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Highlights among the street and folk festivals

The city shows its colourful side at the Festival of Cultures on Whitsun (Pentecost) with spectacular parades, acrobats, and dancers. Tuneful melodies can be heard on 100 stages across the city for the Fête de la Musique each June. Amateur musicians and professionals have been performing all styles of music at the festival since 1995. The International Berlin Beer Festival in August is thrillingly fresh, with over 300 breweries presenting thousands of types of beer on Karl-Marx-Allee. Gourmets can learn about the latest culinary trends at Berlin Food Week each October.