Calender of Events 2019

Darmstadt offers a variety of events, be it the big or small traditional festivals, cultural highlights or special exhibitions in the Darmstadt's museums.

Datterichs weekly market

06.04.19 8 am - 2 pm

Datterichs weekly market - From April to October every first Saturday of the month Darmstadt's weekly market on the market square offers a special programme with music, activities for children, seasonal food tastings and much more.

Mobility Fair Darmstadt - with Sunday shopping

13.04.19 11 am - 6 pm

Mobility Fair Darmstadt - with Sunday shopping

This weekend there is a varied programme for the whole family in the city centre. 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.


"Darmstadt unter Strom" with Late-Night-Shopping until 10 pm.


On 10. May, Darmstadt's city centre is once again "electrified": the late-night shopping "Darmstadt unter Strom" offers fascinating walk-acts, musicians and other energetic actions which turn night into day. An evening full of enterteinment, where you can shop until 10 pm and enjoy a pleasent and relaxed evening.

Welcome on the Mathildenhöhe

18.05.19 17:00 - 22:00

On Saturday, 18 May 2019, the "Welcome to the Mathildenhöhe" event will take place on the south side of the Museum Artists' Colony Darmstadt on Alexandraweg.

The event in the special ambience and flair of the unique area is accompanied by live music as well as small food and drink stalls.

Music festival around the castle


Schlossgrabenfest - 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.

Open Night of the Churches


With around 25,000 visitors last year, Darmstadt's "Open Night of the Churches" is the largest festival of faith in all of Hesse. The ecumenical project will take place for the 8th time. Protestant, Catholic, Free Church and Orthodox communities as well as ecumenical initiatives are involved.

Heinerfest - Traditional fair in the city centre


It's a fair for the whole family: The Heinerfest in Darmstadt, which is celebrated in the city centre all around the castle of Darmstadt. Everybody can have a good time at the Heinerfest - with its about 120 cultural events free of charge. Music-lovers can choose between eight open air-stages with a huge variety of music, dance performances, comedy or theatre. Courageous people may enjoy rides on the newest high-tech merry-go-rounds or roller-coasters. To someone who prefers a less exciting attraction a trip on the Ferris wheel offers a beautiful view of the whole city.

Darmstadt Arts and Crafts Market

17.08.19 10 am - 7 pm

The Arts and Crafts Market takes place every year at the 3rd weekend in August.


Browse at the Arts and Crafts Market in Darmstadt and discover over 90 artisans who make their unique pieces of leather, felt, glass, clay, wood, silver and gold show. The offer ranges from crockery and jewellery, art and accessories, large and small decoration objects to bags, toys and much more. Watch some of the craftsman during the manufacturing process with different techniques right at their stalls.

Christopher Street Day


Darmstadt has its own Christopher Street Day since 2011 and it's the largest event for and by LGBT people in Darmstadt. The CSD displays what everyone already knows: sexual and gender diversity are part of a city society and must be protected and supported.

Anyone who is visiting, demonstrating, discussing and celebrating the CSD not only experiences a great day, but at the same time sends out a signal for a diverse and colourful urban society, for equal rights in all areas of life and against intolerance, homophobia and transphobia. The CSD Darmstadt is organised by the club vielbunt e.V.

Wine Festival Darmstadt


Every first weekend in September the Wilhelminenstraße transforms into Darmstadt's wine festival. From Thursday (29.8.) to Sunday (1.9.) September 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.

Highlights 2019

Find the highlight event calender as pdf-download here >>

Events in the Rhine-Main region

On the page of Frankfurt Ticket RheinMain you find tickets for events in the Rhine-Main region.