Events in Düsseldorf


Every year the gentlemen have to take care of their ties at the Old Women Fast Night in front of the town hall and in the old town. At the street carnival on Königsallee  , Düsseldorfers celebrate the happy time with children and cones. On Carnival Monday from 12.30 p.m. the big carnival parade takes place, which takes about 5 hours from the Oberkasseler Bridge through the city center.

Date: February 20, 2020 – February 24, 2020
Place: Düsseldorfer, Innenstadt.

Museum Night

Interested visitors can walk through the various museums and cultural institutes of the city for a whole night and experience exciting things. In addition to the exhibitions, cultural events are also offered.

Date: April 04, 2020 – April 04, 2020
Location: Düsseldorf, various venues.
Entry: With admission fee.

Rhine marathon

The starting signal for the Düsseldorf METRO Group Marathon on the Joseph-Beuys-Ufer sounds once a year. The route runs along the Rhine promenade and through the magnificent old town. Runners, skaters, hand bikers and unicyclists are invited.

Date: April 26, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Place: Joseph-Beuys-Ufer (start), Düsseldorf.
Entry: With entry fee.

Japan Day with Japan Fireworks

The Japan Day with Japan fireworks takes place every year on the Rhine promenade. Düsseldorf, where around 7000 Japanese live, is the largest Japanese community in Germany and the third largest in Europe after London and Paris. The big fireworks that are lit in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel around 11 p.m. are the highlight of the day with their geometric shapes and colorful effects.

Date: May 16, 2020 – May 16, 2020
Place: Rheinuferpromenade, Düsseldorf.

Jazz rally

With its international jazz rally, Düsseldorf attracts music fans of the styles soul, funk, blues and jazz from all over the world. This musical event is known and valued for its qualitative selection of musicians. Classic jazz events such as marching bands, open air concerts and the traditional “Nights of Jazz” are organized at different venues.

Date: May 29, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Location: Düsseldorf, various venues.
Admission: With admission fee.

Alltours cinema

At the Alltours cinema, a selection of the best films will be presented in the open air cinema on Düsseldorf’s beautiful Rheinterrasse. After the previous sponsor had resigned, the former commercial real cinema has now been given a new name with a new sponsor: Alltours-Kino. However, the visitor can look forward to the usual quality: cinema enjoyment in the open air in (almost) any weather.

Date: July 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020
(not yet clear)
Place: Düsseldorfer Rheinterrasse.
Admission: With admission fee.

Düsseldorf France Festival

At the Düsseldorf France Festival, the city lives up to its reputation of being “Little Paris” and presents culinary and cultural delicacies from the neighboring country on Burgplatz, on the Rhine promenade and in the courtyard of the town hall.

Date: July 03, 2020 – July 05, 2020
Venue: Düsseldorf, various venues (Burgplatz, Rheinuferpromenade, courtyard of the town hall).

Largest fun fair on the Rhine

The shooting and homeland festival with centuries-old tradition invites you to the Oberkasseler Rheinwiesen every year. Millions of visitors are expected to leave everyday life behind with the many fairground attractions and fun fair delicacies.

Date: July 17, 2020 – July 26, 2020
Place: Düsseldorf, Oberkasseler Rheinwiesen.

düsseldorf festival!

With around 60 different cultural offerings at different venues, the Düsseldorf Culture Festival offers a broad mix of world music, musicals and dance and illusion theater. For example, various performances take place in the theater tent or in the hall at the water tower.

Date: September 9, 2020 – September 28, 2020
Location: Düsseldorf, various venues.
Admission: With admission fee.

St. Martin’s Festival

A torchlight procession takes place every year for the St. Martinsfest in Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf celebrates the traditional St. Martins festival every year with a torchlight procession through the city center. The start is Ratinger Straße (corner of Ursulinengasse).

Date: November 11, 2020 – November 11, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Düsseldorf city center, start at Ratinger Straße (corner Ursulinengasse)
Entry: Free entry.

Christmas Market

The scent of cinnamon, burnt treats, mulled wine and the more than 200 illuminated and decorated huts on the Düsseldorf Christmas market put a smile on every visitor’s face. The nostalgic market around the market place, the Christmas market on the Kö-Bogen and Heinrich-Heine Platz offers not only culinary delights but also all sorts of glass, carvings and decorative items.

Date: November 19, 2020 – December 30, 2020
Place: Downtown, Düsseldorf

Boot – Messe Düsseldorf

The international exhibition on water sports and boats of all sizes is presented annually in 17 halls on the exhibition grounds. Almost 250,000 visitors experience the latest trends, marvel at imposing yachts and can try out a variety of hands-on activities on the subject of diving, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. There is a huge offer for children with bouncy castle, sailing simulator and climbing park.

Date: January 23, 2021 – January 31, 2021
Place: Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Höfe.
Entry: With entry.

Full moon over Düsseldorf Medienhafen