Events in Frankfurt - updated monthly
(Updated 26.09.2018) Autumn is here and the festival season is slowing down. However there are still a few fun events taking place and also wine fests taking place, outside of Frankfurt, in towns that are easy to access train - see my blog post for most information. 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!
Events in September
28 - 30 Sept - The Old town Festival. Celebrating the official opening of the newly developed old town. Lots and lots of events going on all weekend between the cathedral and the Römer and not to be missed! This is the link to the official programme, scroll down to page 12 for the list of what’s going on.
Events in October
03 Oct - German Unity Day (a public holiday) A festival to celebrate German reunification. Events being held all day on the Römerberg.
Until 7 Oct - Federweissen Fest. Hosted on the Liebfrauenberg from 11:00 - 21:00 daily. Offering Federweisser (from the Rheingau, the Pfalz and Rheinhessen regions) Don't forget to try a piece of onion cake which is the traditional food to pair with Federweißer. What is Federweisser? Read all about it here!
6 - 7 Oct - Harvest Festival Weekend at Hessen Park. Lots for families to see, including old timer farm machinery.
10 - 14 Oct - Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating it’s 70th year in Frankfurt. Public access on the 12th and 14th of October.
14 Oct - Farmers Market at Hessen Park. Hosted in the market place (free entry), it's a chance to buy local produce and traditional items.
28 Oct - Frankfurt Marathon, plenty of entertainment all along the marathon course. Awards ceremony hosted at the Festhalle. Expect road closures!
Events in November
A very quiet beginning to the month of November - but fear not, the Christmas Market opens on November 26th. I’ll be posting a list of the Christmas Market events shortly.
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!
Note: 16 museums now offer free entrance to those 18 or under. A list of the museums can be found here!