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Calendar of Events

Here you will find all important information about the upcoming events in Recklinghausen. We are glad to welcome you!

When: March 18, 2024

Venue: Ruhr Festival Hall

The two Recklinghausen natives Hape Kerkeling and Achim Hagemann wrote comedy history in 1992 with “Hurz”! 25 years later, a new, strange comedy award was launched in Recklinghausen: The Recklinghäuser Hurz!


More on this: www.derhurz.de

When: March 15 to 24, 2024

Where: Saatbruch, 45659 Recklinghausen

The Palmkirmes Recklinghausen is a special event every year. As the largest spring fair in North Rhine-Westphalia, it traditionally marks the start of the fair season and provides lots of fun and adrenaline. With around one million visitors, it is now one of the most frequented fairs in the Ruhr area. Have a look and see for yourself!


More on this: www.palmkirmes.de

When: March 15 to April 7, 2024

Where: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz, 45657 Recklinghausen

Circus Roncalli enchants Recklinghausen again. The upcoming program promises another unforgettable experience, packed with clowning, magic, acrobatics and poetry. In addition to the proven Roncalli quality, there will also be a wealth of surprises, emotional highlights, brilliant moments, poetry, nostalgia and innovations. In addition, of course, there is the unique atmosphere of Roncalli, embedded in what is probably the most beautiful circus tent in the world.


More on this: www.roncalli.de

When: April 26th to 28th, 2024

Where: Rathausplatz, 45657 Recklinghausen

The “Street Food & Music Festival” offers visitors a diverse culinary journey through different cultures. On the town hall square, atmospheric live music merges with the authentic atmosphere of street food.


More on this: www.street-food-music.de/recklinghausen

When: May 01st to June 09th, 2024

Where: Ruhrfestspielhaus. Otto-Burrmeister-Allee 1, 45657 Recklinghausen
as well as various places in and around Recklinghausen

The Ruhr Festival is one of the oldest, largest and most renowned theater festivals in Europe. During the annual festival season from May 1st to mid-June, Recklinghausen is transformed into an international cultural and theater metropolis. International drama and dance theatre, co-productions with major German-speaking theaters, literature, as well as outstanding New Circus productions and selected children's and youth theater productions form the core of the contemporary programme.


More on this: www.ruhrfestspiele.de

When: May 04th to 05th, 2024

Where: Old Town

For more information click here for the press release!

When: May 24, 2024

Where: Recklinghausen old town market

Once a year, Recklinghausen's idyllic old town market is transformed into a colorful sports arena. Whenever the top stars of the national and international pole vault scene fly in to compete in the "Recklinghausen Marketplace Jumping".

Not only the jumpers, but also the supporting program ensure variety during the competitions.


More on this: www.marktplatzsprung-re.de

When: May 26, 2024, 11 a.m. – 17 p.m

Where: Town Hall Square

At the city fire brigade day, the fire brigade of the city of Recklinghausen presents itself with various vehicles and provides an insight into their work during exciting operational exercises.

When: June 01, 2024, 18 p.m. – 02 a.m

Where: Museum Zeitreise Strom, Uferstraße 2-4, 45663 Recklinghausen
& Training Mine Recklinghausen, Wanner Str. 30, 45661 Recklinghausen

A culture festival for the entire Ruhr metropolis. 200.000 visitors, almost 50 venues, up to 24 cities, one night: Since 2001, ExtraSchicht, the night of industrial culture, has been putting the Ruhr metropolis in the spotlight. Around 2000 artists work on former industrial facilities, museums and landmarks, bringing the principle of industrial culture to life. The program now includes around 500 events, from classical music to theater, comedy and special tours to fireworks. The ExtraSchicht offers an excellent presentation platform, especially for the independent scene and young artists. A unique format.


More on this: www.extraschicht.de

When: June 14th to July 14th

Where: Rathausplatz, 45657 Recklinghausen

All games and therefore all goals will be shown during public viewing. In addition, an extensive supporting program is planned, details of which will be published later.

More on this: publicviewing-recklinghausen.de


When: June 15, 2024, 12 p.m. – 23 a.m
and June 16, 2024, 12 p.m. – 18 p.m

Where: Recklinghausen city harbor, Am Stadthafen 6, 45663 Recklinghausen

Recklinghausen Ahoy! At the harbor festival, the Recklinghausen city harbor is once again transformed into a lively event location with something for everyone! Experience a variety of delicious dishes at numerous food stands and an exciting supporting program. Various artists play on stage and will delight you with their music and shows. Let yourself be carried away by the sounds and enjoy the summer atmosphere at the harbor. You can also admire the craftsmanship of local traders and purchase unique goods.


More on this: www.stadtfest-recklinghausen.de

When: July 05, 2024, 17 p.m. – 22 p.m.

as well:
August 09, 2024
September 06, 2024
09 October 2024

Where: Kirchplatz, 45657 Recklinghausen

Here you can start the evening comfortably on the church square with national & international delicacies, drinks and a live DJ.

More on this: www.abendmarkt-re.de


When: July 31 to August 04, 2024

Location: Town Hall Square

Look, feast and enjoy... The gourmet festival in Recklinghausen with selected dishes and drinks awaits its guests on the town hall square.


More on this: www.zu-gast-in-re.de

When: August 30, 2024

High-class music in the open air and for free ...


More on this: www.neue-philharmonie-westfalen.de/concert/open-air-sommernaechte/

When: September 08, 2024

Location: Tierpark in the city garden of Recklinghausen

"A lot of animal fun for the whole family" - that's the motto of the zoo festival in the Recklinghausen city garden. Of course, the focus is on the animals. There is also a varied program of events for young and old.


More on this: www.tierpark-recklinghausen.de

When: September 28, 2024

Where: Old Town

The Recklinghausen Music Night invites lovers of all genres of music to a fantastic evening of strolling.

In many bars and restaurants in the city center of Recklinghausen and in the Gymnasialkirche am Petrinum, handmade live music is offered in many different styles. Sometimes to listen, sometimes to celebrate - there is something for every mood!


More on this: www.musiknacht-re.de/

When: October 25 to November 10, 2024

Location: Old Town and Town Hall Square

The old town of Recklinghausen shines atmospherically when historic buildings and private houses shine in colorful lights. A highlight is the musically accompanied town hall show! The free city tours also start directly in front of the town hall. Let yourself be enchanted by fascinating stories, funny anecdotes and exciting information.


More on this: www.re-lights.re

When: November 21 to December 24, 2024

Location: Old Town

In our “Guten Stube”, lovingly decorated wooden huts as well as a wide range of individual crafts and gift items ensure a cozy, pre-Christmas atmosphere with an extensive music and cultural program.


More on this: www.weihnachtsmarkt-re.de

All other events in Recklinghausen can be found here here.

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