Leipzig’s Autumn Festivals

Even if the temperatures are no longer suitable for a swim in Lake Cospuden, you don’t have to hide at home. Leipzig has a lot to offer even in the cooler season! In September, October and November there are numerous events and festivals to chase away the drabness of autumn.

Music at Leipzig’ s Autumn Festival – 43rd Leipzig Jazz Days
The 29th Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire
Designers’ Open – Leipzig’s Autumn Festival gets creative!
Art at Leipzig’s Autumn Festivals: GRASSIMESSE
DOK – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
29th euro-scene Festival Leipzig

Music at Leipzig’ s Autumn Festival – 43rd Leipzig Jazz Days

The "Brexit Big Band" on stage at the Leipzig Jazz Days during Leipzig's Autumn Festivals, Music, Culture, Events
Music of the Future is this year’s theme a the 43rd Leipzig Jazz Days © Mark-Allan-Barbican

10-19 October 2019 | Various venues

Good music is guaranteed to get out of your autumnal melancholy. Let yourself be carried away by the performances at the Jazz Days. This year it’s all about the“Music of the Future” ‒ Where is our world heading? Towards a world of science fiction or is that already the reality? Jazz is in the middle: between tradition and the future. In 14 Locations numerous artists – both from Germany and abroad – will blow you away with cool, passionate, clean and wild jazz. Here you can find all the information and how to get your tickets.

The 29th Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire during Leipzig’s Autumn Festivals

View of Haus Leipzig, a Lachmesse a venue one of Leipzig's Autumn Festivals, music, culture, events
Famous comedians will make you shake with laughter at the Lachmesse at Haus Leipzig and in other locations. © T. Williger

20-27 October 2019 | Various Venues

The perfect remedy for the autumn blues: lots of laughter. Definitely guaranteed at the Lachmesse. The humour and satire festival is Germany’s largest international cabaret and performing arts festival. Over the course of eight days160 artists from ninecountries preform on14 stages in Leipzig. In 100 events, artists present a mix of political satire, cabaret, music and comedy in their programmes. Get ready to burn calories with laughter. Head over to the Lachmesse’s homepage and get your tickets.

Desingers’ Open, another Leipzig Autumn Festival – is creative!

A gentleman presents an alternative recumbent bicycle at the Designers' Open in the Congress Hall at Leipzig Zoo, events, culture, creative city Leipzig, trade fair
At the Designer’s Open you will discover the latest trends in the design world. © Leipziger Messe/Tom Schulze

25-27 October 2019 | Congress Hall at Leipzig Zoo

Would you like to know which clothes will be fashionable next year and which furniture pieces should not be missing from your home? Then theDesigner’s Openis the perfect place for you. Once again this year, the latest trends in fashion, product, industrial and communication design will be presented at the Leipzig Festival for Design. Numerous labels and designers will present their current collections and products. But you do more than just browse and marvel at the congress hall: All over Leipzig„DO / Spots“ are waiting to be discovered. Galleries, boutiques, studios and workshops will open their doors to curious visitors and offer diverse and exciting programmes.

Art at Leipzig’s Autumn Festivals: GRASSIMESSE

25-27 October 2019 | GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts

Simultaneous with the Designers’ Open,GRASSI Museum will host the International Trade Fair for Art and Design. 100 artists, craftspeople and designers from all over Europe will be exhibiting their work at 70 stands. Use this opportunity to find out about current design trends in the fields of jewellery, fashion, furniture, metal, glass, paper, ceramics and porcelain, stone and toys directly from creative people. This year the motto is ” WERT/voll – Schmuck als Kunst der Nachhaltigkeit”(Jewellery as sustainable art) – let yourself be surprised what can be conjured out of old plastic and electronic waste.

A special attraction for young visitors: Free admission for everyone under 18 years old!

DOK – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

The DOKBOX at the DOK Film Festival another of Leipzig's Autumn Festivals is located in Petersstraße in the city centre near St. Thomas Church and the Old City Hall, events, culture, sights
The latest creations from the world of documentary film can be seen at DOK © Andreas Schmidt

28 October – 03 November 2019 | Passage Kinos, Cinestar and others. 

The cold autumn air makes you want to spend time in cosy movie theatre seats again. TheInternational Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated FilmDOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated film. Almost50,000 visitors attend a diverse festival every year! Make yourself comfortable with your friends in the city’s many cinemas, munch on popcorn and marvel at the best 300 films. Or immerse yourself in the production work behind the scenes during the legendary Animation Film Night. You can also try out new VR formats, web documentaries, games or apps for yourself in the interactive exhibition DOK Neuland.

29th euro-scene Festival Leipzig

Two ballet dancers on a stage at the euro-scene festival in Leipzig, Events, Culture
“The Triadic Ballet”, a dance piece by Oskar Schlemmer, part of the euro-scene Leipzig in 2017. © Wilfried Hösl, München

05-10 November 2019 | Various Venues

Theeuro-scene Leipzig is one of the most important festivals for experimental theatre and innovative dance in Europe and this year’s motto is „Parallel Worlds“. Experience 12 guest performances from 10 countries in 7 venues. In the 20 performances you can expect a varied programme of dance and spoken theatre, performances, musical forms and a play for children. You can get your tickets starting 28 September 2019here

. After all autumn is known for its many colours… Leipzig’s Autumn Festival is just as colourful. This year, everything seems to included: Music, theatre and comedy, art, design and film Enjoy the colourful spectacle with us and let your hair down – who needs the sun for that?

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Posted by: Christin Krämer
Christin war bis 2021 Online Marketing Managerin im Online-Team von Leipzig Travel. Sie ist heimlicher (mehr oder weniger) Instagram-Junkie, #Hashtagfan und könnte sich keine bessere Stadt zum Leben vorstellen. Sie liebt es, sich auf die Spuren des Verborgenen Leipzigs zu begeben, auf dem Stand-Up-Paddle-Board über die Leipziger Seen zu schippern und entdeckt als Vollblut-Mama immer wieder Neues für Familien in Leipzig. Zoo-Koala Oobi Ooobi wird ebenso regelmäßig besucht wie ihre Lieblingseisdiele Braker's in Connewitz.

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