CIC Special Events

Organised with passion and coming to life with your participation.

We work with excitement towards an inclusive community where every person has friends away from home. We love what we do and we are proud to share our passion with you. Such a vibrant and diverse community needs to be celebrated over an over again and our CIC Special Events are just the perfect environment to do that.

Villach Cyclists’ Day

We are excited to invite all cycling enthusiasts to join us on May 29th for  "Villach Cyclists’ Day". This event is perfect for anyone who loves to explore scenic routes, take in the fresh air, and get a great workout along the way. The Villacher Alpenstraße, the road going up to the top of the Dobratsch mountain will be reserved all day for cyclists and shuttle buses. A wide-ranging supporting program, including live music, will ensure a fun day for all in the Dobratsch Nature Park. For partners and children as well as other family members, a free shuttle buses will run in both directions on the hour from 11:30 to 16:30 hours between the main station in Villach and the Rosstratte.

Every CIC member who registers to ride with us up the Dobratsch will receive a CIC medal as a thank you & recognition for the great achievement of facing and making the 16km+ climb and  1,250 m altitude.

Please register HERE by  latest Monday, 22nd May.

Date: Monday, 29th May 2023

Meeting point: 10:30 hrs. CIC-Carinthian International Center (Hauptplatz 7, 9500 Villach)

Departure: 10:45 hrs.

Final destination – Dobratsch - Parking space 11 (Rosstratte) Villach alpine road

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Dragonboat Cup

This event on Lake Ossiach offers all water sports enthusiasts the opportunity to get to know rowing and paddling in an informal atmosphere. Since 2011 the CIC has taken part in the Dragonboat Cup on the Ossiacher See with its own paddling team. Visitors are very welcome at the tournament! Day event, food and drinks are available the whole day.

A Dragonboat Cup team consists of 20 members, with one person operating the rudder and one person beating the drum to the beat. The total of 18 paddlers in the engine room try to keep time. At least 6 of them are ladies. The more successful they are, the higher their team name will be in the results.

The participants have the opportunity to learn the technique and awaken the team spirit, which is the decisive factor in these sports, in evening training sessions in the 4 weeks before the event.

The event will be framed by our traditional summer party with music, food and drink. In the evening, after the award ceremony, the After Race Party with live music will begin as always. 

Date: Saturday, 8th of July 

Location: Ruderverein Villach, Seeuferstraße 67, Villach-Landskron

Registration is closed 


Colorful Kirchtag

The Villacher Kirchtag is a traditional festival that takes place annually in Villach, Austria, typically in the last week of July. The festival is one of the largest folk festivals in Austria and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. People wear traditional costumes, dance and take part in the parade, while the whole city is closed off and turns into a huge amusement park. 

Colorful Kirchtag is CIC Summerhighlight 😋 
We invite you for some light refreshments, snacks and nice exchange at our office. You can relax and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, make some connections, and have experiences. Besides the traditional Kirchtag beverages, there will also be a selection of international snacks and drinks. #Colorful Kirchtag does not have an official dress code, feel free to wear tradiotional costume from your country.

Everyone is welcome! Let's celebrate culture! 


Language Brunch

Once a year, in autumn, CIC invites you to join our extraordinary event. An exchange and meeting of different languages and cultures with delicious international cuisine from all our members/partners. The Language Brunch is a great opportunity to network with people from all over the world, exchange experiences and spend a cozy and interesting day with our big international CIC family.

Datum: On Saturday, 23rd of September 

Location: KELAG-Schau-Kraftwerk Forstsee, Saag 15, 9220 Techelsberg am Wörthersee

Registration: HERE 

Bring your passion for languages with you!




Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

This is a unique experience. You don't need to know how to ski, therefore it is perfect for people who have no experience of skiing but want to enjoy the snowy mountains. The snowshoes can be borrowed.

Guided snow shoe tour at the Dobratsch Naturpark in English

Date: Tuesday, 7th March 2023

Meeting point: 17.15 hrs. at Parkplatz 11 (Rosstratte) Villacher Alpenstrasse.
We will finish at around 21.00 hrs.

Please register HERE by latest Friday, 3rd March. Please also let us know your phone number so that we can tell you about any changes due to weather conditions.

Costs: € 15 per person including tour guide, borrowed snowshoes and sticks, tea.