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

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

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

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 

April

Zermatt - 10th-14th April - Zermatt Unplugged

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

Zurich - 13th-16th April - Spring Festival 

 
May

Schaffhausen - 23rd-26th May - Jazz Festival

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

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

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

May

Schaffhausen - 23rd-26th May - Jazz Festival

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

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

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

 
June

Interlaken - 7th-9th June - Greenfield Festival

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

Saas-Fee - 18th June - Saas Gourmet Trail

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

June

Interlaken - 7th-9th June - Greenfield Festival

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

Saas-Fee - 18th June - Saas Gourmet Trail

Ascona - 21st-30th June - Ascona Jazz 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

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

August

Throughout Switzerland - 1st August - Swiss National Day celebrations

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

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

 
September

Montreux - 13th-16th September - Montreux Grand Prix

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

Weggis - 29th September - Alpine procession, cattle show and autumn market 

September

Montreux - 13th-16th September - Montreux Grand Prix

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

Weggis - 29th 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

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 - mid December

(exact dates to be confirmed)

Christmas markets

Lucerne - First 3 weeks of December 

Montreux - mid November - Christmas Eve 

Bern - late November - Christmas Eve 

Basel - late November - mid December

(exact dates to be confirmed)

 



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