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.
1 May — 31 Aug 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.
From 7 June 2018, Various locations.The best of international photography is featured at museums and galleries all around Hamburg.
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.
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.
27 July — 5 August 2018: The annual CSD and the Pride Parade are the flamboyant highlight of Hamburg's vibrant LGBTQI scene.
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.
7 & 8 Sep 2018: In the basketball-free summer, Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg quarter hosts one of the German hoop event of the year.
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.
19 — 21 Oct 2018: Admire classic cars and motorbikes at Hamburg's new expo for automobile culture & lifestyle.
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.
8 — 14 Feb 2018: Though not typically associated with North Germany, you can still let your hair down at Carnival parties in Hamburg.
10 — 13 May 2018: Historic ships, maritime parades, fireworks and more: celebrate Hamburg's biggest festival on the banks of the Elbe.