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Top 10 Berlin Events in July 2018 You Won’t Miss

Here the Top 10 Berlin Events in July 2018 You Shouldn’t Miss:

2018 berlin festival - image source: Sven Christian Schramm

10. Berlin Fashion Week in Summer (July 3 to 7, 2018)

Twice in a year, Berlin celebrates its Fashion Week and become an international hotspot for fashion enthusiasts. During the Berlin Fashion Week, fashion industry professionals attend the events, order the latest collections and attend off-site events. This season, the “Panorama” Fashion Show will be held at Berlin Expo Center in Charlottenburg.

There are several fashion shows, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show, the “Bright” shows street wear fashion and advanced contemporary fashion for the “Premium”. For high end fashion aficionado, the “Show & Order” focuses on high fashion and the “Seek” shows a stage for urban and street wear labels. Berlin shows its “green fashion” by introducing the latest trends on ecological designs showcasing it thru their “Green Show Room” and the “Ethical Fashion” Show.

9. Jewish Film Festival (June 26 to July 5, 2018)

For weeks, filmmakers all over the world are preparing programmes for The Jewish Film Festival that captures the Jewish diversity of life. The Jewish Film Festival opens on the 26th of June to July 5th, 2018.

The Jewish Film Festival, founded on 1995 at the end of the World War II and one of the oldest festival in Europe. It showcases the world of Jewish and Israeli Filmmaking, allows the visitors a glimpse of a Jewish Life in Germany and around the world. The festival shows rarely daily stream of headline news, lively forums and debates at a wide range of issues that draws a large audience every year.


8. Lesbian and Gay City Festival (July 21 & 22, 2018)

The Lesbian and Gay City Festival in Berlin is Europe’s largest street party of its kind, held annually in Nollendorfplatz, the gay stomping ground in Berlin-Schöneberg, an area bounded by Motzstraße, Eisenacher Straße, Fuggerstraße and Kalckreuthstraße. The festival’s celebration and parties draw 400,000 visitors each year or more, making the area as one of Berlin’s popular neighborhood throughout the weekend.

The Lesbian and Gay City Festival offers a wide range of entertainment with live music, information booths and market stalls with wide range of culinary  treats; live performance and exhibitions by the gay, bi sexual and transgender groups. The festival also offers information about LGBT culture, its way of life in the world of sports, films and politics.

7. German-French Fair – Berliner Volksfestsommer (June 22- July 22, 2018)

There are many entertainments with 150 performers. One of the fair’s highlights are the impressive and grandest fireworks every Saturday. The evening sky all over the festival ground will sparkle in spectacular colours – a beautiful show highlighted for visitors both young and old. The largest folk festival in Berlin at the Zentraler Festplatz – formerly German-French Fair – attracts visitors with fireworks,  live music, many delicacies such as  tarte flambée, Thuringian rostbratwurst and garlic baguette and as well as fun rides for kids and kids at heart  like the roller coaster “Rock & Roller Coaster”, a ghost train, and the “Poseidon” water ride treats.


6. The Gate Berlin

For Art followers, just 50 meters away from the most important landmark of the metropolis, the Gate Berlin museum combines films, sound and emotion into a spectacular multimedia-show.
They have moving images and original voices leave you feeling like a time traveler. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, from the legendary words of John F. Kennedy can be heard, and the applause and jubilation for the opening of the Berlin Wall or the World Cup celebration.

They have an 87 high-tech screens, with a 1800 million pixels and a 38 – channel surrounds sound added to feel the chills for the visitors to experience. Embarked at the heart of the city, their unique multimedia journey through 300 years of Berlin history depicts here.


5. Classic Open Air at Gendarmenmarkt (July 5 – 9, 2018)

The Gendarmenmarkt, in the heart of Berlin is transformed into a concert stage every summer for the Classic Open Air Festival. The great architectural designs of the surrounding buildings Konzerthaus, Deutscher and Französcher Dom, the most beautiful squares in Europe as of today, serves as the backdrop for different musical performances.

Musical performances at the Classic Open Air festival include traditional and classical music, as well as rock, pop and jazz music played on violins, cellos and other classical instruments. Italian Opera, German Opera and musical productions are also included at the programme. Some of the concerts include a light show or fireworks.


4. Christopher Street Day (June 28,2018)

The Christopher Street Day commemorates the first uprising homosexuals against police assaults in the so-called Stonewall Riots that took place in Stonewall Inn Bar on Christopher Street.

In Germany, the first Christopher Street Day was celebrated in June 30th,1979 in Bremen and Berlin. By June 28, 2018, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to demonstrate for the rights of LGBT people with a colourful floats, grand costumes and great parade and music on Christopher Street Day.

The first Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin was celebrated on the 30th of June 1979. From then on, the gay and lesbian community has extended its political agenda, broadened the definition of diversity and pushed their fight for their right of equality.

Up to 500,000 people today celebrates the CSD in Berlin, which is also known as the biggest gay-lesbian “holiday”. The lesbian and gay community starts celebrating one week ahead to commence the Lesbian and Gay City Festival at Nollendorfplatz.


3. Spandau Citadel Music Festival (June, July, August 2018)

The Citadel Music Festival will be held on June, July, August 2018 and will stage a series of concerts on rock, pop and electronic music genre at Citadel in Berlin-Spandau every summer.

The Spandau Citadel is located in Spandau District in the western part of Berlin. And has an ancient stronghold from the renaissance and one of the best preserved ones in Europe today. The open-air arena attracts international artists from all over the world, is surrounded by massive old walls and buildings.

The Citadel Music Festival has a different artists that belongs to bands from alternative, jazz, punk and German pop music genre. Among them are Björk, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys as well as current bands like Manu Chao, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis to name a few.

Selected Artists and Bands in 2018

  • 7 June 2018: Runrig
  • 9 June 2018: Sweet
  • 12 June 2018: Lenny Kravitz
  • 19 July 2018: Billy Idol
  • 24 July 2018: Amy Macdonald
  • 17 August 2018: Santana
  • 21 August 2018: A-ha
  • 24 August 2018: Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • 29 August 2018: Michael Patrick Kelly


Two days in each festival, on 16 June and 25 August 2018 bargain hunters are invited to look for treasures – from records, musical treasures, handicrafts, handmade textiles, rarities and decorative items to local products. The night market has around 60 stalls and  is immersed in atmospheric light art.


2. German-American Folk Festival ( July 27 to August 19, 2018)

The German-American folk festival celebrates their friendship and the American way of life from July 27th to August 19th 2018 with amusement rides, live music, food and drinks. Each year around 100,000 visitors enjoy the exciting entertainment programme at Marienpark in Berlin-Mariendorf, includes a stage, chill out zones and historic car displays. They also has hundred rollercoasters and carousels offers for families and their kids for amusements.

Here, visitors of the German-American Folk Festival may try to eat what is considered typical U.S.-American food at their preferences like Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, corn on the cob and baked potatoes. You can also stay on Berlin’s Top 10 best 5-star hotel.


1. FIFA World Cup 2018 – Int’l Fan Fest Berlin at Brandenburg Gate (June 15 – July 15,2018)

The “Fanmeile Berlin” is Germany’s largest public viewing venue with 2 kms. stretch long during the FIFA World Cup 2018 on June 14th to July 15th, 2018 and is located on the Straße des 17. Juni in the Tiergarten district between Brandenburg Gate and Große Querallee. They offers several large video screens and provides an excellent view of the matches from all positions. There are 80 square metres XXL screen, plus six large video screens along Straße des 17. Juni. The main stage with the live programme is located at Brandenburg Gate.

Which football matches will be screened at the Fan Fest Berlin?

The Fanmeile will be screening all group matches of the German national team and all matches of the knockout stage:

  • 17 June: Germany v. Mexico
  • 23 June: Germany v. Sweden
  • 27 June: South Korea v. Germany
  • 30 June: Round of sixteen
  • 01 July: Round of sixteen
  • 02 July: Round of sixteen
  • 03 July: Round of sixteen
  • 06 July: Quarter-finals
  • 07 July: Quarter-finals
  • 10 July: Semi-final
  • 11 July: Semi-final
  • 14 July: 3rd place
  • 15 July: Final


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