The Carinthian Summer Music Festival

The Carinthian Summer Music Festival came into being in 1969 and is now ranked among the most important festivals in Austria. World famous artists such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Gottfried von Einem, Jean Françaix, Ernst Krenek, Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein as well as the most renowned international ensembles and orchestras can be linked to the Carinthian Summer Music Festival.

Acoustic Lakeside Festival

Every summer this festival of popular/independent music reunites international musicians and bands at a small lake in Southern Carinthia. Artists such as Heather Nova, Nada Surf, Art Brut, IAMX and many more performed there since its existance in 2006. The American band Bush was recently announced as headliner for this summer. Link: Acoustic Lakeside Festival.

La Biennale di Venezia

The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice this summer at the Giardini and Arsenale. You can easily reach Venice by Bus from Klagenfurt within 4 hours.

Musikforum Viktring

The Musikforum Viktring is a world-renowed forum for jazz, classical and electronic music as well as for composition. The Gustav-Mahler Compostition prize, awarded for jazz big band and accordion attracts worldwide composers to Viktring, a district of the city Klagenfurt.

Open Air Cinema

On mostly every summer night a good variety of contemporary arthouse movies will be screened (very often in original language with German subtitles) in a beautiful patio in the city center. We will upload the programm for you as soon as we have it. Link: Volksskino Open Air.

No Borders Music Festival

On Thuesday (July 23) the famous band from Iceland Sigur Rós, will perform at the No Borders Music Festival in Tarvisio, Italy. Tarvisio is only one hour drive from Klagenfurt. Please find more information on the homepage of the festival:

Fête Blanche

The Fête Blanche (July 26) is a famous event that attracts people from all over Austria and Germany. People gather in the towns around the lake Wörthersee to celebrate. There are a lot of different events and parties; the biggest probably takes place in the club “Die Fabrik”. Dress code: white and fancy.