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The 19th Gorch Fock Run will take place in Wilhelmshaven on 9 June 2024. Around 1,500 runners from the region and all over Germany are expected at the Pumpwerk cultural centre to test their strength and overcome their limits. Participants can choose between four different distances: 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres, Opel-Schmidt half marathon and marathon. Children aged 6 and over can run the 1.5 kilometre short distance of the Sparda-Bank club and school run.

You can register online at www.gorch-fock-lauf.de.

Weekend at the Jade

From 4 July to 7 July 2024, Wilhelmshaven celebrates its big city-and-harbour festival with guests from near and far. It is one of the largest festivals of its kind in Northern Germany and invites visitors to experience a range of sailing adventures. The harbour festival delights young and old alike with numerous activities and events on water and on shore. For this weekend at the Jade River, the area around the main harbour is transformed into an extensive celebration zone. Culinary delights and musical entertainment with around 80 music groups on several open-air stages and in marquees round off the supporting programme.

More information about the weekend at the Jade

International StreetArt Festival

02 August to 04 August 2024

City Centre Wilhelmshaven

Every 1st weekend in August, street painters from all over the world come to Wilhelmshaven to transform the streets of the city centre into a gigantic canvas. With a lot of heart, talent and chalk, colourful works of art are created that are sure to impress all onlookers. Fantastic motifs, touching scenes and amazingly real depictions compete for the public's favour. Around 30 pictures are created in three areas, there is a children's and youth painting competition and every year an oversized 3D perspective picture is created, which is a crowd-puller and a special highlight of the event. Visitors can watch the street art being created live and look over the artists' shoulders. The audience will then judge the works. The festival also offers an extensive supporting programme, rounded off by Sunday shopping.

More information: www.streetart-wilhelmshaven.de

Wilhelmshaven Sailing-CUP

27 September to 29 September 2024

Inner Habor

It’s time to “cast off” again for the major sailing regatta all around the Wilhelmshaven Sailing CUP. For the 22nd time now, you can experience the exciting regatta on the Jade Bay and a colourful supporting programme ashore. The only traditional sailing regatta on the North Sea takes the tall ships past the JadeWeserPort. The finish parade of sailboats in the afternoon is an absolute highlight and also a popular photo subject. The supporting programme ranges from live music, harbour cruises and tours of moored boats to a colourful children’s programme. One thing is already certain: it will be colourful and absolutely maritime – on all days!

More information of the Wilhelmshaven Sailing Cup : www.wilhelmshaven-sailing-cup.de