Fabulous food festivals, vibrant street art and numerous open-air concerts fill July’s packed event calendar – perfect for those long summer nights. We cannot wait to dive right in!

Culture Calendar: July 2024

Ottakringer Bierfestival. Photos: Ottakringer Brauerei

Ottakringer Brewery’s Beer Festival, Vienna (27 June – 30 August)

This iconic beer festival transforms the brewery’s court into a vibrant open-air celebration in the heart of Vienna. Featuring fine brews, live music and delicious street food, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the summer. If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t miss out on unique experiences like beer yoga, brewery tours or visiting the culinary mile. Plus, you can look forward to more than 20 freshly tapped beer varieties.


Culture Calendar: July 2024

Ottakringer Bierfestival. Photos: Ottakringer Brauerei

Caliente! Festival, Zurich (5 – 7 July)

The vibrant Caliente! Festival in Zurich is one of Europe’s largest Latin-themed festivals. Summer 2024 will transform Zurich’s most colourful district into a lively “Barrio,” reminiscent of a Caribbean or South American city. Visitors can look forward to a celebration of life filled with fiestas, colourful shows and a Mercado Mundial with a Street Food Garden.


Culture Calendar: July 2024

Caliente! Festival. Photo: Carlo Murbach

ImPulsTanz, Vienna (11 July – 11 August)

For one month, Vienna hosts the ImPulsTanz Festival, one of Europe’s largest contemporary dance festivals. This event features a diverse array of performances, workshops and new artistic expressions from international dance companies. It’s a must-see for dance enthusiasts, offering cutting-edge techniques and styles from renowned choreographers and emerging talents.


Cornelia Brelowski: The Art of the Vernissage

Masks in front of the Festival Hall, Salzburg Festival. Photo: Luigi Caputo ImPulsTanz, William Forsythe (US), Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, Nr. 2, Installation. Photo: Dominik Mentzos

Gurtenfestival, Bern (17 – 20 July)

This fun-filled musical extravaganza is one of Switzerland’s most beloved festivals. This year’s impressive line-up includes Burna Boy, Nelly Furtado, and Stormzy. Set in a remote location accessible only by cable car or a scenic hike, the unique mountain vibes make this event truly unforgettable.


Botanical Night at Botanical Garden, Berlin (19 – 20 July)

Berlin’s beloved Botanical Garden invites guests to experience a magical night amidst its stunning grounds. Picture beautifully lit flower beds, breathtaking light shows, mystical creatures, and a variety of live performances. For a truly enchanting evening, this is the place to be.


Salzburg Festival, Salzburg (19 July – 31 August)

The renowned Salzburg Festival consistently poses thought-provoking questions about human existence. This year’s program includes a meticulously curated selection of opera, drama, and concert performances. Highlights include the iconic play ‘Jedermann’ by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, staged in the cathedral square with Philipp Hochmair in the title role.


Culture Calendar: July 2024

Masks in front of the Festival Hall, Salzburg Festival. Photo: Luigi Caputo

Wiener Cabaret Festival, Vienna (22 – 27 July)

Looking for some laughter? The Vienna Cabaret Festival is just the ticket. Known for its refined comedy in a majestic setting, this popular event takes place in a beautiful courtyard during breezy summer evenings. And don’t worry about the weather—it’s rainproof, so the fun never stops.


Summertime, Norderney (24 – 28 July)

Set on the scenic German island of Norderney, the Summertime Festival features five days of open-air concerts. Enjoy the unique northern beach atmosphere as top performers like Jan Delay with his band DISKO No. 1, Sportfreunde Stiller, and PUR take the stage against a stunning maritime backdrop. Get ready for a week of unforgettable fun.


Cornelia Brelowski: The Art of the Vernissage

Summertime @ Norderney. Photo: Summertime @ Norderney

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