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Free Festivals 2023: Open Airs to support & join for free

Festival summer 2023 is just around the corner and with it the question of which open airs you want to go to this year. The variety of options has probably never been greater than it is today, and more and more events offer not only great musical artists but also a colourful programme of art and culture. Many of them are free of charge and are organised with the help of volunteers. But many events that are actually paid for also rely on volunteers and offer free entry in return. Would you like to work behind the scenes at a festival this summer? Then you can find selected free (and actually paid) festivals here, where you can help out in 2023 and be there for free.

We will be updating the festivals continuously throughout the summer. It’s worth checking back!

    1. Free Festivals 2023 in Hamburg
    2. Free Festivals 2023 in Berlin
    3. Free Festivals 2023 in Cologne

Free Festivals 2023 in Hamburg

Rock-Kids Festival on 30.09.2023

About the Festival

Rock Kids e.V. offers open children’s and youth music projects in various districts of Hamburg. They aim to give children and young people from the most diverse social and cultural backgrounds self-confidence through the medium of rock music. In addition to various music holidays, the association organises the Rock Kids Festival St. Pauli on Hamburg’s Spielbudenplatz once a year. We are still looking for active support for this (and other events).

How you can join in

Support is needed for various tasks. A trip to the copy shop, mounting new pages on a guitar, support at the gig and much more. Depending on your interests and skills, you will find suitable tasks for you. Musical skills or experience in dealing with children are not a prerequisite. And even if you only have a little time, your support is welcome!

(medium German skills required)

Free Festivals 2023 in Berlin

Democracy Festival Spandau on 16.09.2023

Schriftzug "Dabei statt nur Dafür" auf rotem Hintergrund, mit Händen, Mündern und einer Gitarre im Kollagenstil reingeschnitten
About the Festival

The Democracy Festival sets an example for diversity and togetherness. Art, culture and a variety of participatory activities provide entertainment, enable people to get to know other people and encourage them to discuss democracy and current social issues. The goal: Together with its guests, the Spandau Democracy Festival strengthens the district as a place of democracy, open society and diversity.

How you can join in

To ensure that everyone can take part, the organisers are putting together a “Für-Dich-Da” team (here-for-you team) – and you can become part of it. The “Für-Dich-Da-Team” is supposed to welcome visitors, help with questions about offers, infrastructure and programme and support in case of discrimination or small conflicts. No previous knowledge is necessary, the organisers will give a preparatory workshop with all the important information on 11.09.2023.

(basic German skills required)

Free Festivals 2023 in Cologne

Tag des guten Lebens on 17.09.2023

Illustration einer Straßenszene in Schwarz-Weiß mit Bänken, Tischen und Stühlen aber ohne Menschen
About the Festival

On 17.9.2023, the Day of the Good Life (Tag des Guten Lebens) will take place in Cologne-Nippes, organised by Agora Köln e.V. On this car-free Sunday, the full diversity of the city of Cologne will be celebrated and made visible through joint actions by neighbours, associations and initiatives in the neighbourhood. For this purpose, the association is looking for committed daytime activists who will make the Day of Good Living possible as mobile helpers in the area or as support during street closures. Become part of a great team!

How you can join in

The tasks on the Day of Good Living are manifold. These include distributing programme leaflets, supervising road closures, giving information about the event to visitors, or being on the road as a mobile volunteer on the day. You can also help to encourage people to donate. Your support is needed on this day for about 2 hours, or even longer. If you would like to be part of this unique event, please contact the team now!

(medium German skills required)

Your team wishes you a fantastic festival summer!

4 Replies

  1. Imran Mohammad 01.06.23 - 15:15

    Im interested in Stuttgart festival & Christopher day in Frankfurt on Saturday ….once i check my schedule ill get back soon….Most awaiting

    • Sebastian Prassek 01.06.23 - 15:28

      Hi Imran, nice to read that want to join both events! Just check out the buttons underneath the “How you can join in” section in each event description. This will lead you straight to the respective project and the option to get directly in contact with the festival organizers. Have a great time in Stuttgart and Frankfurt!

  2. Ahmad 16.08.23 - 15:22

    Hi, I am interested in the event happening in Frankfurt am Main

    • Sebastian Prassek 17.08.23 - 11:02

      Hi Ahmed, we currently have no Festival in Frankfurt on our site at the moment. But you could check out the numerous other opportunities to get involved in Frankfurt on .

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