What’s On In and around Zurich End of April 2014

What’s On In and around Zurich End of April 2014

It’s an official half day in Zurich on Monday 28th April and there is lots to see and do all weekend in the run up to the burning of the Böögg and in the weeks ahead. Have fun and enjoy the holiday!

Burning the Böögg in Zurich


– Sechseläuten & the “Platz Fäscht – The great “Platz Fäscht” continues until 27th April with entertainment, photos with the Böögg, music,  followed by the  celebrations for the end of Winter on Monday 28th April by with the burning of the Böögg and the Guilds parading through the streets. See some photos of last year’s event here. For more information read here.


Day of the open wine cellars in Switzerland





– Wine Tasting – if you fancy tasting some local wines, don’t miss the Day of the Open Cellar on 1st May (and some additional dates) in German-speaking Switzerland. For more information read here.



Botanic Gardens Zurich






– Spring Festival at the Botanical Gardens in Zurich – from 11am till 4pm on Sunday 27th April at the Botanical Gardens in Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich – an open day celebrating Spring. Check out the flowers and plants! More information here.


Tsitalya's Style Diaries Fashion Blog






– Bulgarian Fashion in a Pop Up Shop in Zurich – Tsitaliya is opening up a Pop Up shop at Nuyu in Zurich on 4th May from 10am to 3pm (and on Saturday 3rd May in Baar from 12 till 7pm) to showcase some great Bulgarian fashion. There will be delicious Bulgarian food, a photographer and a stylist present as well as lots of fashion.  For more information please see here. To confirm your place please RSVP: tsm@lighthousevents.ch. 

Zurich Tanzt 2014


– Zurich Tanzt 2014 – Get ready to dance! Zurich Tanzt is back in Zurich on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th May – so get your dancing shoes on and hit the town. There are events all over Zurich – take a look at the program here.


International Arab Festival Zurich 2014


– The International Arab Film Festival – continues at the Filmpodium until 5th May. For more information and to see the program please read here.

Timber at the Maag Halle Zurich






– Timber – why not book tickets with a NewInZurich 20% discount to see a new Canadian show, which is intriguingly billed as a “Lumberjack Circus”. It will be in Zurich from 6th – 18th May. For more information and for the discount details see here


10 things to do in Zurich in Springtime






– 10 Things to do in Zurich in the Spring – some ideas on what to do in Zurich in the Spring. Read here.


Jazz in Zurich







– Old Time Jazz Club in Meilen – Enjoy jazz? The Old Time Jazz Club in Meilen’s Jazz Festival program can be viewed here.


Designmesse Zurich 2014


– DesignMesse Zurich – is taking place at the Messe in Zurich from 16th – 18th May and we have a prize draw for 2 x 2 pairs of tickets.  The draw will take place on 14th May. Please enter here.



ICS School in Zumikon 


– ICS International Festival in Zumikon – on Saturday 17th May! Fun for all the family with the focus on international food from all over the globe. Entrance free and lots of fun activities as well as great food. From 11am – 4pm on the playing fields at ICS School in Strubenacher 3, 8126 Zumikon.


Diccon Bewes Author


– Swiss and International Community Fair in Zumikon – this community fair will take place in Zumikon on Saturday 24th May. British author Diccon Bewes will be present and will be giving a reading from his latest book. For more information please see here. 


Women's Expo in Zurich


– Women’s Expo in Zurich – Don’t miss the Women’s Expo which will be taking place this year on 25th May at the Kongresshaus inZurich. More information here.


Photobastei Zurich


– Photobastei – Photobastei’s photo exhibition features new photographic talent from all over Switzerland (why not consider exhibiting your own?) and the exhibition continues until August. See the details here.



Zurich Comedy Club







– The Zurich Comedy Club – are currently performing “Penalty” by Stephen Smith” and “A Candle on the Table” by Patricia Clapp at Theater Im Seefeld in Seefeldstrasse 91 on the following dates: May 14th – 16th, 20th – 23rd at 7.30pm and on May 17th and 24th at 5pm. For more information see here.


Alberto Giacometti Watercolours & Drawings







– Alberto Giacometti Watercolours & Drawings – exhibition on at the Kunsthaus on until 25th May. See here for more information.


Cyclope in Winterthur


– Cyclope – is on at Winterthur’s Halle 52 until the end of May. This is a new adaptation of Jean Tinguely’s work “Cyclope” and NewInZurich have one remaining pair of double tickets for the production up for grabs! The draw will take place the first week of May and you can enter now – click  here to take part.



Bäckerei Fleischli dress at Salon du chocolat






–  The Winning Chocolate Dress by Fleischli – read about the winning dress by Bäckerei Fleischli and fashion designer Britta Haupka at the Salon du Chocolat 2013 in Zurich. See here for details.


Live Switzerland 2 for 1 offers






– Live Switzerland 2 for 1 Leisure Voucher Booklet – looking for some ideas on things to do at great prices? Live Switzerland has lots of great offers with deals valid through till December 2014. From 2 for 1 meals and brunches to museum and art gallery entrances to e-bikes and paragliding. To see more of the offers read here. To order your copy at the limited availability special price of CHF 60 instead of CHF 69 please go here.

Have fun whatever you do in Zurich!


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