Where to go in Berlin in February?

Month after month, one highlight follows the next in the capital's cultural calendar. February is once again all about the bear.

The event calendar in February is dominated by the Berlin International Film Festival. But other art forms such as theater and dance have also successfully established themselves with events such as the CTM Festival or the Tanzolymp in Berlin. If you prefer something sporty, you can look forward to the ISTAF Indoor and the Valentine's Day Run.

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival
February 15 to 25, 2024
The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the film industry worldwide. Up to 400 films will be shown. Every year around 300,000 tickets are sold to the public. The jury awards a total of eight prizes every year, including the Golden Bear for the best film and the Silver Bear for the best actress.

Tanzolymp - International Youth Dance Festival
February 15 to 19, 2024
Berlin as an international meeting place for cultures - this is the basic idea for the international dance festival Tanzolymp. The Tanzolymp is a competition for young dancers aged 10 to 21 and takes place annually in Berlin under the motto “Dance as a world language”. In addition to scholarships, including for the Munich Ballet Academy, the prizes also include contracts, cash prizes and press prizes. The festival is now internationally regarded by artists and experts as a “stock exchange” for young talent. There are six different dance categories: Classical/Neoclassical, Modern/Contemporary, Character/Folklore, Jazz, Pop and Tap.

Berlin Fashion Week
February 4th to 7th, 2024
The international fashion scene gathers in Berlin twice a year for Berlin Fashion Week. The new trends and innovations from designers and labels are presented at fashion fairs, fashion shows and numerous events.

Berlin Valentine's Run
February 18, 2024
The Valentine's Run in the Gardens of the World is a relatively new addition to the Berlin running calendar: the pair run will take place for the fourth time in 2024. Whether best friends, couples or parents with children: the Valentine's Day run is run together. The route scores with asphalted paths with no elevation gain. You can choose between a 3-kilometer run (First Love), a 5-kilometer run (Little Love) and a 10-kilometer run (Big Love).

Japanese market Berlin
February 11, 2024
The Japanese culture and design market takes place in the Kreuzberg Festival Hall. There is art, beauty and local delicacies. The program includes demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities that invite you to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Another highlight is the Kimono Fashion Show with musical accompaniment. The Japan market takes place four times a year; other dates are May 5th (cherry blossom festival), July 7th (summer festival) and November 24th, 2024 (Christmas market).