Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

The festival at Neptunbrunnen

The Special Olympics Festival brings the Games to the center of the city. From 15 to 25 June 2023, we invite you to a colorful, public, and inclusive festival.

Admission is free.

What to expect:

Cultural stage
A diverse stage program with music, show, dance and much more provides entertainment. The inclusive community gets a stage to show their talents and inspire. Come by and dance with us!
Let's get interactive: in the workshop tent you can become active and combine creativity with knowledge. You can expect a changing offer, in which you can participate spontaneously.
Information and action booths
Try out hands-on activities and get more information on the topic of inclusion: This is what the exhibitors' and sponsors' stands on the festival grounds provide.
Culture and sports combined: Exciting 3x3 basketball competitions will take place directly at the festival site.
You can also get active and explore the non-competitive sports offer.
Street Food
On the festival grounds, 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.

When: 15 - 25 June 2023

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

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

Where: Neptunbrunnen, Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte (right next to Alexanderplatz and opposite the Rotes Rathaus)


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 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 various sponsor booths as part of the Special Olympics Festival. In the foreground you can see a Toyota stand, behind it is a truck advertising CocaCola zero Sugar. There are many people walking around.
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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 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 on 31 January 2023.

First information about the festival program 2023 will follow soon.


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?

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