Main Events in Merano

The Meranese Spring, Merano Summer Open Air, the Grape Festival in autumn, and the Merano Christmas Markets are just a few of the events that animate the city of Merano throughout the year. In them, culture, tradition, and fun find a happy expression.

The good reputation of many of them has reached well beyond the borders of South Tyrol. Some events, such as the Merano WineFestival, have set trends and inspired various similar events.

Unmissable Events in Merano

Several events and manifestations await you in the city of Merano, where you can take part in numerous musical, cultural, and sports entertainments.

Weekly Markets

Merano hosts numerous weekly markets where you can purchase typical specialties of South Tyrol.
Fruit and vegetable markets, cheese markets, bread markets, as well as shoe and clothing markets await you during your stay in South Tyrol.

Big Market
every Friday morning at Prader Square (in front of the central station)
food / clothing sector

Small Market
every Tuesday morning at Prader Square (in front of the central station)
food / clothing sector

Farmers’ Market
every Saturday morning in via Galilei
food / flowers / typical products

Merano Market
Every Saturday morning from March to October, typical handmade products are available.

Grape Festival

Every year, since 1886, the Merano Grape Festival is a moment of joy and thanksgiving for the good autumn harvest. South Tyrolean customs are lived and showcased at the Grape Festival.

The traditional harvest festival in the spa town is particularly charming with its parade, during which colorful and decorated floats parade through the streets of Merano. Every year, numerous bands, floats, shooting associations, and traditional costumes participate in the procession.

The program includes local products at the Merano Market, autumnal dishes with influences from the north and south, fine wines from the Burgraviate, and Alpine music. Concerts by South Tyrolean youth bands will be held on Sunday on the terrace of the Kurhaus, in Thermenplatz, in Sparkassenstraße, and in the Kallmünz parking lot.The diverse support program with musical bands and dance groups attracts not only locals but also tourists from all over the world.

Merano International Wine Festival

The Merano International Wine Festival was born in 1992 from the idea of ​​three Meranese people united by their passion for great wines and the most genuine gastronomic products.

Christmas Markets

Every year… the traditional Christmas Market of Merano takes place during Advent. Numerous stalls offer cute gift ideas, Christmas delicacies, and mulled wine. South Tyrolean craftsmanship is also represented with candles, felt slippers, sculptures, and much more.