Leipzig Events: 27° festival time


Yay! Hope it’s not the last day of summer, but if it is, there’s no excuse for staying inside with festivals in every quarter! Thanks Marjon Borsboom for gathering the info.

All of September Sommerkino auf der Feinkost (Karli) – Summercinema

Summer movienights at Feinkost, just off Karli, in Südvorstadt. Too many dates to mention. More info + program (in German) http://www.kinobar-leipzig.de/sommerkino/

TIP: look for movies with OmU = Original version with German subtitles

11 – 20 September Circus Carl Busch at Kleinmesseplatz (Cottaweg)

Large and quite famous German circus with performances of clowns, acrobats and acts with live animals. More info (in German) http://www.circus-carl-busch.de/index.php?id=61


11 – 13 September Tapetenwerkfest & Herbstrundgang

Similar to Spinnerei, but less known. Industrial heritage building filled with art galleries etcetera. There is live music & food as well. More info http://www.tapetenwerk.de/


12 & 13 September Spinnerei Rundgang – Autumn Gallery Tour

A very popular event: open house & new exhibits at the famous Spinnerei art galleries. More info http://www.spinnerei.de/spinnerei-gallery-tour.html


12  September KARLIBEBEN – Action, Party, Live-Musik

Seasonal event on Karl-Liebknecht-Straβe (Karli). Shop owners, pubs and restaurants organise this event together and make Karli “shake” (=beben) with live-music, theatre, dancing, fashion shows etc. A program guide (Programmheft) is available at participating venues and shops on Karli, or look on their Facebook page.


12  September Burgerfeste überall – local events all over town

In nearly every part of the city there are fun/food/entertainment-events on this day. Examples: 25.000 Lichter Fest im Agra Park, Freiraumfestival in the eastern part of town, Tag der Stadtreinigung at Augustusplatz, etcetera. Find one near you: http://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/september/

13  September Familienfest – Familyday at Grassi Museum

Exhibitions, demonstrations by artisans, ‘mitmachen’ workshops for children, a bazaar with arts & craft from all over the world (free to visit from 11th-13th September), music, food & drinks. The most fun packed day of the year at this beautiful museum. Entrance <18years free, adults €6.

13  September Tag des offenen Denkmals – European Heritage Day

Ever wondered what that historic building you pass every day looks like on the inside? Now is your chance to see. http://maps.tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de/#/land/Sachsen-Anhalt For example the Dölitzer Wassermühle: http://doelitzer-wassermuehle.de/?page_id=259


13 September Kids Flea Market at Kulturhaus ‘Sonne‘ (in Schkeuditz)

Special second hand market, held 4x a year, for every thinkable child-related item, like clothes, toys, strollers, books, bikes etcetera. Opening hours are 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00. After lunch most traders will have swapped for new ones, so it is worth sticking around! More info (in German) http://www.leipzig-leben.de/kinderflohmarkt-leipzig/


maeshelle’s tip:

12 September  Freiraum Festival 

lots happening all over Leipzig east all day and all night


Marjon is Dutch and came to Leipzig in August 2013 with her family, because her husband got a job in the area. At the time she still had her own copywriting company, producing Dutch texts for websites, press releases, brochures, etc. She is an avid social media user and a passionate (digital) networker. Marjon has a degree in tourism management, which partially explains why she is always on the look-out for interesting Leipzig events and attractions.

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