What better way to get to know the Palatinate and its people than to party with them? The Landau festival season starts on the last weekend in January. It then goes from fest to fest, not forgetting the pink almond blossom weeks, local markets and courtyard festivals. The season draws to a close in the late autumn. Insider tip: the Kalmitfest in Ilbesheim in July – the epitome of Palatinate partying.