6 Great Events & Festivals in Düsseldorf | Spring 2018

Spring is here…it’s time to get out and enjoy the city at these 6 great festivals and events. From food and culture to museums and cycling, it’s all here:

Düsseldorf Sunset

Fischmarkt Düsseldorf

The Fischmarkt (Fish Market) is an excellent monthly event that takes place directly alongside the Rhine river. Beyond the great location, this extensive market features about 90 stands offering a wide range of food, drinks and unique products.

When: Spring dates are 8 April, 6 May & 3 June from 11am – 6pm (for Summer/Fall dates, see website)
Where: Tonhallenufer
Admission: Free

Cycling World

Cyclingworld Düsseldorf

Photo: Cyclingworld Düsseldorf

Get inspired and discover new gear at Cyclingworld 2018, Germany’s new show for cycling culture. Over 180 exhibitors are scheduled to attend this year. Get all the details in our full article on this event.

When: 7 & 8 April from 10am – 6pm
Where: Hansaallee 321, 40549 Düsseldorf
Admission: Regular priced day tickets are 10.00 Euro, a weekend ticket is 15.00 Euro. Kids under 12 years of age receive free admission. Discount tickets are offered, see official website for more info.

Nacht der Museen (Night of the Museums)


(Right) Foyer Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Foto: Geerd Jacobs.

Check out numerous live performances, music, food and films at 40 museums and galleries across the city as they celebrate into the night. Shuttle service will be provided and is included in the ticket price.

When: 14 April from 7pm – 2am (closing hours may vary by museum)
Where: Citywide / Multiple Museums
Admission: 14 €

Wine & Taste Festival

Love good wine? You’re in luck – at the Wine & Taste Festival you’ll have a chance to sample about 200 wines in a relaxed atmosphere and wines are available for purchase directly from the wineries. A DJ and food trucks will be on hand too.

When: Friday, 27 April from 17-22:00 and Saturday, 28 April from 12-19:00
Where: Boui Boui Bilk, Düsseldorf
Tickets: Get Tickets Here

Street Food Festival

Go on a culinary expedition as you sample international cuisines at Street Food Festival. You’ll find fine food trucks, professional chefs and amateur cooks serving up delicious dishes from around the world.

When: 12 May from 12:00-22:00 & 13 May from 12:00-20:00
Where: Schwanenhöfe, Düsseldorf
Admission: Free

Japan Tag (Japan Day)

This popular annual event always features a diverse program. Last year’s event included everything from martial arts demonstrations and Japanese music to anime contests. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks show over the Rhine. A full guide to the event is available here.

Tip: In celebration of Japan Tag, Ekō-Haus of Japanese Culture is also offering an open house at their location in Oberkassel.

When: 26 May, 1pm-11pm
Where: Multiple Locations (see above)
Admission: Free

Looking for more things to do? You may like our other guides:

Düsseldorf’s Top Events in April – more great events coming up this month
23 Free Things to Do in Düsseldorf – concerts, museums and a lot more.
15 Amazing Experiences in Düsseldorf – from adventure courses to cooking schools
The Best Workshops and Classes in Düsseldorf – make your own chocolates, cocktails or even a bonsai