Why do we Viennese love summer? All over the city cultural stages pop up. The city government supports most of them, so we enjoy tons of activities for free. Lucky us, aaaand lucky you.
Where you find the fun:
On Sunday, June 12, at the MQ Summer Party you can not only visit the museums for free but also join in on many activities and enjoy concerts in the evening.
Until June 23rd the music tour will stop in all 23 of Vienna’s districts. The grand finale will be the millions accommodating Donauinselfest on the island, offering a colorful variety in performances on 11 stages [ June 24-26].
Offering an extensive program in most districts, the Viennese Cultural Summer with lots of small stages invites you to enjoy concerts, dance shows, plays, readings, and comedy. All spots are accessible, and your dogs are welcome, too – with a leash and muzzle. The website is German only, however, many terms are anglicisms anyway 😉 [July 1 – August 14].
An area with the flair of a cozy lounge is waiting for you at Rathausplatz- find the full list here [July 2 – September 4]. They show concerts on a 300 m² screen, so I also included it in my open-air cinema article. Right after the Kaleidoskop open-air movie festival, the Popfest is going to bring cool music to the city [July 28-31].
Before it gets too chilly you can indulge in some open-air acts at the terrific Waves [Sept 8-10]. The indie music festival hosts (inter)national alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts on several stages in/around WUK.