- in June Lindenkirchweih in Peesten | (always around the 2nd Sunday in June)
- 24 to 27 August in Limmersdorf | on the days around St. Bartholomew’s Day (24th August if this is a Sunday, or one week later). Dancing in the lime tree on Sunday and Monday)
- in August Lindenkirchweih in Langenstadt | (always around the last Sunday in August)
The festival of dancing round the lime tree starts after a festive church service with the entry of four men, the so-called “Platzburschen”, traditionally dressed in black hats and jackets with white aprons over their trousers, and their dance partners wearing traditional dresses and floral wreaths. A brass band plays as they open the Lindenkirchweih with a dance in front of the lime tree. After the opening dance, the four dancing pairs each select a new dance partner from the audience, and climb the steps up to the treetop dance floor. Once there, the dance floor is again inaugurated with a dance before the lively festivities really get going. The event ends on Tuesday evening with a humorous sermon from the priest of the festivities, or “Kerwapfarrer”.
A lively supporting programme of events keeps people entertained with skittles, brass band music and the traditional pre-lunch drink on Monday morning.
As well as the Lindenkirchweih in Limmersdord, the traditional festival can also be enjoyed in the Franconian towns of Peesten and Langenstadt.