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Berlin Events in May 2024

Karneval der Kulturen

Event Highlights


Pictoplasma Berlin

May 01 - 05, 2024

Pictoplasma Berlin is an international festival for contemporary character design - from art and illustration to graphic design. It includes a conference, exhibitions and screening programmes.  more

Karneval der Kulturen 2023 (4)

Carnival of Cultures

May 17 - 20, 2024

Berlin presents its most colourful side: At the Carnival of Cultures, numerous groups of diverse nationalities present music, dances, performances, visual arts and acrobatics at a parade of moving floats.  more

Futurium (3)

International Museum Day

May 19, 2024

On the occasion of this worldwide event, which aims to highlight the contributions of museums to society, many Berlin museums open their doors for special tours and activities.  more

Berliner Theatertreffen (2)

Berliner Theatertreffen

May 02 - 20, 2024

The Berliner Theatertreffen ("Berlin Theatre Encounter") is the most important theatre festival in Germany, reuniting actors, theatre professionals, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin.  more

Berlin Design Week (1)

Berlin Design Week

Date not yet known

Design as a driving force for social and ecological change: Every spring, designers, artists, companies and universities present new ways of thinking and fresh ideas at the Berlin Design Week.  more

Re:publica 2022


Next date not yet announced

Re:publica is one of the world's largest conferences on digital culture. Media professionals, entrepreneurs and academics from around the globe share their knowledge and discuss the future of the information society.  more

XJazz-Festival (2)

XJazz Festival Berlin

May 06 - 12, 2024

With 80 acts, XJazz is Berlin's largest jazz festival and aims to cross stylistic boundaries with innovative artists.  more


Artspring Festival

May 03 to June 02, 2024

Each year, the district of Pankow celebrates the diversity of its art scene with a month-long festival.  more

Comic Invasion (1)

Comic Invasion

May 11 and 12, 2024

Every year, Berlin's largest comic festival takes place with an exhibition, bookstalls and workshops.  more

Folk Festivals & Fairs


Rudow Spring Mile

May 04 and 05, 2024

Visitors to the Spring Mile in Rudow can look forward to a diverse entertainment program on two stages.  more

Tag der Einheit: Volksfest am Brandenburger Tor

Spring and Asparagus Festival Primavera

May 11 and 12, 2024

In mid-May, the spring festival "Primavera" takes place in Berlin's Schöneberg district. Asparagus dishes and other delicacies as well as a colorful stage program await the visitors.  more

Steglitzer Woche

Steglitzer Woche

May 24 - June 09, 2024

Every year in spring, the folk festival Steglitzer Woche invites visitors to enjoy themselves in the green Bäkepark.  more

Domäne Dahlem

Spring Festival at Domäne Dahlem

Will not take place in 2024

The traditional opening of the market season on the historical Domäne Dahlem estate celebrates the arrival of spring in Berlin.  more

Sports Events

Big 25 Berlin

S 25 Berlin

May 05, 2024

To the Olympic Stadium and back: In May 2024, the road race "S 25 Berlin" will take place for the 43rd time.  more

"Run of Spirit"

Run of Spirit

May 20, 2024

The Run of Spirit is a joint sports event for people with and without disabilities.  more


Marianna Simnett: Winner

Marianna Simnett’s “Winner” is a multichannel film installation, conceived as a three-act ballet for film told through the lens of football. It is commissioned on the occasion of the 2024 European Football Championship, hosted by Germany. more

Chronorama: Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century

Following the great public success of the first stop in Venice, the Helmut Newton Foundation and the Pinault Collection are showing 250 works by outstanding photographers including Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and Irving Penn. more

(Un)seen Stories

The collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin contain countless objects with surprising, hidden histories and provenances. These stories and the methods museum makers use to research and tell them are the focus of the exhibition. The young curators... more

Specials & Insider Tips

Walpurgisnacht im Mauerpark

May Day in Berlin

Street festivals, parties and concerts: May Day in Berlin is an exciting day. The German Labor Day is celebrated all over the city with events for the whole family.  more


Father's Day in Berlin

May 09, 2024

In the Christian faith, Ascension Day marks the return of Jesus Christ as the Son of God to his Father in heaven. In many places, including in Berlin, Ascension Day is also celebrated as Father's Day or Men's Day.  more


Cherry Blossoms in Berlin

Every spring a sea of pink cherry blossoms blooms in Berlin for a few days. Discover the places where you can admire the cherry blossoms and feel as if you were in Japan.  more

Trade Shows

Grüner Leguan

Terraristikbörse Berlin

July 07, 2024

At the Terraristikbörse (Terraristics Exchange) Berlin, reptile lovers can purchase lizards, snakes and spiders and gain information about the species-appropriate keeping of the animals.  more

Greentech Festival 2020 (5)

Greentech Festival

June 4-6, 2025

The three-day Greentech Festival is all about the latest technologies for a sustainable lifestyle.  more

Gartenträume (1)

Gartenträume Berlin

Next date not yet announced

This visitor fair presents current products and trends from the gardening and plant sector. Garden lovers can get tips on plant care at workshops and lectures.  more

Concert Highlights

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