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Always up-to-the-minute, always interesting: The best events in Merano at a glance

Whether you are interested in culture, sports or cuisine: Merano has a lot to offer to its visitors during all seasons. Find here the information about the latest events!

 

Merano celebrates its 700th anniversary

Traditional and modern, young and old, with different languages and cultures: Merano has always cherished its harmonious blend of different trends. In 2017, its jubilee year, this bridging function is more relevant than ever, and will be lavishly celebrated and commemorated with numerous events focusing on the history and the future of the town. Join in the celebrations – by clicking on the button you can discover all the latest events programmed for Merano’s 700th anniversary.

 

A great number of varied festivals and events take place throughout the year in Merano and the surrounding area. We have provided a short description of one of the most popular here. For detailed information, please contact the Merano Tourist Authority at info@meran.eu

Easter Monday

Traditional Haflinger gallop race with street parade

The traditional Haflinger gallop race marks the beginning of the racing season in Maia Bassa, Merano. All eyes will be on the world famous and much loved Haflinger horses. In the morning, the parade through the streets of Merano gives locals and guests alike the chance to admire the fine horses and the magnificently adorned carts. In the afternoon, local and foreign jockeys deliver an exciting race that should not be missed under any circumstances.

Garden nights at the Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

June/July/August

“Garden nights” World-Music-Festival

The series of evening concerts with musicians from around the world is quite enchanting, not only due to the delightful musical sounds but also the atmospheric location by the water lily pond in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

From mid-June to the beginning of July

South Tyrol Jazz Festival

Amazing performances by renowned jazz musicians from around the world in unusual venues with a unique atmosphere.

June

Asfaltart

For all young people and the young at heart, the street artist festival Asfaltart opens a world of fantasy for three days every year in June. Clowns, puppeteers, trapeze artists, jugglers, mimes and acrobats will delight onlookers with artistic displays and magnificent costumes in the town squares of Merano.

Mid-July

Meranojazz Festival

Internationally renowned jazz artists offer unforgettable evening concerts in the grounds of Kallmünz Castle.

July/August

A summer evening in Merano

Open-air concerts with high-profile artists will set the town centre of Merano to life. The most varied types of music will delight locals and visitors alike.

Spring/summer/autumn

Horse races

The Merano racecourse offers some of the finest equestrian facilities of Europe where spectators can enjoy exciting races. The climax of each season is the “Merano Grand Prix in South Tyrol”, the most prestigious and valuable steeplechase in Italy.

Merano music weeks
The Merano music weeks: an unique expierence

August/September

South Tyrol Classic Festival – Merano Music Weeks

Great names in classical music make the concerts, which are held in the Jugendstil hall of Merano’s Kursaal quite unforgettable.

October

International Brass Festival of Merano

For years, the international brass band festival has attracted the greatest brass bands to South Tyrol, with unforgettable concerts in Merano’s Kursaal.

Traditional celebrations in Meran

Mid-October

Grape Festival

The annual Merano Grape Festival has held a permanent place in the calendar since 1886. An important parade with magnificently adorned carts and numerous music bands make this very traditional harvest festival a huge event.

November

Merano WineFestival

An absolute must for all wine lovers: at the Merano WineFestival, numerous wine producers from both Italy and abroad present their very finest wines. The Merano WineFestival is one of the most important events in Europe dedicated to food and wine.

November/December/January

Merano Christmas – Christmas market

The Christmas market in Merano has a truly magical festive atmosphere, also thanks to its superb location along the Kurpromenade. There is also a comprehensive programme of fringe events, including concerts, local customs, children’s activities and handicrafts.

Christmas market at Merano
Detail Christmas market Merano
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