The absolute highlight of the city's events calendar is the Salzburg Festival. It's a grand affair, with some 200 productions – including theatre, classical music and opera – staged in the impressive surrounds of th…
First-rate musicians and artists draw crowds to the Halleiner Festwochen. The festival is one of the headliners on the summer events program in Salzburgerland, with everything from classical concerts to live jazz, p…
Salzburg is at its storybook best during Advent, when Christmas markets bring festive sparkle and choirs to Domplatz and Residenzplatz, starting in late November.
This springtime shindig brings orchestral highlights, under Christian Thielemann’s sprightly baton, to the Festpielhaus, as well as choral concerts and opera (Tosca was staged in 2018).
Salzburg gets its groove on at some 100 free concerts in the Altstadt in late October, held at cafes, bars and hotels across town. See the website for venue details.
In late January Filzmoos hosts the spectacular Hanneshof Hot Air Balloon Trophy. The highlight is the magical Night of Balloons, when 40 balloons illuminate the night sky.
Boundary-crossing performing arts – including cutting-edge dance, plays, film, visual arts and DJ sets – are the focus of this event held for 11 days in June.
The free Zell Summer Night festival draws bands, street entertainers and improvised theatre to streets and squares every Wednesday night in July and August.
World-renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists celebrate Mozart’s birthday with an 11-day feast of his music in late January.