The carnival is an ancient Rhineland tradition, rooted deeply in the heart and spirit of the people of Mulhouse. Waggis, costumed characters with large smiles, messy hair and enormous red noses, parade down the streets to the music of costumed Guggamusik groups.
Among the highlights of this event is the children’s carnival and the costume contest, the international cavalcade in the streets of the centre city with floats that have satirical decorations referring to major local or national events.
France’s second museum city after Paris, Mulhouse certainly deserves its own event to mark the Museums at Night festival!
For one night, Mulhouse and its 10 museums are transformed into a playground for a treasure hunt.
With an atmosphere unlike any other and a different theme each year, you will take part in a major investigation with clues to solve while at the same time discovering some exceptional collections. A unique experience in France and in Europe!
The Onion Festival in Mulhouse is a time to meet up and celebrate friendship, to show the city’s joie de vivre and to take the time to honour the region, its cultural heritage and its traditions.
In the market set up for the occasion on Place de la Réunion, in the heart of the city centre, you can enjoy onions prepared in all different manners: soups, sausages, preserves, tartars, “tarte flambée” savoury pastries… Alsatian folklore groups also perform for the event.
A concept that is unique to its genre, Folie’flore is a collection of temporary gardens covering more than 10,000m² as well as a succession of light and sound shows performed on the main gardens.
It’s a delight for plant and landscaping lovers as well as the public that can simply visit the gardens make it into a walking exhibit.
Created in 2001, the event honoured orchids from the Luxembourg Gardens, the cactus from the Monaco Gardens and the most beautiful bonsai trees in Europe. In 2017, the floral show will be dedicated to the fresh-cut flowers and the florist profession.
Fun car show
The Fun car show is THE place for car aficionados, where they will mostly find vintage cars and stock-cars.
Visitors will find the greatest gathering of american cars and personalised, enhanced and embellished vehicles.