Switzerland Festivals 2016, 2017

Les Georges 2016

Les Georges

July, 2016

Place Georges-Python, Fribourg, Switzerland

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Biel International Chess Festival 2016

Biel International Chess Festival

July, 2016

Biel, Switzerland

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Gurten Festival 2016

Gurten Festival

July, 2016

Bern, Switzerland

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Menuhin Festival Gstaad 2016

Menuhin Festival Gstaad

July, 2016

Gstaad, Switzerland

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Paléo Festival 2016

Paléo Festival

July, 2016

Paléo Festival nyon, Nyon, Switzerland

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Openair Frauenfeld 2016

Openair Frauenfeld

July, 2016

Allmend Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld, Switzerland

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Stars of Sounds 2016

Stars of Sounds

July, 2016

Stars of Sounds, Murten, Switzerland

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Gurtenfestival 2016

Gurtenfestival

July, 2016

Gurten, Bern, Switzerland

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estivale open air 2016

estivale open air

July, 2016

Place Nova-Friburgo, Estavayer-le-lac, Switzerland

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Festival da jazz 2016

Festival da jazz

July, 2016

Dracula Club, St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Basel Tattoo 2016

Basel Tattoo

July, 2016

Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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Street Parade Zürich 2016

Street Parade Zürich

August 13, 2016

Lake Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Zürich Openair 2016

Zürich Openair

August 24, 2016

Zürich Openair Festival Grounds, Zürich, Switzerland

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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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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!