Busy first August weekend in Sibiu

As per usual, summer weekends are well spent in Sibiu! And this coming weekend is no exception! In fact, it just might be one of the busiest yet! Here, we’re lining up all the cool and must-attend events of this weekend.

First up, it’s the meeting of the Saxons. The biggest of the last 27 years.

It is truly going to be big, as over 12,000 people have confirmed they will be attending this event. Even the country’s current president, and Sibiu’s former beloved mayor, Mr. Klaus Johannis, is going to be present!

The whole center of Sibiu, from the Huet Square to the Big Square and the Citadel Street, will be filled with events, stalls and cultural demonstrations.

It is an important event, as it aims to remind Germany and Austria living Saxons, of their roots: Sibiu and Transylvania.

During this event, you’ll get to see traditional dances and customs parades, brass bands or folk music concerts, culinary demonstrations. And another thing you’ll find for sure: beer. Plenty of it!

sachsentreffen 2017

The meeting will turn the old town of Sibiu into an effervescent cultural space, which will surely attract (almost) all the attention.

The 27th edition has quite a full program. Which you’ll be able to check out at any of the info stands in the Big Square, or at this link. Out of all the interesting things on this year’s agenda, we’re also excited about the two representations of “Faust”, on the 4th and 5th of August, at 19:00, at the Cultural Factory.

Another cool event taking place this weekend is Arini Fest.

As always, Arini Fest is another way to spend amazing time with your friends, going out in nature at the Sub Arini Park. Between the 4th and 6th of August, the public is invited to a new series of events and creative activities in the middle of nature. Outdoor movie screenings, live music sessions supported by DJ CampSauvage, children’s games and workshops are part of the Arini Fest program this year. The audience is also encouraged to organize picnic sessions in the spaces allowing the placement of blankets, chairs and much more.

tim burton

This year, Arini Fest invites you to enter the fascinating world of Tim Burton, and as such the movies you’ll be able to see this weekend are :

– Friday the 4th, at 22:00 – Big Eyes (USA, Biography / Drama, 105 ‘with Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz).

– Saturday, the 5th, at 22:00 – Alice in Wonderland (USA, Adventures, 110 ‘with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter).

– Sunday, the 6th, at 22:00 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (USA, adventures / fantastic, 127 ‘with Samuel L.Jackson, Judi Dench, Eva Green.)

Because a literally incendiary weekend is announced in Sibiu, with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius, you might want to know that Sibiu hosts an event sure to help you cool down!

The Astra Museum is home to the BEER Craft @ Art event.

The first Transylvanian event which promotes Romanian beer craftsmanship. So between the 4th and 6th of August, pay the Astra Village MuseuSibiu Astra Museumm a visit to meet the 14 beer craftsmen and 2 cider craftsmen. You’ll get to sample craft beer, cider, and natural juices, along with some very tasty traditional dishes.

And while most of the action seems to be happening outside this weekend, there’s fun to be had indoors also! Go clubbing at the most glamorous club in Sibiu – Liquid the Club! 

Liquid the Club hosts amazing parties every Saturday night, for all those looking to party until dawn.

You can book your table for Liquid the Club using Travelscounter, and you’ll have an awesome 15% discLiquid The Club | Sibiu Travelscounterount off the bill!

With so many great things happening this weekend, you’re bound to have a great one! So enjoy!

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