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17-25 June 2023

Special Olympics Festival

 
The Special Olympics Festival is a unique and inclusive experience for all sports and culture enthusiasts: A colorful stage program, many participatory offers and sports activities invite all Games' attendees, visitors and Berliners to two locations, bringing sport and culture together.

The Festival at Neptunbrunnen – inclusion in the heart of Berlin

The Special Olympics Festival brings the Special Olympics World Games to the center of the city.

What awaits you:
Cultural stage
A diverse stage program provides entertainment with music, show, dance and much more. The inclusive community gets a stage to show their talents and inspire.
Information & action booths
Hands-on activities and information on the topic of inclusion: This is what the exhibitors' and sponsors' stands on the festival grounds provide.
Sports
Culture and sport combined: Exciting 3x3 basketball competitions and award ceremonies take place directly at the festival site. You can also get active yourself: various stations invite you to try out the non-competitive sports offer.
Workshops
Let's get interactive: in the workshop tent you can be active and combine creativity with knowledge. You can expect a changing offer, in which you can participate spontaneously.
Street Food
Food trucks and street food stalls invite you to discover the culinary diversity of the city. Here you can try something new and enjoy yourself.
The photo shows a group of 0´9 athletes celebrating at the Special Olympics Festival right in front of the TV tower at Alexanderplatz.

Admission is free of charge.

When: 15-25 June 2023

Opening hours (subject to change): Daily from 14:00 to 22:00 hrs.

Exceptions: On 17, 22 and 25 June the festival closes already at 19:00.

Where: Neptunbrunnen, Rathausstraße 1, 10718 Berlin-Mitte (next to Alexanderplatz and the Red Town Hall)

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Sommergarten of Messe Berlin – close to the sports

Festival activities also welcome you in the middle of the largest sports venue of the Games. Athletes, delegations and ticket holders have the chance to experience a varied program in addition to exciting sports competitions.

What awaits you:
Activity booths & entertainment
A variety of hands-on activities, booths and walking acts bring that certain festival character and invite everyone to try them.
Award ceremonies
After successful sports competitions, the happy participants are honored on the stage in Sommergarten.
Sports
You can watch different sports in the halls around Sommergarten, but you can also get active youself: various stations invite you to try out the non-competitive sports offer.

Admission with ticket or accreditation only.

When: 18 - 25 June 2023

Opening hours (subject to change): Daily from 11:00 to 19:00 hrs.

Where: Sommergarten of Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg (centrally located in the middle of the Berlin exhibition grounds).

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The photo shows a young man at the Brandenburg Gate, posing and looking at the camera. It looks like he is having a lot of fun.
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The photo shows a scene of the Special Olympics Festival directly at the famous Neptune Fountain next to Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin. Many people are either strolling by or sitting relaxed on benches.
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The photo shows a band performing at the Special Olympics Festival 2022. In the foreground you can see the singer standing on the stage with her guitar.
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The photo shows the booth of Coca-Cola, who were present as one of our sponsors at the Special Olympics Festival 2022.
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The photo shows the cultural stage at the Special Olympics Festival. On it is a band.
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On the photo, there are two people smiling and showing their thumbs up. They are standing in front of Neptunbrunnen where the Special Olympics Festival took place during the National Games, and where is will be hosted again during the World Games Berlin 2023.
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On the photo you can see an installation of the Special Olympics Festival, which contains various artistic images and photographs.
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The photo shows the merchandise booth at the Special Olympics Festival during the National Games Berlin 2022. An employee shows some products and smiles towards the camera.
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The photo shows a group of 0´9 athletes celebrating at the Special Olympics Festival right in front of the TV tower at Alexanderplatz.
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The photo shows a scene during the Special Olympics Festival 2022. Many people are crowding around the booths and in front of the stage where a band is performing.
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The photo shows the Berlin TV Tower in the background and some people and stands of the Special Olympics Festival in the foreground. In addition, the mascot of the DOSB poses in front of it.
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Be part of it!

Organizations, clubs or associations that work for inclusion and participation have the chance to be part of the Special Olympics Festival. Artists, inclusive bands, social enterprises or groups that want to offer a workshop can present themselves on our stage.

The deadline for applications was 31 January 2023.

First information about the festival program 2023 will follow soon.

Contact

You would like to be part of the Special Olympics Festival 2023, but our facilities do not offer the right conditions? You are missing information or you have further questions?

Then please feel free to write us an email to festival@berlin2023.org.