Looking for something to do in Düsseldorf this summer? Whether you’re a local, new in town or just cruising through I have loads of great ideas for you.
Ready to find the upcoming summer events in Düsseldorf?
European Fencing Championships
Did you know that fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympic games? In fact, competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in EVERY modern Olympics.
This month of June Düsseldorf will be the house of all fencing athletes competing for their qualification for the Olympics Games 2020.
To experience fencing on the highest level with all possible emotions just come to Düsseldorf 😉
When: From the 17th to the 22nd of June 2019
Where: Messe Düsseldorf
More information: https://www.madeofsteel2019.de/en/
Once again the awaited T3 Triathlon is coming to Düsseldorf. Around 2,000 participants register each year for this important event, where both professional and non-professional athletes swim, run and cycle around the city. As usual, “Mediahafen” is the starting point of this intense competition.
During two days, the meadow in front of the NRW state parliament will be the meeting point. Around 40,000 people come every year to enjoy the triathlon, support all the athletes and spend some time surrounded by friends and family.
When: The 23rd of June 2019
Where: The meadow in front of the NRW state parliament (registration point).
More information: https://www.t3-duesseldorf.de/
Nacht die Metropole Ruhr
50 venues, 24 cities, 300,000 visitors, one night: Die Nacht die Metropole Ruhr.
Since 2001 the Night of the Industrial Culture or “Nacht die Metropole Ruhr” became a unique cultural event where the industrial part of NRW (Ruhrgebiet) opens its doors, so that visitors can discover its impressive industrial heritage. Therefore, around 500 events, from classical music to stand up comedies and fireworks, take part among the different cities of this area.
Dortmund, Duisburg, Dorsten and Essen, among other cities, welcome around 300,000 visitors who easily switch between locations and cities thanks to a free shuttle bus.
If you are interested in discovering more about the industrial heritage of the NRW, do not miss the chance to take part in this event. For only 17€ you have access to all venues and the already mentioned shuttle bus.
When: The 29th of June 2019
Where: Find here all the cities taking part in this annual event – https://bit.ly/2Kija3Q
More information: https://www.extraschicht.de/home/
The event of the year is coming to Düsseldorf.
As every year since 1989, the Frankreichfest is a great opportunity to keep cultivating Franco-German relations.
During three days, visitors can experience delicious French wine, local specialties from places such as Alsace and Bretagne and live french music.
In the year of the 30th anniversary LEJ, one of the most successful music band in France today, will be playing in the courtyard of the town hall. At the same time, another anniversary will be celebrated this year during the Frankreichfest: Citroen celebrates its 100th anniversary!. Ready to enjoy one of the biggest gatherings of Citroen cars in Germany?
When: From the 5th to the 7th of July 2019
Where: Rheinpromenade and Düsseldorf town hall
More information: https://www.duesseldorfer-frankreich-fest.de/
23. Open MIC Comedy-Show Punchline
The 23rd open mic comedy show is a nice opportunity to discover new comedians and to experience a crazy show guaranteed to make you laugh.
When: The 9th of July 2019
Where: Biergarten VierLinden, Düsseldorf
More information: https://bit.ly/2wS1t2a
The festival of lights or “Lichterfest” is the most popular open-air event in Benrath. Here you will find classical music of the highest standard, breathtaking water features and colourful fireworks.
Every year around 11,000 people experience this unique event. Ready for a unique experience?
When: The 13th of July 2019
Where: Palace of Benrath, Düsseldorf
More information: http://schloss-benrath-lichterfest.de/
Open Source Festival
THE music festival of the summer season in Düsseldorf for the last 15 years.
If you like to discover new artists and new music styles do not miss the chance to experience this unique festival.
When: The 13th of July 2019
Where: Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf
More information: https://www.open-source-festival.de/
Kirmes am Rhein
The Rheinkirmes is the largest temporary amusement park in NRW with around 4,000,000 visitors per year. This event lasts 10 days and it takes place every year between the second and third week of the month of July.
The 19th of July do not forget to enjoy the impressive fireworks performance 😉
When: From the 12th to the 21st of July 2019
Where: Oberkassel, Düsseldorf
More information: http://rheinkirmes.com/
Open Air Kino
Are you a cinephile? In this case I suggest you to experience the largest open air movie theater in Germany.
Open Air Kino is the best chance to watch the latest movies during warm summer nights. This yearly event takes place in different spots of Düsseldorf during one month.
Ready to eat pop corns under the stars?
When: From the 25th of July until the 25th of August 2019
Where: Düsseldorf (different spots)
More information: https://alltours-kino.de/
Do you enjoy trying different kinds of food? Are you a foodie? Are you willing to discover new tastes? Then the annual Gourmet Festival is the right place for you!
Here you will find high quality restaurateurs, special producers and wine from all around the world.
When: From the 23rd to the 25th of August 2019
Where: Königsalle, Düsseldorf
More information: https://gourmetfestival-duesseldorf.de/
Do you know any other interesting summer event in Düsseldorf? Are you planning to attend to any of the above mentioned events?
Since I love to try new things and to discover new places, I would be really happy if you leave a comment below to share any other summer event that you love and you want to recommend to all of us! 🙂
*Please, note that I am not an English native speaker. Therefore, you may find some spelling mistakes in this post. Feel free to let me know it and help me improve my English level.