Initially, 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. They are a proud part of the nation's traditions and cultural 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, long-time residents and new arrivals to meet, talk and interact with one another.
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 cotton candy and fried foods, and the sound of children squealing with joy from the various rides.
When and where
Zéissenger Kiermes from 28 April to 2 May 2023
28 April to 2 May 2023.
The Zéissenger Kiermes was held on Place de Roedgen.
Mäereler Kiermes from 18 to 23 May 2023
18 to 23 May 2023.
The Mäereler Kiermes was held at Place Thorn.
Gasperécher Kiermes from 2 to 6 June 2023
2 to 6 June 2023.
The Gasperécher Kiermes was held on Place Bei der Auer.
Garer Kiermes from 16 June to 2 July 2023
From 16 June to 2 July 2023.
- Fridays and Saturdays: 12:00–23:00
- Sunday to Thursday: 12:00–22:00
- Food and drinks may be served as of 11:00
Special extended opening hours on Wednesday, 22 June (Eve of National Day) from 12:00 to 01:00!
The Garer Kiermes is held on Place de Paris and Place de la Gare.
The Garer Kiermes boasts 14 attractions: 4 rides, 2 hook-a-duck stands, 6 food stalls (sweet and savoury food), 1 luna park ride and a hawker's stall.
The fair will be officially opened on Friday, 16 June 2023 at 17:00, with music from the Hollerich, Gare and Cessange municipal brass band.
Bouneweger Kiermes from 7 to 11 July 2023
7 to 11 July 2023.
The Bouneweger Kiermes is held on Place Jeanne D'Arc.