Events in Merano and environs
The highlights – our tips
Events in Merano/Meran are something to remember - they are as multifaceted as the holiday region Merano and environs and offer something for every taste and age group. The offer ranges from action to informative and, in the best-case scenario, combines both. Visit the events in Merano and environs! We are glad to provide you with helpful tips when choosing your favourite event.
Yearly event highlights in Merano and environs
Traditional Haflinger Horse Races
On Easter Monday 2nd April the “Haflinger” horses, famous for their chestnut coats and blond manes, compete at the Merano Racecourse (Via Palade). In the morning there is a procession through the town center of many colourful floats accompanied by brass bands in local costumes, while in the afternoon local and international jockeys compete on the track.
Location: Town center and Merano Racecourse
At the Kurhaus, a weekend of meetings (13. – 15. April) and open classes about the world of yoga and holistic disciplines, led by some of the best-known international experts. This year’s main theme is “Yoga for peace”. There will be areas dedicated to yoga for children, a shop,some holistic centres, vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
Location Kurhaus and various outdoor locations
Merano Flower Festival 27.04-29.04.2018
During the first Merano Flower Festival (April 27 to 29, 2018), flower-based installations and topiary will adorn the town center. A flower market will offer plants and all kinds of garden accessories, with a richly diverse program of side events rounding out the three-day long market.
Plenty of fun is in store for young and old alike at the Asfaltart festival (8.-10. June): clowns, puppet theatre, trapeze artists, jugglers, pantomimes and acrobats will all be appearing on the streets and squares of Merano.
Location City centre and piazza Terme
TuesdayNight in Merano
The popular event series "TuesdayNight in Merano" offers new themes each year and delights with evening concerts, fashion shows and performances in the town center. (19. June – 21 august)
Markets in Merano / Meran
- The market of Merano / Meran takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., from mid-March to mid-October in the upper part of Corso della Libertà/Freiheitsstraße near Piazza della Rena/Sandplatz. The market offers regional products only - experience South Tyrol in its purest form!
- Great weekly market every Friday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Piazzale Prader/Praderplatz at the train station and on Via Mainhard/Mainhardstraße (food, clothes and much more)
- Little weekly market every Tuesday morning on Piazzale Prader/Praderplatz at the train station
- Farmers' market every Wednesday from 7.30 a.m till 12 in Maia Alta and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 12 noon in Via Galileo Galilei/Galileo-Galilei-Straße
Merano Music Weeks - one of the most important festivals for classical music in Europe takes place each year in late summer.
Grand Prix of Merano - the traditional horse race in Merano/Meran takes place on the last Sunday in September.
Merano Grape Festival - one of the most traditional events in Merano/Meran and the oldest harvest festival in South Tyrol is celebrated on the third weekend of October.
Merano WineFestival - the renowned meet & greet for wine connoisseurs and wine lovers from all over the planet is one of the most pleasurable events in Merano/Meran and takes place in autumn.
Merano Advent - by far one of the most magical events in Merano/Meran. In December the spa town is not recognisable under this golden glow and fragranced with cinnamon, hot spiced wine and glaced apples - a very special ambience.
Culinary moments in Merano
Culinary moments in Merano