Summer Events in Zurich and Switzerland

Lots of great events on in Zurich and Switzerland throughout the Summer!
Here are a few to get you started:


Seeuberquerung in Zurich – Scheduled for this Wednesday 3rd July.  Due to take place between 3pm and 6pm and registration starts at 2pm.The route is approximately 1,500m between Mythenquai and Tiefenbrunnen. For more information please see this information sheet in English.
Red Ball Project
The Red Ball Project – is coming to Lausanne from 3rd – 9th July. Will you spot the Red Ball? If you want to join in the fun and find out more read here.
Züri Fäscht
Züri Fäscht takes place from 5th – 7th July. Read more here.


The Zurich Festspiele continues until 14th July. Read more here.
Orange OpenAir Cinema Zurich
Orange Cinema at the Lake program Tickets go on sale on Friday July 5th and the event begins July 18th till August 18th. Read here for more information.


The Zurich Tattooplease see full information here.
The Moon and Stars festival is on the 4th – 14th July. See the music program here
Live at Sunset takes place at the Dolder above Zurich from the 10th – 21st July featuring Sting, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Adams and more. The music program can be seen here
The Montreux Jazz Festival starts on July 5th – 20th. Read here for info.
The Blue Balls Festival runs in Luzern from July 19th – 27th. Read here for more.
The Paleo Festival is on from July 23rd – 28th. Read more.
Free Summer Concerts in Zurich from 25th July – 3rd August, sponsored by Stadt Zurich read all about it here.
List of Badis in Zurich for going for a swim and cooling over when it all gets too hot!
Street Parade takes place in Zurich from Friday August 10th. If you’re not sure what to expect take a look at our previous post here.
The Summer Sounds series begins at  Kafleuten on Tuesday August 13th and Michael Mittenmeir, the comedian perform his first full English stand up show at there on August 5th and 6th for more information see here. 
The Limmatschwimmen is celebrating it’s 50th year in 2013 – make sure you come along on 17th August (or 24th if conditions are unsuitable) and enjoy. Read more.
The Zurich Openair takes place from Thursday August 29th to Sunday September 1st.  More information here.
The Bohéme Sauvage takes place at the Volkshaus in Zurich on Saturday September 7th, see here for more information
The Zurich Film Festival starts on Thursday September 26th till October 6th. For more information see here and read our previous article from last year featuring lots of photos.
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Enjoy the Summer and check our FREE Summer Restaurant Guide when looking for somewhere nice to eat on the Gold Coast of Zurich.

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