Kite Festival at the North Sea in Budjadingen, © Tourismus-Service Butjadingen / Thomas Hellmann
© Tourismus-Service Butjadingen / Thomas Hellmann


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!

Seasonal highlights

Event Calender of Lower Saxony

Schützenfest, © Goslar Marketing GmbH
© Goslar Marketing GmbH

28 June to 7 July 2019: 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.

duhner wattrennen, © Annika Thiele
© Annika Thiele

25th July 2019: Duhnen Mud Race Cuxhaven

Traditionally the highlight of the season in the spa village of Duhnen. Unique! Six harness and gallop races on the sea bed, betting and a big programme of fringe events have attracted thousands of spectators to the embankments every year since 1902.

Summertime Norderney, © Summertime Norderney
© Summertime Norderney

24 to 28 July 2019 Summertime@ Norderney

The Summertime@NORDERNEY festival appeals to a wide audience as it combines a mix of different music genres: pop, rock, party music… And even classical! The concerts are held on a beach on the North Sea and boast top-class live music and entertainment in a breathtaking setting.

 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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