A newer festival - in summer and winter editions - has also become tremendously popular
Music, food & the environment
Of much more recent vintage (just 1988, in fact), the Tollwood Festival has two versions: the summer festival over 25 days in June and July in Olympiapark, and since 1991, the winter edition in the Theresienwiese from late November through the end of the year. Live music plays a big roll - especially in the summer festival, but there are other diverse aspects, as well, including theatrical and circus performances; talks especially about environmental topics; a "marketplace of ideas"; and an organic culinary festival featuring local Bavarian fare as well as specialities from all over the world. In the wintertime, there's also ice skating and a Christmas market. Something for nearly everyone, in warm weather or cold!