(Updated 28.04.2019) The weather is getting warmer and the festivals begin. I’ve listed a few events in June too - a full update of June events will follow shortly. For more ideas check out the Frankfurt Feste & Events page.

May events in Frankfurt

30 Apr - 4 May - The Bornheimer Weinfest, Funffingerplätzchen, Bornheim. At last, the first of many wine festivals for 2019. A busy, fun event, with lots of food vendors too.

1 May - Eschborn - Frankfurt Bike Race. Finish line at Opernplatz, by the Old Opera House, offering a small festival and entertainment for the whole family. 

1 May - Kobelt Zoo, Schwanheim. Official summer opening weekend. Throughout the summer the zoo will be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Here’s a little more information about Schwanheim from my blog pages!

01 - 02 May - Knight's Tournament, Königstein. At Königstein castle, a weekend of medieval fun for all the family. A medieval market on Saturday and tournaments on Sunday. No doubt they'll be some sausages too! Entrance fees apply.

4 May - 5th Riesling Day from 2pm - 8pm. Hosted at the Gesellschaftshaus, Palmengarten, Frankfurt. Tickets cost 15€ (pre book on-line) with the opportunity to taste 200 Rieslings! 

09 - 12 May - The Frankfurt Rowing Festival Hosted along the south bank of the River Main, by Holbeinsteg, a fun event with beer, wine, food and bands playing. The prize winning races are held on Sunday!

11 May - Night of the Museums, Frankfurt & Offenbach. Museums are open from 7pm until 2am and shuttle buses are provided to transport you around the city. Tickets cost 14€ - click here for details on how to purchase.

11 May - Hochtaunus Europe Day Celebration, Hessen Park. On this special day, entrance to the Hessen park is free!

11 - 18 May - Green Sauce Festival, Roßmarkt, Frankfurt. One of the first festivals of summer with lots of stalls on Roßmarkt selling green sauce dishes and drinks. It time to sit outside and enjoy the warm evenings!

12 May - Klassikstadt Car Showcase - showcasing vintage cars along side entertainment and food. A small but fun venue for car enthusiasts 10am - 6pm. Klassikstadt, Orberstr. 4a Frankfurt.

18 - 19 May - Stilblüten Fest No. 3 in Sachsenhausen (Brückenviertal) A festival where local shops show off their wares. Food and drink, plus late night shopping on Saturday.

18 - 19 May - Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen. Rhododendron Fest in beautiful gardens 10am-6pm. Entrance 5€ (also on the following weekend of 25th & 26th May).

22 May - 31 May - Fressgass Fest. Local proprietors offer food and drink along the Fressgass, creating a lively atmosphere into the evening. 

22 May - 2 June - Mai und Weinfest, Liebfrauenberg, Frankfurt. In the heart of Frankfurt city centre, one of the earlier wine festivals to set the theme of summer. Lots of local wine to try!

25 May - Kaiserdom (Frankfurt Cathedral) The Blenheim Singers from the UK at 8pm. Entrance 10-35€. See link for full details and ticket purchase.

25 - 26 May - Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen. Rhododendron Fest in beautiful gardens 10am-6pm. Entrance 5€.

31 May - 02 June - Wine Festival , Bad Homburg. Hosted along the main pedestrian high street.

June events in Frankfurt

Until 02 June - Wine Festival , Bad Homburg. Hosted along the main pedestrian high street.

1 - 2 June - Bergenstraßen Fest, Frankfurt. Between Bettmannpark and Höhenstraße various stalls with arts and crafts, food, and drinks on sale.

07 - 16 June - Bad Soden Weintage, Alte Kurpark. If the weather is good, it's worth a trip to Bad Soden (take the S3 S-bahn). Weinfest daily from 5pm (or from 3.30pm at the weekends) and closes at midnight. Last train back into Frankfurt 22:20!

08 - 11 June - Wäldchestag, Frankfurt Stadtwald. Funfair in the woods. Take the tram (21) or bus (61) to tram stop “Am Oberforsthaus”. Entertainment: fair rides, bands, beer and food, starts at midday until the early hours."

12 June - JP Morgan run. Starting at 7pm from Opernplatz (by the Old Opera House) 

15 - 16 June - Schweizer Straßenfest. Bands playing and food and drink stands along the Schweizer Straße late into the evening.

26 June - 05 July - Opera Square Festival (Opernplatz) A festival of music, food and drinks in the heart of Frankfurt.

Throughout the summer - Special exhibits at Hessen Park. Entrance fees apply. Hessen Park is a must for anyone interested in old German buildings. Here in the park, buildings dating back across various centuries have been lovingly restored - see the link for more details.

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. 

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

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!

NB: Sixteen museums now offer free entrance to those 18 or under. A list of the museums can be found here!