Switzerland Festivals 2018, 2019

Street Parade Zürich 2018

Street Parade Zürich

August 18, 2018

Zürich, Switzerland

OpenAirBasel 2018

OpenAirBasel

August, 2018

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Imagine Tomorrow 2018

Imagine Tomorrow

August, 2018

Porsel, Porsel (Fribourg), Switzerland

Locarno International Film Festival 2018

Locarno International Film Festival

August, 2018

Locarno, Switzerland

Royal Arena Festival 2018

Royal Arena Festival

August, 2018

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

For Noise Festival 2018

For Noise Festival

August, 2018

For Noise Festival, Pully, Switzerland

Buskers Bern 2018

Buskers Bern

August, 2018

Bern, Altstadt, Bern, Switzerland

Rock Oz’Arènes 2018

Rock Oz’Arènes

August, 2018

Rue du Château, Place du Château 2 Avenches, Avenches, Switzerland

Heitere Open Air Zofingen 2018

Heitere Open Air Zofingen

August, 2018

Heitere Open Air, Untere Brühlstrasse 7 Zofingen, Zofingen, Switzerland

Stars in Town Schaffhausen 2018

Stars in Town Schaffhausen

August, 2018

Zunfthaus Herrenstrube, Fronwagpl. 3 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Rock Altitude Festival 2018

Rock Altitude Festival

August, 2018

tba, Le Locle, Switzerland

Nox Orae 2018

Nox Orae

August, 2018

Jardin Roussy, Vevey, Switzerland

Zürich Openair 2018

Zürich Openair

August, 2018

Zürich Openair Festival Grounds, Flughofstrasse 21 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Winterthurer Musikfestwochen 2018

Winterthurer Musikfestwochen

August, 2018

Steinberggasse, Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

FORSTMESSE 2018

FORSTMESSE

August, 2018

Messe Luzern - Centre d'exposition de l'Allmend, Luzern, Switzerland

Lethargy 2018

Lethargy

August, 2018

Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

Open Air Gampel 2018

Open Air Gampel

August, 2018

Gampel, Switzerland

Openair Basel 2018

Openair Basel

August, 2018

Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Country Night Gstaad 2018

Country Night Gstaad

September, 2018

Gstaad, Switzerland

Fully Zikamart Festival 2018

Fully Zikamart Festival

September, 2018

Zikamart Festival Fully, Fully, Switzerland

Meh Suff! Metal Festival 2018

Meh Suff! Metal Festival

September, 2018

Hüttikerberg, Oetwilerstrasse 81 Hüttikon, Switzerland, Hüttikon, Switzerland

HackZurich 2018

HackZurich

September, 2018

Technopark, Technoparkstrasse 1 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Weihern unplugged 2018

Weihern unplugged

September, 2018

Drei Weihern, frauenbad, St.Gallen, Switzerland

Sat RocksI 2018

Sat RocksI

September, 2018

Satellite, Ecublens, Switzerland

Chaos Ritval 2018

Chaos Ritval

September, 2018

Guss39, Bülach, 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!