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Greater Frankfurt
Annual Events

Greater Frankfurt has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events.

The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Frankfurt area.

January
Eckart Witzigmann Palazzo
Enjoy delicious food prepared by Eckart Witzigmann, a three-star Michelin chef. Located in the Spiegelpalast at the Hemmerichsweg, throughout the month of January, every night of the week except Monday. Call (49) 893-0090 for more information.
February
Ambiente
Check out this state of the art fair of consumer goods and home furnishings. Hosted by Ludwig Erhard Anlage. Located at the Messe Complex at 1, beginning the middle of February. Call (49) 69-7575 for more information.
March
Nacht der Museen
Visit a museum and view special presentations during museum nights when the museums stay open late. This event takes place during the last week in March. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
Verzaubert Queer Film Festival
The Turm-Palast at Am Eschenheimer Turm hosts one of the larger gay and lesbian film festivals in Europe, during the last week in November.
April
Art Frankfurt
See works from promising new artists and galleries at this art fair. Located at the Messe Complex at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage, during the last week in April. Call (49) 69-7575 for more information.
Frühlings Dippemess
Enjoy this annual Spring festival and fair full of rides, arts and crafts, wine and food. Located in the eastern Frankfurt Bornheim district at Festplatz am Ratsweg, during the last half of April. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
May
Henninger Rennen
Come out to watch Germany’s annual bicycle race. The race begins and ends at the Henning Brewery’s tower where refreshments will be served. Located at 37-53 Hainer Weg., on May 1st. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
Cinelatino
Join actors and directors as they View the latest latin films at the annual film festival. Located at a various theaters around town during the middle of May. Call (49) 7071-56-96-54 for more information.
Ballett Frankfurt
Celebrate Frankfurt’s ballet troupe at this annual party. Enjoy a ballet performance, too. Located at the Opernhaus, Willy-Brandt-Platz, during the last week of May. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
June
Waldchestag
Come out to the City Woods and celebrate Germany’s forest. This annual Spring fair combines live music, amusements and plenty of cider to drink. This event ususally takes place during the first part of June. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
Christopher Street Day
Join the party and watch the parade. The Frankfurt gay and lesbian community hosts a street party and parade starting from the Roemerberg to the Konstablerwache. Call (49) 69-46-999-475 for more information.
Summer Festival Opernplatz
Sample delicious international foods and beverages at this annual Summer festival. Many local vendors will be there, too. Located at the Alte Oper, during the last week in June. Call (49) 69-544-146 for more information.
July
Sound of Frankfurt
Enjoy a number of street parites as Frankfurt celebrates its musical heritage. See live bands throughout the downtown area, including, techno pop performers at walking mall. During the first week in July. Call (49) 69-590538 for more information.
Cocoon Club at Hafentunnel
Party at this two-day jam session where local DJs and bands come together in the tunnel under Frankfurt’s railway station on Hafenstrasse. Look for several before and after parties. This event is held during the last week in July. Tickets are available at the U60311 Club of the U-BAR. Call (49) 69-944-3660 for more information.
Lotto-Hessen Cup and Mercedes Champions’ Day
Check out these major horse racing events for horses three-years of age and older. Hosted by Schwarzwaldstrasse. Located at the Niederrad track at 125, on the last Sunday in July. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
August
Mainkai Festival
Join others as they honor The River Main in this annual festival of wine and roast oxen. Located all along the river, during the first week in August. Call (49) 69-212-34136 for more information.
Wiesbaden Casino Prize Race
Here’s another major Frankfurt horse racing event for horses three-years of age and older. Located at the Niederrad track at 125, Schwarzwaldstrasse, in the middle of August. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
Museumsuferfest and Rainbow Quai
Come out and enjoy art and music at this annual celebration of Frankfurt’s culture. Art exhibits, live music, film screenings and plenty of apple wine highlight this party. In addition, the gay and lesbian community hosts the Rainbow Bridge party preceding the three-day festival of food, music and fun. Located between the Untermainbrücke and Holbeinbruecke bridges, during the last week in August. Call (49) 69-46-999-475 for more information.
Summer in the City
Listen to music at various outdoor concerts. Hosted by the Mousonterm Cultural Center. Located in the Palmengarten Park at 63, Siesmayerstrasse, during most of the month of August. Call (49) 69-21-23-39-39 for more information.
September
Rheingauer Weinmarkt
Sample hundreds of wines as local growers exhibit their wines for tasting. Located at Grosse Bockenheimerstrasse in the Fressgasse area, from the end of August through the first week in September. Call (49) 69-2123-4136 for more information.
Run For More Time
Join others as they run in this charitable event to benefit HIV and AIDS research. This event is held in conjunction with the American and European Walk for Life. The run begins at Opernplatz. If you can’t run, you can join the street party during the race. This event is held during the first week in September, Call (49) 171-899-6060 for more information.
Herbst Dippemess
Bring the kids to this Fall festival filled with food, arts and crafts, amusements, and rides. Enjoy fireworks and Frankfurt’s famous apple wine. This event is held in early September. Call (49) 69-212-34136 or more information.
IAA Motor Show
Check out this annual exposition of hundreds of cars and motorcycles from 40 countries. Located in the Messe at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage, during the middle of September. Call (49) 69-7575-0 for more information.
Arthur Andersen Euro Cup and Merrill Lynch Super Four
Here’s one more Frankfurt horse racing event for horses three-years of age and older. Located at the Niederrad track at 125, Schwarzwaldstrasse. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
Barrelhouse Jazz Party
Listen to Dixieland music at this annual review where musicians from the States and the German Barrelhouse Jazz Band perform. Located at the Alte Oper at 1, Opernplatz, during the last week of September. Call (49) 69-2123-4136 for more information.
Erntedank Feste
See this colorful autumn exhibition showcasing Frankfurt’s autumn harvest. Located in the Palmengarten Park at 63, Siesmayerstrasse, during the last week in September. Call (49) 69-21-23-39-39 for more information.
Rheingauer Weinmarkt
Sample hundreds of wines as local growers exhibit their wines for tasting. Located at Grosse Bockenheimerstrasse in the Fressgasse area, from the end of August through the first week in September. Call (49) 69-2123-4136 for more information.
Auftakt Festival
Listen to contemporary music at this annual review as musicians perform. Located at the Alte Oper at 1, Opernplatz, during most of the month of September. Call (49) 69-13-40-400 for more information.
October
Flughafen Pokal
See a major Frankfurt horse racing event for Class II horses. Located at the Niederrad track at 125, Schwarzwaldstrasse, during the first week in October. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
Book Fair
In mid-October, the Frankfurt Messe at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage hosts thousands of vendors, authors and publishers of both print and electronic media at what might be the largest book fair in the world. Call (49) 69-7575-0 for more information.
Frankfurt Trophy
On the third Sunday in October, the Niederrad track at 125, Schwarzwaldstrasse hosts a race for horses three years of age and older. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
Euro Marathon
Annual 26 mile run through the streets of Frankfurt attracts thousands of contestants who can either run, wheelchair or skate the course, each year during the last week of October. Call (49) 69-97-176-330 for more information.
Jazz Festival
During the last week in October the Hessicher Rundfunk Broadcast Studio at 8, Bertramstrasse hosts an annual review of the world’s best jazz musicians, which also is broadcast throughout Germany. Call (49) 69-155-2000 for more information.
Lifetime
The Messe at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage hosts an annual exposition of health, nutrition and fitness products, during the last week in October. Call (49) 69-7575-0 for more information.
Autumn Flower Show
From mid through late October, Palmengarten Park exhibits the best of local fall flowers and trees prior to the first snows. Call (49) 69-21-23-39-39 for more information.
November
Hessian Youth Film Festival
From the end of October through the first few days of November, the Gallus Theater at Kaiserstrasse 56 hosts an annual review of the work of young video and film makers from the local area and throughout Germany. Call (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
Mülhens Flour Foundation Mares’ Prize Race
The Niederrad track at 125, Schwarzwaldstrasse hosts an annual race for mares, on the first Sunday of November. Call (49) 69-67-80-900 for more information.
Klangwelten World Music Festival
The Alte Oper at 1, Opernplatz hosts an annual review of world music, dance and the performing arts during the last week in November. Call (49) 69-13-40-400 for more information.
World AIDS Day
At the end of November and beginning of December area businesses along the Zeil and other shopping districts sell teddy bears to support AIDS-Hilfe, a charitable organization in the Frankfurt area. (49) 69-212-38800 for more information.
December
Nokia Night of the Proms
During the first week in December, the Festhalle at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage presents an annual program of popular music with notable popular artists and concert musicians from around the world. Call (49) 69-7575-6404 for more information.
Mitsubishi Cup International Tournament
The Festhalle at 1, Ludwig Erhard Anlage hosts an indoor exhibition of horses and horsemen in jumping and dressage events, in mid-December. Call (49) 69-7575-6404 for more information.
Christmas Fair
From Thanksgiving until just before Christmas, the city’s old section, from the Romerberg to the Main River, is alive with lights, decorations and holiday activities with some traditions dating back to the 1300s. Call (49) 69-2123-4136 for more information.
Nuit Africain
New Year’s Eve is celebrated according to African traditions in the Brotfabrik Cultural Center at 2-4, Bachmannstrasse in North Frankfurt, on December 31. Call (49) 69-78-955-13 for more information.
Year’s Eve at the Mousonturm
The Künstlerhaus Mousonturm at 4, Waldschmidtstrasse hosts a variety of musical performances by various artists at their annual New Year’s Eve program. Call (49) 69-4058-9520 for more information.
New Year’s Eve at the Skkasten
This popular nightclub at 5-9, Brönnerstrasse hosts one of the better New Year’s Eve parties with a live band in the Frankfurt area. Call (49) 69-59-75-549 for more information.
New Year’s Eve at U60311
The U-BAR and its U60311 Club at the Rossmarkt present their annual New Year’s Eve party for the younger more contemporary crowd of Frankfurt. Call (49) 69-2970-60311 for more information.
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