Whether it’s half-timbered houses, beautiful countryside, delicious food and wine or historic castles and cathedrals, Frankfurt Rhine-Main has everything visitors to Germany expect. For those hoping to experience local flavor in a deeper way, the region's friendly residents will welcome visitors to any number of signature events displaying the best of German tradition and culture. Stop by an outdoor festival in summer, or visit a Christmas market as the winter settles in.
Here’s a sampling of unique annual events in Frankfurt Rhine-Main:
Experience the best of Bavarian life with good beer and tasty treats.
August - September
The entire town becomes an illuminated fairground complete with children’s rides, beer and wine gardens and live music. There are also two processionals over the festival weekend.
European Elvis Festival
Come celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll with concerts, exhibits, a Cadillac-parade, a memorabilia market, guided tours and more.
“Bingen Swings” Jazz Festival
Join in as this historic town comes alive with the funky beats of live jazz music.
Rhine in Flames
Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine while gliding up the Rhine River as a magnificent fireworks display shines overhead and the longest illuminated fleet of ships in Europe stretches from Bingen to Rudesheim.
July – August
“Burgfestspiele” Medieval Castle Festival
Meet knights and princesses as you go back in time to medieval Germany, all without leaving the quaint, narrow streets of Dreieichenhain.
April - May
Spring Dipperness is a traditional folk festival that includes a market, fireworks display, and a fair.
May - July
Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Festival
See the famous fairy tales come to life on the big stage, performed mostly in German.
Rheingau Wine Festival
Taste over 600 wines and sparkling wines at this event aimed to bring together vintners with consumers and end users.
Theatrium Street Festival
Street artists, a craft market, music and international culinary delights come together for this 30-year-old festival.
May - September
The Rheingau Music Festival
Concerts by world-class solo artists and orchestras take place at 40 historical locations.
With about 120 stands, vintners of Wiesbaden and the Rheingau region present delicious products with a range of local specialties and entertainment.