Annual Trier events which visitors ought to try to check out if they are in the area during the right time include:

  • Alstadtfest.  This historic downtown event is a summer favorite.  It takes place over a long weekend in June and features a wide range of music and other activities.
  • Antiquity Festival.  Running for one month starting in mid-June, this event feature various different theater performances.
  • Bread and Circuses.  This events offers a historic look at the way life was celebrated during the ancient roman times.  See www.trier.de/brot-spiele for additional information.
  • Christmas Market.  This seasonal event is enjoyed by all ages.  See www.trierer-weihnachsmarkt.de for additional information.

  • European Folk Festival.  This annual May event takes place at the local fair grounds and features traditional folk music supplemented with activities and vendors of all kinds.
  • Mosel Festival.  This is a summer-long event featuring multiple music activities all of which take place along the banks of the beautiful Mosel River .  Many weekends include wine tasting and fireworks.
  • Wine and Gourmet Festival ( http://wein-gourmetfestival.de/).  This event takes place in the spring of each year and features local wines and foods which are enjoyed by both locals and travelers.
  • Wine Festival.  This August event takes place in the wine district (Olewig) and features tasting and sampling as well as education about wine in the area.