From down in the valley to 1600 metres above sea level, Liechtenstein is home to many different events throughout the year. As well as cultural, sporting and culinary highlights, visitors can look forward to theatre, readings, guided tours, cooking festivals, wine-tasting and music covering all genres.
There are a number of traditional events and celebrations that take place every year. These include the National Day on 15 August, wine-tasting sessions, the cooking festival in spring and the funfair in autumn. During the summer months the Principality reverberates to the sound of live music, with highlights including the International Masterclasses, LiGiTa guitar festival, a series of events at Gutenberg Castle as well as "Jazz- und Blues im Hof" and the Liechtenstein Festival in Schaan (LIFE). There are also regular performances by the operetta companies in Vaduz and Balzers as well as the Liechtenstein Musical Company every two years. The Vaduz Opera Society and "SchauBühne" theatre troupe are important cultural institutions in Liechtenstein.
The TAK Theater Liechtenstein, the Schlösslekeller cabaret and comedy theatre, the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, the Liechtenstein National Museum and the cultural centres and museums in the individual municipalities offer plenty to see and do all year round. Sporting highlights include annual championships, events such as the beach volleyball tournament in the centre of Vaduz, the municipal sports festivals held once a year, and "slowUp", an activity day for all the family.