The famous Händel-Festspiele is held not only in Handel’s homeland Halle an der Saale but also in Dessau. This happens in early June at the Anhaltisches Theater. Here you can sit back and enjoy the great music by George Frideric Handel. You can listen not only to Handel's music but also to other classical composers' works, although the main focus is on the “hero of the occasion”. Without exaggeration, this is one of the biggest events in the region attracting classical music fans, many of whom come from afar.
Arriving in Dessau at the end of the month, one can witness such an event as This Is Ska Festival. The venue is Am Schlossgarten 18 b. This is a fest dedicated, as the name implies, to such energetic music as ska. You can also listen to related subgenres, that is, punk of different styles, skate punk, pop punk, soft rock, hardcore. The event is held on a large scale, however, its organizers do not know how to do it otherwise, because ska-punk fans always look for interesting events and incendiary performances.
Gourmets gather in Dessau at the end of March when the Street Food Festival takes place on Marktplatz in front of Rathaus Dessau. Attended by about 10,000 visitors every year, this is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the region. Everyone who've decided to visit the festival is invited to local food and drinks tastings. This is your chance to try the famous pork in pastry that is primarily associated with the state of Saxony-Anhalt. However, not only local cuisine is served here - American steaks, pork buns, and chocolate are offered to visitors as well.