Welcome to the weekend! Taste Moselle wine, visit the Differdange funfair and regional market, participate in youth festivals, or take a train trip abroad.

1. Participate in Youth Rising Festival

What: Varied activities
Where: 
Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 4 June and Sunday, 5 June - times vary, full programme here

The Youth Rising Festival puts youth in the spotlight, gives a voice to Afro-Caribbean cultures and celebrates the talent of local and European artists. Spread across two days, the event combines workshops, talks and performances. The festival opens on Friday with a theatre performance, reflecting about the topic of radicalisation in Western societies. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Edgar Sekloka gives a performance, and in the morning and afternoon there are workshops on empowerment, decolonising afro hair, and rap. Organised by Lëtz Rise Up.

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2. Visit nostalgic funfair and regional market

What: For the whole family
Where: 
Place Saintignon, L-4698 Lasauvage - Google Maps
When:
Saturday, 5 June between 10am-7pm - more info here

The City of Differdange is hosting a lovely nostalgic funfair this weekend, along with a market showcasing local produce, on Place Saintignon. Take a journey into the past on the ferris wheel or carrousel, or showcase your muscle power at the high striker. There are street animations too, such as puppet theatre and barrel organ, and refreshments like cotton candy and grilled marshmallows. At the local market, regional products are on offer, and farmers and sellers are happy to share their knowledge and tips on how to eat healthier, and what recipes to try. A lovely day out in the south!

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3. Listen to traditional Pentecost brass concert

What: Echternach harmonie
Where:
Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, L-6486 Echternach Google Maps
When: Saturday, 4 June at 8pm - info & tickets

The Harmonie Municipale of Echternach is one of the oldest orchestras in the region. Not only does it look back on a lively history, it also shapes the cultural landscape to this day. The musical direction is in the hands of Daniel Heuschen, who developed the group into a modern symphonic wind orchestra. using the timbres of the orchestra effectively, he brings a range of compositions closer to the audience. Each year, the harmonie gives its traditional Pentecost concert at Trifolion.

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4. Explore Mondorf Thermal Bath gardens

What: All in bloom
Where: 
Av. des Bains, 5610 Mondorf-les-Bains - Google Maps
When: Friday, 3 June until Monday, 6 June - more info here

Between 3-6 June, the most beautiful period of flowering, the gardens of the Mondorf Thermal Bath are open to all visitors for self-guided tours. Designed by French landscaper Edouard André, the garden's inspirations were drawn from England, with its low-hanging bridges, interestingly shaped trees and other picturesque architecture. There are flower meadows, fruit trees, info signs and even outdoor activities such as mini-golf. Seize the moment before it's too late and head down to the Moselle valley this weekend.

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5. Watch The Notebook

What: Romantic classic
Where: Cinémathèque, 17 Pl. du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 4 June at 8pm - more info here

Arguably one of the most beautiful love stories ever. It's the story of a young farmer man who falls in love with a rich young woman, but they are being forced to separate because of their social differences. At an old age, the woman suffers from Alzheimer's disease, where she is read a notebook in which she recorded her own story, so as not to forget her feelings.

6. Take a train trip out of Luxembourg

What: City trip abroad
Where: Various locations, check link below
When: Over the weekend

We all long to escape the drudgery of day-to-day life and our everyday surroundings once in a while, and what better way to do that than to sit down in a train carriage, read for a bit, and a few pleasant hours later be somewhere completely different? We've listed six train journeys that can be done from Luxembourg.

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7. Taste Moselle wine

What: From Schengen to Grevenmacher
Where: See the full map of wineries here
When: Saturday, 4 June - Sunday, 5 June - more info here

About 30 winegrowers, wineries and distilleries are opening their doors this weekend. On the programme are exclusive tastings of wines, crémants and brandies, guided walks, cultural exhibitions, concerts, as well as animations for children. The participating wineries are easily accessible by public transport - leave the car at home - and a free shuttle service is available that hopes between wineries along the route.

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