August by the River, Frankfurt

Another month has passed and at the moment the Corona virus situation is relatively stable.  People are taking their summer holidays, although for many that means holidaying a lot closer to home this year.  Nevertheless, it is interesting to observe the numbers of people in the tourist hotspots of Frankfurt.  So, the big question, is there anything happening in Frankfurt this August and if so, what?

Abenteur-spielplatz Riederwald e.V.  6 July-16 August

This is one for the children.  At the moment part of the southern bank of the Main River resembles a fun park, as shown in the picture above.  There is a range of different activities on offer, from painting to a climbing wall, supervised by the Abenteuer-speilplatz staff.  Most of the activities are free, but a couple, like the boat rides on the river, cost €2-3.  Please observe social distancing and remember to bring a face covering.

Sommerwerft, 24 July-09 August

This is a dance, singer-songwriter, poetry and theatre festival held by the Main River, and yes, it is on!  True, they have had to make adjustments (numbers are limited, you must fill out a form giving your name and address and you must observe distancing and hygiene protocols), but there is still the opportunity enjoy live performances.  If you want to watch at home, take advantage of the live streaming option available this year.  The Sommerwerft website has all the details.     

Not on in August 2020

Mainuferfest, 31 July-2 August

The Mainuferfest has been cancelled for 2020. 

Applewine Festival, 07-09 August

To protect both visitors and exhibitors, the organisers have cancelled this year’s event.

Europa Open Air Concert

For a number of years, the European Central Bank (ECB) has hosted a very popular symphony concert on the bank of the Main, very close to the new ECB building.  This year they have cancelled it, due to the uncertainty surrounding the Corona pandemic.


This event usually has crowds flocking to both banks of the Main River to enjoy live music, food, and museums (of course), for a whole weekend.  The Corona virus has led organisers to cancel this event this year.

So, although not too much is happening in Frankfurt at the moment, things are slowly improving. Take a look at our calendar to find a list of the events scheduled to be held in Frankfurt over the next twelve months.