Welcome to the weekend! Cheer on marathon runners, party at the fortress, visit 40 free museums, dive into flamenco, or visit Ardennes horses with kids!

1. Cheer on marathon runners

What: Annual Luxembourg marathon
All around the capital, click here for the map
When: Saturday, 20 May as of 7pm - more info here

The ING Night Marathon is taking over Luxembourg City this Saturday afternoon! Thousands of locals and internationals will be running the full-length marathon, half marathon as well as team runs and minimarathons for kids. There is lots of entertainment along the route, with the race kicking off at 7pm. You can find the map here, so pick a spot along the route to cheer on these amazing people! (Just keep an eye out for traffic restrictions in place). Our colleagues from Today Radio will be at the Tube Bar spinning some tunes, come say hi!


2. Chill out at fortress party

What: House music, lights and drinks
Parc Dräi Eechelen, 1 Rue Jules Wilhelm, 2728 Luxembourg  - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 20 May between 5pm-1am - more info here

While runners are making their way around the capital, head to the beautiful Park Dräi Eechelen behind the Philharmonie/Mudam for a funky open air party called Fortress Groove. There's a 8-hour line-up of house music, accompanied by a light installation, food and drinks and a chillout area. Entry is free, but capacity is limited, so make sure to get there early.


3. Visit Luxembourg Museum Days

What: Free entry
Various towns around Luxembourg, see links below
When: Saturday, 20 May and Sunday, 21 May between 10am-6pm - more info here

Over 40 museums open their doors for free between 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Hop from one to the other, like the Grand Ducal Police Museum, Natural History Museum, Mudam, the Tram and Bus Museum, Villa Vauban, Roman Villa Museum and many more...check out the full list and programme here.


4. See street photography festival

What: Place to be for photographers
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 19 May - Sunday, 21 May, times vary - more info here

The Luxembourg Street Photography Festival renamed itself Light Leaks Festival, however still focusing on the urban testimonies through the eyes of photographers - storytelling in street photography, photojournalism and documentary photography. Not only there an exhibition by local and international photographers, but renowned artists like Tatsuo Suzuki, Graciela Magnoni and Max Pinckers will also be speaking. The festival is a true exchange platform for anyone with an interest in (street) photography.

5. Watch Fast X

What: Action-packed Vin Diesel film
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Kirchberg - Google Maps
When: Various times, see timings here

Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto and his family have outsmarted and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they must confront the most lethal opponent they've ever faced. Fueled by revenge, a terrifying threat emerges from the shadows of the past to shatter Dom's world and destroy everything - and everyone - he loves.

6. Dive into flamenco culture

What: Flamenco music, dance, workshops
Where: Various locations, see programme below
When: Until Saturday, 28 May - see full programme here

Created in 2006, the FlamencoFestival Esch is a real annual gathering for lovers of flamenco art. Each year, the Kulturfabrik, the Escher Theater and the Círculo Cultural Español Antonio Machado offer a rich and varied programme with shows (dance, singing, guitar), workshops and film-documentary screenings. While most shows take place at the Kulturfabrik, performances are also at the Escher Theater and screenings at Cinémathèque. Check out this performance on Saturday.

7. See Ardennes draft horses in Munshausen

What: 32nd festival edition
Where: Robbesscheier 1, Frummeschgaass, 9766 Munshausen - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 21 May between 10am-6pm - full programme here

This traditional festival in Munshausen, celebrating the Ardennes horse, takes place for the 32nd time at the nature centre Robbesscheier. Young and old visitors can get up close to the horses, learn about how they live, their environment, and the importance of having wild nature. There is a horse derby, carriage tour, and children can take care of horses in the stables. A fun day our for any animal lover!


© Robbesscheier

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