Luxembourg is set to enchant visitors once again this summer with “Summer in the City”. Don’t miss these opportunities to make the most of the beautiful season and fill up on energy! Musical, artistic, festive and cultural events for all ages and tastes! Once again, the atmosphere will be magical and festive, to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
First Luxembourg Pride Run on July 5
Luxembourg Pride Week will take place from July 1 to 9 in Luxembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette. This is the backdrop to the Luxembourg Pride Run organized by the City of Luxembourg and ING Bank, the initiator of the Luxembourg Marathon. Throughout the week, the LGBTIQ+ cause will be highlighted to promote open-mindedness and inclusion for all.
The Pride Run is organized by the Rosa Lëtzebuerg ASBL association, which is very active on LGBTIQ+ issues.
The Luxembourg Pride Run also aims to defend the rights of LGBTIQ+ people. Everyone can take part, even non-athletes, as the loop is 5 kilometers long. Everyone can cover it twice at their own pace.
Musical animations all summer long in Luxembourg
All summer long, Summer in the City will be delighting our ears. Various events and music festivals punctuate our weekends and evenings.
Fête de la musique and Urban Piano
After the Urban Piano musical operation, which transforms passers-by into instant musicians, the Summer in the City festival kicks off with the unmissable Fête de la Musique this Friday, June 16. Until June 21, enjoy free concerts and musical entertainment in the capital and throughout Luxembourg.
The free concerts continue with “City Sounds”. DJ sets, local and international bands set the Champ du Glacis on fire at Limpertsberg
The“Siren’s Call” music festival atNeimënster Abbey will round off the musical season in style on Saturday June 24, with electro, rap and pop sounds for all to enjoy.
On July 15, the“Blues’n Jazz Rallye” will take over the old Pfaffenthal, Clausen and Grund districts. Discover or rediscover these historic districts in a magical, musical atmosphere, with numerous jazz and blues concerts. The space is free and the concerts totally free.
The traditional“Concerts de Midi au Parc” will once again delight classical music lovers. Just drop in to the Villa Vauban at lunchtime from June 9 to August 18.
You can also enjoy open-air concerts on the Kinnekswiss in Luxembourg’s Parc Municipal from June 30 to July 2 with the“Kinnekswiss loves...” festival. Don’t miss Stewart Copeland of the Police, accompanied by the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and the Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale. An unforgettable moment! Enjoy a musical picnic.
The kiosk on Place d’Armes will also come alive from June 30 to September 6, on Wednesday and Friday evenings, or Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. Enjoy the pretty terraces of the square with this “Plëss in Concert” animation. On July 28, you can even waltz to the sound of traditional Viennese dances.
Of course, we won’t miss the “Francofolies” in Esch-sur-Alzette from June 6 to 9. Join the 25,000 festival-goers and enjoy concerts by international artists who come to Esch every year.
Visit iconic sites with music
Neumünster Abbey opens its doors for a series of concerts from July 19 to 22. Discover the Abbey in music and let yourself be carried away by your favorite style of music.
Rotondes ‘ “Cancelled Holidays” should also appeal to a wide audience. From family aperitifs to exhibitions and DJ sets, you’ll have no regrets about spending August in Luxembourg!
Festivities and fun
In terms of festivities, the Kermesse de la gare will be held from June 16 to July 2 on the Place de Paris in the Gare sector. The Bonnevoie district will take over with its fair from July 7 to 11 on Place Jeanne d’Arc. These fairs are an excellent opportunity to socialize with neighbors and enjoy a friendly, festive atmosphere.
The Fête Nationaleon June 22 and 23 will give the Luxembourg capital a festive air. Family attractions, food stalls, and especially the fireworks on June 22 will amaze young and old during these traditional animations.
A foretaste of the traditional Schueberfouer awaited by all on the Champ du Glacis ! This year, it will take place from August 23 to September 11, 2023.
The “Kanner in the City” animation will delight children and families on the weekend of July 28 and 29. For the occasion, the capital is transformed into a giant playground, with entertainment for children in various locations around the capital.
Parc de Merl will once again welcome sailboats to its pond from July 15 to September 24. Perfect for budding sailors!
Sports activities… or not
The most active and sporty will not be forgotten. A wide range of sporting activities awaits them . Kinnekswiss Luxembourg offers both sports and relaxation. Villa Vauban also offers a range of activities in the park.
And don’t miss the JP Morgan City Jogging on July 2 to run or walk around Luxembourg City. Children as young as 5 can take part.
For a beach effect, visit the Place du Théâtre, equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas.
In addition, the “Vëlosummer” event allows everyone to take their bikes and explore Luxembourg’s signposted paths and roads. Some are even closed for the occasion! This new eco-tourism will run from July 29 to August 27.
Like every year, the cinema also takes to its summer quarters and pulls out all the stops in the open air. This year’s event takes place from July 21 to 28. Want to revisit classic films or blockbusters? So make the most of an unusual open-air setting and come to Luxembourg this summer.
This year’s event will take place on the Knuedler (Place Guillaume II).
Sessions take place every evening at 9:30pm. They are maintained in case of rain. Plastic pilgrims are provided for bad weather. Films are shown in their original version with subtitles. Find out more about cinemas in Luxembourg
The Konscht Am Gronn takes place every first Sunday of the month until October. Take advantage of this event to stroll the streets of Grund and admire the works of local artists. These include painting, digital art, ceramics, woodworking and photography.
Other summer events in Luxembourg
Visitshopping events will also be there for fashionistas, with sales running from Saturday June 24 to Saturday July 22. And don’t forget the Grande Braderie de Luxembourg on Monday, September 4.
For flea market enthusiasts , there’s a garage sale on the Champ du Glacis every 1st Sunday of the month from April to October. And don’t miss the flea markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month on the Place d’Armes in Luxembourg.
And reading hasn’t been forgotten either, as a library will be offering open-air readings in Rue Notre-Dame from August 16 to September 3 with the “D’Stad liest” event.
If you’re a fan of comics, don’t miss the Festival de la BD in Contern on July 15 and 16.
In short, a summer full of music, festivities and animations of all kinds in perspective! This should make everyone happy, including those who will not be leaving Luxembourg this summer. So start planning your summer now and make a note of the dates in your family diary!