Concert on the Lawn
Aug. 27 is the final performance in the Concert on the Lawn series, featuring the U.S. Army Europe Show Band starting at 6 p.m. The event will take place at Kroesen Loop in Newman Village on Clay Kaserne. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be offering free hot dogs. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
Wine Fest in Mainz
Mainz’s 83rd annual wine fest will take place Aug. 27-30 in its park’s unique ambience. Don’t miss the rose garden and sparkling wine fest. Admission is free. Visit www.rheinhessen.de for more information in German.
Berger Market in Frankfurt
Looking to experience a taste of the German country life? Dating back as far as 1728, the Berger Market was originally a showcase for livestock. This tradition, taking place Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 this year, continues on and features chickens, sheep, rabbits, cows and horses in Frankfurt’s Bergen-Enkheim. This fest includes events for children, live music, rides and more. Fireworks highlight the last night. Go to www.berger-markt.de for more information.
German Post Ladies Run
The German Post Ladies Run highlights the Hessen state capital through a 5-10 km run. Participants tour through Wiesbaden passing some of the city’s landmarks, including the Town Hall, the State Theatre, and the Casino. This event is exclusively for women. Visit www.deutschepost-ladiesrun.de for more information in German.
The Script live in concert
Come see the Irish trio perform live at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt at 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets start at €44. Visit www.eventim.de for tickets and more information.
Frauenstein Castle Fest
The town of Wiesbaden-Frauenstein holds its annual Medieval Market and Castle Festival Sept. 5-6. The town’s castle was built in 1184 and was restored from 1996-2004. Enjoy the market starting at 11 a.m., the festival starting at 2:30 p.m. and live music both days. There will be costumed knights, heralds, jokers town citizens, an exhibition of medieval weaponry in the castle and a theater piece for children Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Food and refreshment stands will be available at the church square (Kirchplatz). Visit http://www.burgverein-frauenstein.de/ for more information in German.
Trips and tours
Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers trips to Strasbourg, France Aug. 29, Brussels Express Aug. 29, Labor Day Weekend in Rovinj, Croatia Sept. 3-7, Bad Duerkheim Wine Fest Sept. 12, Oktoberfest, Munich Overnight and Neuschwanstein Castle tour Sept. 19-20, Amsterdam Biking and Nightlife Tour Sept. 26-27, Tropical Island Galaxy Sept. 26-27, NFL London-Miami Dolphins & New York Jets Oct. 2-5, Oktoberfest Express Oct.3 and Paris Express Oct. 17-18 . Call civ (0611) 143-548-9801 for more information.
Join the USO for trips to Manderscheid Medieval Festival Aug. 29, Milan Express Aug. 29, Weekend in Prague Sept. 5-7 and Berlin Overnight Oct. 10-12 Stop by any area USO or call civ (0611) 143-548-5106 for more information.