Strasbourg's top 3 events of the year
Once you've found your student flat in Strasbourg, you'll be looking for ways to get acquainted with the local people and nightlife. If you've just arrived in town, it's worth knowing there are tons of events encouraging you to get out and about. So take a deep breath and get ready to find out more with mini guide to Strasbourg's best events!
1. The Christmas Market: the essential event for the festive season
Heralding the arrival of the end-of-year festivities, the Strasbourg Christmas market is becoming increasingly well-known throughout Europe. Over 300 chalets create a magical Christmas atmosphere, encouraging you to discover traditional foods, gifts and artisan creations...if you live in Strasbourg, and you're just getting to know the town this really is a must-do!
2. Strasbourg and its music festivals
Strasbourg hosts many music festivals throughout the year. We couldn't just pick one, so here's a list to suit all tastes:
The Artefacts festival currently the region's largest festival, it attracts between 25,000 and 30,000 people a year. It takes place both at the Strasbourg Zenith and la Laiterie.
- Les nuits électroniques de l’Ososphère: electronic music, exhibitions, artistic journeys, projections, workshops...you'll find it all at this famous cultural show that takes over a whole quarter of Strasbourg for two days.
- The Jazzdor festival: every year in November, Jazzdor offers a series of concerts, mainly focussing on current french jazz music.
3.The Campus Alternatif: a festive event to start the year off right!
Want to draw out the summer with music and attend Strasbourg's biggest student event? The Campus Alternatif gets everyone moving (not just students) with concerts mixing all musical genres. On the programme: music, games, competitions, drinks, food trucks...A great evening for heading back to campus!
If you've just moved to Strasbourg, and you're looking to meet people, follow this mini guide for the biggest events of the year!