Established in 1818, the Cannstatter Volksfest is one of the largest and most beautiful folk festivals in the world. Thanks to its attractions, it lures around four million visitors every year to the capital of Baden-Württemberg. At this festival you can enjoy a spectacle for the whole family – the Volksfest parade.
Street festival Heidelberg Fall is arranged every year on the last Saturday of September. Here there are musical performances of different genres. This festival features the Medieval Fair, where visitors can find a bathhouse and a tavern. At the end of the day the entire Old Town turns into one big open-air concert, where there is a place for everyone.
The Dragon Days is an annual speculative fiction festival that takes place in Stuttgart. It features fantastic content in different media types. As a transmedial festival, the Dragon Days therefore link different media such as computer games, literature, art, comics and film in interactive events. It is created both for professionals and a broad audience. Since 2013 the Swabian Lindwurm, the prize for outstanding achievements for the fantastic, has also been given to selected representatives of the creative speculative fiction. “Speculative fiction” includes, in addition to the fantasy genre, horror and science fiction, and can therefore be applied to a broader range of content. The main aim of the Dragon Days is to offer qualitative content instead of only bringing new great names to Stuttgart.