Switzerland Festivals 2019, 2020

Les Georges 2019

Les Georges

July, 2019

Place Georges-Python, Fribourg, Switzerland

Biel International Chess Festival 2019

Biel International Chess Festival

July, 2019

Biel, Switzerland

Gurten Festival 2019

Gurten Festival

July, 2019

Gurten, Gurtenfestival Köniz, Switzerland, Köniz, Switzerland

Menuhin Festival Gstaad 2019

Menuhin Festival Gstaad

July, 2019

Gstaad, Switzerland

Verbier Festival 2019

Verbier Festival

July, 2019

Multiple Loations in Verbier, Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland

Paléo Festival 2019

Paléo Festival

July, 2019

Paléo Festival nyon, Nyon, Switzerland

Openair Frauenfeld 2019

Openair Frauenfeld

July, 2019

Allmend Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Paleo Festival Nyon 2019

Paleo Festival Nyon

July, 2019

Nyon, Switzerland

Stars of Sounds 2019

Stars of Sounds

July, 2019

Stadtplatz Aarberg, Stadtpl 2 Aarberg, Switzerland, Aarberg, Switzerland

Gurtenfestival 2019

Gurtenfestival

July, 2019

Gurten, Bern, Switzerland

Openair Frauenfeld 2019

Openair Frauenfeld

July, 2019

Grosse Allmend, Büren an der Aare, Switzerland

estivale open air 2019

estivale open air

July, 2019

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

Blue Balls Festival 2019

Blue Balls Festival

July, 2019

Culture and Convention Center, Europaplatz 1 Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

Festival da jazz 2019

Festival da jazz

July, 2019

Dracula Club, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Open Air Lumnezia 2019

Open Air Lumnezia

July, 2019

Open Air Lumnezia, Sutvitg 227A Lumnezia, Lumnezia, Switzerland

Basel Tattoo 2019

Basel Tattoo

July, 2019

Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Live at Sunset 2019

Live at Sunset

July, 2019

Dolder Sports, Adlisbergstrasse 36 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Montreux Jazz festival 2019

Montreux Jazz festival

July, 2019

Multiple Locations in Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

OpenAirBasel 2019

OpenAirBasel

August, 2019

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Imagine Tomorrow 2019

Imagine Tomorrow

August, 2019

Porsel, Porsel (Fribourg), Switzerland

Locarno International Film Festival 2019

Locarno International Film Festival

August, 2019

Locarno, Switzerland

Royal Arena Festival 2019

Royal Arena Festival

August, 2019

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

For Noise Festival 2019

For Noise Festival

August, 2019

For Noise Festival, Pully, Switzerland

Street Parade Zürich 2019

Street Parade Zürich

August, 2019

Zürich, Switzerland

Buskers Bern 2019

Buskers Bern

August, 2019

Bern, Altstadt, Bern, 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!