Kramermarkt Oldenburg, © Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
© Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH


The charm of Lower Saxony’s local events attracts visitors all year round. Spring, summer and autumn see many travel to Lower Saxony from abroad to attend the numerous open-air events. In winter, visitors can enjoy our wide variety of traditional German Christmas markets.

Enjoy markets and local festivities, concerts, musicals, theatre and variety performances, open-air events and festivals. Discover upcoming events throughout Lower Saxony. See our event calendar to find out about local events everywhere from Lüneburger Heide, through the Harz mountains and Emsland, to the North Sea.

Browse our event calendar and plan your next day trip or holiday with friends, family or as a couple. Have fun and enjoy your stay in Lower Saxony!


Please note:

It has been declared that all events in the state of Lower Saxony have been cancelled until further notice. The aim of these restrictions is to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus on the website of the Robert Koch institute here as well as on the official website of Lower Saxony here. Please note that this information is provided in German only.


Seasonal highlights

Event Calender of Lower Saxony

Schützenfest, © Goslar Marketing GmbH
© Goslar Marketing GmbH

07 to 12 July 2020: Hannover Schützenfest

For ten days every year, Hannover is entirely given over to Schützenfest. Whirling rides, music, dancing and the traditional drink Lüttje Lage provide plenty of fun for all the family.

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 Christmas market in Hildesheim, © Hildesheim Marketing GmbH
© Hildesheim Marketing GmbH

Christmas Markets

Christmas scents abound in the streets of Lower Saxony and old half-timbered houses glow in the historic Old Towns: ‘tis the season of Christmas markets!

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