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Crange fair in Herne, © Stadtmarketing Herne GmbH

Fairs and firework shows in NRW


Historical fairs, colourful fireworks, high-tech rides

Traditional funfairs, folk festivals with something for everyone and fireworks that spectacularly light up the night sky are some of the amazing experiences that await visitors to NRW. This is where age-old traditions and the high-tech complement each other perfectly: Traditional horse and cattle fairs are still going strong, accompanied by the bright lights of modern funfair rides. Also unmissable are firework shows like the “Lights of Cologne”, when the night sky becomes the backdrop for a truly amazing spectacle.

Aussicht auf die Kirmes, © Marcus-Bottin

All Saints’ Day Fair in Soest

|November| Hawkers and “bull’s eyes” in a picturesque old town setting: Old traditions live on and special experiences await at the Soest All Saints’ Day Fair.

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Lichtaufnahmen von einen Karussell, © Stadtmarketing Herne GmbH

Crange Fair in Herne

|August| Formerly a small horse fair, now the largest folk festival in NRW: More than 500 fairground entertainers put on a grand show at this fair in the heart of the Ruhr Area

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Dom, Rhein und Hohenzollernbrücke im Schein der Kölner Lichter, © Dieter Jacobi / Köln Tourismus

Cologne lights

|July| One of the most beautiful musical firework displays immerses Cologne in a sea of light and colour.

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More events in NRW

Dom, Rhein und Hohenzollernbrücke im Schein der Kölner Lichter, © Dieter Jacobi / Köln Tourismus
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Cologne lights

Aufführung von japanischen Kindern, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
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Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Lichtaufnahmen von einen Karussell, © Stadtmarketing Herne GmbH
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Crange Fair in Herne