The Mainfest will starts on Friday with live music at the Römerberg. A representative from the municipal authorities will perform the opening ceremony here at 6:00 pm hours in front of the Fountain of Justice, which will be transformed into a wine fountain for the occasion. With children's carousels, fairground rides, games, tombolas and shooting ranges, this traditional folk festival also attracts children of all ages, making it the only city festival for the whole family. The traditional highlight, a superb firework display, will bring the festival to a close on the following Monday.
Römerberg, Mainkai (Main quay)
Friday / Saturday from 12:00 – 01:00 hours
Sunday / Monday from 12:00 – 24:00 hours
Official Opening Ceremony
Friday, 31 July 2015
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
History / Tradition
The Mainfest was originally a festival for fishermen and boatmen and was supposedly derived from the consecration of the Dreikönigskirche (Church of the Three Kings) on 23 July 1340. The purpose of this festival was to give thanks and pay homage to "Their river and its bounties".
There are no car parking facilities for the event and visitors are requested to use local public transport. Take subway (U-Bahn) U4 or U5 to "Römer" or the tram lines 11 or 12 to "Römer/Paulskirche".