What’s On in Zurich End of May 2015
There’s a Bank Holiday coming up on Monday 25th May and there’s lots on. Take a look here for some ideas and enjoy the long weekend!
Afro Pfingsten 19th – 24th May
the Afro Pfingsten Festival is taking place in Winterthur from the 19th – 24th May and is definitely worth a visit. With reggae music, dancing, food and fun it’s a great event. You can book tickets here.
Zurich Comedy Club Present Twelve Angry Jurors 12th May – 23rd May
Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose will be performed by the English speaking theatre group ZCC at the Theater Im Seefeld on various dates from 12th – 23rd May. Tickets from CHF 29. To book your tickets or find out more please see here.
Vegana – the Vegan Food Festival and Shopping Friday & Saturday 22nd & 23rd May
“Vegana” the Vegan food festival with over 60 exhibitors taking place on 22nd and 23rd May at Kalandarplatz 6, Sihlcity. It’s on both days from 9am – 8pm. For more info visit the website.
Zurich Street Food Festival 29th – 31st May
after the success of the last Street Food Festival at Puls 5, the next one is taking place at the Dolder Ice Rink on 29th – 31st May. If you missed the last one you really must come along this time! Best to take public transport though as parking is extremely limited. For more information see here.
if you love photography why not attend this novel event from 10am to 5pm on 30th May – a Photo Laundry! Any hobby photographer can go on the day and hang their photo on a washing line and exchange it for another photo. Free event! For more information please see here.
Les Caves Ouvertes – wine tasting in Suisse Romande in May
Les Caves Ouvertes is the open cellar event in the Suisse Romande. As they have more wine producers the event is spread over more dates than in German speaking Switzerland. Read here to find out more about the “caves ouvertes” taking place throughout May.
World Press Photo Exhibition 7th – 31st May
at the Folium Alte Sihlpapierfabrik, Sihlcity Zürich. Monday to Sunday 11am – 7pm, Friday 11am – 9pm. Open Ascension Day and Whit Monday. See here.
Ladies Shopping Event in Zumikon 29th May 5pm – 10pm
shopping event in Zumikon on Friday 29th May taking place in the Cheminee Raum, Dorfplatz 11, 8126 Zumikon (tram: Zumikon). Shopping for “pre-loved”clothes and new clothes and shoes, drinks and lots more. See the website here.
Kreislauf 4 & 5 on 29th, 30th and 31st May
shopping fun taking place in Kreis 4 and 5. Late night shopping on Friday night as well as shopping on Sunday too. With over 90 shops and ateliers opening their doors for this special shopping weekend take a look at the website for more information.
FamExpo in Winterthur 29th – 31st May
everything for the family at this exhibition at Eulachhallen in Winterthur – for babies, children and parents too! Children free! For more information visit the website.
Mediaeval Spectacle / Tournament in Hinwil 29th – 31st May
for enthusiasts of Mediaeval jousting tournaments or if you’re looking for something totally different take a look at this website (in German) about the Medieaval event in Hinwil from the 29th – 31st May.Tickets are selling out fast but there is another event in Aarberg from 14th – 16th August and you can get tickets here.
****Free Public Transport in Zurich 31st May****
yes, it’s true! Free public transport in Zurich all day with the ZVV on the 31st May! Read here for details and restrictions.
Openair Music Festivals in Switzerland
if you fancy attending one of the open air music festivals you will need to be quick as they are selling out fast. For more information see here.
Red Bull Flying Illusion 5th – 7th June
the hugely acclaimed Berlin break dancers “Flying Steps” are set to visit Zurich on 5th-7th June and tickets are expected to sell-out. For more information see here.
Festspiele Zurich: Money Power Love 12th June – 12th July
Money, Power, Love or “Geld, Macht, Liebe” in German is the theme of this yea’s ” Festspiele Zurich”. Focusing on the work of William Shakespeare it covers a range of cultural events – including theatre, opera, music, exhibitions and more. For further details please see the website.
Art Basel 18th – 21st June
featuring almost 300 leading international galleries over 2,500 artists, from great masters of modern art to emerging artists, it takes place at the Messeplatz in Basel from the18th – 21st June. For more information visit the website.
Il Tavolo Food Festival in Zurich 24th – 28th June
Love great food? Then this is a festival for you! Top chefs including those from the Baur Au Lac, the Park Hyatt, the Storchen, the Dolder Grand and the Widder Hotel pit their wits to create special menus for Il Tavolo events which will be taking place all over Zurich from 24th – 28th June. For more information see here.
from 25th -28th June the Blues’n’Jazz Festival in Rapperswil will be taking place. Featuring a great line up be sure to get your tickets while you can. For more information and to book your tickets see here.
Bike to Work Zurich and Get Fit
until 30th June the “bike to work” initiative is taking place in Zurich. See here for more info.
Swimming in Zurich When the Sun comes out
there’s nothing nicer than swimming in one of the “Badi’s” or in the lake in Zurich once the sun comes out. Many of the swimming pools opened their doors for the season on 9th May. Here is a list of places you can go swimming in Zurich.
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