Top things to do Vienna in May

Top things to do Vienna in May

  • 03.05.2024
  • Events, What to do in Vienna

Find out what’s happening in Vienna in May 2024. The best events and things to do in Vienna in May. Markets, Food and film festivals, parties, workshops, exhibitions and much more…

1. Vienna Gin Festival
2. Bio Plant Market
3. European Street Food Festival
4. Festival of Joy Vienna
5. Vienna Citrus Days
6. Vienna Pride Month
7. SLASH Filmfestival
8. Genuss Festival Vienna
9. Steffl Kirtag Fair
10. VieVinum Wine Festival

1. Vienna Gin Festival

On the first weekend in May, the VIENNA GIN FESTIVAL returns to Vienna for its 2024 edition to present the best gin creations for fans of this smooth liqueur. This time, however, it is set to be even bigger, better and tastier. With new ideas and additional surprises, you will have the opportunity to taste the best gins, tonics and everything that goes with them. The festival takes place over two days at the Semperdepot and offers you lots of fun, a good atmosphere and, of course, the tastiest and most refreshing drinks.

Gin festival Vienna

2. Bio Plant Market

Another great event to mark in your calendars is the newly opened Bio Plant Market taking place from 3rd to 4th May in ADAMAH BioHof. If you are excited to grow your own veggies or add some greenery to your balcony…Look no further than this bio plant market for vibrant, organic young plants. You can choose from a variety of herbs like basil, thyme, and more, alongside classic veggies and colourful flowers and spice up your garden. At this market there’s something for everyone. Let’s get planting and watch your garden flourish!

Bio Pflanzenmarkt

3. European Street Food Festival

The European Street Food Festival is a unique event where exhibitors from all over the world come together to offer various gastronomic delights. Sample delicious burgers, Vietnamese street food, crêpes, waffles and much more. Thai or Mexican, burgers or sushi, grilled or cooked food, healthy organic food, vegan & vegetarian food, cupcakes, crêpes and of course delicacies from the national cuisine – they are all offered by the many exhibitors from home and abroad and freshly prepared on site.

European Street Food Festival Wien

4. Festival of Joy Vienna

The Mauthausen Committee Austria (MKO) is organising the Festival of Joy for the twelfth time on 8 May 2024 at 19:30. This year’s theme is ‘Law and Justice under National Socialism’. The speech by contemporary witness Rosa Schneeberger will be the highlight of the celebrations. Katharina Stemberger will once again accompany the Festival of Joy, which will end with Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’. Visit this year’s Festival of Joy and take part in the celebrations to mark the end of the Second World War.

Fest der Freude Wien

5. Vienna Citrus Days

The Vienna Citrus Days are taking place for the 22nd time in the Palm House in Schönbrunn Palace Park. This great event is taking place for the 22nd time. Look forward to special plants, orange and lemon varieties that you have probably never seen before (except at the Citrus Days), taste them and enjoy the wide range of products on offer from traders who have travelled to Vienna especially for the event. Plants, processed fruit, books and other items will be on sale.

Wiener Zitrustage

6. Vienna Pride Month

Every year, thousands of people take part in this wonderful and colourful event known as VIENNA PRIDE. Why? To show their support for the LGBTIQ communities. The famous Rainbow Parade and the Rainbow Run are the highlights of this wonderful month. Take part in various events and help us remind everyone that we are committed to a discrimination-free society in Austria and elsewhere. Bring your own banner or flag, fill your little heart with love and take part in this year’s Vienna Pride.

Vienna Pride

7. SLASH Filmfestival

A film festival that is creepy and disgustingly unique is returning to Vienna. The SLASH Film Festival Vienna is taking place this May in a smaller version than in October, this time at the Filmcasino and METRO Kinokulturaus. There are plenty of horror and fantasy films to watch here. Look forward to scary and gruesome images on the big screen. So if you like being spooked, this is the right event for you.

SLASH Filmfestival Wien

8. Genuss Festival Vienna

At the Wiener Genuss Festival, the best Austrian food producers and small manufacturers invite you to savour delicacies in one of the city’s most beautiful parks. In addition to around 100 exhibitors, top local chefs serve regional specialities in the gourmet tent. Entry to the festival is free. This year, the festival will take place at its usual location in the Stadtpark from 10 to 12 May 2024. Don’t miss out on this wonderful food festival.

Genuss Festival Wien

9. Steffl Kirtag Fair

Summer is here again and with it the eagerly awaited Stiffl Kirtag. Arts and crafts, lots of food and drink, church services, high-calibre church music, concerts and special guided tours… All this is on the programme of the Stefflkirtag, a festival for young and old. For 12 days, Stephansplatz in the heart of Vienna is transformed into a colourful hustle and bustle with around 50 stalls offering all kinds of interesting things. As always, the proceeds go to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Steffl Kirtag Wien

10. VieVinum Wine Festival

From 25 to 27 May, everything at HOFBURG Vienna will revolve around wine.  Top winegrowers and merchants from Austria and all over the world will take the opportunity to present their oenological treasures in the magnificent rooms of the Hofburg.  The VieVinum International Wine Festival is a must for all international trade journalists, food experts, wine merchants and wine lovers who want to refresh their knowledge, exchange ideas with well-known winegrowers and discover new wines.

VieVinum

Photo Gloriette, Vienna by @gloriette_cafe, Kateryna Ivasiva

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