These neighbourhood fairs started off as religious festivals celebrating a patron saint or the anniversary of the consecration of the local church. Over time, they turned into funfairs with bumper cars, carousels, food stands and games booths for visitors of all ages. Today, they are a proud part of the nation's traditions, culture and intangible heritage.

What's more, they provide a fun and welcoming setting for people to get together and socialise. The local fairs are an opportunity for people of all ages, longtime residents and new arrivals to meet, chat and interact.

To keep this piece of local heritage alive, the City would like to support and revitalise these local fairs by teaming up with local associations and clubs, as unfortunately only Sunday fairs are now held in certain districts. However, once a year, some neighbourhood squares turn into mini carnivals, complete with bright lights, the smell of candyfloss and fried foods, and the sound of children squealing with joy from the various rides.

When and where

Kermesse de la Gare

The Garer Kiermes is back from Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 23 June 2024, delighting visitors at Place de Paris.

This year, the Garer Kiermes boasts 13 attractions: 4 rides, 2 hook-a-duck stands, 6 food stalls (sweet and savoury food) and a luna park ride. The fair will be officially opened on Friday, 7 June 2024 at 17:00, with music from the Hollerich, Gare and Cessange municipal brass band.

The Garer Maart, which is usually held every Thursday at Place de Paris, will not take place on 6, 13 or 20 June 2024 (to accommodate the Garer Kiermes).

Practical information

  • Times:
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 12:00 to 22:00; Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 23:00; food and drink stands can open from 11:00.
    • special extended opening hours on Saturday, 22 June (Eve of National Day) from 12:00 to 1:00!
  • Free admission.
  • Attractions, carousels and catering establishments will be plying their trade at their usual rates.
  • The Garer Kiermes is easy to get to:
    • by public transport (tram stops "Place de Paris" and "Gare Centrale" / "Al Avenue" bus stop: lines 4, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 29, CN1 / "Gare Centrale" bus stop: lines 4, 7, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 23, 27, 28, 29, CN1 / "Wallis" bus stop: lines 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33)
    • By vel'OH!: "Paraiser Plaz", "Gare Centrale", "Gare Centrale 2"
    • By car: Fort Neipperg and Fort Wedell car parks
  • Public toilets will be available on-site.