Top 8 to do in May in Luxembourg
Don’t miss these fun events in May in Luxembourg
Yes, it is already May! How quickly time flies! But at the same time, I always link May to the beginning of summer, or at least a decent spring with sunshine, warmer days and those first barbecues that Luxembourgers are so fond of. What would be a sunny weekend without a grilled sausage, a drink and a fun group of friends in your backyard!? Right! There would be something missing! ;)
Besides a nice get together with friends, you can of course also grab your friends and join one of the countless events in Luxembourg. I promise there is something for everyone, although this month is slightly more on the sporty side of things…
Enjoy May and let the sunshine in!
Tuesday, May 1: Hike through the Fortress
The Luxembourg City Museum offers a guided hike through the old fortification line that surrounds the City of Luxembourg. You might discover some hidden spots you didn’t know and will for sure learn a bit more about the history of the Luxembourg
@ Luxembourg City-Centre – Starting at 10.00 – Fee: 10€ - Reservation is mandatory
Tuesday, May 1: Fête du Travail et des Cultures
As you sure know May 1 is Labour Day and a National Holiday. To celebrate this day, the OGBL organizes it’s 15e “Fête du Travail et des Cultures”. It is much more a festival with the opportunity to discover different cultures, foods and music, rather than a demonstration. So make sure to join and enjoy above all the splendid view from the inner courtyard of the Abbye Neumunster.
@ Abbye Neumunster – Starting from 11.00 – Free
Thursday, May 3: Dinner in the Dark
Did you know that the concept of the dinner in the dark were already invented in 1988 by the German professor Andreas Heinecke? It afterwards became a popular concept, not only in Germany, but also France and Switzerland. Anyways, if you want to experience eating in total obsucirty, only concentrating on your sense of taste, smell and touch, then be quick to reserve your spot at the Chiggeri dinner in the dark throughout May.
@ Chiggeri – 65€ - Reservation mandatory
Saturday, May 5: Dance Festival GC Battles
The Dance Festival GC Battles presents innovative dancers renown internationally who battle against each other to win the vote of the jury. International DJs accompany the dance battles of the more than 200 national and international dancers. The festival is not only an event for dance lovers, but for the whole family.
@ Rotondes – Fee: Presale 10€ / on the day: 15€
Saturday, May 12: ING Night Marathon Luxembourg
A bit earlier than usual, the ING Night Marathon Luxembourg takes place mid-May. If you haven’t gotten your starter ticket yet, it is unfortunately too late to join in the race. All tickets are sold out! But, you can always join as a spectator and cheer for the runners. It is for sure just as much fun off the route with all the animation, excitement and cheering! Find more info here...
Weekend, May 19-20: Koll an Aktioun
Another festival for the whole family and way more laid back is the Koll an Aktioun on the site of the “Musée de l’ardoise”. It is a mix of music, exhibitions, lectures, food stands and visits of the museum. Already in its 5th edition, it is bound for another successful event! So be sure to join and enjoy! Read our interview with the organisers from last year. More infos and timetable here...
Weekend, May 19-20: Marionnettenfestival Taddler
If you are looking for something a bit more out of the ordinary, then maybe the Marionette Festival is the right fit for you. Organised by the Rotondes, it will take place in Tadler, a village in the North of the country. Not only can you admire the marionettes, you will also be entertained by theatre, concerts and various artists.
Saturday, May 26: Schleck Gran Fondo
For all the sportsenthousiasts, or should I say rather racebike enthousiasts, the Schleck Gran Fondo is for you! Offering to race distances of 85 km and 122 km, the race will take you along some of the most scenic routes in Luxembourg. With more than 2000 participants from 28 countries, it sure is an event not to be missed! Read Nico's experience of training with Frank Schleck here...