Switzerland Festivals 2017

Swiss Contemporary Dance Days Festival 2017

Swiss Contemporary Dance Days Festival

February, 2017

Bern, Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland

Electron Festival 2017

Electron Festival

March 13, 2017

Rue du Stand, Genève, Switzerland

Inferno Festival 2017

Inferno Festival

March, 2017

Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lucerne Festival in Easter 2017

Lucerne Festival in Easter

March, 2017

Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland

Zurich Tap Festival 2017

Zurich Tap Festival

March, 2017

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Bern International Jazz Festival 2017

Bern International Jazz Festival

March, 2017

Bern, Switzerland

Caprices Festival 2017

Caprices Festival

April 6, 2017

Crans-Montana, Rue Centrale 60 Chermignon, Switzerland, Chermignon, Switzerland

Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2017

Zermatt Unplugged Festival

April, 2017

Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland, Valais, Switzerland

Ascona Music Festival 2017

Ascona Music Festival

April, 2017

Church St. Peter and Paul, Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland

Oslo Night 2017

Oslo Night

April, 2017

HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste), Basel, Switzerland

Cully Jazz Festival 2017

Cully Jazz Festival

April, 2017

Vaud, Switzerland

Caprices Festival 2017

Caprices Festival

April, 2017

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Bad Bonn Kilbi 2017

Bad Bonn Kilbi

May, 2017

Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland

TAKTLOS.15 2017

TAKTLOS.15

May, 2017

Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

Combat des Reines 2017

Combat des Reines

May, 2017

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Afro Pfingsten Festival 2017

Afro Pfingsten Festival

May, 2017

Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss Psych Festival 2017

Swiss Psych Festival

May, 2017

l'Amalgame, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Week-end au bord de l'eau 2017

Week-end au bord de l'eau

June 30, 2017

Lac de Géronde, 19 Chemin du Grand Lac Sierre, Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland

Afro Pfingsten Festival 2017

Afro Pfingsten Festival

June, 2017

Winterthur, Switzerland

Musig uf dä Gass 2017

Musig uf dä Gass

June, 2017

Kugl, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Design Miami/ Basel 2017

Design Miami/ Basel

June, 2017

Messe Basel, Halle 1 Süd, Bleichestrasse Basel, Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland

JazzAscona New Orleans and Classics 2017

JazzAscona New Orleans and Classics

June, 2017

Ascona, Switzerland

Open Air St. Gallen Festival 2017

Open Air St. Gallen Festival

June, 2017

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Zurich Festival 2017

Zurich Festival

June, 2017

Zurich, Switzerland

Festi'Neuch 2017

Festi'Neuch

June, 2017

Les Jeunes-Rives, Neuchâtel, 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!