Family Friendly Events for Staying Local!

Otterberg Altstadtfest

The beginning of this 3-day old town festival is on Friday 17.08. at 7 pm on Saturday, the stands will be open at 6 pm and on Sunday, family day,  at 11:30 am.  This year, the Altstadtfest will be extended to the Festmeile in Kirchstraße. Starting with the blacksmith Theis, the stalls are distributed to the Blue House. Big and small clubs in Otterberg have reunited to host the biggest festival of the city Otterberg. Something is offered for each age group. A large number of clubs are involved in the success of the festival and bring great offers in culinary and cultural terms.  A rich culinary offer is presented. In addition to Palatine dishes selected monastery wines and various beers are offered. The new concept makes it an attractive meeting place in the old town, which invites you to chat and have a nice conversation.  On Friday and Saturday from 22.00 clock there will be a documentation of the presentation of "ELEMETAR_Die staged abbey" on a canvas in the abbey church abbey church.  On Saturday and Sunday the hour beats the flea market lovers. In the catholic parish home junk goods from the past are offered from 13 to 18 o'clock.  On Sunday, at 5 pm, there will be Gregorian chants in the abbey church.  Sunday is very much in the spirit of the families. Already at noon offers a rich food offer, so that the cooks are relieved at home.

The city museum invites you to explore history. How did the monks live here? How was it with the renovation of the church and the fall of the wall? Make-up artists, magicians and balloon artists will be there. And in between there is popcorn, ice cream or a delicious Otterburger. A family Sunday for all the senses.

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Krottelbach Fest

Krottelbach will host a village fair with delicious food and beverages as well as live music are offered on both days. The fair starts with a puppet theater on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.  A children´s program including water games, a balloon contest and crafting is provided from 3 p.m.  Hirtenweg 8
Krottelbach, 66909

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Kinderfest at Gartenschau

A guest this time is "The Crazy Professor". Chemical experiments, physical experiments, biological miracles? Not so much ... What Professor Dr. Johannes D. Tiefenthal shows, is more likely to settle the para-sciences. And when he starts on stage, one thing is absolutely NOT safe: the audience. So buckle up, put on the goggles and let yourself be amazed. Unicycling, juggling and much more artistic, there is the children's interactive circus Pepperoni. Fun is guaranteed at the various performances, including the dance school butcher.  Lauterstraße 51
67659 Kaiserslautern

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Meet the Ktown Fire Department

A look behind the scenes of the lifesaver awaits the visitors on 19 August at the fire station. 
Between 10:00 and 18:00, the fire brigade will present their equipment and a mixture of information and entertainment. During the Frühschoppens provides the Musikverein Hohenecken for the entertainment. And there are also many interactive activities for children and adolescents. In the extensive exhibition, the emergency vehicles and equipment for people rescue, fire fighting, technical assistance and to avert environmental hazards can be seen all day long and experienced in demonstrations up close. You can take a look at the watch process, the workshops and the Integrated Control Center during the guided tours. Also for the physical well-being is well taken care of. For lunch there is the obligatory pea soup from the "field kitchen" or spit roast. For a snack, grilled food can be kept afloat or a cake stand and coffee are served at the cake counter. Free visitor parking is available on Kaufland's grounds at 123 Pariser Strasse. Visitors reach the fire station with a shuttle service. For more information, visit www.feuerwehr-kaiserslautern.de So., 19.08.2018 from 10:00 until 18:00 Uhr

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Fun for the Whole Family!

Party at the Zoo!

Head to the Ktown Zoo this weekend for the "Night of the Animals".  They are celebrating their 50th anniversary and have a fun program for the whole family.  They will roll back time and charge the same admission of the beginning days of the Zoo: € 1.00 and € 0.50 will be charged from 10 am onwards. In addition to the offer of zoo-gastronomy, a medieval village with appropriate culinary art will invite you to explore.  There will be ponies, donkeys, rabbits and other animals are presented on the event field. A zoo rally, guided tours, a riding course as well as the feeding of the bactrams, otters and meerkats are further program points. Also the falconry will offer special program points on this day. In addition, activities such as the Bachbahn, a Bobycar race, walking acts, a jungle course and face painting are offered especially for the little ones. But the real highlights are waiting for the visitors after dark: After a night tour through the zoo and a private evening event of the falconer, the zoo is bathed in a colorful sea of olors. The illumination forms the crowning glory of the "Night of Animals". The complete children's program will be offered on Sunday between 10.30 and 17.00.

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Wine Fest - Kid Friendly!

KIRCHEIMBOLANDEN — will host a wine festival that’s not to be missed! Food will also be served from local restaurants and wine taverns as they will offer delicious eats throughout the town. Be sure to bring the kids...The town of Kirchheimbolanden also called “Kleine Residenz” hosts a beautiful wine festival behind its town walls and towers. Local restaurants and wine taverns offer culinary delicacies throughout the old part of town. Visitors can sample wines from the Donnersberg region. Vendors provide a large offer of goods. The festival features a varied entertainment program from Saturday through Monday. It starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday ballet and dance performances are held in the Schlossgarten at 11 a.m. Visitors can listen to the organ concert “Best of Bach” at the St. Paul´s Church at 6 p.m. Stores are open for Sunday shopping from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The festival ends with fireworks at 10.30 p.m. on Monday. Schlossplatz Kirchheimbolanden  Kirchheimbolanden, 67292

German-American Festival

This year the German-American friendship celebration takes place for the second time and will be celebrated with a big fair at John-F.-Kennedy-Platz in Ramstein.  Opening times of the booths are Friday from 6 p.m. until midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out to enjoy musical performances, a variety of foods and beverages, and a family fun program on Sunday including bull riding at noon, face painting and balloon twisting.  Free admission! Ramstein City Center  John-F.-Kennedy-Platz  Ramstein, 66877 Germany

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Fun for the Weekend!

Grab your wheels for car free Sunday!

 On Sunday, 05. August 2018, the time has come again - the Lautertal will be car-free for one day. On this day, cyclists, skaters and hikers have the main road along the Lauter between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken all to themselves. The event, organized by the Tourist Office Pfälzer Bergland in Kusel, starts at 10.00 and ends at 18.00. The blocking takes place from 09.00 to 19.00 and applies to all motorized traffic. It starts directly at the "gate to Lautertal", at Kröckelschen quarry, and affects the entire Lauterstraße to Otterbach and from there the B270 to Lauterecken. Access to the garden showroom is possible via the Berliner Brücke / Lauterstraße.

On the entire 35 kilometer long route there are possibilities to take a short break, in many places a special program is offered - as in Kaiserslautern. At the corner Lauterstraße / Erzhütter Straße a "Radlertreff" will be set up, with live music from 13.00 clock by the group Pfälzer wind. RPR1 will set up a bouncy castle for children, while Rolling Snack and the "Coffee Bike" will provide food. Also the bicycle shop Kaiserslautern will be present on site. The Radlertreff is organized by the project office for urban events, with the kind support of WVE GmbH.

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Chinese Children's Ensemble at Luisenpark!

Already for the third time, the Chinese children's dance and singing ensemble Xiao Bai Fan sets his little white sail to travel from Qingdao to Mannheim. As part of a three-day stay in the twin town, there will be a colorful, high-profile guest appearance by the 30 children at the Seebühnenzauber. For many years, the young artists of Qingdao TV have inspired with dance, singing and instrumental musical performances not only in their homeland. The ensemble is traveling internationally and has already conquered Disneyland USA. An hour before the show, a joint art class with children from Mannheim and the region will be held together with a class of art students accompanying the project.  Event takes place Saturday, August 3rd, at 1500.  Contact (06 21) 41 00 50 for tickets, or online at www.luisenpark.de.

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Summer Night at Gartenschau

Summer night means summer, music and a good mood! Stroll into the park until late at night and dance to live music on the Kaiserberg and in the Neumühlepark. Enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Relax, meet friends and let the night end spectacularly with the light and fire show!  Event takes place August 4th at 1800 until late!  10:45 pm: Metamorphosys of Light .

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Dorffest!

A great way to explore your area is to check out one of these local Dorffest...or village festival.  This festival in Martinshöhe will have live music, a varied entertainment program and large choice of regional specialties and handmade cakes .  August 3-5th,  Martinshöhe Village Center Zweibrücker Strasse Martinshöhe, 66894

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In Town for the Weekend?! The Fun Awaits!!!!

Ein Sommernachtstraum

Gartenschau is having a great summer event starting this Friday, July 27th, at 1900.  The event will begin with readings from Shakespeare's Play, Mid Summer Nights Dream, and Mendelsohn's orchestra.  Colorful illuminations will light up Gartenschau Kaiserslautern accompanied by music to celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary from July 27 to August 4 from 9:30 p.m.  Enjoy the beautiful lights at Gartenschau!  More info at https://www.gartenschau-kl.de/  

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Concert in the Park

Head to Volkspark on Sunday, July 29th, for a free concert in the park from 1100-1300.  Along with the free music, there are typically also vendors selling ice cream and drinks.  Bring a blanket and lounge beneath a tree, play on the one of the playgrounds, and visit the ducks and swans who live in the lake at this great local city park.  Also enjoy the great stroller friendly trail going around the park and the sculptures along the way. Donnersbergstrasse 67655 Kaiserslautern

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Seebacher Kerwe

July 26 - July 31 Seebach (Bad Dürkheim) Bad Dürkheim, 67098. Classic fair fun for the whole family awaits at Seebacher Kerwe in Bad Dürkheim’s from July 26 to 31. Admission is free. For more information go to www.deutsche-weinstrasse.de

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City Fest

Zweibrücken is holding their Stadtfest, or city festival, starting this Friday, July 27th through the 29th in the city center.  Free admission!  There will be live music on 9 different stages, lots of food, drinks, and fun for the whole family!  More information at www.zweibruecken.de 

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Beat the Heat!

The Bruchmühlbach-Miesau Union Community and the local clubs host a game event day at the Miesau outdoor pool. Funny games and activities for the whole family will be offered from 2 p.m. In the evening the event continues with a pool night with a live music performances until midnight. www.freibad-miesau.de  July 28th at 1400.  Miesau outdoor pool Zum Hasensprung Bruchmühlbach-Miesau,66892

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Tractor Races, Musical Performances and Fireworks!

Alles Muss Raus

The Aktion Mensch organizes the festival "EVERYTHING MUST GO OUT!" in the city center from July 20 to July 22 in cooperation with the Lebenshilfe KL and the city of KL. You can expect theater, music and an unforgettable party in Kaiserslautern. Opening hours Fri.20:00 - 23:00,  Sat. 11:00 - 23:00 and So 13:00 - 21:00.  Enjoy the music, cance, and acrobatics.  Full program at https://www.alles-muss-raus-festival.de/

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Ohmbach Lake Festival

This lake is a great place to take your family for a day of fun!  In the early spring, they have thousands of beautiful daffodils that bloom around the lake.  There is a circular path that travels around the lake, that is about 2 miles long.  This weekend, head to the lake as it tranforms into a big open-air scene.  There will be live music, from different genres such as pop and folk, featured on three different stages.  Enjoy a variety of food and beverages, which will be offered at stations around the lake.  Don't miss the fireworks on the lake, a highlight for sure, on Saturday at 11 pm.  Sunday will be family day with a bouncy castle, face painting, magic show, and more for the kids to enjoy.  Festival hours are Friday 1900-0100, Saturday 1600-0200, and Sunday at 1100. 7,50 Euros entrance on Friday and Saturday and 5,00 on Sunday.  Hutschmuehle, 66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg

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Lawn Tractor Race!

Yes, it's for real.  My son lives for these fun sort of activities.  Head to Sembach to watch as this popular event begins with a party at 1900 on Friday.  There will be live music, food, and beverages.  On Saturday, technical checks start at 1030 and practice and qualifying events begin at 1330.  There will be a fun evening arace at 2015.   On Sunday helicopter rides and a children´s carousel are offered from 10.30 a.m. Final races are held from 12 p.m. Food, beverages, cocktails, sweets and ice cream are available. Free entrance on all days!  More information on https://rasentrecker-neuhemsbach.de/

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On Base Events July 16th-22nd

Monday, July 16th

Toddler Storytime 10:30: Toddler Storytime is a fun, FREE event for toddlers and their parents, full of stories, songs, puppets and crafts! Ages 24-36 months, no sign-up required. Rheinland-Pfalz Library Bldg 3810 Landstuhl

Magic the Gathering Group Tournament 15:30 - 16:30. Don't forget your lucky dice! Vogelweh Teen Center hosts a Magic the Gathering Group Tournament every Monday and Thursday after school for teens ages 13-18.

Parent & Child Pre Karate Tech Lessons 16:00 - 16:30. Parents get more involved in your child's development skills by promoting a healthy family lifestyle by introducing self confidence, self discipline and self defense skills in the Parent & Child Pre Karate Tech Class at the Vogelweh Community Center. First class is free and a monthly subscription is $55. This program is open to all ID card holders and for children ages 3-5. Contact the Vogelweh Community Center for more details and sign-up.

Tuesday, July 17th

Breastfeeding Support Group 13:00-14:30. Join Army Community Service (ACS) for a great opportunity to meet other moms, share breastfeeding experiences and other related topics, all while enjoying a comfortable atmosphere and great coffee at the Rheinland-Pfalz Library. Army Community Serivce - Geb. 3765, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Landstuhl 66849.

Dads 101  Date: Jul 17 2018, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Army Community Service (ACS) - 2059 A, 5th Avenue Kaiserslautern 67661  Join Army Community Service (ACS) New Parent Support Program for Dads 101: A Crash Course for New Dads!  Are you a new or expecting father who needs some tips or advice? Join us and get prepared.  Topics include: Preparing you for fatherhood; Surviving the first few weeks; Caring for your new baby; Ways to keep your baby safe and more!  Taught by a dad, for dads!  Cost:  Free.  Registration Info: Please register through ACS.  Contact  Tel: +49 (0)611-143-541-9000.  Military DSN Tel: (314)541-9000

REC*ON 2018 Scuba Course PADI Open Water Certification - July. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 17:00 - 20:00.  on't miss this amazing deal in getting your PADI Open Water Certification with Aquatic Center's Scuba Course! Classes are Tuesday's, Wednesdays and two Saturday's to close out the course and get you your lifetime certification. Classes size is limited and fills fast so sign-up today!

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Karate Tech Kickboxing. 12:00-13:00.  Lessons will be held at the VCC from 12:00-13:00. Kickboxing is a high endurance full body workout that increases stamina, flexibility, strength and confidence. First lesson is free! Contact VCC for more information. Open to ages 13 and up and to all skill levels.  First instruction is free. Monthly subscription is $55.

Wednesday, July 18th

Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m.  Pre-school Story time helps build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. It provides a fun atmosphere and safe environment for parent and child to bond and share time together at the library. Ages 3 and older. No sign-up required. Rheinland-Pfalz Library - Landstuhl Post Bldg. 381.

EFMP PlayGroup  Date: Jul 18 2018, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Army Community Service (ACS) - Im Haderwald Kaiserslautern 67661.Join Army Community Service (ACS) for this Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Playgroup and learn about EFMP community benefits and support options for a comfortable tour in Germany for you and your family.  This is a fun place for parents of toddlers to get to know each other and let their children learn to interact with others. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange valuable information, share challenges and gain support for you and your Exceptional Family Members.  For non-school age children with special needs.  The EFMP Playgroup is held the first and third Wednesday of every month.  Cost: No Cost.  Contact: Tel: +49 (0)611-143-541-9000 Military DSN Tel: (314)541-9000

REC*ON 2018 Scuba Course PADI Open Water Certification - July. Wednesday July 18, 2018, 17:00 - 20:00.  on't miss this amazing deal in getting your PADI Open Water Certification with Aquatic Center's Scuba Course! Classes are Tuesday's, Wednesdays and two Saturday's to close out the course and get you your lifetime certification. Classes size is limited and fills fast so sign-up today!

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EFMP Music Group 09:00 - 10:00.   Ramstein Library is opening their doors early every Wednesday from 09:00-10:00 for EFMP families. You are invited to an interactive music group for children to explore their passion for music by using musical instruments to work on motor skills, dancing and reading to help stimulate growth and development.

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EFMP Vogelweh Playgroup Social 11:00 - 12:30.  Every third Wednesday of every month, the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) hosts a free, interactive playgroup at Vogelweh Community Center. Give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children and meet with other parents from the community.

Story Time at the Vogelweh Library, 10:30 a.m. Join us for our weekly story time program at the Vogelweh Library every Wednesday to introduce your child to reading and language. There will be songs, rhymes, activities, crafts and stories! Best suited for Tots & Preschoolers!.

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Parent and Child Pre Karate Tech. 16:00 - 16:30. Parents get more involved in your child's development skills by promoting a healthy family lifestyle by introducing self confidence, self discipline and self defense skills in our new Parent & Child Pre Karate Tech Class at the Vogelweh Community Center. First class is free and a monthly subscription is $55. This program is open to all ID card holders and for children ages 3-5. Contact the Vogelweh Community Center for more details and sign-up.

Kayak Skills Clinic 18:00 - 20:00 This course will cover all the skills necessary for you to navigate your kayak including basic strokes, the body mechanics of paddling, and how to safely escape from an overturned boat! This is a great chance to prepare for our upcoming kayak trips, or a great way to add variety to your work week at our own aquatic center. Meet at Ramstein Aquatic Center with appropriate swim attire and come ready to get wet! We kindly ask you to pre-register by COB the Friday prior.  Cost: $19 includes equipment and instruction.  Ages: 10+ with parent

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Summer Skate 13:00 - 16:00. Schools out, but the fun rolls on at the coolest hangout in the KMC! Skate to the hottest music or hangout and take advantage of our complimentary WiFi. Cost is $8 per skater and includes admission and skate rentals.

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Mom2Mom KMC meets every Wednesday from 10-12 at the RAB Chapel. Open to everyone who is breastfeeding friendly, dads and older kids too. We have local CLCs available to help with any breastfeeding questions, but it's also a mom social group.

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Thursday, July 19th

Story Time at Ramstein Library, 10:30 a.m. Join us for our weekly story time program at the Ramstein Library every Thursday to introduce your child to reading and language. There will be songs, rhymes, activities, crafts and stories. Best suited for Tots & Preschoolers!

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Karate Tech 12:00-13:00.  Lessons will be held at the VCC from 12:00-13:00. Kickboxing is a high endurance full body workout that increases stamina, flexibility, strength and confidence. First lesson is free! Contact VCC for more information. Open to ages 13 and up and to all skill levels. Think your up to it Cost: First instruction is free. Monthly subscription is $55.

Single Parent Support Group  Date: Jul 19 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Landstuhl Community Club - Geb. 3765, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Landstuhl 66849 Join the Family Advocacy Program and New Parent Support for this Single Parent Support Group.  Meet new friends while expanding opportunities for you and your child(ren). We understand how hard it is to be a single parent in the military. Through the sharing of ideas and support of other parents just like you, we hope you can overcome the many obstacles you face.  Cost: Free.  Contact: Tel: +49 (0)611-143-541-9000.  Military DSN Tel: (314)541-9000

Summer Skate 13:00 - 16:00.  Schools out, but the fun rolls on at the coolest hangout in the KMC! Skate to the hottest music or hangout and take advantage of our complimentary WiFi. Cost is $8 per skater and includes admission and skate rentals.

Teen Board Gaming. Ramstein Library. 15:15-17:15. Gather with friends and meet some new ones at the Ramstein Library's Teen Gaming. Open to teens ages 13-18, come hang out, play board games and cards. Look forward to seeing you there!

Magic the Gathering Group Tournament, Teen Center Vogelweh, 15:30-16:30.  Don't forget your lucky dice! Vogelweh Teen Center hosts a Magic the Gathering Group Tournament every Monday and Thursday after school from 15:30-16:30 for teens ages

Lyricism 101, Vogelweh Teen Center, 1700-1800, Are you passionate in the area of creating music? Lyricism 101 is for you! Joining this club won't just build skills in literacy and musical collaboration, but in your performance and rhyme creation as well! Don't miss out on the amazing creative opportunity! Meetings are every Thursday at the Vogelweh Community Center from 17:00-18:00 for teens ages 13-18. Be sure to check out the quarterly Talent Shows as well!

Belay Class 17:30 - 19:30.  Learn the basics of knot tying, harness fitting, climbing equipment, commands and proper belay techniques at ODR’s indoor rock wall. After successful completion of the class, you will be able to test for your belay certification card, making you eligible to belay at the Ramstein indoor rock wall without supervision.
Do you already have previous experience belaying? If you are already competent at both belaying and climbing, you may skip the belay class and “test out” in the 15 minutes after every belay class. Cost: $25 includes equipment, instruction, day pass and belay safety card. Ages: 16+

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Friday, July 20th

Friday Night Magic. 16:00 - 18:00. Join your friends and tournaments playing volunteers at the new Youth Program's Magic the Gathering Club meeting every Friday from 16:00-18:00 in the Youth Programs Upstairs Lounge. In-house tournaments will be planned monthly with possibilities of card prizes for the winners. Future off-site trips for tournament play are in the making. Every Friday join the Club to not just learn the basics of game play, but develop new strategies to use against opponents as well as improve your deck building skills.

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Summer Blast Sidewalk Sale 10:00 - 15:00. We are offering a 30-75% Off on selected shoes, apparel, and accessories from Gear Up Sports store and Outdoor Recreation. Don't miss these deals. Come and see the deals offered by Ramstein Outdoor Recreation.  We even have a bouncy castle to keep your kids entertained as well.  All Sales Final.

Family Climbing Day, Outdoor Rec KMCC, Climbing provides a fun and exciting way to get some exercise for the whole family! Climbing can begin at just two years of age, but belayers must be 16 years or older and complete our belay class. Belayer not required; we have automatic belay stations and bouldering as an option as well! Cost is $2 and covers the cost of equipment, instruction and day pass.

Summer Skate 1300-1600.  Schools out, but the fun rolls on at the coolest hangout in the KMC! Skate to the hottest music or hangout and take advantage of our complimentary WiFi. Cost is $8 per skater and includes admission and skate rentals.

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After School Skate Session, 1500-1800, Crossroads Skating Rink Vogelweh, Crossroads Skating Rink now offers After School Skate Sessions every Friday from 15:00-18:00. Join us for a fun atmosphere filled with music, fun and skating.  Cost: $6 per skater (cost includes admission

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Summer Fun Bingo 18:00 - 20:00. Win lots of summer fun geared items including adventure park tickets, summer games, BBQ grill, etc. As always, $5 for regular cards and $1 U-Pick-Em. Doors open at 17:00 games start at 18:00. Limited seating. First come, first served.

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Saturday July 21th Sunday July 22th

REC*ON 2018 Scuba Course PADI Open Water Certification - July 21 08:00 - 17:00. Don't miss this amazing deal in getting your PADI Open Water Certification with Aquatic Center's Scuba Course! Classes are Tuesday's, Wednesdays and two Saturday's to close out the course and get you your lifetime certification. Classes size is limited and fills fast so sign-up today!

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Family Country Night  Date: Jul 21 2018, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Kazabra Club - Vogelweh Bldg. 2057 Kaiserslautern 67661 Dust off those cowboy boots and head over to the Kazabra Club for Family Country Night! Every Saturday evening from 5-8:30 p.m. Come out and participate in our free dance lessons, play pool, and enjoy an evening of country music with your family. All ages welcome.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Cost: No admission fee.  Contact: Tel: +49 (0)6315-36-7261  Military DSN Tel: (314)489-7261

Belay Class 15:30 - 17:30. Learn the basics of knot tying, harness fitting, climbing equipment, commands and proper belay techniques at ODR’s indoor rock wall. After successful completion of the class, you will be able to test for your belay certification card, making you eligible to belay at the Ramstein indoor rock wall without supervision.  Do you already have previous experience belaying? If you are already competent at both belaying and climbing, you may skip the belay class and “test out” in the 15 minutes after every belay class.  Cost: $25 includes equipment, instruction, day pass and belay safety card.  Ages: 16+

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Rooster FEST!

Französische Gartenparty

Enjoy French lightness: sitting on a picnic blanket in the meadow, sipping a glass of rosé and listening to the accordion sounds of French Touch.  Garden party is at the Neumühlepark at Gartenschau, starting at 1800 on July 14th.  For more details: www.gartenschau-kl.de.

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Volkspark Concert in the Park

My kids call this park, "Duck Park" because there are tons of friendly ducks and swans that live here.  Every Sunday during the summer they have free concerts in the open air theater, located next to the pond.  Head here to enjoy some music, visit the ducks, and enjoy this beautiful park with lovely walking trails and playgrounds.  Concert is this Sunday, July 15th from 1100-1300.  Donnersbergstrasse  67655 Kaiserslautern

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Rooster Festival

Crunchy roasted chickens await at Rooster Festival on Festplatz Queidersbach from July 13 to 14.  This festival is all about the rooster, but there will also be music and entertainment.  The festival starts from 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Queidersbach Festplatz, Heissenbergstrasse 9, 66851 Queidersbach

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Old Town Fest, Traditional Log Rolling, or Summer Fun for the Kiddos!

Kaiserslautern Altstadtfest!

When the old town becomes a huge open-air pub, celebrations are in vogue: in addition to culinary specialties, there are street theater, arts and crafts and lots of music on 9 live stages. More than 200,000 visitors regionally and nationally are looking forward to this highlight.  FRI 6th from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM; SAT 7th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM; SUN 8th from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.  More information at www.kaiserslautern.de

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Wild und Wander Park

Come out for some kicking and crafting on July 8., 13 to 17.  The World Cup fever has now included the wild and hiking park: the next Sunday goal shoot, work shop "Fan Articles crafting" and dragon bouncy house.  Wild- und Wanderpark Südliche Weinstraße, 76857 Silz. Wildpark-silz.de  

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Triftfest

The traditional Triftfest, or log drifting festival takes place July 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. forestry workers will demonstrate how logs were moved from one place to another 160 years ago. Learn how people used to transport wood from areas which were difficult to access. The traditional bugle musicians will provide background music for the opening of the Triftfest. A number of fun activities are offered for the young and the old visitors, e.g. a bark boat race with attractive prizes to win. There is free admission to the fest! Biedenbach Lake, Frankenstein/ Waldleiningen

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Gartenschau Summer Fun For Kids!

During all summer holidays, children from 4 years of age can play in our kinderzelt and crafting what this stuff holds. ✂🎲 the tent is open daily from 14-17 pm! Parents can join or even enjoy the rest because there are always helpers on site. More info at www.kaiserslautern.kl.de.  Lauterstraße 51, Kaiserlautern

 

 Photo from www.gartenschau-kl.de

Photo from www.gartenschau-kl.de

Donkey Skin Festival, Classic Cars, and a Summer Celebration!

Westrich Summer Festival

Bruchmühlbach will hold this great family friendly festival for the 90th time this year!  There will be musical performances, the coronation of the summer festival queen, balloon contest and fireworks!  Free admission on all four days! Waldstrasse Bruchmühlbach, 66892

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13th Lambrecht Classic for Automobiles

Oldtimers built until 1987 will be on display on Tuchmacherplatz at Lambrecht’s Auto Classics on July 1 from 10 a.m. From 8 a.m. the cars will be cruising through the town to be seen and judged.

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Eselshautfest - Donkey Skin Festival!

A donkey will carry 50 liters of wine through town, which will then be distributed for free. All the wine vendors at this fest must be local to participate.  Other culinary delicacies and much more wine along with live music and entertainment can be enjoyed in a cozy atmosphere at Herrenhof in Neustadt.  On Sunday afternoon there will be entertainment for the kids, including a magician and face painting.  Mußbach from June 29 to July 1. Admission is free. Herrenhof Mußbach, Herrenhofstraße 6

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