Sonntag, 19.09.2021


Aufsteirern is the name of a festival that celebrates Styria – the sunny south-eastern part of Austria. The Styrian people like to share their pride and joy about their way of life and their folklore which expresses itself vividly in dialect, music, dance and design.
On one weekend in September (September 17 - September 19, 2021) the entire city centre of Graz turns into one big stage. Every year about 100.000 visitors amble through the streets of Graz and enjoy the Styrian hospitality.


Aufsteirern is a festival for all Styrians and everyone who loves Austria. A variety of musicians and performers from all areas of Styria come to Graz to showcase their latest productions.

13th - 15th September 2019

City centre of Graz

See program





Typical Austrian fashion

19.00 p.m.

Hauptplatz Graz

Fashionshow and presentation of the latest trends in typical Austrian fashion.



Philharmonic Orchestra Graz

12.00 p.m.

Hauptplatz, Karmeliterplatz and Landhaushof

Traditional Austrian music and new trends…Enjoy inspiring, typical and modern rhythms and sounds!



Traditional styrian food

10.00 p.m.

Grazer Innenstadt

Aufsteirern is a festival for all Styrians and everyone who loves Austria. You are welcome to join in and celebrate the Styrian way. A variety of musicians and performers from all areas of Styria come to Graz to showcase their latest productions and to help making this festival fun and enjoyable for everybody. All guests are invited to join the dancers and musicians on the various stages and dance floors! Indulge in Styrian cuisine and take a break at one of the numerous Styrian food stalls. The elite of the Styrian artists and craftsmen will present their local high-quality products!

What will you be able to listen to?

Our musicians cover a wide range of different music genres featuring instrumental music, singing and chorus groups. Instruments will be played, blown and plucked while people sing, whistle and even chirrup or yodel!

What will you be able to see?

The festival offers a huge variety of experiences: We display traditional folk dancing, acting, traditional costumes and banners. You will never be bored for a minute while enjoying diversified performances from the beginning until the very end of the weekend.

What will you be able to touch?

As people are brought together by experiencing and understanding different cultures we would like to invite you to get in touch with our culture by introducing very unique specialties like our famous pumpkin seed oil or the rich and tasty products of our various distilleries.

If you want to join the celebration…

Remember that independency and originality is the name of the game for Styrian men and women. The possibilities are never ending. You are very welcome to learn the art of yodelling or put your strength to the proof by hammering nails into a tree trunk! You will have a fantastic time experiencing our diverse culture.

Hand Crafts

You will be amazed!
The Styrian people take great pride in craftsmanship. Traditional Styrian artisan products always generate great interest among visitors. There will be a wide selection of crafts for you to explore. You will see baskets being woven and pottery being made. Furthermore you will even have the opportunity to participate in these ancient traditions.


You will be tempted...
Don’t miss out on the famous Styrian food! Fuel your energy after all the singing and dancing – follow the wonderful fragrant smells to numerous different stalls full of delicacies being offered at the Aufsteirern festival. There will be a variety of sumptuous meats to choose from including suckling pig. Dig into gourmet desert dishes such as Styrian doughnuts, authentic strudels, cakes and other mouth-watering cream dishes. Taste famous Styrian fruit juices and delicate wines which will definitely satisfy your taste buds and ease your thirst.

Activities for children

Aufsteirern is not exclusively for adults, all children are also very welcome and will be catered for. There are a variety of funny options to choose from: Particular areas to run and play in and special workshops for children to keep them busy and entertained. Children will enjoy the fun and playful atmosphere of the Styrian culture!
Aufsteirern is a celebration of the green-white culture.

See you at the Styrian culture celebration “Aufsteirern 2019”

For further information please contact:
Ivents Kulturagentur
Wickenburggasse 32
8010 Graz
T +43 316 22 52 38