Things to do in Vienna: August 2017

Summer is in full swing and the many outdoor events in Vienna enjoy great popularity. Scroll down to check which events you shouldn’t miss this month. Have an exciting August and a good time in Vienna.


Austria’s biggest street art festival “CALLE LIBRE” turns the capital into a colourful hot spot for the international art scene. This 3-day festival will take place at several locations in Vienna and will surprise with “live-paintings”, lectures by artists, workshops as well as exciting exhibitions. On Saturday, a CALLE LIBRE URBAN ART TOUR is offered, starting at 05:00 pm at the “Karl Farkas Park”. The event ends on Sunday with a closing hosted by “Tanz Durch den Tag”.

The programme as well as further details can be found here. 

WHEN: August 09 – 12

WHERE: Several locations in Vienna

Calle Libre











The WERK in Vienna is celebrating its 11th anniversary and everyone is invited to join the party. A festival along the Danube Canal, including bands like “Speaking Silence” or “Picaro (s)”, but also a Poetry Slam, various film screenings, readings and vernissages are planned.

Details regarding the programme can be found here.

WHEN: August 12 – 13

WHERE: Das Werk  

Kunst am Kanal









For nine weeks, the Ottakringer Brewery turns itself into a paradise for beer lovers. Visitors can taste the unique Ottakringer beer, but also various beers from different guest breweries. If you would like to have a look behind the scenes of the brewery, you can take part in one of the guided tours. On Saturdays, there is also live-music in the evening for all those who like to hit the dancefloor.

More information about the „Braukultur Wochen“ can be found here.

WHEN: June 29 – August 30

WHERE: Ottakringer Brauerei 

Braukultur Wochen






Pure joy of life along the Danube. Experience African spirit, a lot of music, dance, international artists and a colourful bazaar at the Africa Days in Vienna. The culinary offer is just as colourful and one can choose between varied exotic specialities. There are some charity days under the motto “Austria for Africa” and on these days, the entrance is free. However, a voluntary donation can help to support economic, social and human justice in Africa.

Here you can find all information regarding the event as well as the detailed programme.

WHEN: August 18 – September 05

WHERE: Donauinsel

Africa Days in Vienna









On August 26, the “Wiener Gürtel” turns into to the longest music mile of the capital. From Thaliastraße to Ottakringer Straße, there are about 15 stages, on which international as well as national musicians perform. Popular open-air stages are located at the following bars: Chelsea, rhiz, B72 and Loop. The music programme is dominated by pop and rock, but also the local alternative music scene will be part of it.

Here you can find further details about the event.

WHEN: August 26

WHERE: Along the “Gürtel“

Gürtel Nightwalk











Every Friday it’s time for roller skates. Those who prefer to ride a bike can also participate. Departure is always at 09:00 pm at “Heldenplatz”, but the route changes weekly. The entire route is secured by police and the event only takes place when the road is dry.

Information regarding the routes can be found here.

WHEN: June 12 – September 29

WHERE: Heldenplatz

Friday Nightskating





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