There is simply no reason to feel sad summer is over, with sixteen family-oriented happenings to brush off any beginning-of-autumn blues.

Hello dear Families, Travellers and Explorers - I hope you all had a great summer vacation, or maybe you are still enjoying your holidays? Of course everyone knows the Schueberfouer, so I'm pleased to share a list of sixteen less known activities to enjoy in and around Luxembourg.

1: Visit the Potato Fest (or, as the locals say, 'Gromperefest') 

When: 3 September 2023
Where: Binsfeld, Luxembourg

Children can pick up potatoes, check out the tractors, enjoy other kid-friendly activities and spend the day outdoors. Entrance and parking are both free. More info

2: Pumpkimania Pumpkin Festival

When: 8 September 2023
Where: Castle Grand-Bigard, Brussels

Maybe it is too early to talk about pumpkins but this festival starts on 8 September, so why not? It takes place in the beautiful gardens of the Castle Grand-Bigard and wishes to show the many different varieties of pumpkins in existence. Believe it or not, there are more than 800 varieties! Another big highlight of the festival is a huge pumpkin-encrusted dinosaur - and of course pumpkin soup will be served. Tickets required. More info



3: Trier Museum Night 2023

When: 9 September 2023, 6pm-Midnight
Where: Trier, Germany

Similar to Luxembourg Museum Night, Trier Museum night offers a chance to visit the city's museums. The event has a rich program, with guided tours and children's activities on offer. More info


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4: Stroosefestival

When: 9 September 2023
Where: Strassen, Luxembourg

A nice local festival, complete with street artists, music, shows and fun for the whole family. More info (and you can find the full program here.)




When: 9 September 2023
Where: Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

Enjoy street art, performances, music and more. More info



6: Medieval Festival Koerich, Luxembourg

When: 16-17 September 2023
Where: Chateau de Koerich

The Medieval Festival in Koerich is an annual event that offers visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and learn about the Medieval age in an interactive way. Shows, DIY stands, food, drinks and other activities offer something for everyone. You can also find a children's playground just opposite Koerich Castle. This is a great, family friendly festival worth a visit. More info

7: Naturmusée-Fest 2023

When: 17 September 2023 from 11am-6pm
Where: Luxembourg Natural History Museum, Luxembourg City

An absolute hit with the kids, the Natural history Museum opens its doors and gives the opportunity to everyone to discover the Museum and participate in different activities around the theme of nature, biodiversity, and more. More info

8: International Puppetry Festival

When: 16-24 September 2023
Where: Charleville-Meziers, Ardennes, Grand Est France

Oh la la! Les Marionettes. Not far from Luxembourg, the world of the puppetry opens its doors at an international festival where artists from all over the world present their spectacles and their love for this magical art form, mesmerizing audiences and countless fans from around the world.

You can enjoy amazing shows, workshops and more. The shows listed on the website also indicate suitability for different age groups. More info


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9: Nuit des Lampions

When: 21-23 September 2023
Where: Wiltz, Luxembourg

In the beautiful gardens of Wiltz, a magical kingdom is created via the lights of art installations and lanterns. It shines through the night and waits for you to discover it. Tickets required. More info



10: Children’s Literature Festival, Bertrange Luxembourg

When: 22-24 September 2023
Where: ArcA Bertrange, 17 Rue Atert

A children's literature festival that seeks to promote a culture and love of reading. The event is geared toward an audience of children from 0 to 12 years-old, and their families. More info

11: Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention

When: 23-24 September 2023
Where: Fond-de-Gras Luxembourg

Street entertainment, concerts, Victorian market, an exhibition of steampunk creations, historic steam trains and more to discover… More info



12: TravelmatKanner Sunday Family Brunch

When: 24 September
Where: Nyx Wine & Food, Belval Luxembourg

The long wait is over. Luxembourg's favorite Sunday Family Brunch returns.

A great opportunity to meet and socialize but also enjoy a nice relaxing moment. Children will enjoy fantastic activities and face painting and, of course, there will be plenty of delicious food.

This month's event will bring joy with the 'Bobotrobot' - a unique concept from Slovakia. Reservations required. More info

13: Luxembourg Museum Night 2023

When: 14 October from 5pm-1am
Where: Luxembourg City

This year's offering takes place across Luxembourg City. Child-friendly activities in the afternoon offer an opportunity to explore the museums of the city and what they have to offer.

A full program will be announced on 14 September. More info



14: Lanterna Magica RTL

When: From 20 October 2023
Where: Chateau de la Hulpe, Belgium

Autumn is welcomed by the trees and the shadows. A forest to be discovered, during the night, walking on fallen leaves, engaging all the senses to uncover the secrets of the forest.

Enjoy nature at night with lights and music. What can be more magical? Tickets required. More info

15: Visit Tim Burton's Labyrinth in Brussels Belgium

When: 20 October 2023 - 4 February 2024
Where: Brussels, Belgium

Tim Burton requires no introduction, as the creative soul behind films like 'Beetlejuice', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Alice in Wonderland', the Netflix series Wednesday and more. The exhibition aims to bring us closer to his inner world, and to learn more about his creative process. Tickets required. More info



16: Science Festival Luxembourg

When: 9-12 November 2023
Where: Centre culturel de recontre, Abbaye de Neumünster / Luxembourg Natural History Museum

This year's focus will be on sustainability, with more information to come closer to the event. More info



We'll be back with even more ideas for October and November. Until then, enjoy and Let'z TravelmatKanner!