Things to Do in Frankfurt – August 2019

Prepare yourself for a spectacular month with our selection of the best events, festivals and things to do in Frankfurt during August 2019.


The Mainfest, one of the oldest festivals in Frankfurt. Its origin dates back to 1340, when the first festival was held as homage to the River Main  by local fishermen and boatmen.

Despite the challenging history of more than 600 years during which the festival was cancelled or even moved to a different location, the main traditions have been retained: the wine flow from the Fountain of Justice & the Fischerstechen (water jousting competition), historically a tournament between two teams for the best place on the fish market.

When: 2 – 5 August 2019

Where:  Römerberg / Mainrufer, Frankfurt am Main .

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2. Networking events by Founder Institute Frankfurt / Frankfurt Valley

If you are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship or have a startup idea then join one of the following August events in Frankfurt:

Founder Night Out – casual afterwork meet up to expand your network, meet fellow entrepreneurs, as well as mentors and coaches.

Panel event “How to Start a Global Startup in Frankfurt” – gain an insight into the world of start up and get inspired by professionals sharing their best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid.

When: 7 August (Founder Night Out), 21 August (Panel event ” How to Start a Global Startup in Frankfurt”) 2019

Where:  Check information on the website

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3.Main Matsuri

The Frankfurt’s biggest Japanese culture event, Main Matsuri Festival, returns for second year to Walther-von-Cronberg-Platz next to the River Main with extended entertainment program and free admission.

From hand-crafts and martial arts to learning the language, you’ll get lost in a brand new hobby with numerous workshops. Enjoy the savour food and drink from sushi and sake to snacks and sweets, before soaking up some traditional Japanese culture.

When: 9 – 11 August 2019

Where:  Walther-von-Cronberg-Platz, Frankfurt am Main .

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4.Apple Wine Festival

Apple wine is more than just a drink – it’s also culture, history, tradition and also a ten-day festival in Frankfurt!

Known locally as “Ebbelwoi”, apple wine roots go back to the 17th century when the Frankfurt’s wine-makers turned to other fruits to save the industry due to severe disease that destroyed vineyards. 

The annual tribute to one of the city’s most famous beverages takes place every year in August and offers a unique experience of apple wine tasting. The event traditionally accompanied by a diverse entertainment program and wide range of local German specialities.

When: 9 – 18 August 2019

Where:  Roßmarkt, Frankfurt am Main .

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5.Visit Summer Deck Frankfurt at Skyline Plaza shopping mall

Source: Summer Deck Frankfurt

Located on the roof of Skyline Plaza shopping mall, this open air deck is a new sky-high location in Frankfurt.

Charming setup with deck furniture, lounge bar, spectacular skyline views, but this place has so much more to offer: sport activities & yoga classes organised by Meridian Spa & Fitness, open air cinema and DJ sets with party.

The official opening party of Summer Deck in Frankfurt will take place on 8 of August. More information here.

The full list of activities is available here.

Where: Europa-Allee 6, 60327 Frankfurt am Main

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6.Rheingauer wine week Wiesbaden

It’s wine o’clock! The 44th Rheingau Wine Festival will take place from 9 to 18 August 2019 between the Wiesbaden city hall, market church and city palace. Guest will have an opportunity to taste top-class local still and sparkling wines and enjoy a diverse entertainment programme in an atmospheric setting.

Winemakers from the Rheingau and Wiesbaden offer their products for tasting at around 100 stands. With an attractive and sumptuous range of food served at 20 additional stands, caterers ensured that nobody stays hungry.

When: 9 – 18 August 2019

Where: City center, Wiesbaden

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7.Bahnhofsviertel Night

Don’t miss the opportunity to get behind the scenes of the Frankfurt’s most controversial district with Bahnhofsviertel night on 15th of August.

With special hotel tours, led by employees themselves, interactive and unusual surprises in local stores, bars and other establishments you will gain an insight into every day life of Frankfurt’s red light district.  Live music performance and special atmosphere will keep you entertained all night long.

When: 15 August 2019

Where:  Bahnhofsviertel district, Frankfurt am Main .

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8. Open Air at Blaues Wasser

If you haven’t been yet to one of the Frankfurt’s best outside spot Blaues Wasser, then this open air party is a must visit in August.

With a beautiful open space alongside the river & alfresco restaurant this location has everything you need this summer, including incredible views.

When: 17 August 2019

Where:  Franziusstraße 35, 60314 Frankfurt am Main.

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9.Museum Embankment Festival

With an annual attendance of ca. 2.5 million visitors, Museum Embankment Festival in Frankfurt is one of the biggest cultural events in Europe. Held directly on the banks of the River Main with Frankfurt’s impressive skyline in the background, this event is a a unique combination of culture and the arts, music, dance, theatre and cuisine.

During the three-day festival you can expect a superb museum programmes with longer opening hours, countless stage presentations, colourful live performances and obviously a wide range of culinary delicacies.

For the free admission to all participating museums during the festival make sure you get a special Museum Embankment Festival button, which is available at the museums and the Tourist Information Offices at Römerberg and Main Train Station for a € 7.00 fee.

When: 23 – 25 August 2019

Where:  Schaumainkai / Mainkai, Frankfurt am Main .

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10.Skyline Sunset Cruise by MS Catwalk Club Boat

Make your way from the office to get on board the MS Catwalk Club Boat with their afterwork cruise or just enjoy a party with your frineds directly on the Main during the weekend.

Impressive views of Frankfurt’s skyline, amazing DJs, stylish ambience, drinks and dancing – all you need for a great summer party.

When: 21, 23, 24 August 2019 (more dates available)

Where:  River Main Cruise, Frankfurt am Main .

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