Straw Hat Festival
The straw hat festival is a city centre stress test, which is regularly celebrated from Ascension Day or Corpus Christi until the following Sunday.
Each year thousands of enthusiastic people transform the streets into one big party mile.
Date 2016: 26 May - 29. May
Date 2017: 25 May - 28.May
Date 2018: 31. May - 03.June
Date 2019: 30. May - 02.June
The straw hat festival owes its name to the carnival reveller Arno Baumann, who established the connection to the straw hats worn on Father’s Day. For now more than 35 years the straw hat festival has been celebrated as t h e street party in the Palatinate, yearly breaking all record attendances. It is regarded as the biggest street party of the Palatinate.
The guests eagerly await the newly elected Miss Straw Hat, who will be presented at the opening ceremony. More than 100 tents, stands and street cafés offer an international selection of all kinds of food and beverages. A great variety of performances in the club tents complete the colourful programme. A varied musical programme is offered by live bands on several stages. The little visitors can celebrate their own children hat festival in the Schlossergasse. Whoever has still got the necessary energy at the end may test his sporting strength in the straw hat festival run on Sunday. The straw hat festival badge which is offered on the opening day is considered a coveted collector’s object.