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Service Espace public, fêtes et marchés (EFM)

The Service Espace public, fêtes et marches (Department of Public Spaces, Festivals and Markets) is tasked with coordinating the planning, design, facilities and use of public spaces, and organising or helping to organise events held in Luxembourg City's public spaces.

The department consists of three units:

  • Planning and design of public spaces
  • Planning and scheduling of events
  • Use of public spaces

Over the course of a year, the Service Espace public, fêtes et marches deals with nearly 2,000 requests to hold events or use public spaces, and organises or co-organises more than 100 markets, 7 flea markets, and 50 different events in the city, including the Éimaischen, the Oktavmäertchen, National Day festivities, the Schueberfouer and the Winterlights festival with its Christmas markets.

In terms of the design and planning of public spaces, the department is involved in more than 60 projects and participates in various working groups such as the Comité d'art urbain (urban art committee), the UNESCO Management Committee, and retailer associations.

Illustration du concert à la Kinnekswiss

"Kinnekswiss loves…"

On the first weekend of July, the iconic location becomes home to a huge open-air concert.

Add your event to the "What's on" page

If you want your event listed on the "What's on" page of this website, on the cityapp – VDL or in City magazine, enter your event information into the eventsinl...

Brocante sur la Place d'Armes

Antique market

Market held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Place d'Armes selling curios, collector's items and other treasures

Brocante sur la Place d'Armes

Become a vendor at festivals and markets

Operating a stall at one of the City's markets: what you need to get set up

Belair – Place de Gand

Illustration d'un instrument musical

Blues'n'Jazz Rallye

Every year, this celebrated, urban blues and jazz marathon, organised in collaboration with Blues Club Lëtzebuerg, is one of Luxembourg City's most popular open...

Bonnevoie – Kaltreis Park

Bonnevoie – Place du Parc

Bonnevoie – Rue Jean-Baptiste Gellé



An old Luxembourgish tradition, Buergbrennen takes place on Buergsonnden, the Sunday after Carnival Sunday.

Composition of the management team

A number of departments and bodies are in charge of managing and developing events.

graffiti sur palissade de chantier sur la place Guillaume II

Construction site hoardings

Construction site hoardings are an ideal space for exhibiting ephemeral art, as the built-in end date perfectly reflects the nature of this art form.

Development of public spaces through civic engagement – Placemaking

Public spaces are supposed to be for all to use. Therefore, everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to discussions on the development of these spaces...

Eco-friendly events

We are committed to ensuring events held in Luxembourg City are eco-friendly, by investing in reusable containers, promoting public transport and reducing energ...

Illustration Péckvillercher


The iconic Éimaischen market is craft fair that mainly features pottery and ceramics.

Illustration de personnes à un concert

Fête de la Musique

This music festival gives amateur and professional musicians the chance to hold small free concerts in public spaces.

vide-grenier sur la place Guillaume II

Flea market

The flea market is a second-hand market held at Place Guillaume II on the first Sunday of each month from April to October.

Gare – Place de Paris

Gare – Rue de Strasbourg

Illustration du Glacismaart


Monthly Sunday market for fruits and vegetables, foods of all kinds, flowers and plants, textiles, household items, other miscellaneous products and antiques.

marché de Noël

Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtmaart at Place d'Armes

Place d'Armes is the historic home of Luxembourg City's Christmas market which, this year, will feature 54 chalets offering a host of gift ideas and gourmet del...

Limpertsberg – Georges Willmar Park

Limpertsberg – Place Laurent

Limpertsberg – Rue de l'Avenir

marché de l'Octave


A traditional 16-day market whose roots can be traced to the Octave of Pentecost – a religious holiday held to honour the Virgin Mary, who is the patron saint o...

personnes sur marché hebdomadaire sur la Place Guillaume II

Markets in Luxembourg City

An enormous selection of regional, seasonal and organic products, flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, baked goods, roast chickens, pasta, che...

Merl – Place Thorn

feux d'artifice la veille de la Fête Nationale

National Day

On National Day, Luxembourg celebrates the birthday of its reigning monarch. This tradition started with Grand Duchess Charlotte, whose birthday was on 23 Janua...

Kermesses de quartier

Neighbourhood fairs

These neighbourhood fairs provide a friendly atmosphere where people can meet and socialise.

Illustration de la décoration des marchés de noël

Niklosmaart and Solidaritéitsmaart

St Nicholas and Advent Market on Rue de Strasbourg / Charity Market at Puits-Rouge

marché de l'Octave

Operating a food truck

List and locations of food trucks currently in operation, instructions for operators, rent, and application form.

Organise an event

Permit application, all-nights permits, amusement tax, eco-friendly events and adding your event to our calendars.

Performing activities in public spaces

Anyone wishing to perform an activity in a public space must have a permit.

Grand rue avec piétons

Performing artistic activities in public spaces

Subject to certain conditions, the City allows individuals/groups to perform artistic activities in public.

Pfaffenthal – Spidolsgaart

Art urbain sur mur d’expression libre à Dommeldange

Pilot projects

To cater to the growing number of artists and the diversity of styles, Luxembourg City provides local artists with various platforms for a limited time.

Pulvermühl – district centre

grande fête foraine Schueberfouer


The Schueberfouer is the largest funfair in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. From late August to early September, visitors flock to the fairground at Champ du...


Selling in public spaces

Locations, fees, authorised products and structures, sale of handicrafts, occasional and irregularly occurring sales, general terms and conditions, application ...

marché de l'Octave

Summer activities – fairground attractions and market stalls

Call for operators of fairground attractions and market stalls for summer 2020.

Illustration du marché de noël à la place de constitution

Wantermaart at Place de la Constitution

54 charming chalets sell food, drink and gift ideas at the "Gëlle Fra".

arbre illuminé


The Winterlights festival, with its wooden huts and attractions, is held at six different locations throughout the city. Six unmissable markets offering a pleth...

Contact details

Petit Passage

9, rue Chimay
L-2090 Luxembourg

Opening hours


8:00–12:00 and 13:30–17:00