Festivals in Switzerland

There are Festivals of all sorts and for all tastes to discover on our Festivals page, from Music Festivals to Dance or Drama, Food and Drink Festivals and Country Fairs. With Festivals taking place throughout the year there will always be something to look forward to. Dates may vary each year.

International Balloon Festival, Château-d’Oex

At the end of January the Alpine village of Château-d’Oex in the Swiss Alps hosts the International Balloon Festival with around 80 colourful hot air balloons from 20 different countries.

Official Website :- http://www.chateau-doex.ch/fr/Z4237

White Turf, St Moritz

Each year noble thoroughbreds from all parts of Europe and international jockeys, as well as a fantastic accompanying programme,  enthrall guests from around the world on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.

Official Website:- https://www.whiteturf.ch/en/

Montreux Jazz Festival

The world famous the extensive Montreux Jazz programme, held annually in early July on the shores of Lake Geneva, extends from jazz to blues, rock and pop. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world.

Official Website :- http://www.montreuxjazz.com/

Fêtes de Genève

August. This colourful festival is held each year on the shores of Lake Geneva and includes entertainment, fairground rides, free concerts and impressive firework display.

Official Website :- http://www.fetesdegeneve.ch/2017/fr/

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Locarno International Film Festival

The Locarno International Film Festival is an annual festival and, founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running film festivals.

Official Website :- https://pardo.ch/pardo/festival-del-film-locarno/home.html

Alpabfahrt or Désalpe

During the summer months the cows feed on the lush pastures high up on the slopes of the Alps but as the weather begins to worsen they are brought back down to the lower pastures, this is called the Almabrieb. Today it has become a major tourist attraction and many of the cows are decorated with garlands of brightly coloured flowers.

Baloise Session

Baloise Session is an indoor music festival, which takes place every October/November in Basel, Switzerland. The festival features international as well as national artists of diverse music genres in an intimate club setting.

Official Website :- http://www.avo.ch/

Openair Frauenfeld

Openair Frauenfeld is an annual hip hop music festival that takes place in Frauenfeld in July. It is considered to be the largest Openair festival in Switzerland and the largest Hip Hop music festival in Europe.

Official Website :- http://www.openair-frauenfeld.ch/

Paléo Festival

The Paléo Festival is an annual rock festival held in Nyon, Switzerland, between Geneva and Lausanne. Today it is one of the major open-air music festivals in mainland Europe and the biggest in Switzerland. The festival lasts six days at the end of July, from Tuesday to Sunday, and the final main stage concert is preceded by a great firework display with music.

Official Website :- http://yeah.paleo.ch/

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