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HAPPENINGS IN DÜSSELDORF

Many events pop up and disappear with little or no advertising. Some activities are small or unique. Such happenings are posted in this calendar. A  source of possible surprise and discovery.

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Something special takes place throughout the year in Düsseldorf. Besides established events and exhibitions, smaller occasions can vary from a concert, theatre performance, vernissage, celebration, opening, anniversary, a spontaneous market or a small one off activity. 

Choose from expat meet ups and other happenings, some of which take place with surprisingly little publicity, yet well-informed local nationals attend. Members of the expat community of Düsseldorf and surroundings can enjoy these gatherings too.

The calendar below offers expats a quick, easy and simple way to discover current activities all on one page.

By Vincent Green, Jun 23 2022

<September 2022>
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
   1Caravan SalonCaravan SalonTime: 10:00 - 18:00
Between August 27 and September 4 2022 plus a more exclusive preview day on August 26, CARAVAN SALON turns Düsseldorf into the international capital of mobile leisure. Experience a terrific offering of caravans, motorhomes, RVs, vehicle and caravanning products from around 700 well-known brands and newcomers both national and international. A wide variety of items for trekking, hiking and the great outdoors can also be viewed and purchased at the world's largest fair of its kind.
Convention Centre Düsseldorf
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
JOULES THE FOX
Free Entrance
Max Brown, Stadtmitte
2Caravan SalonCaravan SalonTime: 10:00 - 18:00
Between August 27 and September 4 2022 plus a more exclusive preview day on August 26, CARAVAN SALON turns Düsseldorf into the international capital of mobile leisure. Experience a terrific offering of caravans, motorhomes, RVs, vehicle and caravanning products from around 700 well-known brands and newcomers both national and international. A wide variety of items for trekking, hiking and the great outdoors can also be viewed and purchased at the world's largest fair of its kind.
Convention Centre Düsseldorf
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
Daisy Grow Yellow
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
3Caravan SalonCaravan SalonTime: 10:00 - 18:00
Between August 27 and September 4 2022 plus a more exclusive preview day on August 26, CARAVAN SALON turns Düsseldorf into the international capital of mobile leisure. Experience a terrific offering of caravans, motorhomes, RVs, vehicle and caravanning products from around 700 well-known brands and newcomers both national and international. A wide variety of items for trekking, hiking and the great outdoors can also be viewed and purchased at the world's largest fair of its kind.
Convention Centre Düsseldorf
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
Jack Devaney
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
4Caravan SalonCaravan SalonTime: 10:00 - 18:00
Between August 27 and September 4 2022 plus a more exclusive preview day on August 26, CARAVAN SALON turns Düsseldorf into the international capital of mobile leisure. Experience a terrific offering of caravans, motorhomes, RVs, vehicle and caravanning products from around 700 well-known brands and newcomers both national and international. A wide variety of items for trekking, hiking and the great outdoors can also be viewed and purchased at the world's largest fair of its kind.
Convention Centre Düsseldorf
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
567SacreSacreTime: 20:00
Circa Contemporary Circus, Australia. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
8SacreSacreTime: 20:00
Circa Contemporary Circus, Australia. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
9Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
Ant Utama
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
SacreSacreTime: 20:00
Circa Contemporary Circus, Australia. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
10Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
Stereo Freedom
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
My LandMy LandTime: 18:00
Recirquel, Budapest/Ukraine. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
Shakespeare in Word & MusicShakespeare in Word & MusicTime: 18:30
A Church Concert With Readings from Orange Planet Theatre 8 members of the Tübingen-based Convivium Choir, directed by Ingo Kraus, perform some of the most beautiful songs from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. 3 actors from the Orange Planet Theatre Company deliver texts taken from Othello, Twelfth Night, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets sold at the door. Prior reservation at info@orange-planet-theatre.com
Berger Kirche, Düsseldorf
My LandMy LandTime: 20:00
Recirquel, Budapest/Ukraine. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
11Tempo, Tempo!Tempo, Tempo!Time: 20:00
Fixi - Francois-Xavier Bossard & Nicolas Giraud & Others, France. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
12Bring BacksBring BacksTime: 20:00
Alfa Mist, London. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
1314Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
KIYO
Free Entrance
Laguna, Meerbusch
15Düsseldorf Expat Meetup GroupDüsseldorf Expat Meetup GroupTime: 19:00
Networking over drinks with expats
Fatty’s Irish Pub
Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
KIYO
Free Entrance
Il Cortile, Korschenbroich
Mo's – The Damn Jam ConcertoMo's – The Damn Jam ConcertoTime: 20:00
James Thierrée & Compagnie du Hanneton. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
16Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
KIYO
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
BackboneBackboneTime: 20:00
GOM - Gravity And Other Myths, Adelaide. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
17Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
SIRI SVEGLER
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
BackboneBackboneTime: 20:00
GOM - Gravity And Other Myths, Adelaide. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
18BackboneBackboneTime: 20:00
GOM - Gravity And Other Myths, Adelaide. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
1920Contemporary Dance 2.0Contemporary Dance 2.0Time: 20:00
Shechter II, International. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
21Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
Steve Savage
Free Entrance
The View, Hafen
Contemporary Dance 2.0Contemporary Dance 2.0Time: 20:00
Shechter II, International. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
22SarodSarodTime: 19:00
Jarry Singla EASTERN FLOWERS trio & Pratik Shrivastav, France/India. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
River / 江 / FlussRiver / 江 / FlussTime: 19:30
Tian Gao, Wuhan/Berlin. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
23Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
GRÁINNE HUNT
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
The Ghosts Are ReturningThe Ghosts Are ReturningTime: 19:00
Group50:50, International. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
ZéphyrZéphyrTime: 20:00
Mourad Merzouki & CCN Cie Käfig. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
24Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
JULIAN ADLER
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
ZéphyrZéphyrTime: 20:00
Mourad Merzouki & CCN Cie Käfig. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
25ZéphyrZéphyrTime: 20:00
Mourad Merzouki & CCN Cie Käfig. A magnificent, vibrant and global collection of performing arts in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee and other venues. The annual Düsseldorf Festival! enthrals audiences of dance, performance, theatre, nouveau cirque and music of many genres.
262728Moving on after UK left EUMoving on after UK left EUTime: 18:00 - 21:00
How to move on after the UK-EU split: A panel discussion session with leading experts on the transition. British Business Club Düsseldorf
Wirtschaftsclub
Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
JO LAUREYS
Free Entrance
Bite Box, Seestern
29Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 19:00
SAM WEBER
Free Entrance
Ven Bar, Derendorf
30Stadtklang ConcertStadtklang ConcertTime: 18:00
BB THOMAZ
Free Entrance
Stadtstrand
Tonhallenufer 2
Oberkasseler Brücke
  
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EVENTS IN DÜSSELDORF

Events and activities large and small happen in Düsseldorf throughout the year, some becoming nationally and internationally popular. Carnival is huge, as is the large funfair on the Rhine river bank opposite the old town.

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