Seefeld Village Festival
Seefeld's village festival is held in July and has, in recent years, had a themed approach with candles lit in the centre of the village or traditional delicacies. Food, drink and crafts stands are set up in the pedestrian centre of the village and live music is put on at various bars and outdoor stages.
The Seefeld Craft Fair
This celebration of traditional Tyrolean handicrafts is actually a relatively recent addition to the calendar of events but has quickly become one of the favourite events on the calendar. Held at the beginning of September, it highlights the craftsmen and women of the area, who are trying to keep the local traditions alive in the modern world.
This tradition of bringing down the animals from the mountain pastures with a procession through the streets of the villages is still practised in many farming communities in the Tyrol. On the Seefeld plateau, one of the best areas to see this is in Leutasch in September or over the German border in the nearby village of Krün. Usually the sheep are brought down earlier, followed by the cows a fortnight later.
Most of the villages on the plateau run a programme of regular open-air concerts. These are normally held in the village square and range from local bands to visiting Russian Cossacks or touring American school bands.
The church still plays a big role in the life of the communities and religious processions are a regular event during the summer. Some of the most important are on the religious festivals of Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart towards the beginning of the summer, and the Feast of the Guardian Angel in September.
And, of course, many local organisations and clubs - such as the volunteer fire brigade - organise smaller events during the summer months with beer tents and music, which can be just as enjoyable as the larger festivals.
The programme and provisional dates for the main events in the current summer is available over here...