Switzerland Festivals 2016, 2017

OpenAirBasel 2016

OpenAirBasel

August, 2016

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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Imagine Tomorrow 2016

Imagine Tomorrow

August, 2016

Porsel, Porsel (Fribourg), Switzerland

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Locarno International Film Festival 2016

Locarno International Film Festival

August, 2016

Locarno, Switzerland

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Royal Arena Festival 2016

Royal Arena Festival

August, 2016

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

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For Noise Festival 2016

For Noise Festival

August, 2016

For Noise Festival, Pully, Switzerland

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Buskers Bern 2016

Buskers Bern

August, 2016

Bern, Altstadt, Bern, Switzerland

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Rock Altitude Festival 2016

Rock Altitude Festival

August, 2016

tba, Le Locle, Switzerland

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Nox Orae 2016

Nox Orae

August, 2016

Jardin Roussy, Vevey, Switzerland

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FORSTMESSE 2016

FORSTMESSE

August, 2016

Messe Luzern - Centre d'exposition de l'Allmend, Luzern, Switzerland

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Lethargy 2016

Lethargy

August, 2016

Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

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Open Air Gampel 2016

Open Air Gampel

August, 2016

Gampel, Switzerland

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Openair Basel 2016

Openair Basel

August, 2016

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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Country Night Gstaad 2016

Country Night Gstaad

September, 2016

Gstaad, Switzerland

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Fully Zikamart Festival 2016

Fully Zikamart Festival

September, 2016

Zikamart Festival Fully, Fully, Switzerland

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Weihern unplugged 2016

Weihern unplugged

September, 2016

Drei Weihern, frauenbad, St.Gallen, Switzerland

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Sat RocksI 2016

Sat RocksI

September, 2016

Satellite, Ecublens, Switzerland

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Chaos Ritval 2016

Chaos Ritval

September, 2016

Guss39, Bülach, Switzerland

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Rockabilly Festival 2016

Rockabilly Festival

September, 2016

Kulturfabrik Lyss, Lyss, Switzerland

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Le chant du gros 2016

Le chant du gros

September, 2016

Festival du Chant du Gros, Le Noirmont, Switzerland

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Zurich Film Festival 2016

Zurich Film Festival

September, 2016

Zürich, CH, Zürich, Switzerland

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Motor City Drum Ensemble 2016

Motor City Drum Ensemble

September, 2016

Various Venues, Lausanne, Switzerland

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World Band Festival 2016

World Band Festival

September, 2016

Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland

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Carnage Feast 2016

Carnage Feast

September, 2016

Kulturfabrik Lyss, Lyss, Switzerland

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Helvete Underground 2016

Helvete Underground

October, 2016

9, chemin de la gravière, Genf, Switzerland

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Nyon's On Fire 2016

Nyon's On Fire

October, 2016

Usine à Gaz, Nyon, Switzerland

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About Festivals in Switzerland

There are a variety of Switzerland events that take place year round. The Swiss people strongly believe in unity and tradition; what better way to keep tradition alive than to celebrate it?

Festivals in Switzerland vary depending on the location and the time of the year, as most festivals have religious history and follow the calendar. Gruyères is a medieval castle town where every January, the cheese festival is held. Patrons can walk down the cobbled streets and sample delicious cheeses during this all-day festival. The "Fête du printemps" is an ancient festival for kids, where two 7-year-old children are chosen and crowned the May Queen and the May King. This usually occurs near the beginning of May. The "Egg collecting" or "Eierleset" is an ancient folk celebration of fertility, and it is held every second year at the beginning of April.

Switzerland music festivals mostly are held during the summer months. Some of the most popular include Montreux Jazz Festival, SnowpenAir (for rock fans), and the Paléo Festival, which is Switzerland's largest outdoor music event. Over 230,000 music fans flock to this event every year. In addition to these, there are many more festivals and events held in Switzerland. So many, that it would take years to list them all!