Events in Hamburg

Hamburg DOM

The DOM describes itself as the largest folk festival in the north. The event with fairground attractions, gastronomic treats, games and fun takes place three times a year. The “Spring Festival” provides a lot of entertainment with carousels, roller coasters, rides and a ferris wheel. The summer cathedral also attracts with numerous attractions. The winter dome rounds off the year.

Date: March 27, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Place: Hamburg DOM
Admission: With admission fee.

Haspa Marathon Hamburg

The Hamburg Marathon, which is open to runners as well as wheelchair users, hand bikers and power walkers, starts at the entrance to the fair and heads towards the famous Reeperbahn. A total of over 25,000 participants are expected to attend this sporting event in the Hanseatic city.

Date: April 19, 2020 – April 19, 2020
Place: Messe (Start), Hamburg.
Entry: With entry fee.

Long Night of Museums

People flock to Hamburg’s numerous museums that invite to the Long Night that night. In addition to the permanent and special exhibitions, exciting entertainment programs are also offered in the participating museums.

Date: April 25, 2020 – April 25, 2020
Place: Hamburg
Entry: With admission fee.

City park open air

Great artists with world-famous names will also perform this year  at the Stadtpark Open Air in Hamburg’s Stadtpark.

Date: May 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020
(not yet determined)
Location: Stadtpark, Hamburg.
Admission: With admission fee.

Harbor birthday

In May the Port of Hamburg celebrates its birthday with the largest port festival in the world. There is a varied program on water, on land and in the air. The water program on the Elbe extends from the museum harbor Oevelgönne along the jetties to the warehouse district. Its highlights are the parade of tall ships, the tug ballet, the dragon boat race and the glow of the harbor lights. With the harbor mile from the Speicherstadt to the fish auction hall, the land program offers stage events, show performances and culinary delights. Museums also invite you to exhibitions and guided tours. The air program includes balloon rides, helicopter tours and parachuting.

Date: May 8, 2020 – May 10, 2020
Place: Port of Hamburg.
Admission: With admission fee.

Schanzenzelt Festival

The tent festival in the Sternschanzenpark offers an open-air cinema, children’s program with fairy tale performances and a circus, and an evening program with comedy and concert.

Date: May 14, 2020 – July 12, 2020
Place: Sternschanzenpark, Hamburg.
Admission: Partially free entry.


The Altonale is Hamburg’s largest district festival in Altona, which offers art and literature, health and culinary delights, theater and a street festival. There is a lot of live music and a children’s and youth program.

Date: June 05, 2020 – June 21, 2020
Place: Hamburg Altona.

German Open tennis tournament

It is one of the 20 largest tennis tournaments in the world and is part of the ATP world tour. The German Open in Hamburg is looking forward to world-class players and thousands of visitors who will inspire their favorites. The traditional event on the Rothenbaum has been attracting the world’s best clay court players to the Hanseatic city since 1892 and rounds off the event with a great atmosphere and activities around the center court.

Date: July 11, 2020 – July 19, 2020
Place: Hamburg Rothenbaum, Hallerstrasse.
Admission: With admission fee.

Duckstein Festival HafenCity Hamburg

The Duckstein Festival in Magdeburger Hafen offers art, culture and culinary delights. A floating stage presents musical performances, on Dar-Es-Salam-Platz artists present unplugged concerts and an international street theater with acrobatics captivates thousands of visitors. They are well catered for when it comes to serving up Mediterranean delicacies.

Date: July 17, 2020 – July 26, 2020
Place: Magdeburger Hafen, Hamburg.

Church Night

The Night of the Churches offers visitors to Hamburg’s churches a varied program with literature, music, art and dance. The motto “happiness!” wants to convey extraordinary moments with spirituality, literature, music and art.

Date: September 5, 2020 – September 5, 2020
Place: Hamburg churches
Entry: Free admission.

Reeperbahn Festival

The famous red light district invites to the big club festival around the Reeperbahn every year. Since 2006, the festival has established itself as an important stage for the music scene, but it also offers a platform for visual arts and film and literature projects. This year’s partner country is the Netherlands.

Date: September 16, 2020 – September 19, 2020
Place: Reeperbahn Hamburg
Admission: With entry.

Hamburg Film Festival

Productions by German and international filmmakers are on the program of the Hamburg Film Festival. The selection covers genres such as arthouse films, road movies, melodramas, western comedies and children’s films.

Date: September 24, 2020 – October 03, 2020
Place: Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage, Studio-Kino and 3001

Lesbian Gay Film Days Hamburg

The Lesbisch Schwulen Filmtage Hamburg take place  in the film cinemas Metropolis, Passage 1 and 2, B-Movie and Politbüro. The festival offers diverse and current international film productions and would like to be a forum for socially committed, worth discussing and demanding film culture.

Date: October 15, 2020 – October 20, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Metropolis, Passage 1 and 2, B-Movie and Politbüro
Admission: With admission fee.

New Years fireworks in the port of Hamburg

The big New Year’s Eve fireworks display on December 31st can of course be enjoyed excellently on a ship in the port of Hamburg . The New Year can be celebrated in the midst of ships, bugles, church bells and the big fireworks.

Date: December 31, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Place: Port of Hamburg.
Admission: Fireworks trip: € 49 per adult.

Alster Lake, Hamburg
The Alster lake, Hamburg