Event Highlights / Markets / Business-open Sundays
|February 11th||Carnival parade|
(Along Neundorfer Straße towards Altmarkt)
With confetti flying, candy raining and music blasting through the streets – the highlight of the fifth season of carnival is approaching. Plauen transforms into the carnival capitol of the Vogtland region with its parade on February 11th starting at 2pm.
|March 23rd to March 25th|| Freiträumer Festival (free dreamer’s festival)|
Nine very renown live-reports attract audiences for the 4th Freiträumer Festival from March 23rd to March 25th 2017 in Plauen’s Festhalle. Experience an unforgetable weekend filled with adventure, freedom and adrenaline.
|Freiträumer Festival (free dreamer’s festival)|
|April 21st to April 22nd||4. SCHAU AUF DESIGN | Look at design|
(Industrial site “Plauener Gardine” - Leuchtsmuehlenweg)
SCHAU AUF DESIGN provides a wide range of events for exhibitors and visitors. The trade fair is targeted in particular to the next generation and the specialists of tomorrow with special offers such as a Children’s University.
|Look at Design|
|May 4th to May 6th||City Festival „Plauener Frühling“ | „Plauen Spring“|
The 23rd Plauen Spring which will take place from May 4th to May 6th is the annual start of the city festival season.
|City Festival „Plauener Frühling“ - „Plauen Spring“|
|June 15th to June 17th||59th Plauener Spitzenfest | Plauen Lace Festival|
From June 15th to June 17th the city center of Plauen will offer a variety of activities and festivities. Live music of all kinds, culinary delights and sportive highlights frame the festive progamme. This city festival is the biggest of its kind and is focused on the name giver: the Plauener Spitze (Plauen Lace).
|59th Plauen Lace Festival|
|June 22nd||13th Night of the Museums|
(cultural institutions in the city area)
The "Long Night of the Museums" has been a regular feature of the beginning summer for many years now. A sophisticated program awaits you at a rather unusal time for museum and gallery visitors. Concerts, book readings, dance performances, fashion shows, exhibitions, cheerful and contemplative moments: something of interest for everyone.
|13th Night of the Museums|
|August 17th to August 25th||Love Me Tender|
(open air musical at the Parktheater)
Musical with music of Elvis Presley
In a small city in the Midwest of the USA, time seems to stand still. The situation changes at the moment when Chad, a young, handsome unskilled worker, arrives in the City with his motorcycle and his guitar and turns everything upside down. Suddenly, there is loud music in the streets, the people and especially their feelings start to dance again. Natalie, a young mechanic, falls head over heels in love with the rebellious Chad.
|Love Me Tender|
|September 7th to September 9th||City Festival „Plauener Herbst“ | „Plauen Fall“|
This city festival is organized annually by the Initiative Plauen e.V.. The registered commerce association invites you to celebrate for three full days from September 7th to September 9th .
|City Festival „Plauener Herbst“ | „Plauen Fall“|
|September 9th||Day of open Monuments|
(Throughout the city)
Topic: “Discover things we have in common”
|Day of open Monuments|
|September – November||27th Folkherbst | Festival of Folk Music |
The FolkHerbst held since 1991 in the Plauen Malzhaus is a series of musical events always taking place between the end of September to the end of November. It results in an award ceremony with the only Folk music prize throughout Germany – the „Eiserne Eversteiner“. It owes its name to the founding fathers of Plauen, the earl of Everstein. Patron of this cultural event has always been the mayor of Plauen.
|27th Folkherbst | Festival of Folk Music|
|Markets in Plauen:|
|March 3rd to March 10th|| 23rd European Farmers Market|
(Function Hall at Furniture Store „Biller“)
Europe visits the Vogtland. At the 23rd European Farmers Market held in the Biller event hall vendors will offer their products directly to the public. From March 3rd to March 10th delicacies will be presented inside the indoor marketplace. Plauen and the Vogtland have been hosting this event annually since the market first took place back in 1996.
|European Farmers Market|
|November 27th to December 23rd||Plauen Christmas Market |
For more than 300 years the Plauen Christmas Market has been the pre-Christmas gathering place. Sweet scents, Christmas sounds and a cosy atmosphere invite you to stroll until the 4th Advent. More than 60 festive booths tempt you to shop and enjoy the Christmas season.
|Plauen Christmas Market|
|Every Monday and Thursday||weekly market with extended product range|
excluding public holidays
|Every Wednesday||weekly market|
excluding public holidays