The Museum Ritter in Waldenbuch is hosting a “Kunst mit Schokolade,” or art with chocolate, exhibition through Sept. 30. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Alfred Ritter chocolate factory. Sixty paintings, drawings, photos and video presentations, either made of chocolate or highlighting chocolate, by almost 40 artists are featured. Seventeen chocolate sculptures are on display. Patrons can also visit the “SchokoLaden,” or chocolate store, adjacent to the museum, to indulge in edible chocolates. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost €5. English language guided tours can be booked by calling civ. 07157-53511-0. The Museum Ritter is located at Alfred-Ritter-Strasse 27, 71111 Waldenbuch. For more information, visit www.museum-ritter.de.
The Reutlingen Stadtfest, or city festival, will run June 22-23 in downtown Reutlingen. The festival will open June 22 at 6 p.m. and will run until midnight. On June 23, the festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. More than 30 live bands and a multifaceted program will entertain visitors throughout the event. Patrons can also indulge in hearty Swabian and international food. A children’s program will be offered, as well. For more information, visit www.tourismus-reutlingen.de.
Waiblingen will host the Staufer Spektakel, a knight and medieval festival, June 29 to July 1 in downtown Waiblingen. Events will kick off June 29 at 6 p.m. and last until midnight. On June 30, the festival will run from 11 a.m. until midnight, and July 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With traveling minstrels, jugglers, fire breathers, craftsmen, jousting tournaments and sword fights, visitors can see and touch the Middle Ages. Arts and crafts, and hands-on activities for children will be provided. This year’s highlight will be a parade through downtown Waiblingen on June 30 at 2 p.m. Entrance to the festival is free. For more information, visit www. staufer-spektakel.de.
For those who missed this year’s Spring Fest in Bad Cannstatt or who simply can’t get enough of local beer fests, Göppingen will host the Maientag June 15-18 at the “Festplatz” in Göppingen. The fest will feature rides, such as bumper cars and merry-go-round carousels for children, various food stands, and a beer tent with live music. The fest will be open June 15 from 2-11 p.m., June 16 from 11 a.m. to midnight, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and June 18 from noon until midnight. A historical parade will be held June 16 at 10:15 a.m. in downtown Göppingen. The Festplatz is located next to the EWS Arena, Nördliche Ringstrasse 87, 73033 Göppingen. For more information, visit www. goeppingen.de.
Sindelfingen will host its Internationales Strassenfest, or international street festival, June 15-17 in downtown Sindelfingen. The festival will run June 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and June 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.The street fest aims to bring people of all nationalities together to celebrate their cultural heritage and will feature live bands, dance performances, comedy and children’s activities. International food and beverages will be available. For more information, visit www.isf-sifi.de.
Kirchheim will host a Musiknacht, or music night, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Kirchheim. More than 50 event locations, such as bars, clubs and restaurants will feature bands playing almost every style of music. Outdoor concerts will be held in the downtown area. Tickets cost €12 when purchased in advance or €14 when purchased during the event, and includes admission into every venue. Tickets will be available at all event venues. For more information, visit www.musiknacht.tv.