Berlin 2018: The Most Important Events

Culture, sports events, fairs, conventions: Berlin has lots to offer all year long. This is our overview for 2018:

January

Christmas and New Year’s lie behind us; the new year is here. Do you have any resolutions for 2018? How about visiting more events? Berlin is not hibernating in winter but offers many high-class happenings: The world of fashion is meeting in Berlin and international food and beverages are presented on the fairgrounds.

6-18 January 2018 Berlin Fashion Week

19-28 January 2018 International Green Week

19-22 January 2018 Hertha BSC – Borussia Dortmund

26 January 2018 5th ISTAF Indoor

25-30 January 2018 107th Six Days Berlin

P.S. If you are simply looking for warmth and relaxation, we recommend visiting our Palace SPA.

February

It is still cold outside, but that is not important since so many things are happening indoors: So take your seat at the movies or the stadium! Stars of the international movie scene meet for the 68th time in Berlin.

2-5 February Hertha BSC – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

7-9 February 2018 Fruit Logistica

15-25 February 2018 68th International Film Festival Berlin

16-19 February 2018 Hertha BSC – 1. FSV Mainz 05

20-23 February 2018 bautec 2018

21-24 February 2018 33th German Cancer Congress

March

You have not yet planned your holidays? No problem, get some inspiration at ITB Berlin! Every year, ten thousands of exhibitors from about 185 countries present themselves at the travel trade show. In addition, March is packed with musical highlights and the German national football team playes a friendly match against Brazil.

5-6 March 2018 21st International Hotel Investment Forum IFIH

7-11 March 2018 ITB Berlin - The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show

9-12 March 2018 Hertha BSC – SC Freiburg

16-25 March 2018 MaerzMusik

24 March-2 April 2018 Festtage der Staatsoper

27 March 2018 Friendly Football Match Germany-Brazil

31 March-2 April 2018 Hertha BSC – VfL Wolfsburg

April

Easter Sunday is on 1 April and Berlin invites guests to Easter fires and Easter brunches and to watch Easter bunnies in the Zoo. The weather is getting better: Take long walks along the river Spree or through Berlin’s blossoming parks. Or cheer for the runners at Berlin’s Half Marathon.

8 April 2018 Berlin Half Marathon

13-16 April 2018 Hertha BSC – 1. FC Köln

17-19 April 2018 conhIT

19-26 April 2018 achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2018

25-29 April 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

27-30 April 2018 Hertha BSC – FC Augsburg

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P.S. You can find ideas for Easter presents in our voucher shop!

May

We are fastly approaching Pentecost: The Carnival of Cultures is traditionally celebrated on the long holiday weekend. And it is quite nice to be outside – the open-air season is back again. Musicians will play outside and for free on the longest day of the year, 21 May.

4-20 May 2018 55th Theatertreffen

9-12 May 2018 Diabetes Congress

9-13 May 2018 XJAZZ

12 May 2018 Hertha BSC – RB Leipzig

15-18 May 2018 FESPA Print Expo

18-21 May 2018 Carnival of Cultures

19 May 2018 DFB Cup Final

21 May 2018 Fête de la Musique

28 May 2018 50th Birthday of the Hotel Palace Berlin

June

Have you ever seen an American Football match live? Then you will get your chance in June, when the European Championships are played out in Berlin! In addition, the Velothon rolls through the city and past its major sight. If you wish to get active yourself, we recommend a private bike tour through Berlin.

2-9 June 2018 European Championships in American Football

9 June-9 September 2018 10th Berlin Biennale

tba Velothon Berlin

July

Midsummer in Berlin: How about a trip to a lake or cools drinks in one of Berlin’s beer gardens or beach bars? You will find a colorful mix of Berliners at Christopher Street day when the parade goes from Kurfürstendamm to Brandenburg Gate. And the Classic Open Air features finest music on beautiful Gendarmenmarkt.

7-11 July 2018 FENS Forum

28 July 2018 Christopher Street Day

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August

THE sports highlight of the year is finally here: The European Athletics Championships are being held at Olympiastadion Berlin. Be impressed by Europe’s best long jumpers, discus throwers and runners. If it is too hot for a city tour, board one of the ships of Reederei Riedel and experience Berlin from the river Spree!

7-12 August 2018 European Athletics Championships

31 August-5 September 2018 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited

31 August-16 September 2018 Musikfest Berlin

September

It is almost fall again. Take some time and enjoy the (maybe) last warm days in Berlin. Warm lights and impressive fireworks can be seen at Pyronale, too, the fireworks world cup on Maifeld at Olympiastadion.

31 August-1 September 2018 Pyronale

2 September 2018 77th ISTAF

18-21 September 2018 InnoTrans

30 September 2018 45th BMW Berlin-Marathon

October

Golden October is bringing special highlights to Berlin: Berlin leuchtet and the Festival of Lights let the city shine in amazing and surprising colors. Do not miss the sparkling Berlin Cathedral and Brandenburg Gate!

1-5 October 2018 54th EASD Annual Meeting

1-31 October 2018 8th European Month of Photography

10-12 October 2018 ECTRIMS Congress

30 October-3 November 2018 Neurowoche

tba Berlin leuchtet & Festival of Lights

November

The festive season is almost here – many Christmas markets are opening at the end of November. Enjoy fresh ginger bread and hot punch or go ice-skating. Berlin has a lot to offer in winter, too!

7-11 November 2018 Bazaar Berlin

20-21 November 2018 VDE Tec Summit

28 November-1 December 2018 DGPPN Congress

tba JazzFest Berlin

tba Christmas Markets in Berlin

December

Only 24 days until Christmas Eve. Do you already have all presents? Berlin is a great place to do Christmas shopping with all its big shopping centers and small, individual boutiques. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

31 December 2018 New Year’s Eve at Brandenburg Gate

P.S. Ideas for Christmas gifts can be found in our voucher shop!

Our concierge is happy to provide you with more tips for the year 2018.

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