Click here for an overview of the centrepiece events at the 172th Cannstatter Volksfest.

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.

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3 pm

Opening ceremony and keg tapping
Stuttgart‘s Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn will open the 172th Cannstatter Volksfest with the traditional keg tapping. This year the official opening ceremony will take place in the festival tent "Dinkelacker Klauss & Klauss Festwirte".

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11 am

Large festival parade
Magnificently decorated horse-drawn brewery wagons, historical vehicles, colourful groups in traditional costumes and bands, agricultural displays, historical militia and a variety of groups from throughout the state will parade from the Cannstatter Kursaal to the Wasen.

Wednesday, 3 & 10 October 2018, from 12am

Family Day
Great importance is attached to Family Days on the Cannstatter Wasen. The highly popular days have long been a good tradition at the Volksfest. 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.

Sunday, 14 October 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