Switzerland Festivals 2017, 2018

Metropop festival 2017

Metropop festival

November, 2017

Salle Métropole, Lausanne, Switzerland

Into the Void 2017

Into the Void

November, 2017

Provisorium 8, Olten, Switzerland

Kilbi an der Grenze 2017

Kilbi an der Grenze

November, 2017

Palace, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Celtic Soul Festival 2017

Celtic Soul Festival

November, 2017

Chollerhalle, Zug, Switzerland

Irish Christmas Festival 2017

Irish Christmas Festival

November, 2017

Chollerhalle, Zug, Switzerland

Lucerne Blues Festival 2017

Lucerne Blues Festival

November, 2017

Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland

Metropop 2017

Metropop

November, 2017

Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss Live Talents 2017

Swiss Live Talents

November, 2017

Multiple Locations in Bern, Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Polaris Electronic Music Festival 2017

Polaris Electronic Music Festival

December, 2017

Le Mouton Noir, Les Ruinettes, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland

Ice Rock Festival 2018

Ice Rock Festival

January, 2018

Wasen im Emmental, Hornbach, Switzerland

5. One Of A Million Musikfestival Baden 2018

5. One Of A Million Musikfestival Baden

January, 2018

Diverse, Baden, Switzerland

Festival Antigel 2018

Festival Antigel

January, 2018

Various Venues, Genève, Switzerland

Swiss Contemporary Dance Days Festival 2018

Swiss Contemporary Dance Days Festival

February, 2018

Bern, Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland

Momentum Ski Festival 2018

Momentum Ski Festival

February, 2018

W Verbier and other locations in Verbier, Rue de Médran 70 Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland

Electron Festival 2018

Electron Festival

March, 2018

Rue du Stand, Genève, Switzerland

Abelboden Iglu Festival 2018

Abelboden Iglu Festival

March, 2018

Engstligenalp, Abelboden, Abelboden, Switzerland

Inferno Festival 2018

Inferno Festival

March, 2018

Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lucerne Festival in Easter 2018

Lucerne Festival in Easter

March, 2018

Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland

Zurich Tap Festival 2018

Zurich Tap Festival

March, 2018

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Bern International Jazz Festival 2018

Bern International Jazz Festival

March, 2018

Bern, Switzerland

Caprices Festival 2018

Caprices Festival

April, 2018

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

The BRITS 2018

The BRITS

April, 2018

Multiple Locations in Laax, Laax, Laax, Switzerland

Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2018

Zermatt Unplugged Festival

April, 2018

Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland, Valais, Switzerland

Ascona Music Festival 2018

Ascona Music Festival

April, 2018

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

Oslo Night 2018

Oslo Night

April, 2018

HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste), Basel, 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!