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There are many Frankfurt events to choose from during the year as Frankfurt is an important city in Germany as well as Europe. There is opera, concerts, exhibitions, performances, plays and more. There are also special events and festivals that occur during the year and if you are nearby you should visit the city and experience all it has to offer.
Ambient – Consumer Goods
The state of art fair, Ambiente, occurs in February. This is the largest consumer goods fair in the world and lasts for 4 days. There are 3 different sections, giving, living and dining. Each has its own style and marketing segment. Explore the world of kitchen, dining and house wares, the world of giving and the world of furnishings, living and decorating. The entire fair is held in the Exhibition center and you can easily get to everything you want to without having to go outside.
Nacht der Museum
Several times a year the Nacht der Museum occurs when the museums stay open late. More than 50 museums, galleries and institutions stay open late. You can take a guided tour and talk with different artists and attend film screenings, readings and other events. Attend the open air theatre in the archaeological garden and music in the Western Harbor Tower.
The Frühlings Dippemess occurs each spring. This open air festival is a celebration of spring and some of the highlights include the opening and closing fireworks. Originally, this was a craft market in the 14th century but today it is a large fun fair. There are thrilling rides such as a roller coaster and carousel. There are also many regional foods and wines to taste including the local apple wine.
Annual Bicycle Race
The Henninger Rennen is an annual bicycle race in Frankfurt. Everything starts and finishes around the Henning Brewery tower. This race is normally in May. Also in May is the Ballet Frankfurt party. This occurs the last week of May. You can enjoy a performance and then have a great time at the party.
Unique Frankfurt Festivals
The Waldchestag is a festival specifically for the German forest. This is unique to the city and is a great national holiday where everyone goes to the city forest to celebrate forest day. This runs from midday to 1 a.m. Another unique festival to the city is the Skyscraper festival, Wolkenkratzer festival. This does not happen every year but when it does you can visit all of the skyscrapers downtown. Some other extras include fireworks, sky divers, laser shoes and base jumping.
The IAA (Int. Automobil Ausstellung) takes place on the Frankfurt fairgrounds and attracts biannually more than 800.000 visitors. The world's biggest Motor Show exhibits automobiles and vans, motorcycles, scooters and thee-wheelers, special-purpose vehicles, automobile trailers, caravans, mobile homes, automotive parts and accessories, semi-finished parts for vehicle manufacturers, traffic control and information systems, equipment and tuning, vehicle care and maintenance, special interest literature and information stands. The 62th Fair will take place in september 2007. more..
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This is the most popular Frankfurt folk fair with hightech rides and the traditional "Dippemarkt" (pottery market),takes place at the Ratsweg festival square (date 2001: sept. 7 - 17).
For five days every year (2001 it will be on October, 10 - 15), Frankfurt is home to the world's biggest international trade fair for publishing. Writers and publishers, booksellers and librarians, agents and journalists: "Everybody comes to Frankfurt because everybody comes to Frankfurt". Every year the exhibitors focus on a special country or region. For details about the book fair 2001 have a look at the Book Fair Webpage or send an email.
The yearly "Museum Embankment Festival" is a spectacular culture and art festival with artists from around the globe. The banks of the Main are turned into a gigantic stage for a multitude of artists, musicians as well as Frankfurt´s magnificent museums, that offer special programs and lots of action. In 2001 this festival will take place on august 24 - 26. For detailed information check the Museumsuferfest Webpage