Coburg draws innumerable guests from near and far throughout the year. In winter, there is the Christmas market that gets people into the Christmas mood with tasty foods and beverages as well as handcrafted gift articles. In the summer, stars meet at open air concerts at Schlossplatz in the centre of the town. And then there's the Samba Festival! Every year, innumerable samba bands give Coburg's visitors an unforgettable rhythmical high. Other than in Brazil itself, there is no bigger samba festival than the one celebrated in Coburg.