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From carousel rides to movie nights, Frankfurt comes alive with family-friendly festivals during summer. Enjoy the city’s al fresco fiestas with a stay at Villa Kennedy for an unforgettable escape your family will remember for years to come.


20th July – 5th August 2018

Lighting up the eastern end of the Main riverbank, the Sommerwerft Festival is a riot of theatrical performances, children’s workshops, live music, movie nights and more. Children and parents alike will love the fun-filled program of events, taking place over two weeks this summer.

Main Festival

3rd – 6th August 2018

The Main Festival (or Mainfest) is one of the highlights of Frankfurt’s summer season. Kicking off with an opening ceremony featuring live music and a wine fountain, the festival encompasses a whole host of family-friendly activities over its 4-day run. There will be fairground rides and a carousel, mystery plays, food, fireworks, and the much-anticipated fisherman’s joust.

Osthafen Festival

11th – 12th August 2018

The traditional Osthafen Festival returns to Frankfurt this year with its biannual blend of music, sports, and harbour-centric fun. From DJ sets and harbour tours to historic railway rides and live concerts, the festival offers something for all ages. Enjoy the festival this year—it won’t be back again until 2020.

Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival

10th – 19th August 2018

Cool off with a refreshing glass of apple wine, one of Frankfurt’s most iconic drinks. This historic part of the city’s culture is marked with a 10-day festival filled with tastings, shopping, and live music and dancing that the whole family – young and old - can enjoy. Come for a taste, and maybe leave with a few bottles and your own “bembel” jug.

Museum Embankment Festival

24th – 26th August 2018

A unique cultural event that celebrates Frankfurt’s museums, the Museum Embankment Festival takes place along the city’s famed Museumsufer (Museum Embankment). Millions of people attend to explore the sights and enjoy the music, food and fine arts and crafts on sale along the way.

Villa Kennedy is the perfect hotel for a family-friendly holiday in Frankfurt. To book your memorable stay, call +49 69 7171 22 000 or email reservations.villakennedy@roccofortehotels.com

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