Events in and around Kitzbühel

Sports, customs and entertainment around your holiday hotel Elisabeth

All year round, a variety of events draw holiday guests from all over the world as well as locals to world-famous Kitzbühel. In addition to major sports events, you can experience culture, customs and tradition in Tyrol's mountains.

The Ballon Cup in Kirchberg
The Ballon Cup in Kirchberg

Kitz Summer Nights

Musical sounds sweeten your summer evenings in Kitzbühel every Thursday in July and August. At the Kitz Summer Nights, you can experience concerts from traditional, top Austrian groups, surrounded by the cultural experience of the Kitzbühel artists and a fun children's programme.


A fixed component of farm life in the Alpine region are the "Almabtriebe", where the cattle are driven down from the mountain pastures in the late summer. Directly in front of your Hotel Elisabeth, you can experience this spectacle live whenever the mountain cows, decorated with colourful wreaths and ribbons, are welcomed back to their winter residence, the Scherrhof farm. With a cosy alpine festival in front of the hotel with autumnal gourmet treats and music, the mountain farms in Kitzbühel and well survived summer months will be duly celebrated.

Midsummer Festival

The summer is heralded every year in June with the traditional Midsummer Festivals. In the Kitzbühel Alps, the bonfires lit here remain visibly lit on the mountain ridges through the night. It's good that you have an impressive view of the illuminated mountain landscape from the room of your Hotel Elisabeth.

Summer Night Festival in Kitzbühel

At the major Summer Night Festival with annual market, the Kitzbühel Town Band presents a colourful combination of local customs, children's offers, music, enjoyment, fun and games. This is a good opportunity to throw on the dirndl or lederhose and mingle among the locals. On the evening before, party lovers gather at the all-round popular Mountain Frenzy Party.

Cow with head jewellery
The "Almabtrieb" in Kirchberg, Tyrol

Sports events

Several times a year, Kitzbühel is the venue for high-class sports events. Here are the highlights:

Bet@home Tenniscup

The ATP tournament is a tradition in Kitzbühel. International tennis stars are honoured and the Hotel Elisabeth is proud to be a partner and sponsor of this event.

Tour of Austria

At the beginning of July, Kitzbühel represents cycling at the Tour of Austria. Be there in Kitzbühel and cheer on the cycling pros when they set out for the Kitzbühel Horn.

Kitzbühel Alpine Rally

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally combines two beautiful things: vintage cars and the Kitzbühel Alps. The legendary classic car event draws vintage car aficionados from all over the world to Tyrol every year at the start of June. Watch the car train passing by the Hotel Elisabeth on their journey to the Ochsalm. The Hotel Elisabeth is a partner and sponsor of the event.


In winter, one high-class sports event follows the next in Kitzbühel. Here is a small extract from the events calendar:

Hahnenkamm Race

Staged at the end of January, what is probably the most spectacular ski race in the world not only demands everything from the ski racers, but also the spectators cheering on in their numbers. Afterwards, you can recover from emotional moments at the edge of the Streif, Mausefalle and Hausbergkante in the Elisabeth Spa.

FIS Night Slalom Westendorf – Hahnenkamm warm-up

Several days before the Hahnenkamm Slalom, professional skiers use the warm-up in Westendorf to complete some final training under racing conditions before starting on the Ganslernhang. In the evening, the international FIS Alpenrosen Tournament on the illuminated night slope takes place.

Polo World Cup

At the Polo World Cup on the Münichauer Wiese in Reith near Kitzbühel, you can experience rapid tournaments on elegant horses against the snow-covered backdrop of the Tyrolean Alps. A top-class event, whose highlight is the polo players' night in the VIP tent.

Whether you are travelling to Kitzbühel for a specific event, or want to enhance your wellness or active holiday in Tyrol with an experience: we have the perfect comfort room for you! Get to the non-binding request for the Hotel Elisabeth here!

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