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Carnival, concerts, fair: events and shows not to be missed

Created: 04.10.2022 Updated: 10/04/2022 6:23 p.m

Links sieht man Jecken beim Karnevalfeiern in Köln, links Besucher auf einem Weihnachtsmarkt. (IDZRW-Montage)
Carnival, fair, concerts – there is a lot going on in NRW in autumn. (IDZRW assembly) © Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa & Jochen Tack/Imago

In autumn there are numerous events in NRW that should not be missed. Fair, concerts and carnival – the tips for autumn.

Cologne – Autumn has arrived in North Rhine-Westphalia – leaves are changing colour, temperatures are falling. But although the “uncomfortable” days are now increasing again, there are also some events in autumn that are always worth a visit. Whether it’s a concert, fair or the opening of the Cologne Carnival session: there’s a lot going on in NRW in autumn.

NRW: Fair dates in autumn 2022 in Cologne, Soest and Münster

In autumn, take another ride on the Ferris wheel, eat chocolate fruit and feel the adrenaline rush through your body on a ride on the “Wilde Maus” roller coaster – this is possible until November thanks to the numerous fair and folk festival dates in NRW. For example, the Deutzer Herbstkirmes in Cologne, the Simon-Juda-Markt in Euskirchen or the Sim Jü in Werne start in October. The fair dates in autumn in NRW at a glance:

  • Brittle funfair in Krefeld: Friday, September 30, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Bocholt fair: Thursday, October 13th to Monday, October 17th
  • Fair in Cologne-Chorweiler: Friday, October 14th to Monday, October 17th
  • Sim Jü in Werne : Saturday 22 October to Tuesday 25 October 2022
  • Herbstsend in Münster : Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 30, 2022
  • Simon-Juda-Markt in Euskirchen: Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Deutz Autumn Fair 2022: Friday, October 28, 2022 to Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • All Saints’ Fair Soest : Wednesday 2nd November to Sunday 6th November 2022

NRW: Concerts in autumn 2022 – Backstreet Boys, KIZ, Kraftklub, the Princes, Andrea Berg

There is also a lot to do in autumn in NRW when it comes to concerts. The “Backstreet Boys” perform in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Some concerts in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund at a glance:

  • Cologne Lanxess Arena: Backstreet Boys on October 10, 2022
  • Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall: Lea on October 5, 2022
  • Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle: The Princes on November 20, 2022
  • Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle: Kraftklub on November 21, 2022
  • Dortmund Westfalenhallen: Apache 207 Apache Tour on October 12, 2022
  • Dortmund Westfalenhallen: Backstreet Boys on November 4, 2022
  • Dortmund Westfalenhallen: Andrea Berg on November 12, 2022

NRW: Session start of the Cologne carnival on November 11 at 11:11 a.m

Not to forget the probably most important event in November in the Rhineland: The session opening of the Cologne carnival on November 11th. Both the session motto 2023 and the designated Cologne triumvirate have already been decided. Preparations are in full swing. On Friday, November 11th, it will be punctually at 11.11. Clock finally “Kölle Alaaf” again.

NRW: The first Christmas markets will start in November 2022 – including in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Essen

Once November has started, Christmas is not far behind either. The first Christmas markets will then start in some NRW metropolises, for example in Aachen, Cologne, Essen, Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Among other things, the “Market of Angels” on Neumarkt starts there on November 17th.

An overview of which Christmas markets start in some NRW cities in November:

  • Market of Angels at Neumarkt in Cologne from November 17 to December 23, 2022
  • Christmas market in the Stadtgarten Cologne from November 17 to December 23, 2022
  • Cologne Harbor Christmas Market from November 18, 2022 to January 1, 2023
  • Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral from November 21 to December 23, 2022
  • Christmas market in Duisburg from November 10th to December 30th, 2022
  • International Christmas Market Essen from November 12 to December 23, 2022
  • Christmas market in the old town of Düsseldorf from November 17 to December 30, 2022
  • Aachen Christmas market from November 18 to December 23, 2022


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