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Events in Bonn

In a big city like Bonn, something's alway happening – as you can see in our event calendar with many colourful highlights spread throughout the year. From small to large artists on stage, to cultural festivals, to absolut classics like "Rhine in flames".

What's happening in bonn:

Cherry Blossoms

April 2023
Once a year, the beautiful cherry blossoms attract international visitors. As the blossom is difficult to predict, an exact date has not yet been set. The Flea Market will take place on 22 April.

Deutsche Post Marathon

There's something for everyone at Bonn's biggest sporting event, from marathons to hand biking! You can register online until 12 April, after which only late registrations are possible on site.

Rhine in Flames

Cast off! Every year on the first Saturday in May, the Rhine comes alive with a convoy of ships and spectacular fireworks. For landlubbers, there’s musical and culinary entertainment on the riverbank.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

07. - 11.06.2023
Whether as passenger or spectator - the Balloon Festival is a real spectacle! The diverse family programme on the weekend offers fun for young and old.

Panama Open Air

30.06. - 01.07.2023
Originally an illegal rave, today a well-known multigenre festival with popular artists in the line-up: With the Panama Open Air, Bonn's Rheinaue is home to another musical must-see.

Christopher Street Day in Cologne

07. - 09.07.2023
The Cologne Pride stands for equality and social acceptance. The CSD street festival begins on the 07th of July and culminates in the CSD demonstration on the 09th of July at 12am.

Gamescom in Cologne

23. - 27.08.2023
The highlight of the year for all gaming fans. Discover the latest gaming trends and technologies and visit the numerous workshops and meet-and-greets.

Jeck im Sunnesching

Cologne Carnival is something you want to experience twice a year. Jeck im Sunnesching makes that possible! The festival takes place in Bonn on the 2nd September and in Cologne on the 9th September.

Pützchens Market

08. - 12.09.2023
Whether candy floss, roller coaster or Ferris wheel - every year the Pützchens Markt offers everything a funfair heart desires.

Käpt’n Book

22.10. - 05.11.2023
The reading festival for children and young adults offers a colourful programme of readings, workshops, film and music. The event takes place in several locations in Bonn.

Bonn City Christmas Market

18.11. - 23.12.2023
When the smell of roasted almonds and mulled wine is in the air, it's time for the Christmas market in Bonn's city centre. Get into the Christmas spirit while strolling through the various stalls!

Medieval Christmas Market Siegburg

25.11. - 22.12.2023
The Christmas market in Siegburg is a journey back in time. The medieval atmosphere is characterised by ancient food and crafts as well as music and entertainment of the era.

Fleamarket in the Bonn Rheinaue

April to October
In the warm season, one of Germany's largest flea markets invites you to stroll and haggle in the Rheinaue. The flea market takes place once a month from April to October.

Jazz Festival Bonn

01. - 14.05.2023
From traditional jazz to modern sounds - stages come to life at Jazzfest Bonn. Important: The event takes place at several different locations in Bonn.

Bad Godesberg Wine Festival

Enjoy fine wines of the region at the wine festival in Bad Godesberg! The exquisite selection of wines is accompanied by a culinary offer that satisfies every wish.


15.06. - 20.08.2023
Bonn's largest music and culture festival annually takes place in the Rheinauen. For an unique festival experience, tickets for each event are purchased individually.

Siegtal pur

Just about an hour from Bonn lies the Siegtal. Once a year it is closed to car traffic - offering the opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscape at street festivals and sporting events.

Green Juice Festival

03. - 05.08.2023
The Green Juice Festival has been taking place in Bonn's residential area every year since 2014. This year's line-up again offers a mix of up-and-coming and established bands from Germany.

Beethoven Festival

31.08. - 24.09.2023
Every year, Bonn celebrates Beethoven's legacy with the interpretation of his masterpieces by various musicians and ensembles. The concert programme is expanded by events such as dance or workshops.

Hangelar Spectacle

The festival mile in the Hangelar district of Sankt Augustin is the place to be. The well-known city festival runs from 10 am to 11 pm.

Klangwelle Bad Neuenahr

05. - 08.10.2023
On the water stage, musical pieces from various genres are accompanied by a spectacular show of water jets, light and laser effects and pyrotechnics. The event takes place in the spa gardens.

Bonn glows

Traditionally, Bonn's city centre is lit up in colourful lights every year on the first weekend in November. The light show is accompanied by a food mile as well as concerts and dances.

Bad Godesberg Christmas Market

22.11. - 23.12.2023
For even more Christmas spirit, visit the Nikolausmarkt Bad Godesberg. Best of all, the Christmas market is just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.
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