Welcome to Dresden!



Visit our charming town as Dresden Shines this holiday season!
From an Illumination Tour to a series of socially-distanced activities, and downtown and online shopping, this community is #BrighterTogther.

Find Us on Facebook and Instagram @DresdenShines for more Details

Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Come out to Dresden Rotary Memorial Gardens and enjoy our free concert every Thursday Night July 5 – Aug 23 featuring local bands and a charity BBQ starting at 6. Music starts at 7pm....
A.C.W. Chili Lunch @ Anglican Church Hall
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A.C.W. Chili Lunch @ Anglican Church Hall | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
11:00 am
Sponsored by Christ Church ACW Take out available
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Halloween Dance with The Shake Band @ Dresden Arena | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
7:30 pm
Costumes Encouraged Prizes, Games & Late Lunch
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Jr Kings Dinner & Dance @ Dresden Arena | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
Great event to have your group Christmas party at..
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I.O.D.E. Tree of Tribute @ Memory Garden | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Honour someone special in your life. Green Bulbs $10, Red Bulb $20 & White Bulb $30 You can mail your money to Tree of Tribute c/o Lynda Weese Box 771 Dresden ON N0P 1M0...
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade @ D.A.C.S. | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
Join the Dresden Kinsmen as they line up at Dresden Area Central School at 5pm for judging. Parade makes its way through Dresden and ends at the Rotary Park Stage (across from Foodland) where...
Czech Chicken Dinner @ Dresden Legion
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm
Czech Chicken Dinner @ Dresden Legion
6:00 pm
Join us on February 9th at the Dresden Legion for a Czech Chicken Dinner with all the fixings! Entertainment by Two from Tuesday! Delicious Czech Chicken dinner with all the fixings. Tea, coffee and...
First Aid and CPR Course @ Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm
First Aid and CPR Course @ Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre
9:00 am
Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre will be hosting a First Aid and CPR Course on March 2 and 3 from 9am-5pm each day. Contact Lori to Register 519-683-6167
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 pm
Guest Speaker Live and Silent Auction
Think Healthy @ Old Czech Hall
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Think Healthy @ Old Czech Hall | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
  Free Admission Lunch available – eat in or take out.
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kinsmen Easter Egg Hunt @ Dresden | Ontario | Canada
1:00 pm
Friday @ 1pm Bring your camera for pictures
Good Friday Fish Fry @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Good Friday Fish Fry @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
4:00 pm
All you can eat yellow perch and all the fixings. All proceeds go towards Dresden Minor Hockey & Dresden Kinsmen Club. Tickets available at Ellis Motors and McKellar’s Flowers and Gifts Dresden Skating Club...
Dresden Sports Hall of Fame @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dresden Sports Hall of Fame @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
5:00 pm
Guest speaker – Doug Gilmour Tickets available at McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts in Dresden Reserve tickets: 519-683-4368 Or Call Mike Wicks 519-683-2254 – Brian McCabe 519-683-6113
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
I.O.D.E. Spring Fashion Show @ Dresden Arena | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
5:30 pm
An Evening of Dinner Doors open at 5:45 Dinner at 6:30 Fashion Show to follow
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Smash - Demo Derby @ Dresden Raceway | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
4:00 pm
Spring Smash Derby Adults (16+) $15 Kids (10 & under) Free We are always we are looking for sponsors so if anyone knows of anyone willing to sponsor or volunteer to help with set...
Kids Fishing Derby @ Dresden Legion
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kids Fishing Derby @ Dresden Legion | Dresden | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
The Bob Everitt Memorial Kids Fishing Derby Seniors: ages 9-14 / Juniors: 8 & under Everyone Welcome Great prizes and awards Food available
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dresden Yard Sale Day @ Dresden
8:00 am
This is a community event.  Start times and end times are up to individuals that are participating in the yard sale event.. There is a breakfast at the Anglican Church Tables are available for...
Smash Wrestling @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Smash Wrestling @ Ken Houston Memorial Arena
5:00 pm
Smash Wrestling Returns To Dresden! We want to make your pro wrestling experience an enjoyable and affordable family affair. Take advantage of our Family 4-pack General Admission Tickets. 4 GA tickets for just $60!...
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
DVHG Hometown Heritage Event @ Czech Hall
10:00 am
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Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 11:30 pm
Dresden Summer Nationals Truck & Tractor Pull @ Dresden Raceway Grandstands
7:00 pm
TWO action packed nights of truck and tractor pulling at the Dresden Exhibition Raceway!!  In addition to many local competitors, fans will see a wide variety of vehicles and pullers will be coming from...
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert @ Dresden Czech Hall
4:00 pm
“All of the bands we booked will be performing some of the music from the Festival, and they’ll do it amazingly well,” Kominek said. Sly High will take you “Higher” like Sly and the...
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Downtown Dresden Summer Night Market @ Downtown Dresden
4:00 pm
The Downtown Dresden Summer Night Market is an outdoor street festival that features shopping, food, live music, street entertainment as well as a pop-up patio bar highlighting local craft beer and wine from across...
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IODE Tree of Tribute Lighting
7:00 pm
Friday November 29th is the Annual IODE Tree of Tribute Lighting at 7pm. Anyone wishing to buy a bulb in honour or in memory of someone special can pick up a form at McKellar’s...
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Wonderful Christmas Time with the Wallaceburg Concert Band @ Dresden Community Church
7:00 pm
Join us for an entertaining evening of Seasonal Music – A Wonderful Christmas TIme with the Wallaceburg Concert Band– at the Dresden Community Church “D.C.C” on Tuesday, December 3 starting at 7 p.m.
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dresden Santa Claus Breakfast- 2019 @ Dresden Legion
8:30 am
Join us for the 2019 Santa Claus Breakfast & Silent Auction at the Dresden Legion! Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet style breakfast, visit with Santa Claus and pick up some last minute...
Downtown Christmas Night Market 2019 @ Main Street- Downtown Dresden
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Christmas Night Market 2019 @ Main Street- Downtown Dresden
4:00 pm
The Christmas Night Market is coming back for a 3rd year! Join us in downtown Dresden for late night shopping, street vendors, food trucks, drinks, music, and more! Check out this video from last...
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade
6:00 pm
And the theme of the 2019 Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade is “National Lampoons Christmas vacation” so break out the mock turtle knock cousin Eddy and fire up the motor home cause we’ve got 10,000...
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:00 am
Kinsmen Fish Fry and Dance with Toast N Jam @ Dresden Arena
6:00 pm
Dresden Kinsmen fish fry $30 per person. Saturday January 25th. Dresden Kinsmen will be cooking up a great meal for everyone. Tickets available from any Kinsmen member, McKellar’s Flowers & Ellis Motors
Dresden Shines: A-DOOR-ABLE Door Decorating Competition
8:00 am
Categories: Children’s Theme Dresden Shines (Best Use of Lights) Nature’s Bounty (Using Natural Greenery) Best Commercial (Any Theme) Rules: Doorways include the front door and ONLY 2 feet on each side (May include urn/chair...
DRESDEN SHINES BRIGHTER TOGETHER NEIGHBOURHOOD CUP- RULES & APPLICATION
9:00 am
DRESDEN SHINES BRIGHTER TOGETHER NEIGHBOURHOOD CUP! Rules: 1.Participation is open to all personal residences within the boundaries of the Former Town of Dresden, Chatham-Kent. 2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply. 3.Team...