37th Village Festival on 3 and 4 August, 2019
The 37th Village Festival will take place in Dorfgastein on the first weekend in August, true to this year's motto: "The village is dancing - 50 Years of Folklore Group Dorfgastein". On these days, all of the main village street of Dorfgastein will be transformed into a festival district filled with music and entertainment. The various program highlights offer visitors spending their summer holidays here a variety-filled event with local folk customs and high spirits in abundance.
The folk melodies performed by traditional music groups invite guests to mull around and enjoy, join in with the dancing and the party atmosphere as a whole. If you are looking for useful tips and the latest trends for summer and winter season, we suggest stopping by the fashion show on Saturday. In the evening, the event reaches a climax with the Clubbing & Disco Night, when you can dance until the wee small hours of the morning or until you’ve worn a hole in your shoes.
Sunday, 4 August, also features a number of highlights, beginning at 9 AM with a big outdoor mass. Festivities continue at 10 o’clock with a traditional parade including beautifully decorated floats. And at 2 in the afternoon, we can look forward to the premiere of the “Pongauer Bandltanz” in Gastein. The youngest members of the family aren’t neglected either: creativity stations and a bouncy castle guarantee there’ll be no shortage of fun to be had.