The Basel Jazz Festival (open air) called "em Bebbi sy Jazz" ( The Basler's Jazz Festival)

Probably the largest one-evening Jazz festival in the world, with more than 70 Groups playing in the streets attended by 100,000 guests. All Styles from New Orleans Jazz, Dixie, to Free Jazz and Big Bands. Improvised street Pubs and regular restaurants offer both food and drinks for the audiemce and shelter ( in case of rain) for the bands. A must for Jazz lovers.

Next event: 25th Festival Friday.  August 15, 2008

Also see the Inside Basel section under " Famous events."