Events in Frankfurt - updated monthly
(Updated 02.03.2018) The highlight of March is Luminale, and the special lighting up of key buildings and places around Frankfurt. The event co-incides with the Light & Building trade fair. It's free to wander around and explore the buildings and special art installations. Let's all hope for dry weather :-)
Starting April 27th, we get the first of the annual wine festivals in Frankfurt. Scroll down for more information!
March events in Frankfurt
3 Mar - The Big Vintage and Art Market, Ostend. 9am - 7pm for all things vintage. Entrance 3€. More details are in the link.
11 Mar - Frankfurt Half Marathon. Starting and finishing at the Commerzbank Arena, the half marathon route stays south of the River Main. Expect some traffic disruption.
17 Mar - Organ recital at the Frankfurt cathedral (Kaiserdom) @ 12:30, free entrance. Andreas Boltz plays Reger, Bach und Wagner.
23 - 24 Mar - Craft Beer Festival, Goethe University Campus Westend. A must for all beer fans and street food options too! Entrance fee: 12€. Special tasting events hosted both evenings, advance ticket purchase required. Check link for details.
23 Mar - 15 Apr - Spring Dippemess, Festplatz am Ratsweg. A twice yearly funfair for all the family to enjoy. Opening times are given in the link.
24 - 25 Mar - Streetfood Festival at the Klassikstadt. From 12 noon until 10 pm on Saturday & 8pm on Sunday. Free entrance and a chance to sample from a variety of food trucks.
24 - 25 Mar - Hessen Park Easter Market. Hessen Park is a great place to visit in it's own right, and the Easter market offers extra attractions for children to enjoy. Entrance fees apply.
April events in Frankfurt
7 - 13 Apr - Cider Week, various sites around Frankfurt. The link has details of the events being hosted by applewine taverns, bars and restaurants throughout the week. NB: events will be hosted in German.
15 Apr - Cider World 2018, Palmengarten. Public entry from 1pm - 6pm and a chance to sample ciders from all over the world. Entrance fee applies, see link.
Until 15 Apr - Spring Dippemess, Festplatz am Ratsweg. A twice yearly funfair for all the family to enjoy. Opening times, especially over the Easter period are given in the link.
27 Apr - 1 May - The Bornheimer Weinfest, Funffingerplätzchen, Bornheim. At last, the first of many wine festivals for 2018. Busy, with lots of food vendors too.
Throughout April - Special exhibits at Hessen Park, including early 19th century photographs of life in Hessen, twin-lens reflex camera exhibit and Jacob Nussbaum landscape art exhibit. Entrance fees apply - see the link for more details.
Until 29th April - Hand to God at the English Theatre, Frankfurt.
Farmer's Markets in Frankfurt
Frankfurt has some excellent weekly markets, many held in the city centre as well as the surrounding suburbs. For full details of market days, opening times and location use this link.
The following is a list for city centre markets:
Mon to Sat - Kleinmarkthalle - 8am - 6pm (closes at 4pm on Saturdays). Located on Hasengasse. Closed on Sundays and public holidays!
Thursday - Konstablerwache farmer's market . On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.
Friday - Schillermarkt farmer's market 9am - 6.30pm. Along Schillerstraße, very close to the Old Stock Exchange.
Friday - Flower market 9am - 6pm on Liebfrauenberg, in the city centre.
Saturday - Konstablerwache farmers market 8am - 5.00pm. On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.
Frankfurt Weekly Flea Market
The weekly flea market is hosted every Saturday at alternate sites: at Lindleystrasse (Osthafen) and along the south side of the River Main (between the Eisenersteg and Holbeinsteg). For full details and dates use this link.
Organ recitals in Frankfurt
Organ recitals at Frankfurt Kaiserdom (with entrance fee)
Once a month on Friday evenings the Cathedral hosts an organ recital, this link offers full details. Future dates: 9th February, 16th March, 25th May, 20th, 17th July, 20th August,
Organ recitals at St. Katharine's Church, Hauptwache, Frankfurt. Every Monday and Thursday, at 4.30pm, the church hosts a 30 minute recital by organist Martin Lücker. Free entrance. Other musical recitals and events are listed in this link.
Museum exhibitions in Frankfurt
31st March & 28th April - SaTOURday is the last Saturday in the month when many of the city museums offer free entrance. This article has more information about SaTOURday and other museum offers.
All the Frankfurt museum exhibits, and special events, can be found using this link to the Kulturportal and the information is in English, too!
Note: 16 museums now offer free entrance to those 18 or under. A list of the museums can be found here!