Cultural Festivals and Celebrations
Interested in a selection from our range of festivals and celebrations? If you come to Styria in September, you will get to know "Aufsteirern": the big festival takes place every year in the Graz city centre. Pracht der Tract usually forms the splendid kick-off event, which is a fashion show centred around the topic of Dirndls, etc.
The "Aufsteirern" also has its fill of customs: a wealth of festivals in the city and country celebrate Styrian customs throughout the seasons. From alpine festivals and the Almabtrieb to wine festivals or Christmas events.
Not to be missed are contemporary cultural events, such as the design festivals, theatre festivals, literature festivals or musical festivals, which provide new impetus.
Especially in the area of music, Styria shows its versatile side: the Festival St. Gallen in the Gesäuse, for example, excites with a combination of music genres. The wind band music festival Mid Europe, on the other hand, inspires in Schladming. The Neuberger Culture Days bring classical sounds to Upper Styria and the Spielberg Music Festival tunes people into each other with folksy sounds. In Graz, the Styriarte (Styrian festival) enchants the old town and special places in Styria with classical music at its finest.
The "steirischer Herbst" festival is typically Styrian and contemporary: with around 24 festival days, a nomadic migrating festival centre as a place for participants and the public to meet and numerous premieres and debuts, the Styrian autumn festival attracts people in Graz and Styria from the end of September to mid-October.
The cultural festivals that take place outdoors and present the topic of Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors to the guest are also charming. But this is just the beginning of all of the festivals – discover other highlights among the festivals and celebrations in Styria.