About Dixieland Festival Dresden
Every year, a fever grips Dresden for a week in May: a fever commonly known as Dixie-Fever.
And there’s only one cure!
Join in all the fun and enjoy all that Dixieland Festival Dresden has to offer.
Dixieland Festival Dresden international old-time swing jazz festival attracts over 500,000 visitors every year.
The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, so the 50 years celebration will hopefully take place 15 – 22 May 2022.
Traditionally, the festival opens on the first Saturday with a large family festival at the Dresden Zoo.
A festival staple since 1995, the unique riverboat shuffle sees festively decorated paddle boats and saloon ships sailing down the Elbe River.
Sunday – Dixieland Parade
The Dixieland Festival Dresden grand finale sees the jazz musicians playing as they parade through the streets.
As you would expect from a city of Dresden’s size, there are plenty of accommodation options from which to choose for your stay.
You’ll find the prices are generally more affordable than hotels in the west of the country, so it can be a great time to treat yourself to a bit of luxury.
How to get there
Dresden is located on the Elbe River in the east of Germany, close to the border Czech and Polish borders.
Dresden-Klotzsche Airport is connected to most German cities and some major European cities.
It is connected by road and train with two major train stations, Dresden Neustadt and Dresden Hauptbahnhof.
If you are driving to Dresden, the festival organisers recommend you park your car at a public car park, either in the city or a P+R on the outskirts and then use public transport to reach the venues.
Dixieland Festival Dresden events occur at various locations across the city, which you can reach on foot or by bus or tram.
You can access information on available parking and tram and bus lines from the official festival website.