Düsseldorf’s Top Events – July 2019

On the lookout for great events in Düsseldorf this July? You’ve come to the right place!

From outdoor movies and festivals to markets and fireworks, there’s a lot to look forward to this month in Düsseldorf:

Düsseldorf’s Top Events – July 2019

Düsseldorf Sunset

Düsseldorfer Frankreichfest

For the 19th time, the Düsseldorf Frankreichfest (French Festival) takes place in the Old Town and on the Rhine. Live music, delicious French food and a colorful, French-themed program await. Très bien!

When: 5-7 July
Where: Burgplatz, Rheinuferpromenade and in the Rathaus (city hall) courtyard

Lichterfest at Schloss Benrath (Festival of Lights)

Lichterfest - Schloss Benrath

Foto: © istockphoto.com/Dirk Freder

Schloss Benrath (castle) will be illuminated for this annual open-air event which features an impressive fireworks display accompanied by live classical music performed by the Düsseldorf Symphony orchestra.

When: 13 July
Where: Schloss Benrath
Admission: Ticket Info

Open Source Festival

Three stages where you can listen to music that’s anything but mainstream, from young musicians based in NRW to newcomers from all over the world. Plus Pop Up galleries and presentations of the 20 winners of Open Squares.

When: 13 July
Where: Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf

Movies at Biergarten Vier Linden

Head to Vier Linden and watch movies and concerts in a nice, open air biergarten!

When: See website for program
Where: Biergarten Vier Linden
Admission: Get Prices

Asphalt Festival

Ten days of theater, music, dance, literature and art held in exceptional locations throughout Düsseldorf.

When: 11-21 July (See dates)
Where: Multiple Locations
Admission: Varies by Performance/Show

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The biggest carnival on the Rhine returns to Düsseldorf on Friday, 12 July. We can smell the cotton candy already. ?

When: 12-21 July
Where: Rheinwiesen (Oberkassel)
Admission: Free


This fun outdoor event takes place in parks around the city in the spring and summer. You’ll find DJs, street food and a relaxed crowd.

When: Hanielpark (14.07) & Florapark (28.07)
Where: Florapark Düsseldorf
Admission: Free

Radschlägermarkt (Flea Market)

A Düsseldorf tradition for over 40 years. Take a stroll and explore the ever changing collection of second hand goods.

When: 14 July
Where: Ulmenstr. 275
Admission: Free

Benrather Bierbörse (outdoor beer market)

A popular beer market where you’ll have a choice of about 700 different beer varieties from over 50 beer and food stands.

When: 19 July
Where: Heubestraße / Hauptstraße, Düsseldorf-Benrath
Admission: Free

Alltours-Kino (Open-Air Cinema)

Watch hit movies under the stars on a massive screen overlooking the Rhine. This is one of those events that you have to do at least once.

When: 25 July – 25 August (Showtimes)
Where: Alltours-Kino, Rheinpark Düsseldorf
Admission: Get Info

Golzheim Festival

A great festival that’s always free and outdoors. The lineup this year includes numerous bands and a big flea market on Sunday.

When: 27 and 28 July
Where: Robert-Lehr-Ufer
Admission: Free

Weiberkram Mädelsflohmarkt

Get together and shop on a Sunday at this specialty flea market for women.

When: 28 July
Where: Ergo Ipsum
Admission: 3€ (kids 12 and under are free)

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