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 2017:

January 26–28, 2018
Horse-riding of the highest standard is guaranteed in Zurich during the Mercedes-Benz CSI ...
March 1–4, 2018
The world-renowned ice skating gala impresses with international music stars, who provide the music for the ice skaters’ performances.
March 8–11, 2018
Man’s World is an exhibition especially for men: excavators, motorcycles, barber shops, BBQ utensils, cigars, whisky-tasting, and much more besides.
April 16, 2018
Everything you need to know about Zurich’s spring festival.
April 22, 2018
The Zurich Marathon leads through particularly pretty scenery: through the city and along the lake.
May 24 – June 3, 2018
The Zurich food festival sure to tickle your taste buds.
June 1–24, 2018
Over four weeks, Zurich’s venues show off their variety, focusing on a joint theme.
June 14– 17, 2018
The open-air festival by Lake Zurich thrills with its great concerts and spectacular backdrop.
June 15–17, 2018
Colorful, loud and joyful – at Zurich Pride, the LGBT community demonstrate for their rights, with the widespread support of the people of Zurich.
July 5–7, 2019
Anyone who misses Switzerland’s largest festival, the "Züri Fäscht", from July 5–7, 2019 will have to wait another three whole years before they have the chance again...
July 6 – 8, 2018
Things heat up at Caliente! Europe’s largest Latin festival creates a lively ambiance, with its South American music, cuisine and market stalls.
July 29, 2018
The Ironman event in Zurich brings together athletes from over 70 countries.
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 23, 2018
One day a year, the area along Lake Zurich is traditionally given over to non-motorized traffic.
September 27 – October 7, 2018
The Zurich Film Festival offers a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe. ...
October 31 – November 3, 2018
Jazznojazz – the music festival for jazz, funk, and soul
November 10, 2018
For the “Räbechilbi”, around 30 tons of turnips are transformed into artistically carved lanterns.
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.