In addition to the events listed here, there are numerous others taking place on the Wasen during the Volksfest. Further information is available on the festival tent websites.
Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12 am
Opening ceremony and keg tapping
Stuttgart‘s Mayor Michael Föll will open the 79th Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest with the traditional keg tapping. This year the official opening ceremony will take place in the festival tent "Grandls Hofbräu Zelt".
Wednesday, 25 April, 02 Mai & 09 Mai 2018, from 12am
Great importance is attached to Family Days on the Cannstatter Wasen. The highly popular days have long been a good tradition at the Frühlingsfest. Every Wednesday, the fairground ride and stall owners, festival tent landlords and market traders offer concessions all through the day on many of their attractions. Parking only costs half the normal price.
There are also lots of surprises in store for younger visitors. Whether face painting, clowns, fairy tale carousel or a children’s railway for the little ones, there is lots to see and do for everybody at the Volksfest.
Saturday, 28 April 2018, 3.30 pm
Volksfest-Race of hot-air ballons
The Hot Air Balloon Race is a real Volksfest highlight every year. In addition to the up to 15 hot air balloons, a number of gas balloons also rise up into the skies above the Cannstatter Wasen. The race is due to start at 2.30 pm. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, it may however have to be rescheduled or cancelled.
Venue: balloon starting site on the Cannstatter Wasen
Further info at: www.ballonsportgruppe-stuttgart.de
Sunday, 13 Mai 2018, 9.30 pm
Music Fireworks Show
To end the Volksfest on high note, the multiple fireworks world champion Joachim Berner will turn the skies over the Wasen into a sea of light and colour. The fireworks display will last about 15 minutes and is synchronised with a medley of popular hits.
The programme of events is subject to changes