Port Anniversary Hamburg, Germany / Onshore Activities

Port Anniversary Activities

Hundreds of events along the Elbe river make up this gigantic event. Even after 800+ years, there's always something new.

Port Anniversary: Activities - the best events of the Hamburg Port Anniversary weekend.

Both on off the Elbe river, more than 200 single events make up the annual PORT ANNIVERSARY. Out of all the fun activities for young and old, the maritime presentations on the Elbe river are probably the most unique. Highlights include the Grand Arrival Parade, the Tugboat Ballet and the AIDA firework show.

Further maritime events include parades with motor yachts, steamships and heritage sailing ships, staged sea-rescue missions and water sports events such as sailing regattas, water skiing and dragon boat races. Water authorities like the Waterways Police, Customs, the Federal Police, the DGzRS lifesaving service and the Fisheries Protection Authority will also present their fleets.

Onshore Events

A total of ten different stages present a wide spectrum of international acts from all kinds of musical genres between shanty choirs and heavy metal. While adults can choose from countless international food and drink stands, a children's festival by St. Michael's Church will amaze the young ones. 

The LGBTQI community meets by the Fish Market, where the Harbour Pride area will host a colourful mix of entertainment, information and culinary delights. Culturally-minded PORT ANNIVERSARY visitors should pay a visit to the various museums scattered among the Speicherstadt UNESCO World Heritage Site and HafenCity.