The 6 spring events in Vienna to eat and drink your way through

The 6 spring events in Vienna to eat and drink your way through

April 24, 2019

The 6 spring events
in Vienna to eat and
drink your way through

April 24, 2019

Vienna Würstelstand's says

If the biggest drawcard for you at an event is the food and drink that’s on offer, you’re going to be delighted with what spring in Vienna has in store for you. Forget losing that winter weight – there’s too much going on that requires you to eat and drink yourself stupid in the coming months.

Here are 6 events that are all about awesome food and drink experiences happening in Vienna this spring:


A festival to be enjoyed by all the senses

GenussFestival im Wiener Stadtpark 2019

When: FRI–SUN, May 10–12, 11am–9pm/ 10am–9pm/ 10am–5pm
Where: Stadtpark
Entry: free!

This has to be one of the city’s most beloved spring events of the year. Taking advantage of the lovely Stadtpark’s atmosphere and colour in spring, the Genussfestival will see hundreds of artisanal food makers from Austria’s regions occupy the park with stands selling their tasty wares.  This one is for the ‘Feinschmecker’ in the bunch and those that like the idea of lazing in the grass of a park with a glass (or bottles) of good Austrian wine with some friends.

Recommended if you like: trying something yummy, eating and chilling in the sun, being a food snob, bare feet in the grass, the smell of freshly cut grass, the Viennese way of life, Austrian wine

Did somebody say beer festival?!

Craft Bier Fest Wien 2019

When: FRISAT, May 3-4, 4pm–11pm
Where: Marx Halle
Entry: day pass = 8€, weekend pass = 14€, buy your ticket here

Yes, there’s a weekend in the month of May dedicated to that beautiful amber drink we know as beer. From tastings by large and small breweries to brewing workshops, and expert talks – they’ll have it all in the massive space of the cattle shed turned event venue, Marx Halle. Make sure to bring some cash with you. A sample of beer will cost you around 1€ , but some very special microbrews will cost you a little bit more. If you’re a craft beer fan, this weekend is something you don’t want to miss!

Recommended if you like: beer tastings, talking about beer like wine lovers do about wine, a good ol’ fashioned stout, an amber or pale ale, all things beer, being passionate about your beer, googling things about booze

Biggest Vegan fest in Europe, this time at the Donauinsel

Veganmania Donauinsel

When: SAT–SUN, August 24–25, 12am–9pm & 10am–7pm
Where: Donauinsel (at the Leuchtturmwiese at U1)
Entry: Free!

Calling itself the biggest Vegan Fest in Europe, there’s a vast array of vegan-centric companies and brands taking part. Over the course of two days, there will be vegan food galore on offer, as well as music and activities that are all 100% animal-friendly. Whether you are vegan or not, there will be definitely something that will blow your mind, as well as give you ideas on what to cook when the vegans come for dinner. There will also be stands handing out advice on how to live the vegan life. And this time, it will take place at the Donauinsel. Woot woot.

Recommended fi you like: big festivals, food markets, going to a fest and having breakfast, lunch and dinner, finally learning what to cook for vegans, seeing what life without cheese would be like, being part of something massive, animals, fair trade, living with principles and purposefully

Travel the world at a festival 

Südwind Straßenfest 2019

When: SAT, May 18, 2pm–11pm
Where: Campus der Universität Wien
Entry: free!

While this festival is not just about the food, it does feature many stands serving up a lot of exotic cuisines from all over the world (which you don’t typically easily find in Vienna). The beloved Südwind Straßenfest will be filling up the courtyard of the Uni Campus at the Altes AKH on May 18.  All kinds of cultures will come together, selling their yummy cuisines and their handicraft. There will be live music as well as DJ sets, yoga and dance workshops, talks and discussions. Oh, and a raffle!

Recommended if you like: open air events, Altes AKH, meeting new people, celebrating togetherness, cultural exchange, traveling with a rucksack, reading books about far away places, spicy food

Enjoy some sunshine, friends and wine

Vienna Wine Fest im MuseumsQuartier

When: FRI, May 10, 5pm–10pm
Where: Museumsquartier
Entry: 27€, groups of 4 or more: 25€; groups of 10 or more: 23 €, get ’em here

We have two words for you – a festival annnd lots of top-notch Austrian wines. Ok, that was a few more than 2 words. Wait…are we already drunk? Anyway…at this fancy festival that will take over the MQ, the wine tasting is included in the ticket price, so the only other things you will need are your good spirit and your brave liver.  If you’re into acting like a wine expert, we guarantee that this is the right place for ya’. Plus, there’ll also be the kind of food that pairs well with wine, like cheese and Blunzn (blood sausage). Wait – what?! Anyway, this is the perfect event to sample some of Austria’s greatest wines so get your gulpers ready

Recommended if you like: wine tastings, acting like you can distinguish different wine types from each other (and we’re not talking identifying the red from the white), food that goes with wine, drinking wine out of a glass, cheese and stuff, sunny days at the MQ, swirling wine around in a big glass and talking pretentiously about how it smells

A big-ass barbecue festival all about meat

Vienna Barbeque Days 2019 

When: FRI–SUN, May 31 -June 2 7–9 | FRI: 2pm–10pm, SAT: 11am–10pm, SUN: 11am–7pm
Where: Marx Halle
Entry: free!

6,000 square meters of outdoor space, plus 2,000 square metres of indoor space will be filled with all things barbecue and meat this at the end of May/ beginning of June. You can spend three days at the Marx Halle devouring meat cooked in all kinds of ways (although we wouldn’t say 3 days of eating only meat would be healthy). Turn up to watch the grillmeisters (this word sounds so much better in German) in action, or join in on one of the BBQ workshops on offer.

There will also be a bunch of stands there at which you can buy all the kinds of things you need for BBQing, including special seasonings, sauces, meat (big surprise there). If you’re serious about your meat, you might want to check this out.

Recommended if you like: grilling and BBQs, big-ass festivals, thinking about food all the time, the smell of the grill, meeting and chatting with experts on food, standing around a grill talking shit