1st Saalachtaler Family Festival
You can really let off steam at the Family Festival on 4th August 2017 from 1 p.m. at the football ground in St. Martin. Whether you build an enormous construction with building blocks; conquer the climbing tower or have a race in the buggies, there is something for everyone. Clown Pedro will be there with balloons and giant bubbles to make sure you have a lot of fun. The Football Club Lofer-St. Martin will provide the catering.
With large traditional costume procession
On 13th August 2017, nearly all of the inhabitants of Lofer are out and about in their finest traditional dress – this is the Trachten Procession. Here, the Loferer Farmer Troopers mingle with the Lofer Town Guard; the members of the traditional costume association D´Stoaberger mix with the women in tradtional dress who wear wonderful old, hand-made dresses for this occasion. The Bürgermusik Lofer provides the musical accompaniment for the procession.
1. Via Ferrata Camp Salzburger Saalachtal
From 16th to 17th September 2017, the
first via ferrata camp for more safety on the rock face takes place in the Salzburger Saalachtal. The qualified mountain guides show beginners and advanced via ferrata climbers where the biggest errors can occur; how to avoid accidents and where particular attention is required on a via ferrata. The key premise of the SAAC is to share knowledge and raise awareness of Alpine dangers.
Lofer Rodeo, from 16th to 18th September 2017, various canoe, kayak and SUP competitions take place: an illuminated slalom race, the German championship in Whitewater SUP, a boatercross slalom and an SUP Cross race. In the evening there is a bar and a boat house party to guarantee a fantastic time.
Harvest Festival in the Salzburger Saalachtal
Large Homecoming Parade
A particularly special event during the
Harvest Festival in the Salzburger Saalachtal is the yearly homecoming parade of the animals from the Loferer Alm. The alm summer for the cattle ends on the 9th September 2017 and they leave the alm beautifully crowned with headpieces and make their way home from their alm pastures to their stalls in the valley.
Berweihnacht – Mountain Christmas
Lantern light, the scent of hot punch and atmospheric brass music – that is the tranquil
Mountain Christmas in Maria Kirchental which takes place on the 2nd and 3rd Advent weekends in front of the impressive backdrop of the pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental.
A wide range of lovingly-made craft products from the region; Advent concerts in the pilgrimage church and culinary specialities await. With a hot Glühwein in front of a crackling wood fire you will find time to stop and enjoy the moment.
Carven, ziachn & zithern
Cheeky Tavern Music in the Almenwelt Lofer 9th - 11th March 2018
In the middle of March, when the warm spring invites us to go skiing in the sunshine, musicians are also out and about on the pistes and in the restaurants spreading some good humour with their „Frecher Wirtshausmusik“. The Almenwelt Lofer has everything which skiers and hut fans love: super pistes for carving; amazing views and cosy huts for simply sitting, sun-bathing and enjoying culinary delights.