The summer festival season is officially underway, with much of Munich celebrating the annual Streetlife Festival this weekend, which stretched most of the length of Leopold and Ludwigstrasse and into the Altstadt. For those familiar with Munich’s active summer cultural season, you can expect to see even more as the city celebrates its 850th birthday this year. And this car-free gathering, that shut down several of Munich’s busiest streets, is just the beginning with a theme of eco-friendly ways to improve life in Munich. Festival organizers expected 300,000 attendees this year, but I have my doubts. We showed up at 3:30 on Saturday and they were still setting up. Combine that with some HUGE rainstorms and Germany’s first game in Eurocup 2008 and attendance may have been limited. But if you’re interested in some of this summer’s other events, your best options are Munich Found Magazine and in Munchen magazines, or you can check muenchen.de or Munich Blog.