Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
Noorderzon: for many Groningers the highlight of the summer. This festival is the unique combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for more than 100.000 visitors . The heart of the festival is the idyllic "Noorderplantsoen" (a large park in the city center) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting for theatre, dance, music, literature and visual art in combination with eating, drinking and social encounters. Performances take place in tents or on outdoor stages in the Noorderplantsoen, as well as at many locations in the inner city of Groningen.