Switzerland Festivals 2017, 2018

Les Georges 2017

Les Georges

July, 2017

Place Georges-Python, Fribourg, Switzerland

Biel International Chess Festival 2017

Biel International Chess Festival

July, 2017

Biel, Switzerland

Gurten Festival 2017

Gurten Festival

July, 2017

Bern, Switzerland

Menuhin Festival Gstaad 2017

Menuhin Festival Gstaad

July, 2017

Gstaad, Switzerland

Verbier Festival 2017

Verbier Festival

July, 2017

Multiple Loations in Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland

Paléo Festival 2017

Paléo Festival

July, 2017

Paléo Festival nyon, Nyon, Switzerland

Openair Frauenfeld 2017

Openair Frauenfeld

July, 2017

Allmend Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Paleo Festival Nyon 2017

Paleo Festival Nyon

July, 2017

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Stars of Sounds 2017

Stars of Sounds

July, 2017

Stars of Sounds, Murten, Switzerland

Gurtenfestival 2017

Gurtenfestival

July, 2017

Gurten, Bern, Switzerland

Openair Frauenfeld 2017

Openair Frauenfeld

July, 2017

Grosse Allmend, Büren an der Aare, Switzerland

estivale open air 2017

estivale open air

July, 2017

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

Festival da jazz 2017

Festival da jazz

July, 2017

Dracula Club, St. Moritz, Switzerland

STIMMEN Festival 2017

STIMMEN Festival

July, 2017

Multiple Locations in Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland, Riehen, Switzerland

Basel Tattoo 2017

Basel Tattoo

July, 2017

Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Montreux Jazz festival 2017

Montreux Jazz festival

July, 2017

Multiple Locations in Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

Street Parade Zürich 2017

Street Parade Zürich

August 12, 2017

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OpenAirBasel 2017

OpenAirBasel

August, 2017

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Imagine Tomorrow 2017

Imagine Tomorrow

August, 2017

Porsel, Porsel (Fribourg), Switzerland

Locarno International Film Festival 2017

Locarno International Film Festival

August, 2017

Locarno, Switzerland

Royal Arena Festival 2017

Royal Arena Festival

August, 2017

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

For Noise Festival 2017

For Noise Festival

August, 2017

For Noise Festival, Pully, Switzerland

Buskers Bern 2017

Buskers Bern

August, 2017

Bern, Altstadt, Bern, Switzerland

Rock Altitude Festival 2017

Rock Altitude Festival

August, 2017

tba, Le Locle, Switzerland

Nox Orae 2017

Nox Orae

August, 2017

Jardin Roussy, Vevey, Switzerland

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!