When the lake freezes over in January/February, ice skating, ice hockey and curling kick things off without a fixed event behind them. This always takes place at Kleinhesseloher See.
Even for Munich locals, the traditional Schäffler dance (Schäfflertanz)at the Chinese Tower is a highlight. The barrel makers have only been dancing every seven years since 1512. The profession of barrel maker is one of the oldest trades.
The Münchener-Kindl-Lauf takes place in May. It’s fun for the whole family in aid of the outpatient children’s hospice in Munich. The little ones can take part with a Bobby Car.
July: One of the highlights in the English Garden – the Munich City Run
The popular Munich City Run is certainly one of the biggest events with 10,000 participants. Around 10,000 running enthusiasts will run through the English Garden, cheered on left and right by enthusiastic spectators.
The Kocherball, which has been held on the 3rd Sunday in July since 1790, is also very popular. You should wear a dirndl or servant’s uniform to dance and celebrate to brass band music on this day.
The Japan Festival is a completely different kind of event. It also takes place in July at the Japanese Tea House and showcases Japanese culture, tea ceremonies and craftsmanship.
The Munich AIDS service organization is holding the Run for Life in September. It is intended to raise awareness of HIV and Aids and support the work of Münchener-Aids-Hilfe.
As part of the European Night of the Bats, you organize a cheerful festival all about bats. You can expect games, craft activities and lots of fun for young and old. Food and drink will also be provided: there will be organic coffee and organic cake.
Since 2017, Blütenring e.V. has been organizing the Blütenring Theatre Days on two weekends in June / July, which consist of commedia dell’arte performances, Japanese ghost stories, children’s theater and music by Munich bands.
Fun for the whole family Once a year, usually at the beginning of May, the Münchner-Kindl-Lauf takes place in the English Garden in aid of the “Ambulante Kinderhospiz München” (Munich Outpatient Children’s Hospice)