Switzerland's Calendar Of Events 2023

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. 


Please note that dates and details are subject to change



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January

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

Mürren - 18th-23rd January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 20th-28th January - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

January

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

Mürren - 18th-23rd January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 20th-28th January - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

 
February

Lucerne - 16th-21st February - Carnival

Bern - 23rd-25th February - Carnival

St. Moritz - 4th-5th, 11th-12th, 18th-19th February - White Turf

February

Lucerne - 16th-21st February - Carnival

Bern - 23rd-25th February - Carnival

St. Moritz - 4th-5th, 11th-12th, 18th-19th February - White Turf

 
March

Zermatt - various dates in March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Davos - 11th-12th March - Art on Ice

Locarno - 29th March-2nd April - Camellia Festival

March

Zermatt - various dates in March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Davos - 11th-12th March - Art on Ice

Locarno - 29th March-2nd April - Camellia Festival

 
April

Zermatt - 11th-15th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 9th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 17th April - Spring Festival 

April

Zermatt - 11th-15th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 9th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 17th April - Spring Festival 

 
May

Montreux - 7th May - Gruyères cheese festival

Weggis - 26th-28th May - Riviera Latina Festival

Ascona - 27th-29th May - Street Artists' Festival

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

May

Montreux - 7th May - Gruyères cheese festival

Weggis - 26th-28th May - Riviera Latina Festival

Ascona - 27th-29th May - Street Artists' Festival

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

 
June

Interlaken - 8th-10th June - Greenfield Festival

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

Ascona - 22nd June-1st July - Ascona Jazz Festival

June

Interlaken - 8th-10th June - Greenfield Festival

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

Ascona - 22nd June-1st July - Ascona Jazz Festival

 
July

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

Locarno - tbc July - Moon & Stars Festival

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

Lucerne - tbc July - Blue Balls Festival

July

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

Locarno - tbc July - Moon & Stars Festival

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

Lucerne - tbc July - Blue Balls Festival

 
August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

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

Lucerne - 8th August-10th September - Lucerne Festival

Spiez - 25th-26th August - Lakeside food festival

August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

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

Lucerne - 8th August-10th September - Lucerne Festival

Spiez - 25th-26th August - Lakeside food festival

 
September

Vevey - tbc September - Images Festival

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

Zermatt - tbc September - Shepherd Festival

September

Vevey - tbc September - Images Festival

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

Zermatt - tbc September - Shepherd Festival

 
October

Ascona - 14th October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - tbc October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 29th October - Lausanne Marathon

October

Ascona - 14th October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - tbc October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 29th October - Lausanne Marathon

 
Christmas markets

Lucerne - early December-23rd December

Montreux - late November-Christmas Eve

Bern - late November-Christmas Eve

Basel - late November-23rd December

Christmas markets

Lucerne - early December-23rd December

Montreux - late November-Christmas Eve

Bern - late November-Christmas Eve

Basel - late November-23rd December

 

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