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June 2022

Book Fair

June 2 - June 6
Free
Variety of colourful books

Known in German as the Book Stroll, Bücherbummel, the annual book fair on the Königsallee is an essential part of the urban cultural programme in Düsseldorf. Thousands of people visit the book stalls that line the pavements on the city’s most famous street. The atmosphere of this consumers paradise is uniquely transformed for some ten days giving the boulevard a relaxed, quieter and almost bohemian flavour. Dating from the mid nineteen-eighties, one of the goals has always been to assist…

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Jazz Rally

June 3 - June 5
Jazz musician with saxophone

Jazz has long been part of the heart, soul and sound of Dusseldorf and jazz music in its various forms is on occasions hard to miss. This is one. The annual Jazz Rally Düsseldorf is the largest jazz festival in Germany. During the month of May, some sixty-five concerts take place on several stages at various locations throughout the city. Performances by renowned artists and newcomers inspire audiences year after year. Tickets may be purchased for individual days as well as…

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Christopher Street Day

June 4 - June 5
Rhine Promenade Düsseldorf
Free
Crowd of people chatting and drinking

TBA! A combination of demonstration, political statement, party and celebration, the local CSD, Christopher Street Day, in Düsseldorf has become well established in the state capital. A stage is prominently placed across from the parliament buildings next to the Rhine promenade. As always, a great crowd attends from the LGBTI community and beyond.

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Cartwheeling Tournament

June 26
Rhine Promenade Düsseldorf
Free
Children performing cartwheels

TBA! A fascinating cartwheeling tournament has been held in Düsseldorf since the 1937. The annual event is held on the beautiful promenade alongside the river Rhine, attracting hundreds of children and families. The tradition of performing a cartwheel, Radschlag, has been around for many, many centuries and was originally performed openly on the streets by children as a sign of happiness and joy. The symbol has long been adopted by the city. Photo © Alde Düsseldorfer Bürgergesellschaft von 1920 e.V.

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July 2022

France Festival

July 1 - July 3
Food fstival with people at tables

On or around Bastille Day it’s time for Düsseldorf to say say “Vive la France!”. Every year the city celebrates its amicable relations to “La Grande Nation” with the Düsseldorf France Festival, a fascinating and popular event. The weekend creates an atmosphere of the fête nationale with its francophone community. French culinary specialities and amusements provide the necessary ambience when the old town, Altstadt, including the town hall courtyard is transformed into its own petit Paris. Visitors to the festival…

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Pink Monday

July 18 @ 15:00 CEST
Funfair
Free
Party goers in front of a funfair stall

Pink Monday is a longstanding tradition at the funfair which attracting hundreds and thousands of people from the lesbian and gay community alone. This gathering during the evening on the funfair has become one of the most enjoyable LGBT events of the year in the city of Düsseldorf. And it all started long, long ago at “Schwarzwald Christel”. Thousands upon thousands of people romp over the fair every year. On this special day many more travel from afar to enjoy…

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August 2022

Gourmet Festival

August 26 - August 28
Königsallee Düsseldorf

The Gourmet Festival is an explosion of impressions for all the senses. Quality wines and other beverages, delicious foods and tasty delicacies are on offer along the stunning Königsallee in Düsseldorf. A hundred or so exhibitors are packed along the Kö and some 30.000 visitors are expected annually. Photo © Gourmet Festival

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Caravan Salon

August 26 @ 10:00 - September 4 @ 18:00 CEST
Convention Centre Düsseldorf, Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
Düsseldorf, 40474
€15
Mobilehome

CARAVAN SALON is the best platform to acquire a comprehensive yet condensed overview of the market. Especially for newcomers to caravanning who have a need for in-depth information. The trade fair offers the world’s best opportunity to see all vehicle innovations live, to find out about exciting destinations as well as discover technical innovations in the accessories and equipment sectors. Trends, innovations and new products for the coming season are all presented in Düsseldorf. Many exhibitors who had refrained from participating…

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September 2022

Düsseldorf Festival

September 7 - September 26
Dramatic performers on snow

A magnificent and vibrant collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee. The annual düsseldorf festival! draws audiences from near and far with dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres. The concept defines itself through experimentation and change, while offering a unique, defining atmosphere in the heart of the old town, Altstadt, of Düsseldorf. An inspiring selection of national and international artists manage to create spectacular and sophisticated entertainment that touches the soul of…

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City Flea Market

September 11
City Centre
Free

The city flea market, Citytrödelmarkt, in Neuss takes place on two occasions each year. The second occurrence is on a Sunday September. Stands can be found all along the high street and around Markt. The event has a long standing tradition and offers a terrific atmosphere for lovers of the hunt. Since a high proportion of  those presenting their wares are private individuals, there are potentially great buys available to all.

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December 2022

Christmas Tree Cutting

December 17 @ 10:00 - December 18 @ 16:00 CET
Two guys carrying Christmas tree through snow

TBA! Watch a kitsch seasonal movie and the marvellous experience of decorating one’s own freshly cut tree is often revealed. Many American families, and some British, follow a wonderful tradition in rural regions of the US at this time of year. Cutting your own Christmas Tannenbaum is a magnificent experience. Fortunately for local expats, the age old tradition of felling a fir, Tanne, or spruce, Fichte, tree can be upheld the vicinity of Düsseldorf too. Schlosshof Garath welcomes you on the…

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Midnight Communion

December 24 @ 23:00 - 23:59 CET
Gable of church building

PLEASE CHECK! Christ Church traditionally hosts a wonderful and truly heart-warming Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve for the international English speaking community in Düsseldorf. The Anglican Chaplaincy is frequented by residents originating from many countries.

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January 2023

Boot 2023

January 21, 2023 @ 10:00 - January 29, 2023 @ 18:00 CET
Convention Centre Düsseldorf, Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
Düsseldorf, 40474

The world’s largest trade fair in its field, boot Düsseldorf, presents a fascinating, interactive environment for visitors to experience traditional and innovative water sports favourites covering each and every genre. Experience over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries as they inspire some 250,000 visitors from up to 90 countries across 9 themed areas and 10 activity zones in seventeen exhibition halls. In accordance with hygiene and protection regulations, comprehensive standards for visitors, exhibitors and employees will be implemented to ensure…

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