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Dresden Events
Our City favorites

In a thriving city like Dresden, fantastic events, concerts and performances lure people onto the streets and in front of the city's stages almost every day. With such an impressive backdrop as the Dresden skyline, that's no wonder. In summer in particular, the Elbterrassen are transformed into a place-to-be. Summer cinema, classical concerts and modern pop music really bring the cultural city of Dresden to life.

The highlight of many people is undoubtedly the annual Dresden Striezelmarkt on the Altmarkt - not only Germany's oldest, but also probably the most beautiful Christmas market to get in the mood for the upcoming Christmas season.

If you are looking for a real classical music experience, then take a look at the program calendar of the Dresden Semperoper - an absolute recommendation for lovers of classical music, operettas or ballet when visiting Dresden. The top-class program changes again and again.

Oh, we would love to show you all the events in Dresden here, but these are some of our highlights.


Helge Schneider live

With his unique humour and musical talent, Helge Schneider has been making his audiences laugh for decades. Experience him live at his show "Der letzte Torero".

Spring Market

28.04. - 21.05.2023
Visitors can enjoy numerous stalls, a historic Ferris wheel, carousels and delicious snacks at the popular festival market in the historic centre of Dresden every day from 10 am to 7 pm.

Parade of the Fleet

Be present when the fleet of the Weiße Flotte Sachsen GmbH / Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt forms up and sails along the Elbe with live music. As always, the highlight is the grandiose turning manoeuvre.

Mayberg live

The up-and-coming newcomer captivates his young audience with a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds and authentic lyrics. On his second tour, he will also be stopping in Dresden this year.

Die Prinzen live

The Prinzen are going on an anniversary tour this year with their greatest hits. The musicians have been on stage with their fresh sounds for exactly 30 years now.

Long Night of Science

From 5 pm to midnight, the city becomes a stage for science. Experience first-hand how scientists work and visit labs and projects that are only accessible on this evening.

Berlin Berlin

18. - 30.07.2023
"Berlin Berlin" is one of the biggest shows of the year! Let yourself be whisked away to the glamorous Berlin of the golden 20s in an exciting story.

20th Pirna Court Night Jubilee

The normally closed courtyards of the town of Pirna open their doors once a year. Discover the old town from an unknown side with wine and live music.

Pyrogames - Duel of the Fireworks

Once again this year, Germany's best pyrotechnicians will compete on the banks of the Elbe. Experience the breathtaking sight of the most spectacular fireworks of the year.


23. - 24.10.2023
The 80s film Flashdance is now available as a musical. Experience the iconic story with its musical hits and impressive dances live on stage at the Alter Schlachthof.

Proschwitz Christmas

December 2023
On the first weekend of Advent, things get extra festive at Proschwitz Castle. Browse through the large selection of different exhibitors and craftspeople while listening to Christmas music.

Dresden Easter

30.03. - 02.04.2023
The Dresden Easter takes place this year with international Orchid World at the exhibition grounds. An event for the whole family! As usual, admission is free of charge.

Ladyfashion flea market

30.04. - 01.10.2023
The flea market for and by ladies takes place once a month from April to October. After browsing through the huge selection, the beer garden invites you to linger.

51. International Dixieland Festival

14. - 21.05.2023
The Dixieland Festival invites jazz fans from all over the world to celebrate the music together with well-known artists of the scene. Attention: The event takes place at several locations in Dresden.

DJ BoBo live

Since the 90s, the musician from Switzerland has been a cult idol of German pop culture. In 2023 he celebrates his 30th stage anniversary with his tour EVOLUT30N.

31. Elbhang Festival

23. - 25.06.2023
12 stages between Loschwitz and Pillnitz and hundreds of events, from live music and children's programmes to dance and drama. Attention: The event takes place at several locations in Dresden.

Night at the Museum

Museum by night? No problem! At the Dresden Museum Night you can experience exhibitions and guided tours from a whole new perspective. Attention: The event takes place at several locations in Dresden.


28. - 29.07.2023 // 04. - 05.08.2023
With the Kaisermania, Dresden becomes the epicentre of German pop culture. Roland Kaiser has been delighting his fans with concerts on the banks of the Elbe for over 19 years now.

Open Vineyard Days

26. - 27.08.2023
Attention wine lovers: Here you have the opportunity to visit some of the over 50 wineries and taste the exquisite wines of the region. The event is accompanied by a lively arts and culture programme.

Jeremias live

The newcomers can now call themselves one of the best-known pop bands in the country. On their Unique Tour in autumn 2023, new songs will be presented before their release.

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

13. - 14.11.2023
"Who's in a bad mood here" is the motto of this year's Max Raabe orchestra tour. The elegant songs of the 20s and 30s take you back in time.

Dresden Christmas Markets

December 2023
From the Striezelmarkt, to Advent on the Neumarkt, to the romantic Christmas market at Dresden Castle: as for Christmas markets, Dresden has a lot to offer all over the city!
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