Heavily rooted in the German tradition of annual country fairs with rides (German: Jahrmarkt), Süderbrarup hosts the largest regional celebration of this kind in Schleswig-Holstein, drawing several hundred thousand visitors each year. Brarupmarkt has been an annual cornerstone of local culture since its inception in 1583. The commencement date for Brarupmarkt falls on the last complete weekend of July.
Opening of Brarupmarkt by Major Friedrich Bennetreu and city hall council with commemorative auto scooter and Ferris wheel rides
Miss Brarupmarkt beauty pageant
Unauthorized after-hours skinny dipping in municipal pool by local youth
Despite its relatively small population of approx. 4,000 citizens, Süderbrarup was instantly catapulted into the limelight of the German cinema, due an opening scene in German cartoonist Rötger Feldmann's infamous first full-length feature release "Werner - Beinhart" in 1990. This wacky, shrewd cartoon depicts a local plumber's apprentice and full-time motorcycle rocker in his zany adventures at work and with his notoriously drunk colleagues. In the relevant scene of this animated feature, the protagonist observes an impromptu soccer match at the weekly farmer's market - sparked by mistake. Werner, comments the accidental match between the market's visitors referring to the players as part of the real local soccer teams TSV Süderbrarup and the regional rival soccer club from Holzbein Kiel ("Wooden leg Kiel", a pun on the real Holstein Kiel soccer club).