Switzerland's calendar of events 2020

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.  

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January

Wengen - 17th-19th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 20th-25th January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 22nd-25th January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 31st January-8th February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

January

Wengen - 17th-19th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 20th-25th January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 22nd-25th January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 31st January-8th February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

 
February

Lucerne - 20th-25th February - Carnival

Davos - 15th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 2nd, 9th, 16th February - White Turf

February

Lucerne - 20th-25th February - Carnival

Davos - 15th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 2nd, 9th, 16th February - White Turf

 
March

Zermatt - 7th & 9th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 6th & 20th March - Evening snowshoe tour and raclette

Locarno - 25th-29th March - Camellia Festival

March

Zermatt - 7th & 9th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 6th & 20th March - Evening snowshoe tour and raclette

Locarno - 25th-29th March - Camellia Festival

 
April

Zermatt - 14th-18th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 12th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 19th-20th April - Spring Festival 

April

Zermatt - 14th-18th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 12th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 19th-20th April - Spring Festival 

 
May

Montreux - 3rd May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 22nd-24th May - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

May

Montreux - 3rd May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 22nd-24th May - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

 
June

Interlaken - 11th-13th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 26th-28th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 29th June-1st July - Street Artists' Festival

Ascona - 25th June-4th July - Ascona Jazz Festival

June

Interlaken - 11th-13th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 26th-28th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 29th June-1st July - Street Artists' Festival

Ascona - 25th June-4th July - Ascona Jazz Festival

 
July

Montreux - 3rd-18th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 10th-19th July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 10th-12th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 19th-25th July - Blue Balls Festival

July

Montreux - 3rd-18th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 10th-19th July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 10th-12th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 19th-25th July - Blue Balls Festival

 
August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 5th-15th August - Locarno Film Festival

Spiez - 28th-29th August - Lakeside food festival

August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 5th-15th August - Locarno Film Festival

Spiez - 28th-29th August - Lakeside food festival

 
September

Interlaken - 11th-12th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

Zermatt - 6th September - Shepherd Festival

Zermatt - 21st-22nd September - Autumn Market

September

Interlaken - 11th-12th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

Zermatt - 6th September - Shepherd Festival

Zermatt - 21st-22nd September - Autumn Market

 
October

Ascona - tbc early October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - 17th October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 25th October - Lausanne Marathon

October

Ascona - tbc early October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - 17th October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 25th 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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