Where is the Riverboat Jazz Festival held?
The Riverboat Jazz Festival is held in the heart of Silkeborg. The entire festival takes place around the inner city, in the harbor area and on Gudenå. In tents, in squares, cafes, churches, restaurants, bars, venues and boats.
When does the Riverboat Jazz Festival take place?
The Riverboat Jazz Festival is ALWAYS on the last weekend in June and follows the weekend when schools are on summer break. The festival starts quietly on Wednesday evening and ends with a jam session in the Harbor Tent on Sunday afternoon. In 2024, 2025 and 2026, the festival is in week 26
Where can you stay during the festival?
There are plenty of options for accommodation in Silkeborg at all levels. Here you can find everything from hotels, hostels and B&Bs to beautifully situated campsites. See links to accommodation here www.silkeborg.com
How do I get around the city during the festival?
There are city buses from all corners of Silkeborg to the city centre. Once you have arrived in the city centre, all the concerts are within walking distance. Roads, tents and pedestrian streets are accessible for people with walking difficulties and for wheelchairs.
Where can I park during the festival?
Parking on and near the festival sites is not permitted. We refer to the city's other parking lots at Iskælderdalen on Sejsvej, Søvej, Bios Gård, Bindslevs Plads, Papirfabrikken, the Library, Banegården, Føtex and under Torvet.
Pay attention to signage, as tolls must be paid on most spaces in the city centre.
Where can I find information during the festival?
Opposite the Havneteltet you will find our information van. Here you can get help and answers from our skilled volunteers. They are also all over the festival grounds and wear the word 'CREW' on the back of their black t-shirts. Finally, ask them. They are more than happy to help.
Can credit cards and MobilePay be paid in the tents?
Ja! In our tents and at our venues, you can easily pay with credit cards and MobilePay
Where can I withdraw money during the festival?
In the city center there are several banks with ATMs.
Må jeg selv medbringe mine drikkevarer på festivalens område?
We will be disappointed and upset if you do. It's kroner in the coffers that pays for the jazz! The Riverboat Jazz Festival has free admission to virtually all concerts, and it is the money you buy drinks with that pays for the music. Nowadays, it is something special to be able to go to a festival for the money a mug of beer costs. We're not like the others, and we hope you'll help keep it that way.
Where do I buy food at the festival?
The city center is full of eateries and many have special festival offers. In addition, there are food stalls set up in collaboration with Riverboat at our tent pitches - marked as Riverboat Food stalls
Can I set up my own stall at the festival?
Sales stalls can only be set up after approval by the festival - all other trade is rejected. The Riverboat Jazz Festival is free of all alternative commerce.
If you would like to sell something and think you have a product suitable for sale on Riverboat, contact us at
Where are there toilets at the festival?
There are toilet vans at the three large tents.
Public toilets with disabled access: In the JYSK Music Theatre, the car park in Mejerigården.
Who should I call if…?
Riverboat secretariat and Info van (during the festival): 51 82 16 17
Taxi: 86 80 60 60
Doctor on duty: 70 11 31 31
Akutklinik Silkeborg: 87 13 50 50 (Call here to report your arrival at Silkeborg Hospital)