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Festivals and Events

The Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board is the chief organiser of the city’s folk fairs and fun festivals.

Discover the diversity of Frankfurt's folk festivals

Festive traditions and modern flair

A colourful programme of events awaits you in Frankfurt, where the fascination of traditional events meets the innovative spirit of the times. Our folk festivals, multi-faceted and full of life, are a reflection of this dynamic city. They combine culture, enjoyment and fun, reflect Frankfurt's vibrant community and offer just the right thing for everyone - from historical markets to modern festivals.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Frankfurt, where our folk festivals create unforgettable experiences, strengthen our sense of community and showcase the uniqueness of our city. They are more than just events; they are living testimonies to an open society that harmoniously combines tradition and innovation. Let yourself be infected by Frankfurt's energy and become part of the unforgettable atmosphere that characterises our festivals. Come along and share our enthusiasm for a city that never ceases to surprise.

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Frankfurt Dippemess

in Spring and Autumn

The Frankfurt Dippemess, a festival of colour, lights and joie de vivre, is a traditional folk fair that has been making visitors' hearts beat faster for centuries. A magical spectacle of brightly lit carousels, speeding rollercoasters and fragrant treats unfolds here, enchanting young and old alike.

The Dippemess is a meeting place for families, friends and anyone who wants to experience the flair of a real folk festival. Immerse yourself in a world full of tradition, fun and culinary delights.

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Frankfurt's (un)official bank

The exact origins of this festival are not clear, but many residents of Frankfurt were traditionally granted an additional holiday on the Tuesday after Whitsun to visit the festival grounds. Even though only a few companies still follow this tradition today, Wäldchestag still has a very special significance in Frankfurt.

"Wäldchestag is our city's bank holiday and has a long and storied tradition. Frankfurt locals head to the city forest on the long Whitsun weekend and experience a festival for the whole family, held in a unique atmosphere", says Mike Josef (Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main).

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UEFA EURO 2024 in Frankfurt

Frankfurt loves and lives sport - football in particular!

In the of summer of 2024, Frankfurt will be in good company. Fans from all over the world will come together for UEFA EURO 2024 to cheer and celebrate - the sport, the football and the community. The most important facts about UEFA EURO 2024 and the Fan Zone in Frankfurt at a glance: 5 matches in Frankfurt and much more.

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Museum Embankment Festival

Every year, Frankfurt's Museum Embankment is transformed into a lively stage for one of the largest cultural festivals in Germany. Visitors from Frankfurt, Germany and all over the world are invited to experience the unique atmosphere of this festival, which combines art, culture and gastronomy along the banks of the River Main.

With an impressive programme ranging from exhibitions at the participating museums to live music and international culinary delights, the Museum Embankment Festival offers something for everyone. It is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity of cultures and feel the creative energy of Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt Christmas Market

There is documentary evidence dating back to 1393 that markets were held in Frankfurt during Christmastime.

The Christmas market was usually accompanied by ecclesiastical mystery plays on the Römerberg, which presumably had their origins in the encounter of 941, when King Otto I "the Great" reconciled with his brother Henry after Christmas mass.

Henry prostrated himself before his brother in front of the Palatine Chapel, which stood where the cathedral is today.

Alfred Rethel used this scene as the inspiration for a painting that is now on show at the Historical Museum.