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Wäldchestag (Forest Day)

Wäldchestag is Frankfurt's very own folk festival. This event has been taking place for centuries and features a combination of funfair, live music concerts and a variety of food and drink stalls - notably Frankfurt's distinctive apple wine. On the days of the festival, Frankfurters traditionally leave their work at midday to head for the forest for the celebrations.

Date: 26 May 2023 - 30 May 2023
Venue: Stadtwald (city forest, Am Oberforsthaus).
Website: https://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/Entdecken-und-Erleben/Feste-Veranstaltungen/Waeldchestag2
Cost:

Free.


Ironman European Championship

3,000 triathletes from all over the world fight for the Ironman European Championship title. The race involves a 3.8km swim event, a 180km bike course that goes through the city centre and the surrounding regions, and the final marathon running goes on both sides of the River Main. There is also an Ironkids race for children aged five to 13 years old.

 

Date: 02 July 2023 - 02 July 2023
Venue: Mainkai, Römerberg.
Website: https://www.ironman.com/im-europe
Cost:

Various.


Mainfest (Main Festival)

At the height of summer the Römerberg old town and the banks of the river Main are transformed into a huge festival site for four days. What began as an event for fishermen and boatmen as a thanksgiving for the river and its riches, now attracts thousands of visitors from far and near for wine, fairground rides, fireworks and many other attractions.

Date: 04 August 2023 - 07 August 2023
Venue: Römerberg and Mainkai (Main Quay).
Website: https://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/Entdecken-und-Erleben/Feste-Veranstaltungen/Mainfest
Cost:

Free.


Rheingauer Weinmarkt (Rheingau Wine Market)

At the Rheingauer Weinmarkt, it is all about culinary delights. In Freßgass, a lovely district in the city centre filled with restaurants, hip bars, rustic taverns and delicatessen stores, once a year Rheingau vintners present their specialty wines. More than 600 wines and sparkling wines from the Rheingau region can be tasted, ranging from the fine wines to light summer wines and the dominant Rheingau Riesling.

Date: 30 August 2023 - 01 September 2023
Venue: Freßgass, Große Bockenheimer Straße.
Website: https://www.frankfurt-rhein-main.de/veranstaltung/rheingauer-weinmarkt-0a06d5fa00
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