Events and things to do in Merano
The South Tyrolean spa town impresses with its variety of cultural highlights. Here are some of the most important events in Merano:
Weekly Farmer's Markets in Merano
Almost every day there are different weekly farmer's markets in Merano where you can buy South Tyrolean or Italian specialties and even find bargains. You will find groceries, clothes and also bibelot. Furthermore every Saturday morning you have the possibility to buy cheese, sausage and freshly harvested vegetables and fruits from local farmers.
Garden Nights in Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Garden Nights in Merano are a must-see for every music lover. From May to August bands from all over the world give concerts in the natural Amphitheatre of the gardens. The lovely lily pond is a really romantic scenery with good acoustics.The concerts are part of the most important Wolrd Music Festival in North Italy and surely a very special highlight of your holidays in Merano.
Music Weeks Merano
From August to September the Music Weeks Merano take place in the Kurhaus. Once they have been arranged due to the 150-year anniversary of the spa town and nowaays there are top music events that meet the highest artistic standards. Great orchestras give concerts in the Merano Kursaal, one of the most beautiful opera halls in Europe. In addition to traditional styles of music also concerts in “Crossover”-style take place.
Grape Festival in the city centre of Merano
After the harvest in October the Merano Grape Festival takes place. Above all this traditional harvest festival of the spa town impresses with the parade of bright-decorated floats and the diversified supporting program with marching bands and dancing chorus attract not only the locals but also tourists from all over the world.
Merano Wine Festival
The first Merano Wine Festival took place in 1992 and straightaway it was a huge success. The special of this festival is not necessarily the wine tasting but rather the fact that the exhibitors are present in person and you have the possibility to talk with them about their products. No wine lover should miss this extraordinary event in the spa town Merano.
Merano Christmas Market
In Advent the traditional Christmas market in Merano is a great attraction not only for children. The numerous booths offer gift ideas, Christmas delicacies and hot spiced wine as well as handmade candles, slippers, carvings and much more.