Events in Darmstadt 2018
8. December 2017 to 11. March 2018
Der Mainzer Goldschmuck – An Art Crime from the German Empire
Exhibition at the Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt
The adventurous story of the probably most prominent medieval jewellery ensemble, the results of the examinations and today's interpretation are the themes of this unique exhibtion, which for the first time unites all parts of the treasure.
19. November 2017 to 18. March 2018
Darmstadt Artists‘ Colony Museum: Otto Bartning – Architect of a Social Modernism, 1883 – 1959
The architect Otto Bartning developed the fundamental ideas of the Bauhaus in Weimar. With his modern residential and church buildings he became an important initiator of the reconstruction of Germany after the Second World War. With detailed models, original drafts, and photographs of church buildings from the 1920s, the exhibition of the Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt illustrates vividly how the radical architect rejected the historicism of the time and created innovative, expressionistic architecture. By utilizing new forms and materials, as well as placing an emphasis on sightlines and the sequential arrangement of rooms in worship spaces, Bartning decisively shaped the architecture of the young Federal Republic of Germany.
22. March to 6. May 2018
EUMETSAT is delighted to bring the exhibition "Lumieres d’Afriques" to Germany with a display at its Darmstadt headquarters. Lumieres d’Afriques is an exhibition of inspiring and thought-provoking contemporary art from Africa.
There are public and individual tours through the exhibition, please contact Darmstadt Marketing.
24. to 25. March 2018
"Mobility Fair Darmstadt" - with Sunday shopping
This weekend there is a varied programme for the whole family in the city center. Companies and organisations around the topic of mobility inform and present their latest products. The shops of the city centre are open from 1 to 6 pm.
29. March 2018
JACOBSON BALLET - Sankt Petersburg State Academic Theatre
POWER OF PASSION - An evening of Russian ballet. An tributeto live and passion.
Russian ballet at the highest level, a feast for the senses ... the Jacobson Ballet redefines Russian dance art: ballet as an intoxicating diversity with character, charisma and charm. Experience the award-winning Jacobson Ballet on one evening in three pieces from classical to modern. Seemingly weightless, full of power and elegance, the world-class ballet dances great emotions without words. All three masterpieces are among the choreographic treasures and captivate with their expressive staging and passionate performance. Expand your horizons and get close to heaven - at a ballet night that will be remembered for leaving its mark. Traces of pure joy.
April to October 2018
Datterich's weekly market - every first Saturday of the month Darmstadt's weekly market on the market square offers a special programme like music, activities for children, seasonal food tastings and much more.
13. Mai 2018
18. to 20. May 2018
On Friday 18th May the "Days of Art Nouveau" are opened on Mathildenhöhe. Highlight will be the Illuminaton Festival "A Night in Red" on Saturday night (19th), when candles, lampions and the illuminated buildings create an unique atmosphere and set you back to the festivals from around 1900. The family day on Sunday offers lots of activities for children and promises a relaxed final to the festival weekend.
31. May to 3. June 2018
Schlossgrabenfest - Music festival around the castle- Darmstadt's city centre turns into an unique festival scenery for Hesse's biggest music festival. On four stages around the residential palace, you can enjoy more than 100 live acts from almost all musical genres of rock&pop, alternative, hip hop, cover and singer&songwriter to slam-poetry. Big and international bands have their performances as well as local artists and new discoveries.
3. to 10. June 2018
2018 is the record jubilee year. Darmstadt celebrates its twos with Troyes and Alkmaar - 60 years, with Graz and Trondheim - 50 years, Plock - 30 years and with Liepaja - 25 years. In June there is therefore a whole week of festive programs, each weekday has one of these European twin cities as a thematic heading. From various concerts, readings, tours, exhibitions to Swing Dancing and the final event in the Staatstheater Darmstadt.
9. June 2018
At the GameDays, at the stations in Darmstadt's city centre "Serious Games" can be tried and everyone interested can prove their skill, fitness and intelligence. In a rally, players can compete among themselves - the winners will be chosen in the afternoon.
"Serious Games" are digital games for computers, smartphones, tablets or consoles that are used in a serious context, for example, in learning, further education and training, but also for playful citizens' participation or topics related to health and movement. With Serious Games, even demanding tasks are fun, no matter what age.
28. June to 2. July 2018
Darmstadt's Heinerfest - traditional fair in the city centre- on the first weekend of July the 68th Heinerfest invites you all to come to the city centre, offering lots of attractions and entertainment around Darmstadt's castle.
29. June to 26. August 2018
Hessian State Museum: Homage to Carl Philipp Fohr
The painter Carl Philipp Fohr was one of the most gifted artists in Rome. His sudden and unbelievable death on June 29, 1818 moved the entire artist community. Fohr's artistic career is closely linked with Darmstadt, as the Darmstadt painter Issel discovered his artistic talent and took him to Darmstadt.
On the 200th anniversary of the artist's death a small tribute to Carl Philipp Fohr will be arranged in the Karl Freund Gallery.
From 3. August 2018
The Merck-Sommerperlen pearls bring an extra sparkle in the programme of the Centralstation in July. Thanks to the support of Darmstadt's science and technology company Merck, which already makes the Sommerperlen available for the eighth time, high-caliber players from the genre Alternative Country, Pop, Indie Rock, Jazz and HipHop are on the stage.
27. July to 5. August 2018
Historical significant places in Darmstadt and the surrounding area become atmospherically attractive venues for the usually open air concerts. Artists from across Europe offer a colorful mix of art styles, including in 2018 Bill Ramsey &The European Swing Allstars and the Italian Opera Night.
1. to 4. August 2018
Darmstadt squares become the stage! For the 25th time, the Just for Fun Straßentheaterfestival Darmstadt will present high-profile street theater from all over the world. The range of performances ranges from breathtaking artistry to subtle clownery. Exceptional characters and unrivaled playfulness of the artists are guaranteed. Thousands of fans make the festival an unforgettable highlight in Darmstadt's cultural life.
18. + 19. August 2018
Arts and Crafts Market - About 100 craftsmen and artists present their work on the market square and present a diversity of jewellery, pottery, wood work, art, textile design and much more. Numerous artists also demonstrate their craft.
30. August to 2. September 2018
Every first weekend in September the Wilhelminenstraße transforms into Darmstadt's wine festival. From Thursday (30.8.) to Sunday (2.9.) winemakers and food stalls from Darmstadt and the surrounding area and invite you to taste, enjoy and relax. On Sunday, additionally the shops of Darmstadt's city are open from 1 to 6 pm.
From 20th october 2018
100 years Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein – time for a new exhibition!
The new exhibition narrates the stories and history of the hunting landgraves and their hunting seat in four chapters, based on the precious collections.