Cultural events

Throughout the year, in the Theater am Park (Park Theatre) and at other historical locations, in churches and galleries, an ever-changing cultural programme is on offer. From music and cabaret through to children’s theatre, the six-monthly cultural calendar offers all the relevant details and for the latest news visit

Annual events in Eitorf

February − Eitorf Shrove Monday parade

The Shrove Monday parade is the highlight of the carnival season in the Rhineland. On this day, around 60 floats and groups on foot make their way through the centre of Eitorf.

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April − “Eitorfer Frühling” spring fair

In a large marquee on the marketplace in very centre of Eitorf, the local association of self-employed tradesmen presents a major exhibition of commerce, crafts and trade. The event takes place in April every year and also includes a supporting programme and a car show in the neighbouring streets.
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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June − Eitorf KneipenNacht “Spätschicht-live”

The “Late Shift” pub night features free live music in various pubs and restaurants around the Eitorf marketplace, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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June − fairy tale festival

The event, based on the theme of fairy tales, is an afternoon suitable for the entire family, with puppet shows, storytellers, handicrafts and adventure and learning games on the grounds of Merten Castle residential home for the elderly.
Duration: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

First Sunday in July − ’Siegtal pur‘ car-free Sieg Valley

Every first Sunday in July, the L 333 rural road through the Sieg Valley is closed to motorised transport over a distance of 120 km from Siegburg to Netphen.
Along the route, musical events and numerous stands with food and drink enable participants to enjoy a rest.
Roads closed: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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July, every 2 years − Hot air balloon friends meet

For more than 15 years, hot air balloon pilots have been organising a friends meet in Eitorf.
30 balloons or more attend this 3-day event on the Sieg water meadows, and create a magnificent spectacle during the races. For the public, a short entertainment programme is provided, the culmination of which is ‘glowing balloons’, with Bengal fire along the banks of the Sieg.

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Last Sunday in July − Eitorf bric-a-brac market

Antiques, bric-a-brac, a large children’s flea market and a variety of other useful goods.
Marketplace and the neighbouring streets.
Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July and August − Siegtal-Festival Sommer – Culture along the Sieg

Series of events staged jointly by the Siegburg, Hennef, Eitorf and Windeck Sieg Valley municipalities, with music, comedy, art and culture.

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4th weekend in September − Eitorfer Kirmes fair

Largest fun fair in the Rhine-Sieg district and the Naturregion Sieg nature area, with rides, stalls and an extensive market, ending with a large firework display in the very centre of Eitorf, run by the WECO pyrotechnics factory which is based in Eitorf.
Saturday from 2 p.m. • Sunday to Tuesday from 11 a.m.

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October/November − “Kunstpunkte im Doppelpack” (twin arts event)

The cultural highlight is the arts event organised each year together with the town of Hennef, with an attractive background programme. Art and design are displayed in historical buildings, at special locations and in selected shop windows in Eitorf and Hennef.

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December, first advent weekend − Eitorfer Christmas Market

Local associations, groups and individual people sell their homemade Christmas gift items, biscuits, cakes and decorations on the marketplace.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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