The Event Highlights in Zurich and Surrounding Region
Whether related to sports, music or local customs – a host of first-class events are held throughout the year in the city of Zurich and the region around Lake Zurich.

Top Events in Zurich and in the Region

These are the event highlights for 2018. Be sure not to miss them!

In Zurich, a host of events for all tastes and ages are held throughout the year. Allow yourself to be inspired by our Event Highlights 2018.


Things to do
The city on the River Limmat pulsates all year round. Events – Exhibitions, Concerts, Stages, Partys and Much More.
Jan – Dec, 2018
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July 29, 2018
The Ironman event in Zurich brings together athletes from over 70 countries.
August 10 – 12, 2018
The Seenachtfest in Rapperswil-Jona is an enchanting traditional spectacle by Lake Zurich.
August 11, 2018
At the largest techno parade in the world, hundreds of thousands of ravers dance around Zurich’s lake basin.
August 16 – September 2, 2018
13 stages and over 40 current theater productions from all over the world in 18 days – the "Zürcher Theater Spektakel" is a highlight in Zurich's cultural calendar.
August 22 – 25, 2018
Every year, the only open-air concert with its own airport thrills electro, rock and pop music fans with international acts.
August 30, 2018
Olympic gold medalists and world record holders meet at the summit of track and field in Zurich.
September 27 – October 7, 2018
The Zurich Film Festival offers a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe.
October 11 – 13, 2018
When competing drones zoom around Rapperswil Castle, you know it’s the “Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich.”
At this festival, the main focus is on the short film. And the movie that wins here is automatically nominated for an Oscar in the Short Film category.
December 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve

In Zurich, the New Year is greeted in style with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Zurich.
January 31 – February 3, 2019
Man’s World is an exhibition especially for men: excavators, motorcycles, barber shops, BBQ utensils, cigars, whisky-tasting, and much more besides.
April 8, 2019
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April 28, 2019
The Zurich Marathon leads through particularly pretty scenery: through the city and along the lake.
May 16 – 26, 2019
The Zurich food festival sure to tickle your taste buds.
June 14 –15, 2019
The open-air festival by Lake Zurich thrills with its great concerts and spectacular backdrop.
Colorful, loud and joyful – at Zurich Pride, the LGBT+ community demonstrate for their rights, with the widespread support of the people of Zurich.

Multifaceted Zurich

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