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MARCH APRIL

Les Carpailles in all of Sundgau

Fried carp, the typical Sundgau dish, gave its name to the roads 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 Cochonnailles, the restaurants participating in the operation therefore offer you to come and taste carp cooked in a thousand and one ways.

You will discover cordon bleu or even carp blanquettes, and the more adventurous can try makis, carpaccios 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 cellar. Each year new recipes are offered!

The Sundgau Carnivals

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

June

Medieval festival in Ferrette

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 Around this historical reference, and the ruins of the castle which overhang Ferrette, the association offers every two years a medieval festival at the height of the historical past of the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


Music Day - Altkirch

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

JULY AUGUST

Festival of lights in Dannemarie

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

Summer activities at the Tourist Office

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 the Sundgau with its inhabitants

Street shows in Altkirch

The City of Altkirch wished to offer the inhabitants of Sundgau and tourists festive and convivial moments around street and circus performances 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 fully and freely enjoy these moments of sweet madness and emotions that these talented artists are ready to share with you ...

 

Alsatian Jura Races in Ferrette

The Courses du Jura Alsacien or Trails de Ferrette take place from this charming village of the same name in Haut-Rhin. The event offers 3 races on the forest trails of 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 ten evenings where conviviality and quality shows rhyme with passion, Indian summer and art of living!
 

Altkirch Urban Trail

The Altkirch Urban Trail is a running 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 and producers in the region and the surrounding area. It's simple, you can find everything there: textiles, local products, crafts, demonstrations, agricultural machinery, livestock, catering, music, ... a mine of good deals that lasts all day.

DECEMBER

Enchanted Forest

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

A fantastic universe, created and staged by a visual artist who resolutely goes off the beaten track. The magic of lights, the strangeness of the sounds and new technologies contribute to enhancing the heritage and cultural identity of Sundgau in an original way during the end of year celebrations.

La Forêt Enchantée 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 every weekend, including the Grand Procession de la Saint Nicolas which opens the festivities, the Christmas Village of craftsmen, an authentic small Christmas market, and every day an outdoor ice rink, exhibitions at the Sundgauvien Museum and the Rhenish Center for Contemporary Art and the Firefly Cave on the Harry Potter theme in 2019.
 

Firefly Cave

From year to year, the Cave of the Fireflies of Altkirch is transformed and gives life to an animated show, with play of lights, music, characters, on the theme of tale 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 unmissable date, a popular participation, free, no constraint to participate, this is the recipe for a unique event that is offered to you for the passage to the new year!

The principle has remained the same for several years: take 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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