What's On in Eindhoven

There are plenty of exciting events to enjoy in Eindhoven each year. In keeping with the city’s reputation as a design and tech hub, many of these events have specifically been established to showcase the city’s talents and inventive spirit.

Here are some of the city's not-to-be-missed yearly events.

Annual events in Eindhoven

King's Day (April)

Celebrated all over the Netherlands, King's Day is an important national holiday. Expats in Eindhoven can join in the celebrations by dressing up in orange and attending the annual festival celebrating King's Day. The festival prides itself on variety, offering something for the whole family from music concerts and markets to fun runs and competitions. 

Park Hilaria (August)

Eindhoven’s annual fair takes place over a week in August every year. It’s a fun event for the whole family to enjoy and includes rides, games, street theatre, live music and plenty of delicious food and drinks.

Dutch Design Week (October)

Dutch Design Week is a great opportunity for up-and-coming designers to get their name out there. More than 2,500 designers display their work around Eindhoven, with hundreds of events and activities taking place, including workshops, networking events, debates and exhibitions.

Eindhoven Marathon (October)

The annual Eindhoven Marathon is a popular running event in the city. The marathon includes a number of shorter runs in addition to the main events of the half and full marathons. With around 200,000 spectators, there is a fun, festive atmosphere to the event, whether one is taking part or simply cheering on the runners.

Glow Eindhoven (November)

Another event showcasing the city’s focus on innovation and design, Glow is an international forum of light in art and architecture, which sees the city centre become a stage for light performances and installations. Buildings are illuminated in artistic designs, and there are also many displays of art and other design work for visitors to admire. The festival attracts around 750,000 visitors a year.

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