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MARCH APRIL

Les Carpailles in all of Sundgau

Fried carp, the typical Sundgau dish, gave its name to the routes crossing the South of Alsace to make it an essential place for gastronomic tourism in our region, labeled a remarkable site of taste.

On the same principle as the Cochonnailles, the restaurants participating in the operation therefore offer you to come and taste the carp cooked in a thousand and one ways.

You will discover blue cords or even carp blanks, and the more adventurous can try maki, carpaccio or even carp popcorn! The chef restaurateurs redouble their creativity to offer you carp as you have never seen it, accompanied by Carpe d'Or, the white wine from the Wolfberger winery. Each year new recipes are offered!

The Sundgau Carnivals

Several masked balls and great cavalcades take place in the Sundgauviens villages in Jettingen, Riespach, Pfetterhouse… consult our agenda!

June

Medieval festival in Ferrette

In 1324, Jeanne, the last countess of Ferrette, united her destiny with Albert II of Habsburg and from this union was born the whole of the dynasty of the reigning family of the Holy Roman Empire. Around this historical reference, and the ruins of the castle which overlook Ferrette, the association offers every two years a medieval festival at the height of the city's historical past.


Music Festival - Altkirch

Every year on June 21 on Place de la Halle aux Blés!

JULY AUGUST

Festival of Lights at Dannemarie

On the occasion of the national holiday, the Lattloch pond is transformed into a shimmering setting with nearly 15000 lights turned on at dusk by many volunteers and visitors on all kinds of media, both on the water, on the banks, only in the trees transforming the place into a truly magical place.

Tourist Office summer events

The Tourist Office offers many activities during the summer season: visits to towns and villages, discovery of heritage, breakfasts at the farm, discovery of businesses, discover Sundgau with its inhabitants

Street shows in Altkirch

The City of Altkirch wanted to offer residents of Sundgau and tourists festive and convivial moments around street and circus shows during five Friday evenings in July and August…

At the end of the shows, refreshments and snacks will allow you to continue these crazy summer evenings with friends or family, in joy and good humor ... forget all your worries and take full advantage of these moments of sweet madness and emotions that these talented artists are ready to share with you…

Alsatian Jura races at Ferrette

The Jura Alsacien or Trails de Ferrette Races take place from this charming eponymous village in the Haut-Rhin. The event offers 3 races on the forest trails in the heights of Ferrette.

SEPTEMBER

The Pot'Arts Festival

This festival takes place every year in Tagolsheim and Altkirch and aims to be multi-artistic. The stage is open to both amateur and professional artists, as well as to local, associative or personal artistic creations. We discover contemporary circus, theater, world music, jazz, funk, traditional ... on more than a dozen evenings where conviviality and quality shows rhyme with passion, Indian summer and art of living!

Altkirch Trail Urbain

The Altkirch Urban Trail is a foot race organized in the heart of the city of Altkirch through its emblematic places and through its legendary forests.

NOVEMBER

Sainte-Catherine Fair

The Sainte-Catherine Fair is the oldest agricultural fair in Alsace and therefore an unmissable event for all exhibitors, artisans, producers in the region and the surrounding area. It's simple, everything is there: textiles, local products, crafts, demonstrations, agricultural machinery, livestock, catering, music, ... a wealth of good deals that lasts all day.

DECEMBER

Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest stages the tales and legends of the Sundgau at several sites in downtown Altkirch, from early December to early January.

A fantastic universe, created and designed by a visual artist who resolutely thinks outside the box. The magic of lights, the strangeness of sounds and new technologies combine to enhance Sundgau's heritage and cultural identity in an original way during the end-of-year celebrations.

The Enchanted Forest is a daring and contemporary alternative to the traditional Christmas markets, which invites you to celebrate Christmas in an original way but always in a warm, friendly and festive atmosphere specific to this time of year.

Many activities are offered as part of the Enchanted Forest: a varied program of concerts and street shows each weekend, including the Grand Procession of Saint Nicolas which opens the festivities, the Christmas Village of artisans, authentic little Christmas market, and daily an open-air skating rink, exhibitions at the Sundgauvien Museum and the Rhenish Center for Contemporary Art and the Grotto with Fireflies on the Harry Potter theme in 2019.

Firefly Cave

From year to year, the Grotte aux Lucioles d'Altkirch is transformed and gives life to a lively spectacle, with lighting, music, characters, on the theme of storytelling and imagination. Little trains, elves, fairies ... the theme changes every year. In 2019, it will be Harry Potter!

Torchlight New Year's Eve

A simple and attractive idea, a unique place, a good dose of volunteering, a generous nature, an unavoidable date, popular participation, free, no constraint to participate, here is the recipe for a unique event which is offered to you for the transition to the new year!

The principle has remained the same for several years: carry out a 3 km night walk in the forest, lit by torches, to reach the ruins of the Château de Ferrette where you will be offered a glass of crémant at midnight.

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