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Ambiente

Open to trade visitors only, this fair showcases products in the areas of Dining, Giving and Living – think tables, gifts, home furnishing and decorations.

Date: 09 February 2018 - 13 February 2018
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Website: http://www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com
Cost:

 Entry fee.


Spring Dippemess

A traditional folk festival dating back to the 14th century, Spring Dippemess began as a medieval market for domestic items such as pottery. While it still features a market today, it also offers a fairground, firework displays and other family-oriented attractions too.

Date: 02 April 2018 - 15 April 2018
Venue: Festplatz.
Cost:

Free.


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: 20 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
Venue: Stadtwald (city forest, Am Oberforsthaus).
Cost:

Free.


Opernplatzfest (Opera Square Festival)

The Opera Square Festival is a celebration of food and culture, featuring stage productions, music and a mouth-watering array of international gastronomic delights. Expect Frankfurt’s Opernplatz to come alive with everything from jazz to pop music.

Date: 01 July 2018 - 06 July 2018
Venue: Opernplatz, Frankfurt city centre.
Website: http://www.opernplatzfest.com
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: 08 July 2018 - 08 July 2018
Venue: Langener Waldsee, city center
Website: http://eu.ironman.com
Cost:

Entry fee

 


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: 03 August 2018 - 06 August 2018
Venue: Römerberg and Mainkai (Main Quay).
Website: http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
Cost:

Free.


Museumsuferfest (Museum Embankment Festival)

Frankfurt's Museumsuferfest is a celebration of the city’s many museums and one of Europe’s largest cultural events. The festival attracts some 3 million visitors each year as both sides of the River Main are packed with arts and crafts stalls, music and theatre from around the world.

Date: 24 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
Venue: Museum Embankment.
Website: http://www.museumsuferfest.de
Cost:

Costs vary according to museum entry fees.


Rheingau Weinmarkt (Rheingau Wine Market)

At the Rheingau 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: 29 August 2018 - 07 September 2018
Venue: Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse and Opernplatz.
Website: http://www.rheingau.de
Cost:

Free.


Autumn Dippemess

The largest folk festival in the Rhine-Main region, this popular event offers great rides and stalls with delicious food on the Festplatz at the Ratsweg. 

Date: 08 September 2018 - 17 September 2018
Venue: Festplatz at the Ratsweg.
Website: http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

One of Germany's biggest traditional Christmas markets, Frankfurt's Weihnachtsmarkt runs for a month in the lead up to the holiday period. Hundreds of elaborate stands offer all manner of gifts, decorations and food and drink amid the historic buildings of the Römerberg and Paulsplatz.

Date: 07 December 2018 - 22 December 2018
Venue: Römerberg.
Website: http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
Cost:

Free.