Switzerland's calendar of events 2021

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 - 14th-16th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 18th-23rd January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 20th-23rd January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 29th January-6th February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

January

Wengen - 14th-16th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 18th-23rd January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 20th-23rd January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 29th January-6th February - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

 
February

Bern - 18th-20th February - Carnival

Lucerne - 11th-15th February - Carnival

Davos - 13th-14th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 7th, 14th, 21st February - White Turf races

February

Bern - 18th-20th February - Carnival

Lucerne - 11th-15th February - Carnival

Davos - 13th-14th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 7th, 14th, 21st February - White Turf races

 
March

Zermatt - tbc March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Saas-Fee - 19th-20th March - Allalin ski races

Locarno - 19th-21st March - Camellia Festival

March

Zermatt - tbc March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Saas-Fee - 19th-20th March - Allalin ski races

Locarno - 19th-21st March - Camellia Festival

 
April

Zermatt - 13-17th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 4th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 19th April - Spring Festival 

April

Zermatt - 13-17th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 4th April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 19th April - Spring Festival 

 
May

Montreux - 2nd May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 21st-23rd May - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

May

Montreux - 2nd May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 21st-23rd May - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

 
June

Interlaken - 3rd-5th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 18th-20th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Basel - 25-27th June - National Yodelling Festival

Ascona - 24h June-3rd July - Ascona Jazz Festival

June

Interlaken - 3rd-5th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 18th-20th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Basel - 25-27th June - National Yodelling Festival

Ascona - 24h June-3rd July - Ascona Jazz Festival

 
July

Montreux - 2nd-17th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 15th-25th July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 9th-11th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 23rd-31st July - Blue Balls Festival

July

Montreux - 2nd-17th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 15th-25th July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 9th-11th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 23rd-31st July - Blue Balls Festival

 
August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 4th-14th August - Locarno Film Festival

Interlaken - 6th-8th August - Lake Brienz Rock Festival

Lucerne - 13th August-12th September - Lucerne Festival

August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 4th-14th August - Locarno Film Festival

Interlaken - 6th-8th August - Lake Brienz Rock Festival

Lucerne - 13th August-12th September - Lucerne Festival

 
September

Spiez - 3rd-4th September - Lakeside Festival

Zermatt - 4th September - Shepherd Festival

Interlaken - 10th-11th September - Jungfrau Marathon

Lausanne - 11th-12th September - Open Cellars wine event

September

Spiez - 3rd-4th September - Lakeside Festival

Zermatt - 4th September - Shepherd Festival

Interlaken - 10th-11th September - Jungfrau Marathon

Lausanne - 11th-12th September - Open Cellars wine event

 
October

Ascona - tbc early October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - tbc October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 31st October - Lausanne Marathon

October

Ascona - tbc early October - Chestnut Festival

Lucerne - tbc October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 31st 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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