Framed by ColognePride, the CSD street festival traditionally takes place on the first weekend of July, which in 2020 is 3 to 5 July.

The festival site has the size of about 20.000 square meters and features three stages, many information desks and about 60 hours of live program. Every year we’re happy to welcome 1,6 million guests from all over the world!

Friday  3 July 2020: 17:00 to 22:00
Saturday 4 July 2020: 13:00 to 23:30
Sunday 5 July 2020: 12:00 (midday) to 22:00

We reserve the right to make modifications.

Our main stage is located in Heumarkt. It is the street festival’s biggest stage and the place for main acts and strong emotions –  acts such as Helene Fischer, Erasure, Conchita Wurst and Netta set the audience on fire, whereas during Candlelight Vigil the atmosphere is silent and pensive. The main stage is a place of party and entertainment as well as discussion and contemplativeness: enthusiastic speakers, exceptional acts and emotional moments create true festival feeling. See national and international show acts as well as local and national politicians on stage.

Our political stage is the festival’s gem! Each year our cabaret enthuses with fresh local acts who touch and inspire the audience. Expect a great mix of show, politics and information. Here you find the political stage program of 2020 street festival. The program will be posted in Spring 2020.

The stage of beatz and bass. The stage of extravaganza. If you want to feel the beat than here’s the place to be. National and international DJs will be on the turntables. Here you find the dance stage program of 2020 street festival. The program will be posted in Spring 2020.

Between Bechergasse and Heumarkt a lot of associations, clubs, parties and community institutions offer information. People are looking forward to talk and discuss with you! If you want to register for an information booth with your non-profit organisation please click here!

In Heumarkt just next to the main stage our meeting point team awaits you to answer your questions concerning CSD. Or do you want to get to know more about KLuST e.V.? Maybe you would even like to support our voluntary work? Just ask us!

As the name suggests, the meeting point is the perfect place to start your street festival stroll.

All over the festival site you will find various food stalls to quench your thirst or take a snack. As the street festival is a completely free event and all organisation is done by volunteers you can help financing the festival by purchasing food or drink here.

Please drink responsibly! Alcohol is not served to young people.


Martin Hommel
Uwe Weiler

Uwe Weiler
Executive Director
+49 172 4437770‬