The Swiss Holiday Company

Switzerland's Calendar of Events 2018 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 - 12th-14th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 15th-20th January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 17th-20th January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 12th January-20th February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

February

Lucerne - 8th-13th February - Carnival

Arosa - 14th & 21st February - Arosa Snow Show & Fireworks

Davos - 9th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 4th, 11th& 18th February - White Turf

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

March

Zermatt - 1st-2nd & 29th-30th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 18th-19th March - Iglu Festival

Locarno - 21st-25th March - Camellia Festival

April

Zermatt - 10th-14th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 30th March-2nd April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 13th-16th April - Spring Festival 

May

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

Schaffhausen - 23rd-26th May - Jazz Festival

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

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

june

Interlaken - 7th-9th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 22nd-24th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 21st-30th June - Ascona Jazz Festival

Saas-Fee - 18th June - Saas Gourmet Trail

Ascona - 18th-21st May - International Street Artists Festival

july

Montreux - 29th June-14th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

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

St. Moritz - 6th-8th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 20th-28th July - Blue Balls Festival

Lucerne - 13th-15th July - World Rowing Cup

august

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 1st-11th August - Locarno Film Festival

Zermatt - 10th-12th August - Swiss Food Festival

september

Interlaken - 7th-8th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

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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