Öblarner Festspiele

"The Wedding ", written by a local writer, Paula Grogger is shown from 7th to 11th August 2018, on Saturdays and Sundays. Every few years the Enns Valley market hamlet Öblarn-Niederöblarn is transformed into those "boards”, which represent the world as it is well known here. Over 300 amateur actors participate in the play, "The Wedding " by Paula Grogger and makes it thereby the largest amateur theatre in the alpine region. In the center of the action we see the Archduke Johann, who came to Öblarn as a guest in 1821 to be a bride’s male attendant of the conservator of Gstatt and who used the wedding as a chance to meet with his beloved Anna Plochl. A lively commotion at the picturesque market place, many chatters about the secret love and the worries and needs of the local people almost fading into oblivion as a custom, wrapping itself like a coat around the action. A culmination is achieved in the, "Homage " to the Archduke Johann as a good protector of the people from Styria. As play lead, the native to Enns Valley, Bernhard Wohlfahrter, could be won, despite his young age due to extensive experiences within the range of direction and theatre.

Öblarner Krampusspiel

Since 1989 it has been put as the people run to a broader public on the market square in Öblarn. The Öblarner Krampusspiel was officially added to the listing of the immaterial cultural heritage of Austria on the 24th of September 2014 by the Austrian UNESCO commission under the presidency of the general secretary Ms Gabriele Eschig MA. This year the traditional run will be performed on Saturday, the 1st of December 2018 at 7 p.m..


The formula 1 happened on the 1st of July 2018. The MotoGP WM race, the king class of motorcycling, is being held from the 10th to 12th of August 2018.