Switzerland's calendar of events 2019

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 - 18th-20th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 21st-26th January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 23rd-26th January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 11th-19th January - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

January

Wengen - 18th-20th January - Lauberhorn ski races

Grindelwald - 21st-26th January - World Snow Festival

Mürren - 23rd-26th January - Inferno ski races

St. Moritz - 11th-19th January - St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

 
February

Lucerne - 28th February-5th March - Carnival

Davos - 15th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 3rd, 10th, 17th February - White Turf

February

Lucerne - 28th February-5th March - Carnival

Davos - 15th February - Art on Ice

St. Moritz - 3rd, 10th, 17th February - White Turf

 
March

Zermatt - 19th-20th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 16th-17th March - Iglu Festival

Locarno - 27th-31st March - Camellia Festival

March

Zermatt - 19th-20th March - Moonlight descent of the Rothorn

Adelboden - 16th-17th March - Iglu Festival

Locarno - 27th-31st March - Camellia Festival

 
April

Zermatt - 9th-13th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 12th-15 April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 5th-8th April - Spring Festival 

April

Zermatt - 9th-13th April - Zermatt Unplugged

Throughout Switzerland - 12th-15 April - Easter Celebrations

Zurich - 5th-8th April - Spring Festival 

 
May

Montreux - 5th May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 18th May - Town music festival

Lucerne - 29th May-2 June - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

May

Montreux - 5th May - Gruyères cheese festival 

Lucerne - 18th May - Town music festival

Lucerne - 29th May-2 June - World Rowing Cup

Montreux - throughout May - Narcissi fields in bloom 

 
June

Interlaken - 13th-15th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 28th-30th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 7th-10th June - Street Artists' Festival

Ascona - 20th-29th June - Ascona Jazz Festival

June

Interlaken - 13th-15th June - Greenfield Festival

Interlaken - 28th-30th June - International Trucker and Country Festival

Ascona - 7th-10th June - Street Artists' Festival

Ascona - 20th-29th June - Ascona Jazz Festival

 
July

Montreux - 29th June-15th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 13th-15th & 19th-21st July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 5th-7th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 19th-27th July - Blue Balls Festival

July

Montreux - 29th June-15th July - Montreux Jazz Festival

Locarno - 13th-15th & 19th-21st July - Moon & Stars Festival

St. Moritz - 5th-7th July - British Classic Car Meeting  

Lucerne - 19th-27th July - Blue Balls Festival

 
August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 7th-17th August - Locarno Film Festival

Spiez - 17th-19th August - Lakeside food festival

August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

Locarno - 7th-17th August - Locarno Film Festival

Spiez - 17th-19th August - Lakeside food festival

 
September

Interlaken - 6th-7th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

Zermatt - 8th September - Shepherd Festival

Zermatt - 16th-17th September - Autumn Market

September

Interlaken - 6th-7th September - Jungfrau-Marathon

Zermatt - 8th September - Shepherd Festival

Zermatt - 16th-17th September - Autumn Market

 
October

Ascona - 12th October - Chestnut Festival

Thun - 12th October - Cheese Festival

Lucerne - 19th October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 27th October - Lausanne Marathon

October

Ascona - 12th October - Chestnut Festival

Thun - 12th October - Cheese Festival

Lucerne - 19th October - Lucerne Cheese Festival

Lausanne - 27th October - Lausanne Marathon

 
Christmas markets

Lucerne - 5th - 22nd December 

Montreux - 21st November - Christmas Eve 

Bern - 30th November - Christmas Eve 

Basel - 28th November - 23rd December

Christmas markets

Lucerne - 5th - 22nd December 

Montreux - 21st November - Christmas Eve 

Bern - 30th November - Christmas Eve 

Basel - 28th November - 23rd December

 

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