Events in Frankfurt


In February, the international consumer goods fair Ambiente shows the innovations and current trends in the three areas of Dining, Giving and Living.

Date: February 7th, 2020 – February 11th, 2020
Place: Messegelände Frankfurt
Admission: With admission fee.

Luminale – Biennial of Light Culture

In the evenings, downtown Frankfurt shines in the light until the fair. Up to 200 lights and illuminations illuminate the cosmopolitan city.

Date: March 12, 2020 – March 15, 2020
Place: Downtown Frankfurt.

Frankfurt dipping fair in spring

The Dippemess is a folk festival with great rides and stalls with delicious food, which takes place every year in spring and autumn on the fairground on the Ratsweg. In the spring, fun is the focus of the rides.

Date: April 2nd, 2020 – April 26th, 2020
Place: Festplatz am Ratsweg

Frankfurt Forest Conference

The forest party with tradition “Wäldchestag” takes place every Tuesday after Pentecost in the Frankfurt city forest.

Date: May 30, 2020 – June 02, 2020
Place: Frankfurt Stadtwald – Am Oberforsthaus

Opera Square Festival

The Opera Square Festival is a culinary and cultural festival with concerts that takes place every summer in the Opera Square.

Date: June 26, 2020 – June 03, 2020
Place: Opernplatz Frankfurt

Ironman European Championship

3000 triathletes from all over the world and fight for the European championship title. After 3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42.195 km running, the first 75 participants can hold the coveted starting place for the Ironman in Hawaii. The sports event begins at the Langener Waldsee and leads partly through the city center to the final stretch along the historic museum bank. Other events such as the Ironkids, the night run and the 5 km relay run for amateur athletes take place during the competition week.

Date: June 28, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Place: Mainkai, Römerberg
Admission: With entry fee.


The Mainfest is a family-oriented folk festival with fair rides, live music and fireworks on the Mainkai and on the Römerberg.

Date: July 31, 2020 – August 03, 2020
Place: Römerberg, Mainkai

Rheingau wine market

At the Rheingau wine market, visitors can enjoy over 600 wines and sparkling wines from the Rheingau winegrowers in Freßgass in September.

Date: August 14, 2020 – August 23, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Freßgass, Große Bockenheimer Straße


The Museumsuferfest is an annual arts and culture festival on the banks of the Main on the last weekend in August. The museums are open until late at night. Culinary specialties, concerts and fireworks round off the festival.

Date: August 28, 2020 – August 30, 2020
Place: Schaumainkai, Mainkai

Frankfurt Dippemess in autumn

The Dippemess is a folk festival with great rides and stalls with delicious food, which takes place every year in spring and autumn on the fairground on the Ratsweg. In autumn, the focus is on cosiness and conviviality.

Date: September 11, 2020 – September 20, 2020
Place: Festplatz am Ratsweg

Frankfurt book fair

In October, the Frankfurt Book Fair shows the novelties on the book market every year on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds.

Date: October 14, 2020 – October 18, 2020
Location: Exhibition Center Frankfurt
Admission: With admission fee.

Christmas Market

The Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the most popular Christmas markets in Germany. From the end of November to Christmas it smells of mulled wine and roasted almonds in the midst of beautiful, Christmas decorations on the Römerberg, on Paulsplatz and on the Mainkai.

Date: November 25, 2020 – December 22, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai

Frankfurt financial district