This time-honoured musical event, first established in 1971, is Europe's biggest old time jazz festival. Every year countless bands from home and abroad come to Dresden to perform at the International Dixieland Festival. Traditional highlights include the Riverboat Shuffle, the Jazz Mile along Prager Strasse and the Dixieland Parade through the historical old quarter. Another popular feature are the Riverboat Shuffle cruises aboard the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt steamboats, during which 20 jazz bands perform on a flotilla of paddle steamers. There are special events to keep the kids entertained too. With lots of different things to see, hear and discover, the next generation can learn all about the history of Dixieland and jazz.