fashion show for everyday clothing and streetwear in January and July

Days of dance
Contemporary dance festival

International Green Week
Since 1926. Exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries

Berlin's Six-Day Race
Professional and amateur racing cyclists compete with each other at breathtaking speed

Berlin Graphic Days
Art market with more than 50 independent graphic designers, illustrators & visual artists

BerlinBabylon

February

Transmediale
Festival for media art and digital culture

Fruitlogistica
The leading trade fair for the international fresh produce trade

Berlinale
One of the world's "Big Three" film festivals (along with Venice and Cannes)

Istaf
Since 1921, is an annual track and field athletics meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin

Tanzolymp
A competition for young dancers from state and public schools alike

100° Berlin Festival
Theater Marathon with a 100 productions in four days

Bermuda Festival
World-class performances every January & February

Zabytkowy camper ITB2014

March

ITB
The world's largest tourism trade fair

MaerzMusic
Music festival held in Berlin over ten days

Improfestival
The international festival for improvisational theatre

Festival Days Berlin
Annual opera festival with the ensemble of the Staatsoper

Emmanuel Oliaulo Ngatuny Berlin 2015 1

April

Berlin Half Marathon
Annual half marathon race held in early Spring

Achtung Berlin
Film festival dedicated to new German cinema made in Berlin and Brandenburg

International Games Week
The leading networking platform for games business, development and culture

Carnival of cultures Berlin 2005 h

May

Gallery Weekend
47 participating galleries open their exhibitions on this art weekend

Pictoplasma
The festival showcases latest trends in figurative character design

Comic Invasion
Berlin Comic Festival

X Jazz Festival
Jazz Festival that takes place in Berlin's Kreuzberg district since 2014

Fantasy Filmfest
Festival of Fantasy Films

Carnival of Cultures
For four days around Pentecost, Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity

Hier ist Kunst

June

Garmin Velothon
2 days road bicycle race held annually in May

DMY Design Festival
International design network for contemporary product design

Umweltfestival
Environment festival at Brandenburg gate

Open Air Gallery
More than a hundred artists display their paintings, photographs and sculptures

Deutscher Filmpreis
German film awards

Long night of Museums
Museums opening during the night

Biennale
Contemporary art exhibition held at various locations, every two to three years

Fête de la Musique
Annual music celebration taking place on 21 June

Bergmannstraßenfest
Three-day open air street festival along Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg

48 hours NeuköllnArt festival in the locality of the same name

Komische Oper Berlin interior Oct 2007 balcony view

July

Berlin Fashion week
Held twice annually (in January and July)

Bread and Butter
Fashion show for everyday clothing and streetwear in January and July

Komische Oper Fest
Opera festival in one week

Yoga festival
Yoga workshops, lectures and live music

Gay Festival
With over 350.000 visitors from all over the world it is truly the biggest event of its kind

Deutsches-amerikanisches volksfest
Folk festival celebrates the friendship between the two countries

Christoph Street Day
Gay parade

EUYO YEC 2015 (c) Peter Adamik

August

Young Euro Classic
International music festival for young orchestra musicians

Berlin Beer Festival
Around 320 brewers present about 2000 beer varieties

Potsdam Palace Night
Temples and follies around Sanssouci Palace open their doors for visitors

Dance in August
One of the most important dance festivals in Europe

September

Musikfest Berlin
19 days, 30 events featuring over 70 works by 25 composers

IFA Berlin
The global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances

Istaf
Annual track and field athletics meet at the Olympiastadion

Long night of Religions
Synagogues, churches, mosques and temples open their doors this evening

Pyronale
Fireworks competition

Day of the open monuments
Numerous monuments which are usually closed to the public open their doors for visitors

Berlin Art Week
Works of international and local artists are exhibited in hundreds of galleries

Oktoberfest
Beer and German music at Alexander Platz

Literatur Festival
Literature Festival Berlin presents contemporary authors from all over the world

Berlin Skate Marathon
Inline skating marathon

Berlin Marathon
One of the biggest marathons in the world

Berliner Dom - Festival of Lights 2013

October

Oktoberfest
Beer and German music at Alexander Platz

Erofame
Trade convention for the erotic market

Venus erotic festival
Live erotic-show at the sex industry trade festival

Festival of lights
During 10 days the most important monuments have special illumination

European month of Photography
Platform to promote photography both as an art form and as a creative industry

Albert Mangelsdorff Preis 2013 72dpi Nils Wogram live

November

Jazz Festival Berlin
The festival is more than 50 years old and has been host to more than 5000 artists

Bambi Awards
The oldest German media awards at the Stage Theater

Mineralis
International minerals, fossils and jewelry exhibition

Worldtronics Festival
Music festival and fair focusing on new developments in electronic music

Berlin Christmas Market

December

Decorative Arts Fair
Contemporary art for everyday use

Louis Lewandowski Festival
Festival is dedicated to the German Jewish composer Louis Lewandowski

Christmas markets Berlin
Markets all around the city with glühwein and a spot of arts and crafts

Berlin Christmas Concerts
Sacred music, opera, symphonic performances, and more

Silvester
New Year's eve celebrations