Düsseldorf’s Top Events – October 2018

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

Düsseldorf’s Top Events – October 2018

Düsseldorf in Autumn

Düsseldorf Festival!

Sutra – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells

düsseldorf festival! | Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells | © Hugo Glendinning

The “düsseldorf festival!” is an excellent, large scale event that takes place at multiple venues throughout the city over the course of two weeks. Discover new and exciting cultural highlights, including performance art, dance, and music. There’s something for everyone.

When: Now – 3 October
Where: Multiple Venues (details here)
Admission: Varies by Performance

KPMG Kunstabend (Art Night)

KPMG Art Night is a fun monthly event which features guided tours and artist talks, some of which are presented in English.

When: Wednesday, 3 October from 6pm-10pm
Where: K20 Grabbeplatz, K21 Ständehaus
Admission: Free

La Bonne Affaire

In celebration of Paris Fashion Week, 25 Hours Hotel Das Tour will be hosting a Parisian style pop-up market featuring haute couture fashion, accessories and offbeat pieces by partners such as Maison Labiche, Espadrij l’originale, StyleAlbum and more. In addition, French chanson music, champagne and petit fours (in the lobby) and a party featuring DJ Schalli at The Paris Club (pictured above) are sure to make this an unforgettable experience.

When: Wednesday, 3 October from 2pm – 7pm
Where: 25hours Hotel Das Tour
Admission: Free

Oktoberfest at Quartier Bohème

Celebrate Oktoberfest with traditional Bavarian cuisine, music and decorations.

When: 5 October from 7pm
Where: Schlösser Quartier Bohème & Henkel-Saal

Autumn Festival at Classic Remise

Love vintage cars, motorcycles and even bicycles? This is the event for you. With its impressive collection of vintage automobiles Classic Remise is always worth a visit, and during this event there’s even more to see & do, from food stands to a best in show competition.

When: 6 & 7 October 2018
Where: Classic Remise (Harffstrasse 110a)

Grand Opening – HafenKunstKinos (Harbour Art Cinema)

A first of its kind, permanent open air cinema for art & short films is opening this month in the Medienhafen. The mayor of Düsseldorf will be on hand to open this cool new concept.

When: 10 October from 7pm
Where: Platz der Medien, Zollhof 13 (Medienhafen)
Admission: Free

“Die Friedrichs” Night Event 

The stores, restaurants, cafés and experiences of the Friedrichstrasse area are hosting a special evening event featuring everything from late night shopping to tastings and music. A list of all participating locations can be found here, and don’t forget to check out our partner locations Espresso Perfetto Bar & Holy Craft Beer Store while you’re there!

When: 11 October, 2018 from 18-22
Where: Friedrichstr. Düsseldorf


A highly anticipated electronic music festival featuring an impressive lineup of 22 well known international DJs, including Solomun, Richie Hawtin and Maceo Plex.

When: 13 October, 2018
Where: Messe Düsseldorf (Convention Center)

Try up to 200 wines from 30 wineries at this tasting event with lounge music and street food taking place at Classic Remise, home to vintage and antique cars.

When: 13 & 14 October
Where: Classic Remise

Perlfisch Weekend 2018

The businesses of Pempelfort invite you to a special weekend event, featuring late night shopping (Friday night), food, drinks, art, and music. Highlights include open access to ateliers, free concerts from local bands and more. (Tap above photos for store names)

When: 12-14 October
Where: Düsseldorf-Pempelfort
Admission: Free

Experience authentic Latin American culture, live music, folklore, shows, Salsa & bachata dance courses, food trucks and art exhibitors.

When: 20 & 21 October
Where: Boui Boui Bilk

Radschlägermarkt (Flea Market)

Browse an ever changing collection of second hand goods at this large scale market that’s been a Düsseldorf tradition for 40 years.

When: Sunday 14 October from 11am – 5pm
Where: Ulmenstr. 275
Admission: Free

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  Partner Location:   Capitol Theater Düsseldorf – Quatsch Comedy Club

Capitol Theater Düsseldorf

Photo: Capitol Theater Düsseldorf

Quatsch Comedy Club Düsseldorf features top notch comedians that will have you laughing the whole night, and the next show is certainly no exception. The lineup this month features host Ingmar Stadelmann and comedians Niko Formanek, Konrad Stöckel, David Kebe and Dittmar Bachmann. More info here.

When: 19 & 20 October
Where: Capitol Theater Düsseldorf (Club)


Irish Folk Festival Düsseldorf

The Irish Folk Festival has been touring annually for 45 years. Since its start the show has been seen by more than a million people. And on October 19th it’s your turn to experience this one-of-a-kind show live at Savoy Theater in Düsseldorf. Read our article here.

When: 19 October 2018
Where: Savoy Theater

Die Höchste Eisenbahn | Robert Schumann Saal | Foto: André Symann

New Fall Festival 2017: Die Höchste Eisenbahn | Foto: André Symann

The pop music festival for special artists in special places. This is one of the most popular music festivals in Düsseldorf. This year’s excellent lineup features Mac Demarco, Ibeyi, Die Nerven, Scott Matthew and many more.

When: 25 – 28 October, 2018
Where: Various locations: Club at Capitol Theater Düsseldorf/Tanzhaus NRW/Robert Schumann-Saal/Johanneskirche/Sipgate

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Genuss ohne Strom

Looking for a unique date night idea? Here’s something for you: Genuss ohne Strom (loosely translates to “Savor without Electricity”) is an event where a handful of restaurants turn off their lights and serve dinner illuminated by candlelight. For this year’s list of participating restaurants, click here

When: 26 & 27 October 2018
Where: In and around Düsseldorf

  Partner Location:   FFT Düsseldorf Concert “Blond”

This month our partner location FFT Düsseldorf hosts the excellent indie-pop band “Blond” for a unique and thought provoking concert. More info here.

When: 26 October at 9pm
Where: FFT Kammerspiele, Jahnstr. 3


Discover trendy new foods, take part in a cooking workshop and sample some tasty cuisine at the largest food festival of it’s kind in Germany.

When: 27 & 28 October 2018
Where: Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf

Boui Boui Bilk Halloween Party

Celebrate Halloween as Boui Boui Bilk transforms into a creepy club with music by DJ duo MOJA.

When: Wednesday 31 October
Where: Boui Boui Bilk

Thanks for reading, we hope you have a great time in Düsseldorf this October!

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