Saarbrücken is the scene of a wide variety of festivals such as the Max Ophüls Prize film festival, or the only Franco-German stagecraft festival, Perspectives.
The Saarbrücken Max Ophüls Prize film festival is one of the most renowned young German-speaking cinema events. It is held in January every year.
The Musikfestspiele Saar are a biennial event that has presented the musical culture of a respective European country since 1989.
Perspectives is the only Franco-German stagecraft festival. It is held in May every year.
Saarbrücken celebrates the beginning of summer every year with a wide range of musicians, whose music can be heard all over the city.
The series invites visitors to free concerts at Saarbrücken castle during June, July and August. The programme includes matinées, soirées and a children’s programme.
Music, performance, culinary experiences, etc., etc... await you during the “Osthafenfest” at the silo tower.
Saarbrücken’s historic centre invites visitors to enjoy a richly varied programme every year on the weekend before the summer holidays in the form of the Saarbrücker Altstadtfest.
Every year, several thousand schoolchildren celebrate the start of the school holidays during the festival including many live acts on Saarbrücken’s Halberg hill.
Saarbrücker Sommermusik is series of free, high-level concerts combining communication of art with a folk festival flavour.
The unique event around the themes of water and aquatic sports offers an exciting programme early in August.
The serenade concerts are held between June and September in the inner courtyard of the Stadtgalerie (city gallery).
Every two years in the autumn, attention is focused for four full days on contemporary dancing in Saarbrücken and the region.
The Festival Primeurs presents selected plays from French contemporary drama in November every year.