Festivals, fairs, parties and more: Want to know what 2018 has in store for you? We've listed this year's upcoming events in Hamburg.
2 — 3 Feb 2018: The best of gin, whisky, rum and other distilled delights is presented at this yearly returning fair at Hamburg Messe.
8 — 14 Feb 2018: Though not typically associated with North Germany, you can still let your hair down at Carnival parties in Hamburg.
23 — 25 Feb 2018: Admire the latest models with fellow motorbike enthusiasts at North Germany's largest motorcycle fair.
23 Mar — 22 Apr 2018: Rides, roller coasters, food and more: Don't miss the Spring edition of the famous Hamburg DOM funfair.
25 Mar 2018: Four times a year, Hamburg shops open their doors for some Sunday afternoon shopping, alongside many exciting events.
30 Mar — 2 Apr 2018: A perfect weekend destination! Enjoy an Easter brunch and visit the DOM funfair as the city awakens from hibernation.
11 — 15 Apr 2018: Small, experimental and low-budget documentaries from Germany and beyond are shown at various small cinemas in Hamburg.
21 Apr 2018: 54 museums and cultural institutions in Hamburg open their doors for late night visitors to enjoy special programmes.
29 Apr 2018: Take part yourself, or cheer on the 25,000 runners that make their way through Hamburg's port, parks and city centre.
1 May — 1 Oct 2018: Every night, the lake in Planten un Blomen park lights up with magical colours, accompanied by classical music.
5 May — 26 Aug 2018: As soon as the spring sun shows its face, street festivals seem to pop up all over Hamburg. See what’s on and join the party.
10 — 13 May 2018: Historic ships, maritime parades, fireworks and more: celebrate Hamburg's biggest festival on the banks of the Elbe.
12 May 2018: Watch the live broadcast of this extravagant, pan-European music event at Spielbudenplatz square in St. Pauli.
End of May 2018: Celebrate the strong ties between Hamburg and Japan as the city's cherry trees show their beautiful blossoms.
1 — 3 Jun 2018: Enjoy urban art, street theatre, hiphop, dance and more at this international street art festival in Hamburg.
1 — 17 Jun 2018: This Altona-based street festival combines theatre performances, arts, flea markets, live music and parties.
1 — 2 Jun 2018: Jazz, blues and soul along the Elbe: one of the biggest jazz festivals in Germany takes place in the Hamburg port area.
5 — 11 Jun 2018: In various Hamburg cinemas, visitors are treated to over 400 short films in international and national competitions.
10 Jun 2018: Let thy engines roar in prayer! Thousands of bikers flock to Hamburg to attend Europe's largest motorbike church service.
14 Jun — 15 Jul 2018: Hamburg will be in full party mode as it cheers on the German football team trying to defend its title in Russia.
22 — 24 Jun 2018: 50,000 bikers roll into the city for a weekend of rock music, contests and fun at the Harley Village.
22 — 24 Jun 2018: 70 km south of Hamburg, Hurricane Festival showcases the biggest bands and welcomes music lovers from all over Europe.
13 — 14 Jul 2018: Dust off your cheesiest 70s outfit and join half a million partygoers at the yearly Schlagermove Parade!
14 — 15 Jul 2018: With 10,000 athletes and 250,000 spectators, this triathlon is among the biggest and most prestigious of its kind.
21 — 29 Jul 2018: Join the international tennis community at Hamburg Rotherbaum with its century-old tournament tradition.
27 Jul — 26 Aug 2018: Cocktails, fireworks and lots of rides: Celebrate summer at this edition of the famous Hamburg DOM funfair.
2 — 4 Aug 2018: Join metal heads from all over at the world's largest metal festival, located only an hour north of Hamburg.
4 — 5 Aug 2018: The annual CSD and the Pride Parade are the flamboyant highlight of Hamburg's vibrant LGBTQI community.
14 — 19 Aug 2018: The world's best players compete for the titles at the beach volleyball event of the year, hosted in Hamburg.
17 — 19 Aug 2018: Music lovers flock to the river side to see international and local artists perform at this summer music festival.
18 — 19 Aug 2018: Tens of thousands of bicycle pros and amateurs race through the streets, port, and green surroundings of Hamburg.
Aug 2018: A lead-up to the European Championship, Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg quarter hosts the German basketball event of the year.
30 Aug — 2 Sep 2018: Enjoy fireworks, music, food and more at this yearly public festival on the shores of the Alster Lakes.
1 — 2 Sep 2018: Juggling, acrobatics, live music and a tourney are sure to entertain the thousands of visitors of Öjendorf park.
7 — 9 Sep 2018: Like many other cities, Hamburg celebrates the European Heritage Days by inviting the public to the city’s many monuments.
8 — 9 Sep 2018: In Hamburg's very own vintage vehicle races, 14 different classes go for the win in the City Nord area.
8 Sep 2018: Every year, 40 Hamburg venues open their doors all night long to showcase the performances of the upcoming theatre season.
15 Sept 2018: Under the slogan "Just Heavenly" more than 100 churches in and around Hamburg open their doors to the public.
19 — 22 Sep 2018: The annual Reeperbahn Festival is the perfect way to get an overview of St. Pauli's many live music venues.
Sep — Oct 2018: A celebration of beer, brass bands and lederhosen — Hamburg too has its version of this Bavarian event.
27 Sep — 6 Oct 2018: Watch 120 international films and mingle with actors and directors at the annual FilmFest Hamburg.
16 — 21 Oct 2018: Germany’s longest-running and largest queer film festival shows anything from feel-good films to documentaries.
9 Nov — 9 Dec 2018: Enjoy mulled wine, hearty meals, thrilling rides and fireworks at this year's final Hamburg DOM fun fair.
December 2018: Discover more than 30 Christmas markets and indulge in mulled wine and baked treats in an enchanting winter atmosphere.
31 Dec 2018: Fireworks, sparkling wine and Berliner pastries at 12 o'clock: “Silvester” in Hamburg is special in every way.