Events in Frankfurt - updated monthly
(Updated 05.06.2018) There are a few good fests on in Frankfurt in the coming months, see list below. There are are also a couple of fests outside of Frankfurt, but easy to access by train. The Eltville Sektfest, at the end of June and the Hochheim weinfest and the Amazing Thailand Fest in July. For those of you keen to venture into the Rheingau and visit local vineyards, this on-line brochure lists all the Rheingau fests for 2018!
June events in Frankfurt
2 - 3 June - Bergenstraßen Fest, Frankfurt. Between Bettmannpark and Höhenstraße various stalls with arts and crafts, food, and drinks on sale.
7 June - JP Morgan run. Starting at 7pm from Opernplatz (by the Old Opera House)
8 - 10 June - Frankfurt Palmengarten. Celebration of roses with special events, music and beautifully lit garden at night. Entrance 7€.
9 - 10 June - Schweizer Straßenfest. Bands playing and food and drink stands along the Schweizer Straße late into the evening.
22 June - Summer Fest at the Goethe University, West End Campus. Starting at 3pm, a bit of fun for everyone.
27 June - 06 July - Opera Square Festival (Opernplatz) A festival of music, food and drinks in the heart of Frankfurt.
29 June - 02 July - Sekt & Biedermeier Festival, Eltville. Accessible by regional train (every hour from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) Eltville hosts a lovely festival celebrating the sparkling wine of the region. Opening times are in the link!
July events in Frankfurt
Until 06 July - Opera Square Festival (Opernplatz) A festival of music, food and drinks in the heart of Frankfurt.
8 July - Organ Matinee, Frankfurt Kaiserdom. Starting at 12:30 - free entrance. Donations are welcome.
8 July - European Ironman Championship, Frankfurt. Finish line at the Römerberg, with music, drinks and food stands. Expect severe road traffic disruption throughout the day - use local transport!
8 - 9 July - Amazing Thailand Fest - hosted on Brunnenallee in Bad Homburg. It's a fest celebrating the long links between Bad Homburg and Thailand. S-Bahn trains (S5) depart every 30 mins from Frankfurt to Bad Homburg.
13 - 16 July - Hochheimer Wine Fest, Hochheim. The S1 train runs from Hauptbahnhof every 30 minutes to Hochheim.
20 - 22 July - Christopher Street Day, Frankfurt. The main parade will start at 12:00 from the Römerberg on Saturday 15th July. Other events are hosted around Große Friedberger Strasse.
20 July - 5 Aug - Sommerwerft Theatre Fest - along the northern banks of the Main river a festival of theatre and events for all the family.
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: 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
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!