From festivals to exhibitions. Arnhem is a vibrant city where the most diverse events take place every week. We have listed the 7 most talked-about events in Arnhem for you.
1. Fashion Design Festival Arnhem
It is the successor to the famous Arnhem Fashion Biennale: the Fashion Design Festival (FDFA). The festival is organized every year around the end of May in the fashion city, in collaboration with the ArtEZ fashion academy. At this academy famous fashion designers such as Iris van Herpen and fashion duo Victor & Rolf studied. During the FDFA there is a lot to do in terms of fashion, design, art and culture. Think of fashion shows, workshops and fun parties. http://www.fdfarnhem.nl/
2. World Living Statues Festival
The much talked-about World Living Statues festival had almost perished. Cuts led to the annual event in Arnhem being removed from the city agenda. But the festival of living statues is back. The starting shot of the World Living Statues Festival is given with Statues by Night in the nearby city of Ede. The event takes place around September / October. http://www.worldlivingstatues.nl/
3. Airborne walking tour
Near Arnhem is the wooded village of Oosterbeek. Here the Airborne walking tour takes place every year. The memorial walk is organized in September in memory of the Battle of Arnhem that took place during this period. More than 1,700 British and Polish soldiers lost their lives in 1944. They were buried at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek. The Airborne walking tour has 4 distances, namely: 10, 15, 25 and 40 kilometers. https://www.airbornewandeltocht.nl/
4. World Street Painting Festival
During the World Street Painting Festival, street drawings come to life, as it were. National and international artists make the most beautiful 3D street drawings in which the visitor can be photographed. You can admire the street drawings during the summer months in and around the city center of Arnhem. https://worldstreetpainting.nl/
5. H80 Festival
Theater, music, acrobatics, theater, literature ... It is just a selection from the program of the Arnhem event H80. This festival was nominated in 2012 for the Arnhem cultural prize. Around Ascension Day visitors can enjoy a varied entertainment program for 4 days. Hoogte80 Festival has free parking within walking distance on the premises of Sportcentrum Valkenhuizen. http://h80festival.nl/
6. Free Your Mind Festival
From research by houvanarnhem.nl, this event in Arnhem came out best: Free Your Mind. 17.3% of the respondents prefer this festival to all other events in Arnhem. During Free Your Mind, dance lovers can enjoy the beats of various DJs for a day. The Arnhem festival takes place every year in June and is organized on the Stadsblokken in Arnhem, near the John Frost bridge. http://www.freeyourmindfestival.nl/
7. Arnhem Taste!
Food lovers pay attention! Anyone who likes good food and drinks has to taste Arnhem! This event in Arnhem annually attracts more than 20,000 visitors in 4 days time. According to the organizers, the local factor is an important ingredient of the success of the event. Arnhem Taste! is organized in July, near the Musistheater. https://www.arnhemproeft.nl/
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