The Swiss Holiday Company

Switzerland's Calendar of Events 2017 A small taste of wonderful Swiss culture

Switzerland is alive with charmingly traditional customs, culinary experiences, music festivals and famous winter sports events. In addition to list of quintessential Swiss events below, the larger cities such as Basel and Zurich have a large cultural programme, while Lucerne and Lugano also boast renowned centres for the arts. If you have tickets for a particular event or exhibition, please call us as early as possible to secure your flights and hotel room: 0800 619 1200.  

January

Wengen - 13th-15th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 16th-22nd January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 18th-21st January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 30th January-3rd February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

February

Lucerne - 23rd-28th February - Carnival

Arosa - 15th & 22nd February - Arosa Snow Show & Fireworks

Davos - 10th-11th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 12th & 19th & 26th February - White Turf

St. Moritz - 6th-19th February - World Ski Championship

March

Zermatt - 13th-14th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 18th-19th March - Iglu Festival

Locarno - 22nd-26th March - Camellia Festival

April

Zermatt - 4th-8th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 14th-17th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 24th April - Spring Festival 

May

Throughout Switzerland - 1st May -  Labor Day (closures in many areas)

Schaffhausen - 10th-13th May - Jazz Festival

Chur - 25th-27th May - Street Food Festival

Lucerne - 27th-28th May - Classic Car Festival

june

Interlaken - 8th-10th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 23rd-25th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 22nd June-2nd July - Ascona Jazz Festival

Saas-Fee - 18th June - Saas Gourmet Trail

Ascona - 2nd-5th June - International Street Artists Festival

july

Montreux - 30th June-15th July - 51st Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 14th-22nd July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 7th-9th July - 24th British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 21st-29th July - Blue Balls Festival

Lucerne - 7th-9th July - World Rowing Cup

august

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 2nd-12th August - Locarno Film Festival

Zermatt - 11th-13th August - Swiss Food Festival

september

Interlaken - 8th-9th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

Interlaken - 26th August-3rd September - Unspunnenfest (Traditional cowherders' festival)

Engelberg & Weggis - 30th September - Alpine procession, cattle show and autumn market 

october

Ascona - 7th October - Chestnut Festival

Thun - 14th October - Cheese Festival

Lucerne - 21st October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 22nd October - Lausanne Marathon

Christmas Markets

Lucerne - First 3 weeks of December 

Montreux - mid November-Christmas Eve 

Bern - late November - Christmas Eve 

Basel - late November - 23rd December 


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